Fleshing out Skull & Bones

Fleshing out Skull & Bones

This chronicle of espionage, drug smuggling, and elitism in Yale University’s Skull & Bones society offers rare glimpses into this secret world with previously unpublished documents, photographs, and articles that delve into issues such as racism, financial ties to the Nazi party, and illegal corporate dealings. Contributors include Anthony Sutton, author of America’s Secret Establishment; Dr. Ralph Bunch, professor emeritus of political science at Portland State University; Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin, authors and historians. A complete list of members, including George Bush, George W. Bush, and John F. Kerry, and reprints of rare magazine articles are included.

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Chronicles of Riddick and Yale’s Skull & Bones

Lord Marshal Riddick

Lord Marshal: The Bush Senior of Chronicles of Riddick.

Chronicles of Riddick is the science fiction action movie starring Vin Diesel. The movie features a death cult similar to Yale’s Skull & Bones. The militaristic death cult are known as Necromongers, which translated from Latin means they love or crave death. Yale’s Skull & Bones sigil has this biblical verse on it “All who hate me love death” (Prov 8:36). They are known as Bonesmen, The Order, or the Brotherhood of Death. You can probably tell they are not happy campers.

Bush Skull & Bones

George Bush Senior to the left of the grandfather clock.

It is believed by some that they adopted the numerological symbol 322 because their group was the second chapter of a German organization founded in 1832. It is also rumored that the number 322 is the lodge number of the Illuminati. They might be the second Illuminati lodge or the 322nd. Nobody knows. I personally believe they are not Illuminati but Illuminated Freemasonry. That is, they are automatically initiated into a lodge that is above the 33rd degree of Freemasonry. All the masonic boogeymen are there in Skull & Bones ritual. The death’s head. The coffins. There is also masturbation in the coffin to reveal the neophytes sexual secrets and make them completely subservient to the order.

Illuminati Seal Skull & Bones

The seal of Skull & Bones when layed over the great seal spell MASON.

Taking a look at the Great Seal of the Illuminati you can see why the Bush family is obsessed with the New World Order. The thigh bones point to the letters M A S N. The broken tooth on the skull points to the letter O. MASON.


Lord Marshal’s purifier. Some sort of space age psychiatrist.

The purifier is an interesting character in Riddick. George HW Bush’s secret society runs the American Psychiatric Association through the CIA. Their most notorious psychiatric abuse is the program known as MK-Ultra. George HW Bush is very infamous pedophile and his abuse of children splits the mind into alter personalities that he can control. It’s all very sick, sordid stuff. In Riddick the purifier is there to convert the conquered planet into the culture of death. The American culture. The conquered humans are known as “breeders” since they have large families. Necromongers, like Americans, take in immigrants from conquered nations and assimilate them. The purifier makes these conquered people’s give up their old religions for the new religion: AMERICANA! Apple pie, baseball and Michael Jackson is the new religion for Iraqi immigrants to America. The purifier/psychiatrist assists in assimilation by giving the conquered the “mark” of the necromonger. I’ll get into more about the “mark” later.


A minor character named Tombs.

In Yale’s Skull & Bones the lodge is known as the “tomb”. Another reference to death. The necromongers are searching for the “underverse”, which is similar to Bonesmen looking for the resurrection. Underverse is in fact code word for resurrection. George HW Bush is a holy half dead like Lord Marshal who has seen the resurrection. It is up to his son George W Bush to keep “the faith”.

Bush Kerry

Bush & Kerry: Brothers underneath the skin.

Bush Jr. might seem like an idiot son but he is in fact a very powerful Bonesmen/Necromonger. I think the Vaako character is based on Bush Jr. The heir to Skull & Bones leadership. In times of war Skull & Bones provide leadership to the Illuminati. Skull & Bones oversaw both sides of the conflict between Hitler and Stalin. The 2004 election was rigged by Skull & Bones. So when P Diddy said vote or die now you know why. Diddy should of said vote third party or die. But then again Diddy isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed.


Vaako and his scheming wife.

George W Bush’s wife Laura might look like an innocent librarian but she in fact killed her ex boyfriend in a car accident. I think this is what turned George W Bush on most about Laura. Laura likes Dubya cuz he’s a killing machine. 1 million dead Iraqis! GO DUBYA! KILL KILL KILL!

Bush Laura Pope Kiss

All who hate me love death!

Take a look at Dubya and Laura making out like teenagers at the funeral of Pope John Paul II. They are really turned on. I bet Laura’s panties are wet. Laura is kind of hot. I wish I had some glamor pics of her when she was younger. Maybe in some kind of librarian outfit. She’s totally Jake worthy. Hey Laura maybe me and you could get together at the library of congress? What do you think baby? I could find some aborted fetuses to turn you on.

Save us Vin Diesel!

Now Vin Diesel is some sort of messiah character in this film. It is prophesied that a member of his race would stop the Necromongers. But Riddick is a monster. He’s a career criminal that always escapes from jail. He’s the anti-hero that is popular in films nowadays. Dame Judy Dench says he is evil but in times like these evil must be fought with evil.

I don’t know. He was kind of evil in the first Pitch Black movie but he’s not so evil in this one. He should of left the crazy muslim guy and the kid die in the first movie to be truly evil. Anyways Riddick stops the Necromongers. But it’s just a movie. In real life Skull & Bones is as powerful as ever. Even more so now. After 9/11 they realized they could get away with anything. They could irradiate their own troops with depleted uranium. They could ship in tons and tons of heroin from Afghanistan. Nothing is off limits now.

Mark of the Necromonger

Riddick’s woman gets the “mark”.

