The Criminal Capitalist Cabal

              The Reign of Lawlessness

     The American criminal capitalist cabal adopted criminality as their primary strategy when they seized control of the United States in the first two decades of the twentieth century. 1

     In 1922, Secretary of Interior Albert B. Fall illegally leased out the rich Teapot Dome oilfields of Wyoming to Rockefeller's oil companies. President Warren G.Harding proclaimed Fall's innocence: "If Fall isn't an honest man, then I'm not fit to be President."

      Prophetic words for Warren Gamaliel when Fall couldn't explain how he was able to spend $170,000 for improvements on his ranch in New Mexico when his annual salary was only $12,000. On June 30, 1924, a federal grand jury indicted Fall and two major oil company executives, Harry Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny. On November 1, 1929, five years later, Fall received a mild slap on the wrist: a one year sentence and a fine of $100,000 for taking bribes.

     This ruling junta not only committed criminal acts in the United States but also throughout the world. In 1937, William E. Dodd, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, warned America of what was happening:

Hitler and his German backers

"A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy.

     "Certain American industrialists had a great deal to do with bringing fascist regimes into being in both Germany and Italy. They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of power, and they are helping to keep it there." 2

     In an earlier article on war profiteering, we saw how on October 20, 1942, the U.S. government ordered the seizure of Nazi German banking operations in New York City that were being conducted by Prescott Bush, the father of former president George Herbert Walker Bush.

      A large number of American companies directly supported Adolph Hittler in his buildup of a German war machine: 3

  • Chase National Bank (Rockefeller)

  • National City Bank (Rockefeller)

  • Standard Oil (Rockefeller)

  • Texas [Oil] Company

  • Davis Oil Company

  • SKF Industries

  • General Aniline and Film

  • Sterling Products

    Hitler builds his war machine

  • Radio Corporation of America (RCA)

  • Ford Motors

  • General Motors

  • International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT)

  • Alcoa, the Mellon-Davis-Duke monopoly

  • Hearst newspaper syndicate

  • Readers Digest magazine

  • Du Pont

  • The Saturday Evening Post

  • Sullivan and Cromwell law firm (Allen Dulles)

Allen Dulles

     Following World War II, the capitalist cabal made sure that its puppets resided in the White House and that its hirelings such as Allen Dulles were in positions of power where they could control important events.

      President Eisenhower proved less totally compliant than most and his parting speech warned against the military-industrial complex.

     "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
Dwight D. Eisenhower,
Farewell Address to the Nation, January 17, 1961

     The CIA has engaged in criminal activities from its inception:

  • 1948: The CIA corrupts democratic elections in Italy, where Italian communists threaten to win the elections

  • 1953: overthrow of democratically-elected Mosadek in Iran

  • 1953: Operation MK-ULTRA -- Inspired by North Korea’s brainwashing program, the CIA begins experiments on mind control. The most notorious part of this project involves giving LSD and other drugs to American subjects without their knowledge or against their will, causing several to commit suicide.

  • 1954: overthrow of democratically-elected Jacob Arbenz in Guatemala in a military coup -- Arbenz had threatened to nationalize the Rockefeller-owned United Fruit Company, in which CIA Director Allen Dulles also owned stock. Arbenz was replaced with a series of right-wing dictators whose bloodthirsty policies killed over 100,000 Guatemalans in the next 40 years.

  • 1957-1973: Laos -- the CIA carries out approximately one coup per year trying to nullify Laos’ democratic elections

  • 1959: Haiti -- the U.S. military helps "Papa Doc" Duvalier become dictator of Haiti

  • 1961: Dominican Republic -- the CIA assassinates Rafael Trujillo, a murderous dictator Washington has supported since 1930

  • 1961: Ecuador -- the CIA-backed military forces the democratically elected President Jose Velasco to resign

  • 1961: Congo (Zaire) -- the CIA assassinates the democratically elected Patrice Lumumba

  • 1963: Dominican Republic -- the CIA overthrows the democratically elected Juan Bosch in a military coup, installing a repressive, right-wing junta

  • 1964: Brazil -- a CIA-backed military coup overthrows the democratically elected government of Joao Goulart, replacing him with a bloodthirsty junta

  • 1965: Indonesia -- the CIA overthrows the democratically elected Sukarno with a military coup, resulting in the government killing of at least half a million people

  • 1965: Congo (Zaire) -- a CIA-backed military coup installs Mobutu Sese Seko as dictator

  • 1967: Greece -- a CIA-backed military coup overthrows the government two days before the elections

  • 1967: Operation PHOENIX -- the CIA helps South Vietnamese agents identify and then murder alleged Viet Cong leaders operating in South Vietnamese villages

  • 1968: Operation CHAOS -- The CIA has been illegally spying on American citizens since 1959, but with Operation CHAOS, President Johnson dramatically boosts the effort. CIA agents go undercover as student radicals to spy on and disrupt campus organizations protesting the Vietnam War. They are searching for Russian instigators, which they never find. CHAOS will eventually spy on 7,000 individuals and 1,000 organizations.

