Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The 2012 NWO Agenda ~ Warning America!!


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America has sold its soul.........now it is time to take it back and embrace truth as the foundation of our national character. We allowed a false dream to keep us asleep and in the process we let an elite few take our wealth.

This is the time to stand up and dismantle the allusion of Democracy and a Government by and for the people. The Corporations have stolen our national treasure.

Hyperinflation; is an economic law of physics. When a fiat currency is printed in vast amounts to cover ever wider and wider expenditures it will devalue the currency, period. One can not keep printing more and more dollars and not expect it to all come crashing down. Its the law of gravity, what goes up must come down.....

The old must pass away so the Brotherhood of Man can manifest.



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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Big Brother in Basel: Are We Trading Financial Stability for National Sovereignty?

Big Brother in Basel: Are We Trading Financial Stability for National Sovereignty?
by Ellen Brown

Global Research, June 23, 2009

Buried on page 83 of the 89-page Report on Financial Regulatory Reform issued by the U.S. Administration on June 17 is a recommendation that the new Financial Stability Board strengthen and institutionalize its mandate to promote global financial stability. Financial stability is a worthy goal, but the devil is in the details. The new global Big Brother is based in the Bank for International Settlements, a controversial institution that raises red flags among the wary . . . .

“Big Brother” is the term used by George Orwell in his classic novel 1984 for the totalitarian state that would lock into place in the year of his title. Why he chose that particular year is unclear, but one theory is that he was echoing Jack London’s The Iron Heel, which chronicled the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. In London’s book, the oligarchy’s fictional wonder-city, fueled by oppressed workers, was to be completed by 1984. Orwell also echoed London’s imagery when he described the future under Big Brother as “a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” In Secret Records Revealed: The Men, the Money, and the Methods Behind the New World Order (1999), Dr. Dennis Cuddy asked:

“Could the ‘boot’ be the new eighteen-story Bank for International Settlements (BIS) which was completed in Basel, Switzerland, in 1977 in the shape of a boot, and became known as the‘Tower of Basel’?"

The boot-like shape of the building is strange enough to be thought-provoking (see photo), but more disturbing is the description by Dr. Carroll Quigley of the pivotal role assigned to the BIS in consolidating financial power into a few private hands. Professor Quigley, who was Bill Clinton’s mentor at Georgetown University, claimed to be an insider and evidently knew his subject. He wrote in Tragedy and Hope (1966):

“[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations.”

That helps explain the alarm bells that went off among BIS-watchers when the Bank was linked to the new Financial Stability Board (FSB) President Obama signed onto in April. When the G20 leaders met in London on April 2, 2009, they agreed to expand the powers of the old Financial Stability Forum (FSF) into this new Board. The FSF was set up in 1999 to serve in a merely advisory capacity by the G7 (a group of finance ministers formed from the seven major industrialized nations). The chair of the FSF was the General Manager of the BIS. The new FSB has been expanded to include all G20 members (19 nations plus the EU). The G20, formally called the “Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors,” was, like the G7, originally set up as a forum merely for cooperation and consultation on matters pertaining to the international financial system. But its new Financial Stability Board has real teeth, imposing “obligations” and “commitments” on its members.

The Shadowy Financial Stability Board

The Report on Financial Regulatory Reform issued by the Obama Administration on June 17 includes a recommendation that the FSB “strengthen” and “institutionalize” its mandate. What is the FSB’s mandate, what are its expanded powers, and who is in charge? An article in The London Guardian addresses those issues in question and answer format:

“Who runs the regulator? The Financial Stability Forum is chaired by Mario Draghi, governor of the Bank of Italy. The secretariat is based at the Bank for International Settlements’ headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.”

Draghi was director general of the Italian treasury from 1991 to 2001, where he was responsible for widespread privatization (sell-off of government holdings to private investors). From January 2002 to January 2006, however, he was a partner at Goldman Sachs on Wall Street, another controversial player. As already noted, “basing” the FSB at the BIS is not a comforting sign, considering the dark and controversial history of the BIS. Dr. Cuddy, writing in 1999, quoted media sources describing the BIS and its behind-the-scenes leaders as “this economic cabal . . . this secretive group . . . the financial barons who control the world’s supply of money” (Washington Post, June 28, 1998); “some of the world’s most powerful and least visible men . . . officials able to shift billions of dollars and alter the course of economies at the stroke of a pen” (New York Times, August 5, 1995); men who can “move huge amounts of money into and out of markets in a nanosecond” and “topple politicians with the click of a mouse” (ABC’s “Nightline,” July 1, 1998).

“What will the new regulator do? The regulator will monitor potential risks to the economy . . . It will cooperate with the IMF, the Washington-based body that monitors countries’ financial health, lending funds if needed. . . .”

The IMF is an international banking organization that is also controversial. Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist for the World Bank, charges it with ensnaring Third World countries in a debt trap from which they cannot escape. Debtors unable to pay are bound by “conditionalities” that include a forced sell-off of national assets to private investors in order to service their loans.

“What will the regulator oversee? All ‘systemically important’ financial institutions, instruments and markets.”

The term “systemically important” is not defined. Will it include such systemically important institutions as national treasuries, and such systemically important markets as gold, oil and food?

“How will it work? The body will establish a supervisory college to monitor each of the largest international financial services firms. . . . It will act as a clearing house for information-sharing and contingency planning for the benefit of its members.”

In some contexts, information-sharing is called illegal collusion. Would the information-sharing here include such things as secret agreements among central banks to buy or sell particular currencies, with the concomitant power to support or collapse targeted local economies? Consider the short-selling of the Mexican peso by collusive action in 1995, the short-selling of Southeast Asian currencies in 1998, and the collusion among central banks to support the U.S. dollar in July of last year – good for the dollar and the big players with inside information perhaps, but not so good for the small investors who reasonably bet on “market forces,” bought gold or foreign currencies, and lost their shirts.

“What will the new regulator do about debt and loans? To prevent another debt bubble, the new body will recommend financial companies maintain provisions against credit losses and may impose constraints on borrowing.”

