Thursday, July 12, 2018

Empire of Misery, Liberation of Daraa

Empire of Misery: the Liberation of Daraa, War on Latin America and Palestine

   The empire of Chaos (America) is in full advance across the globe but has suffered yet another humiliating defeat in Syria along with it’s criminal ally Israel whose endless threats and illegal airstrikes were unable to prevent yet another decisive victory for the Syrian Arab Army. However across the world there is one horror show after another. Most recently of course Israel Massacred the people of Gaza for daring to peacefully protest the misery, poverty and brutality they suffer as a result of Israel’s siege, Israel’s mass incarceration and torture programs and Israel’s constant murder of Palestinians. 

America sees war as the solution to every problem and so of course is always involved in war within it’s own borders as well. The wars on poor people, the wars on black people (who like Palestinians can be murdered with total impunity, the wars to steal even more native land, and of course the war on immigrants. Terrorizing them makes them easier to exploit and so ICE have been unleashed by Mad emperor Trump locking children in cages. Of course this war on immigrants did not begin with Trump but has been ongoing for more then a century with little attention paid to it and Obama was the worst offender. Still since Trump loudly supports this war on refugees from countries the empire has destroyed in Central America and the middle east he fully deserves all the outrage this scandal has generated. Remember this brief glimpse into the everyday nightmare that is America and try not to forget it as soon as the news cycle switches back to it’s usual frivolity and lies. Also remember the millions of people locked up in  America’s prisons including thousands of children.  Above all investigate and you will discover even worse crimes in the wars on immigrants mass graves, people suffocated to death in storage containers. you will discover slavery, torture and murder. 

Unsurprisingly at the very moment refugees are being locked in cages America is busy trying to destroy yet another Central American country Nicaragua. In Yemen perhaps the worst horror show in the world right now the Houthis are battling for their very survival as America, Britain, and their Saudi lackeys prepare to cut off Yemen’s last remaining life line. Millions have been starving in Yemen for over two years and one can only imagine how much worse things will get if they loose their last remaining port of al-Hudaydah. In Colombia the world’s newest NATO member the Government with a green light from washington is on murderous rampage 8 activists have been killed this week by death squads.  This is the Death Squads way of celebrating  the election victory of President Alvaro Uribe Velez the drug dealing patron saint of Colombia’s death squads and of course a close ally of the United States which has sought to destroy the peace deal reached two years ago. Unfortunately in Colombia history is repeating itself in the 1980’s a similar deal was reached where the Guerilla’s laid down their arms in exchange for peace and were slaughtered. This is the latest ugly chapter in America’s dirty war in Colombia where tens of thousands have been killed and millions forced to flee part of America’s usual strategy in Latin America of crushing dissent and stealing the local resources. All over Latin America Operation Condor 2.0 is going into effect and political murder is on the rise in Brazil, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and other countries under America’s control.

   In Nicaragua history is also repeating itself as the United States is trying to push the country into civil war just as it succeeded in doing in the 1980’s with it’s drug dealing Contra death squads a topic I’ve written on at length in the past. That brutal war left 35,000 dead at the hands of brutal CIA terrorists that used very similar tactics to what the CIA’s terrorist proxies have carried out in Syria. Bombing schools and hospitals, torturing and killing government supporters, rape, kidnapping, robbery. Of course the slaughter was even worse next door in El Salvador and Guatemala where instead of trying to overthrow the government the death squads were the government and 100,000 people died in each tiny country. If the empire has it’s way Nicaragua could suffer years of CIA backed terror or worse a return of the kind of Fascist dictatorship the Nicaraguan Sandinista’s overthrew back in 1979. Having failed so far in Venezuela the empire has attempted to use the same tactics in Nicaragua. The motives are the same in both countries the government dared to improve the lives of their people. Now Drug dealing gangsters have set up roadblocks across Nicaragua. attempting to paralyze the country. 200,000 people have lost their jobs as a result of these illegal roadblocks. The NED trained activists are attempting a white helmets style propaganda campaign demonizing the government. So far 15 students and 16 police have died and the Neo-Contras are already attacking schools, hospitals, and health centers so far 60 government buildings have been burned down, as well as burning down the houses of those they suspect are loyal to the government. As in Syria they often murder people then blame the government. They have burned 55 ambulances.  As in Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria the CIA’s mysterious snipers have been firing at both police and protestors in their attempt to spark a civil war. 200 Sandinistas have been kidnapped many publicly tortured. The Neo-contras are already in league with the El Salvadoran fascists ARENA (who were the public face of the death squads) and of course the CIA’S drug dealing terrorist Cuban exiles who worked closely with the Nicaragua Contra’s in the 1980’s. Thankfully as in Venezuela these terror tactics have so far served to discredit the opposition and hopefully Nicaragua will be able to foil this attempted color revolution. However once the US begins one of these covert wars they can go on for decades and Nicaragua must prepare to defend itself if it wants to survive. 

