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Beware of pretenders supplied by the establishment to “save us” from collapsing system.
by Tony Cartalucci
September 30, 2011 – The US intelligence community, in conjunction with Wall Street corporate-financier interests, have spent an inordinate amount of time positioning themselves for a possible military coup and martial law take over of the United States. This is being done under the guise of the fraudulent “War on Terror” but in preparation for a very real and inevitable economic collapse. In particular, one personality above all others is being groomed by intelligence operatives and policy wonks, while built-up by the corporate media  in the eyes of the public to intercede in America’s accelerating political, economic, and even global tactical decline. This man is General David Petraeus who served as former head of US Central Command which included combat operations in Iraq and former commander of US forces in Afghanistan before being sworn in as the current director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in September 6, 2011.
Image: Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, on his way to seize power in Rome via a military coup and become the republic’s first emperor. America is not immune from suffering a similar prolonged, ignoble death to the extreme, parasitic elitism empire breeds.
Posing as a venerable American hero, “leading” American troops through two wars in service to his nation, Petraeus’ ties are in fact to Wall Street and London corporate financier oligarchs. His membership  in the corporate-financier Council on Foreign Relations  is perhaps the most significant conflict of interest in America’s political landscape today. He has been both commander of America’s troops and now director of the CIA, all while privately associating with the unelected policy makers of the CFR, an organization that represents the collective interests of the largest banks, private institutions, and corporations on earth. Whether Petraeus is guilty or not of improprieties amidst this enormous conflict of interest is irrelevant. The fact that he hasn’t shown the proper judgment to rectify such a conflict of interest by either resigning from his post, or ending his CFR associations, should be alarming to all Americans.
To add further fears regarding the ambitions and agenda of Petraeus, one must examine those that are gravitating around him and indeed prodding him along.
In 2010, Petraeus gave a speech before the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) , another private institution funded by corporations, working on behalf of corporations, essentially producing their own self-serving policy and using their vast connections and resources to have it rubber stamped by Congress and executed by the US Government at the American people’s expense. In his speech, Petraeus would praise Neo-Conservative policy wonk Frederick Kagan who he credited for developing the “surge” strategy in Iraq.
In fact, almost all military strategy comes not from a large mahogany desk with maps strewn across it with a calculating general hovering above, but rather from institutions like AEI and other corporate-funded think-tanks including the Brookings Institution or the RAND Corporation. Frederick Kagan, along with other “resident scholars” at AEI, have also developed the current strategies being employed in Afghanistan and soon in Pakistan . One might say that Petraeus, and many other lack-luster officers in the United States military are nothing more than empty vessels with administrative and operational capabilities merely carrying corporate-funded, crafted, and serving policies onto the battlefield, while equally empty vessels for politicians sell the policies and their tremendous costs back at home to the American people.
AEI’s board of trustees represents a wide variety of corporate-financier interests including those of the notorious Carlyle Group, State Farm, American Express, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (also of the CFR). Dick Cheney also acts as a trustee. Joining policy wonk Frederick Kagan as members of AEI’s “research staff” are warmongers Newt Gingrich, John Bolton, Richard Perle, John Yoo, and Paul Wolfowitz. AEI’s work is done entirely with the concept of “American exceptionalism” in mind, or in other words, American global hegemony. The AEI’s own annual report is rife with talk of US strategic preeminence and its assertion over the sovereignty of foreign nations in the form of sanctions, military operations, invasions, and occupations. The AEI, in tandem with the Heritage Foundation, Foreign Policy Initiative, and many others, all with interconnecting memberships and corporate-financier sponsors, are literally the “Project for a New American Century (PNAC)” in motion.
If a general commanding the summation of America’s military might and now America’s immense, omnipresent intelligence network, being bent to the will of corporate-financier interests who literally write the script from which he acts isn’t frightening enough, then maybe is the fact that these same apparently “Neo-Conservative,” “right-wing” organizations are also engineering and executing the latest “liberal-humanitarian” war in Libya.
In fact, as notorious “Neo-Con” Paul Wolfowitz, an AEI “visiting scholar,” expounded the merits of “Obama’s war” in Libya  and the desirable effect it could have on helping topple regimes in Syria and Iran, one might recall Wolfowitz’ aspirations back in 1991 where he spoke with General Wesley Clark about an opportunity to clean up the old Soviet “client regimes” before the next super power rose up and challenged western hegemony . Amongst these “client regimes” were Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Iran. It would appear than one linear agenda serving these corporate-financier interests unfolds regardless of who is in office.