What sort of constraints? The Basel Accords imposed by the BIS have not generally worked out well. The first Basel Accord, issued in 1998, was blamed for inducing a depression in Japan from which that country has yet to recover; and the Second Basel Accord and its associated mark-to-market rule have been blamed for bringing on the current credit crisis, from which the U.S. and the world have yet to recover. These charges have been explored at length elsewhere. The suspicious might see these failures as intentional. The warnings come to mind of Congressman Louis MacFadden, head of the House Banking and Currency Committee during the Great Depression: “It was a carefully contrived occurrence. International bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair, so that they might emerge the rulers of us all.” David Rockefeller, a key player in international finance, echoed this thinking in 1994, when he said at a UN dinner, “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”

The Amorphous 12 International Standards and Codes

Most troubling, perhaps, is this vague parenthetical reference in a press release issued by the BIS, titled “Financial Stability Forum Re-established as the Financial Stability Board”:

“As obligations of membership, member countries and territories commit to . . . implement international financial standards (including the 12 key International Standards and Codes) . . . .”

This is not just friendly advice from an advisory board. It is a commitment to comply, so you would expect some detailed discussion concerning what those standards entail. However, a search of the major media reveals virtually nothing. The 12 key International Standards and Codes are left undefined and undiscussed. The FSB website lists them, but it is vague. The Standards and Codes cover broad areas that are apparently subject to modification as the overseeing committees see fit. They include:

Money and financial policy transparency
Fiscal policy transparency
Data dissemination
Corporate governance
Payment and settlement
Market integrity
Banking supervision
Securities regulation
Insurance supervision

Take “fiscal policy transparency” as an example. The “Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency” was adopted by the IMF Interim Committee in 1998. The “synoptic description” says:

“The code contains transparency requirements to provide assurances to the public and to capital markets that a sufficiently complete picture of the structure and finances of government is available so as to allow the soundness of fiscal policy to be reliably assessed.”

We learn that members are required to provide a “picture of the structure and finances of government” that is complete enough for an assessment of its “soundness” -- but an assessment by whom, and what if a government fails the test? Is an unelected private committee based in the BIS allowed to evaluate the “structure and function” of particular national governments and, if they are determined to have fiscal policies that are not “sound,” to impose “conditionalities” and “austerity measures” of the sort that the IMF is notorious for imposing on Third World countries? The wary might wonder if that is how the mighty United States is to be brought under the heel of Big Brother at last.

For three centuries, private international banking interests have brought governments in line by blocking them from issuing their own currencies and requiring them to borrow banker-issued “banknotes” instead. “Allow me to issue and control a nation’s currency,” Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild famously said in 1791, “and I care not who makes its laws.” The real rebellion of the American colonists in 1776, according to Benjamin Franklin, was against a foreign master who forbade the colonists from issuing their own money and required that taxes be paid in gold. The colonists, not having gold, had to borrow gold-backed banknotes from the British bankers. The catch was that the notes were created on the “fractional reserve” system, allowing the bankers to issue up to ten times as many notes as they actually had gold, essentially creating them out of thin air just as the colonists were doing. The result was not only to lock the colonists into debt to foreign bankers but to propel the nation into a crippling depression. The colonists finally rebelled and reverted to issuing their own currency. Funding a revolution against a major world power with money they printed themselves, they succeeded in defeating their oppressors and winning their independence.

Political colonialism is now a thing of the past, but under the new FSB guidelines, nations can still be held in feudalistic subservience to foreign masters. Consider this scenario: XYZ country, which has been getting along very well financially, discloses that its national currency is being printed by the government directly. The FSB determines that this practice represents an impermissible “merging of the public and private sectors” and is an unsound banking practice forbidden under the “12 Key International Standards and Codes.” Banker-created national currency is declared to be the standard “good practice” all governments must follow. XYZ is compelled to abandon the “anachronistic” notion that creating its own national currency is a proper “function of government.” It must now borrow from the international bankers, trapping it in the bankers’ compound-interest debt web.

Consider another scenario: Like in the American colonies, the new FSB rules precipitate a global depression the likes of which have never before been seen. XYZ country wakes up to the fact that all of this is unnecessary – that it could be creating its own money, freeing itself from the debt trap, rather than borrowing from bankers who create money on computer screens and charge interest for the privilege of borrowing it. But this realization comes too late: the boot descends and XYZ is crushed into line. National sovereignty has been abdicated to a private committee, with no say by the voters.

Was Orwell Just 25 Years Too Early?

Suspicious observers might say that this is how you pull off a private global dictatorship: (1) create a global crisis; (2) appoint an “advisory body” to retain and maintain “stability”; and then (3) “formalize” the advisory body as global regulator. By the time the people wake up to what has happened, it’s too late. Marilyn Barnewall, who was dubbed by Forbes Magazine the “dean of American private banking,” writes in an April 2009 article titled “What Happened to American Sovereignty at G-20?”:

“It seems the world’s bankers have executed a bloodless coup and now represent all of the people in the world. . . . President Obama agreed at the G20 meeting in London to create an international board with authority to intervene in U.S. corporations by dictating executive compensation and approving or disapproving business management decisions. Under the new Financial Stability Board, the United States has only one vote. In other words, the group will be largely controlled by European central bankers. My guess is, they will represent themselves, not you and not me and certainly not America.”

A bloodless coup . . . Again one is reminded of the admissions of David Rockefeller, who wrote in his Memoirs (Random House 2002):

“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

The Commitments Mandated by the Financial Stability Board
Constitute a Commercial Treaty Requiring a 2/3 Vote of the Senate.