   Israel continued it’s Gaza Massacre emboldened by their close ties to mad emperor Trump since the March of return began they have shot thousands of protestors with 120 dying including most infamously a nurse tending the victims. Israel signed a secret deal last fall with the US and the Saudis for a secret war on “Iran” (by which they mean not just Iran but Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen.) A free hand to massacre Palestinians was part of the bargain no doubt as well as the move of it’s capitol to Jerusalem in defiance of the rest of the world. Thus this massacre is just the opening salvo of a coming massive escalation of the war on Palestine. There is no telling what crimes they will get away with while Trump is in office and maniacs like Nikki Haley and John Bolton are in power. We must work tirelessly to expose the crimes of Israel it’s apartheid system it’s mass incarceration and mass torture programs, it’s propaganda campaigns, It’s endless land thefts, It’s racism, It’s attacks on it’s neighbors, it’s war mongering lobbies, and schemes to steal Palestinian and Syrian oil. It’s deliberate attempt to starve the Palestinians into submission to deny them food, water, electricity and medical care. We must end this slow motion genocide in Palestine before it is too late.

   Having cataloged a few of the many wars America is waging at home and abroad let us turn our attention back to Syria where yet another important victory in the struggle to liberate their country from NATO’s terrorist death squads has taken place. Early in the war Daraa became a terrorist hotbed in part because it was extremely close to Israel and their illegally occupied syrian territory the Golan Heights. Israel has made it abundantly clear that the Daraa terrorists are it’s terrorist proxies and it hoped to steal even more Syrian territory when Syria was destroyed. However with Eastern Ghouta liberated the Syrian Arab Army was finally able to turn it’s full attention to liberating Southern Syria. Israel has launched illegal airstrike after illegal airstrike in a desperate bid to save it’s terrorist proxies including ISIS. It has threatened to launch a region wide war targeting not just Syria but Lebanon, Iraq, in addition of course to their endless ongoing war on the Palestinians, their butchery of women and children which will never cease until Palestine is liberated. However Syria refused to give in to Israeli or American threats  Syria along with it’s allies Iran and Hezbollah were prepared to fight a full scale war if necessary. Russia after some foot dragging also decided to help the SAA liberate Daraa. Israel was forced to watch as their terrorist proxies were routed in a matter of months. The battle of Daraa is not over but it is clear that a decisive victory has already occurred. Syria has secured the Naseeb border crossing with Jordan liberated huge swathes of territory encircled the terrorists and cut off their supplies. Today July 12 they entered the southern part of the city of Daraa. 

   The war in Syria continues. ISIS have been launching increasing attacks in an attempt to save Daraa but Syria have been launching a major campaign to clear them out of their desert stronghold. Once Daraa is liberated the SAA may turn it’s attention to Idlib and to ejecting the Turks. The Syrians are holding secret negotiations with the Kurds who are rethinking their treachery after America has decided to let Turkey occupy more and more SDF held territory. Plans are already in place to kick out the American, British and Italian occupation forces with resistance groups being formed in the north of Syria to kick the occupiers out. Unfortunately the Americans are stubborn vindictive and very sore losers so there is no telling what new plan they are hatching to extend the war and bring still more misery to the long suffering Syrian people. Even if the US forces do leave the propaganda war against Syria could go on for decades. More tragically the economic war on Syria that began back in 2003 with sanctions on Syria will continue. Vital supplies needed to repair Syria, vital medicines and equipment needed to heal the people of Syria are being prevented from entering the country. There is no telling how many thousands of people have already died as a result of these sanctions which are usually overshadowed by the brutal crimes of the western backed terrorists. 

   Despite the obstacles they face Syria continues to march towards victory. With the help of it’s allies it has defeated America, Israel, NATO, the Saudis and the many other members of the axis of chaos. They have withstood untold misery and nearly every family has given a martyr to the cause of Syrian independence. When the war is won the balance of power will forever be shifted in the region and hopefully the empire will be forced to vacate Iraq and the Axis of resistance will be able to turn it’s attention to the liberation of Palestine. Unfortunately in much of the world the future is much bleaker.


A great article exposing the covert war on Nicaragua

The liberation of Daraa

The Battle for Daraa

The SAA have entered Southern Daraa

Possible US pullout of Syria

Great documentary on the Battle for Aleppo

Prof. Michel Chossudovsky on Gaza

Great Interview with Eva Bartlett on Syria and Palestine

The first 2 parts of my Iran/Contra Series

The Dirty war in Colombia

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Gold Warriors

Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold

    In the book Gold Warriors by Sterling & Peggy Seagrave the authors reveal one of the most shocking secrets of the 20th century the amazing story of a vast treasure that Japan managed to loot across Asia which is today worth hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars, the concealment of this treasure in hundreds of sites, and the secret recovery of much of this treasure by what would become the CIA. America would help Japan cover up this vast fortune fooling the world into believing that Japan was bankrupt after the war and was unable to pay reparations for their mass murder of tens of millions of civilians or the massive profits they generated from slave labor and the global heroin trade. The treasure much of it buried in the Philippines would fuel the rise and fall of Ferdinand Marcos. Most of this vast fortune would remain in the hands of fascist Japanese war criminals and would for decades be used to prop up Japan’s corrupt one party democracy ruled by the Liberal Democratic Party with the CIA and the Yakuza pulling the strings behind the scenes. It would be controlled by men like Allen Dulles, John J. McCloy through their Black Eagle Trust which managed both Japanese and Nazi War loot. The Gold would be deposited in the Federal Reserve, The Bank of England, Union Banque Suisse (UBS) in Switzerland, Citibank, HSBC and other major banks who often stole it for themselves.  The gold was also used to manipulate the entire global economy , finance assassinations and covert ops bribe politicians and finance right wing political movements like the John Birch Society domestically. 