With this in mind, we see that Petraeus is in no shape, form, or way a “political” or “establishment” outsider, or by any means a hero capable of saving America from its decline. He is amongst one of the most entrenched “insiders” there are, with his position in the CIA digging him in even deeper. His, or others like him, potentially entering into the political fray will be nothing more than a dangerous new ploy used to manipulate the American public. As Republican hopefuls flounder in front of an increasingly skeptical and angry public and the path for real political outsiders is being opened, the American people must be ever vigilant against pretenders like Petraeus, or other “military men” who might attempt to cross the proverbial Rubicon and pose as “reformers,” or “saviors” here to rescue us from our flawed form of government.
It should be noted, that Republican candidate Rick Perry is also entirely compromised by the special interests described above. Perry, who farcically claimed America “cannot afford four more years of this rudderless leadership,” already has the very men currently engineering Obama’s multiple wars behind the scenes, lining up behind him for indeed, four more years of what Perry called “rudderless leadership.” Foreign Policy reported  that notorious “Neo-Cons” including Douglas Feith, William Luti, Andrew McCarthy, Charles Stimson, and Daniel Fata, with the help of certified warmonger Donald Rumsfeld, had been introduced to Rick Perry to help him “brush up” on foreign policy. Also meeting with Perry was Dan Blumenthal of the above mentioned AEI, Peter Brookes of the Fortune 500-funded Heritage Foundation (page 35), and Zalmay Khalizad, a PNAC signatory and a member of the extraterritorial meddling National Endowment for Democracy’s board of directors, to help Perry define his “hawk internationalist” foreign policy stance.
By “hawk internationalist,” Foreign Policy indicates that it means, “embracing American exceptionalism and the unique role we must play in confronting the many threats we face.” This of course is the same “American exceptionalism” promoted by the corporate-financier funded AEI along with the Heritage Foundation, the Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Foreign Policy Initiative and is nothing more than a misleading way to describe modern day imperialism pursued by these organizations’ various corporate sponsors.
It should be clear that the establishment is attempting to supply us with a wide variety of political and non-political poseurs and solutions from which we are to choose, before they continue on in earnest with their agenda. Expending energy fighting over these false choices is beyond futile. Instead, the path to restoring the American Republic starts with each and every one of us. The system is only as corrupt as the amount we continue paying into it. We must recognize the corporations lurking behind this system, seen by many as benign or even beneficial to modern America, and realize that they indisputably dominate both America domestically and all that falls under American influence abroad. Boycott these corporations into destitution and replace them with local, decentralized, practical alternatives based on real markets, real competition, real progress, and technological innovation.
Video: The indispensable Dr. Webster Tarpley discusses Libya, the global economy, and the prospect of General Petraeus’ potential role in bringing Bonapartism openly to America’s shores. Via Tarpley.net.
 The Telegraph, “David Petraeus for President: Run General, run,” April 3, 2010
 The Guardian, “Petraeus in profile: the man who could be president,” April 27, 2011
 Council on Foreign Relations, Membership Roster, letter ‘P’ for “Petraeus,” as of September 30, 2011
 Council on Foreign Relations, Company Membership, as of September 29, 2011
 AEI Speeches & Testimony, “The Surge of Ideals,” May 6, 2010
 The Stanley Foundation, “The Case for Larger Ground Forces,” by Frederick Kagan & Michael O’Hanlon, April 2007
 AEI via the Wall Street Journal, “Why Gadhafi’s Fall is in America’s Interests,” by Paul Wolfowitz, June 23, 2011
 FORA.tv Conference Channel, “Wesley Clark: A Time to Lead,” October 3, 2007
 Foreign Policy Magazine, “Rick Perry, the “hawk internationalist,” August 10, 2011
IN THIS ASTONISHING VIDEO, celebrated reporter and New York Times bestselling author Jim Marrs painstakingly explores the world’s most closely guarded secrets, exposing clandestine cabals and the power they have wielded throughout time. Defiantly rooting out the truth, he unearths starting evidence that the real movers and shakers covertly collude to start and stop wars, manipulate stock markets and interest rates, maintain class distinctions, and even censor the six o’clock news. And they do all this under the mindful auspices of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, the CIA, and even the Vatican.
