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David Icke’s new book The Trigger really triggers some people…like The Washington Post‘s passive-aggressive book reviewer Ron Charles, who brags, shedding crocodile tears all the while: “I banned a book. Or at least I helped get it banned, which makes Banned Books Week a little awkward for me this year.”

When Charles saw that Barnes and Noble was displaying The Trigger he went ballistic:

The Trigger, Icke’s new self-published book, is 900 pages of harebrained word vomit. It claims that the official explanation of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is a lie to cover up the ‘massive and central involvement in 9/11 by Israeli government, military and intelligence operatives.’ This is consistent with his claims that the ‘satanic’ Mossad has had its hands in international drug running and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Naturally, Icke is also a student of that anti-Semitic classic The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. “Given that content, I thought it was odd to see Barnes & Noble promoting The Trigger, so I sent a note to B&N’s corporate office asking about it. A day later, a spokesperson told me: ‘This book is sold by an independent publishing distributor, and was ordered for a sub-section called ‘Conspiracies’ in some stores. After being alerted to the content, we are removing the book from all stores.’

“Now you can’t even find The Trigger on Barnes & Noble’s website…”

If Icke is such a nut, and The Trigger is just “harebrained word vomit,” why would anyone—least of all a Washington Post book reviewer who pretends to hate censorship—feel the need to have it banned? The likely answer, of course, is that Charles knows or suspects, consciously or unconsciously, that Israel was behind 9/11.(1)

And why wouldn’t he? Even the most naive and cursory observer of 21st century geopolitics can see that Israel was the biggest beneficiary of 9/11, which brainwashed the whole world to hate Israel’s Muslim enemies, and hijacked the American military to attack and/or destroy nations that Israel considered a threat.

The accelerating epidemic of hysterical censorship offers eloquent testimony that many of the most prominent “conspiracy theories”—like the claim that Jeffrey Epstein didn’t really hang himself—are obviously true. Hysteria is a symptom of repression of truth. Nobody would use words like “harebrained word vomit” to describe a book, then call up Barnes and Noble to get it banned, unless they were afraid that its assertions might be well-founded.

David Icke’s The Trigger: The Lie That Changed the World—Who REALLY Did It and Why offers plenty of undeniable truth, and hardly any serious mistakes, as far as I could determine in a single reading.(2) As a fifteen-year student of 9/11, I have been over this territory more than a few times, and can unequivocally state that The Trigger provides the most comprehensive account of 9/11 currently available in a single volume. If you read Christopher Bollyn’s Solving 9/11, Graeme MacQueen’s The 2001 Anthrax Deception, and (most importantly) the collected 9/11 works of David Ray Griffin, you would be covering most of the “what really happened on 9/11” ground that Icke rehashes in The Trigger. But you would still be missing out on a vitally important bit of historical background: the hidden history of satanic-Zionist millenarian fanaticism. That amazing history of Zionism as a 500-year-old heretical-messianic religious movement (not a 150-year-old secular nationalist movement as portrayed in the mainstream) is the key to understanding not just the genocide in Occupied Palestine, but also other occult aspects of the Western power elite, including its complicity in crimes like 9/11.

“Israel Did 9/11”: No Longer Controversial Among Those Who Have Done the Research

That Israel and its American assets and collaborators orchestrated 9/11 has been increasingly accepted by the independent scholars, journalists, and activists who are sometimes collectively referred to as the 9/11 truth movement. (For succinct statements see “9/11 Was an Israeli Job” by historian Laurent Guyénot, “Israel’s Role in 9/11” by former CIA officer Philip Giraldi, or the Wikispooks entry “9/11: Israel Did It.”) But until now the only significant books advancing that thesis were Bollyn’s Solving 9/11 , a couple of smaller volumes by Victor Thorn…and Laurent Guyénot’s magisterial From Yahweh to Zion, which situates 9/11 in its historical critique of Judaism.

Readers of From Yahweh to Zion can learn something from Icke’s book, which takes up where Guyénot’s leaves off by plunging into the history of Sabbateanism and Frankism—the heretical, satanic offshoots of Judaism that provide the ideological and ethnic basis of Zionism and freemasonry. Icke calls the highest-level Sabbatean Frankists “the Death Cult” and identifies them with the Rothschild currency cabal—that intergenerational criminal enterprise with the enviable power to create most of the world’s currency out of nothing by lending it into existence at interest. (That those empowered to create currency in such manner run the world is not a conspiracy theory but a truism.)

Thousands of Damning Facts, Dozens of Smoking Guns

The first 440 pages of The Trigger weave together damning (to the official story) facts uncovered by such 9/11 researchers as David Ray Griffin, Graeme MacQueen, Elias Davidsson, Daniel Hopsicker, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth…and David Icke himself, who interviewed many firsthand sources in 2001 and 2002, publishing the result of his initial investigation as Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster (2002). The Trigger‘s deconstruction of the 9/11 big lie offers a solid, easy-to-read summary, spiced with Icke’s wiseass irony, of a great many of the best reasons to doubt the official story. Though some readers will be disappointed by the lack of footnotes, let’s face it, David Icke is not aiming for scholarly gravitas. Anyone who knows how to use a search engine—and knows that Google shadowbans truthful 9/11 information necessitating the use of alternatives and workarounds—can easily verify the sources of Icke’s assertions.

Is every one of those assertions as damning to the official story as it first appears? Quite likely not. Serious questions have been raised about some 9/11 truth movement claims, including the argument that no big jetliner impacted the Pentagon. But taken together, the thousands of damning facts, and dozens of smoking guns, constitute an ironclad cumulative case that the 9/11 Commission’s version of events is a load of rubbish.(2)

If you have already researched 9/11, much of Icke’s information will be familiar. But you’ll likely learn a few things too. For example, though I thought I had heard of just about everything proffered by 9/11 skeptics, I had somehow overlooked one of the key suspects: Richard Sheirer, then-Senior Vice President of Giuliani and Partners. Sheirer, nicknamed “Ground Zero’s Jewish Knight” after 9/11, headed both New York’s Office of Emergency Management and served as Director of New York City Homeland Security. According to Icke, Sheirer was involved in “mock terror drills,” presumably including the massive and unprecedented Tripod biological attack terror drill scheduled for NYC on 9/12/2001, which served as the excuse for bringing all terror related federal agencies, especially FEMA, into New York ahead of the 9/11 false flag. Tripod was only one of the 46 drills of 9/11/2001, by far the biggest pre-scheduled “national security special event day” in all American history.

Zionism: The Hidden, Hideous Truth

The second section of The Trigger also covers a lot of material I’m familiar with, in this case relating to Zionism’s genocide against Palestine, its seizure of power in the West, and its ever-more-desperate attempts to hide the truth through ever-more-outrageous censorship. Belaboring the unspeakable obvious, Icke writes: “Ultra-Zionist control of politicians—especially in the United States—is stunning and explains so much about 9/11. This control is mainly through funding and who gets it and who doesn’t.” In other words, it really is all about the Benjamins.

Icke persuasively argues that the ultra-Zionist liberals who fund the Democrats, like Haim “I’m a one-issue guy and my issue is Israel” Saban, and the ultra-Zionist conservatives who fund the Republicans, like Sheldon “I own Trump where’s my war with Iran” Adelson, are pursuing the same agenda. So is the Zionist-dominated media. But what is that agenda, exactly? Why is the endless bloody expansion of a supremacist “Jewish state” occupying Palestine so important to these people?

Discussions of Christian Zionism routinely recognize that fanatical messianic millenarianism is what it’s all about. The 40 million or so Christian Zionists in America have been brainwashed by the (likely Rothschild-fabricated) Scofield Bible to believe that God wants the Jews to invade Palestine and exterminate the native inhabitants in order to pave the way for the return of Jesus. When Jesus returns, the Christian Zionists claim, He will convert some of the Jews to Christianity and exterminate the rest—along with the mass of non-Christian-Zionist humanity. The good guys (the Christian Zionists themselves) will be beamed up, like in Star Trek, in a “Rapture,” while Jesus unleashes the final nuclear war to kill everyone else and send them straight to hell.

All right-thinking people know the Christian Zionists are nuts. But what about the Jewish Zionists?

Mainstream propaganda holds that Jewish Zionism is a rational secular nationalist movement—quite unlike the Zionism of those nutty Christian Scofield-Bible-thumpers. Even the most irrational bloody extremes of Jewish Zionism are excused by pious liberals who cite justifiable fears of persecution, pograms, and of course the sacred Holocaust in arguing that Jews have a good reason to to be fierce, bellicose…even murderous…as they build a powerful nation-state.

But those arguments don’t hold up under scrutiny. If Jews were really worried about persecution, would they invade and ethnically cleanse the Holy Land, making billions of people hate them? If Jews were worried about being exterminated en masse, would they really gather closely together on a small slice of blood-soaked stolen ground—greatly facilitating the task of any would-be mass exterminators, while giving billions of people good reason to contemplate attacking the Jewish occupiers in hopes of liberating the Holy Land and ending the Zionist genocide of its inhabitants?(4)

The Zionist invasion, occupation, and ethnic cleansing of Palestine is profoundly irrational. The claim that “it was our ancestors’ land thousands of years ago” is false, and would be absurd even if it were true. (It’s OK to mass murder and expel people from their land because you claim your ancestors lived there in ancient history?! Maybe some of my fellow American Celts will join me in a genocidal assault on Western Europe?!)

The Zionist claim that the Holocaust justifies the theft of Palestine is likewise absurd. Palestinians didn’t perpetrate any Jewish holocaust.

Given the raving, maniacal, bloody irrationality of the Zionist project, we must consider the possibility that Jewish Zionists, like Christian Zionists, are driven by fanatical quasi-religious ideology. And that is in fact the case. Jewish and Christian Zionism are mirror images: They are both driven by heretical millenarian, messianic ideologies.

In The Trigger, David Icke argues that Jewish Zionism is based on Sabbatean Frankism: a millenarian blend of the respective satanisms of the famous false messiah Sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676) and his later follower Jacob Frank (1726-1791). According to Icke, the followers of Zevi and Frank, the original proponents of the so-called Jewish return to Israel, make up the “Death Cult” at the core of Zionism and Freemasonry. They are devoted to systematically and “religiously” committing abominations including pedophilia and human sacrifice—satanic practices which are extremely useful in compromising and controlling individuals in positions of power. The career of Jeffrey Epstein as a Mossad-linked sexual blackmailer illustrates the thesis.

Icke’s main source on Sabbatean Frankism, besides the mainstream scholar Gershom Scholem, is the Orthodox Jewish rabbi Marvin Antelman, whose work was promoted on my radio show and elsewhere by the courageous Israeli investigative journalist Barry Chamish— who died not long after he began speaking of Israel’s orchestration of 9/11, Charlie Hebdo, and other false flags.

Is Icke right that Sabbatean Frankism is the driving force behind Zionism? Is he exaggerating in claiming that Sabbatean Frankists rule the world? When he says these satanists are planning to institute total centralized control of all human societies, and to run the world from Occupied Jerusalem, is he paranoiac and delusional?

