COINTELPRO 9.11: Khashoggi, Cults, & Mars and Venus Doing Lunch
After finding the bodies of 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult on a balmy afternoon in Southern California, arrayed in neat rows and wearing brand new Nikes, Nick Matzorkis became instantly famous.
Soon he’d sold rights to the story of the cult suicide to the Hollywood entertainment company for which both he and some of the dead cultists worked. It was a smart move.
But fame can be a two-edged sword, and Matzorkis wound up suffering the twin fates common to people in certain circles in L. A.: a short-lived production deal, and jail time.
A probation officer saw him on national television, and 'made' him as a wanted felon who'd skipped out on his sentence. He was jailed and returned to Cleveland, coincidentally the home of financier Carl Icahn, who will figure later in our story for allowing his name be used to prop up Adnan Khashoggi and John Gray’s Genesis Intermedia in an announcement he’d extended the company a $100 million credit line even as company principals were filling their pockets with pens and staplers on their way out the door. Nothing was left behind…except thousands of angry investors.
Ichan, strangely, also figures peripherally in the Heaven’s Gate saga: when the cultists threw themselves a final going-away-to-Hale Bopp party in January of 1997, they held the bash at Icahn’s Stratosphere Casino in Vegas, which he was then in the process of purchasing out of bankruptcy.
A 10-year old girl, looking out to sea
We were first tipped to the interesting Mr. Matzorkis by someone who added a human dimension to a story that otherwise sometimes seems to take place in the 13th Dimension. Sadly for this woman, both of whose parents committed suicide under the influence of the group, it didn’t.
After the mass suicide, a Marin County, Ca. newspaper reported, “Michael Sykes of Modoc County, a former owner of Point Reyes Books, remembered the couple fondly. "Nick was an artist and philosopher and very much a conversationalist, talking late into the night," he said. "Suzanne was lively, animated, and interested in the arts."
“Sykes… recalled she took Kelly with her to Washington State to plant trees for a timber company. It was upon her return that she started following a group that preached of heavenly UFOs, he said.
"I thought they went off the deep end," said Susan Deixler of Inverness Park, whom they asked to take care of their daughter. Recalling their determination to leave, Deixler said: "They seemed hypnotized. You would come up against the wall when you tried to talk to them about this. It was strange."
Mathewson and her ex-husband eventually accepted responsibility for Kelly. "It all happened very quick, and there wasn't much time for an explanation," she said.
“Charlie Morgan of Inverness recalled 10-year-old Kelly "standing on the corner [in Point Reyes Station] looking bewildered and alone because her parents were off with the space people."
While following the often-convoluted story, the memory of this image provided a simple illustration of what it is about.
Auto thieves drinking with 'the swells'
We became suspicions of Matzorkis after reading a neighbor of the cult, businessman Anthony Demopoulos, recall that the cultists seemed slow-talking, deliberate, almost robotic in their actions.
"They were not normal people," he stated flatly. "Something was done to them."
Pretty astute.. Demopoulos noticed that one cultist, John Craig, known as "Brother Logan," held sway over the others. "He would never let them even be on the phone alone to talk to me. They couldn't breathe without him."
“In contrast, Beverly Hills computer businessman Nick Matzorkis, who employed about a dozen cult members to design World Wide Web sites, had the impression that they were not being coerced. His employee Richard Ford, or "Rio," is the former cultist who discovered the bodies,” read a wire service account. "The one thing that's been made very clear to me in conversations with Rio is that anyone was free to leave at any time," Matzorkis said.
Mohamed Atta's erstwhile lunch-mate Rudi Dekkers never saw anything amiss, either. Were they working from the same playbook?
Cultists deaths forgotten, Matzorkis went on to help raise $ 54 million in an Internet initial public stock offering for a heavily-advertised online venture called U.S. Search.com. Two years ago he founded a company in China with a partner with a slightly-more illustrious pedigree, Nicholas Rockefeller.
The press release announcing their company said the principals were “Nicholas Matzorkis, who in 1994 founded US SEARCH, the number one people locator service in the world, and Nicholas Rockefeller Esq., a leading venture capital counselor. GlobalAgora is believed to be the first U.S. company to launch first in the People's Republic.”
From auto thief to Beverly Hills businessman and partnered in an international company with a scion of the Rockefeller clan…just another heady American success story? To paraphrase Latin ballplayer Chico Esquella’s famous line on Saturday Night Live:
“Heaven’s Gate Been Berry Berry Good to Me.”