    Indeed after reading this book one may well wonder how much of this gold is involved today in financing charlatans like Alex Jones and the rest of the patriot movement since as everyone knows these “Patriot Radio” stations are heavily involved in selling gold and silver. The vast treasure was also one of the largely unknown aspects of the Iran/Contra scandal and was  used to fund WACL The World Anti-Communist League two of my favorite obsessions. The book offers a window to the vast and mysterious world of offshore banking and the Gold Cartel. The authors estimate that today the ultra-rich are hoarding over 23 trillion dollars mostly in offshore bank accounts while around the world health and education are being cut poverty and homelessness are on the rise, and the rest of us are constantly told to tighten our belts. Gold Warriors tells a compelling tale of secrecy, greed, treachery, murder and lies. The Seagraves destroy the myth that America reformed Japan after the war revealing the shocking story of the MacArthur occupation and it’s alliance with Japanese Fascists and Gangsters along with Japan’s ruthless imperial family and their huge corporate backers like Mitsui, Mitsubushi, Kawasaki and Sumitomo. They used this loot to finance Japan’s Postwar recovery and meteoric rise. Companies that have since become household names made their fortunes through looting Asia and employing slave labor including American POWS. When the survivors tried to sue for reparations State department officials like Tom Foley with corrupt ties to these Japanese corporations compared the victims to terrorists. Foley’s wife worked for Sumitomo and Foley later became a lobbyist for Mitsubishi. 

   The Seagraves begin their book with the brutal assassination of the Korean Queen Min on October 7 1895 by the Japanese. She was murdered along with two of her ladies in waiting and then her body was doused in gasoline and burned. To carry it out the Japanese used a so called “Patriotic Society” which were part secret society, part fascist paramilitary, part gangsters and were the favored tool by which the Japanese empire carried out destabilization, assassinations, provocations, and other standard tactics of what would later come to be called psychological warfare. The two main patriotic societies were the Black Dragon (who were obsessed with halting Russian expansion and conquering China) and the Black Ocean which was focused on conquering Korea. In Japan like in America big business, organized crime, and intelligence were strongly inter-related. The Japanese like all empires were cynical liars and claimed that Queen Min had been murdered by Koreans. With the Strong willed Queen Min out of the way her weak husband King Kojong quickly became a Japanese Puppet and soon Korea was a Japanese Colony while Korea’s ally China suffered a humiliating defeat at Japans hands when it tried to intervene. Japan seized Taiwan and a piece of Manchuria from China. The Korean language was outlawed, Koreans were even forced to adopt Japanese names. The entire Korean peninsula became Japanese property and they began to loot the accumulated wealth of centuries including gold silver and their prized celadon porcelains worth a fortune to collectors. Japan employed an army of antiquarians to seize and catalog hundreds of ancient Korean manuscripts sending them to Japan or burning them to destroy Korea’s cultural heritage.  The Japanese even resorted to grave robbery on a massive scale of Korean Imperial tombs. Korean rice was shipped off to Japan while the locals had to eat millet. Koreans were sent to Japan as slave laborers. initially Ito Hirobumi was appointed viceroy who ironically was head of the clique that opposed the more aggressive militarists of the Yamagata clique but his enemies made sure his staff included the head of the Black Dragon patriotic society Uchida Ryohei. Ryohei’s thugs killed 18,000 Koreans and when Ito resigned in disgust he was assassinated and his death was blamed on Koreans and used as an excuse to annex Korea. False flag terror (Or provocations as they were called at the time) were a favorite Japanese tactic. Six million Korean men were forced into slave labor one million were sent to Japan. Hundreds of thousands of Korean women were forced into prostitution as Comfort Women for the Japanese army a practice that would be adopted by the Americans when they Occupied Korea (and other Asian countries) in the decades that followed. 

