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  • 1. NEXUS NEW TIMES MAGAZINE Volume 11, Number 1 DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 UK/Europe editionLETTERS TO THE EDITOR.............................................4 SIBERIAS MYSTERIOUS "VALLEY OF DEATH"...........49GLOBAL NEWS.............................................................6 By Valery Uvarov. Across a large area of Yakutia in Siberia can be found anomalous metallic structures News you may have missed, including findings on which, according to legend, come to life with the Sun being at its most active in more than a explosive force every six or seven centuries. millennium, research proving that microwave UFO TECHNOLOGY: IMBALANCE OF POWER........55 cooking zaps food nutrients, and a challenge to the By Dr Edward Teller. Official secrecy on UFOs EU ban on some vitamin and mineral supplements. should be relaxed and ET technology integratedPROJECT CENSOREDS TOP 25 NEWS STORIES........11 into US weapons systems to counter UFO nuclear By the Project Censored team. In 2002–2003, the attack, according to this leaked document. news most sidelined by Americas mainstream THE TWILIGHT ZONE................................................61 media concentrated on US government and News from out of this world, including proof that the corporate authoritarianism at home and abroad. US media suppressed reports of UFO sightings, andENZYME NUTRITION THERAPY—Part 2...................21 revelations that a US Library of Congress staffer wrote studies for President Carter on ET intelligence. By Mark Rojek. Plant-derived enzymes, with a broad pH factor ranging from 2.0 to 12.0, have REVIEWS—Books........................................................65 "What Next?...The Missing Prophecies", by A. Austin and F. Yule enormous potential for treating disease, especially "Pirates & The Lost Templar Fleet" by David Hatcher Childress problems related to the immune system. "In Baghdad: A Reporters War" by Paul McGeough "The Book of Hiram" by Christopher Knight and Robert LomasAIDS: THE SELENOENZYME SOLUTION—Part 1.....27 "Strange Secrets" by Nick Redfern and Andy Roberts By Harold D. Foster. AIDS is ravaging sub-Saharan "Connecting the Dots..." by Paola Leopizzi Harris Africa, but the exception is Senegal which has the "Human Devolution" by Michael A. Cremo "Swirled Harvest" by Andy Thomas lowest AIDS incidence and the highest levels of "The Burzynski Breakthrough" by Thomas D. Elias selenium in its soil and crops. Is there a link? "The Genesis Race" by Will Hart "Censored 2004" by Peter Phillips and Project CensoredROCKEFELLER INTERNATIONALISM—Part 5............33 "The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women" by B. Seaman By Will Banyan. With Zbigniew Brz e z i n s k i s "Synthesis in Healing" by Judy Jacka "Hidden Meanings" by Laird Scranton ideology behind him, David Rockefeller set up the REVIEWS—CD-ROM..................................................72 Trilateral Commission to win over the advanced "The Urantia Book CD-ROM" capitalist nations to his New World Order vision. REVIEWS—Calendar...................................................72SCIENCE NEWS..........................................................39 "The 2004 Bicycle Cartoon Calendar" by Phil Somerville By Tim Harwood. Inventor Joe Flynns parallel path REVIEWS—Videos.......................................................72 magnetic technology works not by defying the laws "International Scientific & Metaphysical Symposium videos" "Surprising Discoveries 6: In a Coffin in Egypt" of physics but by extracting magnetic flux energy. REVIEWS—Music........................................................73EINSTEIN: PLAGIARIST OF THE CENTUR Y..............45 "Seed" by Afrocelts By Richard Moody, Jr. Albert Einstein failed to "Live at Angel Place" by TaikOz2 "Sufi" by various artists credit the scientists whose work he borrowed for "The Oliver Mtukudzi Collection" by Oliver Mtukudzi his special relativity theory, and allowed the data "Archipelago" by Dian Booth and Carolyn Sykes from the 1919 eclipse to be fudged. NEXUS BOOKS, VIDEOS, ADS, SUBS...................80–88DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 1
  • 2. EditorialNEXUS MAGAZINE Volume 11, Number 1 DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 W ow! It hardly seems two months since I was last sitting here penning an editorial. Immediately after the last deadline, Catherine and I jumped on a plane bound for Europe, where we had meetings with some very keen people wanting to publish PUBLISHED BY NEXUS in various languages. Our primary stops were Stockholm (we arrived on the NEXUS Magazine Pty Ltd, Australia day that their most popular politician was assassinated, and left the day after Sweden EDITOR rejected adopting the euro), Russia and then The Netherlands. Duncan M. Roads I wanted to meet the new folks publishing NEXUS in Sweden and, needless to say, CO-EDITOR they are wonderful and we had a great time. I also learned that there are plenty of Catherine Simons strange mysteries and places in Scandinavia, so you can look forward to articles on ASSISTANT EDITOR/SUB-EDITOR these topics in the future. Ruth Parnell Our visit to Russia extended only as far as St Petersburg, where we met up with OFFICE ADMIN/EDITORS ASSISTANT Valery Uvarov, of Russias National Security Academy (NSA), to discuss publication of Jenny Hawke NEXUS in the Russian language for national distribution. I found the Russian people to UK Office Manager Marcus Allen be extremely well informed on international geopolitics and very open to receiving CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE more information on all matters to do with unexplained phenomena. The NSA is The Project Censored team; Mark Rojek; engaged in a campaign to go public on everything to do with UFOs, psychic research Harold D. Foster, PhD; Will Banyan; and the paranormal, and is even opening up to Western researchers wishing to investi- Tim Harwood, MA; Richard Moody, Jr; gate such things inside Russia.Valery Uvarov; Greg Boone; Linda Moulton Howe I also made enquiries as to the nature and details of the mysterious "installation" in CARTOONS Phil Somerville Siberia, which was first revealed in an interview with Valery Uvarov by Graham Birdsall in UFO Magazine (UK) that we reprinted in volume 10, number 4. I was able COVER GRAPHIC John Cook, jscook@ozemail.com.au to extricate from Valery an article on the subject—the first of several, we hope. PRINTING Speaking of UFO Magazine, it was while visiting Valery that I learned of the sudden Goodhed Print Group, Bicester, Oxon., UK death of Graham Birdsall, the magazines editor and the driving force behind so much DISTRIBUTION good-quality research and disclosure effort. My theory is that Graham left this planet to Seymours, London, UK chase up Edward Teller whod died the week before, to shake out of him the truth about UK OFFICE - 55 Queens Rd, East Grinstead, what he knew and covered up on UFOs and ET technology! Seriously, though, Graham West Sussex, RH19 1BG. is deeply missed by so many people. Ph: 01342 322854; Fax: 01342 324574 Edward Tellers death in early September occurred not long after Id managed to track e-mail address: nexus@ukoffice.u-net.com down some of his more hard-to-get books. I was seeking to uncover evidence to Website: www.nexusmagazine.com substantiate documents apparently written by Dr Teller on the matter of UFO EUROPE OFFICE - PO Box 48, 1600 AA technology and official secrecy, but with little success. So I decided to publish that Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. intriguing document that was leaked a year or so ago, and encourage feedback from Ph: +31 (0)228 324076; Fax: +31 (0)228 312081 anyone with more information. e-mail address: nexus@fsf.nl Getting back to this edition, we are pleased to present Project Censoreds top 25 sup- HEAD OFFICE - Articles, Reviews, etc. PO Box 30, Mapleton, Qld 4560, Australia. pressed and underreported news stories for the last year. These make for fascinating Ph: +61 7 5442 9280; Fax: +61 7 5442 9381 reading, many of the items relating to US government, military and corporate domina- e-mail address: editor@nexusmagazine.com tion both at home and abroad. Be sure to read item 23 about Argentina: it is a positive ITALY OFFICE - c/- Avalon Edizioni, Piazza example of people power in action. Mazzini 52, 35137 Padova, Italy The health articles in this issue focus on enzyme nutrition therapy and on the seleno- Ph/Fax: +39 (0)49 912 6006 e-mail address: info@nexusitalia.com enzyme link to AIDS. Weve had lots of positive feedback from readers on the first part USA OFFICE - 2940 E. Colfax, #131, of the enzyme nutrition article, so weve decided to extend this series. Its coincidental Denver CO 80206 USA that there are several mentions of selenium in this edition, including in the enzyme Tel: 303 321 5006; Fax: 720 941 9352 article and in a Global News item on the European Union ban on vitamin and mineral E-mail: nexususa@earthlink.net supplements. Be sure to read all these stories; they are very informative as well as STATEMENT OF PURPOSE empowering.NEXUS recognises that humanity is undergoing a One subject sure to rattle those high priests of mainstream scientific dogma (aka themassive transformation. With this in mind, NEXUSseeks to provide hard-to-get information so as to sceptics) is the article about Albert Einstein being a plagiarist. Its a damning piece, andassist people through these changes. NEXUS is not its author Richard Moody, Jr, is certainly not alone in his accusations.linked to any religious, philosophical or political Finally, heres another update on the NEXUS Conferences. Plans are in motion forideology or organisation. the northern hemisphere conference to be held in Amsterdam on the last weekend of PERMISSION-TO-REPRODUCE POLICY March 2004, and the southern hemisphere conference to take place in southeastWhile reproduction and dissemination of the infor-mation in NEXUS is actively encouraged, anyone Queensland in late September 2004—not in May, as suggested last issue. Apologies forcaught making a buck out of it, without our express any confusion.permission, will be in trouble when we catch them! Duncan WARRANTY AND INDEMNITYAdvertisers upon and by lodging material with the Publisher for publication or authorising or approving of the publication of any material INDEMNIFY thePublisher and its servants and agents against all liability claims or proceedings whatsoever arising from the publication and without limiting the generality of theforegoing to indemnify each of them in relation to defamation, slander of title, breach of copyright, infringement of trademarks or names of publication titles, unfaircompetition or trade practices, royalties or violation of rights or privacy AND WARRANT that the material complies with all relevant laws and regulations and thatits publication will not give rise to any rights against or liabilities in the Publisher, its servants or agents and in particular that nothing therein is capable of beingmisleading or deceptive or otherwise in breach of the Part V of the Trade Practices Act 1974. All expressions of opinion are published on the basis that they arenot to be regarded as expressing the opinion of the Publisher or its servants or agents. Editorial advice is not specific and readers are advised to seek professionalhelp for individual problems. The publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertising material for any reason. © NEXUS New Times 2003–20042 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
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  • 4. Letters to the Editor ...Defence Reliance on US GPS as a "safe and effective" filling Two: He asserts that Regards, Hi Duncan: Great mag; keep up material, but do suggest that it Hale–Bopp would be the precur- Tony C., Australiathe fight for freedom of knowl- should not be used for pregnant sor of Nibiru by 10 years. This [Dear Tony: I would like to thinkedge for the people. women, children or people with one is highly doubtful. Between that this is yet another example of Just a quick note about GPS kidney diseases. This surely begs the first landing of the Anunnaki "consumer power": it wasnt so[global positioning system] and the question, "Who is it safe for?" and the Deluge, 432,000 years much the article as the fact thatAustralias increasing dependence I have written a long, detailed passed, which is 132 shars, 132 you bothered to take action. Also,on military hardware from the and scientifically referenced passages of Nibiru. The Im not sure which article youreUSA. If the USA were to attack response to this latest position Anunnaki civilisation, which is referring to: "Margarine, FattyAustralia (e.g., if it were to side statement, which your readers technologically far ahead of us, Acids and Your Health" by Danewith Indonesia in a regional con- may wish to check. I have posted produced astronomical texts that Roubos, in NEXUS 4/02, or "Theflict), they (USA) could simply the statement on my website, dealt in a highly sophisticated way Oiling of America" by Dr Marydisconnect our military. No GPS http://www.bcd.com.au. with the planetary periods, as well Enig and Sally Fallon, in NEXUSmeans no guided missiles, no I hope this information will be as lists of planets and other "bod- 6/01-02. Both mention cottonseedfighter planes and no satellite helpful to people who may be suf- ies in the heavens" in their celes- oil. Ed.]communication, therefore no fering from mercury poisoning tial order. They dont mentiondefence. Australia and all nations from their amalgam fillings. Nibiru having a precursor and it is virtually impossible that they Enzymes Temperature Errorshould be neutral and keep out of Thank you. In your excellent article in missed this if it were really theother countries affairs; only the Robert Gammal, BDS, NEXUS vol. 10, no. 6, "The case.UN (i.e., the world) should inter- FACNEM (Dent.), Sydney, Essentials of Enzyme Nutritionvene, thus preventing retaliation There is more to comment on in Australia, rgammal@zip.com.au Therapy", a temperature of 118°Fagainst the perceived enemy. the article, but I will leave it here. Keep up the good work. (245°C) is given in at least three Regards, places as that at or above which if Nibirus 3,600-Year Cycle Dirk Chardet, Portugal Stephen, Australia foods are heated for more than 15 Dear Duncan: The article on "Enzyme Nutrition" (vol. 10, no. minutes their enzymes will be Cottonseed Oil Concerns destroyed. The figure in bracketsDental Amalgam Dangers 6) was one of the most important Gday! I thought you might be I assume is meant to be the equiv- Dear Duncan: As you and your pieces of information that I have interested in the following. A alent Celsius temperature to thereaders are surely aware, there has seen during the last 20 years— couple of years ago I was reading 118° Fahrenheit, in which case itbeen great controversy over the and, believe me, Ive read a lot. a copy of NEXUS and I came is incorrect and should be 47.8°C.years about the dangers of mer- So, I want to thank you for it. across a very interesting article As cooking temperatures arecury from dental amalgam. With equal interest I also read that looked at cottonseed oil and "Planet X, Comets and What often between 100°C and 200°C In 1997, I and another colleague the potential pesticides resident in NASA Is Hiding", the interview (and sometimes higher, even up towere instrumental in causing the the oil. with astrophysicist James M. 245°C in ovens), the figure inNational Health and Medical When I got home I checked all McCanney. This one left me with parentheses may lead someResearch Council (NHMRC) to our foods and, to my horror, the mixed feelings. unquestioning readers used towithdraw their policy statement margarine that our family had working with the Celsius scale toon dental amalgam. Remarkably, As long as McCanney speaks as been consuming for a number of consider these cooking tempera-the whole of the Australian state- an astrophysicist, I fully agree years had cottonseed oil as one of tures are not destructive to thement on the "safety" of dental with him—which is not a surprise its ingredients. The margarine enzymes. I respectfully suggestamalgam was written on one sheet for somebody who has enjoyed all was Nuttelex. I immediately that a correction should be madeof A4 paper. There was no larger of Velikovskys books. As soon wrote to the manufacturer and in the continuing article.document or any other documents as McCanney leaves his field of sent a photocopy of the article.from which this was taken, and it expertise and starts speculating, Yours sincerely, After a couple of weeks, I got a H. O. Ewart, New Zealandwas referenced at the time with then I find that I completely letter back with a "Nuttelex"only one reference. It was with- disagree. [Dear Mr Ewart: We have had cookbook and the assurance thatdrawn on the grounds that the one One: He asserts Nibiru (Planet several letters from readers point - the cottonseed oil used in theirreference used to support their X) would have a 4,200-year orbit ing out this mistake, which, I margarine was completely safe.position did not in any way reflect and not a 3,600-year one, yet should add, is ours and not the I stopped using the margarine, authors, and we apologise. If youwhat was stated in their position Mesopotamian and biblical but my wife was not convincedstatement. sources present strong evidence thought the first part was excel - and kept on using it. It was inter- The NHMRC responded by for a 3,600-year orbit. lent, youll also appreciate the esting, however, when I openedforming a working party to review second part in this issue. Ed.] Sharu, the epithet for Planet the tub of Nuttelex for my wifethe literature and formulate a new Nibiru, means "planet", "orbit" recently and found that the paperposition. For the past five years, and "3,600", and this is definitely covering the margarine read, Subliminal Advertising on TVAustralia did not have any official not a coincidence. In the writings "Nuttelex margarine is free of cot- Dear Duncan: I am writing aposition on the dangers of dental of Berossus, the Babylonian tonseed oil". letter to ask if any readers saw anmercury amalgam. priest, astronomer and scholar, as I would like to think that the advert during the Bruce Willis In October 2002, the NHMRC well as other authors, additional article I sent them from your mag- movie Die Hard 2 on Saturday 27finally came out with their new evidence can be found and there azine played a small part in this September from 8.30 pm onposition statement. Of course, can be absolutely no doubt about turnaround from "completely Channel 7 [Australia], or if anythey still regard dental amalgam this 3,600-year orbit. safe" to "not used in our product". readers may have taped the movie4 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 5. ... more Letters to the Editor NB: Please keep letters to approx. 150 to 250 words in length. Ed.and could confirm my observa- at that time. I also contacted has helped me fill in some gaps in have given up trying to understandtion. If so, please send a copy to Blackmores, as I had taken a my own struggle to understand the particle size they believe theDuncan so he can confirm that months supply of their cholesterol what is going on in the world missing Universe consists of.this happened. tablets and my cholesterol level today. Apparently sane people actually An advert appeared about three dropped, then while consuming In my lifetime, I have had three fund this research. If Carl Jungquarters of the way through the soy I took Blackmores cholesterol other civilian sightings: one near were alive and well, I know hefilm at approx. 10.30 pm. It used tablets for a further three months my fathers house in Dilliner, would question the above peoplesa once-banned strobe-like effect, and my cholesterol increased. Penns., USA, in 1967, and two in sanity.pulsing for about two to three sec- I was concerned that the soy Australia where I have lived since So this in fact leads us to theo n d s . The advert was in black may have been responsible for the 1971. The most recent was on 2 conclusion that we live in a multi-and white—black background cholesterol tablets not working in January 2003, when on the way to dimensional Universe dependentwith white symbols. If my mem - the three-month period while con- work at 4.30 am I saw a flash the upon our relationship to light. Weory serves me correctly, the sym- suming soy, when the one-month diameter of the Moon, shaped like share this dimension in common.bols presented were the classic dose dropped my cholesterol from the Star of David, positioned on The next question is: "Is there lifeNike logo (the tick), the All- 7.8 to 7.3 in one month. the right third star on Orions Belt, in other dimensions?" TheSeeing Eye on the US one-dollar Thank you, and an elliptical orange-shaped answer is an unequivocal "Yes,b i l l , and others that I couldnt Kay Hocking, Australia light that moved very quickly to and it is intelligent!"—which isrecognise as the pace was very [Dear Kay: For the latest info on the right and just hung in the sky more than I suspect you will findfast. The advert pulsed about four soy health risks, I suggest you for three to four minutes. in this dimension, given whatof these logos about 30 times con- visit the Soy Information Service I watched the news and newspa- passes as scientific methodology.secutively in a very limited time website at http://www.soyonline - pers for other possible reports— Next comes the question of reli-frame of about two to three sec- service.co.nz. Ed.] but from my own experience, gion, and here I deal in matters ofonds, as I stated earlier. O f what can you do with it? People opinion. I dont believe its a mat-course, symbolism is used ulti- just look and go on with their ter of coincidence that God ismately to communicate very Ex-US Airmans UFO Sightings lives. Who cares? Just shows we sometimes shown holding a setswiftly whole consumer-based Dear NEXUS: I was in the US are frogs in the frying pan, based square and dividers. There areideas, e.g., sport, and money (All- Air Force between 1960 and 1968 on the Fabian Society philosophy. also "truths" behind the teachingSeeing Eye), and while I couldnt and was in the 57th Avalon Regards, of Christ, that God has manycatch the other symbols I assume Airfield, Victoria, and 58th kingdoms or, as I would put it, Jim Cox, Victoria, Australiathey may have been related to Weather Recon squadrons which dimensions. The Christian termother similar genres such as sex or monitored worldwide nuclear "sons of light" is an appreciationfood. explosions and rocket tests by col- Missing Universe Methodology of the importance of light and cre- This sort of advertising was lecting whole and particulate air It all happened several years ago ation and is not open to the ratherbanned years ago, as we know, samples that were sent to various now: scientists quite proudly nefarious interpretations religiouswhen big corporations would laboratories at Kirtland AF Base announced they couldnt find 90 sects put upon it.splice one or two frames into the in Albuquerque, New Mexico. per cent of the Universe. I read a I n d e e d , I believe you can gomovie to make us swarm to the My rank was E-5 with two job couple of humorous articles on the back to ancient Egypt and theycafeteria and purchase their prod- codes, 42350 and 30271. subject, including one suggesting understood the analogy of the ice-ucts en masse. My main concern From there we were on call we should help them out. I must berg as "the heavens and earthis that it was also used as a brain- when foreign countries tested admit I have waited in vain for both standing in and out ofwashing technique to program the their nuclear weapons, i.e., them to cotton on, so to speak, but water".minds of malleable victims. France, Russia, China, and the US they havent—so here we go with There is also the fact that weThey were also causing epilepsy itself at Indian Springs, Nevada. some help. share this dimension in common,in unsuspecting, predisposed The US, on occasions, vented The solution is really simple and and this, I believe, led to the com-viewers. underground nuclear particles into should be in every school kids mandment that we should love In short, did anyone see it—and, the atmosphere that obviously science book as an introduction to one another. So why do we wageif so, did they tape it? contaminated us and the surround- relativity physics. The propor- war? ing areas. tions are the same as an iceberg; This brings us to the important John, Australia These two bases also had several and in the case of the iceberg, point of nuclear weapons, and UFO visits while I was there, but I water is the constant which main- here it would be my understand-Health Risks from Soy Milk was told at the time that my tains the ratio of 10 per cent visi- ing that a nuclear blast has such a Dear Editor: As a past con- longevity may be shortened if I ble iceberg. devastating effect upon light thatsumer of soy milk, I printed out discussed any of what I saw In the case of the Universe, it is it harms other dimensions—some-and read your article (vol. 7, no. regarding this and any of the light, or the speed of light, which thing we have no moral right to3) with interest. Have you any advanced technologies, i.e., SR71, maintains the 10 per cent of the do. I wish the religions as well asfurther updated information on U2 and RB57F aircraft and visible Universe. Pounding the 10 science would come together andyour article? "Twilight Zone" back-engineered per cent of the iceberg or the water put pressure on politicians to ban I consumed soy milk for only a vehicles. that you can find into ever smaller nuclear weapons completely onthree-month period and it has Since then, I have studied this particles in the hope of finding the moral and ethical terms.affected my thyroid function. Just field and related subjects and want missing proportion of the iceberg Neil Harford, Society of theprior to consuming soy, I had a to thank you for the information is scientific methodology that is, Gold Triangle (a masonic soci-test done and my thyroid was fine supplied in your magazine, as it to put it kindly, unbelievable. I ety), Waitara, New ZealandDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 5
  • 6. WORLD PRESS FREEDOM sure on journalists, who are RANKED FROM BEST forced to use self-censorship. TO WORST The situation remains worryingR eporters Without Borders recently published its secondworld press freedom ranking for in Russia (148th), Ukraine (132nd) and Belarus (151st). A truly independent press exists inthe year ended 1 September Russia, but Russias poor ranking2003. is justified by the censorship of Like last year, the most cata- anything to do with the war instrophic situation is to found in Chechnya, several murders andAsia, with eight countries in the the recent abduction of thebottom 10: North Korea, Burma, Agence France-Presse correspon-Laos, China, Iran, Vietnam, dent in Ingushetia.Turkmenistan and Bhutan. Press freedom is virtuallyIndependent news media are nonexistent in much of centraleither nonexistent in these coun- Asia, especially Turkmenistantries or are constantly repressed (158th) and Uzbekistan (154th).by the authorities. Journalists No criticism of the authorities isthere work in extremely difficult tolerated.conditions, with no freedom or To compile this ranking,security. A number of them are Reporters Without Borders askedimprisoned in Burma, China and journalists, researchers, juristsIran. and human rights activists to fill Cuba is in 165th position, second from own territory, but they fall to the 135th and out a questionnaire evaluating respect forlast. Twenty-six independent journalists 146th positions as regards behaviour press freedom in a particular country. Inwere arrested there in the spring of 2003 beyond their borders. The Israeli Armys all, 166 countries are included in theand sentenced to prison terms ranging repeated abuses against journalists in the ranking.from 14 to 27 years, making Cuba the occupied territories and the US Armys As a matter of interest, the press free-worlds biggest prison for journalists. responsibility in the death of several dom ranking of countries (other than theEritrea, in 162nd position, has the worst reporters during the war in Iraq constitute US) where NEXUS has an English-lan-situation in Africa. Privately owned news unacceptable behaviour by two nations guage edition has Canada in 10th place,media have been banned there for the past that never stop stressing their commitment New Zealand in 17th, the UK in 27th andtwo years and 14 journalists are being held to freedom of expression. Australia in 50th place.in undisclosed locations. The war in Iraq played a major role in an (Source: Reporters Without Borders; for The ranking distinguishes behaviour at increased crackdown on the press by the the full report, go to h t t p : / / w w w . r s f . f r /home and abroad in the cases of the United Arab regimes. Concerned about maintain- article.php3?id_article=8247)States and Israel. They are ranked in 31st ing their image and facing public opinionand 44th positions respectively as regards largely opposed to the war, they stepped SOLAR ACTIVITY GREATER THANrespect for freedom of expression on their up control of the press and increased pres- A MILLENNIUM AGO T he Sun is more active now than it has been for over a millennium. The reali- sation, which comes from a reconstruction of sunspots stretching back 1,150 years, comes just as the Sun has thrown a tantrum. Over the last week [late October/early November], giant plumes of material burst out from our stars surface and streamed into space, causing geomag- netic storms on Earth. The dark patches on the surface of the Sun that we call sunspots are a symptom of fierce magnetic activity inside. Ilya Usoskin, a geophysicist working with col- leagues from the University of Oulu in Finland and the Max Planck Institute for Aeronomy in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, found that there have been more sunspots since the 1940s than for the past 1,150 years. Sunspot observations stretch back to the6 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 7. ... GLOBAL NEWS ...early 17th century, when the telescope was EU POLL LABELS ISRAEL AS The research shows a majority ofinvented. To extend the data farther back WORLDS BIGGEST THREAT Americans had significant misperceptionsin time, Usoskins team used a physicalmodel to calculate past sunspot numbersfrom levels of beryllium-10, a radioactive T he European Union is scrambling to contain the fallout from a public opin- ion poll that—to Israels fury—labelled the about the Iraq War, but the study noted that "those who primarily watch Fox News are significantly more likely to haveisotope preserved in ice cores taken from Jewish state as the biggest threat to world misperceptions, while those who primarilyGreenland and Antarctica. peace. listen to NPR or watch PBS are signifi- The findings may stoke the controversy The United States was just behind Israel cantly less likely".over the contribution of the Sun to global in the global danger league, in joint second Polls of 3,334 people conductedwarming. Usoskin and his team are reluc- place with North Korea and Iran, accord- between June and September found 60%tant to be dragged into the debate, but their ing to the "Eurobarometer" poll requested of Americans had one of three main mis-work will probably be seized upon by by the European Commission. perceptions: 48% believed there was evi-those who claim that temperature rises The results were part of an October sur- dence linking Saddam Hussein to al-over the past century are the result of vey of Europeans attitudes in the after- Qaida; 22% believed the US had foundchanges in the Suns output (New Scientist, math of the Iraq war, which also found that weapons of mass destruction in Iraq; and12 April 2003). However, the link more than two-thirds of EU citizens think 25% reckoned that world public opinionbetween the Suns magnetic activity and the US-led war was wrong. supported the US invasion of Iraq.the Earths climate is unclear. The Israeli Embassy in Brussels voiced It is interesting that of those watching(Source: New Scientist, 2 November 2003, outrage at the findings, which said that Fox News, 80% got it wrong on one ofhttp://www.newscientist.com) 59% of Europeans see Israel as a threat to these issues. Only 23% of Public world peace. Broadcasting Service (PBS) viewers had MORE SECRECY ORDERS A total of 53% said Iran, North Korea misperceptions, while 55% of CNN watch- IMPOSED ON PATENT and the United States pose a threat, fol- ers had some misperceptions. APPLICATIONS lowed by 52% for Iraq, 50% for (Source: Global Policy Forum, 2 OctoberO ver the past year in the USA, 133 secrecy orders were imposed on newpatent applications, limiting or preventing Afghanistan and 48% for Pakistan. Countries lower down the list included Syria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, China, India, 2003, http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/ issues/iraq/media/2003/)their disclosure on grounds that they could Russia and Somalia. The EU itself was NETWORKS REQUIRED TObe "detrimental to US national security". described as a threat by 8% of respondents. TRACK CELLPHONE LOCATIONSMore than half of the new orders affectedprivate inventors who developed theirinventions without government funding or (Source: AFP, 4 November 2003) FOX NEWS PROMOTES C ellphone networks across Europe and the United States will soon be able to find you, wherever you are.support. MISPERCEPTIONS ON IRAQ WAR In September, a European Union direc- The legal authority for patent secrecyorders derives from the Invention SecrecyAct of 1951, which provides for govern- I t seems Rupert Murdoch has been brain- washing the masses again, with new US research showing that Americans watching tive called E112 came into force that requires mobile phone networks to provide emergency services with whatever locationment review of patent applications related his Fox News were much more likely than information they have about where ato a wide range of military technologies others to have "significant m i s p e r c e p- mobile phone call was made.and authorises the government to regulate tions" about the Iraq War. While Europe is leading the way onor prevent their disclosure. At the end of fiscal year 2003, a total of4,838 secrecy orders were still in effect,according to statistics released by thePatent and Trademark Office under theFreedom of Information Act. The Invention Secrecy Act and theAtomic Energy Act are the only statutesthat assert a government right to preventthe publication of privately generatedinformation, a provision that appears to beat odds with the First Amendment to theUS Constitution. Secrecy orders imposed on such privateinventors are termed "John Doe" orders.Last year, an unusually large 75 of the 133new secrecy orders were John Doe orders.The nature of these secret inventions couldnot, of course, be ascertained.(Source: Secrecy News, vol. 2003, no. 87, 9 "Of course I think sunsets are moving...October 2003, http://www.fas.org) I just think they were more moving before AOL copyrighted them."DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 7
  • 8. ... GLOBAL NEWS ...cellphone positioning, other countries are The Sahel droughts have been among the untouched, while microwaving virtuallynot far behind. In the US, a similar law worst the world has ever seen, and caused eliminated them, the team found (Journalwill force network operators to track a the infamous famines that crippled coun- of the Science of Food and Agriculture ,phones location to within 50 metres by tries such as Ethiopia in the 1980s. Now vol. 83, p. 1511).2005 and to make this data available to Alessandra Giannini of the International Microwaves destroy more antioxidantsemergency services. Institute for Climate Prediction in probably because they generate higher tem- Network operators have been quick to Palisades, New York, has compared 70 peratures, said García-Viguera. "Internalspot the business opportunities this offers. years of rainfall data for the drought-prone heating is much more damaging."If they can locate a caller for the emer- Sahel with sea-surface temperatures in the Pressure cooking and boiling have inter-gency services, why not for other purposes tropics. She found a strong correlation mediate effects. Neither destroys as great atoo? Now the first businesses to exploit between the two, especially between rain- proportion of the antioxidants asthis information are beginning to appear fall and temperatures in the Indian Ocean. microwaving. But many of the remainingand they provide a glimpse of the kinds of As the ocean got warmer, rainfall antioxidants leach out into the water duringservices we can expect in future. decreased all along the heavily populated cooking, leaving only 20 to 45 per cent of In the UK, the network operator Sahel, south of the Sahara. The research the levels found in raw broccoli.Vodafone enables its customers to use their was published online by the journal In a separate study in the same journalphones to find the nearest ATM, cinema or Science (http://www.sciencexpress.org). (p. 1389), Riitta Puupponen-Pimiä at VTTa plumber. Another service allows busi- When Giannini ran a climate model in Biotechnology in Espoo, Finland, foundnesses to track their employees—which is which the only variable was sea-surface that blanching vegetables before freezingparticularly useful in the courier industry, temperatures, it accurately reproduced the also decreases their nutrient content.for example. And a London-based start-up arid 1940s, the wet 1950s and 1960s, the Freezing also causes small losses.called Zingo has begun exploiting the ser- dry 1970s and 1980s, and the partial recov- (Source: New Scientist, 25 October 2003)vice to put callers in touch with the nearest ery in the 1990s. Giannini says the oceansavailable taxi. Parents can even sign up to have an effect because warm waters upset UK GM CROPS TRIAL CONFIRMSsee where their children are, or at least the atmospheric circulation, weakening the FEARS FOR BIODIVERSITYwhere they left their mobile phones. This is just the beginning. Expect to seeservices become more accurate and wide- monsoon and triggering drought from Senegal to Ethiopia. (Source: New Scientist, 18 October 2003) R esults of the worlds largest trial on the effects of genetically modified (GM) and conventional crops on biodiversityspread as the technology develops. were presented in London in mid-October.(Source: New Scientist, 18 October 2003) MICROWAVE COOKING ZAPS The trial was launched in 1999 to NUTRIENTS IN FOOD address fears expressed by English Nature,WARMER OCEANS MAY TRIGGER CLIMATE CHANGE S teaming is by far the best way to cook vegetables and microwaving them is the one of the governments wildlife advisers, that the powerful weedkillers applied toW armer oceans may be reponsible for triggering the droughts that haveengulfed the Sahel region of Africa for worst, according to a study that compared the nutrients left in broccoli cooked in dif- ferent ways. GM crops might hasten the decline in farm- land wildlife that began with the birth of modern farming 50 years ago. It investi-much of the past 30 years. Cristina García-Vigueras team at gated whether three flagship weedkiller- A new comparison of rainfall data with CEBAS-CSIC, one of Spains scientific resistant GM crops—oilseed rape, sugarsea-surface temperatures in the tropics research council centres, in Murcia, mea- beet and maize—were better or worse forundermines two alternative theories, which sured the levels of antioxidants such as wildlife than their conventionally bredblame the drought on deforestation or the flavonoids left in broccoli after steaming, counterparts. Two of the crops—the rapeinfluence of sulphurous clouds wafting to pressure cooking, boiling or microwaving. and the beet—flopped miserably (seethe African continent from Europe. Steaming left antioxidants almost Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B , vol. 358, p. 1775). The trial showed that the crucial factors for wildlife are the type of herbicide farmers apply and when they apply it, rather than whether the crop is GM or not. The results were remarkably consistent, no matter where in the UK the crops were grown or which year, said Les Firbank, who coordinat- ed the trial from the Centre for Ecology and8 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 9. ... GLOBAL NEWS ...Hydrology in Merlewood, Cumbria. CHALLENGE TO EU BAN ON VITAMIN & MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS The big story is the massive differencesbetween the impacts that the three crops—conventional or GM—had on wildlife. In T he London-based Alliance of Natural Health (ANH) is set to mount a legal challenge to the contentious EU Food Supplements Directive (FSD). The FSD was passed into European law in July 2002 and effectively put a ban on 300 nutrients included inmany cases, these differences dwarfed 5,000 health products, most of which are in dietary supplements closest to food forms.those between a GM crop and its conven- In July 2003, the British House of Commons Standing Committee for FSDtional variety. For instance, researchers Regulations met and voted the FSD into English, Scottish and Welsh law. Dr Robertcollected an average of 1,707 beetles over a Verkerk, Executive Director of the ANH, hopes a successful challenge will result in theyear in conventional beet fields, marginally FSD being overturned by all EU states.ahead of the 1,576 found in GM beet fields. The ANH represents the interests of a number of organisations as well as independentYet this is more than double the number of manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of vitamins and minerals. Together they sug-beetles found in GM or conventional gest the existing Directive be replaced with a revised FSD that allows for high-qualitymaize, and 50 to 60 per cent more than the supplements across the whole of Europe. This would effectively harmonise good stan-number found in rape. Maize, whose GM dards, not bad ones.variety was better for wildlife than its con- Three other Directives concerning Herbal Medicine, Novel Foods and EU Medicinesventional counterpart, turned out to be are under consideration, but have not yet been ratified into UK law. The appropriationworst for wildlife overall on many counts. of traditional products is likely to increase, with food supplements, food substances and(Source: New Scientist, 25 October 2003) food beverages (health drinks and fruit juices) that are suppressed by EU Directives being repackaged as "Nutraceuticals" and sold by pharmaceutical companies.ARNIE ANOINTED BY THE ELITE? Two Labour MPs have voiced concerns about the way the Regulations were votedC onsider this Reuters news item from over a year ago… The worlds second-richest man dropped through by the Standing Committee. Kate Hoey, MP, revealed what happened: "I was a member of this committee until I said, very honestly, that I would vote against the regu- lations." She was, together with five other MPs, "unceremoniously removed" from theinto the English countryside with the committee the night before the vote and replaced with MPs who would vote in favour ofTerminator at his side on Monday, a day the FSD. According to Kate Hoey, this gives a clear message that the government caresafter warning the UKs corporate big game more for the pharmaceutical industry than it does about ordinary people. Her views arehis elephant gun was loaded. shared by Jeremy Corbyn, MP, who said: "The FSD is a product of ruthless lobbying Billionaire Warren Buffett and mean- tactics by the pharmaceutical industry which is not keen on the diversity of supply ofmachine Arnold Schwarzenegger touched vitamin supplements available in health food shops." He backs the ANH move.down by helicopter on the immaculate Legal challenges have seldom been made to the 40,000 EU Directives implementedlawns of Waddesdon Manor, a since the UK joined the Common Market in 1972, ostensibly to share in the CommonRenaissance-style château in the undulating Agricultural Policy (CAP). But Conservative MP Daniel Hannan complained to thehills of Buckinghamshire. Daily Telegraph on 3 September that "whenever you see an apparently insane Brussels Buffett, 72, is guest of honour at a closed Directive, someone, somewhere, stands to gain". And in his view, the Directives affect-two-day meeting of some of the worlds ing natural remedies were the result of lobbying by the large pharmaceutical companies.most powerful businessmen and MEP Nigel Farrage said that, on one occasion, MEPs were required to vote onfinanciers—the ultimate networking oppor- Directives 450 times in one 80-minute session. He freely admitted that it was a farce,tunity. The get-together in the ancestral and he voted as he was told.home of the Rothschild banking family will Simply to question the validity of food supplementation is no longer enough when itdiscuss economic and political issues, the is generally acknowledged that modern food production methods and deterioration oforganisers said… soil due to intensive farming are affecting vitamin and mineral content in food. For example, levels of the mineral selenium (Se) declined 50% between 1974 and 1991, and Among those invited to Waddesdon in the UK population selenium levels are lower than in many other European countries.Manor were the likes of James Fourteen forms of selenium, including the organic forms, selenium yeast andWolfensohn, president of the World Bank, selenomethionine, are forbidden on The Positive List, a list of permissible nutrientsJorma Ollila, chief executive of Nokia, and designated by the EU Commission. Specialist vitamin manufacturers have expressedDe Beers chairman Nicky Oppenheimer. concern that their products containing organic ingredients, excluded from the List, are(Source: Reuters, 24 September 2002) being compromised by synthetic or inorganic equivalents that are on the List. All attempts to include a number of organic vitamins and minerals have been refused. Not VEDIC MATHS CORRECTIONS only that, but to register their high-quality products for sale could cost up to £250,000I n the article on Vedic Mathematics pub- lished in Science News last issue, therewas an error in the material provided to us per nutrient plus evidence of their safety. All nutrients must be paid for and registered by August 2005, putting small, medium and large suppliers of food supplements under intense pressure.by the author. In essence, the FSD is another blow to the individuals freedom to choose how to look On the final page, the example given for after their health, be it in conjunction with a good diet or simply as a preventive against39 x 11 is incorrect. It should read: developing a chronic disease. Increasing visits to GPs to obtain the correct supplements, 39 x 11 = 3 (3 + 9) 9 as the Directive would have us do, will not suit the overburdened Health Service at all, = 3 12 9 but it might just serve the big corporations. = 4 2 9 (Sources: The Institute of Science in Society, 16 October 2003, http://www.i-sis.org.uk/ This makes the final answer 429, not vitamins2.ph; Alliance of Natural Health, http://www.alliance-natural-health.org)329. Our apologies for any confusion. Ed.DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 9