Drawing on historical evidence and his own impeccable research, Mars carefully traces the mysteries that connect these modern-day conspiracies to humankind’s prehistory. The eye-opening result is an extraordinary synthesis of historical information, much of it long hidden from the public, that sheds light on the people and organizations that rule our lives. Disturbing, provocative, and utterly compelling, Rule by Secrecy offers a singular worldview that may explain who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.
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Inside Sources: Bin Laden’s Corpse Has Been On Ice For Nearly a Decade
A multitude of different inside sources both publicly and privately, including one individual who personally worked with Bin Laden at one time, told us directly that Osama’s dead corpse has been on ice for nearly a decade and that his “death” would only be announced at the most politically expedient time. That time has now come with a years-old fake picture being presented as the only evidence of his alleged killing yesterday, while Bin Laden’s body has been hastily dumped into the sea to prevent anyone from finding out when he actually died.
In April 2002, over nine years ago, Council on Foreign Relations member Steve R. Pieczenik, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, and James Bake, told the Alex Jones Show that Bin Laden had already been “dead for months”.
Pieczenik would be in a position to know such information, having worked directly with Bin Laden when the US was funding and arming the terror leader in an attempt to drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan in the late 70′s and early 80′s (a documented historical fact that talking heads in the corporate media are actually denying today in light of developments).
“I found out through my sources that he had had kidney disease. And as a physician, I knew that he had to have two dialysis machines and he was dying,” Pieczenik told Jones during the April 24, 2002 interview.
“And you could see those in those films, those made-up photos that they were sending us out of nowhere. I mean, suddenly, we would see a video of bin Laden today and then out of nowhere, they said oh it was sent to us anonymously, meaning that someone in the government, our government, was trying to keep up the morale on our side and say oh we still have to chase this guy when, in fact, he’s been dead for months,” added Pieczenik.
Never before has it been so important to have independent, honest voices and sources of information. We are – as a society – inundated and overwhelmed with a flood of information from a wide array of sources, but these sources of information, by and large, serve the powerful interests and individuals that own them. The main sources of information, for both public and official consumption, include the mainstream media, alternative media, academia and think tanks. The mainstream media is the most obvious in its inherent bias and manipulation. The mainstream media is owned directly by large multinational corporations, and through their boards of directors are connected with a plethora of other major global corporations and elite interests. An example of these connections can be seen through the board of Time Warner. Time Warner owns Time Magazine, HBO, Warner Bros., and CNN, among many others. The board of directors includes individuals past or presently affiliated with: the Council on Foreign Relations, the IMF, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Warburg Pincus, Phillip Morris, and AMR Corporation, among many others.
Two of the most “esteemed” sources of news in the U.S. are the New York Times (referred to as “the paper of record”) and the Washington Post. The New York Times has on its board people who are past or presently affiliated with: Schering-Plough International (pharmaceuticals), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chevron Corporation, Wesco Financial Corporation, Kohlberg & Company, The Charles Schwab Corporation, eBay Inc., Xerox, IBM, Ford Motor Company, Eli Lilly & Company, among others. Hardly a bastion of impartiality. And the same could be said for the Washington Post, which has on its board: Lee Bollinger, the President of Columbia University and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Warren Buffett, billionaire financial investor, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; and individuals associated with (past or presently): the Coca-Cola Company, New York University, Conservation International, the Council on Foreign Relations, Xerox, Catalyst, Johnson & Johnson, Target Corporation, RAND Corporation, General Motors, and the Business Council, among others. It is also important to address how the mainstream media is intertwined, often covertly and secretly, with the government. Carl Bernstein, one of the two Washington Post reporters who covered the Watergate scandal, revealed that there were over 400 American journalists who had “secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency.” Interestingly, “the use of journalists has been among the most productive means of intelligence-gathering employed by the CIA.” Among organizations which cooperated with the CIA were the “American Broadcasting Company, the National Broadcasting Company, the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Newsweek magazine, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the Miami Herald and the old Saturday Evening Post and New York Herald-Tribune.”
