Posted 9:12 P.M. MDT 9/17/01
Friday the United States observed a national Day of Remembrance in honor of those who were killed in last weeks terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. President Bush addressed a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral. After delivering his remarks he returned to his seat, next to his father, former U.S. President George Bush, Sr., who was also in attendance. As the President sat down, his father reached over, touching his hand in a reassuring gesture, a touch that illustrated the connection between father and son, between the first Bush administration and the last, between the Gulf War and the final world war.
Even before the terrorist attacks last Tuesday, war seemed to loom on the horizon. The Palestinian uprising threatened to trigger a mid-east war as suicide bombers killed Israeli civilians. And the U.S. had a new president with a privileged pedigree who ascended to power by means other than a democratic election, bringing with him a cabinet that was a throwback to his father's war making days. It appeared that war was definitely in the plans of those running the world -- perhaps in a few months. But then came "Black Tuesday", and rather than a gradual onset of another regional conflict, we are suddenly plunged into an outbreak of a world war of inconceivable dimensions.
The parallels between this war and those of the last century are striking, the implications ominous. World War One, "the war to end all wars," failed to bring about the desired League of Nations, or world government. Hitler was then bankrolled and Japan backed into a corner by the U.S. and Britain, creating a second world war resulting in the United Nations. It wasn't until the Gulf War in 1991, with the tacit support of the ailing Soviet Union, that "the winds of change" had shifted in favor of world government. "What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea - a new world order ... The winds of change are with us now," declared the elder Bush in an address before Congress. Now the war makers are back to finish the job.
It would be naive to think that the current President was cast from a different mold than his father. Both attended Yale University and belonged to the secret society of Skull and Bones at Yale. Both were helped by their Bones connections into public office. The grandfather of the current president, Prescott Bush, was also a Bonesman and U.S. Senator.
While maintaining the appearance of a harmless college fraternity having some Halloween fun, members of Skull and Bones have left Yale to exercise enormous influence over political affairs in the United States, most visibly in the CIA and Defense Department." Yale has influenced the Central Intelligence Agency more than any other university, giving the CIA the atmosphere of a class reunion," said one Yale historian. George Bush Sr. directed the CIA during the Ford Administration.
The name of the Order correctly reflects the macabre nature of the Order's debasing, spiritualistic rituals. Amongst its initiates, the Order is known as "The Brotherhood of Death." Initiates are given secret names when entering Skull and Bones, and George Sr. was named "Magog", a name with obvious Biblical significance. While some may dismiss the Order as innocent college fun, others with spiritual insight will detect the presence of the occult. The fact that this Order appears to have connections deep within the CIA emphasizes its connection with the spiritual underworld, and perhaps gives deeper meaning to the word "spook", commonly used slang for "spy."
Our focus in this article will be on the intellectual culture of Skull and Bones, and its relevance to current events. In 1991 authors Paul Goldstein and Jeffrey Steinberg prepared the "International White Paper" to help the Japanese people understand the "American Imperium." This scholarly work explored the Bones background of then President Bush Sr. The authors wrote:
"Waging war is the unique qualification of Bonesman.... In the world of Skull & Bones, one of the greatest virtues is the ability to steer the nation into war and to successfully prosecute the war." These qualities were first demonstrated during George Sr.'s presidency when he invaded Panama 11 months after taking office, taking the unprecedented action of kidnapping a sitting head of state. He demonstrated consummate skill in directing public opinion in favor of the invasion, and in prosecuting the war itself. It was as though he were placed in office for that purpose.
The White Paper went on to say:
The Skull and Bones members believe in the idea of "constructive chaos." By keeping their true policy intentions secret, by constantly sending out mixed signals on all critical policy issues, they consciously seek to sow confusion among both their nominal "friends" and "enemies" alike... Among the principles taught to the members of the Yale secret society are the value of ambiguity and secrecy.
Again, George Sr. showed the adeptness of a Bonesman when he confused Saddam Hussein into thinking he had the green light to invade Kuwait in 1990, instructing U.S. Ambassador April Glaspie to tell Saddam that the U.S. regarded his disagreement with Kuwait as an "Arab-to-Arab" problem. Saddam was a U.S. client and wouldn't have invaded without tacit U.S. approval. After Iraq invaded Kuwait, George Bush again demonstrated his particular aptitude in steering the nation into war. Saddam was "double-crossed," learning the true meaning behind the crossed bones of the Order's insignia.
The Paper cites a January 1991 article by Washington syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak who wrote that George Bush regarded Henry Stimson, another famous Bonesman, as one of his true heroes. Stimson was a contemporary of Bush's father and had occupied several important government posts spanning several decades, including secretary of war.
The syndicated columnists wrote:
... when President George Bush was making his final decision to use military force to crush Saddam Hussein and decimate Iraq, he spent most of the Christmas holidays closeted at Camp David reading a newly published biography of one of his true heroes, fellow Skull & Bones initiate Henry Stimson. While most White House advisers thought that the gulf crisis would be ultimately resolved through diplomacy, unbeknownst to them, President Bush had already decided on the use of devastating military force -- regardless of what measures the world community or the Iraqi leaders took to avert war. Intimate Bush advisers described the president as being in a "mesmerized" state of mind as he walked around the presidential retreat in the Maryland mountains with his Stimson biography, "The Colonel: The Life and Wars of Henry Stimson," under his arm at all times.
According to the White Paper authors, Henry Stimson "was firmly convinced that it was essential for America to go to war once every generation or so. It was, for Stimson, a spiritually cleansing process which enables the nation to rally behind a cause and overcome its weaknesses and shortcomings in one grand burst of military fervor. The romantic mystique of the purgative powers of combat is key to understanding the political philosophy of Skull and Bones."
The "purgative powers of combat" is what this next world war will be all about, with the latest terrorist attack providing the opportunity. In his address at the National Cathedral, President Bush declared the United States has been called to a new world wide mission to "rid the world of evil." Since the days of the French Revolution it has ever been the propensity of these "illuminated ones" to purge society of its faults through continual upheaval and the shedding of blood. "This is a conflict without battlefields or beachheads, a conflict with opponents who believe they are invisible," says the president.
During the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution, the National Assembly passed the "Law of Suspects" to extricate a hidden enemy called "treason", sending thousands of suspects to the guillotine. Today the enemy is "terror," with its equally subjective definitions and broad implications. The U.S. has put 60 nations on notice: comply with our demands in dealing with terror or face the "full wrath of the United States of America."
Washington National Cathedral is where America's leaders go to find moral legitimacy for their crimes against humanity, just as President Bush Sr. did before the U.S. led coalition attacked Iraq. There, with heads bowed in reverence, they pray to the god of war who sends them off with his blessing.
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