20 Years Later Plane Crash of JFK Jr. Still Confounding

Was JFK Jr ‘s decision to fly on the day of his plane crash simply “irresponsible,” as the media would have us believe, or was there something more sinister at play? Twenty years later, many questions remain unanswered.  

By Donald Jeffries

Twenty years ago, John F. Kennedy Jr. died in a plane crash. In the aftermath, Kennedy was characterized as an irresponsible daredevil who wasn’t qualified to be flying without an instructor and was especially reckless considering the dangerous weather conditions.

This writer has researched the death of JFK Jr. in depth and found that, on the contrary, JFK Jr.’s flight instructors praised him as a careful and competent pilot. The weather that evening was not bad at all; the heavy “haze” and poor visibility referred to persistently in mainstream media reports was contradicted by Edward Meyer, who wrote the official FAA report on weather conditions.

Meyer reiterated to this writer in a 2012 email, “My argument was with the entire [emphasis in original] mainstream media. . . . The NTSB [National Transportation Safety Board] report contradicted everything [emphasis in original] that was said by the media. . . . He was fully licensed to fly that night and there were no weather reports that contradicted the VFR flight conditions that the plane was flying in.”

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The NTSB report quoted an anonymous pilot who flew the same route as JFK Jr. that night and reported being told by a flight service station that there were “no adverse conditions.” Meyer, in the immediate aftermath of JFK Jr.’s plane going down, had expressed his frustration: “Nothing I have heard on mainstream media makes any sense to me. . . . The weather along his flight was just fine.”

Steve Sbraccia was the first local reporter on the scene following reports that JFK Jr.’s plane was missing. Sbraccia, who worked for local WCVB-TV at the time, told this writer in a 2006 email, “I’ve always felt there was something ‘wrong’ about that crash.” Sbraccia spoke personally to a still unidentified reporter from Vineyard Gazette, who claimed to have seen an explosion in the sky at the time and location where Kennedy’s plane went down. While this writer and others subsequently tried to track down that elusive reporter without success, Sbraccia reiterated in a later email, “I can swear in court that man was real—and I reported exactly what he told me he saw.”

Earlier this year, ABC aired a laughably inaccurate special on “The Last Days of JFK Jr.” Around the same time, a story in the New York Post regurgitated the same disinformation. The Post actually claimed that the special, which reiterated all the mainstream talking points about Kennedy’s daring recklessness, soft-pedaled “Kennedy’s complete and utter fault for the crash,” and said the program quoted the FAA as describing the flying conditions as “excellent.” This was absolutely false, as was their follow-up sentence about the NTSB report calling conditions “extremely poor.”

They even quoted the thoroughly discredited account of flight instructor Robert Morena (the paper didn’t name him). Morena had stated that JFK Jr. refused to take an instructor with him, dramatically declaring that he “wanted to do it alone.” Morena’s own lawyer denied he ever said this. When researcher John Hankey contacted Morena on the phone, he was summarily hung up on.

A recent Fox News story featured JFK Jr.’s “pal” Steven Gillon stating that JFK Jr. “didn’t understand why people were fascinated by his father’s death.” Gillon, in fact, claimed that JFK Jr. never discussed the subject and it was “the only topic that was absolutely off-limits.” Gillon, unsurprisingly, is the resident historian of The History Channel.

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This writer communicated with JFK Jr.’s high school and adult contacts. All spoke of his fascination with the assassination, and one described it as a “quest.” Reporter Wayne Madsen claimed that he was scheduled to meet with JFK Jr. a few days after his death to discuss being hired by George magazine, with his primary assignment being an investigation of the JFK assassination.

JFK Jr. had interviewed Oliver Stone, who directed the 1991 pro-conspiracy film “JFK.” He also had hobnobbed with the likes of Larry Flynt, who besides being the publisher of Hustler magazine, had offered a huge reward for the real killers of President Kennedy, and Ruth Carter Stapleton, Jimmy Carter’s sister who was keenly interested in the assassination herself. Flynt had, of course, also published nude photos of Jacqueline Kennedy, and JFK Jr. accompanying him to the White House Correspondents Dinner drew a rebuke from no less than his uncle, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.).

All mainstream media coverage of this case avoids any mention of the 9:39 p.m. phone call from JFK Jr. in which he reported all was well and he awaited landing instructions. That call was washed down the memory hole despite the fact WCVB-TV interviewed Todd Burgun of the Coast Guard specifically about the call, which was widely reported by UPI and others. There was also nothing about the suspiciously quick autopsies and secret sprinkling of the ashes of the Catholic victims at sea, which was questioned even by some of the establishment press.

Donald Jeffries is a highly respected author and researcher whose work on the JFK, RFK and MLK assassinations and other high crimes of the Deep State has been read by millions of people across the world. Jeffries is also the author of three books currently being sold by the AFP Online Store.

Super-Rich Pedophile Nearly Suicided in Jail?

With reports today that pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell of an apparent suicide, S.T. Patrick’s article published in AFP Issue 33&34—mailed to print subscribers on Friday and available online now for digital subscribers—has turned out to be remarkably prescient. Will the story die with Epstein or will it have legs now that we know Chelsea Clinton has been linked to Epstein’s madam, Ghislaine Maxwell?

By S.T. Patrick

On July 26, accused sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein was found in his Manhattan jail cell injured with marks on his neck. Epstein said he was beaten up, but officials refused to say whether he was assaulted or the injury was self-inflicted. He had been on suicide watch, but observers interested in the secrets Epstein may hold have been worried that he may be “suicided” before any potential for outing the elite and powerful has been realized.

Epstein had been denied bail by Judge Richard Berman and has been housed at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City. Berman turned down Epstein’s request for a $100 million bail package that would have allowed him to live in his Upper East Side Manhattan mansion because his “alleged excessive attraction to sexual conduct with or in the presence of minor girls—which is said to include his soliciting and receiving massages from young girls and young women perhaps as many as four times a day— appears likely to be uncontrollable.”

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While the gut emotional instinct of many Americans has been to cheer Epstein’s denial of bail, the longer Epstein remains within the walls of a general-population jail or prison, the less likely the chances are that any of his elite co-conspirators will be exposed. While Epstein is in direct danger, so is the truth behind his story.

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter has pleaded on Twitter that Epstein be immediately moved to a super max facility so that “the people who want him dead” won’t be able to hide their complicity in his sex trafficking crimes.

Though Bill Clinton’s family has been intimately tied to Epstein, his Boeing 727, called “Lolita Express,” and his island, called “Pedophile Island,” the former president has denied any wrongdoing or knowledge of wrongdoing. Long-time critics of the Clinton political machine, however, want Epstein to remain safe long enough to expose the truth of that friendship— that is, before he becomes another victim of the much-publicized “Clinton Body Count,” the amazingly high number of suicides that have occurred to people exposing Clintonian misdeeds. But now the Clintons have a new public relations problem directly connected with Epstein’s circle, and it isn’t Bill.

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In a July 21 story for the “Politico” news website, Ben Schreckinger and Daniel Lippman tied Chelsea Clinton to Epstein madam Ghislaine Maxwell and said that the two continued to socialize even after Epstein had been previously jailed on sex offenses.

According to Politico, Maxwell became close with the Clinton family after they had left the White House. She vacationed with Chelsea— now the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation— on a yacht in 2009, she attended Chelsea’s wedding to Marc Mezvinsky in 2010, and she was a participant in the Clinton Global Initiative in 2013. These events all took place after Epstein had already struck the first plea deal and Maxwell had publicly been tied to his operation as his procurer-in-chief.

Someone familiar with the Clinton-Maxwell relationship told Schreckinger and Lippman, “[Maxwell] ended up being close to the [Clinton] family because she and Chelsea ended up being close.” A spokesperson for Chelsea Clinton and Mezvinsky said that the couple were not aware of Maxwell’s ties to Epstein or his operation when they socialized for at least five years from 2009 to 2013.

Chelsea Clinton’s chief of staff Bari Lurie told Politico, “It wasn’t until 2015 that Chelsea and Marc became aware of the horrific allegations against Ghislaine Maxwell and hope that all the victims find justice.”

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In Hillary (And Bill): The Sex Volume, the late Victor Thorn linked Ghislaine Maxwell to Bill Clinton. The first of Thorn’s three-volume Hillary (And Bill) series was released in 2008, the year Epstein received the sweetheart deal from Alex Acosta, when he was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Thorn was citing rumors of a Clinton-Maxwell relationship that had dated back to the 1990s. He simply referred to Maxwell as “Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late British Press lord Robert Maxwell.” Like Epstein, Bill Clinton has also been a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.

