F. William Engdahl, ‘The Lost Hegemon’

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | July 04, 2017

F. William Engdahl

Over the years, I have marveled at F. William Engdahl’s brilliant writings and interviews, so it is with great pleasure I present a snippet from the latest book I purchased.

“As I sit down to write these words, Western Europe is being overwhelmed with a cultural and social challenge unprecedented in her history. A brutal four-year long war in Syria has spread around the world. An organization calling itself ISIS or the Islamic State erupted violently onto the world stage in 2014 to claim the right to create what they termed The Global Caliphate. The conditions of war and terror in Syria had created more than two million refugees on the move for safety, more than one million of them coming to Europe seeking asylum during the final months of 2015 alone.

On September 30, 2015 the Russian Federation accepted a call from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to help defeat ISIS in Syria. That call came despite bombing from the United States, allegedly against ISIS strongholds, for more than one year, a bombing that appeared only to have expanded the control of ISIS.

The direct Russian involvement in military action far from her shores signaled a new era in global politics following the collapse of the Soviet Union a quarter century before. The world seemed to be ineluctably moving towards a new world war, this one with religion at its core. Ultimately, Islamic terror was being instrumentalized as a weapon of war, one being aimed to defeat Russia, China and pre-empt emergence of a rival to the sole hegemony of the United States.

On November 13, 2015 grotesque suicide bomber attacks across Paris signaled a new phase in the attack on civilization. Yet few asked who or what was actually behind the IS and its reign of terror. To answer that it would be necessary to go back to the early post-World War II period and the birth of a new American intelligence agency.

For more than six decades, a faction in the US intelligence community used, and even trained, various Islamic political groups for their goal to extend an American hegemony in the world. The relationship between the CIA and certain specific groups of political Islamists began in the 1950s in postwar Munich and reached a new dimension in the 1980s, when the CIA, together with Saudi Arabian intelligence, brought a wealthy Saudi Islamist named Osama bin Laden to Pakistan to recruit Islamic Jihadists for a terrorist war against the Soviet Red Army in Afghanistan.

The success of the CIA’s Operation Cyclone, to arm and train Afghani and other Mujahideen Islamic combatants, led Washington to deploy the same tactic after the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Veterans of the Afghan Mujahideen war, many of them Saudi and other Arab nationals recruited by bin Laden’s organization, Al Qaeda, were brought on CIA private air transports into Azerbaijan, where British and US oil companies had their eye on the petroleum riches of the Caspian Sea. The CIA brought them into Yugoslavia to fan the flames of war there, from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Kosovo. They smuggled them into Chechnya and Dagestan to sabotage Russian oil pipeline routes.

As evident success grew with each attempt, some in Washington became heady with their strategy. They were convinced they had discovered the ideal instrument for making terror anywhere in the world to advance their agenda of global hegemony now that the Soviet Union had collapsed, while blaming it on crazed “stirred up Muslims,” as Zbigniew Brzezinski once termed them.

The CIA and Pentagon finally had their new “enemy image” to replace the old Soviet communism when they blamed the events of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington on Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda network, whether true or not. Washington promptly declared a War on Terror and, under that banner, spread US military bases and its hegemony across the globe to places inconceivable just a decade before. Fear gripped an uncertain American population. They joined in the new war.”

–F. William Engdahl, The Lost Hegemon: Whom the gods would destroy

 

Another great book from F. William Engdahl:  Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order

From ClearNFO:

Russia’s Remarkable Renaissance (Engdahl)

Solving the Wrong Problems

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | July 02, 2017

I’ve been watching the news since at least five, but back then my only sources were CBS, NBC and ABC… but even as a child, it was curious to me that all three channels selected the same news and same viewpoint. Truth –it seemed– was nice and well-behaved. Different personalities, yes, but there was an obvious sameness that I could recognize but not explain. Later, we had PBS and NOVA which I loved and then there was CNN which seemed to break the monotony of the big three networks … and soon, there were hundreds of stations. Despite the explosion of stations and choices, little in-depth, satisfying news was available. There was no real choice.

As CNN’s newness grew stale, Fox News came to the rescue, again breaking the monotony of sameness. But Fox turned the news into entertainment soundbites and punished any like Andrew Napolitano who dared to question the walled garden of ‘well-established’ fact-claims. Again monotony and sameness until the Alt Media led by Mae Brussell, Alex Jones, Patrick Wood, James Perloff, James Corbett, Richard Grove and others emerged from obscurity to question the officially promulgated narrative of the big sameness.