    At the same time Japan targeted Formosa what is today known as Taiwan colonizing the island and setting up massive heroin laboratories Taiwan would for decades become a center of the global drug trade. Japan launched a sneak attack on the Russian empire at Vladivostok in 1904  then smashed the Baltic fleet the Tsar sent in revenge. Russia was forced to sign a humiliating peace deal giving Japan control of it’s possessions in northern China Manchuria like the South Manchurian Railway it had built. Unlike Korea Manchuria was mostly a wilderness it’s wealth was in timber and minerals. To turn a quick profit Japan later in alliance with the nationalist chinese set up a massive opium growing operation  allying with the green gang. They bribed warlords and began buying up chinese industries and land. The Chinese KMT and their triad allies the Green Gang were similar to the Japanese in that they were fascist gangsters who used secret societies to carry out their dirty work. Of course the Japanese with their greed and ruthlessness often terrorized the chinese to get their hands on their wealth. Manchuria became the center of what the Japanese called the Tairiku Ronin or in the authors words “carpetbaggers, spies, secret policemen, financial conspirators, fanatical gangsters, drug dealers and eccentric army officers.” Japan set up a puppet state called Manchuko with former chinese emperor Pu Yi as a figurehead. The true rulers were the so called Manchuria Quartet Colonel Doihara, his sidekick Major Tanaka, Future minister of war Colonel Itagaki Seishiro, finally there was future war time Prime Minister Colonel Tojo Hideki. It was Doihara of Military intelligence who recruited the fascist gangster Yoshio Kodama who was in prison back in Japan for a series of attempted assassinations of government officials (Japanese fascists murdered anyone who became an obstacle to their schemes)  Kodama who was on friendly terms with many in the imperial family would go on to manipulate Japanese politics for decades as the CIA’s most valuable agent. Manchuria was the base of the Kwangtung Army which generated so much wealth through various criminal schemes that it was practically independent of Tokyo anyone back in Japan who opposed it was in danger of assassination while it bought the loyalty of others with a cut of the profits from the looting and heroin trade. Behind the scenes the emperor Hirohito and the Mitsui and Mitsubushi Corporations ran everything making a fortune from their cut of the illegal drug trade. China was flooded with cheap heroin and to hook the populace the Japanese laced patent medicines with heroin, gave out free heroin laced cigarettes under the brand name Golden Bat, and also deluged the chinese with heroin tablets. The Japanese planned to turn Manchuria into an industrial powerhouse but the process was so expensive that in hopes of turning a profit they began to look towards conquering the rest of China. 

   Through a series of provocations involving the patriotic societies and Japanese intelligence Japan was whipped into a war frenzy and more Chinese land was stolen. Finally after the 1937 Marco Polo bridge incident full scale war began. Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek offered little resistance mounting a long retreat with his own massive hoard of stolen treasure. The KMT had cut a secret deal with the Japanese years before to share profits from the heroin trade. The KMT had even been re-selling American lend lease supplies to the Japanese. Nanking was left defenseless and Emperor Hirohito sent his Uncle Prince Asaka a brutal fascist drunk to oversee the infamous rape of Nanking to terrorize China into surrender. In a couple months 300,000 people were killed shot beheaded, or used for bayonet practice. The Japanese claimed all Chinese civilians whether men women or children were “plainclothes soldiers” and between 20,000-80,000 women were raped. However this was more then just a war crime at the same time as Japan invaded China emperor Hirohito ordered the creation of the Golden Lily to insure that China’s loot remained under the control of the imperial family. The eccentric Prince Chichibu was put in charge of Golden Lily and Prince Takeda would also play a key role in this operation. For centuries China’s emperors had claimed a monopoly on trade meaning that the merchant class operated a huge black market that they concealed by bribing local officials. For centuries these merchants had wisely mistrusted banks hiding their fortunes in gems and gold. The chinese had also been collecting art and valuable manuscripts for over 3,000 years. While the massacres at Nanking were raging the golden Lily were terrorizing these wealthy merchants through kidnapping, torture, and threatening to kill their families to seize these massive fortunes which were completely off the books. Their other strategy was to trade heroin for gold to chinese gangsters to get them to do much of the dirty work. Yoshio Kodama was the Japanese liaison to the Chinese underworld making deals with the Ku brothers in Shanghai one of which headed the Green Gang while the other was a KMT General. The Golden Lily operation was fantastically successfully 6,000 tons of gold were stolen in Nanking alone. Japan unleashed an army of experts to steal as much art and priceless manuscripts as they could. 

   However Japan was soon bogged down in a long war against China’s communist Guerrillas and the American backed nationalist KMT. With the typical logic of empires when bogged down in one disaster they launch an attack some place else. First they attacked the Soviet Union but were badly beaten by General Zhukov so they turned their attention to their American rivals who were cutting off their flow of supplies because America hoped to rule China through the KMT after the war. In any case Japan launched a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and in a matter of months had seized all of south-east asia from the British, French, Americans and Dutch. French Indochina, Indonesia, Malaya, Thailand, and the Philippines were soon theirs. They looted these areas by seizing the banks and going through the records to track down the wealthy colonists. The locals were only too happy to revenge themselves on the colonists  by tipping off the Japanese to their hidden loot. The Japanese used a massive currency scheme in all their holdings printing scrip and outlawing the local currency. Above all they terrorized the Chinese merchants across asia engaging in what were called the Sook Ching massacres of overseas chinese. Tens of thousands of Chinese were brutally killed in these massacres. In China itself the Japanese would kill 23 million people. 

