Archive | March 22, 2016

Nixon Advisor Admitted War on Drugs Invented to Crush Anti-War and Black Movements*

Nixon Advisor Admitted War on Drugs Invented to Crush Anti-War and Black Movements*

In 1994, a former Nixon policy adviser admitted the War on Drugs was waged not to keep Americans safe, but to crush dissent. According to John Ehrlichman, who served time in prison for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, the Drug War was intended to dis­empower anti-war and black rights movements in the 1970s.

Author Dan Baum wrote in the April edition of Harper’s Magazine that in 1994, he spoke with now-deceased Ehrlichman, who frankly explained why President Nixon pushed prohibition:

The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

This approach was, in fact, not new in American government. Henry Anslinger, the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics — a precursor to the DEA — saw drugs and marijuana as a race-based threat. He often perpetuated bigoted notions not about African-Americans and heroin, but weed:

There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the U.S., and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others,” he famously said. He also claimed “[r]eefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.

With regard to war, Anslinger insisted marijuana “leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing.”

Though Anslinger was found to be dishonest — his department was caught fabricating figures in an attempt to prove prohibition stopped drug use and to prove marijuana was unhealthy — his basic prejudiced notions persisted for decades.

Whereas Anslinger reigned from the 1930s to the early 1960s pushing racist, anti-marijuana propaganda, the modern drug war, launched in 1971, was all but certainly a pointed attempt to quell popular uprisings. With the baby boomer generation actively opposing the war in Vietnam (along with behemoth figures in the civil rights movement like Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X speaking out against it), the government needed an avenue to neutralize that dissent.

Intense African American rioting in cities across the country, first over institutionalized racism and then over the assassination of King in the spring of 1968, drew the iron fist of police forces and the National Guard. Shortly after, the United States government acted swiftly to crush the uprising: it passed the 1968 Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, which both ramped up police presence in the United States and instituted gun control; many rioters had brought guns to protest, often against police brutality. The ‘anti-crime’ bill was passed two months before tens of thousands of anti-war protesters descended upon the Democratic National Convention.

The War on Drugs, as Ehrlichman admitted, was a thinly-veiled effort to clamp down on the inherently anti-authoritarian features of both anti-war and black movements. Only three years after the federal government cracked down on riots, Richard Nixon declared his war on drugs — and it proved effective at attaining the goals Ehrlichman shared with Baum in 1994.

As Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, has explained:

People are swept into the criminal justice system — particularly in poor communities of color — at very early ages … typically for fairly minor, nonviolent crimes. [The young black males are] shuttled into prisons, branded as criminals and felons, and then when they’re released, they’re relegated to a permanent second-class status, stripped of the very rights supposedly won in the civil rights movement … Many of the old forms of discrimination that we supposedly left behind during the Jim Crow era are suddenly legal again, once you’ve been branded a felon.”

The federal government did not need to make as great as an effort to associate marijuana with the anti-war movement. Anslinger had already declared that marijuana turned people into pacifists, a reality that appeared to parallel the burgeoning anti-war movement. As the Washington Post has noted, by 1969, “marijuana…was a symbol of the anti-Vietnam War movement and the hippie counterculture.”

As Dessa K. Bergen-Cico wrote in War and Drugs: The Role of Military Conflict in the Development of Substance:

“Viewpoints for and against the [Vietnam] war tended to coincide with viewpoints on the use of drugs. Therefore, I came of age when smoking marijuana and hash was inextricably linked to the anti-war movement, and drug use was in an of itself a political, anti-authoritarian statement.”

And therein lies one of the most powerful, lesser-known reasons for prohibition: it is a heavy-handed tactic to silence dissent.

Whether the government’s effort was a pointed strategy to demonize counterculture and anti-authoritarian thought itself — or simply to suppress the movements that harboured them — is unclear. Regardless, Ehrlichman’s admission clarifies the increasingly evident reality that the Drug War was never about keeping people safe.