And despite my love of news and current events, history in the public school system was a dull, boring monotony of sameness promulgating the same set of unexamined fact-claims echoed in the news media. Something was wrong, but I had no real proof, until I read the Reece Committee report of 1953 (United States House Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations), where I learned our history was contrived, controlled and basterdized by some of the most respected institutions in America: American Historical Association; Tax-Free / Exempt foundations like the Rockefeller, Carnegie, Guggenheim and Ford foundations. These folks had paid for the version of history we all willingly consumed; and no one was the wiser. After all, who would read these 1953 congressional reports and investigations into this blatant fraud?

I then read a true accounting of our major wars from James Perloff based on actual source documents and found that all our major wars (Spanish/American, WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam) were based on lies: contrived and based on false information; and no one was the wiser.

But the frosting on top of this corrupt cake of obfuscation was Carroll Quigley’s ‘The Anglo-American Establishment’; which proves beyond any doubt, we are being controlled by lies and herded like livestock to be fleeced, rendered and used by those –who today– seek to control the free flow of information on the internet.

What our masters know: Information is power and without the truth, we will all be trying to solve the wrong problems and never be able to identify the real villains who control our worldview and therefore our destiny.

Solution: Stop relying on the paid authorities and learn to read and think again on our own. After all, it was Allen Dulles who assured his coconspirators all is well since “Americans don’t read.”

Additional Links and References:

World War II

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | June 04, 2017

Feb 13, 1945: Firebombing of Dresden

With the aid of the internet and the great research provided by Quigley, Sutton and Perloff, the real history of WWII can now be told, and it does make a difference.

Over the years, I’ve been asked for my take on World War II many times. I’ve mostly avoided this topic only giving hints at my perspective (warning that it’s not what it appears) until I had time to properly sequence the events in light of the new information I had learned from reading the well-researched and documented writings of Quigley, Sutton and Perloff. So in lieu of my reasoned opinion based on the more accurate context provided by the three gentlemen above, I offer up this interview and discussion between Tim Kelly and James Perloff (below). To supplement this, consider reading the following relatively short books:

The Anglo-American Establishment by Carroll Quigley

And Antony C. Sutton’s trilogy:

  1. Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution: The Remarkable True Story of the American Capitalists Who Financed the Russian Communists.
  2. Wall Street and FDR
  3. Wall Street & the Rise of Hitler
  4. And watching James’ excellent lecture (found on YouTube) entitled ‘The Shadows of Power; the CFR and decline of America

You can also find James Perloff’s book on this same topic entitled ‘The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline

To round-out your understanding of World War II, it is highly desirable –once you have read the above—to read Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf‘ to get a complete view of the context. You will discover what you have been told by the American education system and the corporate media is a total and complete fabrication. The only way to defeat our masters is to defeat the mythology they have placed in our heads.

James Perloff on the Myths of the “Good War”

Published on Jun 3, 2017
James Perloff returns to Our Interesting Times to discuss his presentation on the Second World War. We talk about several myths of the “Good War” and why a revisionist interpretation of that event is long overdue and necessary to avoid another global conflagration.

James is the author of several books including Shadows of Power and Truth is a Lonely Warrior. His website is jamesperloff.com

PEARL HARBOR: ROOSEVELT’S 9/11
False flags do not stand alone. They are better understood – and more credibly explained to skeptics – when seen in history’s context.

Guido Preparata on Conjuring Hitler by Tim Kelly (published July 1, 2017; Length – 1:50:28)

Who’s the Boss, pt. 2

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | May 01, 2017

Who’s the boss? (pt. 2)

Bilderberg, Trilateral, Davos… Oh my!

These are the technocrats: the Bilderbergers, the Trilateralists and the Davos groupies. This small group of men are the well-paid techno-servants of the ruling elite; constructing a superstructure of control, aided by the great advancements in all the sciences, including the well-honed science of today’s mass psychology Bertrand Russell could only dream of.   These new technical facilities provide man’s natural predators unprecedented control that threatens to remove man’s freewill forever.  But these technocrats are not the final boss. If we follow the Quigley Formula –after the Milner Group effectively disappeared– there are rings within rings yet to be discovered. The big question is who is in the inner circle of what Quigley called the Milner Group? Obviously Kissinger is a made-man, but a Boss? I think not. The Rothschild family and Rockefellers are candidates but that is too easy.  And though everyone believes they know who occupies the inner circle; and there is always much debate on this point; it is a fact, there is much we do not know about the inner workings of the innermost ring. I suspect after the failure of the Milner Group, there is new, fresh blood afoot yet to be identified … and it has nothing to do with the Illuminati, Freemasons, Jews or any other popular scapegoat.