     Around the same time Japan had been conquering Korea America had conquered the Philippines while claiming they wanted to liberate it from Spain. With it’s usual cynical  hypocrisy once Spain surrendered America crushed the Filipino independence movement with the brutal tactics it would later employ in Greece, Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan, Iraq and a long list of other countries. Of course it had been America itself which had forced Japan to end it’s long isolation setting into motion the chain of events that had lead to Japan’s rapid modernization and imperialist adventures in the first place. General Douglas MacArthur’s father had been one of the invaders and occupiers of the Philippines. Japan hoped it could make a deal to keep the Philippines after the war which it had been preparing to seize for decades. Hirohito had bought the friendship of Pope Pius XII (who had also been instrumental in the rise of fascists to power in Italy, Spain, Germany, Croatia, and other countries see Karlheinz Deschner’s classic God and the Fascists) with a huge deposit in the Vatican bank just one of the scandalous chapters in the banks history. He hoped Pius XII would be able to broker a peace deal with the Americans that would allow Japan to keep some of it’s conquests after the war a scheme that never bore fruit. In any case Japan managed to seize the Philippines from MacArthur forcing him into a humiliating retreat. When the war began to go very badly by 1943 Japan was no longer able to ship it’s loot back to Japan and so began to hide it all over the Philippines and Indonesia. Prisoners of war and the local Filipinos were forced to dig massive tunnels. These slave laborers were often massacred or buried alive to keep the tunnels secret. The Japanese often buried their loot near historical landmarks and hospitals because they were less likely to be bombed. They smuggled gold into the Philippines on phony hospital ships since they would be less likely to be sunk by American submarines. They hid some of the Gold by loading ships full of treasure and then sinking them for later recovery. They managed to hide a mind blowing amount of loot. Huge underground chambers were filled with thousands of tons of gold. The Japanese were masters at camouflaging the entrances to these chambers and in creating coded treasure maps. The Americans managed to discover this gold was being hidden during the war thanks to one of their spies.

   Once America recaptured the Philippines they captured General Yamashita who had been sent to the Philippines late in the war to oversee the defense of the island and to help oversee the Golden Lily operation to hide the gold. This is where two later infamous characters entered the the story Filipino spy Severino Garcia Diaz Santa Romana was ordered to torture Yamashita’s driver major Kojima to get him to reveal the locations of the Gold. Ed Lansdale who had been a lowly OSS propaganda writer got the lucky break of a lifetime when he was sent out to the Philippines to supervise Santa Romana and got major Kojima to talk by promising him a cut of the loot. There were at least 176 treasure sites in the Philippines but recovering a dozen was enough to launch Edward Lansdale and Santa Romana’s careers for decades. Lansdale would have a long career stretching from the Philippines to Vietnam, to the secret war on Cuba. According to the authors he was also instrumental in the creation of the “Enterprise” of ex-CIA men that would be exposed during the Iran-Contra scandal. Santa Romana would for decades serve as a front man for hundreds of billions of CIA black money. His huge personal fortune worth 55 Billions would later be stolen by Ed Lansdale and John Reed of Citibank in the 1970’s  when Santa Romana outlived his usefulness. Ed Lansdale flew to Japan to tell General MacArthur of his discovery and then to Washington to inform Truman. They had found so much gold that if it became publicly known it would have destroyed the Bretton woods system which relied on gold being valued at 35 dollars an ounce. The Bretton Woods system was itself backed with the huge sums in Nazi gold the US had managed to seize and hide the authors suggest.

    Back in Washington there was already a group dedicated to stealing and hiding Nazi gold the Black Eagle Trust run by Secretary of War Stimson, John J. McCloy, Robert B. Anderson and Robert Lovett who would all have long careers in foreign affairs and banking. With their massive off the books money they would bribe politicians, finance coups, covert operations and psychological warfare. Soon the Golden Lily loot was being managed by the same people. It was being moved across the world being used to prop up banks around the world UBS in Switzerland, HSBC in Hong Kong, The Bank of England, Chase Manhattan. It was hidden in 42 countries between 1945-47. The gold was used to make huge loans to Britain, Egypt, and the KMT in China. Politicians around the world were bribed with gold certificates. The intersection between wall street and intelligence involved vast sums completely unknown to the public. The notion that the CIA could ever be held in check once it had control of this vast fortune was a joke leading to events like the assassination of JFK and the nearly 60 years of cover up which have ensued not surprising when one remembers that the entire mainstream american media was controlled by former OSS men (See the Science of Coercion by Christopher Simpson) While the CIA and OPC controlled the Media worldwide as part of Frank Wisner’s infamous “Mighty Wurlitzer” churning out cold war propaganda nonstop.

   Back in Japan the emperor and his friends who controlled the big Zaibatsu corporations Mitsui, Mitsubishi, and Sumitomo plus of course his gangster friends like Yoshio Kodama and Ryoichi Sasakawa had managed to survive the war with their fortunes intact. Kodama made a deal with MacArthurs aide General Willoughby “the lovable fascist” to turn over $100 million to the CIA for his immunity (worth 1 billion dollars today) which they put into the M-Fund. He had managed to save 13 billion dollars during the war stored in the emperors private vaults in the form of gold, platinum, diamonds and other loot. America had not bombed Japanese industries instead targeting the workers homes doubtless because American corporations were heavily invested in Japan just as they were in Nazi Germany where American owned factories supplying the German war machine were spared during the war. In Germany Denazification was a complete scam and so it was in Japan. Trials targeting Japanese war criminals were fixed to prevent the emperor’s role from being known. The US set up a special fund to bribe the witnesses. Kodama was put on the CIA payroll and behind the scenes he created the misnamed Liberal Democratic Party headed by corrupt politicians like Kishi Nobosuke, Yoshida Shigeru, and Tanaka Kakuei that would rule Japan for the next 70 years looting the economy through a massive system of bribery and kickbacks. MacArthur oversaw the creation of massive funds financed with a portion of the war loot although the Emperor and his cronies were allowed to hold onto the bulk of their loot. The Yatsuya fund was used to  control the Japanese underworld. The Keenan fund named after Joseph Keenan the chief war crimes prosecutor was used to bribe witnesses to protect the emperor and his cronies. In a darkly comedic touch his right hand man was the same General Tanaka who was General Doihara’s right hand man in Manchuria and a major war criminal in his own right. It was Tanaka who escorted Keenan around to bars and brothels and made sure he made it home when he was drunk. 