Now poop hits the fan. Lord Marshal gives Riddick’s girlfriend the mark of the Necromonger. Some sort of microchip in the back of the neck. In real life they want to give us the verichip to keep track of all our monetary transactions. This poop pissed of Vin Diesel alot so he takes a knife and…

Riddick Kill

Riddick stabs Lord Marshal in the head.

Riddick killing Lord Marshal really upsets Vaako’s wife. It’s like Dubya failing to snuff out his pedophile father with a pillow. EPIC FAIL. Why is Dubya so scared of daddy? He’s old and decrepit. A couple minutes with a pillow on the face and HW would meet his maker. But Dubya is a coward so Daddy Bush is gonna die from natural causes. Dubya is an epic coward. He was AWOL from the Vietnam war but never faced charges cuz of Daddy. @georgewbush Do it Dubya! Snuff him out for fracking you in the ass Greek style all those years. Do it bro! You’ll be a hero to Bonesmen all over the world.

Riddick Throne

Watch the throne!

After Riddick kills Lord Marshal he sits on Lord Marshal’s throne and all the necromongers worship him. I’m sure there is a throne in the tomb made entirely of bones. Geronimo’s relatives are suing Skull & Bones for stealing his bones. Sick stuff.


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Skull & Bones Sutton
By Eric Samuelson, J.D.

This brief introduction to Skull and Bones is dedicated to those journalists in America who have both the courage and the ability to inform the public regarding what others may consider to be a taboo subject — a foreign-born secret society that has exported itself to this nation and may succeed in securing the highest office in the land for still another of its sworn initiates. The two main characters in this story so far are Antony C. Sutton and David Armstrong. The first is a scholar of the first order to began the definitive work on this subject and then vanished. The second came to Texas from California, became the editor of the most liberal Texas magazine, wrote a series of very insightful articles on the Bush family and then, like Sutton, was apparently muzzled.


In May of 1994 a Texas Monthly story (p. 146) by Skip Hollandsworth, on George W. Bush, briefly stated: “Although he did not graduate Phi Beta Kappa as his father had, he did follow his father into the university’s Skull and Bones Club, a secret society for the males of prominent families.”

The majority of Bonesmen are from old-line Puritan families. They include the following families: Whitney, Lord, Phelps. Wadsworth, Allen, Bundy, Adams, Stimson, Taft, Gilman and Perkins. A second group of families in the Skull & Bones are: Harriman, Rockefeller, Payne, Davison, Pillsbury and Weyerhauser. The Order of Skull and Bones was once called the “Brotherhood of Death.”(1)

At any given time, only about 600 or so members of the Order are alive. Of that number only 150 (about one-quarter) take an active role in the society. It is estimated that a core of perhaps 20-30 families run the Order. Recent Bones inductees include a few blacks, gays, and even some foreign students. In 1991 Skull and Bones began to admit women members. Each initiate gets $15,000 and a grandfather clock. A neophyte’s name is changed to Knight so and so. The old Knights are known as Patriarchs. Outsiders are known as Gentiles and vandals. It meets annually — patriarchs only — on Deer Island in the St. Lawrence River.(2)


“Initiates are sworn to secrecy. They are required to leave the room if The Order comes into discussion. They cannot — under oath — answer questions on The Order and its organization.”

— Antony C. Sutton(3)

The Senior secret societies at Yale, wrote Lymann Bogg, “never mention their names.”(4) Not even the inquisitive Pamela Churchill Harriman could get her third husband to talk about Bones: “(Averell) Harriman regularly went back to the tomb (the Bone’s Temple) on High Street, once even lamenting that his duties as chief negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks prevented him from attending a reunion. So complete was his trust in Bone’s code of secrecy that in conversations at annual dinners he spoke openly about national security affairs. He refused, however, to tell his family anything about Bones. Soon after she became Harriman’s third wife in 1971, Pamela Churchill Harriman received an odd letter addressing her by a name spelled in hieroglyphics. ‘Oh, that’s Bones,’ Harriman said. ‘I must tell you about that sometime. Uh, I mean I can’t tell you about that.'”(5)


Between 1983-1986, the British-born conspiracy scholar Antony C. Sutton wrote a series of pamphlets about the Order of Skull & Bones. Sutton said that his series was “based on several sources, including contemporary ‘moles.'”(6) The short pamphlets were compiled into one volume and published as a book in 1986. Sutton noted that secret societies had been organized at three universities: “The Illuminati was founded at (the) University of Ingolstadt. The (Cecil Rhodes) Group was founded at All Souls College, Oxford University in England, and the Order was founded at Yale University in the United States.”(7) He noted: “The paradox is that institutions supposedly devoted to the search for truth and freedom have given birth to institutions devoted to world enslavement.”


Sutton’s “magnum opus” laid out his views regarding secret societies: “Secret political organizations can be-and have been-extremely dangerous to the social health and constitutional validity of a society. In a truly free society the exercise of political power must always be open and known.” (8) He then stated: “Moreover, organizations devoted to violent overthrow of political structures have always, by necessity, been secret organizations. Communist revolutionary cells are an obvious example. In fact, such revolutionary organizations can only function if their existence was secret.”(9) Further, said Sutton: “In brief, secrecy in matters political is historically associated with coercion. Furthermore, the existence of secrecy in organizations with political ambitions or with a history of political actions is always suspect. Freedom is always associated with open political action and discussion while coercion is always associated with secrecy.”(10)

A pamphlet on Bones described the walls of the tomb as “adorned with pictures of the founders of Bones at Yale and of the members of the Society in Germany when the Chapter was established here in 1832.”(11) Sutton asked: “Think about this: Skull and Bones is not American at all. It is a branch of a FOREIGN secret society.”(12) Sutton concluded that Skull and Bones “is a clear and obvious threat to constitutional freedom in the United States. Its secrecy, power and use of influence is greater by far than the masons, or any other semi-secret mutual or fraternal organization.”(13)