There’s no real way to ask the question politely: Are Matzorkis’ connections with Nicholas Rockefeller coincidental to his earlier involvement with the Heaven’s Gate Cult?
As they say in Hollywood… Let’s take a look.
What to Do Do when the Spot Spot won’t come Out Out?
The highly-visible campaign spreading ever-more implausible red herrings about the real mysteries of the 9/11 attack owes its existence to a simple fact of human nature.
As far back as the ancient Greeks—and as true today as then—is the idea that crime always shows itself, and is eventually discovered.
Certain news cannot be suppressed. Truth will come to light.
“Though it hide a year or two, or three,” wrote Chaucer, “Murder will out.”
Certainly this is a line to send a shiver down the spine of anyone with so far unannounced culpability in the 9.11 attack. For example, American national security officials conducting ‘business as usual’ before the attack must have felt they’d gotten caught without a stool when the music stopped. Who wanted to cop to playing "Dialing for Dollars" with the world’s Heroin Kingpins Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar before the plane's hit?
These two men dominated the world’s heroin market, yet there had been no reports in the press of any shortage of heroin during the months before the attack, either in the U.S. or abroad.
Somebody had exposure.
The American people may be forgiving, but what if they had learned that the terrorists presence in the U.S. had been tolerated and even protected by U.S. officials engaged in international trafficking with Atta’s paymasters in Kabul? Picture Jerry Falwell trying to peddle forgiveness for that down the aisles at Liberty Baptist in Lynchburg.
You see the point. If only figuratively, heads would certainly have rolled.
Clearly, the revelation in “Welcome to Terrorland” that a Lear Jet with 43 lbs of heroin on board belonged to the man whose flight school Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al Shehhi had only recently begun attending was a bit of dashed bad luck for someone.
It didn’t help that the plane had been flying weekly milk runs to Venezuela and back for 30 consecutive weeks before getting caught.
That the pilot’s day job was as chief pilot on Venezuela’s Air Force One only made things worse….
That the co-pilot was himself reportedly a DEA agent stationed in Guyana was yet more bad luck…
The fact that the flight school owner actually has a close connection with the Reverend Falwell made this a sticky wicket of potential major consequence.
Did someone go a little queasy in the stomach at the discovery that a key player in the 9/11 terrorist conspiracy had been implicated in the biggest narcotics bust in the entire sordid history of Central Florida?
We like to think so.
Because when you’re going after people who could be charged with 3000 counts of 1st degree homicide, its important to savor the little victories. Because when you're waging a 9.11 info war with powerful people with a lot to lose, there may not be any bigger ones. Especially when they order up a circus:
“Send in the Clowns World Tour ’04.”
“The 9/11 Truth Movement gives one insight why the term ‘conspiracy theorist’ came to be shorthand for "discredited whacko" in the invisible guidebook of mainstream media,” wrote Sander Hicks. “Suddenly, it’s not hard to understand why the obvious anomalies in the JFK assassination never received proper attention in accepted media channels.”
"If you have just as many nutty theories about the driver of the limo turning around and shooting JFK as you have honest scientific inquiries about the real probability of multiple shooters, the wheat drowns in the chaff.”
Today's disinformation offensive on the real questions about 9.11 that must be answered, however, is not the first time Americans have been manipulated through being asked to “see the flash.”
So there's a paper trail. This is good news, but first, let's begin our journey with a visit to the psy-ops murk of Saudi Genesis. What's being lost in the White Noise is the news that evidence constituting inconvenient knowledge about the 9/11 attack continues to seep to the surface…It just isn't being noticed much anymore.
“Tired of dull knives that destroy your dinners? Fed up with knives that just won’t cut?”
“Do you see the flash? How about now? Do you see it now?”
Real Clues for Real People
Here’s a real clue to unraveling 9/11, a huge gold nugget, in fact, tucked unnoticed in a 9.11 third anniversary recap in the Chicago Tribune:
“Despite his comfortable origins, Atta was notorious for his frugality,” says the Sept 12, 2004 story, headlined “Kind teacher to murderous zealot; Acquaintances saw hijacker transform.”
“And yet his (Atta’s) bank and credit card records show repeated contributions to Islamic charities working in the Balkans, the mark of a devoted Muslim. In what appears to be a more noteworthy act of generosity to someone he barely knew, in 1995 Atta lent a Turkish baker, Muharrem Acar, some $25,000 to help Acar open a bakery.”
“Acar told the BKA that Atta didn't even ask for a promissory note when he made the loan.