There is plenty of room for more research on these controversial topics. My own view is that Icke’s suspicions are well-founded, and that he ought to have cited Netanyahu’s father’s hero, the original false messiah, Abarbanel, as the original founder of Sabbatean Frankist Zionism. As I wrote a few months ago:

It is telling that Benjamin Netanyahu’s father Benzion wrote a book about Abarbanel highlighting the plan to trigger an apocalyptic Christian-vs.-Muslim war to usher in a one-world state ruled by the Jewish Messiah (who would of course be called Antichrist by Christians and Muslims). Indeed, the plan to trick (post)Christian civilization into launching a global war against Muslim civilization, rolled out on 9/11/2001, is something of a Netanyahu family business.

More than a century after Abarbanel laid the groundwork for the Clash of Civilizations, the famous false messiah Sabbatai Zevi—whose career peaked in the numerologically significant year 1666—led the first wave of Zionism by convincing large numbers of Jews to emigrate to the Holy Land. Zevi’s thought was taken up in the next century by Jacob Frank (1726-1791) who codified Zevi’s madness into the doctrine of “purification through transgression”: the notion that individuals and communities should “religiously” commit sex crimes and other abominations. Rumors of kabbalistic black magic, human sacrifice, and bizarre sexual practices have attended the Frankists, who—according to such Jewish scholars as investigative journalist Barry Chamish and Rabbi Marvin Antelman—were behind both the fiat money magic of the Rothschilds and its seeming opposite, Communism. Taken together, Rothschild capitalism and Marxian communism form a sort of Hegelian dialectical one-two punch in service to the larger project of secularized, materialist Jewish millenarianism.

Even as they “hypnotized the world” into dividing into capitalist and communist camps, heretical Jewish elites were setting the stage for Zionism…and Abarbanel’s eventual Christian-vs.-Muslim apocalypse leading to the Messiah/Antichrists’s one-world planetary dictatorship. Though Albert Pike’s alleged late 19th century prophecy of three Zionist-freemasonry-orchestrated World Wars may be apocryphal, the Frankist-Jewish elite’s hand in World War I, World War II, and the current Clash of Civilizations is convincingly documented in the last four chapters of Guyénot’s From Yahweh to Zion.

So I think Icke is barking up the right tree. But whether you agree with David Icke or despise him, whether you think is is totally right, partly right, or just plain wrong, you should step forward to defend his right to freely express his unorthodox views. And the more Icke is censored, the more you ought to wonder why so many powerful people are so desperate to silence him.


(1) Charles and other censors of David Icke presumably fear his reach: Icke, unlike anyone else who has argued that Israel did 9/11, sells plenty of books and lectures to thousands of people.

(2) Icke makes a couple of minor mistakes concerning Islam, including his claim on p. 687 that the Ismaili assassins—an inspiration to Sabbatean-Frankists—were Sufis. (They were actually Sevener Shia heretics.)

(3) In the second edition of The New Pearl Harbor, David Ray Griffin writes:

“I have often been asked whether there are any ‘smoking guns’ pointing to the complicity of the Bush Administration…(in the first edition) rather than focusing on those reported events that strongly suggest such complicity, I instead presented a cumulative argument, suggesting that what is most persuasive, assuming the truth of at least a significant portion of the reported evidence, is that so many lines of evidence all seem to point in the same direction. However, I did add that ‘some of the strands [in this cumulative argument] are such that, if the evidence on which they are based is confirmed, the case could be supported by one or two of them…I said, in other words, that we have some prima facie smoking guns…I came up, in fact, with a list of 40:

  1. The failure of standard operating procedure (SOP) to intercept Flight 11.
  2. The failure of SOP to intercept Flight 175.
  3. The failure of SOP to intercept Flight 77.
  4. The fact that the official story as to these failures changed a few days after 9/11.
  5. The fact that according to a second version of the official story, the order to scramble jet fighters to intercept Flights 11 and 175 went to Otis Air Force base instead of the nearer base, McGuire.
  6. The fact that, according to this second version, the order to scramble jet fighters to protect Washington went to Langley Air Force base instead of the nearer base, Andrews.
  7. The fact that, even given NORAD’s timeline and the greater distances the pilots had to cover from Otis and Langley, their fighter jets, flying at full speed, should have reached New York and Washington in time to prevent the attacks on the South Tower and the Pentagon.
  8. The fact that according to this second version, the fighter jets that were too late to intercept Flights 11 and 175 were not ordered to continue on to Washington, even though it was then known that Fight 77 had been hijacked and, according to the official story, was headed back to Washington.
  9. Secretary of Transportation Mineta’s report of a conversation that may have reflected a stand-down order by Vice President Cheney.
  10. The fact that in New York on 9/11, three steel-framed high-rise buildings, for the first time in history, collapsed because of fires—quite localized fires at that, especially in the South Tower and Building 7.
  11. The fact that the South Tower fell first even though, according to the hypothesis that the buildings collapsed because of fire, this tower, having been hit second and having the smaller fire, should not have collapsed first.
  12. The multiple types of physical evidence that the Twin Towers and Building 7 collapsed by means of controlled demolition. (Because there are many types of such evidence—such as the fact that the steel beams and columns were broken into pieces the right size to be loaded onto trucks—this point could have been divided into many smoking guns.
  13. Larry Silverstein’s statement that he and the fire department decided to “pull” WTC-7… (for the full list of smoking guns, a few of which would need to be lightly edited in light of subsequent discoveries, consult The New Pearl Harbor, 2nd edition.)

4) Ongoing Zionist atrocities, supported by most of the population of “Israel,” are so extreme, and so commonplace, as to raise questions about the sanity of the occupiers of Palestine. One thing that isn’t questionable, however, is that the Zionist occupation of Palestine meets the definition of genocide under international law, as was successfully argued by international law professor Francis Boyle at the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunals.

(Republished from Truth Jihad by permission of author or representative)
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  1. dimples says:

    “6. The fact that, according to this second version, the order to scramble jet fighters to protect Washington went to Langley Air Force base instead of the nearer base, Andrews.”

    From what I have read fighters at Andrews Air Force Base were not armed up with the necessary guns and missiles. There were actually very few fighters on the eastern seaboard at that time actually armed up and ready to go, so probably the same logic applies to No. 5.

    “11. The fact that the South Tower fell first even though, according to the hypothesis that the buildings collapsed because of fire, this tower, having been hit second and having the smaller fire, should not have collapsed first.”

    Surely (assuming a natural collapse for the sake of argument) which building collapsed first would also depend on the type of damage received, where damage occurred etc.

    “13. Larry Silverstein’s statement that he and the fire department decided to “pull” WTC-7…”

    Its clear that Silverstein was talking about pulling the fire fighting operation, otherwise you have to believe that the Fire Department, who had just lost numerous employees in the collapse of WTC1 and WTC2, then began to wire up WTC7 for a perfect controlled demolition while everybody was watching, then proceeded to ‘pull’ it. Or the Fire Department was in on the plot, a claim which I am sure they would vehemently disagree.

    This is why I would never buy an attempt at a scientific work by a theologian. David Ray Griffin, although his heart is in the right place, is an idiot and a poor scholar.

    “When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” — Dresden James
    Amidst an over-abundance of ‘information’, and a distinct lack of TRUTH, this is where you’ll find the most accurate “big picture” presentation of why the world is currently in the state it is.
    People tend to be sucked into irrational behavior en masse.
    “Men think in herds, go mad in herds, but recover their senses one by one.” — Charles Mackay
    Here’s your chance to break free from the herd. While you might not agree with everything you read here, I take great care in presenting only verifiable facts. All information is taken from the most reliable sources available and can be verified with a little research.


    “The mashiach [Jewish messiah] will bring about the political and spiritual redemption of the Jewish people by bringing us back to Israel and restoring Jerusalem (Isaiah 11:11-12; Jeremiah 23:8; 30:3; Hosea 3:4-5). He will establish a government in Israel that will be the center of all world government, both for Jews and gentiles (Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:10; 42:1). He will rebuild the Temple and re-establish its worship (Jeremiah 33:18). He will restore the religious court system of Israel and establish Jewish law as the law of the land (Jeremiah 33:15)…The world after the messiah comes is often referred to in Jewish literature as Olam Ha-Ba (oh-LAHM hah-BAH), the World to Come…In the Olam Ha-Ba, the whole world will recognize the Jewish G-d as the only true G-d, and the Jewish religion as the only true religion (Isaiah 2:3; 11:10; Micah 4:2-3; Zechariah 14:9).”
    — From “Mashiach: The Messiah”, Judaism 101 —–
    “With the exception of the USSR as a federated Eurasian state, all other continents will become united in a world alliance, at whose disposal will be an international police force. All armies will be abolished, and there will be no more wars. In Jerusalem, the United Nations (a truly United Nations) will build a Shrine of the Prophets to serve the federated union of all continents; this will be the seat of the Supreme Court of Mankind, to settle all controversies among the federated continents, as prophesied by Isaiah.”
    — David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of the Jewish State of Israel.

    For the past 2000 years we have had a problem with a mindset that strives to destroy us.

    The First Protocol of the Elders of Zion is 3000 years old!
    It was there for all to see, but because of brainwashing, people couldn’t see it!
    Genesis chapter 47 clearly shows the modus operandi that Jews have used to control the non-Jew.
    By playing the MIDDLEMAN to the RULER and the RULED, he is able to use the non-Jews to enrich the Jew and his tribe.