Adoption of the FSB was never voted on by the public, either individually or through their legislators. The G20 Summit has been called “a New Bretton Woods,” referring to agreements entered into in 1944 establishing new rules for international trade. But Bretton Woods was put in place by Congressional Executive Agreement, requiring a majority vote of the legislature; and it more properly should have been done by treaty, requiring a two-thirds vote of the Senate, since it was an international agreement binding on the nation. The same should be mandated before imposing the will of the BIS-based Financial Stability Board on the U.S., its banks and its businesses. Here is a quick review of the law:

Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution grants power to the President to make treaties only with the “advice and consent” of two-thirds of the Senate. The Constitution does not expressly provide for any alternative to the Article II treaty procedure. However, historically the President has also made international “agreements” through congressional-executive agreements that are ratified with only a majority from both houses of Congress, or sole-executive agreements made by the President alone. A congressional-executive agreement can cover only those matters which the Constitution explicitly places within the powers of Congress and the President; while a sole-executive agreement can cover only those matters within the President’s authority or matters in which Congress has delegated authority to the President. A sole-executive agreement can be negotiated and entered into only through the President’s authority (1) in foreign policy, (2) as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, (3) from a prior act of Congress, or (4) from a prior treaty. Agreements beyond these competencies must have the approval of Congress (for congressional-executive agreements) or the Senate (for treaties). If an international commercial accord contains binding “treaty” commitments, then a two-thirds vote of the Senate may be required.

Even with a two-thirds Senate vote, before Congress gives its approval it should draft legislation ensuring that the checks and balances imposed by our Constitution are built into the agreement. This could be done by implementing a legislative counterpart to the FSB with full oversight and corrective powers. The legislatures of the member nations could be required to elect a representative body to provide oversight and take corrective measures as needed, with that body’s representatives answerable to their national electorates.

Orwell’s 1984 made the news again in April 2009, when Queen Elizabeth chose the book as her ceremonial gift for visiting President Felipe Calderon of Mexico. Calderon, who crushed riots with boot-like severity after he was accused of vote-rigging to steal the election from his populist opponent, was said to be an admirer of Orwell’s work. The event provoked suspicions that 1984 had been covertly chosen by a modern-day financial oligarchy as the inspirational model for implementing Big Brother globally. The book ends with the protagonist Winston tortured and brainwashed into accepting the party line. We need to act quickly and decisively to ensure that its historical counterpart has a happier ending.

Ellen Brown developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In Web of Debt, her latest book, she turns those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and “the money trust.” She shows how this private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how we the people can get it back. Her earlier books focused on the pharmaceutical cartel that gets its power from “the money trust.” Her eleven books include Forbidden Medicine, Nature’s Pharmacy (co-authored with Dr. Lynne Walker), and The Key to Ultimate Health (co-authored with Dr. Richard Hansen). Her websites are http://www.webofdebt.com/ and http://www.ellenbrown.com/.
Ellen Brown is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Ellen Brown

Friday, June 19, 2009

HOME (English with subtitles)

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate.The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.

Yann Arthus-BertrandHOME official website http://www.home-2009.com/

We have the ability to create the world we want........all comes from within and the universe is our collective reflection. We project, through our emotional body, that which we are, either full of fear and upset or radiating love and compassion, our higher self.

Let us send our collective energy up and connect all of hue-man-ity to the Earth Grid. When we project our collective consciousness and charge up the grid we will break the hold the fear based consciousness has over us and the Matrix they control. We have the power if we will just recognize it and take collective ACTION.

All the money, all the technology, all the military power is meaningless when we undertstand that the matrix is controlled by our collective consciousness. We have the ability to project our 3D Contruct, the true power is within us.

My meditation is for our collective ascension to full light body activation.



The Pharmacratic Inquisition DVD - Official Online Edition

We must DYOR (Do Your Own Research) and come to our own Truth.
I knew they were keeping the truth from us, intuitively. I came into the world and knew the truth on a higher dimensional level. Now we must share what we know with others so they too can experience the wonder of this age and our role in it.


The Pharmacratic Inquisition DVD - Official Online Edition

We're Destroying Our Nation's Moral & Fiscal Integrity With This War Supplemental! Dennis Kucinich

We're Destroying Our Nation's Moral & Fiscal Integrity With This War Supplemental! Dennis Kucinich

Are You Ready For War With Demonized Iran? 2009 06 17 By Paul Craig Roberts

Are You Ready For War With Demonized Iran?
2009 06 17

By Paul Craig Roberts | InformationClearingHouse.info

How much attention do elections in Japan, India, Argentina, or any other country, get from the US media? How many Americans and American journalists even know who is in political office in other countries besides England, France, and Germany? Who can name the political leaders of Switzerland, Holland, Brazil, Japan, or even China?

Yet, many know of Iran’s President Ahmadinejad. The reason is obvious. He is daily demonized in the US media.

The US media’s demonization of Ahmadinejad itself demonstrates American ignorance. The President of Iran is not the ruler. He is not the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. He cannot set policies outside the boundaries set by Iran’s rulers, the ayatollahs who are not willing for the Iranian Revolution to be overturned by American money in some color-coded “revolution.”

Iranians have a bitter experience with the United States government. Their first democratic election, after emerging from occupied and colonized status, in the 1950s was overturned by the US government. The US government installed in place of the elected candidate a dictator who tortured and murdered dissidents who thought Iran should be an independent country and not ruled by an American puppet.

The US “superpower” has never forgiven the Iranian Islamic ayatollahs for the Iranian Revolution in the late 1970s, which overthrew the US puppet government and held hostage US embassy personnel, regarded as “a den of spies,” while Iranian students pieced together shredded embassy documents that proved America’s complicity in the destruction of Iranian democracy.

The government-controlled US corporate media, a Ministry of Propaganda, has responded to the re-election of Ahmadinejad with non-stop reports of violent Iranians protests to a stolen election. A stolen election is presented as a fact, even thought there is no evidence whatsoever. The US media’s response to the documented stolen elections during the George W. Bush/Karl Rove era was to ignore the massive documented evidence of real stolen elections.

Leaders of the American puppet states of Great Britain and Germany have fallen in line with the American psychological warfare operation. The discredited British Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, expressed his “serious doubt” about Ahmadinejad’s victory to a meeting of European Union ministers in Luxembourg. Miliband, of course, has no source of independent information. He is simply following Washington’s instructions and relying on unsupported claims by the defeated candidate preferred by the US Government.

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, had her arm twisted, too. She called in the Iranian ambassador to demand “more transparency” on the elections.