While critics concede that the Illuminati “was an actual group that existed from 1776 until 1785. . . ” it is also explained that: “Given the fact that Weishaupt’s ideas ran counter to the authoritarian, church-intertwined-with-state power structure, he was forced to keep his Illuminati secret and work through Masonic lodges. He was not successful.”(14)

Sutton made numerous tentative comparisons between the Illuminati and Bones. Each member, according to an 1876 anonymous satire, has an “inside name” and “these names bear a remarkable resemblance to those used by the Illuminati, e.g., Chilo, Eumenes, Glaucus, Pristicus and Arbaces.”(15) He added: “During its time, the Illuminati had widespread and influential membership. After suppression by the Bavarian Government in 1788 it was quiet for some years and then reportedly revived.”(16) Sutton promised that “in a subsequent book, we will trace the order to the Illuminati. . .”(17) Also, Sutton stated: “The significance of this study is that the methods and objectives (of the Illuminati) parallel those of the Order. In fact, infiltration of the Illuminati into New England is known and will be the topic of a forthcoming volume.”(18) He later wrote: “At this point we want to draw a comparison between the Order known as Skull and Bones and The Order known as Illuminati in 18th century Bavaria. This is not the time and place to draw final conclusions.”(19) Sutton noted that “It (Bones) was introduced into the United States by William Russell, later General William Russell, who brought a charter back from his student days in Germany.”(20) [So far a check of Russell’s biographies has revealed no hint of a German education]. When the Skull and Bones “Temple” was raided in 1876 a card was found that read: “From the German Chapter. Presented by Patriarch D.C. Gilman of D. 50.”(21) The Yale Bones catalogs indicate that Skull and Bones began in the U.S. in the 3rd decade of the second period of the organization. The first decade of the second period would be 1800 with the first period being 1790-1800: “That places us in the time frame of the elimination of Illuminati by the Bavarian Elector.”(22)

Two years later Sutton, in 1988, wrote The Two Faces of George Bush. In this work he identified George W. Bush as a Bonesman like his soon-to-be President father. Sutton has not written further on the Order. At least one close associate claimed that Sutton became and remains “a fugitive in his own adopted country.”


On March 22, 1991, a crusading journalist named David Armstrong became the editor of the Texas Observer. His career at the most liberal and outspoken Texas magazine lasted just over eight months. On April 5, 1991, he wrote an article entitled “The Great S&L Robbery: Spookbuster Pete Brewton Tells All.” On July 26, 1991 another article by Armstrong was entitled: “Oil in the Family.” On September 20, 1991, Armstrong wrote another piece entitled: “Global Entanglements.” The cover featured a cartoon of George “W” Bush with “Harken” on his head and CIA agents (spies) all around him.

On November 29, 1991 David Armstrong’s name appeared on the masthead of the Texas Observer for the last time. Armstrong deplored and described what he termed a trend of preemptive journalism: “Mainstream media have never demonstrated a keen interest in challenging the status quo. Contrary to the popular image of an independent and adversarial press, U.S. corporate media are, in fact, little more than lackeys for elite interests.”

Armstrong also blasted criticism of Stone’s JFK movie prior to the scenes even being shot. He criticized Times Harken coverage as “half-measures.” His last Texas Observer words were: “Time’s handling of the Harken story is just one more example of the disturbing trend toward preemptive journalism. The consequences of this practice are serious indeed, for it has the potential to not only diffuse and obscure information, but to prevent it from ever being debated in the public arena at all. Unlike the alternative press, mainstream sources are widely available and well indexed. For that reason, they are widely cited and help shape official history. Twenty years from now when George W. Bush is running for president, researchers and journalists interested in his business activities in Texas will likely turn to Time magazine and other mainstream sources of their information. But if they’re interested in reading the whole story, they’ll have to look elsewhere.”(23)

Thus ended David Armstrong’s editorship at the Texas Observer. It is believed that there was a last conversation between Armstrong and his publisher but no explanation was ever written that explained his departure to the Observer’s readership. Armstrong’s prophecy of a run for the presidency by George “W” Bush has now come true. But his pen is no longer telling more of the real Bush story.

Further Information on Skull & Bones

Background to the Skull and Bones
Everything You Wanted to Know About Skull and Bones
Rites of initiation
Skull and Bones Article from Esquire Magazine, September, 1977
New York Observer investigation


1. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 5 (1986).
2. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 5 (1986).
3. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 213 (1986).
4. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 186 (1986).
5. Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas, The Wise Men 82 (1986).
6. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 186 (1986).
7. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 80 (1986).
8. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 185 (1986).
9. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 185 (1986).
10. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 185 (1986).
11. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 188 (1986).
12. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 188 (1986).
13. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 186 (1986).
14. John George and Laird Wilcox, American Extremists 81 (1996).
15. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 189 (1986).
16. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 80 (1986).
17. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 77 (1986) (emphasis added).
18. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 80 (1986) (emphasis added).
19. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 212 (1986) (emphasis added).
20. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 212 (1986).
21. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 212 (1986).
22. Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment 214 (1986).
23. David Armstrong, “Preemptive Journalism,” 12 Texas Observer (November 29, 1991). intro1.htm

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Lady Gaga’s Judas and the Hell’s Angels

Lady Gaga Judas

Lady Gaga has launched the music video for her track, “Judas”, set in a motorcycle gang with the names of Jesus and his twelve disciples. The patch on the gang’s vests are a skull and bones much like the Hell’s Angels death’s head. Gaga is decked out as a 1960’s LSD flower child complete with hippie glasses.

The Hells Angels are nothing more than an extension of George H. Bush’s CIA/Skull n’ Bones narcotics-smuggling cartel. The Hells Angels were originally formed by former WWII/Korean War and Vietnam War vets ( a high % CIA AIr America pilots/paratroopers/international drug and weapons smugglers).