By far the most valuable of these associations, according to CIA officials, have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc. The CIA even ran a training program “to teach its agents to be journalists,” who were “then placed in major news organizations with help from management.” These types of relationships have continued in the decades since, although perhaps more covertly and quietly than before. For example, it was revealed in 2000 that during the NATO bombing of Kosovo, “several officers from the US Army’s 4th Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) Group at Ft. Bragg worked in the news division at CNN’s Atlanta headquarters.” This same Army Psyop outfit had “planted stories in the U.S. media supporting the Reagan Administration’s Central America policies,” which was described by the Miami Herald as a “vast psychological warfare operation of the kind the military conducts to influence a population in enemy territory.” These Army PSYOP officers also worked at National Public Radio (NPR) at the same time. The US military has, in fact, had a strong relationship with CNN. In 2008, it was reported that the Pentagon ran a major propaganda campaign by using retired Generals and former Pentagon officials to present a good picture of the administration’s war-time policies. The program started in the lead-up to the Iraq War in 2003 and continued into 2009. These officials, presented as “military analysts”, regurgitate government talking points and often sit on the boards of military contractors, thus having a vested interest in the subjects they are brought on to “analyze.” The major philanthropic foundations in the United States have often used their enormous wealth to co-opt voices of dissent and movements of resistance into channels that are safe for the powers that be. As McGeorge Bundy, former President of the Ford Foundation once said, “Everything the Foundation does is to make the world safe for Capitalism.” Examples of this include philanthropies like the Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation providing immense financial and organizational support to Non-Governmental Organizations. Furthermore, the alternative media are often funded by these same foundations, which has the effect of influencing the direction of coverage as well as the stifling of critical analysis.
9 March 2011: The now infamous phrase “New World Order” (NWO), which implies the erosion of our national sovereignty subjugated by global governance was once mocked and ridiculed as a mere conspiracy theory of the fanciful by all but an outspoken few. Those with the insight and fortitude to speak out about the existence of the NWO infrastructure were and continue to be mocked, ridiculed and marginalized by elected officials of the Republican and Democrat parties alike, media pundits, and talking heads of all kinds.
Despite evidence to the contrary, there are still those who believe that the New World Order is nothing more than conspiracy fodder. Others believe that the New world Order is merely conceptual, or at worst, it is an altruistic plan that is necessary to facilitate a global economy and stabilize the economies of nations, including that of the United States. It’s a good thing, we are told, and something that will quell the volatility of the global economy. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.
We are witnessing a New World Order that is being incrementally forced through financial terrorism. And the tempo of the financial terrorism is picking up at a rapid pace. We are seeing it in food prices, gas prices, and the cost of goods bought and sold in our economy today.
A brief look back
Following the official formation of the European Union in late 1993, the U.S., Canada and Mexico entered into a trilateral trade agreement called the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. It became official on 1 January 1994, ostensibly to eliminate barriers of trade and investment between the US, Canada and Mexico. We were told that this would be beneficial for the U.S. economy.
As stated by Jerome Corsi in his book America For Sale, “agreements such as NAFTA…CAFTA were advanced by globalists calculating that regional and global political structures would necessarily follow regional and global trade agreements.” More importantly, stated Dr. Corsi, is that the “architects of North American integration saw the economics of free trade as the path of least resistance to force into creation regional governments that would supersede nation-states in North America, just as the creation of the European Common Market made the creation of the European Union inevitable.”
Dr. Corsi and everyone who believed that NAFTA was the cornerstone of the creation of a North American Union were ridiculed by our government officials on both sides of the political spectrum and the media alike. As we watched and continue to watch the building blocks of a North American Union being laid, we are being told that our eyes are lying to us – it’s not happening at all.
This, despite the May 2005 release of the publication titled Building a North American Community by none other than Council on Foreign Relations. As also pointed out by Dr. Corsi, the co-chair of the CFR blue ribbon Panel that compiled that publication, Robert PASTOR, also authored a 2001 book titled Toward a North American Community: Lessons from the Old World for the New. PASTOR called for creation of a North American Commission, a North American Parliament and a North American Court on Trade and Investment.