  • 10. 10 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 11. E ach year, the Project Censored team from Sonoma State University, California, selects and evaluates thousands of published news stories by jour- nalists working in the national and international mainstream as well as alter- native press. Students, faculty staff and community experts participate in this process, which ultimately decides on the top 25 stories that were the most under- reported by the mainstream US media. Following is an edited summary of Project Largely sidelined by Censoreds selection for 2002–2003. To see the full report plus references and updates, visit http://www.projectcensored.org/publications/2004/. See the Book the mainstream Reviews section this issue for our review of Censored 2004. — Editor media, the most 1. The Neoconservative Plan for Global Dominance important news Over the last year, the US corporate media have made much of Saddam Hussein and his stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Rarely did the media, especially television, stories of the year, address the possibility that larger strategies might also have driven the decision to invade Iraq. Broad political strategies regarding foreign policy do indeed exist and are part of the as judged by the public record. In the 1970s, the United States and the Middle East were embroiled in a tug-of-war over Project Censored oil. At the time, American military presence in the Gulf was fairly insignificant and the prospect of seizing control of Arab oilfields by force was pretty unattainable. Still, the idea team, have a strong of this level of dominance was very attractive to a group of hardline, pro-military emphasis on US Washington insiders that included both Democrats and Republicans. Eventually labelled "neoconservatives", this circle of influential strategists played important roles in the government and Defense departments of Presidents Ford, Reagan and Bush, Sr, and at conservative think- tanks throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Today, members of this circle occupy several key corporate posts in the White House, Pentagon and State Department. Most principal among them are: authoritarianism at • Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, the current Vice-President and Defense Secretary respectively, who have been closely aligned since they served with the Ford Administration home and abroad. in the 1970s; • Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, the key architect of the post-war recon- struction of Iraq; • Richard Perle, past Chairman and still member of the Pentagons Defense Policy Board which has great influence over foreign military policies; • William Kristol, Editor of the Weekly Standard and founder of the powerful neo- conservative think-tank, Project for a New American Century. Since the first Gulf War the US has built a network of military bases, now almost Compiled by completely encircling the oil fields of the Persian Gulf. In 1989, following the end of the Cold War and just prior to the Gulf War, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell and Paul WolfowitzProject Censored © 2002–2003 produced the "Defense Planning Guidance" report, advocating US military dominance Sonoma State University around the globe. The plan called for the United States to maintain and grow in military 1801 East Cotati Avenue superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. Using Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609, USA words like "pre-emptive" and "military forward presence", the plan called for the US to be Telephone: +1 (707) 664 2500 dominant over friends and foes alike. It concluded with the assertion that the US can best Email: censored@sonoma.edu attain this position by making itself "absolutely powerful". Website: For months leading up to the war against Iraq, it was widely assumed among critics of http://www.projectcensored.org the impending war that a hidden motive for military action was Iraqs oil, not terrorism or weapons of mass destruction. In fact, "No Blood for Oil" became perhaps the leadingDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 11
  • 12. slogan and bumper sticker of the peace movement. Ashcrofts staff in February 2003 and is stamped "Confidential— Since the end of this war, it has become clear that the United Not for Distribution". Patriot Act II was widely editorialisedStates and the UK have aggressively sought to maintain direct con- against in the US media, but full disclosure on the contents, impli-trol over Iraqs oil industry. When looters devastated Baghdad, cations and motivations was underdeveloped. In particular, theonly the Ministry of Oil was left unscathed since it was protected Patriot Act II proposes to place the entire Federal government andby US Marines. many areas of State government under the exclusive jurisdiction of Since then, hand-picked Iraqi officials have been installed in the the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Securityministry, under the supervision of US military and civilian offi- and the FEMA NorthCom military command.cials, and there is movement towards privatisation of Iraqs oilindustry, with France, Russia and China likely to be excluded from 3. US Illegally Removes Pages from Iraqs UN Reportrebuilding the industry or securing contracts for future Iraqi oil Throughout the winter of 2002, the Bush Administration pub-delivery. licly accused Iraqi weapons declarations of being incomplete. The almost unbelievable reality of this situation is that it was the2. Homeland Security Threatens Civil Liberties United States itself that had removed over 8,000 pages of the As reported widely in the mainstream press, the new US 11,800-page original report.Department of Homeland Security (DHS) represents the most This came as no surprise to Europeans, however, as Iraq hadextensive restructuring of the US government since 1947—the made extra copies of the complete weapons declaration report andyear the Department of War was combined unofficially distributed them to journalistswith the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard throughout Europe. The Berlin newspaperand Air Force to create the Department of Die Tageszeitung broke the story onDefense (DOD). The Department of December 19, 2002, in an article by AndreasHomeland Security combines over 100 sepa- Zumach.rate entities of the Executive Branch, includ- At the same time, according to the investi-ing the Secret Service, the Coast Guard and gation by Michael Niman, the Iraqi govern-the Border Patrol, among others. The DHS Since the end of ment sent out official copies of the report onemploys over 170,000 federal workers and November 3, 2002. One, classified ascommands a total annual budget of US$37 this war, it has "Secret", was sent to the International Atomicbillion. become clear that Energy Agency, and another copy went to the One DHS mandate largely ignored by the UN Security Council.press requires the FBI, CIA and state and the United States The US convinced Colombia, chair of thelocal governments to share intelligence and the UK have Security Council and current target of USreports with the department upon military occupation and financial aid, tocommand, without explanation. aggressively sought look the other way while the report wasAccording to the American Civil to maintain direct removed, edited and returned. OtherLiberties Union, the Department of members of the Security Council, suchHomeland Security will be "100% control over Iraqs as Britain, France, China and Russia,secret and 0% accountable". oil industry. were implicated in the missing pages as Meanwhile, the gathering, retention well (China and Russia were stilland use of information collected is a arming Iraq) and had little desire tocentral focus of the Bush expose the USAs transgression. So allAdministrations new agenda. members accepted the new, abbreviatedOfficially established to track down ter- version.rorists, the DHS can collect information But what was in the missing pageson any dissenter, American citizen or that the Bush Administration felt was sonot, violent or not. The classification of threatening that they had to berecent peace marches and protests as removed? What information were"terrorist events" within DOD and FEMA documents is one exam- Europeans privy to that Americans were not?ple of the dangerous potential of these mandates. According to Niman, "The missing pages implicated twenty- The USA Patriot Act of 2001 allows the government increased four US-based corporations and the successive Ronald Reagan andand unprecedented access to the lives of American citizens and George Bush, Sr, administrations in connection with the illegalrepresents an unrestrained imposition on civil liberties. supplying of Saddam Husseins government with myriad weapons William Safire, a writer for the New York Times, defined the first of mass destruction and the training to use them".Patriot Act as a Presidential effort to seize dictatorial control. No Corporations, agencies and laboratories documented in the origi-member of Congress was given sufficient time to study the first nal report as supporting Iraqs weapons programs prior to IraqsPatriot Act that was passed by the House on October 27, 2001. In 1990 invasion of Kuwait include:some cases, while driving the Act through Congress, Vice- • Eastman Kodak, DuPont, Honeywell, Rockwell, Sperry,President Cheney would not allow the legislation to be read, and Hewlett-Packard and Bechtel;he publicly threatened members of Congress that they would be • US government agencies such as the Department of Energy,blamed for the next terrorist attack if they did not vote for the Department of Agriculture and Department of Defense;Patriot Act. • Nuclear weapons laboratories such as Lawrence Livermore, The Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 (aka Patriot Los Alamos and Sandia.Act II) poses even greater hazards to civil liberties. The draft pro- Beginning in 1983, the United States was involved in 80 ship-posal of Patriot Act II was leaked by Attorney-General John ments of chemical and biological components, including strains of12 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 13. botulism toxin, anthrax, gangrene bacteria, West Nile fever virus Congress passed legislation that created the Transportationand Dengue fever virus. These shipments continued even after Security Authority (TSA), which oversees baggage screeners atIraq used chemical weapons against Iran in 1984. Later, in 1988, airports and requires all baggage screeners to be Federal govern-Iraq used chemical weapons against the Kurds. ment employees. But since the TSA is part of the Homeland But perhaps most importantly, the missing pages contain infor- Security Department, employees may not form or join a union.mation that could make a case for war crimes charges being laid Congressional legislation also allows Homeland Securityagainst officials within the Reagan and Bush, Sr, administrations— Director Tom Ridge to suspend civil service regulations, allow dis-including the current Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for his crimination, abolish whistleblower protections and exempt thecollaboration with Saddam Hussein leading up to the massacres of department from Freedom of Information Act regulations.Iraqi Kurds and acting as liaison for US military aid during the war The House has passed legislation that also exempts thebetween Iraq and Iran. Homeland Security Department from Title 5 of the Civil Service Act, which protects the collective bargaining rights of Federal4. Rumsfelds Plan to Provoke Terrorists employees. According to a classified document, "Special Operations andJoint Forces in Countering Terrorism", prepared for Secretary of 6. Closing Access to Information TechnologyDefense Donald Rumsfeld by his Defense Science Board, a new Technological changes, coupled with deregulation, may soonorganisation has been created to thwart potential terrorist attacks radically limit diversity on the Internet. The 7,000 Internet Serviceon the United States. Providers (ISPs) that remain in the US today are quickly dwindling This counter-terror operations group—the "Proactive to just two or three for any one locale. They are being bought outPreemptive Operations Group" by large monopolies that also control(P2OG)—will require 100 people and your local phone and cable and possiblyat least US$100 million a year. The In 1963, Americas top military Internet satellite.team of covert counterintelligence Such degree of market control spellsagents will be responsible for secret brass presented a plan that trouble for freedom of information onmissions designed to target terrorist called for a fake terrorist the Internet. Cable and phone monopo-leaders as well as "stimulate reactions" lies would become clearinghouses foramong terrorist groups, provoking campaign—complete with information. Corporations and govern-them into committing violent acts bombings, hijackings, plane ment agencies will hold tremendouswhich would then expose them to crashes and dead Americans— power to filter and censor content. ISPs"counterattack" by US forces. already have the capability to "privi- This means that the United States to provide "justification" for lege", or block out, content travellinggovernment is planning to use secret an invasion of Cuba. through their web servers. With themilitary operations in order to provoke demise of open access regulations,murderous terrorist attacks on innocent Internet content will likely resemble thepeople. In a strange twist of logic, it "monotonous diet of corporate content"seems the plan is to somehow combat terrorism by causing it. that viewers now receive with cable television. According to the report, other strategies include stealing money The monopoly power being handed over to the cable and phonefrom terrorist cells or tricking them with fake communications. companies will enable them to sell different levels of InternetThe Defense Department already maintains a secretive counter-ter- access, much like they do with cable television. For one price, youror operations group, known as Delta Force, that is called in when could access only certain pre-approved sites; for a higher price,a crisis happens. you could access a wider selection of sites; and only for the highest The current P2OG program is not entirely new to the United price could you access the entire World Wide Web. This isStates. One similar program was Operation Northwoods. In 1963, already the way that many wireless Internet packages operate.Americas top military brass presented a plan to President John F. Its clear that "marginal" content that isnt associated with e-Kennedy that called for a fake terrorist campaign—complete with commerce, big business or government would have a hard timebombings, hijackings, plane crashes and dead Americans—to pro- making it into the first-tier, "basic" packages. This isnt censorship,vide "justification" for an invasion of Cuba, the Mafia/corporate well be told. Its just that there is only so much bandwidth to gofiefdom which had recently been lost to Castro. around, and customers would rather see CNN, the Disney Channel and porn than community-based websites such as Indymedia.org.5. The Effort to Make Unions Disappear For more than a quarter of a century, big business has engaged 7. Treaty Busting by the USAin a successful campaign of weakening unions, redistributing The United States is a signatory to nine multilateral treaties thatincome away from the working class and writing business-friendly it has either blatantly violated or gradually subverted. The Bushrules for the global economy. Yet the current political climate Administration is now outright rejecting a number of those treaties,makes the last 25 years look like a golden era for workers rights. and in doing so places global security in jeopardy as other nations Called the "most pro-corporate President in history", George W. feel entitled to do the same.Bush has been engaged, particularly since 9-11, in a relentless yet The rejected treaties include: the Comprehensive Test Banlargely covert effort to undermine labour unions and worker pro- Treaty (CTBT), the Treaty Banning Antipersonnel Mines, thetections. In the wake of 9-11, the Bush administration used the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a protocolspectre of national security to justify its attack on public-sector to create a compliance regime for the Biological Weaponsunions and to stall passage of the Homeland Security Bill until Convention (BWC), the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, andreceiving the right to exempt the 180,000 employees of the new the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. The US is also not complyingdepartment from most civil-service protections. with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the ChemicalDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 13
  • 14. Weapons Commission (CWC), the BWC and the UN Framework Despite the fanfare (stripping the burka; the signing of theConvention on Climate Change. "Declaration of Essential Rights of Afghan Women"), little has The 20th century was the bloodiest in human history, with a changed for the average Afghani woman. Many women have yettotal of 174 million people killed in genocide and war. The world to stop wearing the burka due to fear of persecution, and the newincreasingly needs an international legal framework which can Interior Ministry still requires women to receive permission fromprotect the people of the world from heinous criminal acts such as their male relatives before they travel.genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. This reasoning As of July 2002, the life expectancy for the people ofexplains the votes of the 139 countries that signed the Rome Afghanistan is 46 years. The average yearly income per capita isTreaty and the 67 ratifications that have resulted in the establish- US$280. As for the children, 90 per cent are not in school. Afterment of the ICC. 23 years of war, the adult male population has been decimated and Former US President Bill Clinton signed the Rome Treaty sup- many children have taken the place of their fathers and mothers asporting the International Criminal Court when he held office. the breadwinners in their families. Some scavenge for scrap metal,However, in an unprecedented action, George W. Bush actually wood or bricks, while others hammer sheet metal, fill potholes orerased Clintons signature (a US President has never before build coffins. They are lucky to earn five cents an hour. More"unsigned" a treaty). Moreover, his administration has declared it than one out of every four children in Afghanistan will die beforehas no intention whatsoever of cooperating with the ICC. their fifth birthday. Beyond this, the region is just overcoming a three-year drought which killed half the crops and 80 per cent of8. American and British Forces Continue Use of livestock in some areas.Depleted Uranium Weapons Despite Massive Evidenceof Negative Health Effects 10. Africa Faces New Threat of Colonialism American and British coalition forces are using depleted Today, Africa is the most war-torn continent in the world. Overuranium (DU) shells in the war against Iraq and deliberately the past 15 years, 32 of the 53 African countries experienced vio-flouting a UN resolution which lent conflict. During the Cold War yearsclassifies the munitions as illegal (1950–1989), the US provided Africaweapons of mass destruction. with arms and training worth $1.5 bil- Nobel Peace Prize candidate Dr lion, thus setting the stage for the cur-Helen Caldicott states that the tiny Africas natural riches will rent round of conflicts. From 1991 toradioactive particles created when a continue to be bought and sold 1995, the US increased the amount ofDU weapon hits a target are easily by the autonomous Western weapons and other military assistanceinhaled through gas masks. The parti- to 50 of the total 53 African countries.cles, which lodge in the lungs, can be powers-that-be under the Over the years, these US-funded warstransferred to the kidneys and other namesake of "development" have been responsible for the deaths ofvital organs. Gulf War veterans are millions of Africans and the subsequentexcreting uranium in their urine and and with the feigned support displacement, disease and starvation ofalso in their semen, leading to chromo- of the African people. many millions more.somal damage. DU has a half-life of In June 2002, leaders from the eight4.1 billion years. The negative effects most powerful countries in the worldfound in one generation of US veterans (the G8) met to form a "Newcould be the fate of all future generations Partnership for Africas Development"of Iraqi people. (NEPAD) as an "anti-poverty" campaign. One glaring omission, In addition to Dr Doug Rokke, the Pentagons original expert on however, was the consultation and representation of the AfricanDU, ex-army nurse Carol Picou has been outspoken about the neg- nations: not one of the eight leaders was from Africa. The dangerative effects of DU on herself and other veterans. She has com- of the NEPAD proposal is that it fails to protect Africa frompiled extensive documentation on the birth defects found among exploitation of its resources. NEPAD is akin to Plan Colombia inthe Iraqi people and the children of US Gulf War veterans. She its attempt to employ Western development techniques to providewas threatened in anonymous phone calls on the eve of her testi- economic opportunities for international investment.mony to Congress. Subsequently, her car, in which she had left All over Africa, activists, trade unionists and womens organisa-sensitive information on DU, was mysteriously destroyed. tions are mobilising against NEPAD. The objective of NEPAD will be to provide "increased aid to developing countries that9. Poverty, Womens Rights and Civil Disruption Worse embrace the required development model". The harrowing effectsThan Ever in Afghanistan of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank debt on the While all eyes have been turned to Iraq, the people of African continent will be neither addressed nor revoked by the newAfghanistan have continued to suffer in silence in what is program. Under NEPAD, Africas natural riches will continue toconsidered to be their worst poverty in decades. The promised be bought and sold by the autonomous Western powers-that-bedemocratic government is too concerned with assassination under the namesake of "development" and with the feigned sup-attempts to worry about the suffering of its people. port of the African people. The Afghani people still have no new constitution, no new laws Loans provided by the IMF, World Bank and G8 have tradition-and little food. Ethnic and political rivalries plague the country ally included strategies known as Structural Adjustment Programsand the military power of the warlords has increased. While the (SAPs), which came into effect in Africa in 1980. SAPs requireInternational Security Assistance Force (ISAF)—the 4,500-strong that governments reduce public spending (especially on health,foreign peacekeeping unit—is assigned to defend only the capital, education and food/storage) in order to pay Western banks. Theyprivate armies of an estimated 700,000 men roam Afghanistan, must also increase exports of raw materials to the West, encouragecontinuing the traditional system of fiefdoms. foreign investment and privatise state enterprises. Instead of14 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 15. reducing the debt, since 1980 SAPs have increased African debt by socialised the Venezuelan government. One of his most controver-500 per cent, creating a domino effect of disasters (prolonged sial moves was to nationalise Venezuelas oil company, PDVSA.famine, conflict, abject poverty, environmental exploitation) linked Venezuela is the fourth-largest oil-producing nation and the third-to an estimated 21 million deaths and, in the process, transferring largest oil provider to the US. With Venezuela the leader ofhundreds of billion dollars to the West. OPEC, Chavez has encouraged lowering oil production to raise prices. He also changed a 60-year-old agreement with oil compa-11. United States Implicated in Taliban Massacre nies that raised royalties for Venezuela. A documentary entitled Massacre at Mazar, released in 2002 by Chavez has irritated the US in many ways. He changed theScottish film producer Jamie Doran, implicates US troops in the Venezuelan Constitution in 1999, granting more land rights to thetorturing and deaths of approx. 3,000 men from Mazar-i-Sharif, poor, who make up over half of the 24 million people inAfghanistan. Venezuela. He refused to allow US planes to fly over Venezuela Dorans documentary follows the finding of Physicians for during their military activities in Colombia. President Chavez wasHuman Rights (PHR) that there is evidence for the disposal of also the first head of state to visit Saddam Hussein in Iraq since thehuman remains at two mass gravesites near Mazar-i-Sharif. In the imposition of embargoes in 1990.documentary, two witnesses claim that they were forced to drive Because of the close relationship that many of Venezuelasinto the desert with hundreds of Taliban prisoners who were held wealthy have with the United States, the coup took place with littlein sealed cargo containers. The witnesses allege that the orders opposition from Venezuelas long-established business and politi-came from a local US commander. Prisoners who had not yet suf- cal community. The Bush Administration was quick to endorsefocated to death inside the vans were shot by Northern Alliance the change in government, which put Pedro Carmona, a wealthygunmen while 30 to 40 US soldiers stood watching. businessman and former business associate of George Bush, Sr, Irfan Azgar Ali, a survivor of the trip, informed the London into office. Carmonas first move as President was to "dissolve theGuardian newspaper: "They crammed us into sealed shipping Constitution, national legislature, Supreme Court, Attorney-containers. We had no water for 20 hours. We banged on the side Generals office and Comptrollers office".of the container. There was no air and In the United States, corporate pressit was very hot. There were 300 of us covered the coup from a sympatheticin my container. By the time we anti-Chavez perspective. Televisionarrived in Sheberghan, only 10 of us stations in Venezuela refused to coverwere alive." Prisoners who had not yet the anti-coup protests, choosing instead One Afghani truck driver, forced to suffocated to death inside to run their regular program schedules.drive the containers, said the prisoners Five out of the six major networks arebegan to beg for air. "Northern the vans were shot by owned by a single owner, who support-Alliance commanders told us to stop Northern Alliance gunmen ed US involvement in Venezuela. CIAthe trucks and we came down," he said. Special Operations psychological war-"After that, they shot into the contain- while 30 to 40 US soldiers fare (PSYOPs) agents produced televi-ers to make air holes. Blood came stood watching. sion announcements, purportedly bypouring out. They were screaming Venezuelan political and business lead-inside." Another driver in the convoy ers, saying Chavez "provoked" the cri-estimated that an average of 150 to 160 sis by ordering his supporters to fire onpeople died in each container. When the peaceful protesters in Caracas.containers were unlocked at Sheberghan, the bodies of the dead Despite the distorted media coverage in Venezuela, a huge anti-tumbled out. coup civil protest involving hundreds of thousands of people Another witness stated that they observed a US soldier break an began. Several branches of the Venezuelan military joined theAfghani prisoners neck and pour acid on others. anti-coup forces. The streets of Caracas were flooded with protest- The filmmakers allege that, in addition to bodies of Taliban pris- ers and soldiers vehemently chanting anti-Carmona slogans.oners, thousands of Afghanis, Pakistanis, Uzbeks, Chechens and Within two days, Carmona stepped down and Chavez returned toTajiks may also be buried there. power. The film has been shown on television in 14 countries, andDoran was able to show the documentary to the Italian and 13. Corporate Personhood ChallengedGerman parliaments in December 2002. On January 15, 2003, he Since the founding of the USA, a debate has raged over thewas also able to get the film shown to members of British nature of corporations and whether they should be entitled to theParliament. As a result, quietly, the United Nations has agreed to same right to legal "personhood" as actual people. This idea ofundertake an investigation into the incident. corporate personhood has recently come under scrutiny. It was back in 1886 that a Supreme Court decision (Santa Clara12. Bush Administration Behind Failed Military Coup in County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company) ostensibly led toVenezuela corporate personhood and free speech rights, thereby guaranteeing The April 11, 2002, military coup in Venezuela was supported protections under the First and Fourteenth Amendments.by the United States government. According to intelligence ana- However, according to author Thom Hartmann, the relativelylyst Wayne Madsen, the CIA actively organised the coup. "The mundane court case never actually granted these personhood rightsCIA provided Special Operations Group personnel, headed by a to corporations. In fact, Chief Justice Morrison Waite wrote, "Welieutenant-colonel on loan from the US Special Operations avoided meeting the Constitutional question in the decision". Yet,Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to help organize the coup when writing up the case summary—which has no legal status—against Chavez," he said. the Court reporter, a former railroad president named J. C. Since his 1998 election, President Hugo Chavez has increasingly Bancroft Davis, declared, "The defendant Corporations are personsDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 15