“I don't know why El-Amir had so much money," he said. "I did not want to know either. I heard later that his father was a lawyer. Maybe his family supplied him well."
Where did penniless grad student Mohamed Atta get $25,000 in 1995, years before the official story has him joining Al Qaeda? Where did Atta get access to so much cash that 25k was no big deal?
Discovering who the terrorist ringleader’s paymaster was back in 1995 would be a huge piece of the puzzle. Following a money trail is not brain surgery either… Government prosecutors find answers to questions like that all day long… when they want to.
This is the essence of the concept of ‘the secret history.’
“6 Second Abs & 9.11 Conspiracies Revealed!”
“Ladies and gentlemen of the press, Peak Oil activists worldwide…”
See the Flash? Now? How ‘bout now?”
Rockefeller's Favorite Martian
The Rockefeller family got interested in the reptoids earlier than most, and apparently for different reasons. Most use stories of UFO's for mild amusement. Not the Rockefellers, though. They were interested in using the stories for control. In fact, if it weren’t for the Rockefeller Foundation's previous mass psychology experiments, which starred the Martians, today's cover-up effort by American officials might not be proceeding as smoothly as it has.
Here’s what happened:
At precisely 8pm on the evening of October 30th 1938, the Mercury Radio Network interrupted the music of Ramon Rachello and His Orchestra for a special news bulletin. A huge flaming object, believed to be a meteorite, had fallen on a farm near Grovers Mill, New Jersey. Moments later comes a correction…
“Its not a meteorite, no! Incredibly, there are Martian cylinders falling all over the country!”
The famous War of the Worlds broadcast has begun. With its terrifyingly real descriptions of an invasion from Mars, before the night is out a million people will run panicked into the streets.
But what has been–for almost fifty years–a closely guarded secret, is this: Orson Wells' broadcast was no mere show business stunt, but an Experiment in Fear, a psychological warfare test conducted for the Rockefeller Foundation.
Here's a quote from “America Under Attack” A Reassessment of Orson Welles War of the Worlds” by Paul Heyler of Willfrid Laurier University:
“A grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to Princeton University helped create the Princeton Office of Radio Research. The director was Paul Lazersfeld, an Austrian Jewish émigré and a social psychologist whose expertise in quantitative methods was tempered by a humanist leaning. He teamed with two associates, psychologist Hadley Cantrell and CBS researcher Fred Stanton, a PhD in psychology who would eventually become network president.”
Paging Jerry Falwell
Pretty smart company. The book continues:
“The broadcast was a psychological warfare experiment conducted by The Princeton Radio Project. The Rockefeller Foundation funded the project in the fall of 1937. An Office of Radio Research was set up with Paul F. Lazersfeld as director, and Frank Stanton and Hadley Cantrell as associate directors. Using demographic data on the broadcast’s audience gleaned from a 10-page interview questionnaire given to 135 people, they created a book, “Invasion From Mars: A Study in the Psychology of Panic.”
The results were available to only a few, apparently, with no talk of any paperback release Yet more than 12 percent of the American radio audience had listened to the broadcast. More than half that number took it seriously. By sociologist Hadley Cantrell’s account, published in a landmark study for the Rockefeller Foundation, more than a million people were frightened by Welles' broadcast.
The strongest currents of fear were among less-educated people and poor Southern folk. (Jerry Falwell took note.)
The emergence of the comet Hale Bopp decades later will mark a resurgence in warnings of catastrophe; insistent messages of doom & gloom; the end of Life As We Know. Remember Y2K? There were actually people peddling the 'hot tip' that freeze-dried foods would soon attain the status of Kobe beef just after the clock struck "Y2K" and the grid went dark…
Everything you need to know about Adnan Khashoggi
Info on Khashoggi runs the gamut from the ridiculous to the sinister. To get the serious stuff out of the way first:
"Khashoggi was among a number of prominent Arab businessmen, like Khalid Mahfouz, who agreed to continue what have been described by US intelligence officials as "protection payments" to bin Laden at a meeting in Paris in 1998, said London's Sunday Business Post October 7, 2001.
But there's also a fun side to Adnan's slightly-slimier side…
Back in the early 90’s satirical magazine “Spy” launched an operation to find the world’s cheapest man, and they sent checks for 64 cents to a couple dozen friends of 'The Donald.' Those that cashed the checks got another check from Spy, this one for 32 cents. If they cashed that check they got one for 16 cents.
Adnan Khashoggi was the last man standing. The billionaire cashed a check for 32 cents.
