World Could Learn Much from Iran on Handling Financial Criminals

Iranians don’t play games when it comes to protecting their people from corrupt bankers and kleptocrats . . . capital punishment awaits such high-level swindlers.

By Pete Papaherakles —

The world could learn a lot from Iran when it comes to dealing with corruption in the financial sector. Whereas bankers in the United States and Europe swindle people out of trillions of dollars and get off scot-free or are even rewarded with bailout money, in Iran they go straight to the gallows.


Such was the case recently with Mahafarid Amir Khosravi, the top player in Iran’s biggest-ever banking scandal who was hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison. Khosravi was one of four bankers and associates given the death sentence in 2012 for their role in stealing $2.6 billion. Khosravi was convicted of forging letters of credit and using the proceeds to start up a private bank.

The scandal involved a group of prominent businessmen, who conspired with managers of Iran’s top banks to swindle public funds for the purpose of purchasing state-owned companies. The co-conspirators included: Khosravi’s legal advisor, Behdad Behzadi; his financial solicitor, Iraj Shoja; and the head of the Ahvaz branch of Saderat Bank, Saeed Kiani Rezazadeh.

The former CEO of Iran’s Melli Bank, Mohammad Reza Khavari, who is one of the main suspects in the case, managed to escape and is still on the run. He’s wanted by Interpol.

The president of one of Melli Bank’s branches received a sentence of life imprisonment, and a former official involved in the embezzlement case was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Other defendants were given sentences varying from flogging—another form of punishment the West could use—to paying cash fines and being barred from public office.

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When the scandal broke in September 2011 during President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s administration, it set off a months-long national controversy, with many contending that the case would result in little more than slaps on the wrist for those involved.

Iranian Economy Minister Shamseddin Hosseini narrowly escaped conviction in November 2011 for his alleged dereliction of duty to pursue the fraud.

Although Khosravi was sentenced to death two years ago, plans for his execution had not been made public, and his death caught many observers of the scandal by surprise.

Human rights groups have criticized Iran’s use of the death penalty, saying that it is one of the world’s heaviest users of the punishment. But economists suggest that turning a blind eye to massive and pervasive financial fraud, as is seen in the U.S. and Europe, leads to distrust of banking institutions and the justice system, not to mention the demoralizing effects upon the citizenry.

As an example of this, JPMorgan Chase, the biggest U.S. bank, recently settled charges that it was an accomplice in Bernie Madoff’s $20-billion Ponzi scheme, that it filed false reports to conceal over $6 billion in derivatives losses, that it sold toxic mortgage-backed securities on false pretenses and that it manipulated energy prices, defrauded credit card customers and forged home foreclosure documents.

Not only was JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon not punished in any way, but he was awarded $20 million in pay for 2013, an increase of 74% over the previous year.

Another of the largest banks in the U.S., Bank of America (BOA), has been forced to pay $40 billion in fines and penalties related to corrupt banking practices. In 2013, BOA was found liable for fraudulent mortgages sold by its Countrywide home mortgage division and had to cough up $1 billion.

In that case, Countrywide was charged with cashing in on shoddy mortgages and then selling them to quasi-government agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a nice profit.

The head of that unit, Rebecca S. Mairone, was found personally complicit for the role she played in the scandal, yet she is only expected to have to pay out $1.6 million in fines—a paltry sum compared to the millions Ms. Mairone made committing financial fraud.

If Ms. Mairone lived in Iran, it’s likely she would dangle by her pretty neck, but instead her lawyers fight on in court, pleading that this “single woman with two kids” can’t afford to pay the penalty and will have to cash in her 401(k).

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Pete Papaherakles is a writer and political cartoonist for AFP and is also AFP’s outreach director. Pete is interested in getting AFP writers and editors on the podium at patriotic events. Call him at 202-544-5977 if you know of an event you think AFP should attend.

Israel’s Latest Genocidal Attacks Creating Humanitarian Disaster

• Targeting of civilian centers the IDF’s modus operandi.

By Ronald L. Ray —

On July 8, 2014, apartheid, terrorist Israel unleashed its newest round of genocidal war against beleaguered native Palestinians. Ostensibly part of a disproportionate reprisal for the June kidnapping and murder of three youths, Operation Protective Edge had already claimed nearly 200 Palestinian lives and wounded over 600 Palestinians in just six days. With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promising more violence against mostly unarmed Palestinian civilians, and a truce far from certain, AMERICAN FREE PRESS brings readers the truth behind the latest Zionist bloodlust.


One Israeli-American and two Israeli teenagers were abducted in the Israeli-controlled section of the West Bank on June 12. The official story is that Naftali Fraenkel, 16, Gilad Shaer, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, were hitchhiking at night in Palestinian territory, despite Israeli warnings against the behavior. The three youths lived and attended yeshivas in illegal Israeli West Bank settlements. At the yeshivas, the youths would have been indoctrinated into the Talmud, militant Zionism and violent hatred of Arabs. In fact, hitchhiking is a typical “rite of passage” for young Zionists, by which they assert their “ownership” over Palestinian territory.

Later that night, however, the young men were shot and killed. A burned motor vehicle with Israeli license plates was found with their bloodstains in it. The bodies, though, were not located until June 30. Despite knowing within 24 hours that the three were already dead, Netanyahu suppressed this information, leading to weeks of escalating emotions and protests on both sides. Daily Israeli air strikes on Gaza followed.

Falsely blaming the Hamas Party for the abductions, the Israeli government used the kidnapping as a pretext for trying to destroy Hamas in the Palestinian territories, discredit the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and Hamas-Fatah unity government, and further expropriate Palestinian lands while wiping out more Palestinians.

In actuality, Hamas denied responsibility and was uninvolved. Evidence points rather to the Qawasmeh tribe. However, the clear and unusual failure of the Israel Security Agency to prevent the crime, and the use of an Israeli vehicle in its commission, raise serious questions about those really responsible for the deaths.

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During 387 raids prior to July 4, thousands of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers invaded Gaza and the West Bank, detaining hundreds of Palestinians, including members of Hamas, elected officials and dozens of children. IDF soldiers stole at least $370,000 in cash and $2.5 million in property from individuals, universities, medical facilities and businesses. Offices of independent media, like Russian-owned RT, were raided and damaged, suggesting an effort to cripple objective media reporting.

Jewish extremists have executed revenge killings on Palestinians, and thousands of Arabs now have lost their jobs or work permits. Many are
afraid to leave their homes. Numerous houses, a mosque and two farms have been destroyed. Multiple Palestinian refugee camps were attacked by the Israeli military.

On June 29, Hamas finally retaliated with its first rocket barrage against Israel since 2012. The spiral of violence launched by fanatical Israeli officials began to spin faster.

On July 8, Netanyahu initiated Protective Edge—in Hebrew, Tzuk Eitan, meaning “solid cliff”—a cliff over which the Israelis intend to push the Palestinian nation. The offensive and surrounding propaganda obviously were long planned, apparently seeking permanent “pacification” of the Palestinian people, along with control of natural gas fields in Palestinian territory.

But while Hamas now is better armed and trained than before, they still possess no significant defense capabilities. The U.S.-funded, massively armed Israelis are “shooting fish in a barrel.”