  • 16. within the intent of the clause in section 1 of the Fourteenth Rather than working to remedy these problems, the PentagonAmendment to the Constitution of the United States, which forbids claims that the burden of regulations is undercutting troop readi-a state to deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protec- ness. The Pentagon already operates military bases in and outsidetion of the laws". But the Court had made no such legal determi- the US as "federal reservations", which fall outside normal regula-nation. It was the clerks opinion and misrepresentation of the case tion. Yet the Department of Defense is seeking further exemptionsin the headnote upon which current claims of corporate person- in Congress from the Migratory Bird Treaties Act, the Wildlifehood and free speech entitlements now rest. Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act and the In 1978, however, the Supreme Court further entrenched the National Environmental Policy Act.idea of corporate personhood by deciding that corporations wereentitled to the free speech right to give money to political causes— 16. Plan Puebla–Panama and the FTAAthus linking free speech with financial clout. The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is a trade agree- But more recently, in December 2002, Porter township, ment intended to spread NAFTAs trade rules to an additional 31Pennsylvania, unanimously passed an ordinance denying corporate Latin American nations by 2005. Working in conjunction withclaims to personhood. The township is the first and only local FTAA is Plan Puebla–Panama (PPP), a multibillion-dollar devel-government in the United States to deny these civil and constitu- opment plan in progress that would turn southern Mexico and alltional rights to corporations. Porter township and neighbouring of Central America into a colossal free trade zone, competing inRush township have laws that govern the local dumping of the worldwide race to drain wages, working conditions, environ-Pittsburgh-generated sludge by charging the dumping companies a mental protection and human rights."tipping fee". PPP is the brainchild of Mexican President and former Coca- Cola executive Vicente Fox. Fox set priorities when he first took14. Unwanted Refugees a Global Problem office, stating, "My government is by entrepreneurs, for entrepre- In the last 10 years, the number of displaced people has explod- neurs". Not surprisingly, then, the PPP emerges not as a strategyed. Known as refugees, asylum seekers, illegal aliens or unautho- to end the endemic poverty in this region but, rather, to induce pri-rised economic migrants, many are the indigenous of their region vate investment/colonisation as this turns over control of the areasand almost all are the poorest of the vast natural resources—including water,poor. oil, minerals, timber and ecological bio- According to the 2002 World diversity—to the private sector, mostlyRefugee Survey, there are as many as The worlds largest polluter, multinational corporations.40 million displaced people throughout There has been almost no coveragethe world. Fifteen million are seeking the US military, generates in the American press of the fact thatasylum in other countries. In addition, nearly 10 million Brazilians votedthere are at least 22 million "internally 750,000 tons of toxic waste against the FTAA in an informaldisplaced" within their country of ori- material annually— plebiscite; that Americans,gin, who are not protected by interna- Argentinians, Ecuadorians, Mexicanstional law and are therefore at even more than the five largest and Uruguayans are engaged in similargreater risk of oppression and abuse. chemical companies in processes of consulta popular, or peo- Often, the international response to ples referendum; and that national orterrorist acts is to blame the refugees, the US combined. regional Forums Against the FTAAeven when they themselves are the vic- have been held in Argentina, Bolivia,tims. The international community is the Caribbean, Central America,unwilling to devote necessary resources Colombia and Ecuador.to help resolve those conflicts, or at least to address fully the socialand humanitarian issues. 17. Clear Channel Monopoly Draws Criticism Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio, Texas, may not15. US Militarys War on the Earth yet be a household name, but in the past seven years the radio sta- The worlds largest polluter, the US military, generates 750,000 tion conglomerate has rocketed to a place alongside NBC andtons of toxic waste material annually—more than the five largest Gannett as one of the largest media companies in the Unitedchemical companies in the US combined. This pollution occurs States.globally as the US maintains bases in dozens of countries. In the Before passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, aUS, there are 27,000 toxic hot spots on 8,500 military properties. company could not own more than 40 radio stations in the entireWashingtons Fairchild Air Force Base is the number one producer USA. With the Acts sweeping relaxation of ownership limits, theof hazardous waste, generating over 13 million pounds of waste in cap on radio ownership was eliminated. As a result, Clear Channel1997. Not only is the military emitting toxic material directly into has dominated the industry by growing from 40 radio stationsthe air and water, its poisoning the land of nearby communities, nationally in the mid-1990s to approximately 1,225 stationsresulting in increased rates of cancer, kidney disease, birth defects, nationally by 2003. The station also dominates the audience sharelow birth weight and miscarriage. in 100 of 112 major markets. The military currently manages 25 million acres of land, provid- In addition to its radio stations, Clear Channel also owns televi-ing habitat for some 300 threatened or endangered species. sion station affiliates, billboards and outdoor advertising, and ownsGroups such as Defenders of Wildlife have sued the military for or exclusively books the vast majority of concert venues,damage done to endangered animal populations by bomb tests. amphitheatres and clubs in the country. According to NOW withThe testing of low-frequency sonar technology is accused of hav- Bill Moyers, in 2000 Clear Channel purchased the nations largesting played a role in the stranding deaths of whales around the concert and events promoter, and in 2001 Clear Channel did 70 perworld. cent of national ticket sales.16 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 17. 18. Charter Forest Proposal Threatens Access to Public KBR is a subsidiary of Halliburton, the energy company former-Land ly headed by the now US Vice-President Dick Cheney. When he The Bush administrations Charter Forest Proposal is an attempt was Secretary of Defense for Bush, Sr, Cheney awardedto privatise and profit from public forestland. Under this proposal, Halliburton a $3.9 million contract to "study and then implementpublic land management will be transferred from public hands to the privatization of routine army functions". KBR was given a 10-local, privately controlled oversight boards. The plan is the year contract in 1992, the first under the Department of Defensesadministrations attempt to further commodify and privatise the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP). [Halliburtoncollective public domain of national forests by implementing ideas KBR was also awarded a LOGCAP III 10-year contract informulated by the American Recreation Coalition (ARC). December 2001. Ed.] This "cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-deliv- ARC represents resort developers and more than 100 motorised ery/indefinite-quantity service" is an open-ended mandate for pri-recreation industries. It touts the Walt Disney Corporation as its vatisation anywhere in the world.most prominent member. According to its own description, the It is significant that Cheney has directly benefited from theseARC "strives to catalyze public/private partnerships for outdoor contracts (he receives compensation of US$180,000 a year fromrecreation opportunities". Halliburton) and his staff continues to receive advice from the company.19. US Dollar versus the Euro: Retired Admiral Joe Lopez, formerAnother Reason for the Invasion of Commander-in-Chief of US Forces inIraq southern Europe as well as Cheneys aide President Richard Nixon removed US under the elder Bush, is now the Senior Vice-currency from the gold standard in 1971. President at KBR and responsible forSince then, the worlds supply of oil has been military contracting.traded in US fiat dollars, making the dollarthe dominant world reserve currency. 21. Third World Austerity Policies:Countries must provide the United States The euro has begun Coming Soon to a City Near Youwith goods and services for dollars—which Policies traditionally carried out overseasthe United States can freely print. To to emerge as a by "international lending institutions" such aspurchase energy and pay off any IMF debts,countries must hold vast dollar reserves. The serious threat to the World Bank or International Monetary Fund (IMF) are quickly becoming part of theworld is attached to a currency that one dollar hegemony US domestic economy. Privatisation,country can produce at will. This meansthat—in addition to controlling world and US economic loss of social services, bifurcation of the economy and an overall decline intrade—the United States is importing dominance. the lives of working people are ansubstantial quantities of goods and ongoing reality in the United States.services for very low relative costs. Officially, IMF and World Bank The euro has begun to emerge as a measures were imposed to curb infla-serious threat to dollar hegemony and tion, increase exports and strengthenUS economic dominance. The dollar the fiscal condition of debtor nations,may prevail throughout the Western allowing them to pay back their loans.Hemisphere, but the euro and dollar are In actuality, however, the commonclashing in the former Soviet Union, result of structural adjustments hasCentral Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and been depressed wages, reduced con-the Middle East. sumer purchase-power, and environ- In November 2000, Iraq became the mental degradation, while profit ratesfirst OPEC nation to begin selling its oil for euros. Since then, the for multinational investors have been boosted. Small farmers, hav-value of the euro has increased 17 per cent, and the dollar has ing lost their subsidies and import protections, are driven off theirbegun to decline. One important reason for the invasion and land into overcrowded cities.installation of a US-dominated government in Iraq was to force the According to a number of economists, including the formercountry back to the dollar. Another reason for the invasion was to chief economist for the World Bank, as Western investment in thedissuade further OPEC momentum towards the euro, especially Third World increased throughout the 1990s so did poverty andfrom Iran—the second largest OPEC producer—which was active- social instability.ly discussing a switch to euros for its oil exports. 22. Welfare Reform Up for Reauthorisation, but Still No20. Pentagon Increases Private Military Contracts Safety Net War profiteering has risen to an all-time high under the Bush In 1996, US President Bill Clinton enacted legislation that endedAdministration. For the first time in history, one in 10 people 61 years of federal aid designed to lift families out of poverty anddeployed during a war was a private contractor. From building the ushered in a commitment to lower welfare rolls and force recipi-tent cities to maintaining the fighter jets and training the troops in ents to work. The 1996 law, entitled Temporary Assistance forlive-weapons fire, private companies have made a killing in the Needy Families (TANF), is set to be reviewed in the summer ofinvasion of Iraq. 2003. Staffed largely by ex-military and Defense Department officials, Poverty and unemployment are on the rise in the US, and theprivate companies—such as Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), welfare safety net for needy children no longer meets basic needs.DynCorp, Cubic, ITT and MPRI—have been aggressively snatch- Yet the Bush Administration is seeking to reduce the safety neting up government contracts. even more.DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 17
  • 18. 23. Argentina Crisis Sparks Cooperative Growth 100 legal, worker-owned cooperatives in Argentina, which range The citizens of Argentina are cooperatively rebuilding their in size from eight employees to over a thousand. Roughly 10country, rising above the financial devastation caused by decades businesses a month are being taken over and run by the employees.of privatisation and military leadership. Most of them share a model similar to Brukmans, where the By December 2001 the International Monetary Fund recipe had workers elect the managers of the company and the profits are splitgone sour, destroying currency values and employment levels. among the workers. The original owners often attempt to evictThe IMF "recipe" had used loans to prop up an overvalued peso as workers, but are unsuccessful either because they are legallywell as push the multinational privatisation of Argentinian compa- challenged or because members of the local neighbourhoodnies. The resulting crisis left thousands of people unemployed. assemblies show up and hold nonviolent protests and vigils againstFearing a run on the banks, the government froze accounts, enrag- the eviction of the workers.ing a public that was already nervous about losing their life sav-ings. Millions took to the streets throughout the country. 24. US Aid to Israel Fuels Repressive Occupation in The President resigned and, within a month, Argentina had Palestinedefaulted on US$132 billion of foreign debt and was suffering a 25 US aid to Israel over the course of its 54 years of nationhood hasper cent unemployment rate, a middle class rapidly slipping into fuelled the illegal occupation of Palestinian land, supersedingpoverty, widespread hunger and mounting crime. What had once Palestinian rights to self-government.been the worlds seventh richest nation found itself in complete During the last 25 years, US aid to Israel has comprised about 60economic, political and social collapse. per cent military aid and 40 per cent economic aid. There is a new Alva Sotelo was a seamstress at a plan to phase out all economic aid byBrukman factory in Buenos Aires, 2008 in order to have all the aid going towhere, like many other debt-burdened the military. Israel receives aboutfactories, the owners cut their losses There are about 100 legal, US$3 billion a year in direct aid and $3and abandoned the plant. With the billion a year in indirect aid in the formidea of survival fuelling the factorys worker-owned cooperatives in of special loans and grants. It is with"former" employees, they began sleep- Argentina, which range in size this aid that Israel has been able to con-ing in the factory, hoping their from eight employees to over tinue the comprehensive and unrelent-employers would come back and pay ing occupation of the West Bank andtheir wages. Eventually, the workers a thousand. Roughly 10 Gaza.at Brukman and hundreds of other pre- businesses a month are being Today, Israel is bulldozingviously employed factory workers, Palestinian farmers olive trees in orderhaving no other alternative, began taken over and run by the to build an encompassing 30-foot-highslowly to run the factory themselves. employees. cement wall with gun towers and elec-The workers at Brukman elected a six- tric fencing to imprison Palestiniansmember commission to coordinate the and the entire West Bank. Israeli forceswork; they managed to pay off the have commandeered the Westerndebts with factory profits and pay work- Aquifer (which constitutes 50 per centers an equal amount by dividing the remaining profits. of the West Banks water supply) and thousands of acres of The middle and lower classes have joined in a grassroots move- Palestinian agricultural land. Since Israel barred most Palestiniansment to take back the country. The power vacuum is being filled from working inside Israel, unemployment in the West Bank hasby an array of grassroots democratic organisations. Asambleas soared to over 50 per cent. Agriculture is therefore more importantpopulares (popular assemblies) are occurring all over the country, than ever.including in over 200 neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires alone. Square foot by square foot, olive tree by olive tree, village byThese assemblies consist of people gathering in parks or plazas to village, Israel is relentlessly taking over Jerusalem, the West Bankaddress problems facing their communities: food distribution, and Gaza with the full support of the American taxpayer.health care, day care, welfare and transportation. "The spirit on thestreets and in the assemblies is that people can govern themselves," 25. Convicted Corporations Receive Perks Instead ofnotes [SIC] Magazine. Punishment According to one poll, one third of Argentinians have attended a American energy giant Enron and telecommunications companypopular assembly, and "35 per cent say the assemblies constitute a WorldCom committed massive corporate fraud and illegal acts.new form of political organization". Many people have even dis- Declaring bankruptcy in December 2001, they left thousands ofengaged themselves from the formal peso economy by joining American workers jobless and without pensions."barter clubs"—neighbourhood-based economic networks, often The Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, andwith their own currency, that let citizens trade goods and services Corpwatch, a multinational watchdog group, have uncovered evi-without dealing with the banks. The barter system now accounts dence of bribery scandals, environmental degradation and viola-for US$400 to $600 million worth of business. tions of international and labour laws. The spirit of the cooperative is alive and well in cities, rural Yet Enron still has a 25 per cent interest in a Bolivian oil compa-areas and neighbourhoods all over Argentina. Neighbourhood ny called Transredes. Working with Shell Oil, the company isassemblies have organised alternative forms of survival such as building a pipeline through Bolivias Chaco Forest region—an areastreet-corner soup kitchens. Food donations are now replacing internationally known for its biodiversity, endangered species andmoney as the price of entrance to cultural events. Community gar- as the ancestral homeland of the indigenous Guarani and Guianeckdens are prospering. peoples. In December 2002, Transredes was granted US$220 mil- The most extraordinary of these new forms of survival are lion in loans from the International Development Bank, to beworker cooperatives like the Brukman factory. There are about backed by US taxpayer dollars. ∞18 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
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  • 21. THE CHALLENGES OF OUR MODERN WORLD D r Edward Howell, the pioneer in the clinical use of plant enzymes, began work- ing at Dr Henry Lindlahrs nature cure sanitarium in the 1920s near Chicago, Illinois. Dr Lindlahr is considered by many to be the "Father of Naturopathy", Although introducing the modality to the public after his own diabetes was cured by Father Sebastian Kneipp, a nature cure doctor in Bavaria. Father Kneipp used his "cold enzymes are water cure" and herbs to restore the health of his patients. Dr Howells research and observations led him to believe that if he could replace the generally enzymes lost in cooked and processed food, the nutrients could be better utilised. In 1932 he founded the National Enzyme Company to produce food enzymes to help in digestion. associated with During his clinical practise, he witnessed hundreds of patients cures from chronic raw food and degenerative disease. Dr Howell advocated at least a 75% raw food diet and taking digestive plant enzymes digestion, they with the remaining cooked food. In an interview conducted towards the end of his life, he remarked that even if someone ate a mostly raw food diet, it still would be important to have been use concentrated plant enzymes. Replenishing what he referred to as the "enzyme bank" was a sure way to maintain ones health into old age and prevent disease. shown to have While eating an entirely raw food diet would seem ideal, in most cases it would not be realistic for the majority of people at this time. Even the vegetables of the cruciferous clinical uses in family (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale) should not be eaten raw. They contain thyroid-inhibiting factors that should be destroyed by cooking. treating disease Though there is a growing awareness of diet, nutrition and alternative medicine, the and restoring average person leaves it to someone else to "fix" them. Thanks to the medias flood of advertisements, they usually rely on over-the-counter drugs. The combination of propa- health. ganda and naïveté allows the average person not to take full responsibility for their own health. Changing the system so that raw food was the main staple of society would demand a complete alteration of the food and medical industry and require re-education on food preparations. It might even challenge belief systems in many cultures. It would confront the largest and most powerful industry in the world: the pharmaceutical/petroleum cartel. Monsanto would be the first to sue anyone having anything to do with it because it would Part 2 of 3 invalidate the corporations push for global market control of worthless genetically engi- neered seeds. Only organically cultivated seeds could be used because of the greater enzyme content inherent in the plants once they were grown. All food would be organi- cally grown, not only to prevent the pesticide/herbicide interference with normal bodily enzyme functions but because mineral content in organic food is far more abundant, min- erals being necessary co-enzymes. Appliance companies selling microwave ovens would be driven out of business unless they developed new products. All those cooking shows by Mark Rojek © 2003 on cable television would have to reinvent themselves by coming up with novel ways to prepare raw food. There would be an ongoing debate, as there is now, on whether to be vegetarian, since 785 N. Dancer Road eating raw meat would probably be seen as abhorrently barbaric. Nonetheless, Dr Howell Dexter, MI 48130, USA specifically discussed how the Eskimo culture ate raw autolysed meat. Howell points out Telephone/fax: +1 (734) 433 9267 the original meaning of the American Indian word "Eskimo": "he who eats it raw". The Email: mrojek1@earthlink.net technique of autolysis involves keeping meat in the proper conditions of temperature and Website: http://www.radianthealth.cc moisture for the enzyme cathepsin, found in meat tissue, to break it down slowly. It has been practised for centuries. Traditionally, Eskimos survived brutal winters in theDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 21
  • 22. northern tundra living on raw, pre-digested meats and blubber, • the exact pH (alkalinity or acidity);without any fruit or vegetables or degenerative disease! When • a specific substance (substrate) to work on.they began eating a "regular" diet of cooked foods high incarbohydrates, they experienced an increase in degenerative Water: The Gift of Lifedisease. In order for enzymes to be active, moisture must be present. Howell explains there is no evidence that humans can live on an Enzymes will not work in a dry environment. They must haveexclusively raw meat diet, but he does make the point for autoly- moisture.sis. The hygienic conditions of those animals raised as food sup- All legumes, nuts and seeds contain enzyme inhibitors. Theply would have to be updated so that they lived in extremely clean inhibitors prevent those foods from spontaneously growing, andenvironments without cages and were free to roam. They in turn also nullify the bodys own digestive enzymes from working onwould not eat grains but would be pasture fed. Antibiotics and them. This is why they are so difficult to digest and why we feelother drugs would be used only in rare instances. This would cost tired after eating them. It costs the body great amounts of energyseveral billion dollars or more to change worldwide. It is doubtful to digest them. Heating will destroy enzyme inhibitors but willthe food and pharmaceutical industry would go along with it. also destroy the enzymes themselves. Soaking these foods for atSince the bottom line in any industry is profits, there would be far least 12 hours not only destroys the inhibitors but activates theless profit if farmers and the populace suddenly did not need the enzymes. Once activated, enzymes will begin breaking downmajority of pharmaceuticals. proteins, fats and carbohydrates within the legume, nut or seed, Traditions and cultural implications aside, the socio-economic giving the body pre-digested food.structures of todays world make it difficult to achieve this change In his book, Your Bodys Many Cries For Water 1, Dr Fereydoontowards eating raw food on a grand scale. Nonetheless, there are Batmanghelidj documents chronic dehydration as a causative fac-small groups around the world who are practising this way of eat- tor for many health problems such as asthma, arthritis, allergies,ing. They mostly advocate vegetarian- back pain, hypertension, migraineism. Whether being a vegetarian is the headaches and other degenerative dis-most appropriate approach to health is eases. Coffee, alcohol, manufacturedstill debatable; it is not to be addressed beverages and many of the pharmaceu-here. Even vegetarians have major tical drugs dehydrate the body. Hehealth issues, sometimes far worse believes dehydration to be the rootthan non-vegetarians. What the author Enzymes will not work cause of many degenerative diseases.is addressing is the clinical use ofenzymes as therapeutic tools for pre- in a dry environment. Enzymes are the only substances capable of doing work in the body, butventing and reversing disease and They must have moisture. they need adequate moisture in ordermaintaining optimal health. to accomplish this. The therapeutic use of enzymes Is it possible that dehydration forreveals significant differences between extended periods inhibits or slows nor-enzymes resulting from animal mal enzyme functions which couldsources and those of plant origin. lead to disease? It may be an academicToday, animal-based enzymes are pri- point of argument. When the body ismarily derived from the pancreas of freshly slaughtered pigs. dehydrated, the blood becomes thick, making normal bodily func-They contain the highest enzyme concentrations from animal tioning difficult. Taking aspirin will thin the blood, but not with-sources that we know of to date. They have been used since the out side effects. Drinking more water will also thin the blood.early 1900s and have been very effective under certain conditions. Supplemental enzymes will thin the blood, but large amounts areSome enzymes are obtained from plants, including bromelain required to accomplish this.from pineapple, papain from papaya and nanokinase from soy fer- There are several ways to view any health crisis and there maymentation. Other plant-based enzymes are produced from differ- be more than one way to remedy it. Finding the safest, most nat-ent fungus/mould species by "growing" them. Various enzymes ural and medically sound way of supporting the body to achievecan be cultured from these fungi/moulds in very high concentra- resolution of any health crisis can be challenging for the averagetions. Contrary to popular belief, these enzymes do not contain person. Having the media thrusting advertisements at them and atany of the substances they were grown from; laboratories manu- the same time spewing propaganda about questionable safetyfacturing plant enzymes have independent laboratory assays avail- issues of natural remedies, it is no wonder most people are con-able to verify this. fused and leery. Some will say: "What about vitamin and mineral depletion inENZYME ACTIVATION DEPENDENT FACTORS the soil and our food as causative factors in disease? What about Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients and our polluted environment—the pesticides, herbicides and industri-the symptoms of their deficiencies are well documented, often al waste?" Frankly, it should not take a rocket scientist to con-occurring soon after depletion. Signs and symptoms of enzyme clude how health-damaging our waste and chemical toxicity havedeficiencies take much longer to manifest and are very often become. It is essential to eat organically grown food, whilemissed in clinical evaluations. avoiding junk food and food that has been genetically modified, Enzymes are usually bound to either a mineral or a vitamin, microwaved and/or irradiated. Yet if you eat cooked food, thewhich are co-enzymes. Unlike most vitamins and minerals, body will still suffer from enzyme deficiencies. When there isenzymes are unique, requiring four specific conditions for activa- enough of natures "labour force"—namely, metabolic enzymestion in order to function: and fluid circulating throughout the body—digestion, tissue • moisture (water); repair, growth, immune function and detoxification will proceed • ideal temperature range; normally.22 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 23. Dr Loomis includes a 24-hour urinalysis in his system of evalu- acid concentrates down to about 2.0–3.0 during digestion. This isation. "Volume" represents how much fluid intake there is and why animal-based enzymes can never digest food, since they arehow well the body eliminates it. In relation to chlorides and spe- limited to the alkaline end of the pH spectrum.cific gravity, volume reveals sodium chloride (salt) intake and One of the bodys most important functions, monitored by thekidney function respectively. Does one ingest too much salt or hypothalamus, is that of keeping the blood pH between 7.35 andnot enough? Does the patient drink enough water or too much? 7.45—which, as indicated above, is alkaline. The slightest devia- Many people drink too many liquids (not necessarily water) in tion from this narrow range will throw the body into crisis. Sincethe belief that they are doing their bodies good by flushing out animal-based enzymes work only in an alkaline environment, theytoxins. While elimination of toxins is beneficial and to be encour- have been shown to work best when taken in between meals toaged, excessive fluid intake can deplete and change the electrolyte break down unwanted protein such as undigested food remnants,balance, resulting in numerous other health issues. Rather than viruses, bacteria and other pathogenic micro-organisms. They areguess how much water your body needs, you are advised to fol- also clinically proven in reducing inflammation.low the recommendations in Dr Batmanghelidjs book. Most of the original clinical studies using enzymes were done In addition, utilising Dr Loomiss 24-hour urinalysis will prove in Europe, particularly Germany. These were primarily per-to the patient if they are drinking excessive amounts of water, too formed using animal pancreatic enzymes. A library search of lit-little water or just the right amounts daily. Adjusting water intake erature dating back to the early 1900s shows that most studiesbased on a 24-hour urinalysis is a clinically sound method of cor- were written in French, Italian and German. Very few studiesrecting electrolyte levels and balancing acidic/alkaline conditions. were presented in English until the late 1930s, as found in the Index Medicus. Even today, most clinical studies recorded in theTemperature medical literature still employ animal-based enzymes (pancreatin) Temperature plays a crucial role in how active enzymes are and are from Europe.within the environment in which they are working. Bromelain Common usage for pancreatic enzymes is in the treatment ofand papain are two protein-digesting enzymes common in com- pancreatic insufficiency diseases such as steatorrhoea (excessivemercial and industrial use. Bromelain is utilised in the meat amounts of undigested fat in stools), cystic fibrosis and pancreati-industry as a meat tenderiser because its ideal temperature range tis. Results are mixed, but generally some help is obtained fromis 120–160°F (48.89–71.11°C). Papain is used in the tanning pancreatin. While some of the inflammation is reduced to aindustry to soften leather. Its optimal temperature is around degree, digestion is very little affected due to the fact that pancre-105°F (40.56°C). Bromelain and papain have had some success atin does not work in the acidic pH of the stomach.in clinical use as anti-inflammatory agents. However, their limit- Plant enzymes, on the other hand, are known to have a muched results might be due to the bodys temperature of 98.6°F greater effect in these conditions due to the advantage of their(37.0°C), which is not ideal for them. Enzymes produced from broad pH range. A study out of England observed that a smallmould/fungus organisms, however, have an ideal temperature amount of an acid-stable lipase from plant sources was asrange of 95–105°F (35.0–40.56°C). At the normal body tempera- effectual as a 25-times larger dose of animal pancreatin.2ture of 98.6°F, plant enzymes from mould/fungus origins are per-fect. This will be seen when we discuss fever in part three of thisarticle series. Animal-based enzymes (pancreatin) are heat labile, as are plantenzymes. Dr Howell noted that heating food at 118°F (47.78°C)or greater, for any length of time, destroys all the enzymes. Pancreatin, which has been used most extensively over the last80 years, is subject to the same problems faced when manufactur-ing enzymes in the form of tablets or capsules. Whether theenzymes are from animal or plant origins, when they are producedas a tablet the heat involved in the processing causes a loss of atleast 50% of the enzyme activity in those products. Encapsulatingenzymes is more advantageous because there is no heat involvedand consequently no loss of enzyme activity. There are also nobinders, fillers or excipients as in tablets; these have the potentialto cause allergic reaction in some people.Acidity and Alkalinity One of the other major differences in using animal and plantenzymes is what is known as the pH factor. In chemistry, pH is ameasurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. Vinegaris somewhat acidic, while hydrochloric and sulphuric acids arehighly acidic. Sulphuric acid is contained in car batteries.Hydrochloric acid is used commercially and is produced in thestomach. Lye, on the other hand, is extremely alkaline; it is aningredient in most commercial products used to unclog plumbingdrains. Interestingly, many of the newer plumbing and septic tankcleaners use concentrated plant enzymes. Animal-based enzymes like pancreatin are limited, as they canonly work in a pH range of 7.2–9.0, which is alkaline. 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  • 24. One experience of the author involved a gentleman diagnosed throughout life, especially during menopause. Hormones are pri-with pancreatic cancer, due in part to his alcoholism. His doctors marily produced from fats, proteins and minerals. In fact, theprescribed pancreatin to aid with digestion and relieve inflamma- major steroid hormones (aldosterone, cortisol, oestradiol andtion. He was given six weeks to live. He had not found any relief testosterone) are derived from cholesterol.with the pancreatin. Four weeks after he started a plant-based Due to excessive sugar consumption during their lifetime andenzyme program, he lost touch with the author. The author suc- the inability to digest the sugar, so many women experience diffi-cumbed to thinking he would never see this client again, due to cult menopause because of mineral deficiencies brought about byhis death. One year later, he ventured into a restaurant and there the sugar. Difficult menopause also stems from long-term prob-was the former client with his wife and son, enjoying a meal. The lems of protein and fat digestion. The body uses food not only forauthor asked in disbelief how he had survived. He explained he energy but for tissue repair (which requires protein) and produc-had continued taking plant enzymes, having purchased some from tion of essential hormones.a health food store. He was still alive after several years, to the The above example is true of any food that is consumedamazement of his doctors. exclusively for long periods. Excessive consumption and the Plant-based enzymes work in a very broad pH range of about concurrent inability to digest those foods are known as dietary2.0–12.0. This covers both the acidic and alkaline ranges and stress factors. Everyone is subject to dietary stress factors due tomakes them ideal for digesting food. Remember, Dr Howell the repeated overconsumption of particular foods. The base of thefound a pre-digestion stomach in mammals, food pyramid advocated by the medicalincluding humans. Based on the observa- community is built upon carbohydrates. It hastions of Beazell et al. as well as other become clear to many that this is a faultyresearchers, Howell reasoned that most representation of the ideal diet. The rapid risedigestion takes place in the stomach. Since in the incidence of diabetes, obesity andplant enzymes survive extreme pH condi- cardiovascular disease, especially in children,tions, this makes them perfect for digesting is the result of excessive carbohydrate andprotein, starches and fats in the stomach. sugar intake and lack of exercise. The newThis digestion in the stomach also relieves kid on the block, insulin resistance syndromethe pancreas of its enzyme-producing burden. When the body can (IRS), is just another example of the bodys Plant enzymes are active in both acidic andalkaline environments, giving them greater get what it needs, inability to digest and utilise sugar and simple carbohydrates properly. It is believed byaccess to digesting substances in blood, when it needs it, many to be the precursor of type II diabetes.lymph and tissue that do not belong there. It is further evidence of enzyme deficiencies, it will perform specifically of the sugar andSubstrates: The Lock and Key wonders and even carbohydrate digesting enzymes. Lastly, enzymes need a specific sub - Another group of enzymes, anti-oxi-strate (substance) on which to work . miracles. dant enzymes, works on what areThe analogy most commonly used is termed free radicals. Free radicals arethat of a lock-and-key system. Enzymes the result of living in an industrial soci-are very exacting in what they can work ety. Externally they are caused by radi-on: if the key does not fit the lock, ation, pollution and toxins, while inter-nothing can occur. Protease works only nally they are the result of normalon splitting protein down into smaller metabolism. They are molecules with-protein peptides and amino acids. out a paired electron in their outer ring.Lipase cleaves fats and oils into fatty Electrons hold molecules together.acids. Cellulase breaks down cellulose, Normally, a stable molecule has a pairwhich is plant fibre. Pectinase works on of electrons. It will become unstablepectin (fibre) from fruit. Fructase breaks down fructose, the sugar and reactive if there is an unpaired electron in the outer ring.found in fruit. Sucrase breaks down sucrose, the sugar obtained Very often, free radicals are composed of an unstable oxygenfrom beets or sugar cane. molecule which will cause damage to the lipid portion of the cell One of the most commonly discussed enzyme deficiencies is membrane. It can also affect the protein and DNA of the cell.lactose intolerance—the inability to digest the sugar component of Antioxidants, including enzymes, can prevent or stop the damagemilk. It has been observed through associates of Dr Loomis that caused by free radicals.when someone is lactose intolerant, they are also usually intoler- Glutathione peroxidase splits hydrogen peroxide into water andant of other sugars including maltose from grains and sucrose. a single stable oxygen atom. The main symptoms of excessive The enzymes necessary for digesting these sugars are produced peroxide free radicals include heart and liver disease, prematureby the villi of the small intestine. When someone overconsumes ageing, and skin disease such as age spots, cancer, dermatitis,sugar in its many forms over time, they exhaust their bodys eczema, psoriasis and wrinkling. Glutathione peroxidase isability to produce the specific enzymes necessary to digest those dependent on the mineral selenium. If there is a deficiency ofsugars. This is also the case with fructose when it is used as an selenium in the soil and thus in the food consumed, there may beadditive derived from synthetic or even natural means, if enzymes a hindrance in the bodys ability to produce adequate amounts ofare not present to digest it. glutathione peroxidase. Interestingly, epidemiological research in People who consume too much sugar also end up not being able the United States and China shows areas with the lowest concen-to digest fats properly. This is especially true for women. The trations of soil selenium have the highest cancer rates, with thecomplex endocrine system of women warrants the ability to digest converse being true. This was first known in 19883 and later con-fats and proteins to ensure necessary hormone production firmed in the latter 1990s.24 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 25. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an anti-oxidant enzyme respon- whether or not proteolytic enzymes could be absorbed across thesible for cleaving the highly reactive superoxide radical O2¯ into gut wall. There was seemingly no interest in what the effectshydrogen peroxide and protecting cells from dangerous levels of might be from the enzymes themselves on the inflammation orsuperoxide. Working in tandem with SOD is the enzyme catalase. cancer.It breaks down the hydrogen peroxide that is created by SODs In another study, lipase was found to be circulating from acrossaction on superoxide radicals. SOD/catalase deficiencies have the intestinal lumen into the lymph system and back to pancreaticbeen observed in inflammatory conditions, especially arthritis, acinar cells, where the cycle repeated itself.19 This circulation ofbursitis and gout. In the field of anti-ageing medicine, it is enzymes via the lymph and blood systems is similar to thebelieved that supplemental anti-oxidant enzymes can slow the recycling of bile salts by the liver.ageing process. By curbing free radical processes, one may stopthe damage done to cell membranes, strengthening the permeabil- YOU ARE WHAT YOU CAN DIGEST!ity of the cell and making it less prone to invasion by pathogens Over the last century, doctors have sought to treat human ail-or environmental pollutants. ments with a variety of natural and not-so-natural methods. Driven by the financial gains of pharmaceutical companies,ABSORPTION OF EXOGENOUS ENZYMES research scientists have tried to unlock the secrets of nature to One of the arguments against using supplemental enzymes is synthesise active ingredients of plants and animals. The amountthat they are protein macromolecules and therefore are denatured of money spent on health care in the United States per personor destroyed by the action of hydrochloric acid produced inside based on per capita income far exceeds any other country—yetthe stomach and, as such, they cannot cross the brush-border of there is rampant illness, with always the promise from pharma-the intestine intact. Another argument ceutical companies of yet another discov-is that even if they did cross over, they ery just around the corner. Most peopleare nothing more than a trigger for the have come to expect the "magic bullet"production of endogenous enzymes. pill that will do everything for them.As described below, these and other Even in the natural health food indus-arguments have been proven incorrect. You are not necessarily try, the latest vitamin/mineral supple- A macromolecule is a compound of ments have everything except the1,000 or more atoms bound together. what you eat, but kitchen sink thrown in for good mea-There is overwhelming evidence thatmacromolecules do, in fact, cross the what you can digest. sure. In the early 1900s, radiation andgut lumen intact. In 1904, Drs surgery became the mainstays of treat-Ganghofer and Langer demonstrated ments. By the 1940s, pharmaceuticalthat large protein molecules were drugs had turned into the miracle cures.absorbed across the intestinal gut with- Weve moved into an entirely new andout being degraded and were still capable uncharted territory, becoming cockyof functioning.4 with the analysis of genomes and the ability to tamper with life. Morris documented the intact absorption of gamma globulin in Cloning of animals and production of genetically modified drugsnewborns. He recounted how infants first milk is colostrum, are the next promise for the future. We are told that irradiated andwhich sets up the infants digestive immune function. 5 Both genetically modified foods will feed the world, but at what cost?gamma globulin and colostrum are proteins. Professor Seifert of All of the above factors will provide continuing evidence ofthe University of Kiel not only demonstrated the absorption of enzyme deficiencies leading to more obscure and unrecognisablegamma globulin but proved by means of immunological testing diseases. Biological and chemical terrorism now threatens ourthat the proteins were intact, entering the bloodstream unaffected existence, but so does the manipulation of our food.and in full molecular size.6–8 Throughout history, many scientific discoveries have been Walker and others documented extensive work on the intestinal blighted by a blind spot. That spot is the gaping hole of the futureuptake of macromolecules in relation to immunisation. 9–11 of this planet, including everyone and everything on it. In theGardner specifically wrote about the gastrointestinal assimilation Hindu and Buddhist religions, karma is the principle of cause andof intact proteins. 12, 13 Other animal and human studies have effect. It has been described in many ways and in many lan-described numerous intact proteins including animal-based and guages by prominent religious leaders as well as physicists.plant-based enzymes being absorbed into the bloodstream Christians understand it as "What ye sow, so shall ye reap". Whatfollowing oral administration. 14–17 we do now will forever affect the world we live on and in. Clean In one study, cancer patients with known inflammatory condi- food, water and air are essential for survival. We can controltions (deep and superficial thrombophlebitis of the extremities) what we eat, drink and breathe, so long as we are informed andwere given doses of proteolytic enzymes either orally or intramus- educated.cularly of trypsin and chymotrypsin. Measurements of blood lev- The ongoing work of Dr Loomis and his associates attests to theels of both enzymes showed marked increases within 30 minutes, best-kept secret in the field of nutrition. You are not necessarilywith a decline to base levels at the end of 24 hours. These results what you eat, but what you can digest. Improved digestionoccurred with both orally administered and intramuscularly inject- through plant enzymes should be the starting point in any healthed enzymes. Since the orally administered enzymes did increase program. When the body can get what it needs, when it needs it,the blood esterase substantially, it was concluded that "orally it will perform wonders and even miracles.administered chymotrypsin and trypsin resulted in specific As Dr Howell said, "Without enzymes, life itself would not beesterase activity changes in blood, indicating absorption of the possible".enzymes given, rather than release of other enzymes from theintestinal tract". 18 Unfortunately, this study was only interested in Continued on page 74DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 25
