There’s a feature documentary on the Black Panthers on Netflix that covers a lot of important ground, although I can’t help but notice some significant facts were strangely left out of the script. I didn’t realize until I watched this that the overwhelming bulk of COINTELPRO activity was focused directly on the Panthers, who had become the younger generation’s most influential and charismatic force for change. When I was 15, I bought a black, double-breasted lambskin jacket and took it off as little as possible. Soon, I would be living in the Berkeley flats, just a few blocks from the Panther birthplace.
The original concept had been to monitor police radio traffic and respond to police activity in an effort to stem the tide of police violence against blacks in Oakland. For this mission they were heavily armed. However, soon the Panthers would be feeding kids free breakfasts and would put down the weapons and issue a ten-point program that wanted an end to police violence as well as the draft. The Panthers pioneered the idea that education, housing, food and health care should be free to anyone who couldn’t afford it.
One of the primary missions of COINTELPRO was to work divisions inside the Panthers, and pit leaders against each other. So the first big split occurred over the issue of weapons and need for violent revolution. Obviously, the FBI wanted the Panthers to be as violent as possible. The strategy for turning Panthers violent may have involved handing out gobs of free cocaine and turning them into addicts. There was only one other organization on the same level of prominence as the Panthers at the time, and that was Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), so simultaneous missions were undertaken to turn both organizations violent to justify a police crackdown. The easiest way to neutralize a revolution is to outflank the revolution on the left and lead it farther and farther left until all support from the populace at large disappears. This is essentially what happened with the Panthers and the SDS.
The SDS was destroyed through the creation of the Weather Underground, a violent splinter group that was no doubt a project of the national security state. The Weather Underground took their name from a Bob Dylan song during a time the CIA feared Dylan might ignite a revolution, so Dylan was being closely monitored and he withdrew from public view no doubt in order to escape the multiple ops and scams being run against him. The purpose of the Weather Underground was inciting violence against police. They killed a few on their own to spark the confrontation.
When Fred Hampton successfully merged the Panthers, the Young Lords and the SDS in Chicago, he instantly emerged as the greatest revolutionary leader in America, and was offered the position of national director of the Panthers. Fred came up with a name for the new group he was assembling: The Rainbow Coalition. But Fred was swiftly assassinated, and his rainbow legacy passed off and watered-down by deep state operative Jesse Jackson.
Obviously, the documentary covers Fred’s assassination in detail, but the most important clues were strangely left out. The police who murdered Fred while he was sleeping were the same officers who had years earlier been sent to interview a former Marine involved in a plot to assassinate JFK in Chicago. Both officers ended up rising rapidly through the ranks: Daniel Groth and Peter Schurla. Had that Chicago plot succeeded, the name Lee Harvey Oswald would have been replaced by Thomas Arthur Vallee, who was one of Oswald’s dopplegangers as he was posted at the same base in Japan, one notorious for MK/Ultra experiments. Vallee was a member of the John Birch Society and (like Oswald) had affiliations with Cuban mercenaries.
What’s interesting is not that some CIA-connected cops shot up Fred Hampton, but that the crime scene was bizarrely left wide open and unguarded and the first person to arrive was Bernadine Dorhn (real last name: Ornstein), the first student organizer hired by the National Lawyer’s Guild, a Communist organization infiltrated, if not supervised, by operatives of the deep security state. Dorhn led Chicago press on a guided tour and correctly identified the scene not as a gun battle (as asserted by the police), but as a one-sided massacre. Media coverage was deployed around the country to incite the counterculture peace movement into supporting an open season on cops as the best response to Fred’s death, while scaring the rest of the country into thinking a civil war was becoming imminent.
None of this unfolded by accident. The reason the crime scene was not secured was to allow Dohrn to deploy Fred’s assassination as her springboard to national fame and assist the National Lawyer’s Guild takeover of the non-violent SDS. Soon Dohrn would be feeding gobs of LSD to dozens of recruits while forcing them into group orgies.
You might think Washington DC think tanks are conservative by nature, but the first one created is decidedly leftist: the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), founded by former concert pianist Marcus Raskin and Boston lawyer Richard Barnet in 1963.
Strangely, Raskin was an aide to McGeorge Bundy, while Barnet worked for John J. McCloy at the State Department.