    GENESIS 47:1-28
    Joseph went to Pharaoh and told him,
    “My father and brothers with their flocks and herds and everything they own have come from Canaan. Right now they are in Goshen.”
    He had taken five of his brothers with him and introduced them to Pharaoh. Pharaoh asked them,
    “What kind of work do you do?”
    “Your servants are shepherds, the same as our fathers were. We have come to this country to find a new place to live. There is no pasture for our flocks in Canaan. The famine has been very bad there. Please, would you let your servants settle in the region of Goshen?”
    Pharaoh looked at Joseph.
    “So, your father and brothers have arrived—a reunion! Egypt welcomes them. Settle your father and brothers on the choicest land—yes, give them Goshen. And if you know any among them that are especially good at their work, put them in charge of my own livestock.”
    Next Joseph brought his father Jacob in and introduced him to Pharaoh. Jacob blessed Pharaoh. Pharaoh asked Jacob,
    “How old are you?”
    Jacob answered Pharaoh,
    “The years of my sojourning are 130—a short and hard life and not nearly as long as my ancestors were given.”
    Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh and left.
    Joseph settled his father and brothers in Egypt, made them proud owners of choice land—it was the region of Rameses (that is, Goshen)—just as Pharaoh had ordered. Joseph took good care of them—his father and brothers and his entire father’s family, right down to the smallest baby. He made sure they had plenty of everything.
    The time eventually came when there was no food anywhere. The famine was very bad. Egypt and Canaan alike were devastated by the famine. Joseph collected all the money that was to be found in Egypt and Canaan to pay for the distribution of food. He banked the money in Pharaoh’s palace. When the money from Egypt and Canaan had run out, the Egyptians came to Joseph.
    “Food! Give us food! Are you going to watch us die right in front of you? The money is all gone.”
    Joseph said,
    “Bring your livestock. I’ll trade you food for livestock since your money’s run out.”
    So they brought Joseph their livestock. He traded them food for their horses, sheep, cattle, and donkeys. He got them through that year in exchange for all their livestock.
    When that year was over, the next year rolled around and they were back, saying,
    “Master, it’s no secret to you that we’re broke: our money’s gone and we’ve traded you all our livestock. We’ve nothing left to barter with but our bodies and our farms. What use are our bodies and our land if we stand here and starve to death right in front of you? Trade us food for our bodies and our land. We’ll be slaves to Pharaoh and give up our land—all we ask is seed for survival, just enough to live on and keep the farms alive.”
    So Joseph bought up all the farms in Egypt for Pharaoh. Every Egyptian sold his land—the famine was that bad. That’s how Pharaoh ended up owning all the land and the people ended up slaves; Joseph reduced the people to slavery from one end of Egypt to the other.
    Joseph made an exception for the priests. He didn’t buy their land because they received a fixed salary from Pharaoh and were able to live off of that salary. So they didn’t need to sell their land.
    Joseph then announced to the people:
    “Here’s how things stand: I’ve bought you and your land for Pharaoh. In exchange I’m giving you seed so you can plant the ground. When the crops are harvested, you must give a fifth to Pharaoh and keep four-fifths for yourselves, for seed for yourselves and your families—you’re going to be able to feed your children!”
    They said,
    “You’ve saved our lives! Master, we’re grateful and glad to be slaves to Pharaoh.”
    Joseph decreed a land law in Egypt that is still in effect, A Fifth Goes to Pharaoh. Only the priests’ lands were not owned by Pharaoh.
    And so Israel settled down in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property and flourished. They became a large company of people. Jacob lived in Egypt for seventeen years. In all, he lived 147 years:
    (Founded 1805)
    This rite had 90 degrees. It was founded in 1805 at Milan by Le Changeur, Clavel, Marc Bedarride and Joly, and was introduced into France in 1816.
    Its trials of initiation were long and difficult, and founded on what is recorded of the Egyptian and Eleusinian mysteries.
    Heckethorn states that this rite is essentially autocratic there being no obligation on the Grand Master to account for his actions.
    In the Rosicrucian for January 1871 we read the following notice (page 136).
    “We have great pleasure in announcing that this philosophic Masonic Rite (Ancient and Primitive Rite of Mizraim) has been recently established in England under authority derived from the Grand Council of Rites for France, and that the Conservators General held a meeting at Freemasons Tavern, on Wednesday, the 28th December. The principal chairs were filled by Ill. Bros. Wentworth Little 90°; the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Limerick 90°; and S. Rosenthal 90°; by whom the ‘Bective’ Sanctuary of Levites — the 33rd of the Rite — was duly opened… It was then announced that the following brethren had accepted office in the Rite: The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Bective, Sovereign Grand Master, etc., etc.”
    The Rite of Mizraim was amalgamated with that of Memphis in 1775, when John Yarker, as stated by Freke Gould{1} “sanctioned the communication of the degrees of Mizraim to members of the Rite of Memphis, the former having no separate governing body in this country” (England).
    According to an official statement, repeated in every number of the Kneph: “France (having) abandoned the Rite, and the Ill. Gd. Hierophant, J. E. Marconis, 33°, 97°, having died in 1868, Egypt took full possession. The Craft Gd. Lodge, our Ancient and
    Primitive Rite, and the Ancient and Accepted Rite, executed a tripartite Treaty to render mutual aid, and restored the Sov. Gd. Mystic Temple — Imp. Council Cen., 96°, presided over by a Gd. Hierophant, 97°, in 1775.”
    Essentially Jewish, the historical activities of this order to date are interesting.
    Some years ago, a document to which the reader must be referred, The Protocols of the Wise Men or Elders of Zion{2}, was brought to light. Abstracted from a Jewish Lodge of Mizraim in Paris, in 1884, by Joseph Schorst, later murdered in Egypt, it embodied the programme of esoteric Judaism. Schorst was the son of a man who, in 1881, had been sentenced in London to ten years penal servitude for counterfeiting.
    Before studying these Protocols however, the reader should be made acquainted with a few facts.
    This document was first published in 1905 at Tsarskoe
    1. Robert Freke Gould, The History of Freemasonry, vol. II, p. 135.
    2. L. Fry, Waters Flowing Eastward.
    Selo (Russia), embodied in a book called The Great Within the Small written by Sergius A. Nilus.
    In January 1917, a second edition, revised and documented, was ready, but before it could be put on the market for distribution and sale, the revolution had taken place (March 1917), and the Provisional Government had been replaced by that of Kerensky who himself gave the order to have the whole edition of S. A. Nilus’s book destroyed. It was burnt.
    A few copies however had been distributed, one of them found its way to England, one to Germany and one again to the United States of America in 1919. In each of these three countries, a few people determined to make a close study of the document with the result that it was soon published everywhere.
    In England, it was and still is published by an organization called “The Britons”.
    In Germany, a remarkable work was done by Gottfried zum Beck.
    In France, it was published by Mgr. Jouin of the Revue Internationale des Sociétés Secrètes and by the fearless M. Urbain Gohier of Vieille France.
    In the United States, two anonymous editions were published, one by Small Maynard of Boston, and the other, later, by the Beckwith Company.
    Then editions appeared in Italian, Russian, Arabic and even Japanese.
    No sooner had the document been made public than loud protests were heard coming from all sections of dispersed Israel.
    Writers and lecturers were recruited to deny the assertion and shatter the growing belief of a Jewish conspiracy for the political, economic and legislative dominion of the world.
    The method of intimidation used to suppress discussion of The Protocols has always been the same. It consists in suggesting that the person guilty of interest in the subject is crazy or becoming so. As the average mortal prefers to be thought sane by his fellow men, the trick generally works.
    A short review of the affray must be made. First and foremost came a strong denial made by a Jew, Lucien Wolf, who wrote the pamphlet: The Jewish Bogey and the Forged Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, (1920).
    Israel Zangwill, another Jew, also wrote against the veracity of the Protocols. Then, in America, followed articles by William Hard, in the Metropolitan, ridiculing belief in the document.
    More serious was the painstaking campaign undertaken against the publication of the Protocols by the chiefs of the U. S. Kahal or Kehillah, who intimidated the editor, George H. Putnam, and forced him to stop the publication of the book by threats to call his loans and thus ruin him financially. The Beckwith Co. was eventually induced by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League to enclose in every copy of the edition they published a small pamphlet containing the denial of the contents of the Protocols.
    Among the Gentiles found ready to deny the truth of the Protocols was a certain du Chayla, also a Mrs. Hurlbut and the notorious Princess Catherine Radziwill who had previously reached the pinnacle of self-advertisement by having had herself sentenced to a term of imprisonment in South Africa for forgery in 1902. It seemed as if all the denials against the Jewish authorship of the Protocols had been made, when finally in 1921 the London Times made the sensational discovery through one of its correspondents in Constantinople, a Mr. X. — of a French book which they called the Dialogues of Geneva, published anonymously at Brussels in 1865. It was this book, the
    Times affirmed, which had been plagiarized by the author of the Protocols. The publication of this discovery by the Times seemed to have closed all further discussion tending to prove the Jewish authenticity of the Protocols and very little has been heard since on the subject.
    Yet, to use the words of the Zionist, Max Nordau, during his violent quarrel with another Zionist, Asher Ginzberg: Audeatur et altera pars. It is this other side of the story which the reader is now asked to hear.
    The book The Times called The Geneva Dialogues bears in reality the following title: Dialogues aux Enfers entre Machiavelli et Montesquieu. It had been published anonymously in Brussels in 1864. The introduction ends thus:
    “Geneva, October 13, 1865”.
    It was soon discovered by the police of Napoleon III that the author of the book was a certain lawyer, Maurice Joly, who was arrested, tried, and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment (April 1865), as it was averred that he had written his book as an attack against the government of Napoleon III to which he had lent all the Machiavelian plans revealed in the Dialogues.
    A short sketch of the author’s life is necessary in order to understand the spirit of his book.
    Maurice Joly (1831-1878), was born at Lons-le-Saulnier. His mother, née Florentine Corbara Courtois, was a Corsican of Italian origin and a Roman Catholic. Her father, Laurent Courtois, had been paymaster-general of Corsica. He had an inveterate hatred of Napoleon I.
    Joly’s father was Philipe Lambert Joly, born at Dieppe, Normandy.
    He had a comfortable fortune and had been attorney general for the department of Jura for a period of 10 years under Louis Philippe. Maurice Joly was educated at Dijon and began his law studies there, but in 1849 he left for Paris.
    There, thanks to his maternal grandfather’s Masonic associations, he secured, just before the Coup d’Etat in 1851, a post in the Ministry of the Interior under M. Chevreau.
    In 1860 only, he terminated his law studies, — he wrote several articles, showed a certain amount of talent and ended by founding a paper called Le Palais for lawyers and attorneys. The principal stockholders were Jules Favre, Desmaret, Leblond, Adolphe Crémieux, Arago, and Berryer.
    Joly was a Socialist. He wrote of himself:
    “Socialism seems to me one of the forms of a new life for the peoples emancipated from the traditions of the Old World. I accept a great many of the solutions offered by Socialism but I reject Communism either as a social factor or as a political institution. Communism is but a school of Socialism. In politics I understand extreme means to gain one’s ends — in that, at least, I am a Jacobin.”
    Friend of Adolphe Crémieux, he shared in his hatred of Napoleon III. He hated absolutism as much as he hated Communism and as, under the influence of his Prime Minister Rouher, the French Emperor led a policy of reaction, Maurice Joly qualified it as Machiavelian and depicted it as such in his pamphlet.
    In one of his books he wrote of it:
    “Machiavelli represents the policy of Might compared to Montesquieu’s, which represents the policy of Right — Machiavelli will be Napoleon III who will himself depict his abominable policy”. (From Maurice Joly — Son passé, son programme — by himself, 1870).
    And here comes the important point which the Times omitted to put before its readers when it made the sensational discovery about the Dialogues of Geneva in 1921!
    Maurice Joly, who hated Communism and, in 1864, ascribed the Machiavellian policy of Might over Right to the Imperialism of Napoleon III, was evidently ignorant of the fact that he himself was no innovator, for, long before he ever entered the journalistic or political world, the very theory which he had tried to expose and refute had been the guiding principle of a group of ardent revolutionists, promoters of Communism, and worthy followers of Illuminatis and Babouvists, the group of Karl Marx, Jacoby, etc. the agitators of the 1848 revolution.
    Long before Maurice Joly’s book Dialogues aux Enfers entre Machiavelli et Montesquieu had made its appearance, another book bearing much the same title had been published in Berlin in 1850. It was called
    Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Rousseau by Jacob Venedy and was published by Franz Dunnicker, Berlin.{3}
    Jacob Venedy, the author, was a Jew, born in Cologne, May 1805, died February 1871. Owing to his revolutionary activities, he was expelled from Germany and sought refuge in France. While living in Paris, in 1835, he edited a paper of subversive character called Le Proscrit which caused the police to send him away from Paris.
    He then lived at Le Hâvre. Later, due to the intercession of Arago and Mignet, friends of Adolphe Crémieux, he was once more allowed to return to Paris. Meanwhile, he had published a book, Romanisme, Christianisme et Germanisme, which had won for him the praise of the French Academy. Venedy was a close friend and associate of Karl Marx. He had spent the years 1843-44 in England which at that time was the refuge and abode of all the master minds of the 1848 revolution. In 1847 Venedy was in Brussels with Karl Marx who had founded there the secret organization called “The Communist League of Workers”, which was eventually brought out into the open under the name of “The International Society of Democracy” (Société Internationale de la Démocratie).
    3. L. Fry, Waters Flowing Eastward.
    In 1848, after the February Revolution, Venedy returned to Germany, still in the company of Karl Marx. He soon afterwards became one of the chiefs of the revolutionary Committee of Fifty, organized at Frankfort-on-Main in March 1848. Venedy was sent as “Commissar” into the Oberland to stand against Ecker. In Hesse-Homburg he was elected a member of the Left and took his place in the Committee of Fifty. It was at this time that in Berlin he published his book Machiavelli, Montesquieu and Rousseau, upholding the ideas of Machiavelli and Rousseau for the slavery and demoralization of the people.
    When order was once more re-established in Germany, Venedy was expelled from Berlin and Breslau. He was an active member of the Masonic Order Bauhütte which was affiliated to the Carbonari. (See Die Bauhütte for Feb. 25, 1871).
    It is to be regretted that the Times, which had started an investigation to trace the authorship of The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion, and lift it off the shoulders of Jewry upon which it rested, should have missed looking into the literary and revolutionary activities of Jacob Venedy.
    Following the apparent contradiction between Jacob Venedy and Maurice Joly, one showing the Machiavelli and Rousseau policy as that of triumphant Communism, whilst the other makes it the policy of Reaction and Imperialism, one is apt to overlook the link between the two. The student of the 1830-1848 period of history is here confronted by a remarkable fact.
    Fould, the Rothschilds of Paris, London and Vienna, Montefiore, Disraeli, the Goldsmids, were not less Jews than Karl Marx, Moses Hess, Jacoby, Lassalle, Venedy, Riesser. The Liberal Conservatism of Disraeli, the reactionary Imperialism of Fould and the revolutionary Communism of Karl Marx all point towards the same aim, namely, the establishment of Jewish power, whether under a Constitutional Monarchy, an Empire, or a Republic. And although their respective activities seem to stand so far apart, yet they are all linked, all tending towards the same end.
    One of the most striking instances is the case of Adolphe Crémieux who played a prominent part in the period we are now concerned with, and who was connected with all parties and actually helped form the centre which united them all, viz. The ALLIANCE ISRAÉLITE UNIVERSELLE, which was, in fact, the central Kahal for Universal Jewry.
    The life of Adolphe Crémieux and the activities of his Jewish contemporaries, belonging to widely divergent social spheres, illustrate forcibly the concerted plan of Judaism to reach its secret Messianic hope of world domination.
    Until about 1848, it seemed somewhat difficult to show conclusively the link between Judaism and Illuminism, Communism and Capitalism, but a close study of the life of Adolphe Crémieux, and that of his confidential agent, Léon Gambetta, throws full light on the subject.
    Whereas in Gentile life, there is an unbridgeable abyss between Conservatism and Anarchy, Religion and Atheism, there is no such chasm in the Jewish Mentality. There, all currents, no matter in what direction they may seem to flow, are finally united and channelled in one unique direction.
    If it has been somewhat difficult for historians of the French Revolution to see the close link between Judaism and Illuminism, we repeat that no such difficulty exists for the student of the 1848 revolutionary period, after he has followed the life of Adolphe Crémieux and the activities of his Jewish contemporaries.
    The main difference is that the term “Illuminism” used in the 18th century is replaced by the wide term Freemasonry which embraces all the existent secret societies.
    Adolphe Isaac Crémieux (1796-1880) came from a Jewish family of the South of France, that had members in Aix, Nîmes and Marseilles.{4}
    In his youth, Crémieux was an enthusiastic admirer of Napoleon I; yet in 1831, he pronounces the funeral eulogy of the ill-famed revolutionist of 1789, the Abbé Grégoire. He chose law as his profession and was admitted to the Bar at Nîmes in 1817.
    Briefly, Crémieux’s life may be viewed from three sides:
    1st, his racial Jewish activities, 2nd, his Masonic activities, 3rd, his political influence.
    Crémieux’s racial Jewish activities are exemplified by the part he took in the Damascus Affair with Moses Montefiore, a Jew of England, when Jewry successfully but unconvincingly silenced the accusation of ritual murder committed upon the Catholic priest, Father Thomas, at Damascus, in 1840.
    He had a prominent share in the foundation and development of the Alliance Israélite Universelle. Officially founded in 1860, this international union of disseminated Jewry had as we know, existed for centuries, but after the Damascus affair, the Jewish leaders knew that they had attained sufficient power to feel enabled to show to the whole world that although the civil rights they enjoyed had been granted them by different countries, the real allegiance of each and every one of them was due to their Jewish nationality.
    4. Gaston Crémieux, another member of the same family (1836-1871) was an active Socialist and Revolutionary. He participated in the Paris Commune and was court-martialled and executed in 1871.
    The Masonic activities of Adolphe Crémieux were many and powerful. His connection with Louis Bonaparte and his brother, who both were affiliated to the Carbonari, would suggest that he was also connected with this secret society. But it is a fact that Crémieux belonged to the Lodge of Mizraim, the Scottish Rite, and also the Grand Orient. He was in the Supreme Council of the Order of Mizraim and, at the death of Viennet, in whose person the Grand Orient and the Scottish Rite had been united, Crémieux succeeded him as Grand Master.
    The political activities of Crémieux are also manifold and varied. In his youth, he had been an admirer of Napoleon I and later became an intimate friend as well as the legal adviser of the Bonaparte family and joined their party which was undermining the government of Louis Philippe, son of Philippe “Egalité”.
    In 1848, he was one of the most ardent supporters of Louis Napoleon and took an active part in the overthrow of Louis Philippe. He had been one of the foremost speakers in the association known as the Campagne des Banquets which had done so much to promote the Revolution of Feb. 1848.
    He became a member of the provisional government and was appointed Minister of Justice. He strongly advocated the candidature of his friend, Louis Napoleon, for the post of President of the French Republic. Crémieux had had hopes of being made Chief Executive under Louis Napoleon and thus play in France the same role which Disraeli played in England; that is ruling the country from behind the scenes. Both Disraeli and Crémieux had the same financial backing, namely the wealth of the Rothschilds and Montefiores, who, in London, were friends of Disraeli and, in Paris, friends of Crémieux.
    Crémieux was therefore keenly disappointed when General Cavaignac was appointed Prime Minister in the Republican Government of Louis Napoleon, and as revenge, he directed his activities against the Prince President, his former friend. He became so hostile to him that in 1851, after the Coup d’Etat of December 2, by which Louis Napoleon recreated the Empire and assumed the title of Napoleon III, Crémieux was imprisoned at Vincennes and Mazas. After his release, he made himself the champion and defender of the Communist associates of Karl Marx, the revolutionaries Louis Blanc, Ledru Rollin, Pierre Leroux and others.
    His untiring efforts were directed against the Empire in general and Napoleon III in particular, and he consorted with all the Emperor’s enemies, among them, Maurice Joly, the author of the Dialogue between Machiavelli and Montesquieu.