Though our current batch –and those before them– have stolen ideas from these other groups, today’s predators are likely not a believing member of any group but their own.  We know only what they let us know, and that which seeps through the cracks is mitigated though false histories and mass psychology.  We can, however, see them by the wake they leave as they rush to stamp their boot on man’s face — forever.   According to David Rothkopf in his book on the Superclass there are approximately 6,000 of these technocrats worldwide who –in my opinion–would be in Milner’s kindergarten, not sitting next to Milner or his cohorts directing the show.

Additional NFO on this topic:

Carroll Quigley, Cecil Rhodes, and the Reconquest of America

Who’s the Boss, (pt. 1)

Note: Thanks to Zeta Fibonacci for the Bilderberg, Trilateral, Davos graphic.

Splendid little war for America

A cartoon (above) of Uncle Sam seated in restaurant looking at the bill of fare containing “Cuba steak”, “Porto Rico pig”, the “Philippine Islands” and the “Sandwich Islands” (Hawaii).

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April  30, 2017

If you’re like me, you didn’t learn too much about the “Splendid little war for America” back in 1898 – also known as the Spanish-American War. Not much is said about this little war, but it marks a major turning point for the United States. This pivotal, contrived war, was the banker’s ‘test-war’ to convince Americans that foreign entanglements were a good thing; and so, this was a “splendid little war” that set the template for all wars to follow; and America was brought from a non-interventionism posture into the beginnings of a world empire controlled by the international bankers. This was America’s first war for another country; and in this case, the excuse was to “liberate Cuba!”

The Spanish-American war had the classic trademarks of the wars we see today. So, what was the template?
1. Big false flag: The sinking of the Maine (zero evidence Spain had anything to do with this)
2. Bankers (National City Bank of New York) in control of the White House from behind the scene
3. Bankers pushing for the war (National City Bank of New York)
4. Americans propelled to the war by fake atrocity stories
5. Americans going overseas fighting for freedom and democracy

But after the provable false stories from the media about the actions of Spain —feeding Cubans to the sharks; the abuse of white women and children; roasting Cuban priests; butchered women and babies; and the depiction in the media about the Spanish being sub-human apes— the war was on, and everybody agreed it was a good and just war. Remember the incubator babies (Gulf war 1991), Gaddafi’s Viagra in Libya and Assad’s Sarin Gas? All false.

The splendid war was over in short order and everyone was happy. The Rockefellers got the sugar industry (sugar was so valuable at the time it was known as ‘white gold’) and the US took Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam from Spain and they grabbed Hawaii (not Spain’s) while they were at it.

We were told we would free the Cubans from Spain’s colonial rule, but when we took over, we called them not colonies but ‘possessions’, so that made it okay. In the Philippines, the rebels or the freedom fighters were fighting for self-determination against Spain, yet when we took over the Philippines, we betrayed these same freedom fighters that had just helped us. When it was all over, we had killed over 20,000 military men in the freedom movement and 200,000 more civilians… yes, it was a very splendid war indeed. This was the little war whose very successful template set the stage for all US wars to follow.

Spanish–American War in the historical timeline …
1. Declaration of Independence 1776
2. Jackson’s Central Bank War 1832-1841
3. Civil war 1861 – 1865
4. Spanish-American War 1898
5. Federal Reserve Act 1913
6. WWI 1914 -1918
7. Bolshevik Revolution 1917
8. WWII 1939 – 1945
9. Korean War 1950 – 1953
10. Vietnam War: 1955 – 1975

Additional information…

Wikipedia: Spanish-America War

James Perloff on The Truth About the Spanish-American War  on the Corbett Report

War is a Racket – Smedley Butler

“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”

― Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier

CHAPTER ONE

War Is A Racket

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.

How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?

Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few — the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill.

And what is this bill?