     The M-Fund was named after General William Frederic Marquat who was in charge of restructuring the Japanese economy. Marquat was also supposed to disband Japan’s infamous Unit 731 that ran biowarfare research using prisoners as guinea pigs during the war. Instead of disbanding the unit they were recruited by the pentagon and I believe used to wage germ warfare on China and North Korea. The M-Fund was used to bribe politicians and evolved into one of the most scandalous financial scams in history. The Showa fund was used to hide the emperors loot. Soon the M-Fund would corrupt American politicians as well and Nixon turned over the M-Fund which had been run by MacArthurs cronies like General Marquat, along with the CIA and the corrupt Liberal Democratic Party over to the full control of Japan in exchange for illegal kickbacks funneled into the 1960 presidential Campaign which he lost to Kennedy. Part of the deal was for Nixon to return Okinawa which he later did once he finally got elected. MacArthur was a key figure in the American far right as were his cronies Bonner Fellers and General Willoughby. Golden Lily loot was funneled back to far right movements in the US and would help finance McCarthy’s witch hunts. Another source of wealth was the global drug trade which the CIA would run along with KMT and Japanese and Korean Gangsters. Together these sources of wealth would be used to fund WACL a global network of fascists drug dealers and terrorists much loved by Ronald Reagan. In the final chapter of their book the authors provide a brilliant summary of the Politics of Heroin relying heavily on Doug Valentine’s classic “The Strength of the Wolf.” In Japan McCarthyism took a much bloodier course with a massive assassination program combined with a cointelpro style war on anyone who dared to dissent. The assassinations were carried out by the Cannon agency run by Jack Cannon (who always acted like a movie gangster) and funded with profits from the Japanese underworld including Ted Lewin’s infamous Mandarin club. Even American and British officials could be targeted for assassination if they threatened to expose MacArthurs alliance with war criminals and gangsters. For assassinations that were even more sensitive KOTOH was employed an acronym formed from the name of 5 Japanese army officers who performed surgical assassinations. At the same time Ed Lansdale was traveling all over Asia with a Filipino hit team run by Napoleon Valeriano carrying out gangland style assassinations of the CIA’s enemies in a dozen countries. He was working for Allen Dulles and for Frank Wisner’s OPC which had recruited the infamous OSS “China Cowboys” who were deeply connected with the global KMT drug trade and who set up shop in Taiwan, Korea and Japan after Mao liberated china. Men like Desmond Fitzgerald who would mentor Ted Shackley of Iran/Contra fame.

    Much of the book describes the hunt for treasure in the Philippines. The Japanese were the masters of this quietly returning for decades to recover their loot. Future president Ferdinand Marcos learned of the gold befriending Santa Romana and making deals with the Japanese to recover gold. It tells many tales that could be turned into movies. (so many tales of treachery and paranoia remind one of the classic Humphrey Bogart film “Treasure of the Sierra Madre”) For example there was Filipino peasant Ben Valmores who became a servant to the lonely Japanese Prince Tanaka who was a key Golden Lily member. Ben lived his whole life poor despite knowing the secrets of where much of the treasure was buried and having 176 coded treasure maps showing their locations. The one time he successfully found some gold including a priceless miniature gold cathedral Marcos had it confiscated and Ben was lucky to survive. Another Filipino treasure hunter Roger Roxas managed to recover a massive 1 ton Golden Buddha which Marcos then confiscated Roxas ended up tortured permanently disfigured and nearly dead. There was the tale of mining engineer Robert Curtis recruited by Marcos and the John Birch Society (JBS) to unearth the treasure and to re-smelt it. The JBS had learned of the treasure in the 1940’s since MacArthurs cronies like Bonner Fellers were top members. Curtis was double crossed by both Marcos and the JBS his business was destroyed and he was nearly murdered. However in the process he obtained copies of the treasure maps and was later recruited by WACL head General John Singlaub and his partner General Robert Schweitzer to recover the gold to fund a massive privatized version of the FBI (Of course such an organization already existed in the 1980’s called Western Goals and the American Security Council had once served the same purpose in the 1950’s) Amusingly despite Singlaub’s decades of experience in covert war and his strong political connections to the new president Aquino and to Reagan back home his plot was foiled at the last minute when after finding the gold using high tech equipment before they could dig it up Filipino army helicopters descended on the site because they had obtained their permit from the wrong government official. This solves the mystery of why John Singlaub was in the Philippines when the Iran/Contra scandal broke in the fall of 1986.