So, despite the reactionary emotional hostilities that surround pedophilia and despite the ease of gambling on one’s righteous indignation, Epstein needs to stay alive and unharmed. Even if someone else knows what Epstein knows, an Epstein “suicide” would surely scare them into permanent silence. For Epstein to talk, if he will ever talk, the case must come to fruition and his silence must not be a part of any agreement.

S.T. Patrick holds degrees in both journalism and social studies education. He spent 10 years as an educator and now hosts the “Midnight Writer News Show.” His email is [email protected] He is also an occasional contributor to TBR history magazine and the current managing editor of Deep Truth Journal (DTJ), a new conspiracy-focused publication available from the AFP Online Store.

Billionaire Pedophile Under Arrest

The only person to help the victim’s attorney in Jeffrey Epstein case was Donald Trump, reports the attorney. More news and updates on this appalling case soon—watch for Issue 30&31, due out Monday, July 29, for more from John Friend. 

By John Friend

Jeffrey Epstein, the infamous billionaire hedge fund manager, financier, and political influencer with close connections to some of the most powerful political players and celebrities in the world, was arrested July 6 in New Jersey on charges relating to sex trafficking of minors. He has been held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan since his arrest and pleaded not guilty to all charges in federal court on July 8.

Epstein has long been accused of trafficking minors for sexual purposes but has largely escaped justice. In 2007, a secretive plea deal reached with then U.S. Attorney and current U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta allowed Epstein to plead guilty to state charges in Florida of soliciting and procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution, despite allegations of much more serious federal sex trafficking charges. Under the plea deal, Epstein was sentenced in 2008 to a mere 18-month prison sentence with a stipulation that he be allowed to leave the prison for half of the day, six days per week, to conduct business. He ended up only serving 13 months of the sentence and was released.

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The secret plea deal, which was exposed in a series of shocking investigative reports published by the Miami Herald, was reached with Epstein’s defense lawyers, which included Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz, among others, and federal prosecutors in Florida, including Acosta. In February, U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra ruled that the secret plea deal was unconstitutional, as federal prosecutors violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) by not informing the numerous victims, who brought suit against Epstein, of the sweetheart deal.

Marra ruled that the evidence brought forth in the suit demonstrated that Epstein was running an international sex trafficking operation that included recruiting underage girls for sexual purposes. Young females were recruited to give massages to Epstein and his associates, with many eventually being sexually abused and exploited.

Epstein has close ties to many top politicians and celebrities, including former President Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, actor Kevin Spacey, director Woody Allen, and Prince Andrew of the United Kingdom, among many others. Flight records show that many of these elite persons flew on Epstein’s private plane, including on trips to Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean, and allegations have spread that some will be implicated in the larger sex trafficking operation.

Trump has acknowledged his ties to Epstein but recently told reporters that he had a “falling out” with the man many years ago and has not spoken to him in years.

“I knew him like anybody in Palm Beach knew him,” Trump stated. “People in Palm Beach knew him. He was a fixture in Palm Beach.” The president then added: “I had a falling out with him a long time ago. I don’t think I’ve spoken with him for 15 years. I wasn’t a fan. I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you.”

According to The Daily Caller, Trump banned Epstein from his Mar-A-Lago estate “because Epstein sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club.” Neither Trump nor Mar-A-Lago have confirmed this information.

In 2018, Florida attorney Bradley Edwards, who represented one of Epstein’s victims, told reporters that Trump was the “only person” who provided assistance when Edwards served subpoenas and notices to high-profile individuals connected to Epstein. Edwards said:

The only thing that I can say about President Trump is that he is the only person who, in 2009 when I served a lot of subpoenas on a lot of people, or at least gave notice to some pretty connected people, that I want to talk to them, is the only person who picked up the phone and said, “Let’s just talk. I’ll give you as much time as you want. I’ll tell you what you need to know.” [Trump] was very helpful, in the information that he gave, and gave no indication whatsoever that he was involved in anything untoward whatsoever, but had good information. That checked out and that helped us, and we didn’t have to take a deposition of him in 2009.

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Acosta has come under extreme scrutiny for the role he played in securing Epstein’s plea deal, with many Democrats calling on him to resign. Acosta has defended his actions at the time in a series of tweets earlier this week, stating that the crimes Epstein committed are “horrific” and that he is pleased prosecutors are “moving forward with a case based on new evidence.”

Trump has also stood by his Labor secretary, telling reporters that Acosta has been “an excellent secretary of Labor” and that he’s done “a fantastic job.”

According to a recent report published by The Daily Beast, during the interview process with White House officials leading up to his appointment as Labor secretary, Acosta explained that his decision to secure the secretive plea deal with Epstein was because the billionaire financier “belonged to intelligence,” fueling speculation that Epstein was running a sexual blackmail operation.

As AFP goes to press [July 11], victims of Epstein are hopeful the notorious sexual predator will finally be brought to justice.

Some of the Things They Found in Epstein’s Home

On July 6, the FBI arrested billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein for sex trafficking. Following the arrest, agents raided his Manhattan mansion. During the course of the investigation of the billionaire’s multi-million-dollar, seven-floor townhome, the FBI found a number of bizarre items. According to reports, the worst thing the FBI discovered was a “vast trove” of photos of young women and girls, some of which were found in a locked safe. Many of these photos were characterized as “lewd” in nature. Other odd things the FBI found included:

  • A wall decorated with photos of director Woody Allen, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, and a signed photo of former President Bill Clinton.
  • A custom-made chess board with each of the figurines dressed in underwear, reportedly modeled after his employees.
  • A massage room filled with weird sexual instruments.
  • A life-size doll hanging from a chandelier and a dining room designed to resemble a beach.
  • A 20-seat dining room table surrounded by computer screens and phones.
  • A full-sized dental chair installed in his bathroom.

John Friend is a freelance writer based in California.

Cover-Up Artist?

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris hid the truth about the RFK assassination while attorney general of Califonia.

By Donald Jeffries

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) garnered fawning media accolades after the first Democratic Party presidential debates. Her laughable attempt to attack lifelong establishment liberal hack Joe Biden as a “racist” fueled a big leap in the unnecessary, manipulative, and largely phony pre-election polls that anoint “front runners” before a single vote has been cast.

During her years as attorney general in California, Harris displayed predictable Deep State qualities on all issues. But her record in concealing the truth about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy is less well known to the general public.

In 2012, Harris rejected the appeal of Sirhan Sirhan, whom knowledgeable researchers understand didn’t fire the shot that killed Kennedy and was almost certainly programmed in a Manchurian candidate-like manner. Sirhan’s attorneys based their appeal on “formidable evidence” demonstrating there was a second shooter in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel and “horrendous violations” of Sirhan’s rights.

In papers filed in federal court, Harris declared, “In sum, [Sirhan] cannot possibly show that no reasonable juror would have convicted him if a jury had considered his ‘new’ evidence and allegations, in light of the overwhelming evidence supporting the convictions and the available evidence thoroughly debunking [Sirhan’s] second-shooter and automaton theories.”

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Acoustic expert Philip Van Praag analyzed a tape recording of the RFK shooting, made by freelance reporter Stanislaw Pruszynski, who was covering Kennedy’s presidential campaign and was about 40 feet away from the hotel kitchen pantry, from which he concluded 13 shots were fired, proving “the existence of a second shooter because [Sirhan] only fired eight shots.”

“The mere possibility that more than one firearm was discharged during the assassination does not dismantle the prosecution’s case” against Sirhan, Harris was quoted as saying in court documents. Again, showing an appalling lack of concern for justice, Harris said that Sirhan “at most has shown that, according to Van Praag, two guns could be heard firing 13 shots in an audiotape of the shooting.” Harris called Van Praag’s analysis “pure speculation” and noted that even if it could be proven “that a second gunman successfully shot Senator Kennedy, [Sirhan] would still be guilty of the charged crimes.”

The new darling of the Democratic Party presidential candidates claimed that under California’s vicarious liability law, “an aider and abettor ‘is guilty not only of the offense he intended to facilitate or encourage, but also of any reasonably foreseeable offense committed by the person he aids and abets.’ ”

Responding to Daniel Brown, an associate clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School who interviewed Sirhan for 60 hours over a three-year period, and displaying a stunning ignorance of the history of mind-control research under the CIA’s Project MKUltra, Harris stated: “The theory that a person could be hypnotized into planning and committing a murder against his will is a controversial (if not fantastic) one and has not been adopted by most of Brown’s peers, including the American Psychological Association. Thus, even if (Sirhan) could show that some psychologists believe in mind control or hypno-programming, his showing of actual innocence is nevertheless based on a debatable theory that is not universally accepted in the psychology community.”