PNA President Mahmoud Abbas rightly characterized the operation as “genocide” and the illegal “collective punishment” of an entire people for the crimes of a few. On July 10, Israel warned 100,000 Palestinians to evacuate their homes, suggesting imminent IDF occupation, but they have no place to flee, being confined by Israeli walls and military.

Israelis so far have bombed over 1,090 Gazan targets, leaving 2,000 more Palestinians homeless. They have attacked a hospital, three clinics and a water desalinization plant, and cut off water in some areas. Warplanes attacked worshippers exiting a mosque. Widespread targeting of Palestinian civilians has occurred, constituting war crimes and crimes against humanity. Some Hamas retaliatory rocket attacks, however, also have been directed toward civilian areas.

The World Health Organization and the Palestinian Health Ministry have appealed for $40 million to help prevent an imminent, Israeli-caused collapse of health care in Palestinian territories. One physician said, “We are working in a terrible situation. I did not have the necessary materials to stitch my trauma patients today and had to improvise.”

Ma’an News quoted Palestinian Ehab Nashibi’: “All my life, I never had anything against Jews, and I taught my kids the same. Honestly, now I’m changing my thoughts.”

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Ronald L. Ray is a freelance author and an assistant editor of THE BARNES REVIEW. He is a descendant of several patriots of the American War for Independence.

Painkillers Killing Our Vets

By Keith Johnson —

It’s not bad enough that thousands of America’s best and brightest have been wounded fighting wars that are not in the United States’ interests. A new report in an establishment medical journal says many soldiers who return home are getting hooked on highly addictive pain medications that are also being foisted on the general public.


Today, more medical professionals are rising up against Big Pharma, claiming they’ve been reaping vast profits from pushing dangerous painkillers on U.S. patients, especially veterans, who don’t really need them. Among those bringing this issue to the fore is Andrew Kolodny, M.D., co-founder and president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP).

“The United States is in the midst of a severe epidemic of opioid [opium-based] addiction,” Kolodny told this reporter during a recent interview. “The marketing of opioids as being safe for common problems like back pain and headaches has triggered a public health catastrophe.”

A disproportionate number of U.S. military veterans have been found to be particularly susceptible to painkiller addiction. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, almost half of returning soldiers have chronic pain and one in six use opium-based painkillers.

“That’s no accident,” Kolodny said. “You might have heard of the slogan: ‘Pain as the fifth vital sign.’ That was a campaign launched by the American Pain Society with funding from pharmaceutical companies. They targeted the Veterans Administration system in particular and got them to more aggressively screen and treat [military personnel] with narcotics for pain.”

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Kolodny continued: “Returnees from Iraq and Afghanistan tend to have multiple medical issues and get addicted during treatment. They can always get a doctor from the VA to give them as many pills as they want. The interesting thing is, their overdose death rate is actually higher than [non-military] people who turn to heroin after their doctors stop prescribing them large enough quantities of pills to support their habit.”

In a separate report appearing in The American Journal of Public Health, Biomedical Ethics Professor Nicholas B. King recently found that since 1999, “sales of prescription painkillers to U.S. hospitals, clinics and pharmacies increased fourfold, with an accompanying increase in opioid-related mortality.”

This correlation between the increase of prescriptions dispensed and the spiraling death rate has a pronounced and sordid history, as Kolodny went on to explain.

“Beginning in the late 1990s, there was a brilliant marketing campaign by pharmaceutical companies to convince the medical community that the compassionate way to treat any complaint of pain was with an opioid prescription,” he said. “Prior to the introduction of Oxycontin by Purdue Pharma, very few primary care doctors would have treated these problems with long-term opioids. We understood back then that the risks would outweigh the benefits and that these are good medicines only if you’re treating pain at the end of life or on a short-term basis for severe injuries or surgery.”

According to Kolodny, Purdue wanted to turn Oxycontin into a “blockbuster drug,” which is defined as a pharmaceutical product capable of generating annual sales of at least $1 billion.

To get doctors and medical students on board, educational programs and marketing materials were produced and delivered by key opinion leaders in the medical community, all of whom were on the payroll of big pharmaceutical companies.

“Their message was very compelling,” Kolodny said. “They claimed that less than 1% of long-term patients on opioids would get addicted. Doctors were told that they were confusing addiction with physical dependence and that a patient might feel sick if they stop using a drug abruptly but won’t get hooked if they come off it gradually.”

Those claims have since been proven wrong, as Kolodny explained: “The leading experts that study these conditions say that opioids do more harm that good. Patients eventually develop tolerance to the analgesic effects of the drug and require high dosages. Addiction is very common and, as we’re now seeing, often leads to overdose deaths.”

Keith Johnson is a writer based in Tennessee. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Mossad Mercenaries Believed Responsible for Ukraine Massacre

By Bill White —

In mid-June, a battle raged for the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine. A new militia force launched an offensive against about 250 Russian militiamen loyal to the Donetsk People’s Republic, which had seized the city from the Ukrainian government. The battle focused on a police station held by the separatists in which both armed militants and unarmed civilians had gathered to demand reunion with Russia. The conflict ended cruelly, as the station was burned to the ground with scores of women and children inside. Those fleeing the inferno were machine-gunned.

The massacre was the work of the Dnipro Battalion, a new force of mostly foreign mercenaries drawn from Zionist-backed terrorists around the world and financed by Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyskyi, a Jewish billionaire and banker.

The Ukrainian government had appointed Kolomoyskyi as governor of Dnipropetrovs’k, the same territory claimed by the Russian militias. According to statements made by Kolomoyskyi to The Wall Street Journal, Kolomoyskyi is spending $10 million a month to equip 2,000 men with heavy weapons.

Kolomoyskyi claims his troops are coming from Romania and Georgia, and that he has a waiting list of 20,000 men ready to fill the places of casualties.


But critics note that Kolomoyskyi’s “Romanian and Georgian” soldiers are really Mossad-trained agents. Joining the Mossad forces is an extension of the Ukrainian National Assembly-Ukrainian People’s Self Defense Organization (UNA-UNSO), a mercenary organization maintained by the Central Intelligence Agency and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Eastern Europe, which fired on demonstrators in Ukraine during protests in March, killing 86 and fueling the violence that brought Kolomoyskyi to power.

Kolomoyskyi is a bloody butcher in the tradition of Ukraine’s Soviet commissars and has raised money from pro-Israel groups to finance the assassination of Ukrainian officials that support Russia.

The role of Kolomoyskyi and his Zionist advisors in Eastern Ukraine parallels the role of Jews in the takeover of the country. While claiming to represent Ukrainian nationalism, Zionists have seized Ukraine, both as a part of a larger geopolitical conflict with Russia and to bring it into the slavery of the international banking system. The European Union and the United States have imposed a former World Bank official as Ukrainian prime minister and have moved to offer “loans,” to be paid for through financial restructuring and the orientation of the Ukrainian economy toward payments on perpetual debt.

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Bill White is a freelance journalist and publisher based in Virginia. He has also written articles for THE BARNES REVIEW (TBR) magazine. 