Even the American left-wing has endorsed the US government’s propaganda. Writing in The Nation, Robert Dreyfuss presents the hysterical views of one Iranian dissident as if they are the definitive truth about “the illegitimate election,” terming it “a coup d’etat.”

What is the source of the information for the US media and the American puppet states?

Nothing but the assertions of the defeated candidate, the one America prefers.

However, there is hard evidence to the contrary. An independent, objective poll was conducted in Iran by American pollsters prior to the election. The pollsters, Ken Ballen of the nonprofit Center for Public Opinion and Patrick Doherty of the nonprofit New America Foundation, describe their poll results in the June 15 Washington Post. The polling was funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and was conducted in Farsi “by a polling company whose work in the region for ABC News and the BBC has received an Emmy award.”

The poll results, the only real information we have at this time, indicate that the election results reflect the will of the Iranian voters. Among the extremely interesting information revealed by the poll is the following:

“Many experts are claiming that the margin of victory of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the result of fraud or manipulation, but our nationwide public opinion survey of Iranians three weeks before the vote showed Ahmadinejad leading by a more than 2 to 1 margin -- greater than his actual apparent margin of victory in Friday's election.

“While Western news reports from Tehran in the days leading up to the voting portrayed an Iranian public enthusiastic about Ahmadinejad's principal opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, our scientific sampling from across all 30 of Iran's provinces showed Ahmadinejad well ahead.

“The breadth of Ahmadinejad's support was apparent in our pre-election survey. During the campaign, for instance, Mousavi emphasized his identity as an Azeri, the second-largest ethnic group in Iran after Persians, to woo Azeri voters. Our survey indicated, though, that Azeris favored Ahmadinejad by 2 to 1 over Mousavi

“Much commentary has portrayed Iranian youth and the Internet as harbingers of change in this election. But our poll found that only a third of Iranians even have access to the Internet, while 18-to-24-year-olds comprised the strongest voting bloc for Ahmadinejad of all age groups.

“The only demographic groups in which our survey found Mousavi leading or competitive with Ahmadinejad were university students and graduates, and the highest-income Iranians. When our poll was taken, almost a third of Iranians were also still undecided. Yet the baseline distributions we found then mirror the results reported by the Iranian authorities, indicating the possibility that the vote is not the product of widespread fraud.”

There have been numerous news reports that the US government has implemented a program to destabilize Iran. There have been reports that the US government has financed bombings and assassinations within Iran. The US media treats these reports in a braggadocio manner as illustrations of the American Superpower’s ability to bring dissenting countries to heel, while some foreign media see these reports as evidence of the US government’s inherent immorality.

Pakistan’s former military chief, General Mirza Aslam Beig, said on Pashto Radio on Monday, June 15, that undisputed intelligence proves the US interfered in the Iranian election. “The documents prove that the CIA spent 400 million dollars inside Iran to prop up a colorful but hollow revolution following the election.”

The success of the US government in financing color revolutions in former Soviet Georgia and Ukraine and in other parts of the former Soviet empire have been widely reported and discussed, with the US media treating it as an indication of US omnipotence and natural right and some foreign media as a sign of US interference in the internal affairs of other countries. It is certainly within the realm of possibility that Mir Hossein Mousavi is a bought and paid for operative of the US government.

We know for a fact that the US government has psychological warfare operations that target both Americans and foreigners through the US and foreign media. Many articles have been published on this subject.

Think about the Iranian election from a common sense standpoint. Neither myself nor the vast majority of readers are Iranian experts. But from a common sense standpoint, if your country was under constant threat of attack, even nuclear attack, from two countries with much more powerful military establishments, as is Iran from the US and Israel, would you desert your country’s best defender and elect the preferred candidate of the US and Israel?

Do you believe that the Iranian people would have voted to become an American puppet state?

Iran is an ancient and sophisticated society. Much of the intellectual class is secularized. A significant, but small, percentage of the youth has fallen in thrall to Western sexual promiscuity, to personal pleasure, and to self-absorption. These people are easily organized with American money to give their government and Islamic constraints on personal behavior the bird.

The US government is taking advantage of these westernized Iranians to create a basis for discrediting the Iranian election and the Iranian government.

On June 14, the McClatchy Washington Bureau, which sometimes attempts to report the real news, acquiesced to Washington’s psychological warfare and declared: “Iran election result makes Obama’s outreach efforts harder.” What we see here is the raising of the ugly head of the excuse for “diplomatic failure,” leaving only a military solution.

As a person who has seen it all from inside the US government, I believe that the purpose of the US government’s manipulation of the American and puppet government media is to discredit the Iranian government by portraying the Iranian government as an oppressor of the Iranian people and a frustrater of the Iranian people’s will. This is how the US government is setting up Iran for military attack.

With the help of Mousavi, the US government is creating another “oppressed people,” like Iraqis under Saddam Hussein, who require American blood and treasure to liberate. Has Mousavi, the American candidate in the Iranian election who was roundly trounced, been chosen by Washington to become the American puppet ruler of Iran?

The great macho superpower is eager to restore its hegemony over the Iranian people, thus settling the score with the ayatollahs who overthrew American rule of Iran in 1978.

That is the script. You are watching it every minute on US television.

There is no end of “experts” to support the script. For one example among hundreds, we have Gary Sick, appropriately named, who formerly served on the National Security Council and currently teaches at Columbia University:

"If they'd been a little more modest and said Ahmadinejad had won by 51 percent," Sick said, Iranians might have been dubious but more accepting. But the government's assertion that Ahmadinejad won with 62.6 percent of the vote, "is not credible."

"I think,” continued Sick, “it does mark a real transition point in the Iranian Revolution, from a position of claiming to have its legitimacy based on the support of the population, to a position that has increasingly relied on repression. The voice of the people is ignored."

The only hard information available is the poll referenced above. The poll found that Ahmadinejad was the favored candidate by a margin of two to one.

But as in everything else having to do with American hegemony over other peoples, facts and truth play no part. Lies and propaganda rule.

Consumed by its passion for hegemony, America is driven to prevail over others, morality and justice be damned. This world-threatening script will play until America bankrupts itself and has so alienated the rest of the world that it is isolated and universally despised.