They named themselves Hells Angels because it is a term that reaches all the way back to elite WWI mercenary paratroopers, the ‘for hire’ covert operations assassins and terrorists known as Hells Angels who carried out illegal civilian kidnappings, interrogations, tortures, assassinations, and numerous terrorist atrocities on behalf of the U.S. government. Howard Hughes made the film Hells Angels about WWI-era fighter squadrons and named it after them. The Hells Angels have always been a conduit for the street drugs that the Skull n’ Bones/CIA international narcotics trafficking network fly or ship into the United States and Canada.

In the 60’s Orange Sunshine LSD was manufactured and distributed exclusively by a group known as “The Brotherhood of Eternal Love” who operated out of a beach resort near Los Angeles. The Brotherhood had among it’s drug manufacturers and dealers, one Ronald Stark, who is believed to have manufactured 50 million doses of LSD, and had known connections to the CIA.

It was this very same batch of acid that was available in abundance four months later during the fateful free concert held at Altamont Speedway. Four people died at that concert, one of them after being brutally stabbed to death by a group of Hell’s Angels who had been given access to multiple tabs of Orange Sunshine. Many people who attended that concert noted that the LSD seemed to be “contaminated” and that the general vibe one got from using it was that of extreme negativity, violence, and death. Additionally, Orange Sunshine was in use among American ground forces during the Vietnam war, having been smuggled into that country from the California coast.

It has been more than four decades since the battle at Khe Sanh, Vietnam; more than four decades since Mick Jagger sang “Sympathy for the Devil” at Altamont Speedway, the last great concert of the 1960s; more than four decades since Students for a Democratic Society and Young Americans for Freedom clashed over the meaning of patriotism, since LSD, free love and the pill transformed a generation.

Mick Jagger thought he was Lucifer at this concert. Jagger is a man of “wealth and taste”. His song was a ritual to bring about Crowley’s aeon of Horus. When the Hell’s Angels found out they were part of this Satanic ritual and sacrifice of a black man to start Charles Manson’s apocalyptic race war they put a hit out on Jagger. They failed to kill Mick Jagger because he is protected by British Intelligence SIS/MI6. The Rolling Stones usually get the purest drugs from their SIS connections and they’ve never suffered an overdose. Keith Richards is often called the walking dead but since his heroin is pure he seems to be living a full and long life.

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The Parts Left Out of the Good Shepherd

Jolie, Damon, Good Shepherd

High Times
November 2007

The Parts Left Out of the Good Shepherd

Hollywood recently released the first behind-the-curtain account of the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency and its relationship with a secret society at Yale University known as Skull and Bones. HIGH TIMES asked the world’s leading authority on the group to help us separate truth from fiction.

By Kris Millegan

I hope you are lucky enough to meet someone you trust. I regret to say. I haven’t.
Dr, Fredricks [Michael Gambon] in The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd is Robert De Niro’s effort to mine the dramatic materials at the very real-life nexus of secret societies, intelligence agencies and recorded history, apparently in an attempt to forge a Godfather-style franchise.

But one is left wincing at the thought of The Good Shepherd. Part II, given that the film begins and ends with the failed Bay of Pigs invasion and its aftermath, with the assassination of JFK and its attendant wilderness of conspiracy lurking just over the horizon, Will the "right people" end up washing the blood off their hands in a sequel, laying the action off on some mob operation gone rogue, which then had to be covered up for "the good of the country"? All just an honest mistake….

But I seem to be getting ahead of myself. I have often been asked. ‘What do you think of the movie The Good Shepherd? And the best response I could usually offer was: "Well. I haven’t seen it yet." I’d been aware of the film for several years, and followed its progress to the silver screen, but I don’t get out much. Then, finally, the DVD version of the film wound its way to our local store, and I picked up a copy to see what I could find. My first viewing brought up a host of indignant furies, all riled at the historical hubris of the tale and the simple fact that most of the characters in it and even the film’s central story of betrayal are amalgamations at best, and total confabulations at worst. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not saying that you shouldn’t watch this movie, As a matter of fact. I recommend it highly — but with caveats, as will soon become clear.

Similar emotions were probably experienced by the relatives of Mafia members when The Godfather came out: contempt for its errors, but still a satisfaction at seeing a film with some semblance of reality, accurately portraying the Mafia’s attitudes, atmosphere and activities while, at the same time, exposing a very tragic and very real group that plays by its own rules and affects us all … immensely. Being an intelligence brat. I can only speak about The Good Shepherd, but if you’re interested in the views of Mafia whelps. I suggest reading Mafia Princess by Antoinette Giancana, or maybe watching some Growing Up Gotti on A&E.

But then, my own dad wasn’t a big boss; he was just a lesser boss, someone who had been in some very interesting places at some very interesting times, which had given him an overview of the agency beyond the standard compartmentalization. The last overt job that my father, Lloyd S. Millegan, had with the CIA was serving as a branch chief, the head of the East Asia Research Analysis Office. Before that, he’d been in the Office of Strategic Services (0SS) and a few of the other alpha-named agencies that eventually morphed into the CIA. After his initial contact with the intelligence community in 1936. as an 18-year-old exchange student at the University of Shanghai. He joined the OSS before World War II. In 1943, he entered the world of deep politics, "monitoring" Gen, Douglas MacArthur and his staff for the OSS and its boss, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Dad had many interesting adventures in those days, including running guerrillas and (ironically) getting sued by the Japanese government for his actions in sequestering the Japanese-puppet Filipino government’s library during the Battle of Manila, before the US troops arrived there in 1945.