Rather, it has cost the United States and the world in both money and blood, enforcing the control and state power the policy apparently sought. According to Drugsense.org,

“the U.S. federal government spent over $15 billion dollars in 2010 on the War on Drugs, at a rate of about $500 per second.”

The United States also has the largest prison population in the world. The prohibition on drugs has spurned the growth of cartels, drug-related violence, and aggressive police tactics.

Though the perspectives of historical figures like Richard Nixon and John Ehrlichman still colour drug policy — marijuana is still classified in the same category as heroin and cocaine, for example — the conversation is undeniably shifting. Baum’s article, itself, is an argument in favour of legalizing all drugs. A United States federal official recently discussed the possibility of decriminalizing drugs. A majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana. And while the justice system still perpetuates racism through the Drug War, it is evident that at least some relics of past authoritarianism are now slowly disintegrating — and that, thankfully, they failed to fully achieve their intended results of ‘criminalizing’ and ‘disrupting’ dissent.

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Mystery of New York Fed Robbery Has Central Banks Asking Who’s Next*

Mystery of New York Fed Robbery Has Central Banks Asking Who’s Next*

Bangladesh has learned a valuable lesson over the past two months: Do. Not. Trust. The. New. York. Fed.

On a quiet Friday morning in early February, a series of instructions using authenticated SWIFT codes was sent to 33 Liberty allegedly from the Bangladesh central bank requesting the transfer of nearly $1 billion from the country’s FX reserves.

Now, the first thing that should jump out at you there is that Friday is a weekend in Bangladesh, a fact which probably should have set off alarm bells. But alas, it didn’t and by the time the hackers who sent the transfer instructions screwed the pooch by spelling “foundation” wrong in one of the requests, more than $80 million was sent to the Philippines where it landed in four accounts and eventually ended up transferred to at least two casinos and one unidentified man “of Chinese origin” who has since been named as a Weikang Xu. For those who might have missed the story, here are our three previous accounts of what is truly a Hollywood-esque plot line:

You’re reminded that the stolen funds ended up in the Jupiter Street, Makati City, branch of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp where the branch manager is one Maia Santos Deguito. Here she is:

According to testimony from a Rizal executive heard at a Senate hearing in the Philippines late last week, some $427,000 in cash was withdrawn from one of four accounts that received the illicit funds. That money was promptly deposited – into the back of Deguito’s car.

“On February 5 – the day when RCBC said $22 million was put into [the accounts]– Deguito’s assistant, Angela Torres, requested P20 million from the bank’s cash centre, which was delivered by armoured car,” PhilStar reports.

“The teller then put the money in a box, which was brought to Deguito’s office. The branch messenger, a certain Jovy Morales, then looked for a paper bag to put the money in and then brought it to the branch manager’s car.”

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Deguito then ignored a direct order from the Bangladesh central bank and the Rizal head office to freeze the accounts.

“Instead, she moved the money to a foreign-currency account opened Feb. 5 under the name of Centurytex Trading, a local brokerage firm owned by businessman William Go,” WSJ writes.

“$15 million of the stolen money on Feb. 5 was remitted from the account to a local money-transfer company called Philrem [and]then, about another $66 million was transferred to Philrem on Feb. 9.”

From there, it found its way to the casinos and to Weikang. Here’s a diagram from FT:

Mr. Go is apparently innocent according to a private investigation conducted by Truth Verifier Systems Inc who says the accounts were forged. However, Torres (Deguito’s assisstant) insists that Go picked up cash in a “Lexus SUV” and that he signed the withdrawal slip personally.

Go is now suing both Torres and Deguito.

Apparently, the hackers used malware to infiltrate the central bank’s computers and monitor daily activity.

They were counting on the likelihood that there wouldn’t be any direct communication between the banks over the weekend,” an official who spoke to WSJ said.

And they were correct. As we documented earlier this week, Bangladesh was unable to contact the New York Fed on Saturday and Sunday.

Bangladesh hired FireEye to investigate the incident. According to what Bloomberg describes as an “interim report,” the hackers “sought to cover their tracks by deleting computer logs as they went [and]before making transfers they sneaked through the network, inserting software that would allow re-entry.”