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  • 27. I dont try to describe the future. I try to prevent it. – Ray Bradbury THE MOST PROBABLE FUTURE I n 1992, in a lecture to the French Academy of Sciences, William A. Haseltine point- ed out that "the future of AIDS is the future of humanity". Haseltine,1 then the chief retrovirologist at Harvards Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, went on to add that "Unless Eating foods grown the epidemic of AIDS is controlled, there is no predictable future for our species". Later, testifying at a US Senate hearing, he predicted that by the year 2000 we could in selenium- expect 50 million people to have been infected by HIV.2 In his opinion, by 2015 the total number of dead or dying could reach one billion—that is, some sixth of the current global deficient soils or population. Time has proven Haseltine to have been over-optimistic. By the end of 2000, an esti- having a prior mated 57.9 million people had been infected by HIV, 21.8 million of whom were already dead. 3 Current figures suggest a total of 70 million people have become HIV seropositive infection by a since the pandemic began in the early 1980s.4 selenium-encoding As a consequence of our inability to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, several of the worst- affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa are now on the verge of total social collapse as pathogen are life expectancies, productivity, tax revenues and GDP dramatically fall and the need for expanded healthcare rises. There are many signs that suggest this situation will continue factors which to worsen rapidly in the foreseeable future.5 promote PAST FAILURES At an over-optimistic press conference held in 1984, Margaret Heckler, at that time the susceptibility to US Health and Human Services Secretary, announced the discovery of HIV, the virus believed responsible for the AIDS pandemic. She then went on to predict that a vaccine HIV infection and against this virus should be available within five years. 6 Heckler was clearly no ultimately AIDS. Nostradamus, since almost 20 years later—after the expenditure of untold billions of research dollars—there is still no effective vaccine against either HIV-1 or HIV-2. Of course, there is no shortage of those willing to continue the expensive search to find one. In June 2003, for example, 24 co-authors, including Nobel Prize winners, college presi- dents, heads of major US public health departments and AIDS researchers from around the world combined to argue for a Manhattan Project against AIDS. This, of course, would focus its efforts on the discovery of the long-awaited vaccine against HIV.7 While theres no doubting the need for such a vaccine, there seems to me to be a very distinct possibility that it will not be available before 2015 and the infection of one sixth of the global population. The news is not much better from the treatment front. HIV-1 exhibits at least two char- by Harold D. Foster, PhD © 2003 acteristics that make it extremely difficult to eradicate. Firstly, it lacks the ability to Professor, Department of Geography "proofread" its genetic sequences during replication. 8 The large number of resulting University of Victoria genetic errors results in the creation of endless variants, some of which inevitably will be PO Box 3050 immune to the antiretroviral drugs being used in treatment. As a consequence, inhibitors Victoria, BC, V8W 3P5, Canada of reverse transcriptase and protease have promoted the evolution of drug-resistant strains of HIV that are now spreading rapidly in the developed world.9, 10 At least one of these Email: hfoster@mail.geog.uvic.ca new strains is resistant to all three classes of drugs that are currently used to treat Website: http://www.hdfoster.com HIV/AIDS. Patients infected by this new strain have gone from being totally asympto- matic to having fully developed AIDS within a few months.11 The treatment situation isDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 27
  • 28. also made worse by the overdependence on AZT, a drug which is These included HIV-1 and HIV-2, Coxsackievirus B, and thedefinitely carcinogenic.12 hepatitis B and C viruses. 17-19 What this means is that the genomes A second characteristic of HIV which makes infection by it so of such viruses include a gene that is virtually identical to that seendifficult to treat is the viruss ability to enter "resting" T-cells. 13 in humans, which allows them to manufacture the essentialSuch cells are particularly good places for a virus to hide because enzyme glutathione peroxidase. Subsequently, to prove that thisthey are inactive and, therefore, ignored by the immune system. apparent section of the HIV-1 genetic code really permitted it toSimilarly, "resting" T cells are not targeted by drugs, which in produce the mammalian selenoenzyme glutathione peroxidase,order to work also require some form of activity by either the Taylor and his co-workers20 cloned the hypothetical HIV-1 geneinfected cell or the virus. Since such "resting" T cells can remain and transfected canine kidney cells and MCF7 cells with it. In bothdormant for years, even decades, HIV can exist undetected in cases, the cells given the HIV-1 gene greatly increased theirinfected individuals for a similar length of time. production of the selenoprotein glutathione peroxidase. This proves beyond any reasonable doubt that HIV-1 (and probablyHALTING THE AIDS PANDEMIC HIV-2, Coxsackievirus B and the hepatitis B and C viruses) is Throughout recorded human history, pandemics have ravaged capable of producing glutathione peroxidase for its own purposes.the known world. Typically, millions died from infection by a More or less simultaneously, K. D. Aumann and co-workers,21-23particular pathogen which then retreated, only to return later as of the Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Padova,community immunity declined. Cholera, influenza, typhoid, Italy, were studying the biochemistry of the glutathione peroxi-smallpox and bubonic plague, for example, have taken repeated dases. In three articles, they argued that glutathione peroxidase isheavy tolls of the human population. 14 There is, however, no characterised by catalytically active selenium which forms theconvincing evidence of repetitive AIDS pandemics. The current centre of a strictly conserved triad composed of selenocysteine,scourge, already threatening to overtake the devastation glutamine and tryptophan. That is, they believed that it consistedassociated with the Black Death, appears to be the first. of the trace element selenium and three amino acids, namely cys- Simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIV) have been collected teine, glutamine and tryptophan. Their suggestion, it should befrom 26 different species of African non-human primates. Two of noted, ran contrary to the conventional belief that glutathione per-these appear to have given rise to oxidase consists of selenium, cysteine,HIV-1 and HIV-2 in humans.15 That glutamine and not tryptophan butis, these human viruses evolved from glycine.simian viruses as a result of zoonotic, Regardless of the true compositioncross-species transmission. A closeexamination of the genomes of these Numerous clinical trials have of glutathione peroxidase, there is no doubt that this enzyme contains sele-viruses seems to indicate that HIV-1 demonstrated that individuals nium. Since, as researchers at theoriginated as the chimpanzee ( P a n University of Georgia have estab-t r o g l o d y t e s) virus SIVcpz, while eating a high-selenium diet are lished, HIV-1 and HIV-2,SIVsm, a sooty mangabey relatively unlikely to develop Coxsackievirus B and the hepatitis B(Cercocebus atys ) monkey virus, and C viruses all encode for thisgave rise to HIV-2. a wide variety of cancers. enzyme, it would seem logical to However, mankind has been in expect that infections from themclose contact with chimpanzees, would peak in high-selenium regions.sooty mangabeys and other non- Interestingly, there is abundant evi-human primates for hundreds of thou- dence that the reverse is true and thatsands of years. Obviously there must have been endless opportu- a high dietary selenium intake gives a great deal of immunitynities through hunting and the bushmeat trade for human exposure against all of these viruses.24to simian body fluids and for the cross-species transmission of Indeed, it is believed by the author that this inability to diffuse,viruses. Why, then, did HIV only begin to infect the human pop- in areas where the population has a relatively high seleniumulation on a global scale, for the first time, in the last two decades intake, represents the Achilles heel of HIV/AIDS and currentlyof the 20th century? After all, the 16th to 19th centuries saw the offers the best available strategy for halting, or at least slowing,inhumanity of the slave trade, with the movement of millions of the pandemic.25West Africans to Europe, North America and elsewhere. Had In sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal stands out like a diamond in theHIV-1 or HIV-2 been endemic in West Africa at the time, these dirt. Given the widespread polygamy and unprotected promiscu-viruses would certainly have been diffused around the globe by ity in the country, 26-27 one would expect that its mortality fromboth slaves and slavers. Indeed, exotic diseases were spread by AIDS would have been enormous. After all, Senegal is located inthe slave trade from Africa to Europe and elsewhere; these includ- sub-Saharan Africa, close to the region where the simian immun-ed yellow fever, but they did not include AIDS.16 odeficiency virus (SIVcpz) is believed to have been transmitted Viruses are like all other life-forms: they thrive in specific from chimpanzees to humans on several occasions and where itphysical and social environments, and not in others. The most subsequently evolved into HIV-1. However, in Dakar, Senegalslikely reason why HIV/AIDS is pandemic now is that certain major urban centre, HIV-1 prevalence among women attendingchanges in the environment, occurring in the latter part of the 20th antenatal clinics has remained at one per cent or less since theand early part of the 21st century, have greatly improved HIVs time that surveillance began in the mid-1980s until the present.competitive position. Similar very-low-prevalence rates are also recorded in the What these changes were can be deduced from the work of E. W. Senegalese hinterland.28Taylor and his colleagues at the University of Georgia. In the mid- Geologically, Senegal is a dried-up Cretaceous and early1990s, these researchers discovered there was a series of viruses Eocene sea. 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  • 29. water. As a result, calcium phosphates now mined for use in fer- trace element to the feed of domestic livestock and to table salt.tilisers are one of Senegals chief mineral products. They are To illustrate, in Sichuan Province 39 the use of selenium-fortifiedderived from phosphorite, a rock type that is always selenium- table salt was able to reduce the incidence of Keshan disease inenriched.29 children from 7.1 to 0.12 per thousand during the period 1974 to It appears to be no coincidence that HIV-1 has had great diffi- 1983. Everywhere in the great Chinese selenium deficiency belt,culty diffusing in Senegal, a country which also has the worlds as the level of this trace element has risen in local dietslowest incidence of cancer.30 Numerous clinical trials, of course, Coxsackievirus infection has fallen and, with it, Keshan diseasehave demonstrated that individuals eating a high-selenium diet are incidence and mortality.40relatively unlikely to develop a wide variety of cancers.31 The Chinese also have provided evidence that increased dietary Conversely, a link between elevated AIDS mortality and selenium can reduce the rates of infection by two more pathogensdepressed environmental selenium has been shown to occur in the that encode for glutathione peroxidase: the hepatitis B and CUnited States. Cowgill,32 for example, used analysis of variance viruses. In Qidong County, Jiangsu Province,41 20,847 residentsto compare selenium in local alfalfa with AIDS mortality for of one town were given table salt fortified with 15 ppm of anhy-1990. Where selenium levels were drous sodium selenite. Those in the six sur-depressed, AIDS mortality was elevated. rounding townships continued to use normalThis relationship was particularly evident table salt. Prior to and during the first yearamongst Afro-Americans, who Cowgill of the study, there was no statistically signifi-believed were less mobile and therefore cant difference in hepatitis infection betweenmore likely to eat locally grown foods. This the selenium supplementation and controlinverse relationship between dietary The liver damage populations. However, by the third year, aselenium intake and risk of infection does drop in the incidence of hepatitis hadnot seem limited to HIV-1, but also appears caused by hepatitis C occurred in the selenium-supplied townshipto be true of other viruses that encode for can be reversed by a (4.52 per 1,000) compared with those com-glutathione peroxidase. munities using normal salt (10.48 per 1,000; Beyond that, Beck and her co-workers, 33 combination of 56.8% reduction, p<0.002). A similar studyfor example, have shown that a normally alpha-lipoic acid, in the same county, also conducted by Yubenign Coxsackievirus can mutate to cause and colleagues, 4 2 further established thatsignificant heart damage in selenium- silymarin and daily selenium-yeast (200 microgramsdeficient mice. Such new viral strainsdiffered significantly from the original selenium, often of selenium) supplementation could significantly reduce the primary livervirus and were also then able to cause negating the need cancer often associated with hepatitis Bheart problems in selenium-adequateanimals. for expensive liver and C infection. Interestingly, B e r k s o n4 3 has demonstrated that the This relationship between the viru- transplantation. liver damage caused by hepatitis C canlence of the Coxsackievirus and heart be reversed by a combination of alpha-disease in mice is of more than just lipoic acid, silymarin and selenium,academic concern. A frequently fatal often negating the need for expensivecardiomyopathy called Keshan disease liver transplantation.is widespread and endemic in the sele- In summary, infection from HIV-1,nium-deficient areas of China. 3 4 I t Coxsackievirus B and the hepatitis Boccurs in those who are both selenium and C viruses occurs far more frequent-deficient and infected by the ly in regions and populations that areCoxsackievirus. It is therefore a disease caused by a virus that selenium deficient. It has been established further that rates ofencodes for glutathione peroxidase, but only infects those who are infection by and death from Coxsackievirus B and hepatitis B andeating a diet containing inadequate selenium. C viruses can be greatly reduced by increasing dietary selenium This problem may not be limited only to regions of extreme intake. It seems extremely likely, therefore, that the same strategyselenium-deficiency. Nicholls and Thomas, 3 5 for example, would be just as effective in slowing the diffusion of HIV-1 andshowed that 10 out of 38 patients suffering acute myocardial so lowering the AIDS death rate.infarction (heart attack), admitted to the King Edward VII Unfortunately, the reverse seems to be occurring. During theHospital in Midhurst, Sussex, England, during a two-month peri- latter half of the 20th century, precipitation became increasinglyod, had serological evidence of very recent Coxsackievirus B acidic, soil pH fell, and heavy metal and fertiliser contaminationinfection. That is, approximately 25 per cent of these British increased. As a consequence, selenium bioavailability declinedheart attack patients had suffered from an influenza-like illness and levels of this element in the food chain fell,44 making it muchcaused by the Coxsackievirus B within seven days prior to admis- easier for viruses that encode for glutathione peroxidase to dif-sion. Even more interesting is the fact that heart attack patients fuse. This is why we are now experiencing pandemics caused bywho subsequently took selenium supplements suffered far fewer HIV-1, the Coxsackievirus and the hepatitis B and C viruses.45, 46secondary episodes of myocardial infarction.36, 37 Together they have infected more than one third of the global Further evidence that selenium supplementation can greatly human population and show no sign of halting their rapid spread.reduce infection by the Coxsackievirus has been provided from Their devastation, of course, is most obvious in those regions ofChina, where the incidence and mortality rates for Keshan disease the planet where, for geological reasons, the soil levels of seleni-are in decline. 38 This is because of the widespread use of more um are naturally very low. 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  • 31. If we are going to have any hope of halting the AIDS pandemic • Fourthly, since the symptoms of AIDS are those of extremeand of slowing the diffusion of hepatitis B and C, the dietary deficiencies of one trace element and three amino acids, it followsintake of selenium must be increased in such areas. It is clear also that individuals who are HIV-1 seropositive but who eat diets ele-that, even in the developed world, additional selenium could vated in these four nutrients should never develop AIDS.greatly reduce cancer incidence and lower mortality from Evidence exploring these four corollaries is presented in partmyocardial infarction.47, 48 two of this series. Continued next issue...THE REVERSAL OF AIDS After infection with HIV-1 there is an initial brief illness, with Authors Note:lymph node enlargement and fatigue. These symptoms are like Readers wanting more detailed information about thethose of mononucleosis, but far more transient. However, usually HIV/AIDS environmental link are directed to the websiteseveral years later, diverse new symptoms occur that typically http://www.hdfoster.com, where they can download a freeinclude night sweats, diarrhoea, psoriasis, muscle wasting, copy of my book, What Really Causes AIDS.immune incompetence and depression.49 In Africa, it appears totake some five years after initial infection until the development About the Author:of AIDS, which is characterised by these symptoms. In the devel- Harold D. Foster, PhD, was born and educated in England. Heoped world, this period is somewhat longer, probably nearer 10 specialised in geology and geography, earning a BSc in 1964years.50 from University College London and a PhD in 1968 from Many and varied hypotheses have been put forward to explain London University. He is a Canadian by choice, and has beenhow HIV-1 causes AIDS. 51 Unfortunately, they appear uncon- a faculty member in the Department of Geography, Universityvincing since they tend to focus on immune incompetence and do of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, since 1967.not adequately explain the wide range A tenured professor, Dr Foster hasof other symptoms seen in AIDS authored or edited some 235 publi-patients, including the abnormal inci- cations, the majority of which focusdence of Kaposis sarcoma. In Africa, it appears to on reducing disaster losses or identi- Recently in my book, What Really take some five years after fying the causes of chronic disease or longevity.Causes AIDS,52 I put forward an alter-native hypothesis that not only explains initial infection until the He has published hypotheses on the origins of numerous diseaseswhy HIV-1 takes so long to causeAIDS but why this disease has the spe- development of AIDS… including myocardial infarction,cific symptoms it does. It was suggest- In the developed world, this SIDS, cancer, diabetes, schizophre- nia, multiple sclerosis (MS), amy-ed that since HIV-1 encodes for thehuman selenoenzyme glutathione per- period is somewhat longer, otrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),oxidase, as it is replicated its genetic probably nearer 10 years. Alzheimers and Parkinsons dis-needs cause it to deprive seropositive eases, and stroke.individuals not only of glutathione per- His numero us b ooks include:oxidase but also of its four basic compo- Disaster Planning: The Preservationnents: selenium, cysteine, glutamine and tryptophan. Eventually, of Life and Property (Springer Verlag,after a period of time (the length of which depends on the diet New York, 1980); Reducing Cancer Mortality: A Geographicalbeing eaten), this depletion process causes severe deficiencies of Perspective (Western Geographical Press, Victoria, 1986); Theall these nutrients. Ozymandias Principles: Thirty-one Strategies for Surviving These in turn are responsible for the major symptoms of AIDS, Change (Southdowne Press, Victoria, 1997); and What Really Causes AIDS (Trafford Publishing, Victoria, 2002; see review inwhich include immune system collapse, increased cancer and N E X U S 10/05). His new book, What Re ally Causesmyocardial infarction susceptibility, muscle wasting, depression, Schizophrenia, is to be published by Trafford in late 2003.psychosis, dementia and diarrhoea. Naturally, since these nutri- Harold Foster is a member of the Explorers Club as well astional deficiencies cause immune system failure, other pathogens several academic organisations including The New Yorkcan infect the patient and become responsible for their own Academy of Sciences, The Royal Geographical Society andunique symptoms. The Royal Society of Literature. He is also the editor of both One of these symptoms is Kaposis sarcoma, which is linked to the International and Canadian Western Geographical Seriesthe human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8), a virus that was endemic for and is a member of the boards of the Journal ofyears in Uganda and other selenium-deficient regions of sub- Orthomolecular Medicine and the International SchizophreniaSaharan Africa long before the onset of AIDS.53 Foundation. If this hypothesis is correct, four corollaries must follow. He has been a consultant to numerous organisations, includ- • Firstly, AIDS patients should be very deficient in glutathione ing the United Nations and NATO, and to the governments ofperoxidase and its components selenium, cysteine, glutamine and Canada, Ontario and British Columbia. He is also a membertryptophan. of the Science Advisory Panel for the Healthy Water • Secondly, any effective treatment for HIV/AIDS must include Association.normalisation of body levels of glutathione, glutathione peroxi- Every day, Dr Foster makes a point of taking at least the rec-dase, selenium, cysteine, glutamine and tryptophan. ommended daily allowance of the known essential nutrients. • Thirdly, since deficiencies of these nutrients cause the main He is also currently pursuing offers for his suggested nutrientsymptoms of AIDS, correcting them should reverse the disorder. mixture to be produced for use in clinical trials with AIDSThe only symptoms remaining might be expected to be those patients. For a more detailed résumé, visit the websitecaused by other opportunistic pathogens. http://www.hdfoster.com.DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 31
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  • 33. TRILATERALISM AND THE LEGACY OF DAVID ROCKEFELLER O ne of David Rockefellers more infamous and enduring achievements in service of the New World Order is his creation of the Trilateral Commission. According to Davids somewhat sparse account in Memoirs, he embraced the trilateral idea in the early 1970s when he realised "that power relationships in the world had Influenced by fundamentally changed". Although the USA was still the dominant superpower, its economic leadership was being eroded by a newly resurgent Japan and Western Europe. Zbigniew More worryingly, the previously friendly post-war relationship between the three regions had "deteriorated alarmingly", therefore, David observed, "something had to be done". His Brzezinskis solution was, of course, to set up a "trilateral organization"—the Trilateral Commission— concept, David that would "bridge national differences and bring Japan into the international community".1 There is, of course, far more to Davids support for trilateralism and the foundation of the Rockefeller pushed Trilateral Commission than his tale of intellectual self-discovery acknowledges. Besides downplaying his heavy reliance on Zbigniew Brzezinskis original trilateral concept, David to set up the fails to mention his key goals in forming the Commission. These included: establishing a new elite policy-planning organisation to supplement if not replace a Council on Foreign Trilateral Relations (CFR), which David considered too fractured by the Vietnam War to be effective; reining in the Nixon Administration, which had taken advantage of Establishment divisions Commission to win to reject the liberal internationalist program; and finally, encouraging unity among the industrialised powers as a temporary alternative to a United Nations (UN) increasingly dom- the advanced inated by radicalised Third World states, so that together they could achieve his goal of a capitalist nations "more integrated global political and economic structure". over to his liberal Brzezinskis Trilateral Solution It was Brzezinski, then a young upcoming professor at Columbia University, who had internationalist conceived the trilateral idea—first in the pages of the CIA-funded journal, Encounter, and subsequently in his book, Between Two Ages: America in the Technetronic Era (1970). vision. Brzezinski had warned of a looming "serious crisis", as rapid technological change in the First World—which was creating a global "technetronic society"—widened the economic gap between it and the Third World. To prevent this inevitable "global fragmentation" from causing chaos, Brzezinski had called for the formation of a "community of developed nations" comprising "the Atlantic states, the more advanced European communist states and Part 5 Japan". Arranged as a "council for global cooperation", this "community" would develop a "long-range strategy for international development based on the emerging global consciousness".2 This approach was necessary, according to Brzezinski, because of the obvious decline in Americas superpower status. The United States "cannot shape the world single-handed", he argued; instead, America had to collaborate with other advanced countries in a "joint response" to ensure global stability. He advocated a two-stage program, with the US, Western Europe and Japan linking up in the first phase and the "advanced communist states" by Will Banyan being included in the second. Displaying his liberal internationalist credentials, Brzezinski © September 2003 presented his envisaged "community of developed nations" as a "step toward greater unity" and a "realistic expression of our emerging global consciousness". Although "more Email: ambitious than the concept of an Atlantic community…", it would be "less ambitious than banyan007@rediffmail.com the goal of world government, [but] more attainable".3 Between Two Ages proved influential from the outset. It received numerous positive reviews, and the Brookings Institution funded a program of "Tripartite Studies" to exploreDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 33
  • 34. the feasibility of the idea. Brzezinski also pushed his trilateral con- commodities, especially oil. Furthermore, according to Perry, hecept in a number of articles in the CFRs journal, Foreign Affairs, was also worried that the Soviets and Chinese "might use détente asand the Carnegie Endowment for International Peaces new periodi- a front for expansion and the ultimate weakening of the capitalistcal, Foreign Policy. These articles, which focused on building thenations".9 These arguments were pure Brzezinski.first phase of his trilateral plan, were also noteworthy in that Davids other motivation in creating the Trilateral CommissionBrzezinski explicitly justified trilateralism as the correct response to was the declining effectiveness of the Council on Foreignthe Nixon Administrations numerous excesses. Relations, much of it caused by an incendiary public debate over Brzezinskis criticisms of Nixons foreign policy were threefold. the Vietnam War. Although the Establishments position had shift-Firstly, by "turning its back" on the Third World, Nixon was failing ed to backing an immediate withdrawal—now that the war hadto deal with the "contagious threat of global anarchy", increasingbeen deemed too financially costly to continue10—the Council itselfthe risk of "social and political fragmentation". Secondly, Nixons remained divided between supporters and opponents of the war.recognition of China and détente with the USSR was having "a These divisions came to a head in 1970 when David, as the newnegative effect on American–European and American–Japanese CFR Chairman, attempted to appoint William Bundy, one of therelations", as well as creating splits among the capitalist countries architects of the conflict, as editor of Foreign Affairs. The appoint-which the Communist states might exploit. And thirdly, the ment provoked outrage among those new CFR members, mostly"balance of power" approach favoured by Nixon was an "unrealistic academics, who opposed the war on moral grounds, some of themand fundamentally untenable" strategy that offered "little leadership publicly branding Bundy a "war criminal". This upset Rockefeller,and historical direction". 4 In fact, claimed Brzezinski, with who considered Bundy to be a "man of quality and culture", but itinternational stability being challenged by "global anarchy", the was also clear to him that the war had "poisoned the atmosphere" atNixon Administration: the Council.11 …fails to seize the opportunity to postulate a larger community The impact on Rockefeller of the battle over Bundys of the developed nations, spanning Japan, Western Europe and appointment was profound. According to journalist John B. Judis, the United States, as the David "lost confidence that high-level historically relevant response to policy discussions could be carried on that challenge.5 at the Council on Foreign Relations", and to remedy this he "began to castNixons Nemesis about for a new organization". There can be little doubt that Davids other motivation Inspired by Brzezinskis call forBrzezinskis attack on Nixon wasattractive to David Rockefeller; for in creating the Trilateral "more informal three-way contacts" between the "social elites" of the threethe plutocrat was already fast losing Commission was the regions, David decided to establish apatience with the NixonAdministration, especially on eco- declining effectiveness of the new policy-planning clique that would bring together the power-elitesnomic matters. Nixons "New Council on Foreign Relations... of the advanced capitalist countries.12Economic Policy" (NEP) of 1971,which had imposed wage and price Founding the Trilateralcontrols and increased tariffs, had Commissionincensed David along with most of David launched his crusade inthe Establishment. As David admits in 1972. In March of that year, inMemoirs, he regarded the NEP as a "futile effort" to fight inflation, speeches at Chase International Financial Forums, David proposedone that conflicted with his own inclination "to allow markets to creating an "International Commission for Peace and Prosperity",have a freer rein".6 Consequently, he had sought an audience with comprising "leading private citizens" from Europe, North AmericaNixon to discuss the "international monetary and trade picture", and Japan who would devise solutions to the worlds problems.presumably to set the wayward President on the correct course, but The "problems of the future" which David identified reveal muchNixons Chief of Staff, H. R. Haldeman, blocked him. Eventually, about his broader global agenda: "reduction in world tensions;David secured a meeting with Nixons aide, John Ehrlichman, but international trade and investment; environmental problems; controlhis démarche was a failure; his views were dismissed by one of the of crime and drugs; population control; and assistance to develop-officials at the meeting as "not especially innovative".7 ing nations". David also took Brzezinski with him to that years This calculated rebuff made it all the more easy for Brzezinski to Bilderberg meeting in Knokke, Belgium, where he proposedsell his trilateral concept directly to David. Both spent their including Japanese representatives at Bilderberg rather than form-summer holidays at Seal Harbor in the US State of Maine, and ing a new organisation. His proposal received enthusiastic supportBrzezinski used the opportunity to discuss his scheme with the from the conveniently present Brzezinski, but it was "shot down inplutocrat.8 flames", David claimed, by British MP Denis Healy.13 The impact of these discussions was evident in Davids criticisms Undaunted, David moved to a more congenial environment, sum-of Nixons foreign policy, expressed in a private meeting in 1972 moning various notables from the US, Western Europe and Japan towith presidential aspirant Jimmy Carter. As revealed in Roland the Rockefeller family estate at Pocantico Hills in August 1972.Perrys book, The Programming of the President (1990), David Those at the meeting agreed with David that "something should behinted at having some reservations about the Nixon Administration, done"; and thus the Trilateral Commission was born, withnoting that despite Nixon "proving to be a good President" and he Brzezinski nominated as its director. The Commission was pub-and Nelson having "a lot of time for Henry [Kissinger]", unfortu- licly launched in July 1973—along with its magazine, Trialogue—nately "neither of them is a businessman, a banker…" David was as an organisation that would "formulate and propose policies" toconcerned that their lack of economic sense was leaving the US achieve the Commissions goal of "closer cooperation among thevulnerable to Third World attempts to control the supply of key three advanced regions". This event conveniently coincided with a34 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 35. particularly strident Foreign Affairs article by Brzezinski, which of trilateralism as it put Europe in a subordinate role to the US,insisted that "the active promotion of such trilateral cooperation sparking much anger in Europe. Consequently, many Trilateralistsmust now become the central priority of US policy".14 airily dismissed Kissingers proposal, suggesting that it had "sur- With his new policy-planning organisation in hand, David paid a face[ed] without any real prior consultation", "lack[ed] substance"visit to Nixons newly appointed Secretary of State, Henry (Brzezinski), and amounted to "an Administration attack on theKissinger, to inform him of the good news. No mention of this European Community" (Schaetzel).18 Irrespective of when the plu-encounter can be found in Kissingers massive three-volume mem- tocrats visit to Kissinger occurred, there can be no doubt thatoirs; but at the Trilateral Commissions 25th anniversary dinner in Kissingers incompetent attempts to launch trilateralism would only1998, he revealed what had transpired: have reinforced David Rockefellers belief that the Nixon In 1973, when I served as Secretary of State, David Rockefeller Administration "needed a little help". showed up in my office one day to tell me that he thought I That was 1973. By 1974, Nixon had resigned in disgrace and needed a little help. I must confess, the thought was not self- many of his key aides, including Haldeman and Ehrlichman, had evident to me at the moment. He proposed to form a group of been either dismissed or imprisoned. Only Kissinger, ever the Americans, Europeans and Japanese to look ahead into the opportunist and perhaps more acutely aware of the costs of defi- future. And I asked him, "Whos going to run this for you, ance, remained in place, above the fray. The Trilateral David?" He said, "Zbig Brzezinski…" I knew that Commission, meanwhile, went from strength to strength, holding Rockefeller meant it. He picked something that was impor - the founding session of its Executive Committee in Tokyo in tant… When I thought about it there actually was a need.15 October 1973. In May 1975, the first plenary meeting of all of the Commissions regional groups—North America, Europe and Japan, If we pause to consider this encounter further, it tells us much comprising some 300 members—took place in Kyoto. In its Thirdabout Davids enormous power in the Annual Report, released in mid-1976,US political system. There are the Commission triumphantly notedarguably few people in this world, that in the US "there was noticeablyespecially those outside of govern- increased emphasis on trilateral ties asment, who can stride into the US But of immeasurably greater the cornerstone of American foreignState Department and inform the policy".19incumbent Secretary of State that as significance was the fact that thetheir Administrations foreign policy Trilateral Commission was The "Broad Consensus"has been found wanting, an organisa- The creation of the Trilateraltion has been set up—to be headed exclusively dedicated to Davids Commission was an important tri-by Brzezinski, one of the harshest vision of world order and to umph for David Rockefeller; forcritics of Nixons foreign policy and almost single-handedly he had estab-long-time bitter rival of Kissinger— overcoming the divisions which lished a new elite policy-planningto "help" them take a proper course. afflicted the CFR. organisation, one that expanded theEven fewer could expect to secure boundaries of the existing elite politi-the immediate and unquestioning cal network to include Japan. But ofacquiescence of the Secretary of immeasurably greater significanceState, especially one with Kissingers was the fact that the Trilateralego, who had earlier brazenly rejected demands from two Commission was exclusively dedicated to Davids vision of worldEstablishment delegations that US forces be withdrawn from order and to overcoming the divisions which afflicted the CFR.Vietnam "immediately". 1 6 Unless, of course, one is David However, as he was to increasingly complain, David was doggedRockefeller. by allegations that the Commission was a "great conspiratorial Nevertheless, not being one to lose face willingly, especially body" which controlled the world and had "all sorts of evil designsbefore such a distinguished audience, Kissinger embellished his for the rest of the planet", with him identified as the "cabalist-in-account, suggesting the purpose of Davids visit was to seek his chief". Naturally, he dismissed these accusations as "foolish attacksblessing for the trilateral venture—a blessing that he naturally, and on false issues", "absurd" and the product of "pure and simple igno-modestly, gave: "And so I encouraged David to go ahead, though I rance". In truth, David insisted, the Commission was merely "adeserve no credit whatever for the consequences…" But history group of concerned citizens" interested in "fostering greater under-does not quite bear Kissinger out, for he did not become Secretary standing and cooperation among international allies", and whoseof State until September 1973, by which time the Trilateral membership, he asserted in 1980, actually reflected a "broad rangeCommission was publicly up and running, rendering his blessing of political views".20redundant. And even if we assume that the (then septuagenarian) Yet Davids ridicule and claims of a "broad range of politicalmanipulators memory was faulty in his 1998 address, and that the views" flatly contradicted earlier statements by himself and othermeeting with David actually took place earlier in 1973 when he was Trilateralists confirming the Trilateral Commissions ideologicalstill only Nixons National Security Advisor, Kissingers reputation uniformity, especially its commitment to liberal internationalism.fares no better. For example, the foreword to a collection of the Commissions Task If Davids visit was indeed earlier in the year, it might explain Force reports, published in 1978, observed that despite some differ-Kissingers "Year of Europe" speech, given in April 1973, which ences the "uniting element" in the Trilateral Commission was thecuriously drew heavily on the trilateralist concept. Identifying the "broad consensus" that "the cooperation of the three regions is nec-need for "new types of cooperative action" to deal with a range of essary to assure smooth management of global interdependence".global problems, Kissinger called for a "new Atlantic Charter" The foreword was co-signed by the European Chairman Georgesinvolving Western Europe, the US, Canada and "ultimately Berthoin, by the Japanese Chairman Takeshi Watanabe, and by theJapan".17 But Kissingers "Year of Europe" was a defective version North American Chairman David Rockefeller. Other membersDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 35