Also in 2012, RFK assassination witness Nina Rhodes-Hughes granted an explosive interview with CNN, telling them, “What has to come out is that there was another shooter to my right.” Rhodes-Hughes was only a few feet from RFK in a hotel service pantry during the shooting. “The truth has got to be told. No more cover-ups.”

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Like so many witnesses in the JFK assassination, Rhodes-Hughes accused the FBI of altering her testimony in its original report.

“I never said eight shots. I never, never said it. There were more than eight shots. . . . There were at least 12, maybe 14. And I know there were because I heard the rhythm in my head.” Rhodes- Hughes specifically called out California Attorney General Kamala Harris for “parroting” what was recorded in her inaccurate FBI report.

William F. Pepper was Sirhan’s attorney for years and represented him in this particular appeal along with Laurie Dusek. Pepper told CNN: “What is of interest is that there now seems to be more recognition of the fact that there was a second shooter, well positioned to put three bullets into the senator from close powder-burn range behind him, whilst Sirhan was always some distance in front of him.”

Establishment lawyer Robert Shapiro, who gained notoriety as part of O.J. Simpson’s “dream team,” echoed Harris’s predictable comments: “So let’s say that there was a second gun. Does that relieve him of any responsibility? Even if there is a second, third, or fourth gun, it’s irrelevant to his claim that he’s not responsible.”

Harris is clearly showing those who select our leaders that she is made of the “right stuff.”

Donald Jeffries is a highly respected author and researcher whose work on the JFK, RFK and MLK assassinations and other high crimes of the Deep State has been read by millions of people across the world. Jeffries is also the author of three books currently being sold by the AFP Online Store.

Mueller Never Investigated Rich Murder

The former spy chief ignored Assange’s allegations and instead pushed his own conspiracy theory.

By S.T. Patrick

Seth Rich was murdered on July 10, 2016, almost exactly three years ago. It’s a mystifying murder investigation, a case that remains unsolved. Rich was killed by a gunshot wound to the torso, according to the medical examiner. Rich’s mother specified that it was “two shots to the back.”

The 27-year-old computer applications developer for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) remained alive for 90 minutes after the shooting. Rich’s brother described him as being “very aware, very talkative” to police during that time. Yet the D.C. Metro Police have released very little information on the Rich murder, never disclosing whether Rich described his murderer(s). Weeks later, police assured the nation, “There is no indication that Seth Rich’s death is connected to his employment at the DNC.” Robert Mueller’s investigation did nothing to seek further information and served only to nix any theories that the Rich murder coincided with any part of a DNC inside job.


Early in the investigation, the police verified that robbery was not the motive of the killing, as nothing was missing from Rich’s personal belongings, including his wallet, money, credit cards, and expensive watch. There is no evidence to disprove, however, that the murder was related to his position within the DNC and, more specifically, to the leaked DNC emails published by WikiLeaks on July 22, 2016. The proximity of the murder date to the publishing date hardly seems coincidental. Yet, since those same DNC email leaks were such a major plot point of Mueller’s investigation, a thorough investigation conducted under the auspices of the extended powers of a special prosecutor’s office could have produced alarming results had that investigation happened. It didn’t.

“Robert Mueller is dead certain that the murder had nothing to do with the emails,” wrote journalist Daniel Lazare, “just as he was dead certain in 2003 that Iraq was bristling with weapons of mass destruction ‘pos[ing] a clear threat to our national security.’ ”

Mueller described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s semi-cryptic statements regarding the Rich-DNC leaks ties as being “dissembling,” meaning disguising his true motives.

The Mueller report states: “Beginning in the summer of 2016, Assange and WikiLeaks made a number of statements about Seth Rich, a former DNC staff member who was killed in July 2016. The statements about Rich implied falsely that he had been the source of the stolen DNC emails. On Aug. 9, 2016, the @WikiLeaks Twitter account posted: ‘ANNOUNCE: WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.’ ”

In August 2016, Assange went on to make at least two more thinly veiled references to Rich as the leaker of the DNC emails.

Mueller stands by his own conspiracy theory, best described on news analysis website Vox.com by Jane Coaston. “The evidence showed that WikiLeaks got the DNC emails and Podesta’s internal documents from Russian hackers,” Coaston wrote, “but WikiLeaks and Assange repeatedly lied on national television and implied Rich was involved.”

The questionable evidence to which Coaston alludes is simply that, as quoted in the Mueller report, “The U.S. intelligence community publicly announced its assessment that Russia was behind the hacking operation.” That announcement also came at a time when the intelligence communities were actively working against President Donald Trump to force compliance with their history, methods, and agendas.

Mueller’s team did no investigation of the actual murder. Because the intelligence community said one thing that differed from Assange—the man who actually leaked the emails and intimately knew the source’s identity—then Assange must be lying, as the intelligence community is to be believed. Mueller, after all, is the former director of the FBI.

Assange has continuously said that his source was not the Russians. He has also repeated that the source wasn’t perpetrating a “hack” at all. It was a leak, not a hack, Assange has asserted.

Websites like “Vox” and newspapers like The New York Times have declared the “Rich conspiracies” to be dead horses, gloating with headlines such as “The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory Needs to End Now” and “Mueller Report Says WikiLeaks Pushed Seth Rich Conspiracies.” The hard evidence, however, convicts Mueller’s lack of interest and investigative skills rather than Assange’s honesty.

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The left-leaning journalist Lazare summed up the case. “So, the idea of a hack makes less and less sense and an inside leak seems more and more plausible, which is why questions about the Rich case will not go away.”

When you concede that Assange’s insinuations about Rich as the leaker were true and Mueller’s lack of an investigation is damning, we must consider why Mueller went out of his way to prop up the Russian conspiracy theory.

Kim Dotcom, the billionaire founder of the once-popular filesharing website “MegaUpload,” has claimed an instrumental role in linking Rich to WikiLeaks. He explained the gist of Rich’s motivations and demise in a Jan. 25 tweet: “Mueller isn’t interested in the truth. The truth is a DNC insider opened the door to DNC data because he witnessed the corruption against Bernie Sanders and wanted to do something. He paid with his life.”

S.T. Patrick holds degrees in both journalism and social studies education. He spent 10 years as an educator and now hosts the “Midnight Writer News Show.” His email is [email protected] He is also an occasional contributor to TBR history magazine and the current managing editor of Deep Truth Journal (DTJ), a new conspiracy-focused publication available from the AFP Online Store.

Leading UFO Expert Dies at 84

Stanton Friedman was a highly respected believer in extraterrestrial visitors.

By S.T. Patrick

Stanton Friedman, one of the foremost UFOlogists in the world, died in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada on May 13. Friedman was a giant in the field of UFOlogy and entered the field as a working nuclear physicist, having graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago. As an academician and scientist in a field known for eccentrics, Friedman worked to bring legitimacy to the study of unidentified flying objects.

Friedman’s rise in national popularity coincided with that of Art Bell’s radio program “Coast to Coast AM.” Friedman was a frequent guest of Bell and quickly became a listener favorite. There was a wave of attention being paid to UFOs in the mid- to late-1990s. Friedman rode that wave by publishing what are now considered two of the seminal books in the field: Top Secret/MAJIC (1996) and Crash at Corona: The Definitive Story of the Roswell Incident (1997). Friedman was the leading civilian investigator on the 1947 UFO crash near Roswell, N.M. and spent a career studying the case, unearthing supporting documentation and interviewing key witnesses.

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Top Secret/MAJIC concerns Friedman’s experience with and the history of the Majestic-12 documents, which Friedman and fellow UFOlogists Jaime Shandera and Bill Moore first received in 1984. The eight pages of documents purported to show how the government covered up the Roswell investigation. To do so and to deal with similar future events, President Harry Truman had authorized the creation of a top-secret committee of 12. Debate over the validity of the documents and the existence of Majestic-12 has raged since the story was made public.

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Like Art Bell, former CNN host Larry King had a keen interest in UFOs. When King would organize his highly rated UFO specials, Friedman was one of the first calls King’s staff made. While Friedman had a calm, pleasant demeanor that made him a favorite of conference organizers worldwide, he was not above dissenting against some of the most consequential stories and personalities in the field. Along with KLAS-TV reporter George Knapp, Bob Lazar is the man most responsible for making “Area 51” a household name. Lazar claims to have back-engineered alien craft during a brief stint at the even-more-secret S-4 facility outside Area 51.

While Knapp has always garnered a well-earned degree of credibility, Friedman believed Lazar was a “fraud,” and said so often. Friedman intensely questioned Lazar’s reported educational and scientific backgrounds as the basis of his critique, and he wasn’t alone. Lazar’s story remains one of the lightning rods in UFOlogy, a notoriously fractured community.