Any quick look at the Saudi arms dealer shows his notoriety stems from more than just singing too loud in church, or mosque, or whatever temple roof he and Imelda Marco huddle underneath together with their personal guru.
Even Khashoggi’s guru has CIA connections, we learned: the vastly rich swami has been under official suspicion in the assassination of Indian Premier Rajiv Ghandi, and was even arrested by Indian police for currency fraud.
Adnan Khashoggi revealed: He is wanted in Thailand, where he was convicted for fraud in absentia; is currently being sued, in a major and well-publicized case in Federal Court in Minneapolis for what may turn out to be criminal fraud; reportedly, he is also currently the subject of a massive investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles.
Add to that the recently declassified American intelligence report from 1991 listing the top 100 drug traffickers and associates. It included lawyers, right-wing paramilitary fighters, a Peruvian rebel commander, a Colombian singer, a pre-dead Pablo Escobar, a pre-jailbird Manuel Noriega… and Adnan Khashoggi.
Well now. No wonder denials of impropriety in accepting money from Khashoggi's business partner John Gray were so quick from so-called 9.11 "Truth Movement" principals.
"I asked John personally about what connection, if any, he has or had with Adnan Khashoggi,” said Toronto talk host Barrie Zwicker. “John satisfied me that he is aware of the anti-life nature of Khashoggi's activities, that he has not associated with him and would never want to, that he was caught up in the aftermath of dirty dealings by Khashoggi and other dot com crooks and in fact was one of their victims.”
The Great 9/11 Bun & Thigh Roller Deception
"A victim of circumstance and “dot com crooks”
Here we do not believe Zwicker is referencing the friendly folks at Pinnacle Quest, a vehicle for international fraudsters endorsed by Michael C. Ruppert on his website. He also provides them a vigorous defense; perhaps he feels cheating widows and orphans reduces population pressure and so is ultimately all to the good.
Ruppert said, “PQI has presented some remarkable information that is totally suppressed in the US. That includes successful treatments for cancer and for many other serious diseases…”
Here we note that self-described “Detective-Journalist” Ruppert has apparently slipped in “Clinician” too, when no one was looking. We pictured Andy Griffith in the con man classic Elmer Gantry.
Some sample quotes about Ruppert’s fraudster friends:
“ Anderson was extradited to the United States a few days ago (December 4, 2002), his brother (Wayne Anderson) was recently sentenced to serve much of the rest of his life in a federal prison, most of his key people have been incarcerated, and his offshore empire has crumbled."
“On March 31, 2002, Global officially went out of business, replaced by Pinnacle Quest, International (PQI). At the official introductory gathering at the Hyatt Hotel in Bellevue… "
"A lawsuit has already been filed against Pinnacle Quest in Arizona.”
"On April 22, 2002, Squaw Valley California residents Terri Yvonne Lewis (42), and Steven Lyle Anderson (37), each pled guilty in US District Court/Fresno to charges related to conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The defendants are children of Wayne Anderson and they were charged with shredding documents and erasing computer files in an effort to thwart a federal grand jury investigation.”
“The reality is that Global, much like Investors International, holds seminars in exotic places where the true believers rally round and sing the system’s praises to new initiates while (more or less) independent hucksters promote their particular schemes to the attendees.”
“North Dakota issued a cease and desist order to keep the company from doing business there.”
“On top of the $1,200 audiotape package, Global members are invited to attend seminars in places like Cancun, Mexico and the Bahamas where independent entrepreneurs pay IGP to make their pitch. The cost of attendance: $6,250. For more than 12 hours a day, the attendees sit through one sales pitch after another for real estate prospects, tax avoidance schemes and high-growth investment opportunities.”
More that 12 hours a day? We wondered if it was one of these things where they won't let you pee.
Ruppert said, “Am I aware that some members of PQI have had criminal charges pressed against them? Absolutely! So have many dedicated patriots and whistleblowers throughout our country's history…”
"The Paul Revere Ponzi Scheme?"
We tried to picture it. It was a little hard. But "9/11 Flim-Flam Man" was an easy image to conjure up.
Ruppert's PQI, with its fresh start to do right this time, has already been in trouble. In U.S. Court proceedings filed in Oklahoma against a former PQI consultant, for example, whose actions were described as being part of "perhaps the largest and most notorious tax fraud scheme in history."
The Massachusetts Securities Commission declared Global Prosperity Group (which was closed down in May last year and "re-opened" the next day as PQI) to be "an illegal pyramid scheme."