  • 1970: Cambodia -- The CIA overthrows Prince Sahounek, who is highly popular among Cambodians for keeping them out of the Vietnam War. He is replaced by CIA puppet Lon Nol.

  • 1971: Bolivia -- After half a decade of CIA-inspired political turmoil, a CIA-backed military coup overthrows the leftist President Juan Torres. In the next two years, dictator Hugo Banzer will have over 2,000 political opponents arrested without trial, then tortured, raped and executed.

  • 1973: democratically-elected Allende in Chile is assassinated

  • 1981: Iran/Contra begins -- The CIA begins selling arms to Iran at high prices, using the profits to arm the Contras fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua

  • 1987: a cocaine cartel money launderer testifies before Congress that he sent $10 million to the contras through CIA operative Felix Rodriguez (Washington Post 6/30/87)

    destruction of the military barracks in Panama City

  • 1989: Panama -- The U.S. invades Panama to overthrow a dictator of its own making, General Manuel Noriega.

  • 1991: funding for the Haitian junta which overthrows democratically-elected President Aristide

  • 2004: Bush II appoints a doctrinaire reactionary as head of CIA and Goss openly sends memo to CIA personnel telling them they must support the Bush junta!

You're not going to have me to kick around any more

     With the Nixon presidency, criminality became standard operating procedure. Either by accident or design (see Cologny and Gettlen. Silent Coup), the criminal behavior of the entire Nixon administration was exposed and Nixon was forced to resign.

     When President John F. Kennedy threatened the capitalist cabal by toppling their Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, firing Allen Dulles as head of the CIA, and making plans to take control of the Federal Reserve System, he was assassinated. The U.S. Secret Service, in violation of their own rules and procedures, in collusion with the ruling plutocrats, deliberately failed to protect President Kennedy. The Secret Service knowingly escorted him in an open car around a hairpin turn into the sights of paid assassins, who fired by military-style triangulation.

     In the aftermath of the bloody assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, over 200 eyewitnesses and sources were themselves murdered, obliterating possible testimony, contrary to the falsified Warren Report.

     JFK was assassinated because the criminal cabal wanted to regain its stranglehold on the country.

     The Kennedy "assassination has demonstrated that most of the major events of world L. Fletcher Prouty significance are masterfully planned and orchestrated by an elite coterie of enormously powerful people who are not of one nation, one ethnic grouping, or one overridingly important business group. They are a power unto themselves for whom those others work. Neither is this power elite of recent origin. Its roots go deep into the past.”

L. Fletcher Prouty. JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy

Oliver Stone      "It is Colonel Prouty--with his background both as military officer and international banker--who shows us concisely that Kennedy was removed not only for his skittish policy on Vietnam and Cuba but because he fundamentally was affecting the economic might of this nation-planet, U.S.A., Inc., and its New World Order. Kennedy undermined, as Prouty fascinatingly outlines, not only the Federal Reserve Board but the CIA and its thousand-headed Medusa of an economic system (CIA: 'Capitalism's Invisible Army'), but most dangerously and most expensively (ultimately some $6 trillion in Cold War money) the world-around economic lines of the 'High Cabal' and its military-industrial complex so ominously forecast by Eisenhower in his farewell address."

Oliver Stone's Introduction to L. Fletcher Prouty's book: JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy

     On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and gravely wounded as he was leaving the Washington Hilton Hotel after addressing a labor convention. Reagan was the man who stood in the way of Vice President George W. Bush becoming President. For the remainder of Reagan's term, Bush was the de facto president. The would-be assassin was John W. Hinckley Jr., who had strange ties to the Bush family. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity on June 21, 1982.

     On November 13, 1986, the Reagan administration confirmed a flood of worldwide reports that it indeed had been sending Iran weapons--against both United States law and official policy--for some time. The arms deal was reportedly organized and carried out by a "crisis management" group within the 46-member National Security Council staff. In addition to Robert McFarlane, White House assistant, a prominent member of the team was marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, a decorated Vietnam veteran and deputy director for political-military affairs at the Security Council.