Friedman was also very critical of SETI, an organization that monitors electromagnetic radiation for transmissions from outer space. SETI’s position is that extraterrestrials do exist, but that they are “out there” and have not been to Earth. Friedman termed SETI the “Silly Effort To Investigate.”

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According to a 20th Century Fox survey, 47% of Americans believe in aliens and 39% believe they have visited Earth. A similar poll taken in 2015 by Ipsos reported that 45% of Americans believed in UFOs. Friedman was a leading proponent of the idea that nearly half of Americans believe is a reality.

Friend and co-author Kathleen Marden said of Friedman: “He went further than most researchers in that he did on-site investigations. He went to actual physical archives to do his research. He was an outstanding researcher, highly intelligent, and had a great sense of humor.” As reported in the first issue of Deep Truth Journal, Friedman officially retired last year. Yet, his daughter told newspapers that he kept taking engagements because “he loved talking about UFOs.” Friedman has appeared more than any speaker at the conferences of the Mutual UFO Network. Fittingly, he died of a heart attack at Toronto Pearson Airport, returning home from a speaking engagement in Ohio. Friedman was 84.

S.T. Patrick holds degrees in both journalism and social studies education. He spent 10 years as an educator and now hosts the “Midnight Writer News Show.” His email is [email protected] He is also an occasional contributor to TBR history magazine and the current managing editor of Deep Truth Journal (DTJ), a new conspiracy-focused publication available from the AFP Online Store.

Deep State Keeps Trump in Dark

U.S. military didn’t tell the president about the extent of cyberwar waged against Russia.

By S.T. Patrick

We may already be in the midst of a New Cold War with Russia, and it may be one that has critical observers questioning how much power the military-industrial complex has already seized within President Donald Trump’s administration.

The New York Times recently published an anonymously sourced report that described New Cold War-level cyberwarfare being conducted by the U.S. against Russia’s infrastructure. The article, entitled “U.S. Escalates Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid” described the “placement of potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system at a depth and with an aggressiveness that had never been tried before.” Malware is a computer super-virus that can destroy systems completely.

That may just be its purpose, as the Times described that the malware could “plunge Russia into darkness or cripple its military.”

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The American cyber-forces have stepped up their operations as of late, with one official quoted as saying, “We are doing things at a scale that we never contemplated a few years ago.” Is this an act of war against Russia? Columnist Caitlin Johnstone made an apt analogy in a recent column.

“Had a report been leaked to Russian media from anonymous Kremlin officials that Moscow was escalating its cyber-aggressions against America’s energy grid,” Johnstone wrote, “this would doubtless be labeled an act of war by the political/media class of the U.S. and its allies with demands for immediate retaliation.”

There was no news of a Trump announcement or response. Worse, the president wasn’t informed that implants—software code used for surveillance or attack—were used against the Russian grid.

As journalists David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth described: “Two administration officials said they believed Mr. Trump had not been briefed in any detail about the steps to place ‘implants’ . . . inside the Russian grid. . . . Pentagon and intelligence officials described broad hesitation to go into detail with Mr. Trump about operations against Russia for concern over his reaction—and the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials, as he did in 2017 when he mentioned a sensitive operation in Syria to the Russian foreign minister. . . . Because the new law defines the actions in cyberspace as akin to traditional military activity on the ground, in the air or at sea, no such briefing would be necessary, they added.”

Trump wasn’t informed that cyberwarfare had been undertaken against Russia because it was too common; it was “traditional military activity.”

Since 2018, this has been perfectly, although scarily, legal. Last year, Congress passed a law which determined that clandestine military activity in cyberspace may proceed without presidential approval. In basic terms, the military-industrial complex and the national security establishment can conduct cyberwarfare not only without congressional approval, but also without presidential approval.

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Trump finds himself in an impossible situation. If he supports the effort, Russia could see it as an act of war and could respond in-kind. If Trump scales back the cyberattacks against Russia, then he remains open to attacks that he is no more than a water boy for the Kremlin. Last year, the Times reported that the Pentagon pushed for the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review to include the potential for using nuclear weapons as a valid response against cyberattacks. Thus, this becomes all the more dangerous.

For now, Trump is doing the only thing he can do without currently seeming trapped by his own administration: He is claiming the story isn’t true. Of course, he could also be in the dark even further and could believe that it isn’t true when it is. But when the president is in the dark on information millions of Americans now know to be true, this is an even more dangerous country.

There are precedents, though not as overt. After President George W. Bush boarded the plane in Sarasota, Fla. shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the secure communications on Air Force One went dead for hours. For Bush to make a phone call, Air Force One had to ground and Bush had to use the regular means of communications. During that time, the entirety of post-attack foreign policy was being helmed at the White House by Vice President Dick Cheney. Bush reported the communications malfunctions on “60 Minutes” a year later, with no discussion of ulterior motives by anything or anyone that would now be called a Deep State.

If the president continues to deny the war-like actions attributed to the American military solely to save face and defend himself against embarrassment and charges of ineptitude, he is in a dangerous position of accepting the actions of which he is uninformed. Trump zoomed into office railing against a Deep State, a swamp he was going to drain. Yet, appointment by appointment, he has put himself in danger. Now we wait to see if Trump has an exit strategy for a personnel situation that he has caused, or if he will continue to drown.

S.T. Patrick holds degrees in both journalism and social studies education. He spent 10 years as an educator and now hosts the “Midnight Writer News Show.” His email is [email protected] He is also an occasional contributor to TBR history magazine and the current managing editor of Deep Truth Journal (DTJ), a new conspiracy-focused publication available for sale at the AFP Online Store.

Big Media Covers for Bilderberg

Surprisingly, this year’s Bilderberg conference was covered by The New York Times and The Washington Post, likely because of the attendance of Jared Kushner, Mike Pompeo, and Stacey Adams. Globalists want Silicon Valley’s help on censorship, election fixing, and new war technology.

By Mark Anderson

Several ironies and surprises surround the 2019 Bilderberg conference that ran May 30-June 2 in Montreux, Switzerland, not the least of which were reasonably substantial reports in two of America’s leading members of the mass media cartel—The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Why all the fuss from media giants that usually downplay or ignore Bilderberg? Well, the big media’s favorite target, President Donald Trump, sent his chief adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Bilderberg, along with several National Security Council and Office of the Secretary of Defense personnel—not to mention the attendance of possible Democratic presidential candidate Stacey Abrams, the radical black leftist attorney who lost her bid for Georgia’s governorship.

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The Times noted in a May 31 piece:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a weeklong trip to Europe where he is raising sensitive issues with national leaders—from Iranian missiles to Chinese technology to the economic collapse of Venezuela—but the most colorful conversations could take place this weekend out of public earshot in a secretive conclave at a Swiss lakeside resort.

It didn’t seem to occur to the Times that perhaps such sensitive matters shouldn’t even be discussed at Bilderberg, whose participants, representing a broad spectrum of government and corporate power, could have unknown personal connections and may leak sensitive information about U.S. national security—a key problem with Bilderberg to begin with. At any rate, the Times called Bilderberg’s 67th meeting in 65 years “an annual forum in which participants agree not to reveal exactly what was said or who said it. It is a shadow version of Davos, the elite annual winter conference in the Swiss Alps that President Trump has attended once but has also criticized.”

While that last passage could almost be mistaken for the late AFP Bilderberg hound Jim Tucker’s writings, what the Times didn’t disclose is that another Times reporter—renowned national security writer David E. Sanger—was already inside Bilderberg as a listed participant.

The Times’s duplicity was matched by the Post. While Post writer Adam Taylor scribbled a screed that combined poking fun at Bilderberg’s critics with tidbits of real reporting, he pled ignorance about what Bilderberg might ultimately be discussing, to wit:

The involvement of key Trump administration members may spark criticism from those who view the meetings as nefarious gatherings of the global elite. Conspiracy theorists, including a number who have publicly supported Trump, have picketed the event in recent years . . . . The meeting’s website lists topics for discussion this year, including “China,” “Russia,” “Brexit” and “Climate Change and Sustainability.” One thing not listed, however, is the topic that is apparently driving Pompeo’s visit to Europe: Iran, which the Trump administration claims poses a growing threat . . . . Could the world’s power brokers end up discussing Iran anyway? Perhaps. But it’s unlikely that we’ll ever know.

Really? Taylor could simply huddle with fellow Post writer Megan McArdle, who joined Sanger inside Bilderberg. And the Bilderbergers’s famed Chatham House Rule needn’t be an obstacle; the Post’s intrepid reporters certainly could pump Megan for information and dodge the rule.

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Meanwhile, the alternative press on the ground endured very trying circumstances. Dan Dicks of Press for Truth, Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change, and Glen Bolton of the Conspiracy Cabbie were detained at the Geneva airport while photographing and questioning stone-cold silent invitees to the Bilderberg meeting.