    After the overthrow of Napoleon III and the defeat of France at the hands of Germany in 1871, and the establishment of the Republic, Crémieux once more took an open part in the political affairs of the country.
    He pushed to the front his former secretary Gambetta and effectively directed him in his shady negotiations with Bismarck, the latter himself being guided by the Jew Bamberger (1852-1899), a former revolutionist of 1848, but who, having found refuge in France, had been for many years manager in Paris of the Jewish Bank Bischoffsheim and Goldschmidt. He was one of Crémieux’s friends, and the war could not affect the ties linking the Jews united in the Alliance Israélite Universelle.
    From 1871 until his death, it can be safely asserted that Crémieux, as President of the Alliance Israélite Universelle and Grand Master of the Scottish Rite, exercised a tremendous influence upon the anti-religious campaign which followed the Franco-Prussian War. In this as in all his lifelong activities, Crémieux was only obeying the teachings of the Talmud and trying to destroy every religion but that contained in Judaism. His favourite theme was that there should be only one cult — and that cult should be Jewish. At a general assembly of the Alliance Israélite Universelle, on May 31, 1864, Crémieux had said:
    “The Alliance is not limited to our cult; it voices its appeal to all cults and wants to penetrate in all the religions as it has penetrated into all countries. Let us endeavour boldly to bring about the union of all cults under one flag of Union and Progress. Such is the slogan of humanity.”{5}
    One cult, one flag! Are the Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion or the speeches of Machiavelli in Joly’s book anything but a lengthy exposition of the ideas briefly expressed by Crémieux? His activities are one of the clearest examples of Jewish Internationalism and Jewish efforts for the realization of the Messianic ideal.
    The Alliance Israélite Universelle issued from the Rite of Mizraim plus Universal Freemasonry, subsidized by International Finance, would spell the doom of Christian civilization, the destruction of nationalism, the death of nations upon whose ruin has been erected a new Temple of Solomon, containing the treasures and material wealth of the whole world, and over which is placed the six pointed star of ZIONISM.{6}
    5. “Union and Progress” was the name given to several revolutionary associations and also to several Masonic Lodges.
    6. The means for the attainment of Crémieux’s ambition are set forth in a book entitled Paris, Capitale des Religions, by Jean Izoulet.
    Lion Gambetta (1838-1882), an Italian Jew, obtained French naturalization on Oct. 29, 1859, and in 1862 became the secretary of Crémieux.
    He was Deputé in 1869, Dictator of National Defence, head of the War Office and Minister of the Interior after the Commune of 1870 and Dictator again after the Coup d’Etat of the President of the Republic Marshal MacMahon in 1877.
    The following quotation from a letter which he wrote to his father on June 22, 1863 is interesting.
    “My chief, Maître Crémieux, treats me as if I was his adopted son, and if within three years’ time he is elected a deputy (which is quite possible) my career will be settled once and for all. I must devote myself to law and politics, and then I may hope to triumph over all obstacles and finally to attain great honours.”{7}
    7. P. B. Gheusi, Gambetta, Life and Letters, p. 207. … … izraim.htm
    France provided impetus for the 18th century revolutionary underground. Secret societies provided the organisational basis for revolutionary groups. The American scholar J H Billington, in his study on revolution as ‘faith’ states that:
    ‘so great was the impact of freemasonry in the revolutionary era that some understanding of the Masonic milieu seems the essential starting point for any serious enquiry into the occult roots of the revolutionary tradition’.[1]
    Philippe Buonarroti, the Italian exponent of the French Revolution, was initiated into Masonry in 1786. In 1808 he formed Les Sublimes Maîtres Parfaits. Like the Order of the Illuminati, grafted on to Freemasonry in 1776, within this was an inner circle organised to realise political aims. Dr J M Roberts believes Buonarroti might have joined an Illuminati-influenced lodge in 1786.[2]
    Buonarroti had a major influence on the revolutionist Auguste Blanqui, and through his book Conspiration pour l’Egalité dite de Babeuf, suivie du procès auquel elle donna lieu, was a seminal influence on the 1848 revolutions that swept Europe. Roberts describes Buonarroti as having established a ‘career as the Grand Old Man of secret societies, advising republican revolutionaries in Italy right down to a young Mazzini…’[3]
    With Francois Babeuf, Buonarroti had co-founded the Society of the Pantheon, one of the first of the revolutionary secret societies to emerge from the French Revolution. In 1796 the plan for a second revolution was discovered and two hundred arrests were made. Babeuf and a colleague were executed. Buonarroti was imprisoned in 1797.[4]
    Buonarroti organised a communistic group of Philadelphe Masonry within the Lodge Amis Sincères.
    Roberts states:
    “What may be termed the first international political secret society, the Sublimes Maîtres Parfaits, was founded by Buonarroti, perhaps in 1808. Only freemasons were admitted to it. The Elect were aware that they were to work for a republican form of government; only the Areopagites knew that the final aim of the society was social egalitarianism, and the means to it the abolition of private property”. [5]
    Regarding Napoleon as having ‘delivered the coup de grâce to the revolution’, as he termed it Buonarroti went to Geneva where,
    “The Masonic lodges provided the ambience in which Buonarroti formulated in 1811 his first full blueprint for a new society of revolutionary republicans: the Sublime Perfect Masters… Both the society’s name and the three levels of membership proposed for it had been adopted by Masonry. Indeed, Buonarroti sought to work through existing Masonic lodges…” [6]
    Buonarroti’s blueprint for the revolutionary conspiracy was ‘rich in Masonic symbolism’, and provided the ‘prototype for revolutionary organisation’.[7]
    From the Illuminism that worked through Masonry, Jacobinism and the societies of Buonarroti, several major doctrinal strands merged that were designed to provide a ‘scientific’ doctrine for revolution: Communism and Anarchism.
    Proudhon coined the term ‘anarchy’. He was initiated into Masonry in 1847 according to a biographer.[8]
    Masonry provided the basis for the revolutionary cells that were to organise the revolutionary outbreaks that spread throughout Europe in 1848:
    Michael Bakunin (1814-1876) and Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865), both Freemasons. When revolution again swept Europe in the mid-nineteenth century, it was the Masonic model of organization which provided an organizational blueprint for Bakunin’s International Brotherhood and the Revolutionary Alliance. [9]
    Bakunin acknowledged the role of Masonry in the revolutionary events of the late 18th to mid 19th centuries:
    “Today, having sadly become a jabbering old intriguer, it is useless and worthless, sometimes malevolent and always ridiculous, whereas before 1830 and especially before 1793 it was active, powerful, and genuinely beneficent, uniting through its organizations the choicest minds and the most ardent hearts, the most fiery wills and the boldest personalities, with but a very few exceptions. We know that nearly all the main actors of the first Revolution were Freemasons and that when that Revolution erupted it found, thanks to Freemasonry, friends and powerful allies in every other country. This certainly contributed to its triumph…”[10]
    Marx’s Communist League and The Communist Manifesto did not emerge from a void. Communism was the culmination of several centuries of agitation, theorising and propaganda within secret societies.
    Louis Blanqui, a follower of Buonarroti, organised the League of the Just. German émigrés in Paris formed their own branch called the League of Outlaws, which became the Communist League, and in 1847 asked Marx to write The Communist Manifesto. It is from Blanqui that the dictum now credited to Marx, the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’, originated.[11]
    In 1810 a revived Order of Memphis was established in France working 90°. It was recognised by the Grand Orient de France in 1826, and underwent a further revision in 1838 under Jacques Étienne Marconis, establishing lodges in Paris and Brussels and claiming adherents in England.
    Prof. Mark Lause, a labour historian, offers an overview of this association in a paper entitled ‘Walking Like an Egyptian’.[12] Lause states of the years following the French Revolution and the rise of revolutionary secret societies:
    “Since the French Revolution, those eager to build political organization found freemasonry a ready model. Doubtlessly, some revolutionaries had always sought the protective appearance of freemasonry. An Italian participant in the French Revolution, Filippe Michele Buonarotti survived decades of repression, prison, and intense police scrutiny to launch a series of secret societies that remained viable well into the 1830s. Towards the close of this period, a student named Louis Auguste Blanqui entered this conspiratorial world, and remained influential within it as late as the 1870s. Blanqui’s Société des Saisons urged an ongoing revolutionary overthrow of ruling classes until the process left the working class alone to exercise power”.[13]
    Some of the German émigrés in Paris, founding the League of Outlaws, adopted the doctrines of Blanqui. The League was brought to Germany under the influence of Johann Hoeckering, who had been a protégé of Buonarroti. From here the League of the Just, which became the Communist League, was formed.
    Among these secret societies was The Order of Memphis, which was part of an important Masonic current in France that included Mizraim, Martinism, the Scottish Rite and Grand Orient. The association between the Order and the revolutionists was apparent to the authorities, which considered banning it along with the League of Just and the Blanquists. In 1839 the authorities decided not to ban the Order, but it was declared dormant in 1841 to avoid a future possibility. The Order maintained its existence under its Paris organisation, Loge des Philadelphes, which had a leadership that ranged from Republicans to Blanquists. After the February 1848 Paris riots, the Order resurfaced but was banned and moved its headquarters to London. This Order was influential in the formation of the First International.
    The revolutionary Provisional Government mobilised the Parisian workers into co-operative enterprises, the National Workshops. Fearing the empowerment of the workers, however, the Provisional Government shut down the workshop project. Lause states that Louis Blanc, spokesman for the National Workshops, was the ‘most prominent member’ of the Conseil Supreme de l’Ordre Maconnique de Memphis, which became the major revolutionary faction.
    Lause writes:
    “These radical masons rode the crest of radicalism into ‘the June Days’, when the government force of 40,000 moved against an indeterminate numbers of workers, leaving between 4,000 and 5,000 dead with an unknown number of wounded. The state of siege continued in October, and the dictatorship that emerged banned the Order of Memphis, which moved its Supreme Council to London”.[14]
    This outgrowth led directly to the founding of the First International.
    Lause states:
    “Over the next fourteen or fifteen years, the order eased the alliance with revolutionaries of other nations. It fostered what became the International Association in March 1855. The Order of Memphis provided almost all of the French members of the General Council of the later International Workingmen’s Association”.[15]
    Dr Bob James[16] draws similar conclusions to that of Nicolaevsky and Lause regarding Freemasonry and the rise of socialism:
    ‘It’s neither accidental nor an aberration that reformers Garibaldi, Mazzini, Charles Bradlaugh and Karl Marx were all Freemasons, as were many “labour movement” people in Australia’.
    James identifies the associations between the First Internationale and the Lodge of which Marx was an initiate, along with other influential revolutionists. Citing O York[17] on the ‘secret history of the First International’, James writes:
    The IWMA [Industrial Working Men’s Association] in Geneva sought and found a temple worthy of their cult…a Masonic Temple…, which they [Marx, et al.] rented. They put the name of ‘Temple’ on their cards and bills.
    Bradlaugh[18] acknowledges having been initiated into the Loge des Philadelphes which is believed to have been Marx’s lodge, his ‘brothers’ including Blanc, Garibaldi and Mazzini. Founded in London in 1850, its initial members were émigrés from recognised foreign Orders, which perceived Freemasonry as:
    ‘An institution essentially philanthrophical, philosophical and progressive. It has for its objects the amelioration of mankind without any distinction of class, colour or opinion, either philosophical, political or religious; for its unchangeable motto: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’.[19]
    While conspiracy theorists state that Marx was in the employ of the Illuminati through the League of the Just, which is referred to as an Illuminatist front this theory is usually conjectural.[20]
    It is, however, an example of the conjecture being justified, as the association of Marx with Illuminism can be established from reliable sources.
    Mizraim Masonry had a direct association with the formation of the First International and with the emergence of Marxism. Lause, pointing out that ‘conspiracy theories’ have been ‘dismissively’ treated by historians, states,
    “Nevertheless, there was at least one kernel of truth in the shadows of suspicion. Certainly, the tangled history of freemasonry has largely mirrored the political and social views of those drawn to the craft, and some of those drawn to the more peculiar pseudo-Egyptian forms of the order reflected views that were accordingly distinctive”.[21]
    B I Nicolaevsky had been a member of the Social Democratic Party in Russia, and Director of the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow after the Bolshevik Revolution, but was deported from Russia in 1922. He then served as Director of the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, and Curator of the Menshevik Collection at the Hoover Institute. He is therefore a source of rare authority. Nicolaevsky states of the Masonic role in forming the First International that there existed in France an ‘underground, revolutionary Masonry’ whose role in the forming of the First International was ‘enormous’.[22]
    Nicolaevsky is at pains to point out that these revolutionary lodges were not ‘real Masonry’, however, this is a matter that goes to the heart of the dispute between the English United Grand Lodge and the Grand Orient, Scottish Rite, et al. Certainly the Masonic connections with the Mensheviks and Social Revolutionaries, the most prominent being Kerensky, head of the Provisional Government prior to the Bolshevik revolt in 1917, are well established. Nicolaevsky identifies this revolutionary Masonry with the Memphis Rite, which he states is that of the Philadelphe Lodge founded by Buonarroti:
    The Lodge of the Philadelphians was formally part of an association that, at the beginning of the 1850’s, bore the name of the Order of Memphis. The history of this order is obscure. Historians of masonry do not accord it much attention or sympathy, and as a matter of fact, much of its history is contradictory and incomprehensible. An odd mixture of pseudo-Eastern mysticism and obvious leftist political sympathies on the part of the leaders of the order leaves a strange impression. As a rule, the left wing of Freemasonry tried to lead the movement away from mysticism in the name of rationalism and free thought, and insisted on simplification of the statutes.
    The Philadelphians had a completely different outlook. Not only did they trace their forebears to ancient Egyptian priests and to the legendary Chaldean magi who went to Bethlehem to pay tribute to the Christ child, but they preserved the 96 grades of initiation and the post of Le Grand Hierophante at their head. At the same time, almost from the moment the Philadelphians appeared on the scene during the July Monarchy, they tended to draw support from left-wing, even extreme-left-wing, elements.
    The historian is faced with the paradox that whereas Jean-Etienne Marconi, founder and head of the order for many years, was utterly indifferent to politics, the Supreme Council of the order for 1855 was composed entirely of Republicans and Socialists who sat with the extreme left in the National Assembly of 1848-49.[23]
    The Philadelphians in London were established by French émigrés who also established La Commune Revolutionnaire. The Philadelphians, did not openly engage in political activities, unless one regards the banquets it organized as such activities. For political occasions it created special organizations, which formally led an independent existence but in fact were under the complete control of the Lodge, which used them as political instruments. [24]
    Hence, the Lodge portrayed itself as a harmless society, in the manner of English United Grand Lodge Masonry, even assuming the name of ‘Grand Lodge’, but formed fronts for political purposes. Nicolaevsky refers to Young Europe, of which Mazzini’s Young Italy, and Young Germany, Young Hungary, etc. were national chapters, which instigated the 1848 revolutions throughout Europe, as being products of this crypto-Masonic underground, which laid the foundation for the Communist movement. The failure of the 1848 Revolution obliged a return to the previous cell structure of the secret societies.
    Similar combinations of old forms of organizational structures and political activity were widespread in France during the Restoration and the July Monarchy, when revolutionaries generally belonged either to the Carbonari, Young Europe, and similar groups, or to groups of latter-day Babouvists; all these organizations were, to a greater or lesser extent, essentially conspiratorial in nature. It was only during the years immediately preceding the Revolution of 1848, principally under the influence of the English Chartist movement that new forms of organizational structures as well as social and political activities began to emerge. The new organizations shifted their attention to the open propagation of Socialist and Communist ideas and to the building of mass organizations of laborers in the city and on the land. Throughout Western Europe, the general trend was away from relatively small groups of active revolutionary conspirators who were isolated from their environment, and toward mass political parties, political clubs, and labor unions. On the eve of the revolution of 1848, the new-style organizations increasingly tended to supplant the old, conspiratorial groups, which were under the influence of masonic principles of organization. The new-style organizations were thrown back two or three decades by the defeat of the 1848-49 revolution, and the old type of organization came once again to the fore. This trend was particularly marked among the French refugees from the Second Empire.[25]
    The influence of the Commune Revolutionnaire, founded in 1852, under Louis Blanc, came to the fore. Blanc was a member of the Supreme Council of the Order of Memphis, whose operations were headquartered in London, after having been banned by the Paris police in 1852. Nicolaevsky states that
    ‘When the Supreme Council was transferred to London, Blanc, as the Council’s chief speechmaker, was able to direct its policy, and, at the same time, to influence the policy of the Lodge of the Philadelphians without officially becoming a member’. [26]
    In 1855 the Philadelphian Lodge established the International Association to liase with revolutionary cells throughout the world. The Philadelphian focus was on both opposing Napoleon III, which included terrorist tactics, and on supporting Garibaldi’s revolutionary forces in Italy. Among these conspirators in the Philadelphian Lodge at this time was Charles Bradlaugh, the colleague of future Theosophical Society president Annie Besant. From out of these activities emerged an organisation to replace the International Association, which was created in the first instance under the name of Garibaldi, the founding Congress being held in Brussels in 1863. With new input from French socialist émigrés in alliance with English socialists the Philadelphian Lodge played ‘a great role’ in forming the First International. Lodge initiate Victor Le Lubez organised the inaugural congress in 1864 and selected the founding council in which there were many lodge members.[27]
    If the cell structure and the doctrines of Communism looked suspiciously like the Illuminati then it is likely to be the common milieu from which both arose.
    [1] J H Billington, Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith (New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 2011), 92.
    [2] J M Roberts, The Mythology of the Secret Societies (London: Secker & Warburg,1972), 230.
    [3] Ibid.
    [4] Ibid., 237.
    [5] Ibid., 266.
    [6] Ibid., 91.
    [7] Ibid., 91-93.
    [8] D W Brogan, Proudhon (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1934).
    [9] C Goeringer, ‘The Enlightenment, Freemasonry, and The Illuminati, Part I – The Enlightenment’,
    [10] M Bakunin, ‘Open Letter To Swiss Comrades Of The International’.
    [11] D Conway, A Farewell to Marx, (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1987), 146.
    [12] Lause specialises in the history of the labour movement. An associate professor of history at McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, University of Cincinnati, his faculty biography states that he ‘teaches specialized courses in American Labor History, Comparative Labor History, and the Age of Jackson… For years, he has presented his work or participated in panels at the Annual North American Labor History Conference at Detroit, and the centennial conferences on Eugene V. Debs and Henry George’.
    [13] M A Lause, ‘Walking Like an Egyptian: The American Destinies of a Revolutionary French Secret Society’,
    – 81k
    [14] Ibid.
    [15] Ibid.
    [16]. Dr Bob James is the Convenor and Co-ordinator of the Australian Centre for Fraternal Studies. He states of himself: ‘I make these claims on the basis of 25 years of research, of ten years or so as Secretary of the Hunter Labour History Society, and as organiser of a National Labour History Conference’.
    [17] O Yorke, The Secret History of the International Working Men’s Association (Geneva, 1871).
    [18] Charles Bradlaugh, the English radical and atheist, and collaborator with future Theosophist Annie Besant.
    [19] James, op. cit.
    [20] For example, Gary Allen, None Dare Call It Conspiracy (California: Concord Press, 1972), 30.
    [21] Lause, op. cit.
    [22] B I Nicolaevsky, ‘Secret Societies and the First International’, The Revolutionary Internationals, 1864-1943, Milorad M. Drachkovitch ed., (Stanford, Stanford University Press for the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, 1966),
    [23] Ibid.
    [24] Ibid.
    [25] Ibid.
    [26] Ibid.
    [27] Ibid.
    Source: Kerry Bolton