     After invoking the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination for seven months, while conniving to get a grant of limited immunity, North finally testified before Senate and House investigating committees in July of 1987. "I assumed that the President was aware of what I was doing and had, through my superiors, approved," he stated. He claimed that he had sent five memoranda to the President through Admiral John Poindexter, Reagan's national security adviser, requesting permission to divert money from the Iranian arms sales to the contras, a Nicaraguan rebel group.

     North's testimony left the impression that the late director of the Central Intelligence Agency, William J. Casey, had masterminded the financing of the contras with profits from the Iranian arms sales. Democrat Senator Daniel Inouye, presiding over the hearings, said that the Iran-contra arms-for-hostages operation was a naked attempt to create a "secret government within our government." The Senate-House investigating committee concluded that "the common ingredients of the Iran and contra policies were secrecy, deception, and disdain for the law. . . .   The ultimate responsibility for the events in the Iran-contra affair must rest with the President."

     On May 4, 1989, Oliver North was convicted in federal court on three of twelve counts against him. He was fined $150,000 and given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to perform 1,200 hours of community service. Weinberger and North      Lackeys of the ruling elite caught in criminal acts either spend a few months in a country club prison, receive a suspended sentence, receive an inconsequential fine, or are pardoned by the puppet president.

     On September 16, 1991, a federal judge ordered all Iran-contra charges against Oliver North dropped. And on December 24, 1991, President George W. Bush pardoned six officials charged with or convicted of misleading Congress in the investigation of the Iran-Contra affair.

One of those pardoned was former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, whose trial might have revealed that Bush was not, contrary to his claim, "out of the loop" on the deal. Weinberger's notes concerning his actions as Defense Secretary under Bush I, demonstrated that Bush was definitely in the loop. Admiral John Poindexter claimed that he conferred directly with Bush about the Iran-Contra scheme. Also, Bush and his assistant Donald Gregg communicated regularly with Felix Rodriguez, the notorious ex-CIA agent at the heart of the Contra Supply operation [See Lawrence Walsh's Firewall, W.W. Norton & Co., 1997; pp. 271-272].

     The Iran-contra affair was actually a gun-running, drug smuggling operation run out of Mena, Arkansas, under the direction of Vice President Bush. 4   Unless we can overturn a presidential decree by George W. Bush to make all previous presidential and vice presidential papers unavailable except through legal action, the elder George Bush's papers will be unavailable for review to see what criminal action was committed.

The actions of the Reagan Administration during the Iran-Contra scandal revealed "a pattern of conduct and a state of mind among important people in this administration which must be described as an American style of fascism. I would prefer to avoid that term, but it is the only one in the modern political vocabulary that adequately describes the situation."

William Pfaff, Chicago Tribune, March, 1987

     During the one-term presidency of George H. W. Bush, lawlessness extended to the point of using military force to protect Bush's criminal behavior. As Director of the CIA, Bush had hired Manuel Noriega to be his man in Panama. When General Noriega threatened to expose Bush's complicity in gun running, drug trafficking, money laundering, and other crimes, 5    a Federal court indicted Noriega on drug smuggling charges on February 5, 1988.

     On December 20, 1989, 24,000 U.S. troops attacked Panama to find Noriega and bring him back to the United States for trial. The military invasion operation, code-named "Just Cause," resulted in hundreds of innocent Panamanian civilians being killed.

Bush's invasion of Panama       The best way to understand this atrocity is the viewing of a courageous documentary video on Bush's terrorist attack against a foreign people titled "The Panama Deception," the 1993 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature.

      Produced by the Empowerment Project and narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery, the documentary outlines in stark detail how Bush Sr. used the U.S. military to invade a foreign country without the American press, the American Congress, or the American people raising their voice in protest at such an atrocity.

     On January 4, 1990, Noriega was charged in a U.S. court in Miami with drug trafficking and sentenced to 40 years. Before 9/11, Noriega was the only war criminal in an American prison.

The Phony Drug War

     The capitalist cabal is directly involved in the $400-$600 billion international drug trafficking activity. To understand the so-called war on drugs we must realize that this is a war that is deliberately being lost. Why?

      Internationally, "the war on drugs"

  • provides a cover for U.S. intervention in and control of other countries

  • adds to the military budget

  • increases foreign sales of U.S. weaponry

  • keeps the price of drugs up and the costs down

      Domestically, the "drug war"

  • is not about decreasing drug use or drug supply

  • it is about

    • incarcerating millions of felons on the basis of mandatory minimum sentencing

    • providing profits for the privatized prison companies

    • providing funds to U.S. organizations and individuals through drug money-laundering

    • inflating police spending and revenues (seizing assets)

    • increasing repression in the inner cities

    • masking the attack on civil liberties

        The number of people in America using illegal drugs is said to be down appreciably from the high in 1979.