They did spot former Google CEO Eric Schmidt as he strolled outside the Bilderberg meeting to ask him whether Bilderberg has had anything to do with de-platforming online conservative-constitutional commentators, with nerdy Schmidt brusquely brushing off the questions. Yet these hard-working reporters were the ones being questioned by police who politely searched them several times. Dicks remarked that freedom of the press seems to nosedive whenever Bilderberg is in town.

Guardian reporter Charlie Skelton, whose annual writings on Bilderberg extended to Newsweek online this year, walks the fine line between mainstream and alternative reporting on Bilderberg. In a witty and in many ways insightful Newsweek piece he noted:

As the war machine gets smarter, and every last bit of weaponry becomes AI-enhanced, the lines between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon start to [blur]. Sniff this year’s Bilderberg and you can smell this new kind of war: “cyber threats” and “the weaponization of social media” are on the agenda … . This blurring of tech and war takes physical form in some of the participants at Bilderberg. Longtime conference insider and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt chairs the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board and also heads up the new National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

Two other members of the Defense Innovation Board are here in Montreux: Reid Hoffman [of LinkedIn] and psychologist Adam M. Grant. Alongside Schmidt on the Bilderberg Steering Committee are [two more] tech billionaires, Alex Karp and Peter Thiel. Karp is the CEO of Palantir, a shady data-analytics company which has just won a massive $800 million Pentagon battlefield intelligence contract. Palantir was set up in 2004 by Peter Thiel with backing from the CIA.

Those are some interesting observations, but consider some highlights of the greater Bilderberg network that often are overlooked by both mainstream and alternative media:

2019 Bilderberg attendee Fernando Medina, the mayor of Lisbon, flew immediately from Switzerland to attend the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities in Chicago June 5-7, where the elevation of municipal power to the global level to sidestep the nation-state was the central theme. That forum, which sees the global cities movement as a means of countering the populist uprising that Bilderberg fears, included a presentation on “Resilient Cities,” a Rockefeller Foundation-backed project that involves technological input from Karp’s Palantir firm.

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The Trilateral Commission, the younger and somewhat more open Bilderberg sibling which in many ways makes Bilderberg’s dealings more visible, for the first time ever held its annual North American Regional Meeting in Silicon Valley, Calif., Nov. 16-17, 2018. Interestingly, the Trilaterals’ European Regional meeting held the same month included Canadian “anti-PC” psychology professor Jordan Peterson as one of its speakers, addressing “A Provocation: Will Liberal Democracy Survive?” That meeting also included 2019 Bilderberg participant José Manuel Barroso, former European Commission president.

And 2019 Bilderberg attendee Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is partnering with two highly suspect companies, NewsGuard and ElectionGuard, to police cyberspace for “fake news” and re-tool our election machinery to make elections more “accountable,” even while NewsGuard, which involves using real editors instead of computer algorithms to weed out suspected “disinformation,” has advisory board members and investors tied to Bilderberg, the CIA, CNN, and the global cities movement.

The reality is that today’s Bilderberg is just one of several groupings within a network that constitutes a powerful private tier of government. And the network’s architects are pressing onward, despite being at an apparent crossroads: The Trilateral Commission’s 2019 plenary meeting took place June 14-16 in Paris and the commission’s next European meeting will be Nov. 22-24 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Mark Anderson is AFP’s roving editor. Email him at [email protected].

Bilderberg Insider’s Shocking Admission

Club of Rome founder admitted that “global warming” is a hoax cooked up to scare the public.

By Mark Anderson

In the early 1980s, Justin Walker was an idealistic, hard-working member of the British Green Party when, upon being invited to lunch by an apparent fellow “idealist” who also was a well-connected Fiat Motors executive, he heard firsthand that dire claims of impending environmental doom were being fabricated to deliberately instill widespread insecurity, so the overall population could be goaded into world government.

Walker’s uncle by marriage was Sir Harry Pilkington, a participant at the very first Bilderberg meeting in Holland in 1954, representing the Federation of British Industries. Pilkington “in 1955 became a director of the Bank of England, a position he held until 1972,” Walker told AFP, in an interview just after Bilderberg’s 67th meeting this year in Switzerland.

“My own personal experience has shown me that the Green movement is now totally corrupt and totally without any real solutions or meaning for the human race,” Walker added. He recalled that, when he joined the Green movement in 1978, most of the party members tried to be “an antiparty party,” to distance themselves from conventional party politics, in the belief they actually stood for something and would not let the world’s corporate power brokers push them around.


Pilkington, described as a devoted environmental conservationist, in 1980 gave Walker his personal copy of a book called The World Conservation Strategy.

“I was very impressed by that because I was in the Green Party, and I felt this is the real way forward for politics,” Walker recalled. “And then I read another book called One Hundred Pages for the Future by a man named Aurelio Peccei, who was a senior executive at Fiat Motor Company in Italy, but he also co-founded the Club of Rome— the organization that’s behind most of the elite interests in the environment, including, of course, man-made global warming.”

Citing the pivotal experience with the Fiat industrialist, Walker continued: “In 1982 I wrote to Aurelio Peccei, and he said, ‘Come and see me, have lunch with me.’ Unknown to me, my uncle had also approached him because he knew my uncle. Well, I was having lunch with Peccei and he suddenly offered me a job to go and work as one of his researchers for the Club of Rome. He then said to me—and these were his exact words that I remember so clearly—‘You’ll be joining us at a very exciting time. We are creating a global environmental problem that’s going to frighten people into wanting global government.’ ”

“At the time,” Walker said, “being a Green politician, I thought this was wonderful. I didn’t know the facts about Bilderberg, because this was before [British conspiracy researcher] David Icke [also a former Green Party member] started doing his research and other people started doing their research, to show that there’s a hidden tier of government above our elected governments.”

Walker added that, up until 1982, “Nobody mentioned manmade global warming. If anything, they were talking about a mini ice-age. And they were talking about acid rain. This was obviously when they started to get the idea that they could latch onto ‘global warming.’ ”

Walker confessed: “I considered going to work for Peccei for about a week. But I worked for my father at the time, and I was in the Territorial Army and had just been [promoted] to captain. I had a new girlfriend. And I was in the Green Party and thought I was going to get elected to Parliament.”

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Pilkington died the next year in 1983, and Peccei died in 1984. Pilkington, late in his life, would tell Walker not to believe the press because “we control it,” referring to the Bilderberg clique. And soon the independent researchers who found increasing evidence of a hidden tier of government that regulated the political process convinced Walker that declining the job was the right decision.

Nowadays, Walker leads the New Chartist Movement to mainly focus on denying the banking power its illicit control of the medium of exchange.

“My main interest is the money supply and the fact that how much money the world has to spend is dependent on a handful of private individuals and dynastic families, stemming to this one organization, the Bank for International Settlements” [the central bank of the central banks in Basel, Switzerland, thought to be the ultimate banking nerve center].

Mark Anderson is AFP’s roving editor. He invites your thoughtful comments and story ideas at [email protected].

Former NFL Player Tackling NWO

Christian convert, now a pastor, says international bankers are the real enemy.

By Dave Gahary

Kenneth B. Klein is not your typical author trying to alert readers to the dangers of the New World Order. Throughout his life, Klein has blazed his own path by, among other things, playing professional football, making films, and becoming a preacher. Despite being born into a Jewish family, Klein explained to this reporter, “I’ve always believed in Jesus from the time I was born. I had a deep reverence for Jesus.”

Talented on the gridiron, Klein was drawn to professional sports. “I ended up playing for the University of Oregon for three years,” he explained. “Then I got picked up by the San Francisco 49ers and then the Houston Oilers, [but] got devastated by injuries. It brought a quick end to my career in the pros. And then I went on a long period of darkness where I didn’t really know who I was or what I wanted to do. That’s when I was intercepted by God and became a follower of Jesus and have been for 50 years now.”

During that time, Klein’s been busy. “I’ve pastored three churches, produced about 20 documentary films, written about four or five books,” he said. “This new book,” he continued, “is kind of the last work I’ve done, The Deep State Prophecy and the Last Trump, and then I have a film coming out shortly, ‘The Four Horsemen of the Endgame’.”

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Klein believes that today’s events are signs that we are in the end times.

“What we’re seeing play out before our very eyes every day is a collision,” he explained, “the great divide today in our political system—between the conservatives and the liberals—two worldviews. One worldview is what George H.W. Bush said, that we’re gonna have a New World Order . . . whether we want it or not.” The other, he believes, is championed by President Donald Trump.