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RED PILL

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April  23, 2017

({RED PILL}): The Globalist plan for global conquest was as so… to fit regional pieces into a global super-structure: The EU (28 countries) was to fit into NAFTA (3 countries) using TTIP as the connector, then the TPP (12 -18 countries) was to be used to connect the EU, NAFTA and TTIP to the Pacific Rim countries. This global structure –once completed– was to be further homogenized using UN-Agenda 21 (now 2030 Agenda). To fund the governance of such a massive system, a global tax was required: Carbon Taxes, which could be used as a tax and a ‘justifiable’ control mechanism for every single human on the planet. The final goal is a scientific dictatorship, they call a ‘Technocracy’ to protect mother earth through population reduction. This is not about orange hair, small hands, left or right, male or female or Islam. Islam is being used as a tool by the globalists: out of chaos comes order, a new order controlled by the money masters, who are the natural predators of man. The death of TPP, the Brexit and the populism of Marine Le Pen (even if she loses), has set this global plan back decades. Russia and Putin are being used as the ‘big bad wolf’ to scare their livestock (that’s you) back into the pen. While you are at work, paying your bills and your taxes and raising your family, this is the kind of shit these folks are thinking up. Stop being their fool. Now.

Trump has flipped

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April  23, 2017

Quick assessment on Trump:

  1. He has flipped to the Neocons
  2. He has flipped to the Deep State
  3. He has partially flipped to the Globalists

If Trump flips on all three, we will have a de facto continuation of the Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama agendas.

More in-depth, penetrating analysis from from Dr. Paul Craig Roberts…

TMR 171 : Dr. Paul Craig Roberts : Trump Is Over
Published on Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:50

“I think that the Trump presidency is already over. I’m not even sure he qualifies as a figurehead.”—PCR

Dr. Julian Charles: “We are joined once again by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former US Assistant Secretary to the Treasury for Economic Policy, for a discussion on the Trump presidency so far.”

Dr. Roberts assesses the performance of the new president and his administration with reference to pre-election promises; shares with us his view that the deep state has effectively neutralised Donald Trump as US president; gives his reaction to the so-called “Syrian gas attack” in Idlib, and the subsequent military action by the US against Syria; and considers the very real prospects for war as Washington steps up its warmongering around the globe.

James Perloff on Trump, Syria and the New World Order

Published on May 25, 2017

James Perloff returns to Our Interesting Times to his article “Trump Is Unmasked: 14 Reasons Why the Syria Airstrikes Were a Really Bad Idea.”  We talk about President Trump’s decision to order a missile attack on a Syrian airfield last month and why this apparent betrayal is a signal that his administration has been co-opted by neoconservative warmongers and the Israeli lobby. Later we discuss Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, his connections to the Deep State and organized crime.

NOTES:

TMR 171 : Dr. Paul Craig Roberts : Interview Notes
Published on Saturday, 22 April 2017 16:27

How War is Made

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April  15, 2017

How War is made:

  1. CFR tells the US State Department that we need more war
  2. US State Department tells the US Government that we need more war
  3. The US Government tells the Federal Reserve we need more money for more war
  4. The Federal Reserve prints money from thin air and loans it to the US Government
  5. The US Government tells the Media we need more war
  6. The Media and the US Government tell the people we need more war
  7. The US Government has more war
  8. The people pay the US Government for more war
  9. The US Government pays the Federal Reserve
  10. Go to step one and repeat

Trump and the Neocons

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April  15, 2017

There are many theories on the Trump phenomenon.  Here are a few variables to consider:

  • The RNC and the DNC did not want Trump to win.
  • The DNC’s preferred candidate was Hillary Clinton
  • The RNC’s preferred candidate was Jeb Bush
  • The establishment Republicans preferred Hillary to Trump (on record); there were likely many more.
  • Trump was seen by the DNC and likely by the RNC as a tool to assure a Hillary victory
  • The CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) did not want Trump
  • The Trilateral Commission did not want Trump
  • The Neocons did not want Trump
  • The Bilderbergers did not want Trump
  • The Davos bootlickers and groupies did not want Trump
  • The MSM did not want Trump
  • Elements of the deep state did not want Trump (Deep State: The permanent state.  Those elements controlled by the CFR who reside within the permanent state. Examples: CIA, NSA, State Department and many other top agencies.)
  • The European Commission which controls the EU did not want Trump
  • Hillary cheated Bernie out of the nomination
  • The RNC attempted to cheat Trump out of the nomination
  • There was massive unreported voter fraud committed by Hillary supporters during the election
  • George Soros did not want Trump
  • The uninformed and misinformed Democrat rank and file did not want Trump

The table was set for a Hillary win, but Trump’s populism overwhelmed the system.  Despite Trump’s win, the powerful enemies list above was not to be denied.  Their next step was to stop Trump at any cost.  They’ve tried to tie Trump to the Russians with absolutely zero evidence and despite the full support of the MSM to paint this narrative in the minds of the American public, this ruse has failed. They would like to have an impeachment, but I’m not sure if they have figured this one out yet, though they are working day and night on this tactic.  In the meantime, Trump’s enemies within the deep state, and with help from the neocons in Congress, have been able to apparently cause Trump defaults on many of his campaign pledges; though some may seem to be a default are in fact consistent with his prior statements.