     However, the phony "drug war" which the ruling junta has carried out is responsible for little of this decrease, except insofar as they have put millions of Americans in prison on drug charges. Crack cocaine use is down, for example, primarily because people were smart enough to see its devastating effect on crack addicts.

     There are two major approaches to mind-altering drugs:

  • large-scale incarceration for drug users and military action to stop drug production internationally

  • decriminalization and treatment

     The American criminal junta takes the first approach because of all the monetary benefits.

     Sixty years ago we solved the alcohol prohibition problem. Crime was rampant. Drug gangs battled on our streets. Bootleggers sold their wares everywhere, even to schoolchildren. Police could do nothing. The vast profits of liquor smuggling fueled corruption and violence, and the drug scourge seemed poised to topple America. But on December 5th, 1933, we ended prohibition and made alcohol legal. We could do the same today with heroin, cocaine, and other hard drugs. But the capitalist cabal is making too much money from illegal drug trafficking; it doesn't want to stop the phony "war on drugs."

     In South America, Coca is as safe as coffee. But it's illegal in the United States so we have cocaine smugglers, dealers, and sellers. Opium is safer than tobacco in the East. Since it's illegal in America we have heroin smugglers who bring in heroin a hundred times more powerful that that used in the East. In our prisons, real criminals are let loose, while pot smokers waste their lives behind bars. So the single largest marketplace for illegal drugs continues to be the United States.

      Europe's approach is legalized, regulated markets in soft drugs, making drugs like opiates available to addicts through various treatment programs, and a more humane approach to substance abuse in general. Part of our struggle against the Bush tyranny must be to see that a reasonable drug policy is established and order restored to our neighborhoods destroyed by the "drug war" scam.

Other High Crimes of the Capitalist Cabal

     One of the most devastating crimes that the capitalist cabal committed was the coup d'etat in the year 2000, with Florida state officials and the Supreme Court conspiring to foist an unelected George Bush on the American people. 6

Bush has done everything in his power to see that his corporate backers receive any and all assistance his administration can provide:

  • tax breaks for the obscenely wealthy

  • failure of governmental oversight for any and all regulations

  • non-prosecution for corporate crimes

  • appointment of insider foxes to guard the federal chicken coops:

    • Harvey Pitt as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), who was responsible for the criminal accounting practices at Xerox

    • Vice President Cheney, who allowed Ken Lay and other corporate big-shots to create energy policies and appoint insiders to energy commissions


  • appointed the racist, sexist John Ashcroft to be attorney general and appointed other criminals to positions of power, such as John Negroponte as U.N. ambassador and Otto J. Reich as assistant secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere

These and other crimes of the capitalist cabal and their puppet president, George Bush, must be brought before the court of human reason and the people must rise up and demand that America once again becomes a nation of laws, not men.

"For more than two thousand years, since western men first began to think about the social order, the main preoccupation of political thinking has been to find a law which would be superior to arbitrary power. Men have sought it in custom, in the dictates of reason, in religious revelation, endeavoring always to set up some check upon the exercise of force. This is the meaning of the long debate about Natural Law. This is the meaning of a thousand years of struggle to bring the sovereign under a constitution, to establish for the individual and for voluntary associations of men rights which they can enforce against kings, barons, magnates, majorities, and mobs."

Walter Lippmann. The Good Society

Norman D. Livergood


1 George Seldes. Facts and Fascism

2 Ibid. , p. 122

3 Charles HighamTrading With the Enemy and

Webster G. Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin.
George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography

4 Terry Reed. Compromised

Mike Ruppert
Al Martin. The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider
US complicity in drug running

5 Samuel J. Stoll. (1989). Canalgate : A Panama Canal Brief for the

American People
Juan E. Mendez. (1990). The Laws of War and the Conduct of the
   Panama Invasion, May 1990 (An Americas Watch Report)
Luis E. Murillo. (1995). The Noriega Mess : The Drugs, the Canal,
   and Why America Invaded
Cindy Jaquith. (1991). Panama : The Truth About the U.S. Invasion
Jane Franklin. (1991). The U.S. Invasion of Panama : The Truth      
   Behind Operation 'Just Cause,' Independent Commission of

6 Greg Palast. The Best Democracy Money Can Buy


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