They were ordered permanently to cease trading in that state.
PQI sales consultants are in New Zealand promoting a "three-stage educational process," we learned. "First, you buy a set of instructional CDs (cost, $2200). Second, you attend a seminar. The next is in Mexico (cost, $10,800). Then, you attend another seminar on a cruise ship (cost, nearly $26,000). These fees cover entry to the seminar and purchase of the CDs. They do not include airfares, accommodation, food or expenses."
“Pinnacle Quest International (PQI) is a US company that promises to introduce you to "secret companies" that will provide returns of over 100 percent, and teach you how to avoid ever paying tax again. You'll also be in line for some hefty consultant commissions.”
"People like Queen Elizabeth II and Muhammad Ali are involved with PQI. Not many people know this," sales consultants confided.
"As for the secret companies, only the mega-rich have known about them up until now."
Could it all be somehow true?
"The lion will lay down with the lamb…But only one will get back up."
Neither Queen Elizabeth nor Muhammad Ali responded to MadCowMorningNews requests for confirmation of their involvement in secret companies for the mega-rich as touted by PQI. Could they be hiding something? Maybe they just don't want the masses in the cheap seats to know about it…
More likely that the self-appointed "pit-bull of 9/11" & the 'Fearless Leader' of the 9.11 'Truth Movement cadre' is all out of credibility except when hawking secret companies at 9.11 cadre functions, during those odd moments when they're not going all out in search for the real truth.
John Gray’s financing of infomercials touting Zwicker’s new 9-11 documentary were vastly more entertaining that Ruppert’s thoughts on cancer cures, anyway. Greedy People are as endlessly fascinating as their many schemes; those who have just "Gone Puffy" are only good for a laugh if they can also pull off sticking their hand inside their shirt, Napoleon-like.
Canadian talk host Zwicker's laissez faire attitude towards the controversy had a brazen quality that was not altogether unattractive… "John is helping out financially with various aspects of the 9/11 skeptics movement,” Zwicker sniffed. “In my own case there are no gifts. The money has to be paid back."
We try to think the best of people. At least Zwicker wasn't holding forth on curing cancer. In this crowd that's a plus. so we prefer to think his motivation for his new 9.11 infomercial reflects nothing more heinous that a desire to meet "Stop the Insanity's" Susan Powter.
As German author Broeckers said dryly, “That a 9.11 conference of investigators probing to learn the truth about the attack could be funded by the very people supposedly being investigated… came to me as quite a surprise.”
Unlike the droll Broeckers, some writers use a full wind-up first, before throwing their Khashoggi pitch…
“Adnan Khashoggi’s mercenary army of global corporate criminals lives in Mafia mansions, basks in the political limelight, enjoys the privileges of royalty in tyrannical desert dystopias, and sips vodka in the shadow of gleaming Moscow spires,” wrote Alex Constantine. “They are kings, Pentagon officials, priests, S&L thieves, assassins, prostitutes, Nazis, Big Oil executives, metals merchants, New Age cultists, drug barons, boiler-room con artists, mobsters, dictators…and terrorists.”
As Dr. John Gray, "Ph.D." himself might put it: "Wow, what a powerful share."
"John-Boy of Arabia"
Constantine's litany of miscreants form the backbone of the organization we call "Saudi Genesis," whose backing and marketing prowess made John Gray a franchise and a household name, we discovered.
Here's what happened: Men Are From Mars was not an instant hit when it was first published. Almost ten months after its release, Gray’s flagship book had received little acclaim and climbed no best seller lists.
Enter Adnan Khashoggi and lieutenant Ramy El Batrawi, who, we learned, has also used the nom de guerre “Remy Al-Batswani,” while running an air carrier for Khashoggi used in illegal shipments of arms to Iran which was eventually placed on the State Department’s list of “unsavory” companies and barred from doing business with any agency of the U.S. Government. ( link )
"It took a year to get on the best-seller list,” said Jack McKeown, president and publisher of HarperCollins trade group, in an interview.' John Gray is the beneficiary of a turbocharged marketing campaign, in which the author is an active partner.”
So John Gray owes his huge success and resulting fortune to Khashoggi’s “Saudi Genesis,” an intricate web of rapidly changing corporate fronts and dummy corporations with the word “Genesis” in their name, involved in wholesale criminal fraud that looks to be a textbook example of a Continuing Criminal Enterprise.