The report allegedly describes the operation as something that would normally be the purview of nation-state hackers.

“Malware was specifically designed for a targeted attack on Bangladesh Bank to operate on SWIFT Alliance Access servers,” Bloomberg quotes the report as saying. “The security breach of the SWIFT environment is part of a much larger breach that is currently under investigation.”

Suspect log-ins at Bangladesh central bank began on January 24 and ran through at least February 6, two days after the illicit transfers. “The report,” Bloomberg says, indicates that the “hackers have already hit other FireEye clients, though it’s unclear if those include other central banks.”

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s finance minister AMA Muhith told the Bengali-language daily Prothom Alo that this was 100% an inside job involving officials at the central bank. He later claimed the daily published off the record comments without his permission.

“It has come to light through this interview that I cannot always remain alert because of my age,” he said. Muhith has called the central bank “very incompetent” for their handling of the incident.

“Bangladesh, including its government institutions and its banking system, is notoriously corrupt and prone to bank frauds, and neither the Bangladeshis nor the Fed have ruled out the possibility the hackers were assisted by someone on the inside,” FT wrote this week.

“But there is so far no evidence of an insider, nor do cyber security experts think such a person would have been essential for a crime that could have been committed from outside by sophisticated criminal hackers from eastern Europe or elsewhere.”

Bangladesh at least in part blames the Fed.

 “Since they have asked for your opinion, they should have waited for that,” one official told FT, referencing the fact that the Fed asked for clarification on some of the transactions but ok’d them before getting a response. “They could have been patient,” the same official said.

“[The Fed] cannot avoid their responsibility in any way,” Muhith says.

We imagine the well meaning FinMin may be surprised what the NY Fed can and can’t do.

As indicated by the diagram shown above, there’s no telling where the money went after the casinos. “It was Chinese new year,” Bloomberry’s Silverio Benny Tan said. “So the expectation was for more play, so it was not unusual.” As we mentioned on Wednesday, casinos are not subject to the Philippines anti-money laundering laws (because who would think of laundering money through a casino).

But don’t worry, the culprits will soon be ferreted out. How do we know? Because Bangladesh has enlisted the help of the FBI.

“We sought the FBI’s assistance when a group of FBI met with me for investigating the central bank heist last month,” Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told Reuters.

What seems likely here is that this is part of something far larger and it could very well be that none of the people along the paper trail (Deguito, Go, whoever was or wasn’t involved at the Bangladesh Bank, etc.) actually knows who is ultimately pulling the strings. The fact that the total request was for nearly $1 billion suggests that whoever is at the end of the rabbit hole here either, i) has their sights set far higher than $80 million, or ii) swung for the fences to ensure they at least got to first base. If it’s the former, then we may see more inadvertent experiments with helicopter money in the very near future – and on a much larger scale.

Now if only physical cash were banned, then the “culprits” wouldn’t be able to launder their illicit proceeds. Hey, wait a minute…

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Judge Anna Von Reitz on NWO vs. the Rest of Us*

Judge Anna Von Reitz on NWO vs. the Rest of Us*

The U.N. Corporation doing business as the IMF doing business as the UNITED STATES doing business as the STATE OF ALASKA,  The Federal Reserve doing business as the Federal Reserve System doing business as the United States of America, Incorporated, doing business as the State of Alaska, the FEDERAL RESERVE doing business as THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (INC.) doing business as ALASKA….. the District of Columbia Municipal Corporation, the WASHINGTON DC MUNICIPALITY, the U.S.A. (Inc.), the U.S. Corp, The United States of America (Inc.), E Pluribus Unum the United States of America (Inc.)……
Do you realize that roughly 80% of what Americans have paid to support the poor and disabled in this country—- public assistance, aid for orphans, the unemployed, the mentally ill, people with chronic diseases, the elderly, paralyzed veterans—- has been siphoned off by these above-named corporate vermin, their parent corporations, subsidiaries, agencies and affiliates?