My father quit the CIA in 1959. He’d already started toward the exit after a trip to South Vietnam in 1956, where he’d met an interesting real-life character named Edwin Lansdale, who could conceivably play a big part in The Good Shepard. Part II [assuming there is one], and who had recently taken control of the opium trade in the Golden Triangle, Dad started talking to me about all this in 1969, which led me to begin exploring a phenomenon that officially doesn’t exist: CIA involvement in narco-trafficking.

Which leads to my biggest beef with the film: Instead of touching on the CIA’s illicit drug-trade connections, now well documented as going back to the early postwar era, the story offers up the standard Hollywood-cliche mole maze, set against the disingenuous dialectic of the Cold War. Thus, the first major sin of The Good Shepherd is one of omission: no mention of the long-standing role that drug trafficking has played in the agency’s arsenal of "dirty tricks.”

Nonetheless, it is through the routine spy story that the movie interjects one of its greatest truths, albeit through the lips of a tortured Russian defector stoned on LSD:

Soviet power is a myth, a great joke. There are no spare parts; nothing is working — nothing. It’s nothing but painted rust. But you, you need to keep the Russian myth alive to maintain your military-industrial complex. Your system depends on Russia being perceived as a mortal threat. It’s not a threat. It was never a threat. It will never be a threat. It is a rotted, bloated cow.

How might this sobering fact be received by the audience, coming as it does from the mouth of an enemy agent tripped out on acid, appearing in a fictional film based upon an unreliable chronicle? Might it just covertly confirm the reality that many know to be true — but without causing the uproar that such a significant revelation should engender?

Around this real-life charade revolve some other themes of the movie, leaving us with an insight into Napoleon’s famous dictum: History is a set of lies agreed upon. For when even "honorable" men lie, who is trustworthy? What is real? Are our secrets safe? Do secrets give us safety? And at what cost?

My good friend Antony Sutton was ostracized from academia for uncovering the truth that forces in the West had been propping up the USSR since its inception, there even having been surreptitious Western help in producing the war materiel that was used to kill American soldiers in the Vietnam War. Tony demanded that the evidence he’d gathered be published. He was instead warned, "not to break his rice bowl." .

Finally, to force the issue, Tony released his own book. He was unceremoniously tossed out of the Hoover Institute at Stanford for this act of courage. His career was ruined, his family became estranged and his integrity was betrayed — but because of Sutton’s act of righteous defiance in 1973, there is cold, hard proof of what the psychedelicized Soviet agent sagaciously spouts in this 21st-century morality play.

Will the film’s revelation of this manipulation of public opinion — this strategy of tension, this "playing" of a false Soviet threat — be trumpeted, trumped or simply filed away among the many other "facts" of the day? For this speaks deeply to our common perceived reality and shared experiences — especially of boomers, who as young children were being shoved under desks for "protection," in a world about to be blown to smithereens … over ideology.

Antony Sutton paid the disgraceful price of being ridiculed by many, then ignored for the rest of his life. Deftly pigeonholed, his effort at speaking truth to power was sullied, entering the common discourse as per the Big Lie axiom: The truth must be available, but only in a way that makes it easily discarded.

Soon, the only place that a person could find Tony’s books was in a John Birch Society bookstore, which for most people immediately tainted what he had to say. Tony was never a member and abhorred the group. Interestingly, when researching the JBS, a person finds a very, convoluted history — one with spook fingerprints all over it. (Was part of the JBS’s operational capability to associate conspiracy research with the domain of wacky old white men concerned about precious bodily fluids, Commie boogiemen and such?)

Which leads us to another grim reality disclosed within this Hollywood fantasy: the very real manipulation of the Fourth Estate, and thus our collective civic understandings and abilities, by intelligence agencies, political hacks, corporate flacks and bureaucrats using propaganda techniques to spin "truth out of lies.”

In The Good Shepherd, the following is spoken by Phillip Allen (William Hurt] as he hands off the film’s protagonist, Edward Wilson (Matt Damon], to Wilson’s English handler in wartime 1941 London:

You are going to have to learn, and as quickly and thoroughly as possible, the English system of intelligence, the black arts, particularly counterintelligence — the uses of information, disinformation, and how their use is ultimately … power. They have agreed to open up their operations to us — they can’t win the war without us — but they don’t really want us here…. Intelligence is their mother’s milk, and they don’t like sharing the royal tit with people that don’t have titles.

Phillip Allen is clearly patterned, at least in part, after longtime CIA chief Allen Dulles, especially since, in the movie, Allen resigns — as Dulles did in real life — after the failed Bay of Pigs operation in 1961.

Philip Allen is also supposed to be a member of Skull and Bones’ class of 1912, and the top three guys at the agency in the movie are Bonesmen, which is historically inaccurate. This is not to say that Yale and its secret-society system — especially Bones — haven’t played a huge part in the structure and execution of our country’s intelligence operations, for they have, and of course Allen Dulles was part of this power establishment. So, even by Hollywood’s historical standards, this is in the right ballpark.

But for me, many features of Phillip Allen also evoke Bonesman Prescott Bush, the grandfather of the current Bonesman in the White House, and the father of another member of Skull and Bones: the former head of the CIA and ex-president, George HW. Bush.

For Prescott Bush was more than an investment banker for the Nazis (read: the creation of an enemy) who later became a US senator, partly through the suppression of the news that the companies he’d run had been seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act. Prescott had begun working with the intelligence community during World War I, and he maintained those contacts until his death. Also, Prescott Bush raised money for — and was on the board of directors of — the CBS television network, which was founded by William Paley, the former deputy chief for psychological-warfare operations on the staff of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

And, probably most telling, Prescott — along with his son, Prescott Jr.; future CIA director William Casey; and corporate economist and intelligence gadfly Leo Cherne — founded the National Strategy Information Center (NSIC) in 1962. Some of NSIC’s early funding went to the London-based World Forum Features, which in turn circulated CIA-authored disinformation and manipulative news articles worldwide. They hoped that the "news" from these articles would subsequently be picked up and reported as fact by the US media, a process that spooks call "blowback."