  • 36. were more direct in identifying the globalist core of the Trilateral the UN, he explained, the "trilateral community…could well be aCommissions ideology. C. Fred Bergsten, for example, one of a major factor in building a new world order."25number of officials who defected from the Nixon Administration to The "broad consensus" was also reflected in the Commissionsjoin the Commission, left no doubt, declaring that "Liberal interna- Task Force reports, the so-called "Triangle Papers", most of whichtionalism is our creed".21 seemed to recommend as a response to growing interdependence This "broad consensus" was that the US had no choice but to what we now call "global governance". For example, Triangleembrace trilateralism. With its economic power waning, David Paper No. 14, "Towards a Renovated International System",claimed, America was a superpower in decline and therefore unable described the "world of separate nations" as "a mental universeto fulfil its global security commitments; however, growing global which no longer exists", given that social, economic and politicaleconomic interdependence meant that it could not retreat into isola- interdependence had "grown to an unprecedented scale". Its strate-tionism. David made this clear to the World Affairs Council in gy for the "management of interdependence" involved "piecemeal1980: functionalism", in which global solutions to international problems Today, whether we like it or not, the world including the would be reached by approaching each one separately; and the United States has become truly interdependent… Gone are decentralised management of the international system, with local the days when America could be the military policeman of the administrations enforcing rules made at the global level.26 Triangle world, the moral preacher of the world, the sole arsenal of Paper No. 11, "The Reform of International Institutions", recom- democracy, or a patch of prosperity on the globe.22 mended—to achieve the "overriding goal" of making "the world safe for interdependence"—the "checking of the intrusion of nation- However, as David had observed in 1975, the urgent task of man- al governments into the international exchange of both economicaging an "interdependent world" could not be entrusted to the UN, and non-economic goods".27as nationalist and anti-capitalist forces had captured it.Commenting on the profusion of UN committees established to Get Carter!examine the activities of multinational corporations, David detected By the mid-1970s, the Trilateral Commissions approach to worldan alarming "distrust of free enter- order had become, according to theprise and the free market economy". Director of the CFRs "1980s Project",Noting the failure of this radicalised "the consensus position on foreignUN to create "a unified world polity", policy" in the USA (Ullman). Nixonshe concluded harshly that "the United By the mid-1970s, the successor, Gerald Ford, made greatNations has largely reduced itself to a efforts to conform to this consensus,forum for the expression and promo- Trilateral Commissions appointing two Trilateraltion of narrow national or bloc inter- approach to world order Commissioners to his cabinet:ests rather than the broad human Secretary of Commerce Elliotinterests its charter proclaims". had become "the consensus Richardson and Secretary ofThose "broad human interests", he position on foreign policy" Transportation William Coleman.claimed, could only be served when Consultations between the"free market forces are able to tran- in the USA. Commission and the administrationscend national boundaries".23 were also encouraged: in late 1975, The solution to these contrasting the Commissions Executivetrends was obvious. In a speech to Committee met with Ford; and in Maythe Japan–America Society in 1979, 1976, Commission members also metDavid asserted that it was imperative that the US collaborate with with Kissinger, Richardson and Coleman. 28 David Rockefeller,the other capitalist powers to manage global affairs: however, found Fords efforts wanting and he actively cultivated a Economically as well as politically, the US must exercise replacement regime from within the ranks of the Democrats. constructive leadership, recognizing that, today, we can The alternative President soon emerged in the form of Jimmy neither dominate nor escape the global marketplace. Only in Carter, Governor of Georgia. Carter seemed to be the ideal trilater- concert with other nations can we hope to achieve a freer, alist candidate; he had been an enthusiastic member of the Trilateral safer and more prosperous world that should be the goal of all Commission ever since David had personally invited him to join in nations and all people.24 1973, attending all of its meetings. During the election campaign, Carter had publicly thanked the Commission for giving him a It should come as no surprise that, contrary to Davids claims of a "splendid learning opportunity" and endorsed its basic precepts,"broad range of political views" but in tune with the "broad consen- pointedly rejecting Nixons balance-of-power strategy. A runningsus", his logic was echoed by other leading figures in the organisa- theme in Carters campaign speeches was that "the time had come"tion. Commission member and former Japanese Foreign Minister to replace "balance-of-power politics with world order politics" andKiichi Miyazawa, for example, explained at the Commissions 1980 to "seek a partnership between North America, Western Europe andmeeting in London that since America had "lost its once dominant Japan…"29position", the only solution was for the trilateral countries to "coop- Assisted by Fords politically self-destructive decisions to droperate amongst themselves to share the responsibility for maintaining Nelson Rockefeller as his running mate and pardon Nixon overa stable political order and for undertaking sound economic man- Watergate (annoying voters and the Establishment), Carter sailedagement..." While the Commissions North American Chairman into the White House in January 1977, ready to start a new era.Gerard C. Smith told the CFR in 1974 that since it was now "obvi- Although confident of Carters commitment to trilateralism, Davidous" the UN "was not going to fulfil its promise as a universal Rockefeller did not let his new p r o t é g é in the White Houseorganisation around which a universal structure could be formed", completely off the leash and continued to provide direction. Whileother approaches were necessary. Although "less ambitious" than only two meetings between Carter and Rockefeller at the White36 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 37. House are recorded in Carters official diary,30 according to historian Administration: its foreign policy was also failing to meet hisRobert Wood, "Carters White House files are peppered with expectations, which was evident in the plutocrats alarm at thecorrespondence from David Rockefeller".31 "slippage of Americas strength and leadership on the global Moreover, Carter had appointed 20 trilateralists to senior posi- scene".38 The bitter disputes within the hapless Presidents foreigntions in his administration (Brzezinski became his National Security policy team, especially between fellow trilateralists Brzezinski andAdvisor), effectively surrendering his administration to adherents of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, seemed to be producing anDavids trilateralist ideology. With so many trilateralists in the incoherent foreign policy. The Carter Administration, DavidWhite House as well as heading the Defense and State Departments claimed, had "often fallen short" in its explanation and execution ofand the Federal Reserve, David undoubtedly felt certain that there its foreign policy. In fact, he wrote that "Communication of policywould be no repeat of Nixons mischief-making. has been confusing because policies have been conflicting"; and Yet, despite its seemingly impeccable trilateralist pedigree, the that Washington was "sending out signals that merely read zigzag,Carter Administration did not remain in favour for long. In 1978, a switch and somersault, but dont tell anybody what were up to ornew member of the Trilateral Commission took issue with Carters what we may do next. Friends and foes alike find us unpredictablenew "human rights" policy of pressuring Americas Third World and undependable".39allies to stop human rights violations. Speaking to the editor of Another concern of Davids was Americas declining economicTrialogue, this new trilateralist warned of "great dangers" in fortunes. The failure of Carter "to put our economic house inCarters approach, including "producing revolutions in friendly order" was proving damaging: "the international monetary systemcountries". Instead, the US needed to practise "selectivity" in its has been shaken and Americas global leadership has beeninternational human rights policy and be weakened". David also complained of amore lenient towards "authoritarian regimes" "regulatory rampage" emanating from(i.e., US client states), as they were more Washington, that was reducing corporatelikely to evolve into democracies than were"totalitarian regimes" (i.e., Communist Not surprisingly, profits and productivity.40states). Americas human rights policy, he Davids name has come Reagan and Beyondsaid, "must maintain this crucial up in connection with David Rockefellers wish for regime changedistinction".32 was soon realised in 1980, when the The new member was Henry Kissinger, the so-called "October Republican candidate Ronald Reagan securedand his arguments struck a chord withDavid—who already had demonstrated a Surprise" conspiracy, in a sizeable victory plutocrat in Carters defeat is The role of the over Carter.curious indifference to the atrocities carried which it is alleged that already well known. David, in collaborationout by the many dictators he had dealt withover the years. "I do believe," David said in elements in the Reagan with Henry Kissinger andhad pressured Chairman John J. McCloy, former CFR1979, "that repeated lecturing and pub- campaign—notably Carter to admit the recently deposedlic condemnation of regimes that we Shah of Iran into the United States forfind repressive are not likely to produce future CIA Director medical treatment. This act precipitatedthe desired results."33 Under Carter, he William Casey— the hostage crisis at the US Embassy intold the World Affairs Council, Tehran that was immensely damaging toAmericas "vital interests" had been conspired to disrupt Carter, although whether David antici-"subordinated to worthy but fuzzily the attempts to pated that outcome is unknown. Indefined moral issues—such as human Memoirs, David makes no secret of hisrights and the proliferation of nuclear negotiate the release motives, arguing that the Shah "deservedtechnologies". David insisted that of the hostages. more honorable treatment from the mostwhile it was "only proper" for the US to powerful nation on earth".41press the cause of human rights, "it Not surprisingly, Davids name hasshould be prudent since our interference come up in connection with the so-calledmay be capable of toppling regimes "October Surprise" conspiracy, in whichwhose substitutes are unknown".34 it is alleged that elements in the Reagan To be sure, Carters actual record in promoting human rights was campaign—notably future CIA Director William Casey—conspiredbarely groundbreaking; in fact, it was marked by some major omis- to disrupt the Carter Administrations attempts to negotiate the pre-sions, especially in the case of Cambodia—where his administra- election release of the hostages, in the knowledge that an "Octobertion opted to support indirectly the genocidal Khmer Rouge. 35 Surprise" would be a sure vote-winner for Carter.Nevertheless, that David Rockefeller could publicly urge the Carter There is little evidence of David Rockefellers direct involve-Administration to overlook human rights abuses by US allies and ment, but one of his aides at Chase Manhattan is alleged to havethen be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Bill Clinton spoken of such disruption plans in a meeting with Casey, and ain 1998 for "fighting for human rights" is yet another of the many "Rockefeller-connected lawyer" is said to have been involved incruel hypocrisies of our times. (Kissinger received the same award some dubious money transactions that facilitated the disruptionfrom Gerald Ford in 1977.) exercise.42 Clintons description of David as "a genuine humanitarian of the The Reagan Administration soon resolved many of the problemslikes our nation has rarely seen" also demonstrates the truth of David had identified under Carter, even though many of its keyNoam Chomskys contention that a "culture of terrorism" pervades members were suspicious of the Trilateral Commission. Reaganthe US power-elite.36 It is, after all, usually only the powerful that embraced Kissingers "crucial distinction", giving strong support tocan celebrate and reward such blatant double standards.37 anti-Communist dictatorships, especially in Central America, while There was more to Davids growing impatience with the Carter adopting a belligerent posture against the Communist states.DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 37
  • 38. Economically, as David happily acknowledged in 1985, the Reagan the three regions appears in doubt. Splits have appeared; TrilateralAdministration performed to his expectations: Commission meetings in Washington and Prague in 2002 were It is heartening that the current administration in Washington reportedly marred by angry debates between US supporters and is dedicated…to encouraging the private sector and lessening mostly European opponents of Bushs plans to invade Iraq.47 the role of government.43 With Bush seemingly prepared to sacrifice the trilateral relationship, Davids modest assessment in M e m o i r s of the Through a combination of aggressive rhetoric and a defence Trilateral Commission as an "invaluable forum for dialogue" and abuild-up, Reagan also restored some sense of Americas superpower "vigorous and effective collaborator on the world scene" nowstatus while still sidelining the United Nations. The only problem seems unduly optimistic.48with Reagan, according to David, was that his electoral campaign It would be premature, however, to declare the Trilateralhad been critical of the Trilateral Commission. But this soon Commission to be finished. With the United States clearlychanged when "Reagan ultimately came to understand Trilaterals overextended and losing control in Iraq, the opportunities for Bushsvalue and invited the entire membership to a reception at the White trilateralist opponents to retake the White House in 2004 have notHouse in April 1984".44 completely disappeared—although, even if Bush is ousted, his The limits of the Trilateral Commissions influence became more administrations unilateralist course has set back the Davidapparent during the first Bush Administration. There were relatively Rockefeller trilateralist agenda of building a more unified globalfew trilateralists in the administration, especially at cabinet level— community for some years yet.no more than six, according to some sources. George H. W. Bushhad resigned from both the Commission and the CFR in 1978 on the Under David Rockefellers Shadow…grounds they were "too liberal". David In October 2002, after nearly 10 yearsKorten, however, suggests that Bushs of work, David Rockefeller finallycommitment to the trilateralist agenda released his autobiography, Memoirs. Itwas evident in his support for global Splits have appeared; was not a true autobiography in thefree trade and NAFTA—goals also sup- Trilateral Commission meetings sense of David personally writing it, butported by David Rockefeller. As for his a group effort befitting a billionaire plu-foreign policy record, however, despite in Washington and Prague in tocrat. The project, overseen by thehis Gulf War rhetoric about creating a 2002 were reportedly marred Rockefeller family historian Peter J."new world order", Bush arguably fell Johnson, employed during that period atshort of the liberal internationalist by angry debates between US least 15 other people who assisted invision championed by the Commission supporters and mostly European researching archives, transcribing inter-and its founder. As one trilateralist later opponents of Bushs plans views and constructing a chronology ofcomplained, contrary to Bushs "dis- Davids life. According to a New Yorktinctly Wilsonian note of idealistic to invade Iraq. Times report, David "talked his memoirsinternationalism", Desert Storm was out" and then edited the transcripts andactually "dedicated…to preserving the subsequent drafts in a time-consumingsanctity of international boundaries…and process that "tested the patience andthe notion of national sovereignty". Also, by failing to live up to his diplomacy of all involved".49rhetoric, Bush had given "the forces of isolationism an even greater Reactions to Memoirs were wide-ranging. Many reviewers wereopening" (Talbott).45 impressed by Davids account, praising the plutocrat as a The Clinton Administration, in contrast, which had a much "charming, low-key gentleman" (Frank), a "discreet and diplomatichigher trilateralist membership, showed considerably greater fealty banker" (Lenzner), and a "decent, hardworking man" (Auchinloss).to the Trilateral Commissions goals. Indeed, Clinton seemed to There were a few dissenting opinions, with some reviewersadopt the recommendations of Triangle Paper No. 41, "Global expressing alarm at his "tone deafness—even eagerness—to doCooperation After The Cold War" (1991)—co-authored by Joseph business with unsavoury regimes" (Stern), and observing that DavidNye, later Clintons Assistant Secretary for Defense—as its foreign seemed "coldly aloof from the horrors that his friends and contactspolicy agenda. Arguing that in the post–Cold War world "the need perpetrated", having spent "much of his career at Chase doingfor Trilateral cooperation in a wider global context is as great, business with tyrants" (Brooks). One reviewer blasted Memoirs asperhaps greater than ever", the report proposed a 10-point agenda "completely unrevealing", "soporific and self-important" and "notfor "broad multilateral cooperation" to prevent the break-up of the worth reading", noting that although an important figure warrantingworld economy into "separate blocs". This agenda was a book, David Rockefeller, a man of "mediocre intellect", wassubsequently reflected in Clintons "enlargement" strategy, "obviously not the one to write it" (Schwarz).50announced by his National Security Advisor, the trilateralist However, with most reviewers of Memoirs indifferent to some ofAnthony Lake, in 1993. Lake argued that the "major market the more questionable aspects of David Rockefellers life, this ven-democracies" must "act together" to prevent "economic disaster" by ture has been a public relations success for the now 87-year-old plu-"updating international economic institutions" and "striking hard" tocrat. An image of David as a genial and well-intentioned globe-for global free trade. Such pronouncements would have been music trotting philanthropist and banker has been successfully cultivated;to the ears of David Rockefeller, and combined with Clintons other we are even encouraged to find some humour in his apparent obliv-globalist policies would explain Davids reported efforts to protect iousness to his great wealth and remarkable access to (and influenceClinton from impeachment over the Lewinsky scandal in 1998.46 over) world leaders. For NWO researchers, however, although Now, however, some 30 years after its foundation, with relations Memoirs provides some valuable clues and admissions, it is hardlybetween the US and Europe dramatically eroded by the aggressive a comprehensive source of information on Davids lifetime of effortimperialist agenda of US President George W. Bush, the TrilateralCommissions effectiveness in promoting a coordinated policy by Continued on page 7538 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 39. SCIENCE JOE FLYNNS PARALLEL PATH If the windings Figure 1 MAGNETIC TECHNOLOGY on either side of by Tim Harwood, MA © 2003 the central magnet, U.S. Patent Jun. 12, 2001 Sheet 11 of 32 US 6,246,561 B1 which are normallyT here is a widespread opinion com- connected in mon to the mainstream academic series, are properly community and also to various alter- pulsed, the field ofnative scientific forums that some kind of the permanentexotic new physics will be required to magnet in the cen-design and implement over-unity technolo- tre will be diverted Fig. 16 Bgies—that is to say, electrical motors, elec- to the opposite sidetrical generators or other apparatus which of the core flux 1.75 times more force is delivered to the legs of the coreproduce an excess of magnetic force or path provided. Or, than is provided by the electrical input to the control coils.energy above the value actually inputted. in alternative lan- However, this has recently been experi- guage, the side of the core that is pulsed is shown not to be the case. In this instance,mentally demonstrated not to be the case, demagnetised, relative to the field of the the pulse is centrally located and a dualas I have validated myself in simple $20 permanent magnet used in the apparatus. flux field layout employed which bothexperiments undertaken at home with parts This is elementary textbook physics that demagnetises the core relative to one mag-bought from the local hardware store. anyone can understand. net and magnetises it relative to the other. It is the purpose of this article to educate So what is surprising about this Since the two actions are complementary,readers that, with care, thought and a little apparently simple apparatus is that the the input required to manifest the fluxwork, it can be demonstrated that existing armature on the side of the flux core will switching effect is halved, therefore dou-textbook physics law freely allows for the contain 1.75 times more units of magnetic bling "efficiency".extraction of excess electrical energy from force than could be manifested by the It should be noted that while themagnetic systems. electrical input to the apparatus alone. efficiency is doubled, the absolute output The credit for this groundbreaking Since the ability to move force may not be significantly improved. This isresearch goes to Joe Flynn, who has been arbitrarily from one point to another is the because the major weakness of this effectengaged in magnetic flux research for over basis for motion or work, however and technology is flux saturation of the25 years now. His work is longstanding, simplistic, we therefore have a basis for a core, with values depending upon thecomprehensive and, in later years, well system that can be developed for practical specific properties of the B–H curve of thefunded. It is reported that US$7 million technological purposes. core material employed, limiting absolutehas been spent to date, with over $1 million Expressed in alternative language, we output of both layouts the same.alone put into developing a revolutionary also have the capability to engineer a time- The previous statements are not requiredhigh-performance magnetic motor. His varying magnetic field, without the need for to be taken on trust; simple experimentsequipment is validated, and apparently is moving parts, which will allow develop- have been proposed by Joe Flynn, such thatalready in mass production for selected ment of systems that output electrical anyone can validate this effect forcustomers. energy. Both capa- Since many lines of research have been bilities are highly Figure 2formulated and explored by Joe Flynn, the desirable and offerfollowing article presents only a brief sum- substantial oppor- U.S. Patent Jun. 12, 2001 Sheet 30 of 32 US 6,246,561 B1mary of some of his best apparatus, but is tunity for technicalnonetheless sufficient to convey the basic development.ideas and provide a framework within Expanding uponwhich one can undertake experiments. this basic experi- ment, there is aPrinciples of Operation second simple and Figure 1 is taken from Joe Flynns US logical improve-Patent No. 6,246,561, awarded on June 12, ment in layout,2001, and filed on July 31, 1998. It illustrated in Fig. 45 Zexplains a simple magnetic-force multipli- Figure 2, which 3.47 times more force is delivered to the legs of the corecation experiment, which forms the basis should be obvious than is provided by the electrical input to the control coils.for the Flynn magnetic art. but has beenDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 39
  • 40. NEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCE Figure 3 inputted, yet does not violate accepted prin- ciples of textbook physics. I feel that this Simple Magnetic Force Multiplication Experiments apparent puzzle cannot be better explained than by reference to Joe Flynns own analy- sis of the experiment presented in Figure 3: "Since the Parallel Path System produced 3.47 times more force than the conventional system, with the same electrical input, it appears to violate conservation; this is only true when observed from a traditional view- point. The system contains three flux-pro- ducing sources (two magnets and an elec- tromagnet) which together are capable of producing a far greater force than is actually produced. All of the flux sources together 421 grams 1721 grams 3845 grams 1091 grams can produce a force of 13.11 units, therefore One magnet Two magnets Parallel Path Conventional in the physical sense a loss of 1 – (9.01 / 13.11) = 31% is realised."themselves. Figure 3 is a simple experiment, taken from the Flynn So the system is 347% efficient in terms of delivered magneticwebsite, which can be used to validate the principles put forward force compared to net electrical input, yet still conforms to thein this article. accepted physical principles of field conservation by being only An even simpler non-electrical flux experiment was proposed by 69% efficient in terms of the fields present in the system."GM" in the Parallel Path e-group. My apparatus is illustrated in However surprising Figure 5Figure 4. It is no more than magnets and steel staple strips, bought this result may Flux density (B)from a local hardware store for a total of under US$20. The appear, the analysisParallel Path effect can be replicated with identical apparatus, at presented is in out-only a slight increase in cost and complexity, with the addition of a line correct, with thesimple 12v-polarity reversible power supply, such as those com- difference betweenmonly sold to power computer speakers, among other household fields present in theapplications. system and net elec- trical input being theConserving Energy/Field Potential important concept One of the aspects of the Flynn technology that people find most presented.difficult to understand is how you can have a device that delivers3.47 times more units of magnetic force than is electrically Losses in the Field intensity (H) System Figure 4 In order to optimise flux cores, an appreciation of the physics In the PP e-group, GM proposed a simple experiment to illustrate that underlies the transfer of flux within a core is required. The how small changes in layout can alter magnetic force in cores. normal magnetisation curve, or B–H curve, is a mathematical rela- Experiment done with $20 of parts from local hardware stores. tionship between applied field intensity, H, and resultant flux den- sity manifested in the core, B. It varies according to core material, and the curve will shift if there is a starting magnetism within the core, such as that provided by the field of a permanent magnet. If the starting magnetism is excessive, the core is saturated and will not properly respond to the applied force, H. A simple B–H curve is illustrated in Figure 5. Hysteresis is a delay between applied magnetic force, H, and resultant flux density, B, that again varies according to material type. It also manifests as a delay between the termination of force, H, and the manifestation of flux density, B. So, in simple terms, the system will not turn on instantly and will not turn off instantly. This is because the magnetic memory of the core means that a flux vector remains within it, even when the application of magnetic force, H, has been terminated. If we apply a reversed force, H, to the core, the basic B–H curve is now expanded, as in Figure 6, with the memory effect also illustrated. In order to return to the initial switched state, the remanent mag- netism must now be overcome, hence input once in operation will be greater than that required for the very first pulse. The area within the hysteresis curve gives a rough estimate for the amount40 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 41. NEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCEof wasted energy, and along with other conventional sources of Figure 6losses resultant in flux transfer within a core is what reduces the Flux density (B)efficiency of flux cores from maximum values of 2 or 4 down tovalues such as 1.75 or 3.47, typically.Motor Apparatus Shaded area = switching losses Although numerous practical applications abound for this effect,electric motor design remains the most outstanding opportunity.To this extent, again, a few simple images should be sufficient toexplain how the basic flux-switching apparatus can be turned into Field intensity (H)a highly efficient electrical motor. The first motor, shown in Figure 7, is one I have proposed tovalidate the flux switching effect at a most basic level. It illus-trates the point made in the Flynn patent, that the armature of thecore can be removed and replaced with a motor flux path. Thisfirst motor is not claimed to be highly efficient, but it helps one tounderstand how the transition from simple flux core to motor takes by an armature or rotor in the linear or rotary arrangements. Theplace. regions of the flux paths that perform work are the same in all The next motor, shown in Figure 8, is again taken directly from cases…the Flynn patent and illustrates the next intermediate step to motor "By alternating the polarity of the control coils during one cycle,design. The fields of the permanent magnets are alternatively one working region experiences an increasing flux and the oppo-switched from one side of the surrounding flux cores to the other, site region experiences a decreasing flux, and during the next cyclealternately interacting with N and S poles on the rotor, imparting the opposite occurs. This results in the induction of a voltage inmotion to the central rotor shaft. the secondary coils that is decided by the magnitude of the change With proper financial support and the facilities to have in flux in the working region and the time in which this changeMetglas® cores custom moulded, Joe Flynn was able to develop occurs. The novelty of this discovery is that the primary fluximproved motor apparatus, shown in Figure 9. No detailed perfor- inducing the voltage in the secondary coils is supplied by the per-mance numbers have been released for this motor, whose precise manent magnet or magnets and is far greater than the flux suppliedcharacteristics remain proprietary to Joe Flynn at this time. by the control coils."However, the optimisation is so advanced that it is stated to pos- Figure 10, taken directly from the Flynn patent, makes the pointsess certain exotic performance properties such as cool, ambient even clearer. As can be seen, the device illustrated is in alloperation and reduced current draw. functional respects absolutely identical to the so-called Tom Bearden MEG. In respect of this situation, Joe Flynn has statedElectrical Apparatus that his intellectual property rights will be robustly defended, by Many readers will no doubt have noticed the similarity of the legal action if necessary, and he regards himself and his companyfirst illustration presented in this document to the so-called Tom as being in possession of exclusive rights to the single flux fieldBearden MEG (Motionless Electromagnetic Generator). This is generator core layout.fair comment, and Joe Flynn has always highlighted this issue. As regards replication of electrical output–oriented flux core However, it has been commonly stated that Joe Flynn simply devices, certain important details need to be stated. For example,developed the mechanical apparatus andthat the MEG, with its electrical Figure 7functionality, is distinct and more advancedthan the mechanical Flynn apparatus. But Simple Parallel Path Technology Demonstrator Motorthis is shown not to be the case by a carefulexamination of the Flynn patent, in whichthe following is stated in the PowerConversion section: "The construction shown in Figure 45Autilises four control coils and a single per-manent magnet, and the construction shownin Figure 45X uses two control coils andtwo permanent magnets. The flux thatwould normally be supplied by a primary Designed to demonstrate core principles, not provide over-unity.winding is supplied by the static flux of the 4 magnetically permeable cores placed on rotor section.permanent magnet or magnets, and the con-trol coils convert this static flux into a time- Flux is switched through core section on approach to armature section.varying flux in a novel way. Both arrange- When armature section is in register with rotor cores, flux is switched back,ments use two secondary coils; the sec- and rotor core free-wheels away from register.ondary coils are placed in the region of thecontinuous flux path that would be occupiedDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 41
  • 42. NEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCE Figure 8 reduced efficiency because of the core flux saturation effect provided by the permanent magnet. U.S. Patent This is one of the most important points to make about the Flynn apparatus. If you Jun. 12, 2001 approach it as if it is a normal piece of sci- Sheet 32 of 32 entific equipment, then proper optimisation is not greatly problematic. For example, US 6,246,561 B1 having more turns on the output coils sim- ply means more voltage and less current— exactly as standard textbook equations pre- dict. Increased input voltage enables faster switching speeds, a consequent greater rate of change of magnetic flux, resulting in higher absolute output, but only up to the flux saturation limit of the core material. The Future of Flux Core Motors There has been a lot of confusion about the flux core technology which Joe Flynn has pioneered. I believe this is due in largegrade-8 ceramic magnets should be used so as to avoid flux satura- part to the way it was originally presented to the public. Contrarytion of the core—a basic error that many early experimenters wast- to claims, this is not a nuclear physics device, nor an exotic vacu-ed time over. The requirement for strong magnets to obtain over- um energy pumping system, but is concerned with the ordinaryunity results is as much of a myth as the idea that "new physics" is manipulation of flux within a core. It is also illogical to use therequired. single flux field layout when the dual flux field layout doubles But perhaps the greatest trade secret of the electrical devices— efficiency, for no significant increase in unit cost.one which requires several lengthy non-disclosure agreements to Furthermore, this technology is optimally implemented to multi-be signed before it can be disclosed—is that the input and output ply the application of magnetic force, with particular regard to thecircuits must be closed in series. The disclosure of this technique design and implementation of high-performance electric motors.amounts to putting the basic MEG methodology fully into the Inevitably, the obscure electrical effect is limited by the flux satu-public domain. ration point of the core material employed, ensuring absolute out- The reason for this circuitry requirement is obvious enough, put is always relatively low.with only a little analysis. If the output circuit is closed when the While making predictions about future adoption of technology isinput circuit is activated, then the input energy simply leaks into always difficult, it seems reasonable to expect flux core motorsthe output circuit, as in an ordinary transformer. So no flux will replace conventional designs across a broad range of applica-switching effect is manifested, and the field of the permanent mag- tions. With high torque, relatively low manufacturing cost, andnet is static in time. Thus you have an ordinary transformer with performance almost beyond belief, there appears to be little to stop commercial acceptance of this remarkableFigure 9 technology. ∞ Optimal Flux Core Motor Construction References Magnets Steel Armature Linear Actuator • Joe Flynns website, http://www.flynnresearch.net/ Flux Paths Coils • MEG US Patent No. 6,362,718, at http://www.rexresearch.com/meg/meg.htm About the Author: Tim Harwood, MA, has followed the "free energy" scene since the early days of the cold fusion movement. With genuine post- graduate research qualifications, he seeks to bring academic rigour, combined with elo- Coils quence of expression, to free energy research. He is probably best known for the "CD motor" project which helped popularise Flux Paths the Adams motor technology, and for run- Magnets Steel Armature ning the old Parallel Path and Adams motor e-groups. He can be reached by email at timharwood@usa.net.42 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
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  • 45. Abstract P roponents of Einstein have acted in a way that appears to corrupt the historical record. Albert Einstein (1879–1955), Time Magazines "Person of the Century", wrote a long treatise on special relativity theory (it was actually called "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", 1905a), without listing any references. Many of the key ideas it presented were known to Lorentz (for example, the Lorentz transformation) and Poincaré before Einstein wrote the famous 1905 paper. As was typical of Einstein, he did not discover theories; he merely commandeered Einstein plagiarised them. He took an existing body of knowledge, picked and chose the ideas he liked, then wove them into a tale about his contribution to special relativity. This was done with the the work of several full knowledge and consent of many of his peers, such as the editors at Annalen der Physik. notable scientists in The most recognisable equation of all time is E = mc2 . It is attributed by convention to be the sole province of Albert Einstein (1905). However, the conversion of matter into his 1905 papers on energy and energy into matter was known to Sir Isaac Newton ("Gross bodies and light special relativity are convertible into one another...", 1704). The equation can be attributed to S. Tolver Preston (1875), to Jules Henri Poincaré (1900; according to Brown, 1967) and to Olinto and E = mc2, yet the De Pretto (1904) before Einstein. Since Einstein never correctly derived E = mc 2 (Ives, 1952), there appears nothing to connect the equation with anything original by Einstein. physics community Arthur Eddingtons selective presentation of data from the 1919 Eclipse so that it sup- posedly supported "Einsteins" general relativity theory is surely one of the biggest scien- has never bothered tific hoaxes of the 20th century. His lavish support of Einstein corrupted the course of history. Eddington was less interested in testing a theory than he was in crowning to set the record Einstein the king of science. The physics community, unwittingly perhaps, has engaged in a kind of fraud and silent straight in the past conspiracy; this is the byproduct of simply being bystanders as the hyperinflation of century. Einsteins record and reputation took place. This silence benefited anyone supporting Einstein. Introduction Science, by its very nature, is insular. In general, chemists read and write about chem- istry, biologists read and write about biology, and physicists read and write about physics. But they may all be competing for the same research dollar (in its broadest sense). Thus, if scientists wanted more money for themselves, they might decide to com- pete unfairly. The way they can do this is convince the funding agencies that they are more important than any other branch of science. If the funding agencies agree, it could spell difficulty for the remaining sciences. One way to get more money is to create a superhero—a superhero like Einstein. Einsteins standing is the product of the physics community, his followers and the by Richard Moody, Jr © 2003 media. Each group benefits enormously by elevating Einstein to icon status. The physics community receives billions in research grants, Einsteins supporters are hand- 777 Treadlemire Road somely rewarded, and media corporations like Time Magazine get to sell millions of Berne, NY 12023 magazines by placing Einstein on the cover as "Person of the Century". USA When the scandal breaks, the physics community, Einsteins supporters and the media Email: Slmrea@aol.com will attempt to downplay the negative news and put a positive spin on it. However, their efforts will be shown up when Einsteins paper, "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", is seen for what it is: the consummate act of plagiarism in the 20th century.DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 45