We paid for all these programs with the intention of taking care of everyone, and instead, these criminals have been like rats in a grain storage silo, putting out just enough to give a storefront appearance that these programs were real and helping people, while secretively embezzling from the poorest and most vulnerable Americans.

Just as bad, 98% of what Americans have paid to support the poor in other countries around the world—–vast amounts of foreign aid—-have been siphoned off and squandered by these criminals.  We have given and given and given with the intention of helping people in the Third World and paid for programs to build bridges and drill water wells and provide homes and livestock and electrical generators and transportation and roads and fishing boats and clothing and medicine and entire hospitals and schools and supplies of every kind, plus food of all kinds——and where has it gone?  Mostly stolen by the thieves in Washington, DC, but then also stolen by their counterparts in other countries.

They have fed upon the innocent and helpless both going and coming—- stealing the benefit of our giving from the people we intended it for, and thereby stealing from us as well.  They have had a “two for one” theft scheme going, in which the Americans are thought to be hard-hearted and greedy and selfish, and the people in the Third World are thought to be ungrateful, lazy, and incompetent, with neither party realizing that criminally dishonest middlemen have been the problem all along.

Embezzlers.  Thieves.  Con artists.  Imposters.  And these duplicitous vermin have been the “face of America” to the rest of the world.  They have sent their commercial mercenary armies into other countries around the world and raped and pillaged and stolen and polluted and pedalled their wares of guns and armaments and drugs and alcohol and every kind of immorality and they have done this in the names of America and Americans while we have been kept isolated and  “dumbed down on the farm back home”—– believing in “our government” and Mom and apple pie.

It is indeed disgusting to contemplate what these criminals have gotten away with and what the rest of the world must think of us as a result.

The best that can be said for it is that we know now.  We are waking up.  For many people this process is very hard and unpleasant, like being awakened from a sound sleep with a bucket of cold water. For a while— weeks or months depending upon how deeply indoctrinated people are, how loathe they are to admit the truth—- they rampage around striking out at friend and foe alike, disoriented and unable to know the difference, still half-asleep and grumpy like hibernating bears in the spring time.

And then something happens. Some little thing goes “click” in their brains and they realize The Truth.  All at once.  It is not uncommon for grown men to break down and weep when this happens. Boom. The American Dream has been unlawfully converted by these scum bags into the American Lie.

Once they wake up, people know for sure that they are unhappy and have been unhappy for a long time.  They know that they are not free and that they live in fear of unaccountable “agencies” like the FBI and IRS and FEMA and DHS —-foreign commercial mercenaries and bill collectors operating under old trade names and brand names, pretending to be part of a lawful government that is long gone.  The newly awakened gradually  own up to the fact that they are constantly being harassed and exploited and manipulated and disrespected and extorted and  intimidated and misrepresented by people who are supposed to be providing them with “essential governmental services”.  They realize they are being robbed—and worse, blamed for all this evil by the rest of the world.

When I first realized all this it felt like I had a big block of ice in my stomach.  There was no fire, no outburst, no tears, no fear, no great emotion—- just icy cold stillness and hardness.  I felt my jaw solidify into a rock.  I realized in that moment that it truly didn’t matter if I lived or died, how much it cost, how long it took—-and this is what I mean when I twist the words of King George V and tell people— “Keep calm and get even.”  Don’t flinch.  Don’t let your emotions run wild.  Feel no fear.  Don’t worry.  The Devil has been living in your house for a long time.  The only difference is that now you know he is there.

We are dealing with the British Raj here.  The same vermin that Gandhi had to face in India.  The same ones who mowed down the wives and daughters at Amritsar.  The same ones who kept people from taking salt from the sea, which they needed to live and which had always been their right to harvest generation unto generation.  The same ones who enslaved the Indian people by the hundred millions to feed Westminster, the British Crown Corporation, and the Queen — have been sitting here polishing their boots in America — feeding off of us and using our sons and daughters as fodder in their wars for profit, stealing and manipulating our natural resources. pawning off their phony paper promises “in equitable exchange” for our silver and gold, bullying us, and misrepresenting us to the rest of the world so that at the end of the day after all this abuse at their hands, we would be blamed by the rest of the world for all the evil these criminals have committed in our names.