Other material discrepancies in the film abound, such as putting the wrong dates on several scenes of historical fact; books appearing in the movie before their print date; and city buses full of people going to work on Sundays. And, as students of deep politics know, the real story of the Bay of Pigs is this: JFK went to bed the night before having given the okay for the necessary air support for the invasion. That directive was then "bungled" by presidential advisor and Skull and Bones member McGeorge Bundy, because the Bay of Pigs "invasion" was a planned debacle, leaving in place a convenient "enemy" to rattle fear in American souls and dollars out of the US treasury. It also gave operational cover for other adventures and tied an albatross around the new president’s neck.

The reality is much stranger than the fiction. In fact, the essence of this might be suggested by some words spoken by De Niro’s character, Gen. William ‘Wild Bill" Sullivan, the first director of the OSS: "I am concerned that too much power will end up in the hands of too few…. It’s always in somebody’s best interest to promote enemies — real or imagined." The reality has surpassed the cine-fiction. How far? Well….

"[M]en linked to the structures of United States intelligence" was how an Italian Senate investigation described the perpetrators of the 1980 Bologna train bombing, an act of terrorism that killed 85 people and injured over 200. The bombing was part of a series of actions carried out over many years in Italy, targeting the political left by essentially blaming and demonizing it for acts done covertly by agents of the right. The plan, part of Operation Gladio, sought to terrorize the populace into voting for strong right-wing governments in order to suppress the left.

"You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from the political game. The reason was quite simple: to force … the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security" was how Operation Gladio participant Vincenzo Vinciguerra put it later during his testimony to Italian authorities.

Operation Gladio, which was initially sold as a "stay-behind force" in case of the Communist takeover of Western Europe, was instead used for psychological warfare and political manipulation. Terrorism, assassination and subverting the electoral process were just a few of the deeds carried out using fascist elements, cult members, secret government agents, gangsters and covert military units.

Similarly, in Belgium, after large public protests over the nuclear-tipped missiles being based in their country, a "state security destabilization operation" was undertaken — as one participant called the series of mass killings in the mid-1980s dubbed the "Supermarket Massacres." Investigations by the Belgian parliament determined that the goal was to instill fear and discord, trigger repressive measures, and create the pretext for stricter state control. The killers were later linked to state security, neo-Nazi groups and even to Wackenhut, a firm with US intelligence ties.

Operation Northwood was another "false flag" terrorist operation, this time emanating from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the US Department of Defense via a study-group report entitled "Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba," The scheme was backed by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer, with the Joint Chiefs specifically supporting a proposal to down an aircraft supposedly carrying" college students off on a holiday,"

James Bamford, in his 2001 book Body of Secrets, wrote: "Operation Northwoods had the written approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war,"

How much of our history is simply psychological warfare, including the traumatizing of the masses through fear, the creation of false enemies, media manipulation, electoral theft and other terrorist acts, all done as a means to an end?

"[A] mind-set that thrives on secrecy and deception … encourages professional amorality — the belief that righteous goals can be achieved through the use of unprincipled and normally unacceptable means," wrote ex-CIA officer Victor Marchetti in his book The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence. And my ex-CIA father, in a 1979 newspaper interview, stated: “When you work for the CIA, the ends justify the means."

Is that the brutal reality behind the horrific acts of Sept. 11, 2001? Was this watershed event a managed tragedy, an occult means to invoke repression and war? Are Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda the strategic invention of yet another enemy in a long series of created malefactors? Is it possible for us to learn and then change the way of world from the enlightened dialogue of the silver screen?

Everything that seems clear is bent and everything that seems bent is clear. Trapped in reflections, you must learn to recognize when a lie masquerades as a truth….

—Dr. Fredricks, in The Good Shepherd

So, as the Romans used to say, caveat lector! Let the reader beware —or, in other words, pay attention, and don’t believe everything you read (or see, or hear). Please hearken to those words of wisdom, but do not attempt to pass a history exam having watched The Good Shepherd … at least in my class.

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Jay Z: Angel or Devil?

Jay Z - Bush Bones

Free Mason (Feat Jay-Z): B-tch I’m red hot, I’m on my third six but the devil I’m not…

Looking at Jay-Z in Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” video he holds his Illuminati sign with his hands over his left eye while wearing a skull and bones Rocawear t-shirt. The media was loathe to touch George Bush’s secret society, Illuminati lodge 322 in 2006. In this video Jay Z exposed the truth about Bush to millions of people. The Illuminati’s biggest fear is exposure. Alot of blogs say Jay is a Freemason and a devil worshipper because of this kind of imagery. I don’t think that is true. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton run Prince Hall Freemasonry, the lodge for blacks. If you want to be a member you have to go through a hazing ritual just like any college fraternity.

Jay-Z – Free Mason. “broad I said I was amazin’, not that I’m a Mason” ….. He said ” Ill go to the grave before I be a broad Nigga”

All of Freemasonry’s secrets are on the internet. Why would Jay go through a hazing and become Jesse Jackson’s broad? Would you take orders from Al Sharpton? I’d rather go to the grave too.

I think Jay is telling the truth when he says he’d have trouble joining a golf club never mind the Illuminati. All the Illuminati controversy surrounding Jay Z enlightens the profane goyim sheeple. He is doing a tremendous good revealing their secrets in his videos and lyrics. Jay Z might have a big ego, but I can see his halo. Can you?