  • 46. Special Relativity this fact that no velocity could surpass that of light…because Jules Henri Poincaré (1854–1912) was a great scientist who bodies would oppose an increasing inertia to the causes, whichmade a significant contribution to special relativity theory. The would tend to accelerate their motion; and this inertia wouldInternet Encyclopedia of Philosophy website says that Poincaré: become infinite when one approached the velocity of light…(1) "sketched a preliminary version of the special theory of No more for an observer carried along himself in a translation,relativity"; (2) "stated that the velocity of light is a limit he did not suspect any apparent velocity could surpass that ofvelocity" (in his 1904 paper from the Bull. of Sci. Math. 28, light: and this would be then a contradiction, if we recall thatPoincaré indicated "a whole new mechanics, where the inertia this observer would not use the same clocks as a fixed observer,increasing with the velocity of light would become a limit and but, indeed, clocks marking local time." (Poincaré, 1905)not be exceeded"); (3) suggested that "mass depends on speed";(4) "formulated the principle of relativity, according to which no Einstein, the Plagiaristmechanical or electromagnetic experiment can discriminate It is now time to speak directly to the issue of what Einsteinbetween a state of uniform motion and a state of rest"; and (5) was: he was first and foremost a plagiarist. He had few qualms"derived the Lorentz transformation". about stealing the work of others and submitting it as his own. It is evident how deeply involved with special relativity That this was deliberate seems obvious.Poincaré was. Even Keswani (1965) was prompted to say that Take this passage from Ronald W. Clark, Einstein: The Life"As far back as 1895, Poincaré, the innovator, had conjectured and Times (there are no references to Poincaré here; just a fewthat it is impossible to detect absolute motion", and that "In meaningless quotes). This is how page 101 reads: "On the1900, he introduced the principle of relative motion which he Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies...is in many ways one of thelater called by the equivalent terms the law of relativity and the most remarkable scientific papers that had ever been written.principle of relativity in his book, Science and Hypothesis, pub- Even in form and style it was unusual, lacking the notes and ref -lished in 1902". Einstein acknowledged none of this preceding erences which give weight to most serious expositions … "theoretical work when he wrote his unreferenced 1905 paper. (emphasis added). In addition to having sketched the Why would Einstein, with hispreliminary version of relativity, training as a patent clerk, not recog-Poincaré provided a critical part of nise the need to cite references in histhe whole concept—namely, his treat- article on special relativity? Onement of local time. He also originat- "Another curious feature of the would think that Einstein, as a neo-ed the idea of clock synchronisation, now famous paper, Einstein, phyte, would o v e r r e f e r e n c e r a t h e rwhich is critical to special relativity. than underreference. Charles Nordman was prompted to 1905, is the absence of any Wouldnt one also expectwrite, "They will show that the credit reference to Poincaré or somewhat higher standards from anfor most of the things which are cur- editor when faced with a longrently attributed to Einstein is, in real- anyone else," Max Born wrote manuscript that had obviously notity, due to Poincaré", and "...in the in Physics in My Generation. been credited? Apparently there wasopinion of the Relativists it is the no attempt at quality control when itmeasuring rods which create space, was published in Annalen derthe clocks which create time. All this P h y s i k. Most competent editorswas known by Poincaré and others would have rejected the paperlong before the time of Einstein, and one does injustice to truth without even reading it. At the barest minimum, one wouldin ascribing the discovery to him". expect the editor to research the literature to determine whether Other scientists have not been quite as impressed with Einsteins claim of primacy was correct."Einsteins" special relativity theory as has the public. "Another Max Born stated, "The striking point is that it contains not acurious feature of the now famous paper, Einstein, 1905, is the single reference to previous literature" (emphasis added) (Born,absence of any reference to Poincaré or anyone else," Max Born 1956). He is clearly indicating that the absence of references iswrote in Physics in My Generation. "It gives you the impression abnormal and that, even by early 20th century standards, this isof quite a new venture. But that is, of course, as I have tried to most peculiar, even unprofessional.explain, not true" (Born, 1956). G. Burniston Brown (1967) Einstein twisted and turned to avoid plagiarism charges, butnoted, "It will be seen that, contrary to popular belief, Einstein these were transparent.played only a minor part in the derivation of the useful formulae From Bjerknes (2002), we learn the following passage fromin the restricted or special relativity theory, and Whittaker called James MacKaye: "Einsteins explanation is a dimensional dis-it the relativity theory of Poincaré and Lorentz…" guise for Lorentzs… Thus Einsteins theory is not a denial of, Due to the fact that Einsteins special relativity theory was nor an alternative for, that of Lorentz. It is only a duplicate andknown in some circles as the relativity theory of Poincaré and disguise for it… Einstein continually maintains that the theoryLorentz, one would think that Poincaré and Lorentz might have of Lorentz is right, only he disagrees with his interpretation. Ishad something to do with its creation. What is disturbing about it not clear, therefore, that in this [case], as in other cases,the Einstein paper is that even though Poincaré was the worlds Einsteins theory is merely a disguise for Lorentzs, the apparentleading expert on relativity, apparently Einstein had never heard disagreement about interpretation being a matter of wordsof him or thought he had done anything worth referencing! only?" Poincaré, in a public address delivered in September 1904, Poincaré wrote 30 books and over 500 papers on philosophy,made some notable comments on special relativity theory. mathematics and physics. Einstein wrote on mathematics,"From all these results, if they are confirmed, would arise an physics and philosophy, but claimed hed never read Poincarésentirely new mechanics…would be, above all, characterised by contributions to physics.46 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 47. Yet many of Poincarés ideas—for example, that the speed of Bjerknes (2002) suggested as a possible candidate S. Tolverlight is a limit and that mass increases with speed—wound up in Preston, who "formulated atomic energy, the atom bomb andEinsteins paper, "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" superconductivity back in the 1870s, based on the formulawithout being credited. E = mc 2 ". Einsteins act of stealing almost the entire body of literature In addition to Preston, a major player in the history of E = mc 2by Lorentz and Poincaré to write his document raised the bar for who deserves a lot of credit is Olinto De Pretto (1904). Whatplagiarism. In the information age, this kind of plagiarism could makes this timing so suspicious is that Einstein was fluent innever be perpetrated indefinitely, yet the physics community has Italian, he was reviewing papers written by Italian physicists andstill not set the record straight. his best friend was Michele Besso, a Swiss Italian. Clearly, In his 1907 paper, Einstein spelled out his views on plagia- Einstein (1905b) would have had access to the literature and therism: "It appears to me that it is the nature of the business that competence to read it. In "Einsteins E = mc2 was Italians idea"what follows has already been partly solved by other authors. (Carroll, 1999), we see clear evidence that De Pretto was aheadDespite that fact, since the issues of concern are here addressed of Einstein in terms of the formula E = mc 2 .from a new point of view, I am entitled to leave out a thoroughly In terms of his understanding the vast amount of energy thatpedantic survey of the literature..." could be released with a small amount of mass, Preston (1875) With this statement, Einstein declared that can be credited with knowing this beforeplagiarism, suitably packaged, is an accept- Einstein was born. Clearly, Preston wasable research tool. using the E = mc 2 formula in his work, Here is the definition of "to plagiarise" because the value he determined—e.g., thatfrom an unimpeachable source, W e b s t e r s Poincaré wrote 30 one grain could lift a 100,000-ton object upNew International Dictionary of the English to a height of 1.9 miles—yields the equationL a n g u a g e, Second Edition, Unabridged, books and over 500 E = mc 2.1947, p. 1,878: "To steal or purloin and pass papers on philosophy, According to Ives (1952), the derivationoff as ones own (the ideas, words, artistic Einstein attempted of the formula E = mc 2productions, etc. of one another); to use with - mathematics and was fatally flawed because Einstein set out toout due credit the ideas, expressions or pro - physics. prove what he assumed. This is similar toductions of another. To commit plagiarism" the careless handling of the equations for(emphasis added). Isnt this exactly what radioactive decay which Einstein derived. ItEinstein did? Einstein wrote on turns out that Einstein mixed kinematics and Giving due credit involves two mechanics, and out popped the neutrino.aspects: timeliness and appropriateness. mathematics, physics The neutrino may be a mythical particleTelling the world that Lorentz provided and philosophy, but accidentally created by Einsteinthe basis for special relativity 30 years (Carezani, 1999). We have two choicesafter the fact is not timely (see below), claimed hed never with respect to neutrinos: there are atis not appropriate and is not giving duecredit. Nothing Einstein wrote ex post read Poincarés least 40 different types or there are zero types. Occams razor rules here.f a c t o with respect to Lorentzs contributions tocontributions alters the fundamental actof plagiarism. physics. The Eclipse of 1919 There can be no clearer definition of The true nature of Einsteins plagia- scientific fraud than what went on in therism is set forth in his 1935 paper, Tropics on May 29, 1919. What is par-"Elementary Derivation of the ticularly clear is that Eddington fudgedEquivalence of Mass and Energy", the solar eclipse data to make the resultswhere, in a discussion on Maxwell, he conform to "Einsteins" work on generalwrote, "The question as to the independence of those relations is relativity. Poor (1930), Brown (1967), Clark (1984) anda natural one because the Lorentz transformation, the real basis McCausland (2001) all address the issues surrounding thisof special relativity theory..." (emphasis added). eclipse. So, Einstein even acknowledged that the Lorentz transforma- What makes the expeditions to Sobral and Principe so suspecttion was the real basis of his 1905 paper. Anyone who doubts is Eddingtons zealous support of Einstein, as can be seen in histhat he was a plagiarist should ask one simple question: "What statement, "By standing foremost in testing, and ultimately veri -did Einstein know and when did he know it?" Einstein got away fying the enemy theory, our national observatory kept alive thewith premeditated plagiarism, not the incidental plagiarism that finest traditions of science..." (emphasis added) (Clark, 1984).is ubiquitous (Moody, 2001). In this instance, apparently Eddington was not familiar with the basic tenets of science. His job was to collect data— not verifyThe History of E = mc 2 Einsteins theories. Who originated the concept of matter being transformed into Further evidence for the fraud can be deduced fromenergy and vice versa? It dates back at least to Sir Isaac Newton Eddingtons own statements and the introduction to them provid-(1704). Brown (1967) made the following statement: "Thus ed by Clark (ibid., p. 285): "May 29 began with heavy rain,gradually arose the formula E = mc 2, suggested without general which stopped only about noon. Not until 1.30 pm when theproof by Poincaré in 1900". eclipse had already begun did the party get its first glimpse of One thing we can say with certainty is that Einstein did not the sun: We had to carry out our programme of photographs onoriginate the equation E = mc 2. faith..." (emphasis added). Eddington reveals his true prejudice: Then the question becomes: "Who did?" he was willing to do anything to see that Einstein was provedDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 47
  • 48. right. But Eddington was not to be deterred: "It looked as was confirmed in spectacular fashion in 1919, when a Britishthough the effort, so far as the Principe expedition was con- expedition to West Africa observed a slight shift in the positioncerned, might have been abortive"; "We developed the pho- of stars near the sun during an eclipse. Their light, as Einsteintographs, two each night for six nights after the eclipse… The had predicted, was bent as it passed the sun. Here was directcloudy weather upset my plans and I had to treat the measures evidence that space and time were warped". Does Hawkingin a different way from what I intended; consequently I have not honestly believe that a handful of data points, massaged morebeen able to make any preliminary announcement of the result" thoroughly than a side of Kobe beef, constitutes the basis for(emphasis added) (Clark, ibid.). overthrowing a paradigm that had survived over two centuries of Actually, Eddingtons words speak volumes about the result. acid scrutiny?As soon as he found one shred of evidence that was consistent The real question, though, is: "Where was Einstein in allwith "Einsteins" general relativity theory, he immediately pro- this?" Surely, by the time he wrote his 1935 paper, he mustclaimed it as proof of the theory. Is this science? have known of the work of Poor: "The actual stellar displace- Where were the astronomers when Eddington presented his ments, if real, do not show the slightest resemblance to the pre-findings? Did anyone besides Eddington actually look at the dicted Einstein deflections: they do not agree in direction, inphotographic plates? Poor did, and he completely repudiated the size, or the rate of decrease with distance from the sun". Whyfindings of Eddington. This should have given pause to any eth- didnt he go on the record and address a paper that directly con-ical scientist. tradicted his work? Why havent the followers of Einstein tried Here are some quotes from Poors summary: "The mathemati- to set the record straight with respect to the bogus data of 1919?cal formula, by which Einstein calculated his deflection of 1.75 What makes this so suspicious is that both the instruments andseconds for light rays passing the edge of the physical conditions were not conducivethe sun, is a well known and simple formu- to making measurements of great precision.la of physical optics"; "Not a single one of As pointed out in a 2002 Internet article bythe fundamental concepts of varying time, the British Institute of Precise Physics, theor warped or twisted space, of simultane- cap cameras used in the expeditions wereity, or of the relativity of motion is in anyway involved in Einsteins prediction of, or Based on a handful of accurate to only 1/25th of a degree. This meant that just for the cap camera uncer-formulas for, the deflection of light"; "The ambiguous data points, tainty alone, Eddington was reading valuesmany and elaborate eclipse expeditionshave, therefore, been given a fictitious 200 years of theory, over 200 times too precise. McCausland (2001) quotes the formerimportance. Their results can neither experimentation and Editor of Nature, Sir John Maddox: "Theyprove nor disprove the relativity theory…" observation were cast [Crommelin and Eddington] were bent on(emphasis added) (Poor, 1930). measuring the deflection of light…"; "What From Brown (1967), we learn that aside to make room is not so well documented is that the mea -Eddington couldnt wait to get it out to the surements in 1919 were not particularlyworld community that Einsteins theory for Einstein. accurate"; "In spite of the fact that experi-was confirmed. What Eddington Yet the discredited mental evidence for relativity seems tobased this on was a premature assess- have been very flimsy in 1919,ment of the photographic plates. experiment Einsteins enormous fame hasInitially, stars did "appear" to bend as by Eddington is still remained intact and his theory hasthey should, as required by Einstein, ever since been held to be one of thebut then, according to Brown, the quoted as gospel by highest achievements of humanunexpected happened: several stars Stephen Hawking. thought" (emphasis added).were then observed to bend in a It is clear that from the outsetdirection transverse to the expected Eddington was in no way interested indirection and still others to bend in a t e s t i n g "Einsteins" theory; he wasdirection opposite to that predicted by only interested in confirming it. Onerelativity. of the motivating factors in The absurdity of the data collected Eddingtons decision to promoteduring the Eclipse of 1919 was Einstein was that both men shared ademonstrated by Poor (1930), who similar political persuasion: pacifism.pointed out that 85% of the data were To suggest that politics played no rolediscarded from the South American eclipse due to "accidental in Eddingtons glowing support of Einstein, one need ask onlyerror", i.e., it contradicted Einsteins scale constant. By a one question: "Would Eddington have been so quick to supportstrange coincidence, the 15% of the "good" data were consistent Einstein if Einstein had been a hawk?" This is no idle observa-with Einsteins scale constant. Somehow, the stars that did not tion. Eddington took his role as the great peacemaker very seri-conform to Einsteins theories conveniently got temporarily ously. He wanted to unite British and German scientists aftershelved—and the myth began. World War I. What better way than to elevate the "enemy" the- So, based on a handful of ambiguous data points, 200 years of orist Einstein to exalted status? In his zeal to become peace-theory, experimentation and observation were cast aside to make maker, Eddington lost the fundamental objectivity that is theroom for Einstein. Yet the discredited experiment by Eddington essential demeanour of any true scientist. Eddington ceased tois still quoted as gospel by Stephen Hawking (1999). It is diffi- be a scientist and, instead, became an advocate for Einstein.cult to comprehend how Hawking could comment that "The newtheory of curved space-time was called general relativity… It Continued on page 7648 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 49. I n northwestern Yakutia in Siberia, in the basin of the Upper Viliuy River, there is a hard-to-reach area that bears the marks of a tremendous cataclysm that took place some 800 years ago, which toppled the entire forest cover and scattered stone frag- ments over hundreds of square kilometres. Distributed across this area are mysteri- ous metal objects located deep underground in the permafrost. On the surface, their pres- ence is revealed only by patches of weird vegetation. The ancient name of this area is Across a vast area Uliuiu Cherkechekh, which translates as "the Valley of Death". For many years the Yakut people have given a very wide berth to this remote area that of sparsely has played and still plays a special, powerful role in the fate not only of civilisation but of populated Yakutia the planet as a whole. After having systematised a large quantity of reports and material of various kinds, we in Siberia can be decided to inform you of something that may change perceptions of the world around us and our place in it, if humanity can take heed of what is stated here. found strange In order to provide the fullest possible picture, we have divided our account into three sections. The first contains the facts and eyewitness reports in the form in which they metallic structures reached us. The second presents the ancient legends of peoples living in this region and the epic poetry of neighbouring peoples who observed strange phenomena. This is impor- and evidence of tant so that you can carry out your own investigation and appreciate for yourselves every detail of the narrative. Finally, we discuss what lies behind all this [see Part 2; Ed.]. devastating nuclear-type Eyewitness Reports The area in question can be described as a solid mass of swamps, alternating with near- explosions every six impassable taiga, covering more than 100,000 square kilometres. Some fairly curious rumours have become attached to the area regarding metal objects of unknown origin or seven centuries. located across its expanse. In order to shed light on whatever it was that, existing barely perceptibly alongside us, gave rise to these rumours, we had to go into the ancient history of this region to discover its beliefs and legends. We managed to recreate certain elements of the local palaeoto- ponymy and these matched in an astonishing manner the content of the ancient legends. Everything indicated that the legends and rumours were referring to quite specific things. Part 1 In ancient times, the Valley of Death was part of a nomadic route used by the Evenk people, from Bodaibo to Annybar and on to the coast of the Laptev Sea. Right up until 1936, a merchant named Savvinov traded on the route; when he gave up the business, the inhabitants gradually abandoned those places. Finally, the aged merchant and his grand- daughter Zina decided to move to Siuldiukar. Somewhere in the land between two rivers that is known as Kheldyu ("iron house" in the local language), the old man led her to a small, slightly flattened reddish arch where, beyond a spiral passageway, there turned out by Valery Uvarov © 2003 to be a number of metal chambers in which they then spent the night. Zinas grandfather told her that even in the harshest frosts it was warm as summer in the chambers. Department N13 In days gone by, there were bold men among the local hunters who would sleep in these National Security Academy rooms. But then they began to fall seriously ill, and those who had spent several nights in St Petersburg a row there soon died. The Yakut said that the place was "very bad, marshy, and beasts Russia do not go there". The location of all these constructions was known only to old men who Telephone: +7 (812) 237 1841 had been hunters in their youth and had often visited these places. They lived a nomadic Email: nsa@homeuser.ru life and their knowledge of the peculiarities of the area—where one could go, and where Email: departament13@mail.ru one couldnt—was a matter of vital necessity. Their descendants have adopted a settled way of life, so this knowledge from the past has been lost.DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 49
  • 50. At present, the only things that point to the existence of these archaeological expedition from Yakutsk attempted to find theconstructions are ancient place names that have survived in part hemisphere he had discovered. The team members had with themand all manner of rumours. But each of those toponyms repre- a guide who had seen the structure several times in his youth, butsents hundreds, if not thousands, of square kilometres. he said that the area was greatly changed and so they failed to find In 1936, alongside the Olguidakh ("place with a cauldron") anything. It must be said that in that locality you can pass withinRiver, a geologist directed by elderly natives came upon a smooth 10 paces of something and not notice it, so earlier discoveriesmetal hemisphere, reddish in colour, protruding from the ground have been pure luck.with such a sharp edge that it "cut a fingernail". Its walls were Back in 1853, R. Maak, a noted explorer of the region, wrote:about two centimetres thick and it stuck out of the ground roughly "In Suntar [a Yakut settlement] I was told that in the upper reach-a fifth of its diameter. It stood leaning over so that it was possible es of the Viliuy there is a stream called Algy timirbit (whichto ride under it on a reindeer. The geologist despatched a translates as "the large cauldron sank") flowing into the Viliuy.description of it to Yakutsk, the regional centre. In 1979, an Close to its bank in the forest there is a gigantic cauldron made of copper. Its size is unknown as only the rim is visible above the ground, but several trees grow within it…" The same thing was recorded by N. D. Arkhipov, a researcher into the ancient cul- tures of Yakutia: "Among the population of the Viliuy basin there is a legend from ancient times about the existence in the upper reaches of that river of bronze caul- drons or olguis. This legend deserves atten- tion as the areas that are the supposed loca- tion of the mythical cauldrons contain sev- eral streams with the name Olguidakh— Cauldron Stream." And here is a passage from a letter penned in 1996 by another person who vis- ited the Valley of Death. Mikhail Koretsky from Vladivostok wrote: "I was there three times. The first time was in 1933, when I was ten—I travelled with my father when he went there to earn50 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 51. some money—then in 1937, without my father. And the last time the windows and there wasnt a glass-cutter in the entire village. Iwas in 1947 as part of a group of youngsters. tried scoring it with the edge of that half of a stone sphere, and it "The Valley of Death extends along a right-hand tributary of turned out to cut with amazing ease. After that, my find was oftenthe Viliuy River. In point of fact it is a whole chain of valleys used like a diamond by all our relatives and friends. In 1937 Ialong its flood lands. All three times I was there with a guide, a gave the stone to my grandfather, but that autumn he was arrestedYakut. We didnt go there because life was good, but because and taken to Magadan where he lived on without trial until 1968there, in the back of beyond, you could pan for gold without the and then died. Now no-one knows where my stone got to…"threat that at the end of the season youd be robbed or get a bullet In his letter, Koretsky stresses that in 1933 his Yakut guide toldin the back of your head. him that: "…five or ten years before, he had discovered several "As for mysterious objects, there are probably a lot of them spherical cauldrons (they were absolutely round) that protrudedthere, as in three seasons I saw seven of those cauldrons. They high (higher than a man) out of the ground. They looked brandall struck me as totally perplexing: for one thing, there was their new. Later the hunter had seen them again, now broken andsize—between six and nine metres in diameter. scattered." Koretsky also noted that when he visited one "Secondly, they were made of some strange metal. Everyone "cauldron" a second time, in the intervening few years it had sunkhas written that they were made of copper, but Im sure it isnt appreciably into the ground.copper. The thing is that even a sharpened cold chisel will not A. Gutenev and Yu. Mikhailovsky, two researchers who livedmark the cauldrons (we tried more than once). The metal doesnt in the town of Mirny in Yakutia, reported that in 1971 an oldbreak off and cant be hammered. On copper, a hammer would hunter belonging to the Evenk people had said that in the areadefinitely have left noticeable dents. But this copper is covered between two rivers known as Niugun Bootur ("fiery champion")over with a layer of some unknown material resembling emery. and Atadarak ("place with a three-sided harpoon"), there is pokingYet its not an oxidation layer and not scale—it cant be chipped out of the ground the very thing that gave the place its name—aor scratched, either. "very big" three-faceted iron harpoon—while in the area between "We didnt come across shafts going down into the ground with two rivers known as Kheliugur ("iron people"), there is an ironchambers. But I did note that the vegetation around the caul- burrow in which lie "thin, black, one-eyed people in clothes ofdrons is anomalous—totally different from whats growing iron". He said that he could take people there, that it was not fararound. Its more opulent: large-leaved burdock; very long with- away, but no-one believed him. In the meantime, he died.es; strange grass, one and a half or two times the height of a man. One more of these objects was, to all appearances, covered afterIn one of the cauldrons, the whole group of us (six people) spent the building of a dam on the Viliuy, slightly below the Erbiie.the night. We didnt sense anything bad, and we calmly left with- According to the account of one of the builders of the Viliuyout any sort of unpleasant occurrences. Nobody fell seriously ill hydro-electric project, when they constructed a diversion canalafterwards. Except that three months later, one of my friends lost and drained the main channel they discovered in it a convex metalall his hair. And on the left side of my head (the side I slept on), "spot". Deadlines were pressing and after a cursory inspection ofthree small sore spots the size of match-heads appeared. Ive tried the find the project managers gave orders for work to continue.to get rid of them all mylife, but theyre still with metoday. "None of our efforts tobreak off even a small piecefrom the strange cauldronswas successful. The onlything I did manage to bringaway was a stone. Not anordinary one, though: halfof a perfect sphere, sixcentimetres in diameter. Itwas black in colour and boreno visible signs of havingbeen worked, yet was verysmooth as if polished. Ipicked it up from the groundinside one of thosecauldrons. "I took my souvenir ofYakutia with me to the vil-lage of Samarka,Chuguyevka district,Primorsky region (theSoviet Far East), where myparents were living in 1933.I was laid up with nothing todo until my grandmotherdecided to build a house.We needed to put glass inDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 51
  • 52. There is a host of tales from people who came across similar are large, round, "iron houses" standing on numerous lateral sup-constructions by accident, but without precise directions it is ports. They have neither windows nor doors, only a "spaciousextremely difficult to find these again in the depressingly manhole" at the top of the dome. Some of them have sunk almostmonotonous terrain. completely into the permafrost, with only a barely noticeable Once some old men said that flowing in the place called Tong arch-like protuberance remaining on the surface. Witnesses whoDuurai is a stream called are strangers to each other describeOttoamokh ("holes in the ground") this "resounding metal house" inand that around it there are incredi- the same way. Other objects scat-bly deep openings known as "the In the strange words of the tered across the area are the metal-laughing chasms". That same lic hemispherical lids that covername also crops up in legends that legends, it consisted of something unknown. Yakut leg-state that this is the dwelling of afiery giant who destroys everything three tiers of "laughing chasms". ends say that the mysterious blaz- ing spheres are produced by "anaround. Roughly every six or Its depths supposedly contained orifice belching smoke and fire"seven centuries, a monstrous "fire-ball" bursts out from there and it an underground country with a "banging steel lid". This is also the source for theeither flies off somewhere into the with its own sun that was, fiery whirlwinds that from thedistance and (judging by the chron- descriptions sound very similar toicles and legends of other peoples) however, "waning". the effects of present-day atomicexplodes there, or it explodes explosions. Roughly a centurydirectly above its exit point—as a before each explosion or series ofresult of which, the area for hundreds explosions, a fast-flying fieryof kilometres around has been reduced to a scorched desert with sphere emerged from the "iron orifice" and, without causing greatshattered rocks. damage, soared upwards in the form of a thin column of fire. At Yakut legends contain many references to explosions, fiery the top of this, a very large fireball appeared. Accompanied bywhirlwinds and blazing spheres rising into the air. And all those four claps of thunder in succession, it soared to an even greaterphenomena are somehow or other associated with the mysterious height and flew off, leaving behind a long "trail of smoke andmetal constructions found in the Valley of Death. Some of them fire". Then a cannonade of its explosions sounded in the distance... In the 1950s, the Soviet military cast an eye over this area, evi- dently due to the exceptionally sparse population on its northern fringes, and conducted a series of atomic tests there. One of the explosions produced a great puzzle, and foreign specialists are still speculating about it. As the German radio station Deutsche Welle reported in September 1991 that, when a 10-kilogram nuclear device was being tested in 1954, for unknown reasons the size of the explosion exceeded the calculations by a factor of 2,000 to 3,000, reaching 20–30 megatons, as was registered by seismic laboratories around the world. The cause of such a signif- icant discrepancy in the power of the explosion remained unclear. The newsagency TASS put out an announcement that a compact hydrogen bomb had been tested in airburst conditions, but it later emerged that this was incorrect. After the tests, restricted zones were established in the area and secret work was carried out for some years. Myths and Legends Let us try to look into the distant past as it is reflected in epic poetry. As the legends passed on by word of mouth testify, in the remote period when everything began, the area was inhabited by a small number of Tungus nomads. Once upon a time, their distant neighbours saw that their land was suddenly wrapped in impene- trable darkness and the surroundings were shaken by a deafening roar. A hurricane of unseen force arose and the land was riven by mighty blows. Lightning crossed the sky in all directions. When everything calmed down and the darkness dispersed, an unprece- dented sight met the nomads eyes. In the midst of the scorched land, glowing in the sun stood a tall vertical structure that was vis- ible at a distance of many days journey. For a long time, the structure gave out unpleasant, ear-splitting noises and gradually diminished in height until it disappeared under the ground altogether. In place of the tall structure there was an immense, yawning, vertical "orifice". In the strange words52 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 53. of the legends, it consisted of three tiers of the name Uot Usumu Tong Duurai, which"laughing chasms". Its depths supposedly can be roughly translated as "the criminalcontained an underground country with its stranger who pierced the earth and hid inown sun that was, however, "waning". A the depths, destroying all around with achoking stench rose from the orifice, and so fiery whirlwind".no-one settled near it. From a distance, It is important to note that on the eve ofpeople could sometimes see a "rotating the flight of the negative hero Tong Duurai,island" appear above the opening, and this there appeared in the sky the messenger ofthen proved to be its "banging lid". Those the heavenly Dyesegei—the champion Kiunwho were tempted by curiosity to take a Erbiie who crossed the firmament as acloser look never returned. "falling star" or "dashing lightning" so as to Centuries went by. Life went on as warn Niurgun Bootur of the coming battle.before. Nobody anticipated anything extra- The most significant event in the legendsordinary, but one day a small earthquake was Tong Duurai bursting forth from theoccurred and the sky was pierced by a thin underground depths and doing battle with"fiery whirlwind". At the top of it, a daz- Niurgun Bootur. This took place roughly aszling fireball appeared. Accompanied by "a follows: firstly, a snake-like, branching,succession of four thunderclaps" and leav- fiery whirlwind burst forth from the "ori-ing behind a trail of fire, this sphere shot off fice", on the top of which there againalong a shallow downward trajectory and, appeared a fireball of gigantic size which,after vanishing beyond the horizon, explod- after several peals of thunder, shot highed. The nomads were perturbed but did not into the air. He was accompanied in flightabandon the lands that were home to them, by his retinue—"a swarm of fatally bloodysince the "demon" had not caused them any whirlwinds" that wrought havoc in theharm but had exploded over the lands of the vicinity.hostile neighbouring tribe. A few decades But there were occasions when Tonglater, events repeated themselves: the fire- Duurai encountered Niurgun Bootur aboveball flew off in the same direction and again the place where he took off; and followingdestroyed only their neighbours. Evidently these, the area remained lifeless for a longthis "demon" was in some way their protec- time. The picture painted of these eventstor and they began to create legends about varies quite considerably: several "fieryit, calling it Niurgun Bootur, "the fiery champions" might emerge from the openingchampion". at once, fly some distance and explode in But some time later, events occurred that one place. This happened with the flight ofhorrified those in even the most distant sur- Tong Duurai. A study of the soil layersroundings. A gigantic fireball emerged indicates that the interval between explo-from the opening with a deafening, thunder- sions does not exceed 600–700 years.ous roar and exploded—right overhead! A The legends vividly reflect these events,tremendous earthquake ensued. Some hills but the absence of a written tradition meanswere cut across by a crack more than 100 that they have not been registered in docu-metres deep. Following the explosion, a mentary form. It seems, though, that this"fire-raging sea" continued to swash about lacuna is compensated for by the historicalwith a disc-like "rotating island" above it. chronicles of other peoples.The effects of the explosion extended over aradius of more than a thousand kilometres. The Chronicles of Other PeoplesThe nomadic tribes which survived on the Altogether, at approximate intervals ofedges of the area fled in different directions, 600–700 years, several explosions or,seeking to distance themselves from the rather, a whole complex of events includingfatal spot, but that did save them from the precursors, took place. All these occur-death. They all succumbed to some kind of rences were painstakingly recorded in epicstrange illness that was passed on only by inheritance. Yet they poetry, traditions and legends. It is a curious fact that similar leg-left behind them precise accounts of what had taken place, on the ends arose in the equatorial zone of the planet, where explosionsbasis of which Yakut storytellers began to compose beautiful, or "giant fireballs" that suddenly appeared in the sky destroyedexceptionally tragic legends. several centres of ancient civilisations. A little over 600 years passed. Many generations of nomads Judging by the results of archaeological investigations carriedhad come and gone. The precepts of the remote ancestors had out in the Upper Viliuy region by S. A. Fedoseyeva, the intermit-been forgotten and people again settled the area. tent, wave-like settlement of this territory can be traced back Then history repeated itself… The fireball of Niurgun Bootur roughly to the fourth millennium BC. In the first millennium AD,appeared above a fiery whirlwind and again flew off to explode the line of historical development is interrupted—and this doesbeyond the horizon. A few decades later, a second fireball rent not contradict the possible date for the last historical explosion asthe air (now it was called Kiun Erbiie ("the gleaming aerial September 1380. The cloud it raised blotted out the Sun overherald" or "messenger"). Then came another devastating Europe for several hours. In several geo-active zones, powerfulexplosion that the legends again anthropomorphised. It was given earthquakes took place.DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 53