The Folly of Attacking Iran: Lessons from History

Bucket Food Storage System

Bucket Packing with Wendy Mae - Part 1

Bucket Packing with Wendy Mae - Part 2

A Patriots Act, Citizen Soldier/Bill of Rights vs The Patriot Act

“Help me to be, to think,

to act what is right

because it is right;

make me truthful, honest,

and honorable in all things,

make me intellectually honest

for the sake of right

and honor


without thought

of reward to me.”

Robert E. Lee

A Patriot's Act

Citizen Soldier

Citizen Soldier

Our founding fathers bestowed upon the United States citizen a personal responsibility that transcends our fundamental rights spelled out in our United States Constitution. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”.

The words in our Constitution sets up a system of checks and balances that seek to protect us from those in authority who may from time to time exert power and control in the furtherance of their agenda(s) and objective(s). We are to be eternally vigilant in our responsibility to hold these men and women not only to the words spelled out in this sacred document but also to the spirit contained within it.

Those citizen soldiers, who are the true Patriots of this great nation, must when called upon, stand firm and tall in service to the nation. Service to protect our way of life and our Constitution from those who would do us harm, both foreign and domestic. One must be willing to put personal interests aside and second to the interests of the collective whole.

The time has come for all true Patriot’s to say; “it’s not okay” and to raise our voices in unison, to hold our public servant’s accountable for their unconstitutional, illegal acts.

The whole of the United States Government is complicit in these acts, the President of the UNITED STATES, Executive branch, Senate, Congress and Judicial branch of our government. We as a people have been let down by our elected and appointed governmental officials through their action and inaction to uphold their sacred oath of office, to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. We, as the people and good citizens of this Rrepublic must accept our responsibility for this current state of affairs.

One must come to a place in our understanding and reach a point where it becomes self evident that all men are created equal and none are above the law. If we sit back and do nothing, when our public servants subvert the constitution and break the law, then we too become complicit within the context of the law spelled out in our constitution.

Those citizen soldiers that pontificate and do nothing to right this wrong need only go back to sleep and pretend it will fix itself. Power unchecked only leads to more unchecked power and control. Those criminals, who continue in power, can only continue when the citizen chooses to allow them to further their agenda outside of the checks and balances spelled out in our constitution.

The history of liberty and personal freedom is a very short one and must be understood if one is to enjoy the rights contained within our founding documents. This is a great experiment in liberty and justice for all. One must not lose sight of the fact that it is a relatively short experiment and the forces at work, to disassemble our rights and privileges, as citizens of these United States, are well organized and very powerful. They possess not only financial resources but the full spectrum of tools to crush any and all opposition to their plan.

“We the people”, are all of us, right here and right NOW. We are not historical words on a piece of parchment but rather living, breathing human beings. We must stand up now and say enough is enough, or we fold and allow the dismantling of our sovereign rights as a nation and as sovereign individuals.

It is time to raise our voices and take responsibility back from the few that we entrusted to protect us. They have not lived up to their oath of office and we have not held them accountable for their acts and their failure to meet their responsibility. As long as we fail to take personal and collective responsibility for the situation we now find ourselves we will continue to reap what we sow.

It is not too late to act. We must have the will and the fortitude to see this great land cleansed of those in power who have put their own self interests and their agenda ahead of the common good. We the people must stand tall and take back our great nation from those who have failed to protect us from the subversion of our constitution.

It is time to take legal action to reassert our fundamental rights guaranteed by our constitution. Only a few, in congress, have had the inspirational insight to press for a return to our Constitutional Democracy, Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul and a few others. In spite of their leadership our constitution has not been protected due to a lack of true leadership, both Democratic and Republican. In truth the Congress is asleep at the wheel and scared to act. They have put their personal ambition and security ahead of the people’s best interest. We as citizens must seek legal recourse, through the courts, and move to hold our public servants accountable for their failure to preserve protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

The threat from within is far more dangerous than a threat from an outside power. We now find ourselves literally losing our constitution, our way of life, to a group of like minded men and women who think it best to govern from the top down and not from the bottom up. They have an elitist model that dictates a new world order. They have failed to recognize that under our Constitution, they are the people’s servants and not our masters.

The Project for a New American Century, PNAC is a document that has spelled out an agenda for full spectrum power and control. It is predicated on the notion that the United States has the right to exert its full power in the pursuit of its perceived interests spelled out by a few men in the name of the whole nation. This globalist policy is being executed in our name without our informed consent. We have allowed these men to take control of our nation and subvert our ideals in the furtherance of their quest for full spectrum power and control. This must come to an end. Sadly they are consumed with their own success.

One can get lost in the details. The fact is we must be willing to take a second look and uncover the truth even when it hurts deeply. No one wants to believe the worst and it can be very upsetting when one finds out something terrible is going on. We must grow up as a nation and face the fact that crimes have been committed and the people responsible must be held accountable.

Many years ago when I was a young man, in my early twenties, I took a chance and chose to involve myself in an illegal, marijuana business. I was a very energetic well meaning man and was a risk taker. Science has identified a gene that is handed down from generation to generation that drives some people to take risks that many would choose not to. Many of our founding fathers carried the same gene and chose to involve themselves in the smuggling business. John Hancock was one of these men. Hancock was a successful wine merchant known throughout the colonies as “The Prince of Smugglers.” His reputation eventually earned him the honor of being the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Many smuggled alcohol, tobacco, tea and other taxable goods. They also put their lives on the line in the founding of this great nation risking their fortunes, their lives, their liberty and their freedom, in their pursuit of freedom and justice for all.

I was investigated for three years, indicted for running a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, CCE 848, and served time in federal prison for my illegal acts. I faced my accusers, I plead guilty to my crimes and I served my time in order that I could enjoy the freedoms this great nation has to offer. I learned the rule of law applies to all citizens regardless of their station in life, color of ones skin, political persuasion or elected position. I learned that we are all created equal and no man is above the law, or so I thought. In truth there are many ideals that we fight for and yet in practice we fall far short of those ideals. We must continue to reach for those ideals or they mean absolutely nothing at all. They are reduced to just words on a piece of paper. If we don’t fight for them then we are as bad as the criminals who exert their power and control over us manipulating them for their own gain.