    “The mashiach [Jewish messiah] will bring about the political and spiritual redemption of the Jewish people by bringing us back to Israel and restoring Jerusalem (Isaiah 11:11-12; Jeremiah 23:8; 30:3; Hosea 3:4-5). He will establish a government in Israel that will be the center of all world government, both for Jews and gentiles (Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:10; 42:1). He will rebuild the Temple and re-establish its worship (Jeremiah 33:18). He will restore the religious court system of Israel and establish Jewish law as the law of the land (Jeremiah 33:15)…The world after the messiah comes is often referred to in Jewish literature as Olam Ha-Ba (oh-LAHM hah-BAH), the World to Come…In the Olam Ha-Ba, the whole world will recognize the Jewish G-d as the only true G-d, and the Jewish religion as the only true religion (Isaiah 2:3; 11:10; Micah 4:2-3; Zechariah 14:9).”
    — From “Mashiach: The Messiah”, Judaism 101 —–

    “With the exception of the USSR as a federated Eurasian state, all other continents will become united in a world alliance, at whose disposal will be an international police force. All armies will be abolished, and there will be no more wars. In Jerusalem, the United Nations (a truly United Nations) will build a Shrine of the Prophets to serve the federated union of all continents; this will be the seat of the Supreme Court of Mankind, to settle all controversies among the federated continents, as prophesied by Isaiah.”
    — David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of the Jewish State of Israel.