  • 54. This event is recorded in written sources. In Russian scattering large fragments of stone. Stones also dropped from thechronicles, it coincided with the Battle of Kulikovo Field: "…the sky in Scandinavia and Germany, where fire broke out in severalgloom dispersed only in the second half of the day. A wind of towns. Scholars established that they were quite ordinary stones,such strength blew, that an arrow shot from a bow could not fly and conjectured that a volcano had erupted somewhere.against it…" This factor made a positive contribution to the Perhaps the cause of these misfortunes was really Tong DuuraiRussian victory. who has been bursting out from under the ground for many cen- However, the explosions are described in Tungus legends far turies? While Niurgun Bootur blotted out half of the sky at hismore vividly than in other sources. Judging by the accounts, they appearance, Tong Duurai considerably exceeded him in size and,were many times worse than modern nuclear weapons. ascending into the heavens, completely disappeared from view. If we take 1380 as our starting We note that in the Valley of Death,date and go back into the past, we a rise in the background radiation iscan trace such moments. In 830, for observed at certain intervals ofexample, the culture of the Mayans time—a phenomenon that specialistswho inhabited the Yucatán We note that in the Valley of cant explain.Peninsula in Mexico was destroyed.Many of their cities were reduced to Death, a rise in the background Continued next issue...ruins by an explosion of monstrous radiation is observed at certainforce. About the Author: Some passages in the Bible are intervals of time—a phenomenon Valery Mikhailovich Uvarov is theakin to the Yakut legends, e.g., thedescription of the plagues of Egypt that specialists cant explain. head of the department of UFO researc h, p alaeo scie nc es a ndand the demise of Sodom and palaeotechnology of the NationalGomorrah. In one of the oases of Security Academy of Russia, andthe Arabian Peninsula, an ancient has devoted more than 14 years totown was destroyed and literally ufology as well as to the study ofreduced to ashes. According to legend, this took place when a the legacy of ancient civilisations.huge fireball that appeared in the sky exploded. Valery Uvarov is the author of numerous papers on ufology At Mohenjo-daro on the Indian subcontinent, archaeologists and exoterica published in the Russian and foreign press, anddiscovered a devastated city. The marks of the catastrophe— an initiator of and participant in a number of expeditions tomelted stone walls—clearly pointed to an explosion comparable India and Egypt in search of material evidence of ancientwith a nuclear bomb. Similar events are also described in Chinese knowledge. He is a regular participant in international ufo-chronicles from the 14th century. They say that, far to the north, a logical conferences, and gives lectures and seminars inblack cloud rose above the horizon and covered half the sky, Russia, the UK, USA, Germany and Scandinavia. Mysterious metallic artefacts were reportedly found and covered over during construction of a dam on the Viliuy River.54 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 55. The following undated paper, written some time after 1976, is attributed to scientist and "Father of the H-bomb", Dr Edward Teller, who died in September 2003. It is one of four alleged Majestic documents that arrived anonymously in UFO researcher Tim Coopers Big Bear, California, mailbox in July 2001. This and the In this paper other papers were passed on to Majestic documents investigators Ryan S. Wood and Dr Robert M. Wood, who have posted them at their website, http://www.majestic - allegedly written by documents.com (see our summary in Twilight Zone, NEXUS 9/06). The Teller doc - ument is a five-page photocopy of the onionskin paper original and is illegible in Dr Edward Teller, parts. Apart from some minor punctuation changes and spelling corrections, we reproduce the document verbatim. We follow on with a biography of Dr Teller. the former – Editor. Manhattan Project T oday, all on earth are close neighbors: the First World, which is liberal; the and "Star Wars" Second World, which is dictatorial; and the Third World, where changes are rapid and often violent. The fate of all hinges on the development and use of scientist advocates UFO technology. If we want to understand and influence the future, we should review and understand humankinds new tools. relaxing official Some say the generation just past accomplished more in technology than all generations to come. Comparisons of the past accomplishments with contemporary ones are mislead- secrecy on UFOs ing; more important than comparisons of [con]temporary ones are comparisons of quanti- and integrating ty and quality. Probably the same will be said of the generation to come. If we compare the horse and buggy with a rocket to the moon, quantitative comparisons become arbi- UFO technology trary. Similarly, old and new methods of warfare hardly affected by new technology are either into the US analogous or easily comparable. But, in all cases we are talking about war and survival. The Napoleonic wars were hardly affected by new technology. The nineteenth century militarys RPV and saw some relatively minor changes. In our century, technology entered warfare in full force. In part, this was due to a new style of linking extraterrestrial scientific ideas with weapons programs. terrestrial technology. A revolution of ideas, ideas totally lacking in empirical knowledge, burst on the first forty years of this century—a revolution so great that the vast majority of highly educated persons has not yet grasped the new ideas. To most of us the word relativity signifies, at best, a maze of mathematical formulas—which relativity is not. Terms such as atomic theory, hot and cold fusion, or the more specific quantum mechanics to most people mean nothing, yet from these three sets of ideas, occurring entirely within one generation, have by Dr Edward Teller emerged developments stranger and vastly more important than the once revolutionary (date unknown; circa 1980s?) idea that our earth is not the whole universe, or even its center. From the extraterrestrial scientific revolution of ideas sprang consequences of a differ- For more information, contact: ent kind. Terrestrial science and technology have become twins. As a result, applied Majestic documents investigators UFO technology is developing rapidly and in unexpected ways. With each new practical Ryan S. Wood & Dr Robert M. Wood scientific application, new technologies emerge that can be used in warfare. There is no Email: separation between UFO technology for peace and UFO technology for war, and I believe rswood@majesticdocuments.com the two will remain inseparable. Website: Public awareness is more advanced in the case of scientific applications—in computers, http://www.majesticdocuments.com for example. Exposure, however, does not guarantee comprehension. The consequences of widespread lack of understanding often manifest themselves as deep-seated fears.DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 55
  • 56. We should strive to eliminate some common misunderstand- The boomerang of secrecy is also at work in our relations withings. The new events and possibilities are surprising, frightening, our allies. Annoyance about secrecy was a strong motive for deand large in scale. When confronted with something greater than Gaulle to terminate full French participation in NATO.ever before, the human mind frequently jumps to the conclusion Perhaps the main reason for eliminating secrecy is make-that it is facing something infinite, something limitless. believe? It does not work in a free society. It affects our own That conclusion is mistaken. When we are overly impressed by law-abiding scientists, even deters them from participating in theprogress in any given development, we lose our sense of propor- development of super weapons. But secrecy puts no obstacle intion: we then enter the realm of what is called the unthinkable.* the way of foreign governments determined to learn or rediscover (* "Greek fire", consisting of the irreconcilable elements of fire the secret. To put it simply, a secret known to a million people, inand water—actually, a mixture mainly of unslaked lime, sulphur, fact, is no longer a secret.and naphtha—which stopped the first Muhammadan onslaught on When arguing for openness in extraterrestrial technology, I dothe Constantinople, was such an unthinkable weapon. not mean to actually throw open our laboratories to all foreign It was secret, and it was outlawed by the Pope. The secret was observers. The type of secrecy practiced by Americas privatekept much better than that of the atomic bomb. companies does work. But the principles of discoveries should be Similarly, the "fire" of an extraterrestrial type first proposed by open. There are no secret formulas, though the chemists soughtEinstein was initially met with the same unthinkable scepticism them. (The one fact the alchemists proved was that science anduntil Otto Hahn proved its feasibility in a laboratory, which sent secrecy are hardly compatible—except, perhaps, under the ironshock waves through the scientific community in 1939. heel of a dictator.) What can be kept secret, at least for some The splitting of the atom was considered "monkey shine" to time, is what we call "know-how".many leading physicists of that day. Of course, since the theory It would not be realistic to propose that secrecy should be abol-was correct, and with a little guidance, inspiration and hard work, ished forthwith. We can, however, greatly reduce it. Today wewe did master the technique of fission with non-terrestrial metals are smothered by millions of "classified" documents. A deter-and atomic transmutation of uranium and plutonium isotopes.) mined move toward openness is firmly recommended. Its pur- pose is threefold: to stimulate research on military applications ofSECRECY UFO technology within our scientific community; to promote Shortly after the end of World War II, Niels Bohr, the founder cooperation with our allies in the same field; and to inform theof atomic theory, made a statement I shall never forget. "In the American public through various means the true state of UFOcoming Cold War, it would be reasonable to expect each side to reality, so far as such knowledge can be made available to ouruse the weapons it can handle best. The best weapon of a dicta- intelligence.torship is secrecy." Secrecy, unfortunately, is habit-forming. We A more detailed proposal is difficult to make, especially sincecan scarcely imagine how we could get along without it. We we want it to be realistic and acceptable. Yet such a proposal isshould remember, however, that secrecy was actually of greater made here, both to give an example of what could happen and toadvantage to us when we had secrets to keep. Today, when begin a concrete discussion on the important issue. We couldRussia almost certainly knows all of our secrets, especially techni- continue "classification" of UFO documents and, therefore, secre-cal ones, it is apt to have many secrets of which we are ignorant. cy in its present form. But we could impose the condition that all Of course, if we reveal our greatest secret, the Russians will not classified UFO documents should be published within two yearsreciprocate. Are we not, therefore, speaking of free energy appli- of issue. That would fully preserve tactical secrecy but excludecations to a revolutionary mode of transportation? The answer is strategic and technical secrecy. A small number of documentsin our hands: secrecy boomerangs; instead of hurting our adver- might need to be kept secret for longer periods, but in those casessary with it, we hurt ourselves. a few highly responsible persons would have to certify, year by year, that continued secrecy is required. The rule should be: when in doubt, classify. MILITARY RESEARCH We are not engaged in an arms race, but rather in a race of perfecting an inte- grated program of UFO technology. The former emphasises the quantity of arms, the latter their quality and particu- larly the element of novelty. Comparison of quality would be diffi- cult even in the absence of secrecy. Since secrecy prevails and since it is effective on the side of Russia, compari- son becomes virtually impossible. It is widely believed in this country that American and Russian UFO defense are roughly equivalent. In greater detail, it is stated that Russia is ahead in quantity and we are ahead in "I feel alienated." quality. 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  • 57. that is more easily checked, while we are supposedly ahead in There might even be situations in which the Russians wouldthose respects where verification is more difficult. simulate an attack to draw our fire. Above all, to fire on warning One individual familiar with military UFO technology and with is apt to destabilise a situation that already possesses much toointelligence, Dr John S. Foster, Jr (director of defense research little stability.and engineering for the Department of Defense for seven yearsunder both Republican and Democratic administrations), esti- RPVs AND MAN-MADE UFOsmates that in 1960 the United States and the USSR spent equal Remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs) have been mentioned.percentages of their military budget on UFO research and devel- Radiation, with its continuing refinement, promises sophisticatedopment, while in 1976 the percentage was three times as high in remotely piloted control weapons. If UFOs can use elaborateRussia as in the United States. communications systems information, pictures, accelerations, Actually, more money is necessary but not sufficient. First, a anything that can be noticed could be transmitted from a spacerapid budget increase is apt to lead to low efficiency. The change vehicle to the decision-making operation. We have attempted thismust be gradual. Second, more money can be spent well only if kind of defense weapon in the past with marginal success. If con-more scientific talent is available. Military trol is to be exercised over short distances,UFO research is unpopular among scientists, high-flying RPVs should be used instead ofpartly on account of secrecy. (In regimented satellites. For these weapons, speed may notRussia, where scientists are not free to be so important; it might be more essential tochoose their careers, this latter argument is equip them with the means of self-defense.less valid. Actually, the Russian leadership Indeed, RPVs could play the role of smallseems wise enough to add inducement to fighter planes or small rockets to defeat ancoercion.) This is one reason why we "It is widely believed attack on the mother ship.should abandon or at least reduce secrecy. in this country that It is probable that these weapons of the But our scientists will not turn to national future, designed for information gathering,defense unless they perceive an actual dan- American and Russian and more expandable to include fighting orger to the United States. A danger was per- UFO defense are bombing, will be smaller, cheaper, moreceived in 1939, only two years before a UFO flexible, and more suited for other missions.was captured and Pearl Harbor. It is vital roughly equivalent. It is important to note that such weaponrythat scientists should perceive the dangernow, before it is too late. In greater detail, it is will not necessarily result in greater damage inflicted upon the enemy, but may What is at stake is not only the pre- stated that Russia is instead result in damage inflicted wherevention of defeat, but prevention ofcosmic war. Nevertheless, convincing ahead in quantity it counts militarily, but with minimal injury to noncombatants.the American scientific community and we are ahead The possibility of RPVs exists for[about] military UFO research is a in quality." Russia as well as for us. But in thismost difficult undertaking. special category, there is one reason why we may be able to outdo theDEFENSE AGAINST UFO Russian effort by a great margin. ThatNUCLEAR WEAPONS reason is that RPVs require electronics, What have Russia, China, Sweden, and in this respect our technology isand Switzerland in common? They all still superior to that of any country.have placed great emphasis on civil Further emphasis on electronics isdefense as a countermeasure to nuclear therefore recommended.attack. Anyone who seeks reliable and The use of RPVs was first exploredcomplete defense against nuclear attack will search in vain, but by the US Air Force in the early 1950s. It can also be applied tothe two large totalitarian countries and the two small free coun- small naval vehicles and to small but effective tanks.tries just mentioned have found it worthwhile to take some pre- An ingenious new man-made UFO-type aircraft is now in thecautionary measures. experimental stage of development. A delta wing is used in this In the United States a counterforce strategy, presently favored design, pivoting at its center.by many, is supposed to destroy space-borne targets, including The wing is a triangle configuration with vertical takeoff andUFO nuclear weapons before they are launched. Implementation landing, but at high speed the entire wing unit is pivoted; thenof this strategy would be exceedingly difficult, particularly if our what appears as the right wing points forward while the left pointsnuclear forces are not numerically superior and inferior to those backward. Peculiarly enough, this almost asymmetric configura-of, say, extraterrestrial plasma weapons and EMP devices. tion works. Because the torques cancel at the pivot and effectiveFurthermore, our weapons would be apt to miss and accidentally pivots are easier to design, this compares favorably with presenthit Russian or Chinese territory because of poor targeting systems. all-wing aircraft where the needed pivot is under considerableWorst of all, preparation for a counterforce strategy could danger- stress.ously resemble the preparation for a first strike by the United This new design (based on wind tunnel models and UFOStates. The idea is basically sound but foolhardy in its concep- technical data) has been flown only as a small-scale experimentaltion, and I believe it should be abandoned. model and is not yet capable of carrying a man. It could easily be One suggestion has been put forward. It is the "fire on launched as a small RPV that could fly as high as 4.7 times thewarning". It would be prudent and wise to at least inform Russia velocity of sound. This aircraft could also be developed into aand China of our intent, and, by doing so, [we] might even be full-scale passenger carrier, again demonstrating the closegiven support. It is conceivable that the alarm could be false. connection between wartime and peacetime technology.DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 57
  • 58. The RPV, using advanced UFO electronics, may represent the Having become a consultant to the new Lawrence Livermoreright way to re-establish rough equivalence with the kind of Laboratory in 1952, he served as Associate Director from 1954 totechnology exhibited in UFOs. 1958 and as Director from 1958 until 1960, at which time he accepted a joint appointment as a professor of physics at theFUTURE WEAPONS University of California and Associate Director of the laboratory. In thinking about future weapons, most people envision a He held these posts until his retirement in 1975.sophistication of existing weapons. This unimaginative view has He continued as a consultant at the Lawrence Livermorenot been borne out by development during recent decades in National Laboratory.which technology has become ever more important in military… Teller received numerous honours, among them the Presidential[illegible] …is always the practical use of chemical and biological Medal of Freedom, the Albert Einstein Award, the Enrico Fermiweapons. ∞ Award, the Harvey Prize from the Technion–Israel Institute, and the National Medal of Science.Editors Note: He was a fellow of the American Physical Society and theCopies of the original photocopied and replica documents of American Nuclear Society, and was a member of the National" U F O Technology and the Imbalance of Power" can be Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Science.downloaded from the webpage http://209.132.68.98/docu- Edward Tellers books include Memoirs: A Twentieth-Centuryments/pdf/ufotechnology-teller.pdf. Journey in Science and Politics (written with Judith Shoolery, Majestic documents investigators Ryan S. Wood and Dr 2001), Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics (PlenumRobert M. Wood encourage you to explore their website at Press, 1991), Better a Shield Than a Sword (Free Press, 1987),http://www.majesticdocuments.com and view the documents Pursuit of Simplicity (Pepperdine Press, 1980), and Energy fromthey have gathered. They welcome comments, suggestions Heaven and Earth (W.H. Freeman, 1979).and especially intelligence about Majestics history and cur-re nt ac tivities. The y c an be conta cte d a t: Ma jestic (Source: Hoover Institution website, Edward Teller Homepage,Documents, 14004 Quail Ridge Drive, Broomfield CO at http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/bios/teller.html)800 20, USA, telepho ne +1 (720) 88 7 81 71, emailrswood@majesticdocuments.com.DR EDWARD TELLER – A TRIBUTEfrom the Hoover Institution websiteD r Edward Teller, a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution since 1975, where he specialised in internationaland national policies concerning defence and energy, died onTuesday, September 9, 2003. He was ninety-five. Teller was most widely known for his significant contributionsto the first demonstration of thermonuclear energy; in addition, headded to the knowledge of quantum theory, molecular physics andastrophysics. He served as a member of the General AdvisoryCommittee of the US Atomic Energy Commission from 1956 to1958 and was chairman of the first Nuclear Reaction SafeguardCommittee. He had been concerned with civil defence since the early 1950s.He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the US AirForce, a member of the Advisory Board of the Federal EmergencyManagement Agency, and on the White House Science Council. Edward Teller was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1908. Hereceived his university training in Germany and completed hisPhD in physics under Werner Heisenberg in 1930 at theUniversity of Leipzig. In 1934, under the auspices of the Jewish Rescue Committee,Teller served as a lecturer at the University of London. He spenttwo years as a research associate at the University of Göttingen,followed by a year as a Rockefeller fellow with Niels Bohr inCopenhagen. In 1935, Teller and his wife came to the United States, wherehe held, until 1941, a professorship at George WashingtonUniversity. The Tellers became US citizens in 1941. In 1942, having served as a consultant to the Briggs committee,Teller joined the Manhattan Project. His efforts during the waryears included work on the first nuclear reactor, theoretical calcu-lations of the far-reaching effects of a fission explosion, andresearch on a potential fusion reaction. In 1946, he became a pro-fessor of physics at the University of Chicago but returned to Los Dr Edward Teller (1908–2003)Alamos Scientific Laboratory in 1949.58 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
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  • 61. PROOF OF HIGH-LEVEL MEDIA growing bigger as it headed our way. It stood there and watched as the craft COVER-UP ON UFOS was big, slow moving and in no way was suddenly got within a couple miles and by Greg Boone © 2003 supposed to be flying over residential shut off its lights, aft to fore, while it areas. Folks up there have shotguns and pivoted port, travelled east a bit, then madeT his story is proof positive of the use them at the drop of a hat! Its very old a startlingly hard starboard turn and headed UFO cover-up by news sources. On Republican territory; folks still beef about straight for us! August 25th, 1985, I along with 10 Pearl Harbor like it was yesterday. This thing got huge, and believe it or notother newsmen were on duty at the On the highway, thousands and thou- it flew right over the top of us by about 40Poughkeepsie Journal, New Yorks oldest sands of people were so alarmed they bolt- feet! It had to be 200 feet wide and was jetnewspaper and one of the flagships of the ed from their cars to gander at this craft. black. The illumination of the street lightsGannett News Service. Of the 10 editors/reporters there, I was not reflecting anything off its surface It was about 9.35 pm when one of our believe only three were non–ex-military. I that we could determine.photographers radioed in that one of thosegiant boomerang UFOs that people hadbeen reporting for years was heading southon Route 9. Mind you, on this day it was during theDutchess County Fair, one of the oldestand biggest county fairs in the USA.Roughly 20,000 people leaving the fairsfestivities for home were travelling thathighway, heading south from Rhinebeck,NY, about 18 miles north of Poughkeepsie(about 75 miles north of NY City). Our photographer stated that the craftwas huge and was headed south, and itmight be visible from our office windowson the third floor. I and two editors dashedto the northern window of the managingeditors office, and sure enough we saw, ata distance of approximately five miles, adark shape about 100 feet above the "Shes got a hiss RAM of 256 megabytes and a Pentium III in her purr box."ground, with amber and red lights slowlyDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 61
  • 62. THE TWILIGHT ZONE Wanting to get a better glimpse of it, we where I would sit and do sketches after night, close up—again, with multipledashed to the other windows to see if it had work, another big menacing fellow waltzed witnesses.passed overhead. It couldnt be seen, and in with a stack of papers and pics eight Ive seen these craft about six times.we realised it might be hovering over us. inches high; he slammed them on the bar Way back in 1980, a friend got pics of it.Sure enough, thats what it did! We dashed and bellowed a threat: "So! Somebody in This was the first time Id heard of it andto one of the bathrooms facing east, and here wanted to talk about UFOs?" we developed the film at the newspaperthats when the craft turned east again and He made a big mistake. My high school ourselves. Nothing unusual, but definitelyglided over the more heavily populated and college chums were at the bar that the boomerang shape and we figured it wassection of the city noiselessly, and then it night and we are just as big and menacing. just another test aircraft that the region iswas gone. He was ceremoniously ushered out of the famous for testing. Mind you, tens of thousands saw this as bar by about 3,000 pounds of very angry Yet again, "mum" was the word andclear as a bell. Veteran military, news and citizens. there was heck to pay if you pressed thelaw enforcement people saw it as well. This was the first time that a craft had issue at the evening editors meeting. I immediately thought of Stan Friedman, flown over our newspaper, but it wasnt the (Source: Illusions mailing list, 6 Octoberas he had lectured on UFOs at Dutchess last. 2003, http://lists.beyond-the-illusion.com/)Community College several years earlier A year later, a huge saucer-shaped craftand we ran a kind story about it. (Yes, did the same thing. We all bolted outside, LIBRARY OF CONGRESSStan, I was leaning over the city desk mak- this time onto the roof of the building, and ALLEGEDLY WROTE TWO ETIing sure it got in!) saw a circle of lights about a half-mile REPORTS FOR JIMMY CARTER Well, were sitting there, screaming at the wide hovering over a local monument thatphotogs and reporters that this will be the rests on a hill where couples go. It was by Linda Moulton Howe © 2003story of the century. We had access to AP, there for about 10 minutes, and cops, FGannett, etc., and USA Today which we people, all saw it. ollowing is the text of an interviewmainly put out. Then the remarkable part. conducted by Linda Moulton Howe Nope. Word came down from on high As I dashed downstairs to get my trusty with Grant Cameron, a buildingthat not one word was to be mentioned. telescope from my van to get a closer look, facility manager at the University ofThis was a solid object that hovered, I suddenly looked straight up and another Manitoba as well as reporter and producermanoeuvred, was seen by tens of thou- large boomerang object was directly over- of the presidentialufo.com website, insands, was photographed—and no mention head! Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. – Editoranywhere. Three people were in the parking lot at Next day, some "menacing" chaps that time with me and we stared at it and Grant Cameron (GC): One of theshowed up in our editorial office. I got into then it kicked in its orange afterburners—I strongest stories in support of the con-trouble for staring back just as menacingly. recall six laterally on its aft section—took tention that the American President knows That night at the local watering hole, off like a rocket due west at high speed, what is going on concerning extraterrestrial and then did a information and has been briefed on the hard bank port crashed flying saucer aspect of the UFO that surprised us mystery is a story told by Danny Sheehan. and mustve taken Sheehan has long been a civil rights off southwest at attorney. He was involved with "The over 500 mph Pentagon Papers", the Silkwood case and easily. Three Mile Island, and defended Harvard You could hear psychiatrist John Mack, PhD, the abduction the afterburners researcher. Sheehan was also involved in kick in overhead, Iran-Contra and studied under Henry and this thing was Kissinger. Hes a prominent attorney who at about 100 feet was legal counsel to the Jesuit headquarters high and was in Washington, DC. about 100 feet Sheehan tells the story that he was wide. brought as a consultant into two studies It wasnt the that were being done for President Jimmy source of the cir- Carter, that the President had asked for. cular lights, but These studies were being written by Marcia we suspect the Smith, who is now the pre-eminent expert boomerang- on the Russian space program. shaped object Danny Sheehan currently is still an chased away the attorney in San Francisco, working on "Sorry, but it seems everyone wanted to visit Earth incognito this circular object. various programs. He made several strong weekend, and this is the only thing weve got left in stock." Thats two speeches after 9/11 and focuses on civil UFOs in one, at rights cases.62 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 63. THE TWILIGHT ZONE Sheehan was to give a lecture for the top received a denial from the Vatican. doing something different now and is fairly50 people at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sheehan wrote a second letter to the high up in the hierarchy of the Library ofin the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Vatican Library, and that letter specifically Congress.Intelligence) section, about the implications stated the letter was on behalf of the She did a number of UFO and extrater-of extraterrestrial intelligence for mankind. President of the United States [Jimmy restrial studies. I think there have been In order to do that, Sheehan said he Carter]. The Vatican Library wrote back, four or five that have been released by thewanted access to the classified Blue Book "No, you cant have the files". Library of Congress. All of them werefiles. Marcia Smith got him access in the Danny Sheehan still has those letters, released by her, but as far as I know shesbasement of the Madison Building, which which is fairly significant. He is close never been interviewed.is one of the three buildings for the Library friends with Marcia Smith; and with my She gave Danny Sheehan access to theof Congress in Washington. email letter to Marcia Smith, I guess Blue Book files and tells the story to Sheehan says he was brought into a vault Sheehan was upset because I was asking, Sheehan that George Bush, Sr, who was thein the basement of the Madison Building "Is Danny Sheehan telling the truth?" He Director of the Central Intelligence Agencyand then, while looking through microfilms has been protective of her situation. under Ford, briefed President-Elect Jimmyof the classified Blue Book files, he came I saw Danny Sheehan trace out the writ- Carter on intelligence and special programsacross clear pictures of a crashed flying ing on the craft in the photograph, and he when Carter was becoming President.saucer in an embankment with snow and did an exact tracing. Because of the over- When Carter asked for the UFO files,US Air Force officers around it. You can head [projection] on microfilm, he was able George Bush told him: "You dont haveclearly read their name tags, he said. There to trace on the back of a legal pad the exact the need to know. Being President is notwere close-ups of writing on the side of the symbols that were on the side of the craft sufficient need to know. Youre going tocraft, and this material Sheehan reported inside the classified Blue Book files. So, have to go to Congress and get them toback to Marcia Smith. Danny Sheehan has some stuff that would declassify the files." Marcia Smith is also When I interviewed him, Sheehan said be pretty dramatic and substantial and back the source of that story, according tothat, in one of two studies that were written his story. But for some reason, I dont Danny Sheehan. ∞at the Library of Congress for reading by know why he hasnt released this.President Jimmy Carter, the reports stated L M H : What was the nature of those Editors Note:there are at least six extraterrestrial races symbols in terms of languages around the If anyone has more information to con-from this galaxy visiting our planet. world you have seen? tribute, linking US Presidents to knowl- Linda Moulton Howe (LMH): Did he GC: To me, it was just sort of dots and edge about crashed aerial vehicles fromdetail what the six types were and what slashes, the way Danny Sheehan showed it. outer spa ce , p lease c ont ac t Grantthey looked like? LMH: What was Marcia Smiths exact Cameron by email at presidentialUFO@ GC: No. He basically saw the reports title in relationship to the President? presid en cy .com or via th e we bsitebefore they went. At that point, they had GC: This is part of the controversy, that http://www.presidentialUFO.com.no classification markings on them. I she worked for the Library of Congressguess it was sort of the final draft before with the Congressional Research Service. (Source: From part three of an interviewthey went, and there were no exact details. You can read everything Ive reported by Linda Moulton Howe with GrantHe might have them, but Ive heard him tell about Marcia S. Smith at my website, Cameron, 29 October 2003, websitethe story a dozen times. Ive never heard http://www.presidentialUFO.com. Shes http://www.earthfiles.com/news/)him mention details, but he has alwaysmentioned the fact that this statement wasin this one report that was going to thePresident of the United States. LMH: Did he try to follow up further? GC: Danny Sheehan knows an awfullot. I dont know Marcia Smith. I contact-ed her by email and Danny Sheehan foundout I did and was quite upset that I hadcontacted Marcia Smith to get her side ofthe story. He also tells a story about the Vaticanletters. He had contacted the Vatican onbehalf of the White House after asking forthe ET files inside the Vatican Library. Heknew the guy who ran the Vatican Library,and Danny Sheehan was Chief Counsel tothe Jesuit headquarters in Washington, DC. He got a reply back that the VaticanLibrary would not release these files, andhe said it was the first time he had everDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 63
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  • 65. to the tragic events of 9-11. REVIEWS supporters such as sympathetic noble houses Of course, in our lifetimes well only be in Portugal and in "excommunicated" able to test some of these third millennium Scotland, where under the patronage of the Reviewed by Ruth Parnell prophecies, but the 2005 "Eye in the Sky", St Clairs they preyed on ships that hadWHAT NEXT? MOTHER SHIPTON: referred to as comet Xyathurn, is one, as is support links to the Vatican. They also tookTHE MISSING PROPHECIES that of the Black Plague which is seen to to the high seas and the New World nearly a strike the world in 2007 and last for six-and- century before Columbus, across sea andA Collection of Prophecies for the a-half years. According to the visions, a ocean lanes whose history of explorationNext Thousand Years and trade goes back 10,000 years. Childress New World Church is set up by 2010, andby Anthony Austin & Frances Yule Australia and New Zealand become world provides supporting documentation andBlack Rabbit Press, Findon, UK, 2003 spiritual centres by 2011. Time will tell! maps to prove that ocean crossings wereISBN 0-9540298-2-8 (104pp tpb) Anthony Austin (co-author with Brian commonplace even in ancient times.Availability: Black Rabbit Press, tel +44 Crowley of The Dragons Tail and Draco: He also explains that the familiar "Jolly(0)1903 877937, website The Tenth Planet) believes that there are Roger" skull-and-bones flags flown byhttp://www.blackrabbitpress.citymax.com/ missing Mother Shipton prophecies which pirates have esoteric significance traceable to surviving knights and their fleets. TheirP rophecy has been considered an inspired art in many traditional cultures and hasinfluenced the history of the Western world, cover present and forthcoming decades, but that Frances Yule fills in many gaps and influence lived on with the establishment of Freemasonry and the rise of piracy and goes far beyond. Far be it from me, though,yet it holds a less than lofty place in a mod- to judge these glimpses into the future. secret navies which facilitated the privateer-ern, high-tech, rationalist society—and for ing that provided much of the financial basegood reason! So little can be proved defini- for settling the New World and building an PIRATES & THE LOST TEMPLAR independent United States.tively and so much is open to interpretation. In What Next? Mother Shipton: The FLEET: The Secret Naval War Between This is a swashbuckling tale that takes usMissing Prophecies, we are presented with a the Knights Templar & the Vatican behind the lines to witness highlights of aseries of visions on what may come to pass by David Hatcher Childress secret history that has shaped the world.in this third millennium—which is quite a Adventures Unlimited Press, USA, 2003call! The title is a bit misleading, for the ISBN 1-931882-18-5 (277pp tpb)prophetic verses of the famous 17th-century Availability: Adventures Unlimited,English seer Mother Shipton occupy only a http://www.adventuresunlimitedpress.com;few pages. Much of the book comprises the NEXUS Magazine officesfar-sighted visions of the modern-dayAntipodean seer Ms Frances Yule, who forher own reasons declined to contribute to the O ne of the mysteries surrounding the demise of the Knights Templar under the French king Philip IV in 1307 and theircollections preface (which, along with the banning by the Pope in 1312 was what hap-chapter lead-ins, is not easy to fathom). pened to its huge fleet which, in the preced- Covered here are Yules prophecies made ing 200-odd years, was instrumental inin the early 1980s as well as in 1996 and keeping Crusaders supply lines open2002, many of them set to verse by Anthony between Britain, Europe and the Holy Land.Austin in the Mother Shipton style and In his latest book, David Hatcher Childressincluding his commentary. Some of these considers the likely fate of the survivingearlier verses have been interpreted to relate knights, many of whom turned to otherDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 65