TSA Allows Illegals on Planes with no ID

TSA caught allowing illegal aliens to board planes without IDs.

By Dave Gahary —

In an almost incredible turn of events that illustrates the absolute contempt the Obama administration’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has for the rule of law, it was revealed that employees of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s agency that is charged with developing policies to protect U.S. transportation, especially in airport security and the prevention of aircraft hijacking, had been allowing illegal aliens to board aircraft in Texas.

The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), the labor union that represents agents and support staff on the U.S. Border Patrol, released a statement that said:


TSA employees at Laredo International Airport notified Border Patrol agents last night at 11 p.m. local time that a new policy was in place that would not allow illegal aliens to fly solely using an I-862, otherwise known as the Notice to Appear form. TSA employees stated they will allow illegal aliens who had been released on their own to travel with a foreign passport or ID in addition to an I-862. We’re grateful that TSA has fixed this lapse in security, even if they won’t acknowledge it publicly. . . our commercial transportation system could have been exploited, as it was by illegal aliens nearly 13 years ago.

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TSA immediately publicly attacked the statement, and “the NBPC issued a press release stating that the Border Patrol agents were willing to go under oath and give sworn statements that the TSA were lying,” and “that the surveillance footage from the airport would prove that the TSA had in fact been allowing illegal aliens to fly without verifiable identification.”

Instead of U.S. law enforcement cracking down on the flood of illegals crossing our borders, Eric Holder’s Justice Department is encouraging the influx and incredibly allowing some of these illegals to compromise airline security at the expense of protecting U.S. citizens.

In a clear sign of how detached Holder is from his duty to protect Americans who are in this country legally, he told ABC News in an interview in London about domestic American “terrorists,” that “these lone wolves, these home-grown violent extremists are people who keep me up at night.”

Looks like Holder’s not losing any sleep over illegals boarding U.S. flights without ID or the benefits and housing they receive that America’s homeless and poor can’t receive.

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The New York Times: We Pushed for War in Iraq

• “Newspaper of record” says initial Iraq war reporting driven by “outside agendas.”

• Public editor admits readers should be “wary” about what appears in pages of Times.

By Michael Collins Piper —

Just as the United States appears poised to get involved ever-deeper in the cauldron of Iraq—a toxic brew that is a direct consequence of the American invasion of that country in 2003—The New York Times is crying “boo hoo hoo” and admitting—and apologizing for—the fact that its lead-up coverage of that war was biased in favor of the Bush administration’s disastrous decision to attack that once-thriving Arab republic.

Actually, this is nothing new. In the past, well after the damage was done, the Times—often hailed as “America’s newspaper of record”—loudly and publicly admitted, just for the record, that its reporting had been skewed.


Now—with talk of U.S. “re-intervention” in the headlines—the Times is acknowledging, in advance, that (once again) its coverage has been biased in favor of war.

On June 28, Margaret Sullivan, the “public editor” of the Times—who presumably looks out for the interests of the Times’s readers versus those of its owners and other elements of influence—sobbed, “The lead-up to the war in Iraq in 2003 was not the Times’s finest hour. Some of the news reporting was flawed, driven by outside agendas and lacking in needed skepticism. Many Op-Ed columns promoted the idea of a war that turned out to be both unfounded and disastrous.”

Ms. Sullivan did not mention specifically what “outside agendas” influenced the Times—but more about that in a moment.

Admitting that “readers have not forgotten” and that more than a decade later, it’s one of the topics she hears most about, Ms. Sullivan said that given the Times’s “troubled history” readers do “have good reason to be wary about what appears in the paper about military intervention in Iraq.”

Ms. Sullivan points out that today—just as in 2003—critics contend the Times “is amplifying the voices of hawkish neoconservatives,” at the same time failing to give attention to the concerns of those who oppose another U.S. intervention. And having reviewed recent news coverage, she admits “the readers have a point worth considering.” She acknowledges the war hawks “are certainly being heard” and that the Times has only included “limited response” from their critics.

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Naturally, Ms. Sullivan avoids mentioning what forces may be dictating the Times’s bias: what pro-Israel Jewish writer Michael Kinsley referred to as far back as October 24, 2002 as “the proverbial elephant in the room”—the central role of Israel in the debate over the initial American attack on Iraq. “Everybody sees it, nobody mentions it,” said Kinsley.

It took liberal Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) to articulate the unmentionable, saying: “If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war in Iraq, we would not be doing this.” And, naturally, for saying this, Moran took quite a bit of heat.

However, what Moran said—linking Israel and its U.S. supporters to the push for war—was not so extraordinary. On February 18, 2003, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was calling for America to move on Iran, Libya and Syria after what was presumed to be the successful forthcoming destruction of Iraq. Sharon said, “These are irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make that easier to achieve.” At the time, Sharon told a visiting delegation of American congressmen that “the American action [against Iraq] is of vital importance.”

Just days later, on February 27, 2003, the Times reported that Israel not only advocated a U.S. war on Iraq, but that Israel also believed, ultimately, the war should be expanded to other nations perceived as threats to Israel. The Times stated:

Many in Israel are so certain of the rightness of a war on Iraq that officials are already thinking past that conflict to urge a continued, assertive American role in the Middle East. Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz told members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations last week that after Iraq, the United States should generate “political, economic, diplomatic pressure’’ on Iran. “We have great interest in shaping the Middle East the day after’’ a war, he said. Israel regards Iran and Syria as greater threats and is hoping that once Saddam Hussein is dispensed with, the dominoes will start to tumble.

On April 16, 2004, the New York-based Forward, one of the most respected Jewish community newspapers in America, summed it all up saying that “on the eve of the war, Israel was a quiet but enthusiastic supporter of America’s war plans” and that “Israel uniquely benefited from a war that is increasingly controversial in America and around the world.”

Now today, we again need to consider the questions surrounding the U.S. attack on Iraq (and Syria and Iran): Who wants war? And who benefits? Looking at what happened in the past, we already have the answers.

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Michael Collins Piper is an author, journalist, lecturer and radio show host. He has spoken in Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Canada and the U.S.

Obama Using Biological Warfare Against U.S. Citizens

• Illegal alien diseases are a ticking time bomb.

By Ronald L. Ray —

All job growth in the United States since 2000 has gone to immigrants, says a new study, while three-quarters of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and more than half earn less than $30,000 per year.

But now, a deadly threat has been heaped onto those injuries. Although legal immigrants to this country receive a thorough health screening, and are refused entry if they have communicable diseases, that is not true with regard to the hordes of illegal aliens crossing the U.S. borders at a rate of thousands each day. And these invaders bring with them a host of horrific illnesses and parasites, which threaten the health and lives of American citizens, as well as U.S. national security.

The public health menace posed by foreigners storming across U.S. borders has been growing for several years, studiously ignored by the federal government. Thanks, however, to the nation-destroying policies of the Obama administration, the invasion of illegals—fomented by every U.S. president after John Kennedy—and the number of disease-bearing individuals—have multiplied like bacteria in a Petrie dish.

While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disingenuously claims that it “has public health controls in place,” the reality is that the Border Patrol, even with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, is overwhelmed completely. Its officers are themselves being infected. Quarantines consist of a mere line of yellow “caution” tape, while screening and detention occur only if active symptoms are observed.