    • Replies: @oliver
  3. [Numerous extremely long and generally off-topic quotations is bad behavior. Continue your bad behavior and most of your future comments will be trashed.]

    • LOL: Alfred
  4. Why use links to the thoroughly evil as citations?

  5. @dimples

    The full story of “where were the fighter jets” is actually even more incriminating now than it appeared when The New Pearl Harbor came out in 2004.

    Likewise with the WTC demolitions. Today, virtually every independent scientist or engineer who carefully studies the issue sides with AE911Truth. The most prominent independent scientist who spent years trying to support the official myth of fire-induced collapses, Frank Greening, changed his mind.

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @dimples
  6. I like reading Icke’s thoughts as opposed to hearing him speak. He has probably one of the worst styles of presenting information I’ve heard. Laborious, long-winded, sideshow barker accent. Not much to recommend the man but his writing is factual and coherent.
    It’s pretty clear that the ‘Psychopaths by the Sea’ have no ideas of value to mankind. Censorship of thought, lies, distortions, criminal manipulation of markets and whole economies is de rigeur for the Zionist-Ashkenazi-Khazarian horde.
    Lie a nasty epidermal cyst they seem to keep growing and growing poisoning the body politic until it is faced with the inevitable conclusion: cut it out or die of blood poisoning.

    I’m very interested to see the next few years play out. I expect the trap Trump laid for the Democrats will eviscerate them and see a return to Republican control over Congress. A war with Iran will be launched by a false flag event somewhere around 2020-2022. Israel will swallow up as much land as they are able to unless, of course, there is some sort of motive that sees them return to the Ukraine. Many have commented on Israeli land purchases in southern Argentina. I’ve always considered that to be misdirection or mineral related or both. It’s really difficult to predict the behaviour of people who are so fundamentally insane. There are Jews who want to build the 3rd Temple and immediately begin animal sacrifices again. I doubt that it would be long before people would end up on the menu.
    Again, I find it difficult to fathom the motives of the spiritually insane Ashkenazi-Khazarian hordes and I think most people do. I am convinced it makes the task of educating people as to how dangerous they are very difficult. Icke is helpful in this difficult task as is the behavior of the media/DeepState/DNC/Clinton-Bush-Obama criminal organization. More and more people are abandoning the Corrupt Media for citizen journalists on Youtube/Bitchute/Patreon. It is really an incredible and important phenomenon.

  7. I agree with Icke on this, but I dont like his ‘alien’ satanic and other etherial crap. No Saturn (the planet) isnt engaging in some magical mind control over us humans. (as I heard him say on a youtube video) or something like that. Please if you believe in alien invasions, sure go ahead its supposed to be a free world, just dont go nuts over it.
    WTC 1,2,..yes when I saw that for the first time, (early in morning my country) I knew it was fishy, no building like that would collapse due to an impact of an aircraft. Remember the Empire State building WAS hit by a bomber (I dont know the date) but its still standing!

  8. Chris Bollyn ‘s work convinced me of the Zionist nature of the operation, his arguments are comprehensive and irrefutable. Now that Icke has “named the J3w” can he retire his Lizard shapeshifters?

  9. Iris says:

    Many have commented on Israeli land purchases in southern Argentina. I’ve always considered that to be misdirection or mineral related or both.

    You underestimate Zionist madness and depravity.

    Southern Argentina (Patagonia) is scientifically identified as one of the very few livable regions in the world to be less impacted by the radioactive fallout of a global nuclear war.
    They want Patagonia because causing an all-out nuclear war is in their plans.

  10. @BlackDragon

    One of the theories about Icke is that he does the “crazy” reptilian and Saturn/Moon stuff to protect himself.

    That way the elites can easily paint him as a “crazy”–and he is safe to have around.

    Meanwhile he can spread the valuable pieces of his message to those who want to learn from it.

    His analysis of how conspiracies and sociopaths work in the real world builds on the old John Birch society theories, and are a valuable contribution to the literature on the subject.

    • Replies: @BlackDragon
    , @Lot
  11. bjondo says:

    Cant separate 9-11 from anthrax attacks.
    below a link to a Globalresearch review
    of a book by Dr Graeme MacQueen.
    Can’t find article/youtube that i want.
    This a good start.

    Muslims not do explosives
    not do anthrax attacks.

    Leaves those who point to Muslims
    as the perps and tools of the perps.


  12. Putting it rather more succinctly, “Waxing Indignant over 9/11 Truth”

  13. Johan says:

    Barnes & Ignoble?
    The spineless commercial class has no trouble in selling their own mothers, defense of freedom of speech, defense of principles other than that of the profit principle is the least you can expect from the whore class. So they are pro-active in an effort to not be subjected to possible reputation damage when almighty Zion and the subservient Western puppets and puppet media direct their attention at them. They are so pro-active and scared shit in their pants that when even one individual makes the right complaint (no further explanation needed here..), they immediately act on it.
    Barnes & Shit Pants?

  14. Johan says:

    We could say that the reflex, which is the product of decades of Zionist propagandic terrorism in the West, the decades long inculcation of the false anti-Semitism claim on any criticism is now psychologically so strong, so strong that automatic censorship occurs. It is not even that a Zionist has to get to work on it, forging some article in the Western propaganda media with the templated ‘anti-Semitism’, ‘racism’, ‘this reminds us of..’ blabla, etc., the Westerners are by now like Pavlov’s dog, well trained self censoring, scared shit, controlled either or both by an inner moralist policeman, or corrupt, scared shit of their profit or positions.