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Ministry – Rio Grande Blood

Ministry - Rio Grande Blood

Rio Grande Blood

And now a message from the President of the United States George W. Bush
I’ve adopted sophisticated terrorist tactics
And I’m a dangerous, dangerous man
With dangerous, dangerous weapons
I want to drain the coal resources in America
And foreign sources of crude oil.
I’m a weapon of mass destruction
And I’m a brutal dictator
And I’m evil

[Verse 1]
I’ve got something that I must confess
I make a profit off people oppressed
I take the money ’til there’s nothing left
And all I gotta say is Yippie Aye Yay

Rio Grande Blood

I want money
I want yer money
I want crude oil
It’s the government’s money
I’m an asshole

[Verse 2]
I can’t remember the world such a mess
Not for the companies I like the best
Exxon and Conoco – frack all the rest
And all I gotta say is Yippie Aye Yay

Rio Grande Blood

I want money
I want yer money
I want crude oil
It’s the government’s money

We went to war because of our dependence on foreign oil Haliburton
We went to war because of money
We will settle for nothing less than victory, victory
We will settle for nothing less than crude oil -crude oil

[Verse 3]
Squeezing the working class whom I detest
Taxing the poor so the rich can invest
I know I’m an asshole, but aren’t you impressed
And all I gotta say is Yippie Aye Yay

Rio Grande Blood

Rio Grande Blood
Rio Grande Blood
I want crude oil
Rio Grande Blood
I want money
Rio Grande Blood

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The Skulls

The Skulls

The 2000 film The Skulls concerns a highly elaborate secret society with clear parallels to Skull and Bones. Skull and Bones is known by many names, including The Order of Death, The Order, The Eulogian Club, and Lodge 322. Initiates are most commonly known as Bonesmen, Knights of Eulogia, and Boodle Boys.

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Geronimo’s Descendants Sue Yale and Skull & Bones

Geronimo Skull & Bones

Twenty descendants of Geronimo, the 19th century Apache chief, are suing Yale and its infamous secret society Skull & Bones to demand the return of their ancestor’s skull and punitive damages, the Yale Daily News reports. Because Geronimo’s remains were initially buried on a U.S. military base, several government officials, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, also were named in the suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The suit alleges that members of Skull and Bones exhumed his remains in 1918 or 1919 and transported them to the society’s High Street tomb in New Haven. The group that is rumored to have stolen Geronimo’s skull, bones and other items from his grave site is said to have included Prescott Bush, father of former President George H. W. Bush ’48 and grandfather to former President George W. Bush ’68.

It’s unclear whether the society does in fact have possession of the skull.

Officials from Yale and the Skull & Bones corporate parent said yesterday that they were unaware of the lawsuit. The Yale Daily News did its due diligence, though: “Repeated knocks on the front door of the society’s tomb were not answered Tuesday evening.”

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The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

COPYRIGHT 2007 American Opinion Publishing, Inc.

The CIA, skull and bones, and rewriting history: The Good Shepherd purportedly uncovers the “untold story of the birth of the CIA.” It does show the incontestable Skull and Bones-CIA connection, but otherwise largely fails.

The Good Shepherd is a fictionalized version of history which is accurate in almost every incident. But because the filmmakers are liberated from trying to be faithful to the tiny details, they’ve come a lot closer in many ways to capturing some essential truths about this extraordinary period of intelligence, counterintelligence, betrayal and espionage during the Cold War….

There’s no way to understand the present without understanding how we got there. And The Good Shepherd tells us.

–Richard C.A. Holbrooke Ambassador to the UN, 1999-2001

The Good Shepherd is described on its official website as “the untold story of the birth of the CIA.” To the extent that most Americans do not know about the strong connection between Yale’s secretive Skull and Bones Society and our nation’s premier intelligence agency, the movie delivers as promised in a credible way. However, not surprisingly, in “the untold story,” as captured through the lens of director Robert De Niro, the CIA was founded as an anti-communist organization that went on to fight the good fight, though not always successfully or adeptly, against Soviet spies and designs during the Cold War. That image of the CIA fits perfectly with conventional wisdom, but it does not fit so well with the real “untold story.”

The reviewers almost universally panned the film–but not for what the movie failed to uncover. They, like this reviewer, found the movie tedious. De Niro, who also starred in the film, seemed more intent on teaching the American public a history lesson than in providing entertainment, making the movie’s 156-minute running time seem longer than it actually was. De Niro included a few scenes of sexual activity in his film apparently to relieve its tediousness, but failed to accomplish that goal while diminishing the film’s appeal for more morally discriminating viewers.

Through De Niro’s Lens

The Good Shepherd is the product of De Niro’s decade-long interest in the CIA. A friend who knew of that interest introduced De Niro to Milt Bearden, a retired 39-year CIA veteran who ran the agency’s operations in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Bearden became the film’s lead technical adviser.

The focal point of the movie is the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, when a group of Cuban expatriates trained by the United States attempted to liberate their homeland from Castro’s oppressive dictatorship. From that vantage point, most of the events of the movie are depicted in a never-ending series of flashbacks through the eyes of top-ranking CIA agent Edward Wilson (portrayed by Matt Damon). Those flashbacks extend as far back as 1939, when Wilson was tapped as a Skull and Bones member at Yale University. After graduation, Wilson is recruited to work for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the World War II-era precursor to the CIA. Wilson is also asked to take part in the founding of the CIA.

Though The Good Shepherd depicts the CIA as genuinely trying to safeguard U.S. security, it does not shy away from portraying aspects of the agency’s dark side. In one riveting scene, agents cover an interrogatee’s head with a garment that is repeatedly soaked with water, nearly drowning him, until the hapless man breaks free and jumps through the window to his death.