  • 66. REVIEWSIN BAGHDAD: A Reporters War a war zone behind "enemy" lines—dealing Robert Lomas make some provocative reve-by Paul McGeough with propaganda on Iraqi and US sides, vis- lations. Their coverage in The Book ofAllen & Unwin, Sydney, Australia, 2003 iting the hospitals and documenting the Hiram goes back to the time of the so-calledISBN 1-74114-219-9 (292pp tpb) human dimension of the numerous civilian "Grooved Ware People" of the British IslesAvailability: Allen & Unwin, website injuries and deaths, and reporting on the who, with their knowledge of the short andhttp://www.allenandunwin.com unfolding of the fall of Baghdad, including long cycles of Venus and associated beliefs, the effects of horrific secret weapons and can be traced back to c. 5,500 years ago. rumours of Saddams escape. From his It seems that in the first half of the third hotels and on the ground, he describes the millennium BCE, these Neolithic ancestors invasion of Baghdad and the aftermath, disappeared from the British Isles and including the looting and guerrilla fighting. migrated as far as the Middle East, transfer- Throughout his diary entries he foreshadows ring their knowledge of astronomy and the events that would happen as a result of masonry along with their rituals. The the fall of Saddam Husseins regime. authors have found evidence of this influx of In the epilogue, McGeough chides Venus-based theology among the Sumerian, American forces for looking more like "a Canaanite (early Phoenician), Egyptian and self-interested army of occupation" than Hebrew traditions, and go so far as to sug- liberators out to help the people and prevent gest that these Grooved Ware People seeded the robbery and violence that would be these later civilisations. inflicted upon them. His scathing criticism The authors have discovered parallels of dismal US planning for the aftermath still between ancient Canaanite rituals and the resounds, as does his despair at the tragedy Third Degree of Freemasonry, and note the of the dead and wounded. Regrettably the symbolism of an Asherah rod which, placed deaths and injuries continue as we go to in the ground in Jerusalem, produces an press in early November—and many moreJ ournalist Paul McGeough, the New York–based writer-at-large for the SydneyMorning Herald, was one of a handful of journalists have been killed since the 14 who died in the first month, to whom McGeough equilateral triangle when the shadows of the solstices are plotted out. They charge King Solomon with being a despot who sought tonon-embedded reporters and the only dedicates his book. buy "the secrets of astral kingship" fromAustralian who stayed in Baghdad for the McGeoughs perceptive account makes for Hiram, King of Tyre, and speculate onduration of the US-led invasion of Iraq. In an involving read that helps make some whether Jesus planned his actions to fulfill aBaghdad is his account of the experience, sense of this "history in the making". prophecy foretold by movements of the starsbased on his diary entries over 30-odd days and planets, the Sun and Venus in particular.from the first US attack on 20 March 2003. THE BOOK OF HIRAM Piecing together the lost secrets of a lostIts a compelling read, containing reportage by Christopher Knight & Robert Lomas science and making a side-trip to Rosslynof the Iraqi response to the invasion as well Century, London, UK, 2003 Chapel, Scotland, Knight and Lomas askas his own story of how he and fellow col- ISBN 0-7126-9438-2 (482pp hc) whether Freemasonrys ultimate secret couldleagues coped with the fears and depriva- Availability: Random House, website be as simple as marking the cycles of Venus.tions as well as harassment by the Ministry http://www.randomhouse.co.uk They also construct a "Masonic Testament",of Information and the Iraqi secret police. a type of parallel behind-the-scenes biblical McGeough gives insights into the adrena-line-charged world of a reporter working in I n their wrap-up of 14 years of investiga- tion into the roots and rituals of Freemasonry, Christopher Knight and story. There are still more surprises in what surely cant be the last in this series.66 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 67. STRANGE SECRETS: Real Government into psychic powers and mind control; and REVIEWS closure advocates Dr Steven Greer andFiles on the Unknown British Home Office interest in dowsing as a Monsignor Balducci; insiders Sgt Cliffordby Nick Redfern and Andy Roberts tool for finding missing persons. Stone and Dr Michael Wolf; secret basesParaview/Pocket Books, NY, USA, 2003 The final part, "X-Creatures", reveals UK researcher Dr Richard Sauder; self-declaredISBN 0-7434-6976-3 (175pp pb) military files on anomalous creatures like Andromedan contactee Alex Collier; andAvailability: Paraview, website sea serpents, the Loch Ness monster and remote-viewing pioneer Ingo Swann, amonghttp://www.paraviewpress.com "alien big cats", as well as FBI knowledge of other well-known names like Dr J. Allen the cattle mutilations as far back as 1973. Hynek and David Icke.A ccording to evidence uncovered by researchers Nick Redfern and AndyRoberts, the governments of the USA, UK Extracts from declassified documents and eyewitness accounts are liberally sprinkled Paola has a special way of eliciting infor- mation from her interview subjects, and in throughout. However, while government many cases she even manages to have herand the former USSR in particular have agency files exist, they dont necessarily photo taken with them for the record. Moretaken much more than just a passing interest point to any solutions to these mysteries, so power to her! Her career in the ufologyin paranormal phenomena—an interest that the authors have to admit they leave us with field can be traced back to when she startedin some cases goes back centuries. The more questions than answers. teaching science fiction at a Colorado highusual official denials, the authors say in school in 1978. What she gives here areStrange Secrets, are covers for secret agen- CONNECTING THE DOTS… Making snapshots of the diverse ways of exploringdas to make use of knowledge gleaned from Sense of the UFO Phenomenon and interpreting UFO, extraterrestrial andparanormal sources or are at least covers for paranormal phenomena, and insights intowhat these governments dont know. by Paola Leopizzi Harris Wild Flower Press, Columbus, USA, 2003 many of the personalities involved. In the first part, we learn of MI5s investi- Paola advocates an open-minded, well-gations into 1940s-era "Ground Markings" ISBN 0-926524-57-7 (224pp tpb) informed approach, and her interviews and(or crop circles by another name), the CIAs Availability: Wild Flower Press, website commentaries are full of fascinating snippetsinterest from the 1950s through early 1980s http://www.5thworld.com and anecdotes. Infectious reading.in the Ararat anomaly (the possible restingplace of the biblical Noahs Ark), and FBIfiles on spontaneous human combustion. R ome-based Italian-American journalist/ teacher Paola Harris has a passion for UFO research and the determination to track The second part, "Saucer Secrets", looks at down key figures in ufology and parapsy-British Admiralty curiosity about the chology to get to the heart of the mystery."Dartmoor Floating Light" of 1915, WWII And if that means covering the gamut from"foo fighter" reports from various military the scientific to the speculative, then so be it.sources, and top-secret Nazi and American The 25 interviewees who are featured inresearch into duplication of UFO propulsion. this compilation, Connecting the Dots...,Also covered is FBI investigation of ET cover aspects such as historical testimony,contactees such as George Adamski, who the call for official disclosure, insider evi-was deemed to be promoting pro-Soviet dence, off-planet and underground bases, ETideas, and US and UK official interest in contact scenarios and paranormal perspec-visits by so-called Men in Black. tives. Many of these names youll be famil- The third part, "Mind Games", focuses on iar with from the pages of NEXUS: theUS Army research into the use of supersti- now-deceased Ret. Colonel Phil Corso;tions, witchcraft and magic in warfare; UFO/paranormal investigators LindaSoviet and US military/intelligence research Moulton Howe and Dr Richard Boylan; dis-DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 67
  • 68. REVIEWSHUMAN DEVOLUTION: A Vedic beings; but when it relinquishes that connec- meaningful, the shallow and crass of theAlternative to Darwins Theory tion to "devolve" into the world of form, the crop circle drama. But instead of focusingby Michael A. Cremo self becomes covered by the lower energies on the designs themselves (as he has done inBhaktivedanta Book Trust, USA, 2003 of mind and matter. Yet Cremo assures that previous books, especially Vital Signs),ISBN 0-89213-334-1 (584pp hc) the process of spiritual evolution will return Andy concentrates on aspects of the culturalAvailability: Torchlight Publishing, us to the source. The rich picture he paints history: the usual hoax claims, bizarre Newhttp://www.torchlight.com; is of a Universe teeming with life in gross Age beliefs, the Olivers Castle crop circle and subtle energy dimensions. He puts for- video controversy, scientific analyses, X-http://www.humandevolution.com Files comparisons and UFO anecdotes. ward convincing evidence for the existenceD arwinian explanations for the origin and evolution of species cannot account foranomalous evidence or even lack of evi- of spirit worlds beyond this physical reality. If our scientific understanding is to expand Theres a walk-in by retired rock star Reg Presley, run-ins with foreign investigators, in the 21st century, it will have to incorpo- and even a weird media set-up involvingdence of intermediate forms in the fossil rate knowledge about subtle energies. Marcus Allen of NEXUS UK Office and anrecord, says Michael Cremo in his long- elderly red-caped eccentric playing an alien- Cremos book will help shift the paradigm.awaited sequel to Forbidden Archeology calling xylophone. Andy then transports us(1993; co-written with Richard Thompson). across the world to tease us with the still In the early chapters, Cremo summarises SWIRLED HARVEST: Views from the Crop Circle Frontline unsolved mystery of the Marree Man, thethe evidence for human presence hundreds by Andy Thomas largest ever representation of a human figureof millions of years ago, and for the exis- which was found etched into the Southtence of flowering plants and insects 600 Vital Signs Publishing & S B Publications, East Sussex, UK, 2003 Australian desert in 1998: a military opera-million years ago in the Salt Range area of tion, or something more mysterious?what is now Pakistan—several hundred mil- ISBN 0-85770-272-7 (175pp tpb) A little bit of speculation on Andys partlion years earlier than anywhere else. Availability: Vital Signs Publishing, and a foreword by Laurence Gardner round In his chapter on genes, Cremo says that http://www.vitalsignspublishing.co.uk off a book that extends the boundaries.modern-day science cannot explain how lifecame into existence and suggests there issomething more than DNA alone that sparks T he crop circle mystery continues to con- found and thrill after all these years, and in Swirled Harvest Andy Thomas shows thatlife into existence. Cremo then gets to the the investigation process can be filled withcrux of what Human Devolution is all about: intrigue, exasperation and even fun.an alternative theory on human origins This is a collection of selected pieces writ-involving the devolution of humanity from ten by Andy over more than a decade andthe realm of pure consciousness or spirit, previously published in his former Sussexaccording to the ancient Vedic scientific/ Circular newsletter and more recently on hisphilosophical tradition of India. Swirled News website. The exception is one Cremo asks us to contemplate not just previously unpublished article on the myste-where we come from but what a human rious silica dust that is sometimes foundbeing is—and it certainly hasnt evolved within formations—perhaps the residue offrom apes. His reply, based on the Vedic impacts from balls of light often seen duringworldview, is that we are made up of three the creation of the pictograms?distinct substances: matter, mind and con- Apart from introducing the novice to thesciousness (or spirit). The true self is con- basics and landmarks in cerealogy, Andynected with the source of all conscious takes us on a journey through the deep and68 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 69. THE BURZYNSKI BREAKTHROUGH: REVIEWS Meantime, the National Cancer Institute was architecture with precise astronomical andThe Most Promising Cancer Treatment filing patents that looked very similar to Dr geodetic alignments or, indeed, even howby Thomas D. Elias Burzynskis existing patents. By the sum- life itself originated. The rise of SumeriaLexikos, Nevada City, USA, 2001 (rev. ed.) mer of 2001, no major peer-reviewed jour- from nowhere c. 5,000 BCE is Harts start-ISBN 0-938530-66-6 (320pp tpb) nal had agreed to publish his findings, ing point in his discussion of civilisations,Availability: Amazon.com despite the successes. but it is one that has many similarities with The goalposts have been moved often cultures that emerged elsewhere in the worldT his revised edition of The Burzynski Breakthrough is dated late 2001 and hasonly recently come our way, but we thought enough on Dr Burzynski, yet he manages to continue with his work on this non-toxic not long after, e.g., in Egypt, the Indus Valley, China, Mexico and Peru.it worth reviewing not only for the highly cancer treatment and change lives for the The scope of his enquiry is multidiscipli-successful, unconventional anticancer treat- better. The paradigm shift is happening. nary, covering climate science, astronomy,ment documented by journalist Thomas geoscience, archaeology, mathematics, engi-Elias but for the story told about a maverick THE GENESIS RACE: neering, genetics, linguistics and more—the Our Extraterrestrial DNA and the True sort of approach he believes is essential tomedical researcher who has refused to bow Origins of the Species our enquiry if were going to uncover moreto the medical/pharmaceutical establish- by Will Hart secrets about humanitys past and our cosmicment. The book was first published in 1997, ancestry. Part and parcel of this is an analy-but this new edition is expanded by nearly Bear & Company, USA, 2003 sis of the cycles of catastrophe that havehalf and contains new case histories as well ISBN 1-58322-605-2 (246pp tpb) affected the planet and civilisations in theas statistical data on clinical trials. Availability: Bear & Company, website past—cycles that were not immune to now. Dr Burzynski, born in Poland in 1943, pur- http://www.innertraditions.com In the years leading up to 2012, which hesued research into identifying peptides andtheir role in cancer before he escaped theCommunist regime in 1970 to start a new I n The Genesis Race, Will Hart looks at a body of research up to the present that suggests that human DNA has been argues coincides with a new 26,000-year precessional cycle, we can expect some major cosmic influences that will challengelife in the USA. Securing laboratory space, tampered with by advanced extraterrestrial humanity. A thought-provoking study.he was able to continue his research and dis- intelligences at various stages in our longcover "antineoplastons"—chemicals refined history. The myths are not just stories butand purified from human urine—and their seem to be much closer to the truth thanability to shrink cancers grown in the petri generally believed. Hart (a journalist whosedish. He went on to test blood and urine articles on archaeological cover-ups andsamples, and found peptides in the blood dissent in science we published in NEXUSand urine of healthy people but not in cancer 9/03 and 9/04) suggests this possibility is novictims. Thus was born an experimental longer that far-fetched—seeing that 50 yearsanticancer therapy that within a few years after the discovery of DNA, scientists areprompted the FDA to sue him for supposed already genetically engineering plants andinterstate shipping infringements, yet allow animals and trying to clone humans.his antineoplastons to be used in controlled To put all this into perspective, Hartanticancer trials. explains where Darwinian evolutionary the- During a 1997 criminal trial, hundreds of ory falls down flat; for example, it cannotsupporters attesting to the efficacy of Dr explain the sudden emergence in the FertileBurzynskis antineoplastons in cancer remis- Crescent of agriculture, animal husbandry,sion turned out to lend weight to his case. irrigation, metallurgy, writing, monumentalDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 69
  • 70. REVIEWS CENSORED 2004: pendium which includes Project Censoreds The Top 25 Censored Stories favourite US and foreign news sources— by Peter Phillips & Project Censored though NEXUS still waits to be listed! Seven Stories Press, USA, 2003 ISBN 1-58322-605-2 (367pp tpb) THE GREATEST EXPERIMENT EVER Availability: Seven Stories Press, website PERFORMED ON WOMEN: http://www.sevenstories.com Exploding the Estrogen Myth by Barbara Seaman I f youre disturbed about the messages churned out by the corporate media and yearn for more media democracy, then Schwartz, Melbourne, Australia, 2003 (first published by Hyperion, USA, 2003) Censored 2004 is an essential read. ISBN 1-86395-1091 (332pp tpb) Availability: Schwartz Publishing website, http://www.schwartzpublishing.com W omen who are taking or reconsidering taking hormone replacement therapy or the contraceptive pill would be well advised to read Barbara Seamans book. A journalist and womens advocate for over 40 years as well as co-founder of the National Womens Health Network in the USA, Seaman has been speaking out against the widespread prescribing of synthetic oestrogen drugs since the 1960s. Her perspective, placed within the context of the history of research into hormones, gives her every right, she asserts, to regard this as "the greatest experiment ever per- formed on women"—a description that she uses for the title of her book. This is As well as detailing the top 25 censored because women have been prescribed syn- stories of 2002–2003 (see our summary this thetic hormonal drugs that cause more prob- issue) and updating previous lists, this com- lems than they correct—drugs that were pilation contains a wealth of resourced mate- known to cause major side-effects including rial and commentaries. It also has a healthy cancers even back in the 1930s when the ini- dose of satire thrown in by Tom Tomorrow tial experiments were conducted. with his terrific "This Modern World" comic Seaman takes on the pharmaceutical com- strips (I love the one about a parallel panies, the health authorities including the America where a pooch was elected Prez). FDA, and ill-informed medical practitioners This groups initials may be "PC", but the for their complicity in using women as content of its book is far from "politically guinea pigs in one huge experiment that correct" from the perspective of the main- earns big profits at the expense of womens stream media—or the Bush Administration, health and well-being. While she acknowl- for that matter. Obviously the Project edges that some women do benefit from tak- Censored team, which includes veteran ing synthetic hormones, she restates even alternative media professionals as well as their concerns that its not advisable to be on student journalists, has seen the light as to these drugs for years on end. the questionable foreign and domestic poli- Seaman debunks the myths that drug com- cies of the US leadership, especially regard- panies and some doctors want women to ing events post-9/11. believe about synthetic oestrogens and gives Contributions include Michael Parentis the facts about side-effects such as heart dis- Media Moments, Jason Spencer and ease, cancers and intergenerational genetic Christina Cutaias Junk Food News and damage. She also addresses the political News Abuse, and Professor Mark Crispin fallout from the announcement in 2002 of Millers mind-boggling list of what the Big the failure of a major HRT trial. Five Media Giants own. Theres a collection Looking at the broader picture, Seaman of articles on media democracy in action, rails against another scourge of our times: headed up by Project Censored Director Dr the pollution of waterways, groundwater and Peter Phillips, a biting critique of the US-led reused wastewater by oestrogen drugs and War on Iraq by Sheldon Rampton and John oestrogen mimics which are causing abnor- Stauber of PR Watch, and a shocking sum- mary of the sections of the USA Patriot Act mal sex changes in animals and humans. that set out the freedoms to which American Seamans well-researched book, with its citizens are no longer entitled. comprehensive appendices and references, is Theres so much more besides in this com- a godsend for women who want to be better informed about their health choices.70 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 71. SYNTHESIS IN HEALING: REVIEWS overload that can be alleviated with mineral,Subtle Energies and Natural Therapies vitamin, herbal or homoeopathic supplemen-for Optimal Health tation combined with treatments involvingby Judy Jacka meditation and/or bodywork.Hampton Roads Publishing, USA, 2003 Jackas book is as much a practical guide for healthcare professionals who want toISBN 1-57174-298-0 (320pp tpb) improve the quality of their treatments as itAvailability: Hampton Roads website, is for laypersons who want to take charge ofhttp://www.hrpub.com their own health. This synthesis of physicalA ustralian natural therapist Judy Jacka (The Vivaxis Connection: HealingThrough Earth Energies; see NEXUS 8/01) and subtle energy approaches shows the way forward for both mainstream medicine and alternative healing in the 21st century.has been in clinical practice for 30 years. Profound health benefits are at hand forBut only in the last decade has she been those who can tune in to subtle energies.integrating subtle healing techniques withher natural therapy treatments, so as toaddress both the inner and outer causes of HIDDEN MEANINGS: A Study of thehealth and disease. From experience, shes Founding Symbols of Civilizationfound that this combined approach shortens by Laird Scrantonthe treatment time normally required and Laird Scranton, Albany, NY, USA, 2002provides a more lasting recovery. ISBN 0-89213-334-1 (239pp hc) Jackas long-term interest in esoteric psy- Availability: Laird Scranton, emailchology and healing has been informed and HiddenMeanings9@aol.cominspired by the teachings of Theosophy,anthroposophical medicine and especiallyAlice Bailey, whose Esoteric Healing trea- T his intriguing volume is the work of a computer software analyst with a drive to get to the truth of ancient mysteries. Intise remains a seminal reference on the the early part of his studies in the lastchakras and their role in inner emotional and decade, Laird Scranton came across refer-outer physical health. ences to the Dogon tribe of Mali in Robert Temples The Sirius Mystery and Marcel Griaules Conversations with Ogotemmeli, the result of a 1930s–1950s anthropological study into the Dogons religion, astronomy, mythology and mindset. His curiosity was piqued, and soon he was exploring the intri- cacies of Dogon creation myths, symbols and linguistic expressions and comparing them with those of ancient Egyptian and Sumerian civilisations of the same era. With there being so many similarities with these early cultures, Scranton reasoned there had to be an original cultural influence or progenitor in common. But because evi- In 1998, Jacka began combining these dence for any earlier great civilisation wasBailey principles with her naturopathic scant, he couldnt help but conclude thatpractises so that now, at each session, most what the ancients were alluding to in theirof her clients receive an energy-balancing myths was true: they had indeed receivedbased on this approach. The idea is to knowledge and wisdom from an intelligentinvoke the clients own healing essence or extraterrestrial source with advanced scien-soul to flow through all levels of their tific and technical know-how.energy field and then into and throughout Scranton has deciphered the Dogon cre-the physical body, re-establishing harmony. ation myth as a code of scientific informa- In Synthesis in Healing, Jacka describes tion describing the creation of matter and thehow these energy connections can be universe, superstring theory and atomicaccessed through visualisation using healing structure, genetics and sexual reproduction,energy triangles; e.g., a healing practice for as well as the unusual configuration of thethe solar plexus chakra and digestive system Sirius star system which was only confirmedinvolves visualising energy-balancing in the by astronomers in recent times.liver triangle (solar plexus/liver/liver minor He says the Dogon symbols were codeschakra points), the stomach triangle (solar that could be read on several levels and hadplexus/stomach/stomach minor), and the counterparts in Egyptian hieroglyphs andstomach, liver and pancreas triangle. mythology and even in later Judaic symbol- As with Bailey, Jacka doesnt ignore bio- ism. He asserts there is much more yet to bechemistry in the healing equation, so she learned by studying these "founding sym-analyses physical conditions such as toxin bols of civilisation", and Id have to agree.DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 71
  • 72. REVIEWS handsomely printed on heavy A3 artstock paper in endangered black and white (one Reviewed by Duncan Roads month in colour), with a well-designed lay- out that allows plenty of space for your daily THE URANTIA BOOK CD-ROM jottings. Also noted are major holidays Produced by the Urantia Brotherhood (with an emphasis on Australia), historical Association and political events and seasonal cycles, ISBN: 0-911560-63-7 (PC/Windows only) with some quirky asides thrown in to amuse. Availability: Urantia Foundation, 533 Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614 USA, website http://www.urantia.org H ow do you review something like The Urantia Book? This is what the web- site says: "The Urantia Book, first pub- SURPRISING DISCOVERIES 6: IN A COFFIN IN EGYPT lished by the Urantia Foundation in 1955, Produced by Jonathan Gray, SA, Australia was authored by celestial beings as a spe- (60mins, PAL/NTSC) cial revelation to our planet, Urantia. Availability: Jonathan Gray, PO Box 3370, "The books message is that all human Rundle Mall, SA 5000, Australia, website beings are one family, the sons and daugh- http://www.surprisingdiscoveries.com ters of one God, the Universal Father. It instructs on the genesis, history and destiny of mankind and on our relationship with Y ears ago, a reader sent me one of Jonathan Grays earlier videos in this series. It intrigued me enough to keep God. It also presents a unique and com- watching out for new ones. For those read- pelling portrayal of the life and teachings of ers not familiar with Gray, Id say you Jesus, opening new vistas of time and eter- could categorise his work as "Christian- nity and revealing new concepts of Mans based" archaeology. He and his colleagues ever-ascending adventure of finding the are the hands-on, tunnel-crawling variety of Universal Father in our friendly and care- researchers, combining their explorations fully administered Universe. with voluminous references to ancient reli- "The Urantia Book does not advocate a gious and historical texts. new organized religion. Its viewpoint This video documentary covers two areas builds upon the religious heritages of the of research. The first part is devoted to the past and present, encouraging a personal, idea that the Pharaoh Imhotep was the bib- living religion based on faith and service to lical Joseph, and the remainder looks at ones fellows." some lesser-known biblical prophecies, My only complaint about the actual CD many of which are still unfulfilled. is that it is not multi-platform, meaning that only PC/Windows systems can access it. INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC & METAPHYSICAL SYMPOSIUM (2003) VIDEO COLLECTION Produced by Earthlink Publishing, Australia, 2003 THE 2004 BICYCLE CARTOON Availability: Australasian UFOlogist, PO CALENDAR Box 738, Beaudesert, Qld 4285, Australia, by Phil Somerville tel +61 (0)7 5544 6888 Availability: Phil Somerville, 3 Fairview Note: Videos vary in duration from 40 to Road, Lawson, NSW 2783, Australia, tel 70 minutes, and are in PAL/VHS. +61 (0)2 4759 2078, email pipsomervill@hermes.net.au T he videos of this Symposium, held in Brisbane in July 2003, are now available and they are well produced, too. Speakers Price: A$20.00 inc. GST & postage within Australia (cheques, MOs only) include: Dr Roger Leir (medical specialist showing videos of the removal of alleged R egular NEXUS cartoonist Phil Somerville has self-published The 2004 Bicycle Cartoon Calendar. Though the alien implants from people); Dr Viera Scheibner (anti-vaccination campaigner); overall theme is bicycles, the cartoons Travis Walton (famed abductee); Jerry E. humorously address a variety of accessible Smith (HAARP researcher); Dr Richard themes including urban development, ecolo- Boylan; Anthony Hansen (Linear Motor gy, coffee trendies, corporate logos, traffic Accelerator and heat energy extraction); Bill and global conspiracies. The calendar is Chalker; Victor Viggiani; Jennifer Lawson; Richard Tracey; and your NEXUS editor.72 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 73. REVIEWS strength and soul into his work, and this shines through in the collected works on this CD. His great storytelling ability and uplift- Reviewed by Richard Giles ing lyrics make him a performer to be heardSEED and noticed. An inspirational collection.by AfroceltsReal World Records, UK, 2003 (66mins) LIVE AT ANGEL PLACEDistributors: Australia—Virgin Records, by TaikOztel (07) 3252 7744; UK—Real World New World Music & Media, Australia,Records, tel 0208 964 6000; USA—Real 2003 (79mins; also on DVD and video)World Records, tel (414) 961 8350, Distributors: Australia/UK/USA—http://www.realworldrecords.com New World Music, website http://www.newworldmusic.com.auT hese musical guys have been around for a decade, combining the frantic soundsof racy Celtic with the thumping beat of A ustralias TaikOz has become one of the most exciting musical groups of itsWest African and all sounds in between. kind, with the largest drums and the mostMuch of their earlier releases were very dynamic drummers in the world. The groupelectronic, whereas Seed is more of a return was established in 1997 by percussionist Ianto their acoustic roots. Some wonderful Cleworth and shakuhachi grandmaster Rileytracks include "Seed", "Rise" and "Ayubs Lee. A concert by TaikOz literally lifts youSong". This album takes them back to their off your feet with the awesome power of tra-traditional Afro-Celtic sounds and is a wel- ditional Japanese drums and the slightercome addition to their collection. Its very ethereal tones of the shakuhachi (see 9/05).bouncy and danceable music with that Lee and Cleworth synthesise East and Westhaunting Celtic flavour from a band of size- in a magnificent experience.able reputation. Excellent. ARCHIPELAGOSUFI by Dian Booth & Carolyn Sykesby various artists Promote Media Group, 2003 (73mins)ARC Music Prodns, UK, 2003 (62mins) Distributor: Australia—Sound Healing,Distributor: UK—ARC, tel +44 (0)1342 tel +61 (0)8 8952 2259, website328567, http://www.arcmusic.co.uk http://www.soundhealing.com.auT he Qawwali style of singing has been popularised in the West by the now lategreat Pakistani performer Nusrat Fateh Ali T wo Australian women, Dian Booth and Carolyn Sykes, join forces for this CD, creating music for the healing of hurts andKhan (see NEXUS 2/28, 9/02), whose reli- the letting go of suffering. Dian (on violin)gious music is featured on this collection. and Carolyn (on harp) performed andIslamic devotional singing has a much more recorded this in a state of deep meditation inpowerful and energetic presence than does the "Integratron", a wooden domed buildingmuch Western religious music. On this in Joshua Tree, California, which wasalbum are presentations of Whirling Dervish designed and built along Sacred Geometrymusic from the Turkish tradition, mystic lines. They are both classically trained, andmusic in the style of the Persian poet Rumi, Dian dedicates herself full time to healingand devotional music of the Sham Chaurasi and teaching through music. Archipelago isPunjabi tradition. An exciting collection a thoroughly stunning CD that makes thehighlighting gems of the Sufi heritage. soul shiver with release through peace.THE OLIVER MTUKUDZICOLLECTION: THE TUKU YEARSby Oliver MtukudziPutumayo, USA, 2003 (60mins)Distributors: Aust—MRA, tel (07) 38496020; UK—Pinnacle Imports, tel 01689870622; USA—Putumayo, tel 18887888 8629, http://www.putumayo.comO liver Mtukudzi is considered one of the greats of African music. In his nativeZimbabwe he is recognised for his excep-tional stage presence and his lyrics thatfocus on everyday social and politicalissues. His previous album, Vhunze Moto(NEXUS 9/05), reached No. 5 on theBillboard world music chart. He puts all hisDECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 73
  • 74. Enzyme Nutrition Therapy 2. Griffen, S.M., Alderson, D., Farndon, J.R., "Acid "Intestinal uptake of macromolecules. III. Studies Continued from page 25 resistant lipase as replacement therapy in chronic on the mechanism by which immunization interferesReferences exocrine insufficiency: a study in dogs", Gut with antigen uptake", J. Immunol. 115:854 (1975)• Beazell, J.M. et al., "A Reexamination of the Role 30(7):1012-15 (July 1989) 12. Gardner, M.L.G., "Gastrointestinal absorption ofof the Stomach in the Digestion of Carbohydrate and 3. Jackson, M.L., "Selenium: geochemical distribu- intact proteins", Ann. Rev. Nutr. 8:329-350 (1988) tion and associations with human heart and cancer 13. Gardner, M.L.G., "Intestinal assimilation ofProtein", Am. J. Physiology 132:42-50 (1941) death rates and longevity in China and the United intact peptides and proteins from the diet – A• Howell, E., Enzyme Nutrition, Avery Publishing, States", Biol. Trace Elem. Rev. 15:13-21 (Jan–Apr neglected field?", Biol. Rev. 59:289-331 (1984)New Jersey, 1985 14. Jacobson, I. et al., "Human beta-lactalbumin as a 1988)About the Author: 4. Ganghofer, D. and Langer, J., "Über die marker of macromolecule absorption", Gut 27:1029-Mark Rojek began researching alternative therapies Resorption gewisser Eiweißkorper im 1034 (1986)in 1970. His studies included botanicals, mineral Magendarmkanal Neuborener Tiere und Sauglinge", 15. André, C. et al., "Interference of oral immunisa-and vitamin requirements and diet. He interned in Med. Wochenschr. 51:1497 (1904) tion with the intestinal absorption of heterologousacupuncture with Dr Bell in Windsor, Ontario, 5. Morris, I.G., "Gammaglobulin Absorption in the albumin", Eur. J. Immunol. 4:701-704 (1974) Newborn", Handbook of Physiology 75:1491-1512 16. Dannaeus, A. et al., "Intestinal uptake of ovalbu-Canada, in 1973, and graduated in 1978 with a (1978) min in malabsorption and food allergy in relation toBachelor of Science. He studied aromatherapy, 6. Seifert, J. et al., "Quantitative analysis about the serum IgG antibody and orally administrated sodiumkin esiology, mas sage therapy and clas si cal absorption of trypsin, chymotrypsin, amylase, papain chromoglycate", Clin. Allergy 9:263-270 (1979)homoeopathy in England. In 1986, Mark began and pancreatin in the G.I. tract after oral administra- 17. Pelot, D., Grossman, M.I., "Distribution and fateformal studies in traditional Chinese medicine, tion", General Physician (Allgemeinarzt) 19(4):132- of pancreatic enzymes in the small intestine in theespecially acupuncture. In Chicago, he worked 137 (1990) rat", Am. J. Physiol. 202:285-288 (1962)with several holistic physicians as a medical 7. Seifert, J., Ganser, R., Brendel, W., "Absorption 18. Ambrus, J.L., Lassman, H.B., De Marchi, J.J.,technician and maintained a private nutritional of proteolytic enzymes of plant origin from the G.I. "Absorption of exogenous and endogenous prote-practice. Also in 1986, he met Dr Howard Loomis, tract into the blood and lymph of adult rats", German olytic enzymes", Clin. Pharm. and Therap. 8(3):322-foremost living expert in enzyme nutrition, and J. Gastroenterology (Z. Gastroenterol.) 17:1 (1969) 328 (1967)continues to work with him. He works with several 8. Seifert, J., Siebrecht, P. et al., "Amylase absorp- 19. Papp, M., Feher, S., Folly, G., Horvath, E.J.,doctors in Michigan who refer to him and seek his tion and transport via blood and lymph after oral "Absorption of pancreatic lipase from the duodenumcounsel. He continues to research, lecture and administration", Digest Biol. Sci. 41:1593 (1986) into lymphatics", Specialia 13(9)1191-92 (1977)counsel clients in nutrition and diet. Mark can be contacted by telephone/fax on +1 9. Walker, W.A., Isselbacher, K.J., Bloch, K.J., "Intestinal uptake of macromolecules: effect of oral Editors Note – Correction:(734) 433 9267, by email at mrojek1@earthlink.net, In Part 1 of this article, we included an incorrectand via his website at http://www.radianthealth.cc. immunization", Science 177:608-610 (1972) 10. Walker, W.A., Isselbacher, K.J., Bloch, K.J., conversion of the temperature of 118° FahrenheitEndnotes "Intestinal uptake of macromolecules. II. Effect of into degrees Celsius. The correct equivalent1. Batmanghelidj, F., Your Bodys Many Cries For parenteral immunization", J. Immunol. 111:221-226 temperature should be 47.78°C. We apologiseWater, Global Health Solutions, Virginia, 1992, (1973) for the error and point out that it was not the1995 11. Walker, W.A., Wu, M., Isselbacher, K.J. et al., fault of the author.74 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
  • 75. Rockefeller InternationalismContinued from page 38 real power of a great fortune will never be Authors Note: realised. This series concludes next issue with Partin building the New World Order. Indeed, It can be safely said that, in contrast to the Six, which examines the NWO contribu- tions of the remaining Rockefeller brothersas the preceding analysis of Davids New marginal role of his brother Nelson, Davids plus some members of the current genera-World Order vision—drawing on other contribution to the New World Order has tion and the ongoing role played by thesources—has revealed, a different, less- been substantial, even pivotal. He has not Rockefeller network in promoting the lib-benevolent assessment is warranted. only been its Chief Architect, but also acted eral internationalist agenda. The differences between Davids vision as its Chief Builder. While Nelson couldand that of Nelson are also instructive. only talk about the New World Order and About the Author:While Nelsons vision was meandering and that he would build it if he were President, Will Banyan, BA (Hons), Grad. Dip.subject to the immediate counsel of his bevy David actually used his unelected, unac- (Information Science), is a writer specialis-of advisers and his overwhelming desire to countable yet powerful position to turn his ing in the political economy of globalisa-reach the White House, David held fast to words into government policy. tion. He was worked for local and nation-some core strategies—US leadership, trilat- It is therefore fitting to conclude this al governments as well as some interna-eralism, economic integration and free examination of David Rockefellers globalist tional organisations, and was recently con-trade—adjusting them as circumstances dic- vision with one of the unintentionally sinis- sulting on global issues for a private cor- poration. He is currently working on atated. He also put to the most effective use ter attempts to celebrate the plutocrats revisionist history of the New Worldthe Rockefeller philanthropic empire, setting achievements. This was given by Carla Order. Will Banyan can be contacted byup a number of policy-planning cliques Hills, who claimed at a panel discussion on email at banyan007@rediffmail.com.while taking leading roles in existing Memoirs at Johns Hopkins University in lategroups, giving him an unrivalled position to 2002 that the "richness and breadth" of Endnotesinfluence those in government. Davids "many contributions" to causes "that Due to space constraints, we are unable to Davids strategy also reveals something benefit all of us" 51 was best captured in this publish the endnotes for Part Five of thisfundamental about wealth and power: it famous quotation by 19th-century clergy- series. However, we have posted themdoes not matter how much money one has; man Edwin H. Chapin (1814–1880): along with the article on the NEXUS web- site, http://www.nexusmagazine.com.unless it is employed to capture and control Not armies, not nations, have advanced Readers who are unable to access thethose organisations which produce the ideas the race; but here and there, in the Internet can request a copy of the endnotesand the policies that guide governments and course of ages, an individual has stood from any NEXUS office (see contact detailsthe people who eventually serve in them, the up and cast his shadow over the world. on page 2).DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004 www.nexusmagazine.com NEXUS • 75
  • 76. Albert Einstein: Plagiarist of the CenturyContinued from page 48 ported by people like Stephen Hawking the media. Are they instruments of truth and David Levy. or deception when it comes to Einstein? The obvious fudging of the data by Only time will tell.Eddington and others is a blatant Summary and Conclusions The physics community is also support-subversion of scientific process and may The general public tends to believe that ed by a three-legged stool. The first leg ishave misdirected scientific research for scientists are the ultimate defenders of Einsteins physics. The second leg is coldthe better part of a century. It probably ethics, that scientific rigour is the measure fusion. The third leg is autodynamics.surpasses the Piltdown Man as the greatest of truth. Little do people realise how The overriding problem with a three-hoax of 20th-century science. The BIPP science is conducted in the presence of legged stool is that if only one leg isasked, "Was this the hoax of the century?" personality. sawed off, the stool collapses. There areand exclaimed, "Royal Society 1919 It seems that Einstein believed he was at least three very serious disciplinesEclipse Relativity Report Duped World above scientific protocol. He thought he where it is predictable that physics mayfor 80 Years!" McCausland stated that "In could bend the rules to his own liking and collapse.the authors opinion, the confident get away with it; hang in there long Science is a multi-legged stool. One leg enough and his enemies would die off and is physics; a second leg is the earth sci-announcement of the decisive his followers would win the day. In sci- ences; a third, biology; and a fourth,confirmation of Einsteins general theory ence, the last follower standing wins—and chemistry (e.g., cold fusion). What willin November 1919 was not a triumph of gets to write history. In the case of happen if, for the sake of argument,science, as it is often portrayed, but one of Einstein, his blatant and repeated dalliance physics collapses? Will science fall? ∞the most unfortunate incidents in the with plagiarism is all but forgotten and hishistory of 20th-century science". followers have borrowed repeatedly from References It cannot be emphasised enough that the the discoveries of other scientists and used • Bjerknes, C.J. (2002), Albert Einstein:Eclipse of 1919 made Einstein, Einstein. them to adorn Einsteins halo. The Incorrigible Plagiarist, XTX Inc.,It propelled him to international fame Einsteins reputation is supported by a Dowers Grove.overnight, despite the fact that the data three-legged stool. One leg is Einsteins • Born, M. (1956), Physics in Mywere fabricated and there was no support alleged plagiarism. Was he a plagiarist? Generation, Pergamon Press,for general relativity whatsoever. This The second leg is the physics community. London, p. 193.perversion of history has been known What did they know about Einstein and • Brown, G. Burniston (1967), "What isabout for over 80 years and is still sup- when did they know it? The third leg is wrong with relativity?", Bull. of the Inst.76 • NEXUS www.nexusmagazine.com DECEMBER 2003 – JANUARY 2004
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