I broke the law as a youth and I paid dearly with the loss of my freedom serving eight years in federal prison. I lost my family, my home and my fortune. I lost time with three young sons and they lost time with their dad. I paid the price demanded of me and I was man enough to own up to my illegal acts and face my accusers. I did not run and hide or corrupt the system to further my own ambition; I owned up to my criminal acts and completed all that was required of me. My debt to society has been paid in full.

How do we hold others accountable for their illegal acts? I would suggest we convene a Grand Jury made up of citizens who hold our constitution sacred and worth every drop of blood that has been shed protecting it from threats both foreign and domestic. There comes a time when men and women must stand up and be counted. Now is one of those times. Our nation must be taken back by the people for the people and do it within the law spelled out in our constitution. We must reinstate the rule of law.

The U.S. Patriot Act, passed after the 9/11 operation, was executed by elements within our government who have an agenda for full spectrum power and control both here at home and throughout the world. They have cloaked this act as a needed measure to protect us from an outside threat. In truth the threat is from within and is the complete subversion of our constitution. When one takes a hard look at the 9/11 operation it has all the elements of a false flag operation and seems all too real. When one studies the Kennedy assassination along side the 9/11 incident and realizes the level of manipulation perpetrated on the American people, both operations utilized the same techniques of trauma based mind control. The perpetrators are masters at manipulating the public and creating a false reality.

It does not matter if you believe the government’s conspiracy theory-version of the events on 9/11 or if you are a member of the 9/11 truth movement. Either way they have manipulated the public into believing that the U.S. Patriot Act is legal and enacted to protect us from an outside threat. In truth it has completely trashed Article [IV] of our constitution; “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizers, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized,” and thrown out Habeas Corpus, “The Privilege of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when is Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it”.

Since the 9/11 event was a false flag operation, to further their agenda for full spectrum power and control, then it should cause all of us to take a second look and hold each elected official accountable for their actions on that fateful day. If they failed to protect us and act then they need to give an account. If they were a part of the operation either as an intelligence agent, military officer, elected official or on any other level then they need to be put under oath to give an account and be brought to justice. If they were a part of the cover up, on any level, then we need to uncover the truth and put all the facts on the table. If it means giving immunity to the lower level people involved, in order to bring the true masterminds and perpetrators to justice then we need to act decisively and bring this national tragedy to a close. We must not fail to act; we must be mature enough to face the truth and come to terms with this national tragedy.

The National Security Act has been in place since 1947. President Truman failed to foresee the damage that would be done, to the nation, in the name of National Security. We now are faced with a government apparatus that hides behind the cloak of secrecy and a false classification to hide its misdeeds. National security is invoked for every misdeed and utilized to hide both real national security issues and those that are kept hidden from the public for criminal purposes.

The Iran Contra/CIA Cocaine/Mena Airport conspiracy was a classic illegal operation that was run from the Reagan White House under the direction of George H.W. Bush when he was Vice President. Ollie North and the operation to trade arms for hostages was only one side of the equation. The big story was the cocaine operation run for the benefit of raising large sums of cash to finance Black/Operations and should be understood in those terms. If we allow our government to utilize the National Security Act, as a cover for their illegal operations against the American people and the people of the world, then we are as guilty as those in authority.

The utilization of the national security act to cover up illegal operations and to keep the public in the dark is an illegal use of the act and those who have perpetrated this system must be uncovered and held accountable. The rule of law is subverted by the use of this act and we must demand that it stop or we allow it to happen. Citizen solders must stand together and hold this government accountable from the lowest member to the highest, including the President of the UNITED STATES, the National Security Council, the membership of the Senate and Congress and our Judicial branch of government. No man or woman is above the law, no one.

If we think it right and just to lock up petty criminals and yet we allow the highest governmental officials to get off without having to give an account for their crimes then what kind of a nation are we? I suggest we are a nation of cowards who have failed to live up to our responsibility as citizens of this great republic. We fail not only ourselves but we fail future generations to come.

I come from a family of West Point graduates who have been entrusted with a higher degree of responsibility to protect this great nation from enemies both foreign and domestic. Sometimes we the people are all called to step foreword and put aside our own personal interests and seek a higher standard within the context of our collective reality. This is something each person must either face and take corrective action or choose to stay silent, at our collective peril. Major General Albert Stubblebine, West Point Class of 1952, United States Army, retired, is one such patriot. Dr. Stephen E. Jones, Physicist and Professor of Engineering, BYU, Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, Director of Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, A Pentagon eye-witness and a former member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency, Michael Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa and Paul Craig Roberts, PhD, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Reagan Administration are also true patriots. All of these men and women have stepped foreword to address the inconsistencies within the government’s version of the events on 9/11. The fact that each man and woman has taken the time to study the 9/11 incident and come to a much different conclusion, than the governments version, is compelling but what is really compelling is the personal price each person has paid in service to their country. They are like many of us; they are directed and led by a higher standard.

They have put their good name and careers on the line in the search for truth. I commend each and every one of us that finds the courage to seek the truth whether it is the 9/11 incident, Iran Contra, the war in Iraq or any other difficult issue we confront in life.

We are now in a time of revealing. We have within our grasp an understanding that has been long overdue. As we come to the realization that something is terribly wrong and needs to be dealt with we must not lose our balance or our focus. We must press forward in our search for truth and make the hard choices that need to be made and we must hold our public servants accountable for the current state of affairs.

Robert B. Reckmeyer

Bill of Rights vs The Patriot Act

Fault Lines - California: Failed State

Shock Doctrine—California Style

"Since the financial crisis hit in September, Naomi has been warning that the real shock was yet to come. "Unless we get a good deal" on the bailouts, Naomi wrote back in October, "there will be nothing left over after the banks are done feeding to pay for the meager services now provided in exchange for taxation. The spiraling cost of saving Wall Street from its bad bets is already being used as an excuse for why we can't solve our many other crises, from health care to climate change."