The film also depicts the CIA as an all-consuming organization that requires a degree of dedication and surrender of self on a par with membership in the Mafia or the Communist Party. Wilson’s marital relationship with his wife Margaret “Clover” (Angelina Jolie) suffers greatly because his life as an agent leaves no time for being a husband and father. In two separate scenes, the Bonesmen and their wives attend formal banquets at Deer Island, the Skull and Bones private Thousand Islands retreat (which really exists), where the toast to the Order takes precedence to the invocation. Clover, whose father and brother are also Bonesmen, remarks with evident sarcasm each time the toast and invocation are given: “Agency first, God second.” Clover’s brother, John (Gabriel Macht), also seems to lump the OSS/CIA and Skull and Bones into one entity.

The film’s premise that Skull and Bones and the OSS/CIA are intertwined, with the former being a significant source of personnel for the latter, is incontestable. Eric Roth, who wrote the script for The Good Shepherd, is quoted on the movie’s website as saying: “I researched people who went into the early years of the CIA and where they came from. It was traditionally Yale and Skull and Bones.” Indeed it was. Much of the history of the Bones-OSS/ CIA connection is covered by John F. McManus in his book William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment. Buckley, who was tapped for Skull and Bones while at Yale. was recruited into the CIA by his mentor, Yale Professor Willmoore Kendall, who had served in the OSS.

In The Good Shepherd, Wilson was recruited into the OSS by General Bill Sullivan (Robert De Niro), who became Wilson’s mentor. In one of the movie’s most riveting lines, Sullivan cautions Wilson: “No matter what anyone tells you, there’ll be no one you can really trust.”

Wilson and Sullivan

The character of Edward Wilson is based on an amalgam of CIA counterintelligence chief James J. Angleton and CIA Director Allen W. Dulles. (As one example, Dulles’ wife, not Angleton’s, was named Clover.) The character of General Bill Sullivan is based on the real-life General William “Wild Bill” Donovan. In the movie, both Wilson and Sullivan are “good shepherds” trying to keep America safe during the Cold War. In real life, Angleton and Donovan were representative of two very different factions in the CIA–one truly patriotic and anti-communist; the other subversive and pro-communist.

James Angleton, the chief of counterintelligence for the CIA starting in the late 1940s, was truly a good shepherd. In fact, he became famous for ferreting out KGB agents who had penetrated the agency.

“Wild Bill” Donovan, the OSS chieftain, recruited many of the moles into the OSS. This was not by carelessness. R. Harris Smith, in his book OSS: The Secret History of America’s First Central Intelligence Agency, revealed that Donovan worked with Communist Party leader Eugene Dennis to recruit OSS personnel from communist ranks. When confronted by the FBI with evidence that some of his men were Communist Party members, Donovan replied, “I know they’re Communists. That’s why I hired them.” Of course, when the CIA was organized in 1947, many of the OSS agents became CIA agents.

The movie gets it right by portraying Wilson/Angleton as a patriotic American who sacrifices self to protect America from her enemies. It gets it wrong by not showing that the enemy was not just in Moscow or Havana but inside the CIA itself.

Bay of Pigs

The Good Shepherd also gets it wrong by portraying the CIA’s role in the Bay of Pigs operation as a genuine effort to topple Castro. Here again, the movie, which is supposed to tell us the “untold story,” instead recycles the same old establishment line: the invasion failed because of incompetence, not deliberate sabotage.

In the movie, Wilson’s son, also a Bonesman and CIA agent, falls in love with an African woman working for the KGB. He foolishly (but not maliciously) shares the invasion plans with her, not realizing that she is in the pocket of the KGB. The naive CIA agent was not even officially privy to the information; he happened to overhear it at a–you guessed it!–Skull and Bones meeting. Thus in the movie depiction, loose lips resulted in the KGB being able to tip off Castro, who then took preemptive military action, resulting in the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion.

The real story is very different. Many journalists have documented the apparent sabotage of the invasion from within the agency. Both John Stormer, in None Dare Call It Treason, and Cuban-born American writer and intelligence analyst Servando Gonzalez, in an essay entitled Fidel Castro Supermole, noted the mismatched ammunition supplied by the CIA. Some invaders were supplied with 30.06 caliber ammunition, but with M-3 grease guns that fired .45 caliber bullets. The CIA supplied others with .45 caliber ammunition, but with Browning Automatic Rifles which shot 30.06 caliber bullets. Stormer and others concluded that incompetence alone did not suffice to explain this or the other “errors” that occurred that day.

The Good Shepherd depicts CIA-directed B-26 Bombers providing air cover for the Bay of Pigs landing party, and being blown out of the sky by jets from the Cuban air force, who–thanks to the unintended leak to the KGB–knew exactly when and where to intercept the invaders. In reality, the only B-26s involved in the Bay of Pigs invasion at all engaged in a preliminary bombing and strafing run over Cuba two days before the invasion. The B-26s then returned to their base in Nicaragua to rearm and refuel. Once there, however, the B-26 crews received a cable from Washington ordering the cancellation of all further combat missions over Cuba.

Consequently, when 1,511 brave Cuban exiles were dropped on the beach of the Bay of Pigs on April 17, 1961, the air cover they had been promised, and were still expecting, never materialized–despite the fact that that air cover was essential to the success of the invasion. In short: the anti-communist Cuban soldiers at the Bay of Pigs were betrayed–but by deliberate duplicity, not loose lips.

Another aspect of the betrayal, documented in the Stormer book, is the fact that the Cuban anti-communist underground was not alerted as to the time and location of the invasion so that they could support it through simultaneous uprisings. Even worse, U.S.-based coordinators for the underground groups were rounded up by the CIA just before the invasion and then held incommunicado until the invasion had failed. But the CIA’s action to deny the Cuban underground the word they needed to support the invasion did not fit the movie’s depiction of the “untold story.”

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