Saudi money picked up John Gray's book (and Gray himself) and ran with it; creating infomercials that drove sales of until they became a worldwide publishing phenomenon. Michael C. Ruppert and the phony 9/11 'Truth Movement' are defending taking money from owes his fame and success to Saudi money from Adnan Khashoggi, provided through a company incorporated by Barry Seal’s attorney, the same man currently suing us for 'emotional distress.'
No doubt this is just a freak coincidence.
Gray is even alleged to be involved, in papers filed in a major lawsuit in Federal Court in Minneapolis, in the recent $200 million looting the Genesis principals engaged in while on their way out of town. His trading account was used in the scheme, alleges the suit.
But apparently that doesn't make him a close associate of Adnan Khashoggi…not at least for purposes of taking money from him. Not in Michael Ruppert's book. But then proof is something the former detective appears to disdain, as witness his incessant pushing of 9.11 Red herrings from "Bush Knew" to "No Pilots" to "No Planes" to "Peak Oil," his latest "the end of the world as we know it" pulpit-pounder.
"The boys" from Tampa & L.A.
From their base in Tampa Florida, Khashoggi and El Batrawi controlled a network of companies, all using the word “Genesis” in their name. The number of Khashoggi-owned Genesis companies we've found keeps growing. There is, or was, Genesis Aviation, Inc., Genesis Aviation II, Genesis Diversified Investments, Genesis Studio and Production Corp., Genesis Media Group, Genesis Properties, Genesis Intermedia; GenesisIntermedia.com.; Genesis Delaware; Genesis Florida… The list, it do go on. And on.
Versions of the company have traded under a number of stock symbols: GNNX; NTER; BMOO; GMGI; and GENI… What's the purpose? Clearly this is a difficult company to keep track of…exactly the idea. One innocent businessman who had a website mistakenly associated with 'the boys' at "Saudi Genesis" posted this desperate explanation for why he had nothing at all to do with them:
"Over the last several weeks, I have put together these facts:
The Scammers might be related to Genesis Media Group, a subsidiary of GenesisIntermedia Inc. GenesisIntermedia is in financial trouble. See the section below about GenesisIntermedia.
The Scammers have a website of www.familyproductsllc.com which is only an email front, there is no "real" website there. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org which is their published email address. Most persons have not gotten a response.
The Scammers may use the following websites: www.ab-energizer-exercise.com, www.ab-fitness-exercise.com, www.familyproductsllc.com. More information about the owners of these websites follows in this email (Including address and phone numbers).
The Scammers may use the following phone numbers: 1-800-457-0825, 1-800-801-6130, 1-888-602-7878, 1-818-902-4100 fax: 123 123 1234, 1-888-255-2525…"
“The proof is in the patterns! And so are the trading profits!”
The "Saudi Genesis" companies specialized in marketing to the masses, through infomercials and on the internet. Everything from Plastic Surgeons Crème to ab-energizers to fraudulent get rich quick schemes like “Trade Your Way to Riches,” created after Ramy El-Batrawi of Genesis approached Jake Bernstein at a seminar in Burbank, California about the possibility of marketing Bernstein's futures trading products through the creation of an infomercial.
Jake Bernstein billed himself as the world's foremost authority on pattern recognition and cycles and author of over 25 trading books. (He must be pretty good at recognizing when its time to leave town, at least, cause he hasn't gone to prison recently.( Bernstein website ) "Jake found an easier way to get rich. Instead of trading futures he would trade on investor gullibility," wrote a whistleblower.
Bernstein starred in an infomercial that aired on 400 TV stations, hyping a video course called Trade Your Way to Riches. A farmer named Harold Henkel told viewers how well Bernstein's approach has worked for him.
Henkel later admitted he lost money trading using Bernstein's products. We hope his “endorsement fee” made up for it.
Critics were unkind to Jake. “There's one born every minute. Seasonal Suckers is the cold truth about Jake Bernstein's futures theories.”
"Jake Bernstein has a lousy record trading futures but has made plenty trading on investor gullibility"
The boys at Genesis Intermedia made out like bandits.
The C’mon Back Scandal Revisited
And then there's the Genesis Communications Network. There's actually two of them, seemingly unrelated, but they're so extremely similar in the fraud department to each other and to "Saudi Genesis" that the relationship appears strongly familial. We're still uncertain as to how close they all are; kissing cousins, at the very least.
The first GCN is a so-called "patriot" network hosting Alex Jones and Dave Van Kliest, the, ah, the individual fronting for the latest See the Flash extravaganza, advertisements for which are spamming the Internet at a rate that must be causing concern among conservationists of our digital landscape of '1's and ' 0's.'