Most of the people caught entering the country illegally are released into the general population after 72 hours, with only the merest hope that they will appear for their deportation hearing. Meanwhile, three-quarters of the invaders are never caught, leaving them free to infect Americans.

Nor are all from Mexico and Central America. Many illness-bearing illegals are black Africans, Chinese and Filipinos, some of whom also enter the U.S. from the south.

Mexico formerly prevented foreign nationals from passing through its territory on the way to America. Today, the latter receive Mexican assistance and arrive in busloads at our border.


Diseases and infestations being brought into America include antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis (nearly always fatal), scabies (caused by parasites and excruciatingly painful), leprosy, Dengue fever and chikungunya (often deadly and spread by mosquitoes) as well as Chagas disease, E. coli, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, malaria, chicken pox, measles, swine flu, lice, antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections (MRSA) and now deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever, among countless others. Are typhus and cholera soon to follow? No blood test has been performed on illegal aliens, although this is the only way to diagnose some of the conditions.

Yet, instead of interning the foreign invaders in prison camps on U.S. soil, the Obama administration actually is promoting these epidemics and deliberately spreading them to a multitude of major population centers, as DHS transfers illegal aliens across the country by public means of transportation, infecting fellow passengers as they go. The official U.S. government website, “,” recently advertised for “escort services for unaccompanied alien children,” adding to the suspicion that the present crisis was manufactured by the feds, says Dave Hodges of “The Common Sense Show.”

On June 30, Hodges interviewed Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Orient warned of the imminent danger of serious disease and virus epidemics, using the terms “collusion” and “biological weapons attack” in reference to the health crisis. Hodges rightly calls it a “depopulation event.”

DHS refuses to allow media interviews at detention centers. Potential whistleblowers among concerned healthcare workers have been threatened with arrest by security personnel, who actually call themselves “Brown Shirts.” What’s next? Will President Barack Obama take advantage of this federally-manufactured health disaster and executive orders already on the books to impose martial law on U.S. citizens? Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, writing on the news and commentary site “,” calls the situation “textbook Cloward-Piven strategy to overwhelm and collapse the economic and social systems, in order to replace them with a ‘new socialist order’ under federal control.”

The Cloward-Piven strategy is a tactic formulated in 1966 by Marxist professors and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, who advocated manufacturing a crisis in order to force a political outcome. In this case, Dr. Lee Vliet referred to so-called “immigration reform.”

Mexico’s assistance to the avalanche of illegal aliens entering this land is an ongoing act of war against the American people. Our federal government’s promotion of the invasion is a notorious and brazen act of treason. They have turned this into a life-or-death struggle for the survival of our nation.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is completely absent from the scene. The U.S. Congress is obsessed with imperialistic wars of aggression abroad and refuses to defend America. The Obama White House is effectively waging biological warfare against U.S. citizens.

The federal government is now the enemy, not only of the Constitution but of the American people themselves. Governors have failed to call up the militia in defense of their states. By what means should our people expect to defend themselves and their families?

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GOP Hits Rock Bottom

• Black Democrats paid to vote Republican.

By Victor Thorn —

Campaign dirty tricks are as old as politics itself, but few compare to the underhanded tactics used by 36-year incumbent William Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in a June 24 runoff election against tea party candidate Chris McDaniel.

After the challenger McDaniel whipped his opponent in a June 3 GOP primary, Cochran resorted to every base ploy imaginable to retain his seat. Now, Mississippi Reverend Stevie Fielder has admitted that he worked with a Cochran staffer named Saleem Baird to pay black Democrats to cross party lines and cast their ballots in the open primary for the establishment politician.

On June 25, this reporter contacted Richard Conrad of the Jones County, Mississippi 9-12 Project.


“I’ve heard reports that Cochran’s people courted black preachers in certain churches, who in turn told their congregations to vote for Cochran,” Conrad stated. “There are also strong indications that these black Democrats were being paid.”

When asked about the specifics of this plot, Conrad insisted: “Former Republican Governor Haley Barbour and the GOP elite were the ones behind courting black voters. Barbour ran Cochran’s entire campaign. Because Mississippi is an open primary state, Democrats that hadn’t already voted within their own party could cross the aisle and impact the Republican runoff.”

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Barbour and company’s motives were clear, according to Conrad.

“It’s all about money, appropriations, lobbyists and the elite keeping power,” he said. “How could Cochran’s campaign justify accepting $250,000 from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and another $250,000 from a New York liberal? It’s a travesty, and a sad day for the conservative movement.”

Conrad’s allegations were later confirmed.

First, Fielder, the black Mississippi preacher, told reporter Zach Noble on July 1: “What [Cochran staffer] Saleem Baird would do is put $15 per vote in envelopes and then give it to people as they’d go in and vote.”

Why would a liberal man of the cloth agree to such a scheme? Fielder confessed, “The Cochran campaign sold me on the fact that McDaniel was a racist and the right thing to do was keep him out of office.”

After the fact, though, Fielder learned that he’d been lied to and manipulated.

That didn’t stop Cochran’s henchmen. Days before the election they smeared McDaniel with a flier declaring, “The tea party intends to prevent blacks from voting.” They also made a slew of robocalls to black Democrats labeling McDaniel a racist, while also promising that Cochran would increase food stamps in their districts. As a result, counties with a black population of over 50% saw a 40% increase in votes for Cochran.

The Barbour machine also called in favors to receive $850,000 in donations from Big Pharma companies, oil executives, defense contractors, automakers, lobbying firms and entrenched Republicans like Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

In contrast, McDaniel’s grassroots campaign relied on only $26,000 from eight conservative PACs.

Encapsulating the corruption that ensued, on July 1 freelance journalist Charles Johnson, who broke the story about Fielder, told AFP: “This election will go down in American history as one of the most disgusting and race-baiting we have ever had. There is overwhelming evidence of criminal behavior on the part of Mississippi’s elected officials.”

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Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and author of over 40 books.

Outspoken Publisher Wins a Victory for Free Speech

• Olaf Childress files suit against cops—and wins.

By Olaf Childress —

More than three years after Montgomery, Alabama police brutalized this citizen, who was exercising his constitutionally-protected God-given rights, the guilty culprits finally got a much-welcomed slap on their wrists.

The case began on February 19, 2011, at the sesquicentennial Jefferson Davis Inauguration Event, which included a parade to the Alabama capitol’s steps. On that day, this publisher’s good friend and longtime First Freedom (TFF) subscriber Tyrone Crowley had dressed up as Davis and delivered the words of the Confederate States of America (CSA) president’s inaugural address before a crowd of more than 1,000.


The Jefferson Davis Inaugural Parade Reenactment, which was sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), formed up before the fountain circle where Dexter Avenue begins in downtown Montgomery. My daughter, Irene, Jeb Lessley and I were handing out copies of our special February 2011 TFF edition, which recounted what had transpired at that location exactly 150 years earlier.

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But today’s Cultural Marxists cannot build their new world order until what once caused the South’s secession and the CSA’s formation is down the memory hole, so not bothering to even consider that we were supporting this inaugural reenactment parade, the SCV officer in charge asked a couple of off-duty policemen to stop us from handing out literature.