“The New World Order is conflicting with our president’s view of a nation-state system,” he said. The culprit to this divide: the House of Rothschild and the Federal Reserve Act. “This goes all the way back to the British banking houses in London,” he explained, “and that’s what this book’s all about.”

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Although today’s fake-news media and publishing houses nary make mention of the Rothschilds, Klein’s certain they’re still pulling the strings, but from behind the curtain.

“They went rogue by going invisible and erased themselves and redacted themselves from British history,” he explained. “The reason they did was because their imperialism was so tyrannical: They conquered China through opium and they conquered India by getting slave labor so they could get cotton into their control of the textile industry in the 1800s, and they became so infamous that they had to disband, or at least have the appearance that they disbanded.”

Klein explained how the Rothschilds maintain control today.

“What they did about 20 years ago is,” he explained, “they allowed Lloyd’s of London to control and dictate the price of gold and silver—which is the de facto measurement for every currency in the world—and they don’t have to be seen. That’s their proxies.”

Klein detailed an enemy of this nation painfully familiar to this newspaper’s readers. “In my book, I deal with these two beasts: One beast is this system of empires that started with the Egyptian Empire all the way through the British Empire to the present-day New World Order in Manhattan, which is characterized by the United Nations. And the second beast, which is called a false prophet, I believe is international media control,” he explained.

“When you talk about media control and the ability for them to manage the information that we get, one of the things they’re doing and trying to do is to eliminate free speech and the ability to communicate with one another. So right now, for example, in Facebook they control who gets your messages. They also control it for YouTube. These are the same people that control all this information. The ability to stop us from communicating would eliminate the possibility for organizing to deal with it. So it’s becoming harder and harder to communicate in a way that people can be organized to deal with the problems in a groundswell against the evil. They know what they’re doing. They are powerful people that are brilliant. That’s why I say our time is short.”

“President Trump has maybe 5-1/2 years left,” Klein continued. “What happens when he’s gone? There isn’t anybody like him. So we don’t have a long time to be able to prepare for the negativity in the outside world that can control us. And the only way to deal with it is not where we can organize to overthrow the wickedness in the Congress, or these people that are speaking against our own president, but to be able to just stand and not let it overcome us.”

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“People need to be fortified on the inner man so that they’re not overcome by this outside world, because the outside world is overcoming a lot of people,” explained Klein. “A lot of Christians are falling. I have a friend that’s a pastor, and he’s speaking against Trump, and I’m going, ‘Would you rather have Nancy Pelosi? Are you crazy? Or Hillary Clinton? Or any of these other people?’ They’re incredibly insane, and yet they come off as very normal.”

Klein believes there’s hope.

“I think President Trump has been sent by the Lord to give us more time to gather more people for the kingdom of God that we’re called to,” Klein said. “This man’s been put in this place as a godsend, I believe, and he’s been equipped with special abilities to deal with all of these things. So the kingdom of God surrounds this guy, and that means there’s angelic powers that accompany him so that he can do this; it’s supernatural, him being able to stand in this intense scrutiny and pressure and evil. This poor man. What he’s gotta endure, it’s unbelievable,” said Klein. “I don’t know if anybody’s ever, other than Jesus maybe, been affected by so much hatred. It’s unbelievable.”

Dave Gahary, a former submariner in the U.S. Navy, prevailed in a suit brought by the New York Stock Exchange in an attempt to silence him. Dave is the producer of an upcoming film about the attack on the USS Liberty. See the website erasingtheliberty.com for more information.

Bilderberg 2019 Meeting Site Revealed

The powerful secret society has announced it will meet in Montreux, Switzerland for its 2019 annual meeting.

By Mark Anderson

The Bilderberg group’s anonymous press office has finally released the dates and location of the 67th Bilderberg conference in 65 years. It will be held May 30-June 2 at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Also released were the official lists of topics and attendees, which includes what appears to be the largest contingent of American government-affiliated attendees in recent memory and, quite possibly, in the history of Bilderberg.

This super-secretive gathering meets annually. Its members include uber-wealthy, highly influential figures from the fields of government, high-finance, central banking, high-tech, European royalty, large corporations, think tanks, academia, and the derelict mass media. The confab consists of a series of talks, which amount to brainstorming sessions. From those sessions, and from the networking that happens before, during, and after Bilderberg’s annual meeting, the gathered information, in an off-the-record manner, is quietly disseminated via a private network in order to maintain, consolidate, and expand the transnational world government grid, accompanied by heavy privatization of public assets and systems.


Of note, this year’s attendees list includes President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner among the 130 people from 23 nations who are attending by invitation only. There have been rumors of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attending, though his name does not appear on the official list.

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Notably, Bilderberg’s Steering Committee used to invite hard-core neoconservative Zionists Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz, but that’s not been the case in recent years.

Among the list of attendees are a cross-section of people with military and strategic duties: James H. Baker and Matthew Daniels from the DOD, Matthew Pottinger and Matthew Turpin from the NSC, and James O. Ellis from the National Space Council.

The participation of Baker and his fellow travelers from the defense and strategy realm makes sense, given that five of Bilderberg’s 11 topics this year deal with strategic matters: A Stable Strategic Order; China; Russia; the Importance of Space; and Cyber-Threats. The Weaponization of Social Media and the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence topics also fit into the strategic mold.

The remaining four topics this year are: What Next for Europe?, Climate Change and Sustainability, the Future of Capitalism, and Brexit.

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The just-concluded European elections are all but assured to be an unannounced topic this year, due in part to spectacular populist gains. America’s 2020 elections will surely come up, too.

American propagandist David E. Sanger, national security correspondent for The New York Times, will be among this year’s media representatives at Bilderberg. These journalists will have a front-row seat at the secretive discussions, the details of which won’t be reported as having come from Bilderberg. Writers and editors for The Washington Post, Financial Times, Bloomberg and The Economist also are represented this year, among several other news anchors and media company owners.

Such “reporters,” like the government officials with whom they mingle, always leave the public trust at the door upon entering Bilderberg, where the hotel of choice is completely sealed off from real reporters, normal customers, and the general public and surrounded by heavily armed private security and publicly financed police.

Mark Anderson is AFP’s roving editor. Email him at [email protected].

FOIA Request Results in Release of ‘Dancing Israeli’ Photographs

Photos are still the best evidence available that the Israeli Mossad was involved in the 9/11 terror attacks.

By Dave Gahary

Although the fake news media has all but erased Israel’s involvement in the 9/11 false-flag terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, a recent successful Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and eventual release of photographs of the so-called “Dancing Israelis”—who were caught celebrating while the Twin Towers burned—has reignited the discussion of the Zionist state’s central role in that event, which dramatically altered all Americans’ lives.

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Not that the mainstream media will pick up this story and run with it. Many readers of this newspaper will remember Fox News’s four-part series that aired a few months after 9/11, in which Carl Cameron reported that “some 60 Israeli nationals had been detained in the antiterrorism/ immigrant sweeps in the weeks after Sept. 11, and at least 140 Israelis identified as ‘art students’ had been detained or arrested in the prior months.” Cameron “reported that federal agents were investigating the ‘art student’ phenomenon as a possible arm of Israeli espionage operations tracking al-Qaeda operatives in the United States,” where the Israelis “may have known about the preparations for the Sept. 11 attacks but failed to share this knowledge with U.S. intelligence.” Rather than expanding its investigation of Israeli involvement in 9/11, Fox executives took the unprecedented step of scrubbing the entire video report from its website.

Following Fox’s report, the only major U.S. media outlet to address the “art student” revelations was The Washington Times, whose reporting quoted a senior Department of Justice official as stating, “We think there is something quite sinister here but are unable at this time to put our finger on it,” essentially giving the Israelis a “Get Out of Jail Free” card, and ending the Times’s journalistic coverage of this topic.

The only media outlet in the world to investigate Israeli involvement in 9/11—at the expense of being labeled “anti-Semitic”—was, and still is, American Free Press. From our initial reporting a few weeks after our founding on “the connection between Israeli intelligence and the terrorist attacks,” to Victor Thorn’s groundbreaking books 911 Made in Israel and 9/11 Evil: Israel’s Central Role in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks, to this reporter’s exclusive interview with Sgt. Scott DeCarlo, the policeman who arrested the “Dancing Israelis,” AFP has and will continue to report on all aspects of 9/11, wherever they lead.

Japan-based Ryan Dawson, a dedicated 9/11 investigator, spoke with AFP on the significance of the FOIA release. Dawson, with an encyclopedic knowledge of Israel’s connection to 9/11 as well as the “Dancing Israelis,” has been imploring those interested in 9/11 truth to continue their long history of submitting FOIA requests, which he is unable to do because of his Asian residence.