VanKliest is our pick for Disinfotainer of the Year… an especial honor, considering that there was some fierce competition. Of course, "See the Flash Dave" from the powerhour, like Alex Jones, is part of the GENESIS Communications Network. ( gcnlive.com ) ( genesis radio hosts )
He reminds us of Tattoo from Fantasy Island, pointing and shouting “De Plane! De Plane!”
When we fingered this checkered crew in last week's story for involvement in what we termed the “C’mon back scandal,” we hadn't meant it literally… So we clearly underestimated them, because they’re not above personally getting behind the wheel when the opportunity arises to “to back up a truck.”
They're involved in an internecine scandal, documented on the web at some length by “Christians” for whom time must hang heavy during the long Montana winter… "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15," their screed began.
“Christian Media has repeatedly sought to expose the treachery at the Genesis Communications Network…They stole their original equipment from another patriot network named Republic Radio. Fraudulently claiming they had purchased the network, the management of Genesis literally backed up a U-Haul, and loaded up the broadcasting equipment while the rightful owner was out of town!”
Lily Tomlin, Prophetess of Our Times, said, “No matter how cynical I get I just can’t keep up.”
Welcome Back to “Honk-if-You-Love-Jesus World.”
GCN programming “broadly ranges from provocative politics to gardening, health and pop culture, and targets specific audiences with useful guidelines for surviving & prospering in an increasingly complex and challenging political and socio-economic environment."
The Exec VP at Genesis Communications Network in Minnesota is Michael@midasreport.com ( Midas Report ) We noticed the address at the bottom. Mike with the “Midas Touch” shares the same address as another website called "BRIDGES FOR PEACE," where you can "VISIT ISRAEL WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR COMPUTER."
Bridges For Peace is a Jerusalem-based, Bible-believing Christian organization supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews worldwide through education and practical deeds expressing God's love and mercy…
Whatever these people think they’re doing its clear their mind is on only one thing: TAKING THE RUBES FOR A RIDE. WARNING: The following links should not be clicked on by anyone with difficulty metabolizing sugar, or who are allergic to gagging…
Take a peek at Larry, for example.
“Larry James – Internet secrets revealed! Larry reveals what he considers to be the most important key to shameless self-promotion on the Internet. This article has loads of shameless examples! This article appears in the book, "Confessions of Shameless Internet Promoters" by Debbie Allen. Now available in Larry's Book Store in the Author/Speaker Section.”
We appreciated that they didn't make a cheap buck commercializing the 9.11 tragedy in every sentence. Just in every other sentence…
"Midas Resources has a fully trained team of professionals with decades of experience in the coin and metal markets. We are here to assist you and to provide you with personal service and attention. We specialize in U.S. semi-numismatic coins. Coins of historical significance to collectors that derive a substantial portion of their value from their underlying gold or silver value…The new U.S. $20 dollar bill contains hidden pictures of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks!”
We like a Masonic message with our gold coins. It shows imagination. It reminds us of a documentary author Jim Marrs proposed we work on with him, which he said was about a hospital in New Mexico haunted by ghosts…
Before we could pass, he threw in the kicker: "But not just any ghosts. Ghosts of Aliens!”
The weird thing about the second Genesis Communications Network–in Florida–is that it doesn't appear that any of their listed websites were real websites. They look like ghost websites…Most have no links to them… at all. Some look like commerce sites, but they don’t appear to sell ‘nothin to nobody.’
They reminded us of a fake street front at Universal Studios Check a few out, then click the Alexa tag.
They were like website “Ghost ships.”
It was spooky. And then we read something about the Genesis Communications Network in Florida that made out heart grow cold… or at least cold-er.
In the July 23, 2001 South Florida Business Journal was a story called “Florida's tech leader under investigation.”
“The state's chief information officer is under investigation for grand theft. Roy Thomas Cales Jr., 39, has been accused of using a forged letter to obtain a loan from the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Tallahassee on which he later defaulted,” the story started. The story said, “Cales was on a Latin American trade mission trip with Gov. Jeb Bush and was not available to discuss the investigation.”
We got a picture of "trade mission" that looked like a couple of guys bringing girls back to the hotel. But then, we're not trained Remote Viewers. But we saw something much more serious.
“Cales had complete decision-making authority over what kind of computers each state agency purchases, who gets hired to take care of them and what they do with them.”
The next line made some sense of the 2000 Presidential Election in Florida: “The current investigation on Cales is not his first brush with the law.”