A few signs of problems surfaced prior to the election like Trump’s pick of Pence for VP.  Pence is a true-blue globalist, though many uninformed have debated me on this.  Pence being labeled as a conservative Christian is enough for them.   What they do not realize is that I was doing some homework on Pence prior to his selection as VP.  What I discovered was very disturbing.  I read Pence’s web site while he was Governor of Indiana (2013–2017).  On his web site was a glowing, detailed endorsement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which was my major concern with Cruz.  This was removed from the Website immediately after Pence was picked for VP.  Unknown to most of Americans who have their head permanently stuck inside the propaganda cannon we call TV, the TPP would have ceded US sovereignty to an unelected board of bureaucrats reporting to international banking and business interest subjugating the US Constitution under this globalist framework. The TPP would have controlled the movement of goods services and people and relegated the US Constitution to an historical foot note.  Even the passage of the fast track authorization for TPP in the Senate was done underhandedly.  Since the TPP is a treaty and not an agreement it is required to have a 2/3rds vote (66) in the senate—which they did not have– but the Republican-controlled senate changed this constitutional requirement to a simple majority vote of 51 calling this treaty an agreement.  Additionally, the agreement was held behind locked doors in the basement where none of the Senators could read this 5,544 page treaty prior to passage without special provisions.  You could not have a cell phone, take pictures or notes or have an aid accompany you.

NPR: “For any senator who wants to study the draft TPP language, it has been made available in the basement of the Capitol, inside a secure, soundproof room. There, lawmakers surrender their cellphones and other mobile devices. Any notes taken inside the room must be left in the room.

Only aides with high-level security clearances can accompany lawmakers. Members of Congress can’t ask outside industry experts or lawyers to analyze the language. They can’t talk to the public about what they read. And Brown says there’s no computer inside the secret room to look something up when there’s confusion. You just consult the USTR official.”

So for Pence to support TPP, either he is a moron, uninformed or he is a globalist.  Pence is no moron.

Then we have the case of General Michael Flynn (Trump’s National Security Adviser) who was forced to resign because he wasn’t entirely honest with VP Pence about talking to the Russians.  This is a bold-faced lie and used as cover to get rid of Flynn.  Why?  Because, yes Flynn did talk to the Russians, but that is his job. Now what did he say to the Russians?  Flynn deflected from any substantive talks and said that they could discuss with Trump and others once Trump was confirmed.  Nothing wrong here, but Flynn was forced out nonetheless.

It is important to note why Flynn is so important here.  Flynn was the General who outed Obama’s support for ISIS, and Flynn led that part of the deep state that refused to support ISIS.  Flynn’s leadership in this internal battle helped elect Trump and protect Trump, yet Trump thought nothing of throwing Flynn and his reputation under the bus.  Why?  I do not know, but what I do know is that the reason Trump gave for removing Flynn was a bold-faced lie.

Since the Flynn removal, Trump has moved closer to the position of the Neocons as evidenced when he used the exact same lie Obama did to attack Syria.  Trump lie #2.  Everyone including Trump knows that Assad did not release sarin gas on his own people, but that doesn’t matter for the narrative promulgated by the neocons and their sycophant press.  So now, Trump is seeming to look more acceptable to the Neocons but has alienated much of his base.    Trump has done a 180 on his support for NATO and is showing other signs of compromise on previously stated core values.  Trump’s selection of CIA Chief Mike Pompeo is very worrisome to say the least.

The true-blue Trump supporters are saying that Trump is playing –not 3D chess– but 64D chess, and we just can’t see the big picture.   While Trump is a great improvement over a Jeb or a Hillary and continues to deliver on some domestic promises, we cannot relax, we must continue the battle to reestablish this Republic and the Individual Rights our founding documents guarantee.