In California, the real shock has arrived with the state's devastating budget crisis and unprecedented spending cuts. Read the post by Avi Lewis below about California and then click on the links to watch his incredible half-hour documentary."

Now is the time for the people to assert our sovereignty, act responsibly, prepare, and waken from our slumber. May I suggest we peacefully protest for change, act like good stewards and put up food and a clean water source for the winter. I can assure you the winter is fast approaching and if the squirrels are smart enough to gather supplies for the coming "Cold" months then we as thinking "Intelligent Life in the Universe" must follow their lead.

It is not rocket science to understand we are in trouble. That means it is incumbent on all of us to help wake up our brothers and sisters, fellow Hue-Man family, (Hue: Light Spectrum Man, Family).

I encourage all reading this Blog to share it with others, go to our new website; www.thriverightnow.com and be prepared for whatever might transpire over the next few months and years.

This age has been spoken of by the Prophets. Do we have ears to hear and eyes to see? Are we able to discern the signs and awaken from our dream? The time for sleeping is over. Now is the time for Action! Be the Buddha, awaken from the dream. Be the Christ, have no fear. Be the good servant; help your family, friends and neighbors, help those who are asleep to rise up and prepare for the coming storm. Actually the storm is here.............are we too asleep to notice?


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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Economic Collapse 2.0

We have been working dilligently on our new website www.thriverightnow.com and expect to have it launched and able to help others meet their bulk food, alternative power, back up power, water filters, and much more. Please check back with us and see how we might help you Thrive Right Now.


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Monday, June 15, 2009

Secrets of The CIA - Nicaragua/Mena Connection: Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA, Drug smuggling

Nobody likes to deal with Dark Conspiracy Theories and yet with the Iran Contra, we can be honest with ourselves and uncover the truth in our government, or we can choose to stay asleep and carry on as if our leaders are truthful. It becomes self evident, when one does their own research that something very sinister is being executed in our name and without our informed consent. It is time to unmask the Dark Side conspiracy theories and sort through what is theory and what is fact.

Congress, by a decisive vote, decided in the late 1980’s, that the United States would not support the Contra’s fighting in Nicaragua. President Reagan decided to organize imaginative ways to subvert the vote and set up a covert and illegal support network in opposition to the will of the Congress. The plan was organized and executed in the Reagan/Bush White House in opposition to the Bolland amendment. The Bolland amendment prohibited use of USG funds to finance the "Contras."

In June of 1984, the President and Vice President, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush, and their top aids discussed how to sustain the Contra’s in opposition to the Sandinista government, a democratically elected government in Nicaragua. The Congressional amendment prohibited any transfer of funds directly or indirectly so their hands were tied. Bush was the ex CIA Director and knew full well how to go around any congressional ban but the President and Vice President must be able to state firmly they were out of the loop in case anything went awry. This is exactly what both Reagan and Bush claimed when the scandal broke. It is the clean hands doctrine and something every intelligence agent is taught, deniability.

When our elected officials justify a criminal conspiracy in the name of national security, they have crossed a line into unknown territory. They have taken our Constitutional system to a new level where anything goes and can be justified. Smuggling large multi ton loads of cocaine from central and south America into the continental United States for the purpose of raising large sums of cash, to feed an illegal war of aggression on the Nicaraguan people is beyond most peoples comfort zone. I can tell you as one who smuggled Marijuana and Hashish, cocaine is a completely different product. Cocaine is evil and turns good people into their dark side expression. Cocaine causes people to do things they would normally not do. Powdered cocaine turned into crack is deadly. The fact that George H.W. Bush could justify his cocaine operation in the name of National Security is criminal, period.

It is well documented that our United States government is directly involved in the illegal drug business, both in the past and currently as a part of their war in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan drug operation helps to fund their war of aggression and supplies our CIA with large sums of cash to finance a covert war throughout the region. This is nothing new. During the Vietnam War in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, our CIA set up a large scale drug operation helping the Laotian tribesmen transport their heroin and set up new smuggle routes to the west. They addicted a whole generation of American kids to finance their illegal wars of aggression.
It is well documented that the intelligence services throughout the world utilize the illegal drug business to raise enormous sums of cash to fund their black operations. Welcome to the real world of shadow government and real world politics. I know sometimes it hurts to learn that there are a lot of illegal things going on in the name of freedom and liberty and in truth it is up to us to hold these people accountable. They hide behind the national security act and slap it on everything so they can justify murder, illegal drug deals, false arrests and subversion of sovereign governments. There is nothing they won’t do if they think it will help them in their lust for full power and control.”
Nobody likes to deal with Dark Conspiracy Theories and yet with the Illegal Drug Business, we can be honest with ourselves and uncover the truth in our government, or we can choose to stay asleep and carry on as if our leaders are truthful. It becomes self evident, when one does their own research that something very sinister is being executed in our name and without our informed consent. It is time to unmask the Dark Side conspiracy theories and sort through what is theory and what is fact.

The modern illegal drug trade started many years ago when the British controlled the production and transportation of opium grown in India. They organized the trade to raise large sums of cash for the world economy and in the process set the stage for the current illegal drug business. They also smuggled their opium into China and dumbed down a whole generation of people as a way to exert their power and control.

In more recent times one must look at the western intelligence services to understand the organization behind the illegal drug trade in the world. They literally license who may operate and who may participate in the production, transportation, money laundering, and ultimate sale of the commodity. They control the business from the source to the street level dealers who ultimately distribute it to the end users.

The illegal drug business is the most lucrative business in the world and is used to fund the Shadow Governments black operations around the planet. In recent times we have uncovered their illegal operations and a clearer picture has emerged. The most vivid example is the Iran Contra scandal that broke in the early 1990’s implicating many in the Ronald Reagan White House.

George H.W. Bush was the key player in the Iran Contra CIA Cocaine Operation run out of the Reagan White House during the early and mid 1980’s. It is well documented that Vice President George H.W. Bush was in direct operational control of the secret team working to fund the Contra’s during the illegal Iran Contra operation. Ollie North, John Poindexter, Elliott Abrams, Thomas Clines, Clair George, Richard Secord and others were operationally up to their ears, with Vice President George H.W. Bush and were later Pardoned by him as a way to keep the truth from coming out.
I encourage you to do your own research...