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Although it’s been thoroughly documented that the “Dancing Israelis” were “hugging and high-fiving and flicking lighters and posing for photos,” explained Dawson, this vital piece of the 9/11 puzzle remains shrouded. “Even though we have the FBI admitting it,” Dawson explained, “even though [the ‘Dancing Israelis’] were in jail for 72 days, until someone sees the picture, a lot of people don’t have the ability to understand something to be true until they see it.”

Dave Gahary, a former submariner in the U.S. Navy, prevailed in a suit brought by the New York Stock Exchange in an attempt to silence him. Dave is the producer of an upcoming film about the attack on the USS Liberty. See the website erasingtheliberty.com for more information and to get the new book on which the movie will be based, Erasing the Liberty.

9/11 Truth Group Meets in San Diego

This longstanding gathering of dedicated patriots continues demanding an honest investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks.

By John Friend

Few 9/11 Truth groups in the country are as active, passionate, and dedicated as the group of citizen activists comprising the San Diegans for 9/11 Truth group based in America’s finest city.

Founded in 2005, the group is dedicated to “uncovering the truth behind the wrongful deaths that took place on Sept. 11, 2001,” according to the group’s official website. “Concerned about evidence that contradicts the official account published in The 9/11 Commission Report, the group is calling for a reopening of the case and an unbiased investigation into the events of 9/11.”

This reporter has been involved with the group since the fall of 2009 after attending one of their monthly meetings, which always takes place on the second Sunday of each month. The group rents the Joyce Beers Community Center, a modest city-owned facility in Hillcrest, a neighborhood in the heart of San Diego, the second largest city in California.

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A dedicated core group of activists regularly attend the monthly meetings, as well as other interested persons from across Southern California. The monthly meetings oftentimes feature a special guest speaker or presenter, who is first introduced by a member of the San Diegans for 9/11 Truth group. In recent years, the SD 9/11 Truth group has featured a number of top 9/11 researchers and activists, including Barbara Honegger, Dylan Avery, and Christopher Bollyn, among many others.

9/11 Truth documentaries are also often screened at monthly meetings, and an open discussion or question and answer session follows, which is always lively. Members of the SD 9/11 Truth group are extremely knowledgeable about the events of 9/11, as well as other political and historical topics, making the open discussion period a fast-moving and informative experience.

Franklin Stiles, a key organizer and activist for the SD 9/11 Truth group and a subscriber to this newspaper, spoke with this reporter about the importance of 9/11 Truth and the work the local group does.

“There are many reasons 9/11 is still important and relevant, even now after almost 20 years,” Stiles explained. “This manufactured, uninvestigated, unsolved, heinous crime serves as the pretext and the catalyst for the global war on terror and the control of humanity. We’ve lost civil rights, our privacy, and many other rights, plus we have these unending wars overseas, all based on lies.”

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Stiles, like other SD 9/11 Truth activists, has dedicated significant time to researching 9/11 and related topics, as well as engaging in activism and outreach in the community in an attempt to bring the truth to more people.

“The most tragic aspect, as I see it, is a great many people don’t realize that 9/11 represents a genuine existential threat to their and our lives, our society, our country,” Stiles continued. “And now with a greater understanding of the event it becomes apparent that this engineered attack is part of a Jewish, Zionist agenda intended to lead to total global control, loss of national sovereignty, and ultimately the enslavement of humanity. It doesn’t take a lot of research to reach these disturbing and dramatic conclusions.”

Rob Baldwin, another long-time member and activist with the SD 9/11 Truth group who also subscribes to this paper, described the purpose of the 9/11 attack, which he views as instrumental in the advancement of the New World Order agenda.

“The 9/11 event was a major kickoff in regard to moving the New World Order agenda to another level of completion,” Baldwin told this reporter. “As such, we need to watch all that follows. We got to see how important the role of the media was in controlling the fallout from the 9/11 event and stuffing the false-flag exposure before the truth was able to gain traction. We have been fighting an uphill battle ever since.”

In addition to organizing monthly public meetings, the group also engages in activism and public outreach on a regular basis. The SD 9/11 Truth group has had a presence at the annual Earth Day Festival in Balboa Park for years, after having successfully booked a spot at the festival, allowing them to set up a booth with information about 9/11. The group also attends other public events, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, and regularly conducts outreach efforts near the USS Midway, a major tourist attraction in the heart of downtown San Diego.

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“We in the SD 9/11 Truth group feel that since this event was a major push to install the next level of the New World Order, we are a critical component in the defense of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights,” Baldwin noted. “We are committed to continue our efforts in exposing the crimes of our government and associated NWO players. If not us, who else is going to raise awareness of these issues?”

Engaging in public outreach about 9/11 can be a difficult task, given the controversial and emotional nature of the information. Mike Chickey and his wife, Ann, both regular 9/11 Truth activists, try to be as non-confrontational and respectful as possible when interacting with the public.

“My style of public outreach is to try and remain non-confrontational, plant some seeds, so to speak, and let them do their own research,” Mike explained to this reporter. “I never want to pressure them or insult them for not knowing this material.”

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Ann is equally as cautious when inter acting with the public and recognizes the importance and gravity of 9/11 Truth.

“It is imperative that people understand what really happened in order to lift this veil of deception that so many of us live under,” she noted. “So many of the folks we interact with have some inherent understanding that something about the official story is not right, but they haven’t looked into it. These are the folks who stop by to check out the boards but end up walking away, shaking their heads in disbelief saying it is too much to absorb. Deception causes inner conflict, it rots the soul, and that is what has happened to the soul of our nation. It is frightening to confront the truth, but once you do, it is the most liberating thing on the planet.”

Despite the challenges, the SD 9/11 Truth group presses on, with yet another monthly meeting scheduled for June and other plans for activism and public outreach in the near future.

John Friend is a freelance author based in California.

QAnon: Enemy of the Deep State or Conspiracy Fraud? You Judge

Powers That Be want Americans divided so we won’t unite against them. Is new QAon book intentionally divisive?

By Donald Jeffries

The book QAnon: An Invitation to the Great Awakening, written by a group under the collective pseudonym “WWG1WGA,” (short for “Q” ’s credo “Where We Go One We Go All,” was released on Feb. 26. To say that it has shocked the world of publishing would be a severe understatement. It has already garnered an astounding 463 reviews and soared as high as number four overall in Amazon’s sales rankings. This was in spite of the fact that “Q” supporters such as podcast radio host Jenny Hatch charged, “Purchasers are being denied the ability to leave both video and text reviews. I purchased the book this morning and tried three times to leave a review and was not allowed. I also uploaded a three-minute video that was rejected by Amazon.”

The book quickly caught the attention of the mainstream media, who attacked it with headlines like “ ‘QAnon’ book claiming Democrats eat children is climbing the Amazon charts.” NBC News echoed this with a March 4 story that bemoaned how the book was currently one slot ahead of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in sales ranking, declaring that, “The book claims without evidence a variety of outlandish claims including that prominent Democrats murder and eat children and that the U.S. government created both AIDS and the movie ‘Monsters Inc.’ ”

The story also emphatically stated, “Adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory falsely believe that the world is run by a satanic cabal helmed by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and that President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller are secretly working in tandem to eliminate the cabal.”

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Vox explained that the book’s astonishing success “rewards quick purchases and fervent reviews not quality content.” Outlets like The Hill grilled Amazon, which declined to comment, regarding the controversial book’s placement on its bestseller list.

The QAnon phenomenon has divided most of the alternative right, with an impressive number of hardcore believers on one side, and an equal number of skeptics on the other. QAnon: An Invitation to the Great Awakening, in the words of one Amazon reviewer of the book, provides “a gentle way for uninformed ‘normies’ to find out what is really going on within the political class that have been ruling over us for decades.”

Some adherents believe that “Q” is, in fact, John F. Kennedy Jr., who faked his death and has gone on to work behind the scenes with his old friend Donald Trump, with a shared goal of draining the swamp. Promoters of “Q” often dismiss doubters with the standard advice to, “Trust the plan.”

Those who think “Q” is some kind of hoax point out the litany of predictions about mass arrests and the like that didn’t transpire on the dates predicted. And, of course, some point out Trump’s perfect record of selecting nothing but swamp creatures for his administration and his backtracking and inconsistency on issues like immigration and ending U.S. involvement in other countries.

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QAnon was a hot topic on the popular website “Reddit,” but they banned a discussion board related to QAnon titled “Great Awakening” in September 2018. Reddit also banned 17 other QAnon-focused communities, allegedly because of unspecified threats of violence from “Q” proponents.

Popular YouTube channel host Dustin Nemos is one of those involved with putting The Great Awakening book together. Nemos told this writer, “I’m simply stunned by the tremendous outpouring of love and patriotism surrounding this book. It shows that the time is ready for the truth to win out over the fake news. I’m humbled to have been part of this collaboration.”