  15. Kevin Barret has brass balls and towering integrity. I can’t follow him on one point, a matter of emphasis that is ultimately quite important.

    OK, _____ did 9/11. How did ______ manage to:

    – Pile on exercises to obfuscate the attack?
    – Put a helpless cub scout in charge of the NMCC?
    – Arrange for distant planes to loiter in mounting disgrace during the attack?
    – Get illegal biological weapons in secure secret storage?
    – Coordinate propaganda for use of illegal biological weapons?
    – Short-circuited law enforcement at federal, state, and local levels?
    – etc., etc., etc.

    If you fill in the blanks with CIA, I can see exactly how they did it. CIA has infiltrated every US agency of interest with dotted-line reports or focal points who secretly report to CIA for centrally-directed abuse of function. CIA has impunity for coercion. CIA has slush funds for autonomous programs. CIA proved they can do this when they executed their coup against the JFK administration. CIA showed it again when they killed RFK, bombed OKC, and bombed the WTC the first time. Knocking over regimes is CIA’s core competence, and CIA evidently executed a routine operation here at home to suspend the constitution and impose a totalitarian state of exception based on Continuity of Government.

    If you fill in the blanks with the Jews, I don’t see how they could exercise such precise control. Bribery? Blackmail? Entryism? Oriental mystery religion? That’s a lot trickier than executing secret law and killing whoever is in your way, like CIA can and does do.

    Israel is certainly implicated in the gravest crimes, but I’ve never seen a convincing case that it was the mastermind and not the henchman. Can someone explain it to me?

  16. @Octopus beak

    The Mossad and the CIA (along with some key individuals in the US military) worked together.

    This has been discussed in depth elsewhere on this site.

    • Replies: @Richard P
  17. Bravo Mr. Barrett. I will buy this book. Thanks

  18. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    But he’s an incredible speaker. His lectures are longer than Fidel Castro’s speeches. Icke can talk for 11 hours in his lectures. Some stamina.

  19. @Justvisiting

    Thats an interesting point, justvisting. could be right.

  20. Lot says:

    Whether someone who says the Queen of England is secretly an alien reptile is sincere, and his views on other world events, is really important stuff.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  21. Anonymous[755] • Disclaimer says:
    @Octopus beak

    You’re asking commenters here to regurgitate or re-frame what’s already available on the website. Read the American Pravda articles, at least a few dozen from Philip Giraldi, and do your own research. Only a shill would be “unconvinced” afterwards.

  22. Richard P says:

    Yes, there was without a doubt collusion between the CIA and Mossad. 9/11 can be traced back to the origins of the Yinon Plan.

  23. Crazy Horse [AKA "Gall"] says:

    Read David Icke’s book just last week and was very impressed with the meticulous research that went into it. Sure its not done in the Chicago Method but who cares? I’ve read enough musty historical tomes to find Icke’s style refreshing.

    As far as “people” like Ron Charles. He probably would have made an excellent Brown Shirt if giving the chance. That said. I’m sure the ZioNazis are proud of him.

    • Replies: @Iris
  24. Yes Kevin, David Icke is on the right track, the more I delve into history, the more it looks as if ancient forces are at work. The way to peace is to do away with the usurious Central Banks.
    I enjoy your work at VT, however Gordon seems to be incapable of receiving criticism, especially if it involves questioning his views or motives. Any talk about the Clintons is totally taboo. A few months ago I was banned from commenting. The very thing he criticizes others for.

  25. Iris says:
    @Crazy Horse

    Many thanks for your review.

    I just read another historic book recommended by Dr Barrett : “The Inheritance – Poisoned fruit of JFK assassination”.
    It is an exceptional memoir, packed with completely new, first-hand information, which fully explains key details of President Kennedy’s assassination. It is an extraordinary piece of information about one of the most dramatic and defining tragedies of the 20th Century.

  26. Just visiting, Richard P, thank you for stressing that crucial point. The criminal enterprise of CIA and its Israeli cutouts is symbiotic or commensal. You often hear a tacit fallacy: that Israel forces the US government to act against its national interests. Israel always acts in CIA’s interests. And CIA’s interests have nothing whatever to do with the national interest. Take Yinon. By causing states to fail, war creates lucrative arms-trade entrepots for CIA and Mossad. They can top up their slush funds for future crime. By helping CIA attack domestic civilian targets, Mossad offers pretexts for repression and expands the market for repressive systems and services. CIA benefits, Mossad benefits. It doesn’t matter to them if their crimes bleed us white. CIA and Mossad are hookworms and tapeworms that live and let live in the same worm bolus. The first thing we have to do is poison them and shit them out.

    • Replies: @Richard P
  27. @Lot

    You should ignore Icke. He is not writing for you.

    Those with genuine curiosity read everything, including information out of their comfort zone, particularly information outside of the Overton window, and learn what can be learned from it.

    Those with genuine curiosity avoid name calling, finger pointing and guilt by association.

    Many prominent intellectuals wrote in code to avoid being persecuted (even executed) by the elites of their day. Icke is a part of _that_ tradition.

    Icke challenges us to question our assumptions about _everything_ and consider alternatives we may not have learned about elsewhere.

    _That_ is his message. Feel free to ignore it.

  28. Alfred says:

    that the Zionist occupation of Palestine meets the definition of genocide under international law, as was successfully argued by international law professor Francis Boyle at the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunals – August 21-24, 2013

    And that is why the Malaysians had to be punished:

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 – March 8, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 – July 17, 2014

    The Malaysians were not even allowed to participate in the fake inquiry at The Hague, the Netherlands.

    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Accuses Us And Allies Of Mh17 Fabrication, Violation Of Rule Of Law

    • Agree: Commentator Mike, Robjil
  29. Alfred says:
    @Kevin Barrett

    The most prominent independent scientist who spent years trying to support the official myth of fire-induced collapses, Frank Greening, changed his mind.

    There must have been a reason why he supported it for so long.

    Blackmail? Threats against family?

    Stuff – not even small stuff – does not fly at high speed upwards or sidewards without a countervailing force which could only be explosives in this case.

    When we studied structural engineering, our professor told us that when the tiniest fly lands on even the biggest girder, the girder must yield an infinitesimally small distance to counteract the weight of the insect with an equal and opposite force. Otherwise, the insect would fall through the girder.

    All of this is blatantly obvious to any trained engineer.

    • Replies: @Kevin Barrett
  30. Richard P says:
    @Octopus beak

    You’re welcome and your analysis was spot on. Another item that should be notated is General Wesley Clark’s The Seven Nations Plan that was enacted later in the timeline, but had the same long-term goals as the Yinon Plan — to further destabilize the region and to break up the major players into smaller, weaker ethnic enclaves.

  31. SupremeLaw says: • Website

    Note well planar fuselage sections, external re-fueling pipe, compression gash on smaller fuselage section. The “official” explanation? Answer: there was no physical evidence of a plane (after we removed all of it). p.s. We put extensive photographic evidence of the Pentagon hit right under David Griffin’s nose, and he ignored it.

  32. @dimples

    Dear dimples, to suggest Mr. Griffin is an idiot is nothing short of arrogance on your part. Just on your last point alone, the “pull IT” controversy, shows you to be shallow in your thinking. Studies have been concluded that leave absolutely no doubt that Building 7 was wired for demolition prior to 9/11, therefore adding considerable weight to Silverstein’s offhand remark. Rank and file fire fighters were definitely not in on it. The commanders? Who knows?

    Mr. Griffin has opened many eyes to the diabolical nature of 9/11 because of his rational thinking, his decisive and clear writing style. Being a theologian is helpful for clarity in building arguments upon available evidence.

    You owe him an apology.

    • Replies: @dimples
  33. SupremeLaw says: • Website

    photo of AGM-12C “Bullpup” mounted on similar aircraft aboard flight deck
    (2-stage warhead, leading warhead was a wall-breaching charge):

  34. @Alfred

    Frank Greening was probably too busy looking at the trees with a microscope to notice the forest. And he was playing devil’s advocate, taking his best shot at shooting down the controlled demolition hypothesis. That’s my best guess at how he was able to spend several years avoiding the obvious truth. Likewise, people in denial sometimes experience cognitive dissonance regarding a family member who is a sexual predator or serial killer; it can take years to face up to reality.

  35. Omegabooks [AKA "Anon"] says: • Website

    THANK YOU! For mentioning the late, great Barry Chamish, who (after discovering who really murdered former PM Yitzhak Rabin while Yagil Amir was Israel’s Lee Harvey Oswald) finally realized just how evil the Israeli govt. was before he died…or was murdered…not sure which.

    And another thing non-Jews should research: Jewish Supremacy aligned with Chabad Lubavitch and the Talmudic-Kabbalistic Noahide Laws, signed by every president since Carter. The Jews who want to rule the world want to murder every Christian out there (including Zionist ones…they’re crazy all right!)

  36. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    I’m with you and the first point: I can’t listen to the guy. In fact, I don’t listen to podcasts at all.

  37. @Octopus beak

    Octopus Beak, if you will read the books and links provided in the above article, all will be made clear. You’re not going to debunk anything with a few skeptical posts. The evidence against organized Jewry and Mossad is overwhelming.

  38. Chris Bollyn did extensive research in the years following 9/11 and came up with similar conclusions.
    After doing my own research I concluded that Ehud Barak, (Jeffrey Epstein’s friend) was the mastermind behind 9/11. He was the 10th prime minister of Israel. He smartly resigned 6 months before 9/11 but was no doubt the main planner.

  39. Anonymous and Robert Masioni, I read all the stuff you’re lecturing me about and a lot of the documentation that underlies it. It implicates both Israel and CIA. It does not make your case to say, “Go back and reread it until you agree with me.” Fact is, CIA has the overwhelming preponderance of coercive capacity here. You’re telling me, be scared of the remora, not the shark. You have some obvious absurdities to explain, and all you do is wave your hands.

    Have you ever been cleared for classified or collateral to justify this unconvincing authoritative tone? Have you ever sat in an inter-agency meeting with one silent drone doodling boobs, and next week the agenda is reversed and everything is changed 180° because the boob guy went to his real boss at CIA? It sounds like you don’t know how the world works. You don’t seem to know what you’re talking about. How, exactly, does that little whiny pissant Israel push CIA around? When Qemoy and Matsu were all the rage, did you think Taiwan ran the world?

    • Troll: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Justvisiting
  40. Anonymous[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @Octopus Beak

    I read all the stuff you’re lecturing me about and a lot of the documentation that underlies it.

    How, exactly, does that little whiny pissant Israel push CIA around?

    I don’t believe you. What you’ve “read”, allegedly, explains your stumbling block conundrum – how a small parasite exploits, and controls, a much larger host.

  41. @Octopus Beak

    How, exactly, does that little whiny pissant Israel push CIA around?

    Blackmail works, bribery works, and an alliance of convenience works.

    Mossad (with an assist from elements of US intelligence and the military) had the means, motive and opportunity–and the contacts to manage a media and political coverup.

    More info is here if you are truly interested:

  42. @BlackDragon

    Remember the Empire State building WAS hit by a bomber (I dont know the date) but its still standing!

    The year was 1945 and it was struck by a B-25 bomber, killing the three occupants of the plane and 11 others in the building.