You’d be hard-pressed to find two more well-connected members of the oligarchy than Bundy and McCloy. Bundy was the Bonesman offspring of two powerful Boston Brahmin clans who rose to head the CIA-connected Ford Foundation. He was an intelligence officer during WWII and afterwards co-wrote Bonesman Henry Stimson’s autobiography. In 1949, he was appointed secretary of the powerful Council on Foreign Relations and began having private meetings with General Dwight Eisenhower, who would soon be president, and Allen Dulles, who Eisenhower would put in charge of intelligence operations.
These meetings no doubt involved David Rockefeller, who would soon chair a committee to completely reorganize the government. In 1954, Rockefeller was made special assistant on psychological war, and the following year he created the Planning Coordination Group for running covert counterintelligence responses to national security issues.
McCloy served as head of the World Bank and became a member of the highly sensitive Warren Commission. Before WWII, McCloy was North American attorney for I.G. Farben, largest corporation in Europe, and after the war he was Bonesman Stimson’s aide when Stimson devised the Black Eagle Fund and disappeared billions in Nazi and Japanese stolen gold, which was divvied up into hundreds of secret funds in banks around the world, while dividends and interest used to topple democracies unfavorable to Wall Street interests, while fomenting right and left-wing terror squads to drive the dialectical confrontations.
The US military HQ was set-up inside Farben’s massive complex, which strangely was never bombed during the war, even though it represented the nerve center of Germany’s industrial and chemical operations, perhaps due to the close relations between Farben and Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, companies that did business throughout the war. Farben quickly became Hitler’s biggest corporate booster and financial sponsor, while its in-house intelligence network became the brains behind the SS and Gestapo. In fact, Farben had been the brainchild of John Foster Dulles, Eisenhower’s Secretary of State, and Dulles helped design the immense complex housing over 200,000 workers.
I find it disturbing the US high command occupied the same offices where Zyclon B was designed, and immediately began transferring 700 Nazi scientists (as well as many sadistic war criminals) into North and South America with new identities, a highly secret project called “Paperclip” that was greatly assisted by the Vatican, whose bank was cut into the action on the Black Eagle Fund through Opus Dei operatives in the Philippines, which is why you’ll find so many Malta Knights at the top of the CIA today, and why Opus Dei commands so much power inside the Vatican Bank. McCloy was put in charge of Germany and swiftly pardoned any Nazis they wanted recruited.
Now what are the odds aides of these immensely powerful insiders (whose families were long-time Republicans) would create a center of energy on radical activity in America? Whenever I find operations like this, I suspect spooks at work.
Funding for IPS came from two sources: Philip Stern, heir to the Sears fortune in Chicago, and banker James Warburg, whose father designed the Federal Reserve, a privately-held banking cartel that rules our money supply and sets interest rates. Warburg’s uncle, Jacob Schiff, financed the Japanese attack on Russia and was partners with Bonesman E.H. Harriman. Schiff’s father was the primary broker for the Rothschilds and the family played a leading role in funding Zionism. These deep connections indicate IPS was no accidental grassroots emanation, but a conscious construction of a system it was designed to attack, which is standard spook operational procedure because if there’s going to be something attacking you, it’s best if you secretly manipulate it so there’s no unintended harm to your bottom line.
I suspect IPS appeared shortly after the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) released the Port Huron Statement because SDS was gathering momentum quickly and threatening a socialist youth revolt. However, by 1969, SDS was shattered by internal divisions fomented by undercover agents, while its center of energy was stolen by a small group of fanatics who supported terror tactics and murder. They called themselves “The Weathermen” after a Bob Dylan song and they were funded by IPS. The Weathermen destroyed the student youth movement by driving it off a cliff.
“I was right there,” says Patti Astor. ” SDS was really gathering steam and poised to become a real force and the Weather Underground blew the whole thing to shit. It was a serious, like almost a body snatching scenario, where one day everything was fine, and the next…people you KNEW were screaming about getting in cells and tons of crazy shit.”
The true leaders of the Weather Underground were Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers. Ayers’ father was immensely wealthy. He was CEO of Commonwealth Edison and sat on many boards, including Sears’, where he likely would have been seated next to IPS sugar daddy Philip Stern.
Dohrn also had a privileged upbringing in Minneapolis and ended up at the Rockefeller-funded University of Chicago Law School, where she became the first student organizer for the communist-infested National Lawyers Guild (NLG). In fact, IPS was run by Yale law school grad Peter Weiss, an Austrian-born lawyer and prominent leader inside NLG, although his wife Cora also seems to have played a prominent role.