   Marcos became one of the richest men in the world through his discoveries. In one surprising episode it was Marcos Gold that paved the way for Nixons visit to China with Marcos agreeing to deposit 72 billion in Gold in China’s Bank accounts. Marcos had long been used by the CIA to bribe asian governments into supporting American policy in return they allowed him to get rich selling his gold to saudi princes or trading it for drugs from asian or latin american cartels. The China story might be unbelievable if there were not proof that Marcos widow later tried to access the accounts. Unfortunately for Imelda Marcos once her husband fell the banks stole all his gold for themselves just as happened to Santa Romana’s heirs a recurring pattern in the book. The golden Lily loot that lead to his rise also lead to his downfall when he bargained too forcefully with the Reagan White House and the CIA who wanted him to use his fortune to back Reagan’s scheme to create Rainbow dollars. Marcos became one of the first victims of a CIA color revolution. As CIA backed NGO’s flooded the streets with angry protestors his American sponsors kidnapped him and his wife to Hawaii by helicopter and airlifted his fortune out of the country. He would later choke to death on a Big Mac. This solves the cold war mystery of why the CIA would overthrow a right wing dictator who had served them well for decades.

    Gold Warriors is a fantastic book that anyone with an interest in the CIA, drugs, or Fascism  should read it offers a window into the shadowy world of offshore banking where one trillion dollars a day is transferred around the world. It names the names of some of the most powerful families in the world the Krupps, Rothschilds, Oppenheimers, Warburgs and Rockefellers that are tied into banking and the Gold Cartel and who’s fortunes are incalculable. The Gold and Diamond cartels are still looting the world today with the same greed and brutality as imperial Japan. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo alone 10 million people have been killed in a brutal war to loot the country of Gold, Diamonds, Uranium, and rare earth elements. Meanwhile the enormous off the books fortune is still floating around the banks of the world and still being used to fund off the books covert operations. Most of the worlds Gold is today hoarded in secret bunkers in the Swiss alps (designed to survive a nuclear war) and in underground tunnels. The Hunt for Yamashita’s gold is still going on the most recent episode was during the summer of 2001 When George W. Bush sent navy seals on a secret mission to recover some gold. His father George H.W. Bush of course was long tied to the gold both through the CIA and through his web of shadowy businesses interests. The M-Fund lead to the creation of strange financial instruments called 57’s Tanaka and his cronies had been looting Japanese Banks and bondholders were forced to trade their bonds for the 57’s or face murder. Only those with the right connections could redeem the 57’e the Japanese Government claimed they were counterfeit. Alexander Haig was hired to negotiate for the fascist Paraguayan Government to redeem some 57s they had managed to obtain and thanks to his friend then vice president George H.W. Bush who wrote a letter on his behalf he was able to blackmail Japan into a deal. At the same time Norbert Schlei who had written the civil rights act when he was Assistant attorney general was framed and entrapped by the American when he investigated the 57’s and nearly had his career destroyed. After clearing his name he was assassinated another strange chapter in the saga of the Golden Lily. Swiss and American banks are just as crooked behaving like thieves and Conmen. Gold Warriors reveals that from the underworld to the military and intelligence agencies, to the corrupt politicians to the titans of finance we are ruled at every level by gangsters.


Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave is a must read. It’s packed with information while written in a very exciting and entertaining manner. 

Doug Valentine’s Review of Gold Warriors

Dave Emory Interviews Peggy Seagrave on Gold Warriors

Dave Emory Interviews Sterling & Peggy Seagrave

Dave Emory on the Yamato Dynasty

How America adopted the Japanese system of “Comfort Women” in Korea a practice that continues to our own day

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Liberation of Eastern Ghouta

    The Liberation of Eastern Ghouta, The Gaza Massacre, Revenge of the Empire

    After a long break from writing I’m back. A lot has happened since last time needless to say. The madness of the west is ever increasing as anti-Russian hysteria has spread from America to Europe in the wake of the farcical  Skripal affair. The alternative media is under attack, journalists are being slandered, social media is being censored, apathy and ignorance are on the rise.  The empire is out for blood threatening everyone who dares to resist and endangering the planet with it’s temper tantrums. Soft coups are sweeping Africa while the soft coups that took place in Latin America in places like Brazil, Argentina and Honduras are turning ever harder as President Lula is being locked up and dissent is brutally crushed in Honduras over a stolen election backed by the US. Ukraine is becoming the poster child for the empire of Chaos with the comedic downfall of former Georgian president turned wanted fugitive turned ruler of Odessa Mikhail Sakashvili. Palestine is on fire as resistance to the brutal apartheid system is being suppressed with murderous glee by the Israelis. Syria has won another stunning victory but the empire has announced it plans to steal a third of the country to create a Kurdish puppet state. America  murdered over 100 SAA heroes in a vicious attack earlier this year February 7 to make this point clear. Now it has staged yet another phony chemical weapons attack as an excuse to launch a cowardly attack on Syria yet again. Thankfully last weeks attack was much less effective as the SAA managed to intercept 71 out of 103 missiles while the people of Syria showed their heroic defiance yet again the next day as they took to the streets to celebrate their victory over America and it’s French and British lackeys. 