And when I say, “in our names”—-I mean it literally.  Several years ago I obtained a copy of “my” Master File kept by the IRS and learned that—- supposedly— I was running a rum distillery in Barbados. That is a pretty good trick for a grandma who has never visited the Caribbean.  I was pretty high up in the management, too—-hauling down the equivalent of $180,000.00 a year in salary that I somehow never received.  Imagine all the other Americans who are going about their lives on dairy farms and working in small businesses and clerking at grocery stores who are being grossly, purposefully, with malice-aforethought lied about like this?

Just recently I was given more “official government records”—- this time records related to my dead father’s estate.  He has been dead since 1981, but somehow, “he” is still paying no less than nine (9) mortgages out of estate trust accounts established “in his name” —–and all for people I never heard of and who are not part of our family.

How is this possible?  When we are mere babies in our cradles undeclared agents of these foreign corporations —- the IMF and the British Crown Corporation — come to new Mothers in the guise of hospital workers and force them to sign paperwork seeming to admit that they are all unwed mothers, all “donating” their babies to the “State” corporation as “wards of the State”.  I was told that if I didn’t sign this paperwork, my son would not be released to my care.  He would be placed in “State sponsored Foster Care” and I would never see him again.

I was a completely responsible 40 year old adult with a good income, a husband, a home, everything—- and they pretended that I was an irresponsible, indigent, unwed mother seeking to offload my unwanted baby and willingly giving him to the tender mercies of the “STATE OF ALASKA”—- the local franchise of the IMF doing business as the UNITED STATES (INC.).

They did what they always do.  They seized upon his name, copyrighted it as property of the British Commercial Corporation, and began spinning off all sorts of corporate “personas” named after my son.

First, there was a “state level” foreign situs trust doing business as Eric Jon Belcher.  And then there was a Roman Inferior (Cestui Que Vie) Trust operated out of Puerto Rico doing business as ERIC JON BELCHER.  And then, most recently, Mr. Obama decided to create a public transmitting utility called  Eric J. Belcher— also in Puerto Rico—-all owned and operated by the British Crown Corporation and its various subsidiaries, franchises, and affiliates and created for their benefit.

They have issued performance bonds in my son’s name under the pretence that he is or ever was their ward and have obligated him to pay off their mortgages, accept their debts, pay their taxes, buy their services, accept conscription into their commercial mercenary forces, obey every whim of their “Congress”, back their promissory notes with his private property and labour, and so on and on in an endless recitation of enslavement and false claims and breach of trust.

I want the world to know that all and any paperwork I signed at Providence Medical Center in November of 1996  I signed under the most detestable and inexcusable duress imaginable, under threat of forcible kidnapping of my infant son.  Any contract express or implied arising from such practices and seeming to obligate me or my son is nothing but fraud on the face of it and always has been.  The British Crown Corporation, the U.N. Corporation,  the IMF, the Federal Reserve, their parent corporations, subsidiaries, agencies, and affiliates are guilty of malicious tort fraud of the worst kind.

These corporations are under demand to release our copyrighted names, trademarks, and private estates to our control free and clear, without tax, lien, debt, attachment, encumbrance, obligation, deed, claim, or colorable title of any kind.  And then we will talk about what else they owe us.

Every corporation involved in this enslavement and kidnapping racket, all those preying upon babies and new mothers,  deserve to be liquidated and have their assets distributed to their Priority Creditors—–the American People.  Those responsible for promoting and continuing to implement this institutionalized fraud and enslavement scheme need to be arrested as criminals and prosecuted to the fullest extent of both national and international law.

People everywhere need to be aware of what has gone on here, who is responsible, and what we are all facing. It’s not “the Americans”—-its a nest of vicious and cowardly criminals who have insinuated themselves and pretended to represent us, while bilking us and everyone else for their own profit.

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