Although they deny it today, Dohrn and Ayers were the most blood-thirsty instigators and always ready to up the stakes. Dohrn’s most famous quote came at the “Wargasm” they organized in Flint, Michigan. In reference to the recent murder of Sharon Tate, she announced: “First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they even shoved a fork into the pig Tate’s stomach! Wild!” In homage to Hitler, she created a three-fingered fork salute. They painted Manson as culture hero and role model.
When Timothy Leary was busted in California and jailed for ten years for possessing two joints, President Richard Nixon already considered him the most dangerous man in America. Leary was a brilliant psychologist and designed a personality profile quiz he was forced to take when he checked into prison. The problem with Leary, however, is that he was already blanketed by spooks when he arrived in California. The Weathermen seized on his incarceration as an opportunity to bust Leary out and whisk him to Africa, and they employed the escape as a publicity stunt to enhance their visibility.
Dohrn wore a button on her blouse: “cunnilingus is cool, fellatio is fun” while showing off massive cleavage. Steve Tappis requested she button up and she responded by pulling out a breast. “You like this tit?” she said. “Take it.” Eventually, participation in group orgies became compulsory inside the Weather Underground, resulting in widespread genital infections known as “weather crud.” In this regard, they resembled the Process Church of Final Judgment, who also deployed drugs and sex games to reprogram the flock.
On February 12, 1970, two bombs went off in the Berkeley Police station parking lot during a shift change, allegedly to maximize the death count, yet thankfully no officers were killed. But four days later another bomb went off during a shift change at a station in San Francisco, and this one did succeed in murdering an innocent officer.
Isn’t it strange that when Leary was captured and brought back to prison with his sentence greatly enhanced, he caved and told everything he knew about the Weathermen who’d broken him out of jail and whisked him to Africa with a fake passport. Funny, though, nothing ever came of his confession. Not a single arrest nor interrogation. Bizarre, considering the Weathermen are supposed to be the FBI’s number one target.
It gets even stranger because Ayers and Dohrn eventually became tenured professors in Chicago, holding down high-paying gigs at major universities. It’s unfathomable how two terrorists on the most-wanted list could live a life on the lam for over a decade and then emerge in 1980 and serve no jail time. In fact, Dohrn almost immediately got a gig with the most prestigious law firm in Chicago (the same one that hired Obama and Michelle). Most charges against the Weathermen had already been dropped. This is the opposite of what typically happens when cop killers come to court.
The most prominent spokesman for IPS is Noam Chomsky, who is a 9/11 conspiracy denier who faithfully supports the official cover-story. In fact, Chomsky claims the reason he knows 9/11 wasn’t an inside job is because if it had been, the hijackers would have been sheep-dipped as Iraqi and not Saudi. This position makes zero sense and ignores the close personal relationship between the Bonesmen Bush family and the ruling Saudi royal houses. The other primary supporter of the official story in the media is John Foster “Chip” Berlet, who used to oversee a propaganda network funded through the Ford Foundation.
Berlet was also a prominent figure inside the National Lawyers Guild (as well as the CIA-sponsored National Student Association) and Berlet was apparently an undercover FBI informant in Chicago for a time, and he seems to have some sort of relationship with the Mossad because he frequently appears in the media as an expert on their operations.
Berlet’s stockbroker father, Col. George Numa Berlet, Jr., named his son after John Foster Dulles, former Secretary of State and head of the most powerful law firm in America, Sullivan & Cromwell. It was John Foster Dulles who created I.G. Farben by convincing six German corporations to merge, and as bait, Dulles arranged huge loans from Wall Street to seal the deal. Farben was designed largely to mimic operations of Standard Oil, which became a major investor in Farben, joining Max Warburg and the DuPonts. Today, Berlet has become a leader in helping foment a new inquisition, which brands political heretics as lunatics deserving incarceration and forced medication simply for not accepting the official stories on 9/11 and the JFK assassination. He dubbed this imaginary mental disorder as: “conspiracism.”
The IPS works hand-in-glove with the oldest magazine in America, The Nation, run by Katrina vanden Heuvel, who sits on the IPS board and is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her father William vanden Heuvel was a protege of William Donovan, who headed the Office of Strategic Services, precursor of the CIA. Even more telling, vanden Heuvel was the personal attorney for Bonesman W.A. Harriman.
Maybe you can see the incredible tight-knit relationship between all these characters and why I suspect staged confrontations and propaganda psyops are in play. This is the real world, a spook-infested wilderness of mirrors, where up is down and black is white.