   Before turning to Syria however. I should discuss the event the recent phony chemical weapons attack and failed attack on Syria were designed in part to distract from. Israel’s latest war crime in their endless criminal war on the people of Palestine. Provoked by Mad emperor Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in defiance of the rest of the world but in line with a goal pursued for decades by the powerful Israel lobby. Thousands of Palestinians risked their lives in a massive protest demanding their right of return. As they approached the “borders” of the world’s largest open air prison on April 3 they were met by a hail of gunfire from Israeli snipers that left 17 dead and injured 1,400 people. The monstrous israeli’s bragged that they knew where every bullet landed relishing their role in a premeditated cold blooded massacre. This massacre of course provoked outrage around the world. Israel has already lost the stranglehold it once held over public opinion and in a panic is passing laws around the world aimed at censoring academics and criminalizing dissent especially calls to boycott their criminal apartheid regime. While one wing of the Neo-cons lead liberals on an endless russia gate wild goose chase courtesy of Bill Kristol and the alliance to secure democracy, Another wing is rejoicing in having the most pro-Israel president in US history Trump who has turned American foreign policy over to the racist madman John Bolton. However whatever the machinations of the Israelis and Americans Palestine continues to resist against seemingly hopeless odds. They need the support and solidarity of the rest of the world. Israel has become a giant laboratory for researching the crushing of the human spirit if capitalism and imperialism continue to run rampant by the end of the century most of us will be living like the Palestinians as the planet becomes one giant open air prison designed to protect the haves from the have nots. 

   Syria has continued to liberate more of it’s territories from NATO’s terrorist death squads. Most recently the suburb of Eastern Ghouta was finally liberated. Ghouta was made famous when terrorists staged a sarin gas attack on children they had kidnapped back in 2013 nearly bringing about the destruction of Syria as Obama was about to launch a massive attack aimed at completely crushing Syria’s defenses and allowing NATO death squads to seize Syria as they had seized Libya two years before. Russia averted this catastrophe with it’s Navy poised to intervene on Syria’s behalf and with a last minute diplomatic deal whereby Syria agreed to give up it’s chemical weapons. Unfortunately NATO and the GCC continued to supply their death squad’s with the materials to make chemical weapons. Even more unfortunately a gullible and amnesiac public seemed to forget all about the fact that Syria no longer had chemical weapons and so the same game has gone on. Mainstream news consumers are the victims of endless psychological warfare and have become completely detached from reality. Thus it is sickening but unsurprising that people were actually willing to believe in this latest attack. The terrorists were in such a rush this time that they didn’t even stage a real attack instead they staged a simulated attack and filmed the results. It has since been debunked 
but of course no one who actually follows events in Syria via independent media would be fooled into believing this nonsense in the first place.

   Ghouta had been under terrorist occupation for years and was the base from where they shelled Syria’s capital City of Damascus targeting schools, hospitals, and marketplaces to terrorize the Syrian people and punish them for remaining loyal to their country. Rumor has it that Ghouta was also being prepared as a staging area for a massive surprise attack on the Capital. This was why Syria shifted it’s attention from liberating southern Idlib from the terrorists and towards Ghouta . Supposedly British special forces were captured while the SAA was liberating the suburb. A chemical weapons factory was also exposed in the process.  More importantly of course tens of thousands were finally allowed to escape from terrorist occupation. The Russians managed to foil a plot to blow up the buses using suicide bombers in a scheme that doubtless would have been blamed on the Syrian government. Finally the SAA managed to liberate the town and were greeted by the cheers of the locals.

   Of course every victory for Syria further enrages the empire and it’s allies. Hence the staged chemical weapons attack and the rush to launch an attack before an investigation could expose the fabricated incident.  The whole world was kept in a state of suspense as the US and it’s allies massed their forces for an attack and the world was on a dangerous precipice. Thankfully because of the Russian intervention Syria is no longer in the vulnerable position it once was back in 2013. The terrorist death squads have mostly been destroyed or forced to flee to Idlib or other tiny pockets. Syria’s skies are protected by the Russian and Syrian Air forces. Thus instead of a decisive all out attack America, France, and Britain were forced to negotiate behind the scenes to launch a limited attack or risk a Russian response. Even more humiliating for the empire the SAA managed to shoot down 71 out of 103 missiles themselves using 70’s era soviet equipment. It was a victory over the skies of Syria with three once mighty empires defeated by Syria for all the world to see. The next day the people of Syria were out in the streets singing, dancing and celebrating their victory and demonstrating their fierce loyalty  to their country. Has there ever been a people so full of life and courage? Once again Syria has become an inspiration to the world. Friends of Syria the world over share their joy.

Unfortunately not even the mainstream media which specializes in ignoring the Syrian people (Unless they are on the payroll of some CIA funded NGO) could fail to see the defiance of Syria and the empire is already plotting it’s revenge. In fact even as I write Israel has lunched yet another attack on Syria which appears to have also met with failure. Israel of course launched a sneak attack in advance of the main NATO attack last week. Even more dangerous then the next attack is the continued American occupation and attempted theft of northern Syria aimed at Syria’s oil, water and farmland. The war in Syria will go on seemingly endlessly like all America’s wars aimed at causing as much chaos and misery as possible in the world. But the people of Syria, of Yemen, of Palestine will never stop resisting and neither should we.  


Vanessa Beeley reports on Airstrikes from Damascus

South Front on the results of NATO Airstrikes 

Elijah Magnier on How the SAA foiled a surprise attack on Damascus by liberating eastern Ghoutha

Andre Vltchek on Syrian’s Response to the NATO Attacks

The March of Return in Palestine

World Condemns Gaza Massacre