North American Union in the New Millennium
Following a summit meeting between former President George W. Bush and the leaders of Mexico and Canada, Bush appeared on CNN Situation Room broadcast on 21 August 2007 where he was asked about the creation of a North American Union (NAU). Bush stated that he was “amused” by the idea, suggesting that what the masses perceive is quite different from reality. He called the idea of the formation of the North American “comical.” The Canadian and Mexican leaders were reading from the same script, as their denials were just as strong and condescending.
According to the reporters, it is the conspiracy minded of the internet blogosphere who are fueling such inane notions that include “some sort of a super highway” that would run from Mexico to Canada. Apparently, according to the reporter, all three leaders got quite a chuckle from that supposed plan. All one needs to do, however, is to research terms such as the NAFTA Superhighway, NASCO and CANAMEX to understand that more than a transportation corridor running from Mexico to Canada is a fact and not a myth.
Fast tracking to the NWO: The new boss is starting to look like the old boss
In 2008, Lou Dobbs, formerly of CNN, reported that then President-elect Obama was giving new life to the North American Union, ultimately stating that his troubling position on the NAU had him looking a lot like the former president(s) with regard to this issue. As it turned out, the transparency promised by Obama has all but evaporated, as Obama has opted to repackage or remove some NAU components such as the SPP from the White House web site.
Fast forward to last month, Friday, 4 February 2011, It was on that date that Obama signed a document titled “Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness.” That agreement, signed by Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was executed without Congressional authority or American voice, and launched the United States further into the NAU abyss.
It is clear that the globalists’ agenda and the plans of the power elite behind the scenes, the real power brokers beyond George SOROS, include Zbigniew BREZINSKI, David ROCKEFELLER, and members of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations. Many of the same Trilateral Commission members who served under former President Bush also serve or have served under Obama, including Timothy GEITHNER, President of the New York Federal Reserve from 2003 until 2009.
The great push toward a NWO
Through their financial ponzi schemes and deliberately destructive fiscal policies, the globalists have placed us on a fast track to accepting the New World Order or global governance. And they are using every means necessary to make certain their goals are accomplished. Even the Vatican has called for a new world economic order, “urging the establishment of a ‘true world political authority’ to oversee the economy and work for the ‘common good.’” In a 2009 encyclical, Pope Benedict XVI used such terms as “globalization,” “market economy,” “outsourcing,” “labor unions” and “alternative energy” to propel the globalist agenda.
The Vatican is also urging interfaith dialogue with the Muslims, a step toward a one world religious umbrella that coincides with the New World Order. As we have warned, the Muslim terrorists are, in part, operatives of the globalists, and in many cases have been financed directly through them. To secure such evidence and elevate it to proof, we must be able to access the appropriate SEC records and have unfettered access to the records of the Federal Reserve. To date, however, the release of any records is unlikely.
None of this should come as any surprise. On 26 September 2008, the Northeast Intelligence Network reported that the current economic crisis appeared to have been a manufactured event. We compared the irregularities at that time back to the same type that took place right before the attacks of 9/11, finding similar “fingerprints” between crises.
To properly investigate, however, it is imperative that an audit of the Federal Reserve be conducted. If the economic crisis being faced by the U.S. today stems or is related to the actions of the Federal Reserve over the last several years, we must hold the proper people, groups, institutions and entities responsible. Again, access must be gained to the innermost deals within the Federal Reserve.
The last time this was suggested, however, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had the hubris to threaten economic collapse if audited, a tactic tantamount to domestic financial terrorism. No one, it seems, has the right to look at the books of the Federal Reserve.
Barry Bonds lied in front of congress and is now facing perjury charges for allegedly lying about taking steroids. Ben Bernanke, however, arguably lies in front of congress every time he speaks, from the economic collapse of 2008, “Mortgage Gate” and QE2. Maybe he can be allowed to so so because he has friends in high places, places where the unelected leaders of the world meet.
Tying it all together
The globalist agenda is becoming much more transparent with their desperation, which is the result of “conspiracy theorists” tenaciously standing up to the thugs in the corporate media, the talking head bullies, and the elected officials who believe they are above the law. With that transparency and desperation is their need to expedite their plans, which means exacerbating the current national and global financial crisis in any and all manners possible.
Therefore, as Americans we can expect to see prices for all consumable commodities rise exponentially and quickly, causing a state of chaos unlike this country has ever seen. That chaos is needed for order to be restored, but the order will be of the New World type.