Because I refused to meekly obey that pair of Montgomery cops’ order to leave, the officers grabbed both my arms, dragged me around the corner and, assisted by four additional police goons and two SWAT members, shoved my face against a plate glass wall while twisting my arms up behind me, buckling on leg irons and handcuffs.

They then hauled this aging journalist off to spend the entire day with no food or water, nor toilet or place to sit, stripped to his underwear in a cold, wet cell.

While sitting in jail a few blocks away, I missed the parade and Tyrone’s delivery of Davis’s acceptance speech in this cradle of the Confederacy. “Disorderly conduct” is what they eventually decided to charge me with.

I was fined $500 at Montgomery Municipal Court following the “offended” SCV officer’s complaint about the content of this newspaper. And while not specifically denying my right to free speech, the two arresting cops claimed that my mere presence at the parade created a disturbance. But because I had not acted disorderly in any way, I appealed to the next higher venue.

Montgomery’s Circuit Court, realizing the delicacy of this argument, assigned the very able and competent attorney Mary Oliver, originally from New York but now relocated to Montgomery, to assist my attorney, L.A. Cobb, who resides at some distance in north Alabama.

Since the SCV officer had not criminally moved against my free speech rights by asking me to leave, I only wished to charge those arresting officers, the ones who roughed me up and jailed me even though they had not seen any disturbance. The police alone were guilty of that day’s atrocities against my rights as an American.

The trial lasted three days before a jury came back with the decision that the police had violated my First Amendment rights. Though the  jury awarded me no compensatory or punitive damages, the case had always been about bringing out the truth, not getting money.

The City of Montgomery—having failed to successfully defend its clients against my allegations of unlawful police brutality in denying me my constitutional rights—must pay their expenses and all court costs.

Today’s problem is not in the difficulty of convening a jury of our peers, but that so many Zionistas up to no good with their “teaching tolerance” 24/7 get such access, herding the public into a compromised and unthinking obedience, thus “bringing in the sheep” to the mediacracy’s drumbeat.

We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children. Let’s begin by sanitizing the media, making the public more aware of such un-American agencies as the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center by outing subversive informants like Abe Foxman and Morris Dees.

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Olaf Childress is the publisher of the monthly news and commentary newspaper, The First Freedom ($25 for 1 year or 1 silver dollar. P.O. Box 385, Silverhill, AL 36576.)

Opening the Gates of Hell

• Obama immigration policy unleashes possible national apocalypse.

By Michael Collins Piper —

Once again, Congress—and the Obama administration—seem unable to act in the face of a major crisis largely of their own making. The very real (although officially unspoken) fight over who can best appease the presumed interests of America’s ever-growing bloc of Hispanic voters has taken first place, ahead of America’s economic and national security interests.

With only a few exceptions—those who say in no uncertain terms simply, “Send them home”—Democrats and Republicans alike are stymied on how to deal with the flood of illegal aliens—mostly unaccompanied youngsters—now pouring in through the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, the latest in the continuing drama of illegal immigration. Estimates range from 11 million to 30 million already within our borders.


Hundreds of thousands are said to have crossed in the past several months and more are now believed to be coming north, provoked by rumors spreading throughout poverty-stricken, crime-ridden countries in Central America claiming the United States has eased immigration restrictions for young people.

In fact, these rumors are largely founded on the fact Barack Obama used the presidential power of executive order to ease citizenship rules for young people already in this country illegally, brought here as children by their parents. Obama effectively made law provisions of the so-called DREAM Act, which is stalled in Congress because there are enough Republican critics of untrammeled immigration who have stood up to the pressure to pass the measure.

Now Obama wants $3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to deal with the crisis, which would include deploying more Border Patrol agents to round up and—presumably—deport the aliens. While this sounds good, there are those who note the handling of these illegals will require housing and feeding them at existing U.S. facilities, as well as building more detention centers and hiring more officials involved in the processing—an expensive bureaucratic nightmare.

The ongoing illegal immigration crisis has already cost Americans hundreds of billions of dollars and millions of jobs. There is a simple solution, though.

No-holds-barred defenders of U.S. sovereignty and the interests of American taxpayers should say: Just send them home. Nonetheless, Democrats and those Republicans who are more concerned with how Hispanic-surnamed voters in America may feel about the matter continue to bicker, and the crisis just keeps getting worse.

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Michael Collins Piper is an author, journalist, lecturer and radio show host. He has spoken in Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Canada and the U.S.

Hillary Clinton’s Poor-Mouth Routine Falls on Deaf Ears

Former first lady says she and Bill were broke at end of Bill’s term as president despite signing $8 million book advance shortly before they left the White House—with the furniture.

By Victor Thorn —

Like a modern-day Marie Antoinette sarcastically urging the poor and starving peasants in the streets to eat cake, Hillary Clinton has been crying poormouth, in spite of having amassed, along with her husband, Bill, a fortune worth over $109 million in the past 14 years.

During a June 25 interview, Tim Graham, director of media analysis at the Media Research Center, told this newspaper, “Hillary Clinton telling ABC’s Diane Sawyer that they were ‘dead broke’ when leaving the White House is beyond ludicrous. These are people that are millionaires a hundred times over.”

Graham added, “Hillary should meet with assembly line workers and explain how she makes $200,000 per speech. You can’t convince average Americans that you’re poor after pulling down these kinds of six-figure sums.”


Providing one other essential point, Graham stated to this reporter: “Hillary accepted an $8 million book advance before she ever joined the Senate in 2001. To say she was dead-broke is simply not true. The reason they were in debt was because of legal defense bills.”

On June 25 during an AMERICAN FREE PRESS interview, Bob Porto of the Arkansas Pulaski County Tea Party carried this assertion a step further.

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“People don’t buy this woe-is-me approach,” he said. “The Clintons were in debt because they had to pay off the legal costs incurred from lawsuits associated with Bill’s philandering.”

Being an Arkansas resident, Porto remembers well the shenanigans that transpired decades ago.

“When Bill was governor, the Clintons never owned any property in Arkansas. They always fed off the state’s breast milk. They lived off political welfare. Now, Hillary has decided to cash in. I think in her mind Hillary looks at all the time she supposedly sacrificed for our country. Now she has to make up for it financially. The big question is: considering all of Hillary and Bill’s political connections, what did they have to offer to get $109 million in return?”

Sylvia Curry of the Arkansas White Hall Tea Party Patriots also spoke with AFP on June 25.

She began: “I could tell you some stories about those two when they lived in Arkansas. Imagine the snobbishness to infer that they’re poor when Hillary owns two mansions and wants $225,000 for an upcoming speech at UNLV. Yesterday [June 24] Bill Clinton said that he and Hillary make it a point at least once a month to visit the grocery store on weekends and speak with regular people.”

After laughing at the absurdity of this proposition, Curry continued, “Do you remember when Hillary stole publicly-owned furniture from the White House and had to be forced into returning it? Then, a few days ago their daughter Chelsea suggested that she doesn’t care about money. If I lived in a $6 million apartment and made $600,000 a year from NBC News, I wouldn’t care about money either. What do these statements say about the Clinton’s perspective on the real America? I think Hillary’s arrogance has turned plenty of people against her.”