  43. anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:

    David Icke must be onto something because for years the usual forces try to get him banned from speaking at venues all around the world. These are the same forces that did the same to David Irving and others usually by telling the venue hosts that an anti-semite was speaking and if that didn’t work would threaten violence. You’d think that they would’ve learned from the fact that they didn’t stop David Irving from getting his messages out and the same won’t work for Icke. You’d think that they’d give up. It must be a make-work project for morons.

  44. onebornfree says: • Website

    This “just” in:

    Lone researcher Simon Shack’s close, frame by frame analysis of all of the original 5 channel MSM “live” broadcasts [as archived here: ], of 4 of the alleged events that took place in NY on 9/11/2001[that is: Fl. 175’s strike on WTC2, the fall of WTC2, then the fall of WTC1, then the fall of WTC7 ], reveal all of that alleged live footage to be fake; that is, it is 100% computer constructed/generated imagery [i.e. C.G.I.] fabricated months [ or possibly years] before 9/11,then broadcast as genuine live imagery on all 5 US networks on the morning of 9/11.

    And yet, 18 years on, it appears that for Mr Icke, [and indeed, for 99% of the so-called “9/11 truth movement”] “the penny still has not dropped”.

    I briefly went through his new book this past weekend at a local Barnes and Noble. He still going on about direct energy weapons and such, and drones, and Israel [ yadda yadda yadda].

    This addendum to Simon Shack’s main 9/11 work [ i.e. the original “September Clues”], reveals, via close, detailed, frame by frame analysis, the complete fraudulence of all of the original, as aired, mainstream news networks “live” 9/11, broadcasts; complete with impossible scenery perspectives, impossible building dimensions, fake “view from helicopter” shots, and an impossibly mobile bridge:

    For more of Mr Shacks world-changing 9/11 video analysis, go here:

    Regards, onebornfree

  45. Robjil says:

    Thanks for this video talk Kevin.

    David Ick’s view of the biggest problem for our planet and our time hits all targets. I just bought the book from another bookseller. This book banning is stupid and childish.

    Ick’s views are great. He says humanity is all about frequency waves.

    Empathy for others creates frequencies that grow and expand endlessly. It is light and it opens to ever expanding dimensions.

    Frequencies of psychopaths who rule our planet is the opposite. They do not feel the pain of their close-ness or the pain that they inflict on others on a grand scale.

    He right that hating them just feeds them. Empathy is what they are lacking.

    When they leave this earth, they bring this frequency with them. There they feel all the pain of their closed down psychopathic frequency like they are in Hell. On earth, one can be numb to the pain that this psychopath frequency creates in oneself and others on a grand scale. Without body, these fools feel the pain of all what they done on earth.

    This dummy who got the book banned at Barnes and Nobles is only hurting the psychopath rulers. The book explains how they can free themselves of the great pain that they are creating in themselves and the world.

  46. dimples says:
    @Shagbargh Hickory

    Calling Mr Griffin an idiot was extreme on my part. I had wished to edit my comment, but Mr Unz seems to have a bug in his software which immediately disappears the first comment so that it cannot be edited (unless I pressed the wrong button of course). I formed that opinion when watching a talk he made in which he expressed the view that getting people to accept 9-11 truth was somehow important so that they could understand the necessity to act on climate change. (I cannot be bothered at this point in time to look it up but will try at some point in the future). I thought this idea was so stupid that I formed the view that he was an idiot, however it is of course impolite to say this.

    As for him being a poor scholar in 911 matters, why has he written a dozen or more books, basically I presume so that each successive book corrects the previous ones. I assume this to be the case as I have never read any of his books and don’t intend to as they would not be good value. Just going by excerpts etc it is clear that he just repeats commonly held assumptions and does not do any detailed research on particular matters himself.

    • Replies: @dimples
  47. dimples says:
    @Kevin Barrett

    “The full story of “where were the fighter jets” is actually even more incriminating now than it appeared when The New Pearl Harbor came out in 2004.”

    You have a wonderful forum here to explain the details of the fighter jet story here on Unz. Please enlighten us in one of your talks, or at least provide a reference.

    I was not aware that Frank Greening had changed his mind on the collapse of WTC7. So this is good news to hear. I am afraid I have not looked at all this 911 stuff for many years and due to computer and house moves it is difficult to lay my hands on my disorganised files.

    I will try to look up references to the fighter jets to either confirm or deny my comment.

    • Replies: @dimples
  48. dimples says:

    I am in complete agreement that WTC7 was demolished by pre-planted explosives. This is the foundational fact of 911, that part of the plot which did not go to plan and which leads to its unravelling.

    However I am sorry but if you or Mr Griffin think that Silverstein or the fire commanders had anything to do with ‘pulling’ ie demolishing the building then that’s really simple-minded. The plotters and the plotters alone were the ones who decided when to demolish the building.

    How could it be any other way? Are you saying the controllers of this carefully planned and executed multi-million or multi-billion dollar operation just threw up their hands and let the dumb-ass building owner and fire department controllers decide when to initiate this important event?

    Silverstein and the fire department commanders are discussing the fact that due to previous losses of firefighters it would be best to abandon the fight against the fires in WTC7 in case it collapsed as well. Please note that the firefighters DID IN FACT ABANDON WTC7 quite early on and let it burn on. So they were doing EXACTLY what Silverstein said he meant. Note that there were many hours between the fire dept abandoning the building and the collapse of the building. So they are two completely separate events. If you are to believe that ‘pull-it’ means demolish the building, why doesn’t Silverstein discuss getting the fire fighters out of WTC7 first??

    In my opinion people are obsessed with this ‘pull-it’ business because superficially it sounds good. Wow, Silverstein said ‘pull-it’ so it must mean demolish the building, yeah. It makes a good sound bite, a hook to garner interest amongst the brain-dead and misinformed. However it doesn’t stand up to a minute’s scrutiny and just convinces intelligent people that 911 ‘truthers’ are idiots.

  49. dimples says:

    The website ‘911 Myths’ discusses Griffins claims re readiness of fighter jets in Washington. I don’t know if this out of date or not. Griffin seems to take a lot of hearsay comments, his usual style, and turn them into what he wants.

    Here’s an excerpt from HistoryNet re pilots scrambling. It’s clear that the jets were not armed and were scrambled after the Pentagon was hit.

    “On that day then-25-year-old Heather “Lucky” Penney was a new first lieutenant serving as a training officer with the 121st Fighter Squadron of the District of Columbia Air National Guard, based at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. The first woman to serve in her ANG unit, she flew F-16Cs on training missions in preparation for combat. When the 121st received word of the second Trade Center strike, and a half hour later the Pentagon was hit, it became clear the United States was under attack. With news of a fourth airliner possibly headed toward Washington, Penney and her wingman, Colonel Marc “Sass” Sasseville, scramble-started their F-16s and took off to intercept it.

    Their mission was simple but sobering: Find the airliner and take it down by any means necessary. Since there had been no time to arm their F-16s, that essentially meant they would be flying a kamikaze mission, ramming their jets into the airliner. “I’m going to go for the cockpit,” Sass told her. “I’ll take the tail,” Lucky replied.

    Their flight path from Andrews took them over the Pentagon, and “there was no way to avoid seeing the smoke that was billowing out of the building,” she said. “I didn’t dwell on that because we had more important things to do.” Penney described feeling disconnected from her emotions as she focused on the mission: “It was a completely surreal experience.””

    I can’t testify to the veracity or otherwise of these statements. I would note however that since 911 involved the military industrial complex, it would have been mandatory for the plotters to ensure in advance that no armed jets were available for immediate take-off in Washington on that day, otherwise the plot could go horribly wrong. (assuming that there were armed jets available normally, which does not appear to be the case).

  50. dimples says:

    A report from ABC News dated Sept 10, 2011 stating that the jets were not armed (until after it was all over)

    “In advance of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, ABC News interviewed several of the pilots who launched the first airborne patrols over Washington, D.C., and were prepared to target any aircraft that might have posed a threat to the nation’s capital. Also interviewed was one of the pilots who escorted Air Force One as President George W. Bush left a school event in Florida bound for a secure location.

    On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, pilots from the D.C. Air National Guard’s 121st Fighter Squadron were gathered around a table for a planning meeting when a young intelligence officer entered the room to say a plane had struck the World Trade Center in New York.

    Probably an inexperienced pilot caught in bad weather, thought Col. Mark Valentine, who was on his first day on the job as an Air National Guardsmen at Andrews Air Force Base.

    Col. Dan Caine thought, “Wow, have I gotten the weather forecast wrong for New York. ” As the supervisor of flying that day, Caine was responsible for preparing weather reports.

    The pilots continued with their meeting, then took a break to a lounge next door where they watched the events unfold on television that day and began to doubt their initial reactions when they saw the crystal blue skies over New York on television.

    “And then, like many Americans, we all remember the graphic image as that second airplane entered that picture and hit the second building,” Caine said.

    “Right then and there I knew, like all of us did in our country, that we were a nation under attack and at that point we shifted gears and got to work.”

    Still unaware of the full magnitude of the attacks that day, members of the squadron began to prepare to send aircraft airborne.

    Col. Marc Sasseville was one of the first two pilots to go airborne. He recalls not knowing what to expect.” We didn’t know what was going on, we didn’t know who else was up in the air.”

    Caine took off later to become the mission commander. “We had a 360-degree threat axis because we simply didn’t know where any additional airliner might come from. So we spent much of the day intercepting airplanes trying to determine the intent as America’s air traffic control system started to shut down and stop. ”

    He remembers his wing commander telling him before he went airborne, ” Dan, I don’t’ know what you’re going to face out there, but you’re going to make the right decision and I know you’re going to do what’s right and I trust you. ”

    Caine says he intercepted 20 flights that day and says if that if had to encounter any aircraft “all bets were off … we were clearly a nation at war.”

    But the first F-16’s to go airborne that morning were at a disadvantage because they were not carrying any live weapons because the squadron had just returned from a two-week training mission in Las Vegas.

    That posed a problem for pilots who thought they might face the very real possibility of having to shoot down another hijacked airliner targeting Washington. Valentine recalls serious discussions about “what would the best place to ram an aircraft if we had to knock it down. ”

    “Looking back, you wonder, ‘Wow, how could someone honestly be thinking about that?’ But at the time we actually had to discuss that. Thankfully, we never had to do that.”

    Other F-16’s that went airborne later that day from Andrews were able to be armed with live weapons.”

  51. On 9/11 the time between the military being asked by ATC to assist with the planes and that plane crashing was; AA11 10 minutes: UA175 zero minutes : AA77 10 minutes : UA 93 zero minutes. Anyone who thinks the military could have done anything in those circumstances is living in cloud cuckoo land. The idea of any kind of failure or deliberate failure of the military response on 9/11 is specious nonsense.
    Norman Minetta was not in the Whitehouse when AA77 was approaching and crashing into the Pentagon. You only have to listen to Norman Mineta and that becomes obvious.
    There was no controlled demolition in New York. It’s a stupid inane idea. The last time I looked people don’t sign themselves up to stupid inane plans to commit stupid inane crimes that they could not possibly get away with. The more people say it was obviously controlled demolition the more unlikely it is that it was a controlled demolition.

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