The synopsis for the book provided by the authors explains, “QAnon: An Invitation to The Great Awakening tells the history of an anonymous poster on the free-speech websites ‘4Chan’ and then ‘8Chan’ and how he (or perhaps they) built a following of millions of viewers worldwide. With an insider’s knowledge of the battle plan, and “Q” level military intelligence clearance, QAnon’s communications are often cryptic and coded. QAnon is a master of the Socratic method, asking questions and imploring followers to do their own research, to be logical and to think for themselves.”

However one views QAnon, no reasonable person can disagree with the sentiments expressed in an Oct. 5, 2018 “Q drop,” which advised, “They want you divided. Divided by race. Divided by religion. Divided by culture. Divided by class. Divided by political affiliation. Divided you are weak. Together you are strong. This movement challenges their ‘forced’ narrative. This movement challenges people to not simply trust what is being reported. Research for yourself. Think for yourself. Trust yourself. This movement is not about one person or a group of people. WE, the people. Save the Republic!”

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FBI Report on Vegas Shootings Disappoints

The FBI’s whopping three-page “official report” on the Las Vegas festival shootings in 2017 is vague and leaves way too many questions unanswered.

By S. T. Patrick

Almost a year-and-a-half after the Route 91 Harvest festival shootings on the grounds of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the FBI has finally released its first report on the events of Oct. 1, 2017. Totaling a paltry three pages in length, the report marked the first time—and the final time—the FBI has released or will release any documentation regarding Stephen Paddock, the alleged shooter, or the chaos surrounding the country music festival.

The FBI report featured 10 key findings that focused largely on pinning Paddock to the “lone nut” archetype and nixing any discussion of motive. According to the FBI, Paddock, 64, left no video, suicide note, or manifesto. He devoted his time and resources to planning and plotting the attack, and he took precautions that would ensure that he could commit suicide when and how he had planned.

Regarding Paddock’s motive, the FBI concluded that the shootings were not inspired by any ideologically motivated groups (e.g., neither international terrorism nor affiliation with any domestic group), there appeared to be no motivating factor or grievance that would explain his actions, he was not a loner, and he was in many ways similar to other “active shooters” studied by the FBI. To simplify even further, Paddock was a “lone nut” with no stated motivation that could be picked apart for decades by independent journalists.

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Though the subject of motive was left murky at best, absent at worst, the FBI report did say that “Paddock’s decision to murder people while they were being entertained was consistent with his personality” and that his “intention to die by suicide was compounded by his desire for infamy.” The latter cannot be easily debated, for or against, because neither a “desire” nor “intention” can be proven or disproven without physical evidence. Debating the former can only be done by an in-depth study of Paddock’s psychology, which will eventually be done by the research communities. But even then, it’s inexplicable what it means that the entertainment of the concert-goers was one of the so-called key factors. There appears to be no evidence that Paddock was morally opposed to happiness, enjoyment, or fun.

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has released it own, longer findings, yet critics have rightly been puzzled by metro’s periodic releases, as they usually include changes to the official timeline and rarely answer lingering questions.

Critics such as Mike Adams of the “Natural News” website question how or why one shooter could or would set up 10 rifles in one hotel room. This becomes even more questionable when it is considered that Paddock had no military background. The New York Daily News reported that Paddock’s brother, Eric, dismissed any notions of his brother as a “gun nut.”

Paddock was “not an avid gun guy at all,” brother Eric remarked.

The video evidence was clearly poorly shot in the bedlam of the moment, yet it appears to show no muzzle flashes from the 32nd floor, Paddock’s official location. The videos do show what could be flashes from a location near the fifth floor. The audio evidence is even more confusing to the official narrative, as it sounds, in places, as if two automatic weapons are firing simultaneously.

The ISIS angle is also suspect. Eric Paddock said his brother had no religious or organizational ties of any kind, yet ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack shortly thereafter. Within 12 hours of the shooting, the FBI had already declared that Paddock had no ties to ISIS. It was important—for reasons that remain unclear— that Paddock fit the role of “lone nut.”

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There are a lot of rumors, speculation, and bits of evidence that continue to go unexplained: One photo of Paddock’s room appears to show a suicide note, there was early official discussion of another suspect on the fourth floor, some have pointed out that 573 injuries or deaths are a near-impossibility by a barely proficient lone gunman in the time allotted, a woman was telling concertgoers 45 minutes before the attacks that they were all going to die, why it took 72 minutes to enter Paddock’s room, why Paddock’s adult life was so transient (he is said to have moved 27 times), and why Paddock’s gambling habit was so well-funded. How did Paddock continue to have an influx of funds throughout the end of his life? And did he ever fly helicopters for the Saudi royals?

There were also reports of shots heard in other hotels along South Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as “The Strip.” These reports seemed credible and not misreported. Why were they all but ignored by the mainstream media?

The Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted Las Vegas resident Mynda Smith in its story on the FBI report. While America’s leading domestic law enforcement agency reported next to nothing on the nation’s largest mass murder, Smith’s opinion was included to remind us that none of it mattered as long as Paddock was dead.

“We’d much rather [Paddock] be gone and be answerless than for him to be here and to have all the answers,” Smith was quoted as saying.

That’s part of the media deception. Make the public feel the emotional side of the story and condition them to hate the alleged killer. Then, when that is accomplished, teach the public that real answers are insignificant when compared to moral vengeance. It is then that we de-intellectualize the case and dumb down the facts to fit the emotions, which the media can further control.

S.T. Patrick holds degrees in both journalism and social studies education. He spent 10 years as an educator and now hosts the “Midnight Writer News Show.” His email is [email protected] 

Hacker Group Could Blow Lid Off 9/11

“Dark Overlord” is threatening to publish thousands of confidential, damning documents unless suspect parties pay up. What might be contained in those documents? We may learn the answer to that question soon, as the hackers have already started publishing materials online. 

By John Friend

A notorious international hacking group known as Dark Overlord has threatened to publish thousands of confidential documents purportedly hacked and stolen from a number of insurance, real estate, and law firms that were directly involved with the events and aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, unless a multi-million-dollar ransom is met, it was recently reported at the web site “Vice Motherboard.”

The mysterious group, which seemingly works as a collective and has targeted and attempted to extort other large corporations and private entities in the past, claimed the secret documents in their possession will provide “many answers about 9/11 conspiracies,” according to a tweet released by the group on New Year’s Eve. The group’s Twitter account has since been suspended.

The group has claimed to have hacked and stolen important, highly sensitive data relating directly to 9/11 and litigation in its aftermath from a number of top insurance companies and law firms, including Lloyds of London, Silverstein Properties, and Hiscox Syndicates.

Larry Silverstein, the chairman of Silverstein Properties, has long been identified as a key suspect in the events of 9/11. Silverstein Properties acquired the World Trade Center complex in a suspicious privatization scheme involving the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shortly before the 9/11 attacks, and soon thereafter purchased an insurance policy for the complex that included coverage for acts of terrorism. Silverstein has received billions of dollars as a result of insurance settlements in the years since 9/11, yet acquired the complex for the paltry sum of $14 million—as part of the $3.2 billion lease-purchase bid he won.

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The Dark Overlord group initially threatened to extort the firms it hacked, demanding payment in bitcoin from the firms in order to keep their documents private.

“If you’re one of the dozens of solicitor firms who was involved in the litigation, a politician who was involved in the case, a law enforcement agency who was involved in the investigations, a property management firm, an investment bank, a client of a client, a reference of a reference, a global insurer, or whoever else, you’re welcome to contact our email below and make a request to formally have your documents and materials withdrawn from any eventual public release of the materials,” the group stated shortly after announcing the hack, providing an anonymous email address for potential inquires. “However, you’ll be paying us.”

The group has since announced that the public can make payments to “unlock” the documents and have them published online, and has apparently received $12,000 worth of bitcoin, resulting in the release of 650 documents that have been published so far.

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Roughly 18,000 documents are alleged to have been hacked and stolen by the group, according to a report published by RT, Russia’s state-sponsored media platform.

These 650 documents comprise “layer 1” of the mass of confidential data, according to Dark Overlord. They claim to have four more “layers” of hacked data that are still in their possession, and that “each layer contains more secrets, more damaging materials . . . and generally just more truth,” RT reported.

In its latest publicly released statement, addressed to “the nation-state of the United States of America and the greater Deep State,” the group declares, “your censorship and fake news cover-ups won’t silence this organization or its public support.” The statement then goes on to threaten the various parties involved by claiming, “We’re going to burn you down unless you begin to ‘play ball.’ We’re peeling these layers back like an onion. No one can save you except for us.”

John Friend is a freelance writer based in California.