The men who participated in the Iran Contra Operation were rewarded for their loyalty to Bush. He not only pardoned most of them for their illegal acts he also promoted them to even higher positions within the government. See the Nazification of our criminal government.

Completed Trials and Pleas Elliott Abrams - Pleaded guilty October 7, 1991, to two misdemeanor charges of withholding information from Congress about secret government efforts to support the Nicaraguan contra rebels during a ban on such aid. U.S. District Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., sentenced Abrams November 15, 1991, to two years probation and 100 hours community service. Abrams was pardoned December 24, 1992.

Carl R. Channell - Pleaded guilty April 29, 1987, to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. U.S. District Judge Stanley S. Harris sentenced Channell on July 7, 1989, to two years probation.

Thomas G. Clines - Indicted February 22, 1990, on four felony counts of underreporting his earnings to the IRS in the 1985 and 1986 tax years; and falsely stating on his 1985 and 1986 tax returns that he had no foreign financial accounts. On September 18, 1990, Clines was found guilty of all charges. U.S. District Judge Norman P. Ramsey in Baltimore, Md., on December 13, 1990, sentenced Clines to 16 months in prison and $40,000 in fines. He was ordered to pay the cost of the prosecution. The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on February 27, 1992, upheld the convictions. Clines served his prison sentence.

Alan D. Fiers, Jr. - Pleaded guilty July 9, 1991, to two misdemeanor counts of withholding information from Congress about secret efforts to aid the Nicaraguan contras. U.S. District Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., sentenced Fiers January 31, 1992, to one year probation and 100 hours community service. Fiers was pardoned December 24, 1992.

Clair E. George - Indicted September 6, 1991, on 10 counts of perjury, false statements and obstruction in connection with congressional and Grand Jury investigations. George's trial on nine counts ended in a mistrial on August 26, 1992. Following a second trial on seven counts, George was found guilty December 9, 1992, of two felony charges of false statements and perjury before Congress. The maximum penalty for each count was five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth set sentencing for February 18, 1993. George was pardoned on December 24, 1992, before sentencing occurred.

Albert Hakim - Pleaded guilty November 21, 1989, to a misdemeanor of supplementing the salary of Oliver L. North. Lake Resources Inc., in which Hakim was the principal shareholder, pleaded guilty to a corporate felony of theft of government property in diverting Iran arms sales proceeds to the Nicaraguan contras and other activities. Hakim was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell on February 1, 1990, to two years probation and a $5,000 fine; Lake Resources was ordered dissolved.

Robert C. McFarlane - Pleaded guilty March 11, 1988, to four misdemeanor counts of withholding information from Congress. U.S. District Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., sentenced McFarlane on March 3, 1989, to two years probation, $20,000 in fines and 200 hours community service. McFarlane was pardoned December 24, 1992. Richard R. Miller - Pleaded guilty May 6, 1987, to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. U.S. District Judge Stanley S. Harris sentenced Miller on July 6, 1989, to two years probation and 120 hours of community service.

Oliver L. North - Indicted March 16, 1988, on 16 felony counts. After standing trial on 12, North was convicted May 4, 1989 of three charges: accepting an illegal gratuity, aiding and abetting in the obstruction of a congressional inquiry, and destruction of documents. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell on July 5, 1989, to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. A three-judge appeals panel on July 20, 1990, vacated North's conviction for further proceedings to determine whether his immunized testimony influenced witnesses in the trial. The Supreme Court declined to review the case. Judge Gesell dismissed the case September 16, 1991, after hearings on the immunity issue, on the motion of Independent Counsel.

John M. Poindexter - Indicted March 16, 1988, on seven felony charges. After standing trial on five charges, Poindexter was found guilty April 7, 1990, on all counts: conspiracy (obstruction of inquiries and proceedings, false statements, falsification, destruction and removal of documents); two counts of obstruction of Congress and two counts of false statements. U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene sentenced Poindexter June 11, 1990, to six months in prison on each count, to be served concurrently. A three-judge appeals panel on November 15, 1991, reversed the convictions on the ground that Poindexter's immunized testimony may have influenced the trial testimony of witnesses. The Supreme Court on December 7, 1992, declined to review the case. In 1993, the indictment was dismissed on the motion of Independent Counsel.

Richard V. Secord - Indicted March 16, 1988 on six felony charges. On May 11, 1989, a second indictment was issued charging nine counts of impeding and obstructing the Select Iran/contra Committees. Secord was scheduled to stand trial on 12 charges. He pleaded guilty November 8, 1989, to one felony count of false statements to Congress. Secord was sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., on January 24, 1990, to two years probation.

Pre-trial Pardons Duane R. Clarridge - Indicted November 26, 1991, on seven counts of perjury and false statements about a secret shipment of U.S. HAWK missiles to Iran. The maximum penalty for each count was five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene set a March 15, 1993, trial date. Clarridge was pardoned December 24, 1992.

Caspar W. Weinberger - Indicted June 16, 1992, on five counts of obstruction, perjury and false statements in connection with congressional and Independent Counsel Investigations of Iran/ Contra. On September 29, the obstruction count was dismissed. On October 30, a second indictment was issued, charging one false statement count. The second indictment was dismissed December 11, leaving four counts remaining. The maximum penalty for each count was five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan set a January 5, 1993, trial date. Weinberger was pardoned December 24, 1992.

Dismissal Joseph F. Fernandez - Indicted June 20, 1988 on five counts of conspiracy to defraud the United States, obstructing the inquiry of the Tower Commission and making false statements to government agencies. The case was dismissed in the District of Columbia for venue reasons on the motion of Independent Counsel. A four-count indictment was issued in the Eastern District of Virginia on April 24, 1989. U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton dismissed the four-count case November 24, 1989, after Attorney General Richard Thornburgh blocked the disclosure of classified information ruled relevant to the defense. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., on September 6, 1990, upheld Judge Hilton's rulings under the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA). On October 12, 1990, the Attorney General filed a final declaration that he would not disclose the classified information.

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