Even Hillary’s most ardent supporters are vexed by her gaffes.

Former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian lamented on June 23: “I don’t know whether it’s that she’s been ‘Madame Secretary’ for so long, but [Hillary’s] generating an imperial image. She’s been living 30, going on 40 years, with somebody bringing her coffee every morning. It’s more ‘Downtown Abbey’ [a television show about England’s Royal Family] than it is America.”

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Rothschild Influence Deep Within GOP

By Michael Collins Piper —

Call it the “War Party,” the “New World Order” or the “Zionist Elite.”

However you describe this element—with multiple ties to the Rothschild banking octopus and its predatory tentacles on American shores—its influence reaches the inner circles of key Republican presidential hopefuls who promise to save the republic from Obama’s legacy in 2016.

A review of those “advising” these GOP contenders indicates the same old faces are at work ensuring globalist powers will be directing the foreign policy agenda of whomever represents the GOP in the next presidential election.

Those from whom the GOP contenders are—as The Washington Post of April 6 put it—“soaking up guidance” are a disturbing lot.


War-happy internationalist Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.)—whose wife’s $150 million beer fortune is owed to the patronage of the Jewish crime syndicate’s Bronfman family, longtime intimates of the Rothschild dynasty—bragged to the Post of the 2016 GOP hopefuls that “They all call, all the time” asking for advice from the failed former presidential candidate.

However, McCain—who in 2008 actually raised campaign money in the London home of Lord Jacob Rothschild—was quick to assure the Post that “First, I tell them to touch base with Henry Kissinger—of course.”

That any future president would “of course” first touch base with Kissinger—long a top schemer among the New World Order elite—is of obvious concern to anyone who values national sovereignty.

But others with whom the Republican contenders are mingling are equally of concern.

Representative Paul Ryan (Wis.)—the GOP’s 2012 vice presidential candidate—huddles with his longtime associate, former Education Secretary William Bennett, a founding director of the hardline, pro-Israel, neoconservative “think tank,” Empower America, which once employed Ryan as a speechwriter, helping advance Ryan’s career in official Washington.

A protege of the ex-Trotskyite “godfather” of the neoconservatives, the late Irving Kristol—father of notorious modern-day neoconservative power broker William Kristol—Bennett and his Empower America co-founder, ex-Representative Vin Weber (R-Minn.), remain influential in shaping Ryan’s worldview.

Today, Weber is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the New York affiliate of the London-based Royal Institute of International Affairs, which is often referred to as the foreign policy arm of the Rothschild dynasty.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio—whose foreign policy rhetoric becomes more bellicose and more fervently internationalist as 2016 approaches, has—according to The Washington Post—“become friendly” with Israeli-born Yuval Levin who has elsewhere been glowingly described as “probably the most influential conservative intellectual of the Obama era.”

Also turning to Levin for direction is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. But Jindal has his own antecedents that explain, at least in part, the longtime infatuation with Jindal by the Zionist-dominated media, which was promoting his presidential ambitions long before he came on the national stage.

Like ex-President Bill Clinton—who also received inordinate media attention from the earliest years of his own career—Jindal is a former Rhodes Scholar. He had been trained at Oxford in England in the ideology of the late Cecil Rhodes, the African diamond magnate (financed by the Rothschilds) whose scholarships were established to indoctrinate bright young Americans in the concept that the United States should be reunited with the Rothschild-controlled British empire.

Jindal has been hailed for his sharp critiques of the federal government and his advocacy of rejuvenating state sovereignty in what is hailed as the spirit of the 10th Amendment to the Constitution. But what many patriots simply don’t know is that New World Order advocates—such as the influential Clarence K. Streit, author of the infamous globalist tract, Union Now, with Britain—openly proffered that the 10th Amendment actually provided the very mechanism for dismantling the American national union so the United States could be reunited with “the Mother Country.”

Thus, those enthused by Jindal’s seeming support for states rights might well keep in mind that (in light of Jindal’s Rhodes Scholarship background) another agenda might well be at work behind the rhetoric that seems to reflect traditional Americanism.

Oh yes, Jindal also relies on neoconservative titan William Kristol for advice on foreign policy.

For his part, Texas Governor Rick Perry, whose 2012 presidential bid ended in fiasco, has kept his name in the offing by making a pilgrimage to Israel to huddle with no less than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Several years ago the pandering Perry said he relied on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal, published by pro-Israel billionaire Rupert Murdoch, a longtime media front man for the Rothschild family, and what Perry called “the Jewish press” for his foreign policy direction.

Popular among conservatives as a union buster, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker burnishes his foreign policy expertise by relying upon counsel from Mark Thiessen, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush, whose costly Middle East wars on behalf of Israel (carried out under the direction of the neoconservatives who dominated policy under Bush) still torment America.


In the same realm, Texas Senator Ted Cruz—whose wife is an executive with the investment bank Goldman Sachs, a preeminent force in the Rothschild sphere of influence—has actually drafted Victoria C. Gardner Coates, a former aide to ex-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (a primary architect of the disastrous Bush-era wars), as his national security advisor. A tea party favorite, Cruz—the son of a Christian Zionist minister—is particularly strident in his advocacy for a pro-war/pro-Israel agenda.

Perhaps most unexpected of all is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s link to the Rothschild dynasty via his advisor, retired diplomat and CFR member Richard R. Burt who—prior to government service—was actually the national security correspondent for no less than The New York Times, the premier media voice of the Zionist establishment.

Burt actually launched his career as assistant director of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISI), a globally-influential London-based think tank with deep Rothschild connections.

CFR member Lynn Forester de Rothschild—wife of Lord Evelyn de Rothschild—is associated with IISI, as are—among others: Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank, a director of N.M. Rothschild & Sons; Fleur de Villiers, a consultant to the Rothschild-controlled DeBeers diamond cartel (founded by Cecil Rhodes) and Thomas Seaman who chaired the investment committee of the Rhodes Trust, which sponsors the globalist-oriented Rhodes Scholarships.

Add to this—as this newspaper has previously reported—that Paul includes billionaire Peter Thiel, chair of the American steering committee for the Rothschild-financed Bilderberg meetings, as another advisor and one finds the plutocratic linkage comes full circle in Paul’s burgeoning presidential campaign.

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Michael Collins Piper is an author, journalist, lecturer and radio show host. He has spoken in Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Canada and the U.S.

U.S. Financial Train Wreck Imminent

By Victor Thorn —

By 2008, President George W. Bush had executed a piledriver on the American economy, sending it into a death spiral. Six years later, despite an $831 billion stimulus package and nearly doubling of the national debt, Barack Obama has proven himself to be an economic lightweight.

The numbers speak for themselves. On June 6, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said in a statement, “Since President Obama came into office in 2009, 7.2 million people have left the workforce entirely.” In terms of gender, the workforce participation rate among women hasn’t been this low since 1991, whereas full-time employment plummeted by 3.2 million since Obama stepped into the Oval Office.


Granted, some jobs have been created. Temporary help has risen 16% over the last six years, while low-paying service jobs increased by 8%. Sadly, construction and manufacturing have lost 20% and 11.7% respectively on Obama’s watch.

The economic bloodletting has hit all sectors of the economy. During the first quarter of 2014, government figures showed a titanic 2.9% decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

In a May 30 article, political editor Daniel Halper highlighted what several charts the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee produced on the shape of the economy.

“A staggering one in eight men [age 25-54] are not in the labor force at all, meaning they are neither working nor looking for work. This is an all-time high dating back to when records were first kept in 1955.”

Stated differently, 10 million men in their prime working years are unemployed or have entirely given up on seeking a job. Although the White House touts a relatively rosy unemployment rate of 6.3%, if one checks the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ U-6 charts which tallies total unemployment and underemployment, that number soars to 16.1%.

Aggravating matters even further, China—clearly the slave labor capital of the world—is now urging corporations to dump the U.S. dollar and instead purchase products with their currency, the renminbi, or literally, peoples currency. Through coercion and promises to slash the price of imports, the Chinese are systematically attempting to destroy the U.S. dollar. A Financial Times article from June 4 stated that

“China’s renminbi is rapidly displacing the U.S. dollar as a trading currency not only in Asia and Europe but now also in the U.S. home market. The value of renminbi payments between the U.S. and the rest of the world rose by 327% in April from the same month a year ago as more U.S. corporations switched to using the Chinese currency to pay for imports from China.”

With a weakened dollar and legions of disillusioned workers, it’s no surprise that Wall Street adviser David John Marotta remarked in January that America’s misery index reached a 40-year high.

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Forces of Financial Ruination Join Together to Destroy U.S.

By Victor Thorn

As a former Kansas lawman, political columnist and founder of Heartland USA, which strives to preserve American sovereignty, Dr. Greg Evensen sees nefarious forces at work in the world today.

On June 17 Evensen told this reportor: “There’s a globalist entity that I call the Council on Economic Defeat, which feels that all countries should exist on a level playing field. At the present time, President Barack Obama and many prominent Democratic Party members agree with this sentiment. Their plan involves a massive devaluation of the U.S. dollar that will send this country into oblivion.”

When asked for more details, Evensen explained: “This world conglomerate, akin to a UN council of economic ministers, would be the ruling body that decides what resources each country has depending on their debt level. Since government spending is off the charts, they’ll level out our economic advantage by radically slashing the value of U.S. currency by at least one third. There will also be additional pressures to hamper our GDP so that it doesn’t increase.”

Government figures show that GDP for the first quarter of 2014 dropped by 1% while Goldman Sachs claimed it fell by more than 2%.

If this scenario proves correct, Evensen envisions catastrophic consequences.

“We’ll reach a point where there’s no retreat from the policies that bankers have imposed on our government,” he said. “At that point markets will begin a serious slide into the abyss because the dollar’s value will go down so far. If that happens, the American people will be forced to eat terrible losses through increased taxation and a devalued currency.”

Lastly, when describing our economy in 2014 under Barack Obama, Evensen stated, “It’s on life support and going down rapidly. Notify the family and tell them that death is imminent.”

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Debt & Currency Collapse Travel a Collision Course

By Victor Thorn

On June 17 AMERICAN FREE PRESS interviewed Harvey Gordin, the CEO of USA Gold LLC, a well-known investment firm that helps people add gold and silver to their portfolios. According to Gordin, America’s national debt is the biggest problem the country is facing, far worse than terrorism, war or Russia.

“It’s a lot whenever somebody owes a trillion of anything,” said Gordin. “In fact, it’s so big that if you counted to a trillion by saying one number every second, it would take 31,688 years to reach a trillion. Now, multiply that by 17, which is what this country owes, and you realize the problems we face. Worse, I haven’t even included the $125 trillion in unfunded mandates that no one seems willing to discuss.”

When considering the ramifications of the U.S. dollar losing its status as the world’s reserve currency, Gordin predicted: “The U.S. will become a third world country. We’ll be hurt worse than anyone else, especially those with money in the bank. If the petrodollar is dropped, it’s possible that the money people have deposited in banks could lose 50% of its value, if not more.”

Gordin’s reasoning couldn’t be more clear.

“Debts must be repaid, and whether it’s a business or government, they can do it three ways,” he said. “First, debts can be erased by taking money out of profits. Since the government has no profits, they’ll either declare bankruptcy or paper-over their debts via hyperinflation. Essentially, they’ll satisfy creditors with worthless money. Today, our dollars are backed by nothing but debt.”

As to who could affect the future of the U.S. dollar, Gordin focused his attention on one man: “George Soros has made fortunes in the past by attacking a country’s currency. Look at his role in the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Everyone with money in the bank lost their shirts. That’s the way Soros operates.”

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has accused Soros of intentionally ruining his country’s economy through shady investment deals, manipulating Malaysia’s stock market and then devaluing the country’s currency.

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Can This Man Save America?

By Victor Thorn

During two interviews conducted on June 18-19, Jim Traficant, a former sheriff, congressman and writer for this newspaper, said with assurance that, despite the current tough times, he believes there’s hope.

“Our economy is ready to implode at any moment, and it can only get worse if we stick with the financial scheme at hand,” said Traficant. “But PROJECT FREEDOM USA (PFUSA) would make America a tax haven for the world. Corporations that abandoned this country over the past few decades would return from China and South America. Every major auto company in the world would be building cars in America.”

PROJECT FREEDOM USA refers to a new organization set up by Traficant and AMERICAN FREE PRESS that seeks to abolish the IRS and the Federal Reserve and take back control of America’s taxes and monetary system.

The solution, according to Traficant, is right before our eyes. “The Communist Manifesto’s second plank is a progressive income tax,” said Traficant. “Experts agree that whenever governments use this type of tax system, it damages their means of production. We need to open up this country once again to manufacturing.”

Convinced that taxation stifles growth, Traficant referred to another statistic: “The top 10% of wage earners in America pay 70% of all income taxes. How much more are these people expected to pay before they’re completely without incentive? Our government controls America’s production through the tax code. It must stop.”

When questioned about President Barack Obama, who has had no business experience throughout his life, Traficant answered: “Obama has taken us beyond socialism. We’re a quasi-communist nation now. The president was content to utilize stimulus activity, but nobody can grow out of debt by accumulating more debt. Soon there won’t be any difference between Uncle Sam and the former Soviet Union.”

Bankers were also on Traficant’s mind. “If we don’t take back control of our monetary policy, America could collapse into civil war,” he said. “Why in God’s name are bankers allowed to control our money? The money trust has to go.”

Other problems exist, according to Traficant. “Government is way too big and must be reduced,” he said. “We don’t need the departments of Education, Transportation and Energy.”

Traficant next addressed the subject of labor. “This country can’t prosper if the government keeps taking larger chunks of our money and redistributing it,” said Traficant. “Some 47 million people are on food stamps. Under PFUSA, government workfare would replace welfare.”

As a closing thought, Traficant stressed, “The current tax system doesn’t handle this country’s needs. Rewarding dependency kills investments and jobs. Let’s throw out what we have because it can’t be fixed.”

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Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and author of over 40 books.

Flying Saucers and the NASA Space Program

U.S. testing “UFO” technology for possible mission to Mars.

By Pete Papaherakles —

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it will attempt to launch a flying saucer into the Earth’s stratosphere to test new technology for a mission to Mars. The launch site is on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where NASA has been working with the United States Navy to get what is referred to as an experimental flight off the ground.

Associated Press (AP) reports that there is a narrow two-week window in late June to early July during which this has to be done because “winds must be calm for a helium balloon to carry the disk-shaped vehicle over the Pacific so it doesn’t stray into no-fly zones.”


NASA has identified five potential launch dates for the high-altitude balloon carrying the LDSD [Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator] experiment: June 28, 29, 30, July 1 and 3. The launch window for Saturday, June 28 extends from 8:15–9:30 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time (2:15-3:30 p.m. EDT),” declared a June 24, 2014 media advisory on NASA’s website.

The test flight took place on June 28.

It is unclear to what degree the saucer’s flying capabilities will be tested but the stated plan is eventually to land heavier payloads on Mars and ultimately astronauts.

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There are many who claim, however, that NASA is much further ahead in flying saucer technology than they want the public to know.

In his new bestselling book NEED to KNOW: UFOs, the Military and Intelligence, Timothy Good, one of the world’s top experts on unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, says that it is an indisputable fact the U.S. defense establishment has had access to flying saucer technology since at least 1945, when an alien spacecraft was recovered. In fact, Good claims that several flying disks were shot down by the U.S. military in the late 1940s.

“Millions of sightings have been reported throughout the world,” said Good. “That up to 90 to 95% of all these reports can probably be explained in conventional terms is also not in dispute. But that still leaves tens of thousands of unexplained cases, including the many thousands reported by military and civilian pilots, Army and Navy officers, astronauts and astronomers, whose testimony is often supported by radar, sonar and sometimes by film and photographs.”

It seems certain that flying saucers have been documented in thousands of cases since 1945. A big question is whether they are of extraterrestrial origin or of earthly design. Many claim that flying saucers have actually been produced by the Germans since the early 1940s. The scientists and the technology were brought to the U.S. via “Operation Paperclip,” they say, working in secret bases such as Area 51 in Nevada. But incidents like the spaceship crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 indicate that alien-designed flying saucers were later reverse-engineered by scientists on Earth.

Former Canadian Defense Minister Paul Theodore Hellyer is the first person of cabinet rank in the G8 countries to speak publicly about the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrials (ETs).

Hellyer has stated unequivocally: “UFOs are as real as the airplanes flying overhead.” He believes that not only have extraterrestrials visited Earth but many live on Earth, even among us.

There are many races, Hellyer said. “I would say that nearly all are benign and benevolent and they do want to help us. There may be one or two species which do not.”

Hellyer said there has been a lot more activity with aliens in the last few decades since we invented the atomic bomb. “They are very much afraid that we might be stupid enough to start using atomic weapons again,” he said.

“It’s time the U.S. government started coming clean on what it’s all about,” said Hellyer, “because there are very important military and economic issues that have to be addressed and you can’t address them unless you acknowledge they [ETs] exist.”

Hellyer attributes the recent spike in technology such as microchips and fiber optics to extraterrestrials and believes they have even helped us develop exotic fuels such as zero-point energy (or energy created out of a vacuum) and cold fusion, which can completely transform our world within a decade. “The public is ready to accept the truth about ETs,” he feels, “as long as it’s revealed to them incrementally.” He thinks the huge profits made by the oil industry do not allow disclosure of this clean free energy.

Other public figures who have stated UFOs exist of extraterrestrial origin include former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Professor Stephen Hawking, former President Ronald Reagan and former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater.

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Christian Evangelicals Turning Backs on Israel

• Blind support for genocidal policies of Zionist state no longer a prerequisite for salvation.

By Ronald L. Ray —

Zionists are worried.

For decades, conservative evangelical Christians have been among the most fervent backers of the terroristic, rogue nuclear, apartheid Zionist occupation government in the Holy Land, known as Israel. They typically also have failed, knowingly or not, to acknowledge even basic human rights for the oppressed native Palestinians—Muslim and Christian—who face racial extinction at the hands of the region’s Jewish overlords. But that seemingly impregnable mountain of support has started to erode. A growing minority of ministers and younger believers have begun to challenge the established doctrine and practice, asserting that Zionism is contrary to God’s teaching in the Bible, and that continued persecution of Palestinians is a gross violation of fundamental morality.


Evangelical Protestants are not monolithic in their theological views about modern Israel and the Jews, but nearly all share a belief in a key religious role for both, preceding the return of Jesus Christ. This—frequently combined with an ardent American exceptionalism—has made them easy marks for the warped parallel political ideology promoted by Jewish-funded shills, like Hal Lindsay and Pat Robertson. Some 80% of evangelicals have thus become not only major contributors to Zionist causes, but primary promoters of American wars and black operations on behalf of Israel and the Jews. These people act in accordance with what they consider is an ordinance from God and often believe blindly that the Jews can do no wrong. Some are so superstitious as to claim that even simple criticism of the Jews will bring down God’s curse. The Zionists, of course, have exploited this to the extreme.

Members of the New Evangelical Movement and others, however, have become increasingly vocal in questioning this longstanding bias. They believe Christian Zionism—which is more pronounced than even Jewish Zionism—has misinterpreted the Bible, leading to faulty theology and destructive, deadly politics.

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Exemplary of this is the “Christ at the Checkpoint” conference held last March at Bethlehem Bible College in Palestine. The Jewish Daily Forward reported that the group “strongly condemns ‘all forms of violence’ and warns against the ‘stereotyping of all faith forms that betray God’s commandment to love our neighbors and enemies.’ It also rejects ‘any exclusive claim to the land of the Bible in the name of God’ and states that ‘racial ethnicity alone does not guarantee the benefits of the Abrahamic Covenant.’”

World Vision, the Christian children’s relief organization, and the George Soros-backed Telos Group have given significant support to efforts exposing the evils of Zionism. Theological heavyweights, like William Wilson, the president of Oral Roberts University, Professor Gary Burge of Wheaton College and Reverend Stephen Sizer in England are among proponents seeking a realignment of values to bring about peace in the Holy Land for all. The Telos Group sponsors frequent trips for evangelicals to meet both Israelis and Palestinians. The pilgrims are often astonished to learn that there are countless Christian Palestinians, also persecuted by Zionists.

American and Israeli Zionists have panicked and are calling out the troops to crush this rebellion. Pastor John Hagee’s cult-like Christians United for Israel (CUFI) has sounded the war claxon, unable to tolerate dissent or acknowledge the humanity of Arabs. CUFI executive director David Brog, a Jew and cousin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (born Ehud Brog), frets in Middle East Quarterly that, “questioning Christian support for the Jewish state is fast becoming a key way for millennials to demonstrate Christian compassion and bona fides.” Brog is incensed: Israel ueber alles.

Telos co-founder Todd Deatherage counters that the new evangelicals are committed to “security, dignity and freedom” for both Palestinians and Israelis.

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Ronald L. Ray is a freelance author and an assistant editor of THE BARNES REVIEW. He is a descendant of several patriots of the American War for Independence.