“When Bush was elected Florida's governor in 1998, he vowed his administration would bring honesty, integrity and truthfulness to state government. A key aspect of that quest has been the use of technology, such as the state's MyFlorida.com Web site, to provide full information to the public.
“The point person behind the effort had been Cales, whom Bush has publicly referred to as his "chief tech dude."
“Point dude” had full authority as the state’s chief information officer to do pretty much anything he wanted. In a controversy surrounding a fishy no-bid computer sales, newspapers around Florida reported that EMC2, a Boston-based computer company, had sold $4.3 million in computer equipment to three state agencies without having to go through competitive bidding. Financing for the deals at all three agencies, it turned out, was worked out by Cales.
We really really really wanted to know if they’d used the computers in the states’ election efforts…
But we were frankly too afraid to find out to read further. Everybody has their limits. We’d just reached ours.
SEE THE FLASH! THIS PICTURE JUST IN! SEE THE FLASH!
Like the attack itself, the story of the secret network involved in a coordinated and apparently government-sponsored cover up of the 9/11 attack sprawls across the widest canvas imaginable.
“It involves a fugitive arms dealer, two convicted drug dealers (one reportedly murdered by a Colombian cocaine hit squad), the CIA, and golden oldie (operatives) from the Iran/Contra scandal,” wrote business journalist extraordinaire Christopher Byron in an article about Genesis called “Kiosks, Cocaine, and Khashoggi.”
Its a succinct summation, and we’d be tempted to let it stand, except to mention added elements including, the Power Hour, the Solar Temple, the Heaven’s Gate cult, dozens and dozens of shell corporations and dummy front companies…
Start with this scene from the Heaven’s Gate story. The world first learned something was amiss with Hale Bopp on the Art Bell Show. A beautiful and fiery display in the heavens, Hale Bopp was wowing all…
Then one evening in November the Art Bell program received a call from Chuck Schramek, an amateur astronomer from Houston, home of John Gray. Schramek said he’d been "imaging" the comet with his telescope and a camera, and had taken a photo of what appeared to be another body close to the comet with a "ring like" form.
Schramek called it a "Saturn Like Object.” The frenzy began.
People wondered: “What on earth could that Saturn-like image be to the right of the comet?”
Following Schramek as a guest on Bell's show was Professor Courtney Brown — a tenured political science professor at Emory University in Atlanta, author of a book called "Cosmic Voyage," and president and owner of Farsight Institute, a company specializing in "scientific remote viewing."
Their remote viewers had found the mysterious "companion" object to be larger than Earth, hollow and "under intelligent control" — a kind of planetary spaceship hitching a ride on the comet.
Now people really wondered. But we discovered that Prof. Brown may have been experiencing something of a "personal crisis" at the time, when we found this quote he’d spoken the year before in a profile…
“Following the discovery of life on Mars, Professor Courtney Brown of Emory University, Atlanta, has revealed that civilization there is dying, so the aliens have established an underground colony in New Mexico,” the piece read.
"All the prestige I've got is resting on whether there is anything in this," Brown revealed. "I'd be crazy if I went public without being certain."
A Mello Yellow Mars & Venus
For ourselves, we wish he'd held that thought somewhat longer. Because when Brown appeared again on Bell's program, he brought along Prudence Calabrese, his 'assistant,' who told Bell's audience that a well-known astrophysicist at a "top ten university" had sent Brown information confirming Farsight's remote-viewing results.
This astrophysicist, she went on, had taken several hundred photographs of the luminous object, which was not only real, but emanating "unambiguous radio signals."
More significantly, the unnamed gentleman from the prestigious university planned to hold a press conference in a week to announce his findings. Meanwhile, he’d sent three rolls of undeveloped film, one of which had "very good astronomical photographs," in Calabrese's estimation.
This is where it gets really interesting. Calabrese today heads a commercial venture called Transdimensional Systems in—where else—San Diego.
She claims to have been part of the CIA's onetime effort to learn more about the Soviets via extrasensory perception (ESP), in a project channeled through (or by) California's formidable Stanford Research Institute. But guess what’s she’s doing now?
If you said “Protecting the Homeland in the fight against terrorism” you could probably get a job there yourself… Or at least a gig working for the San Diego FBI, which retained the services of her firm's 14 employees to assist their efforts to guess where the terrorists will strike next.
This required, she told reporters, "thinking out of the box."
So that's three people in our story making their way in the world with the help of the San Diego FBI: The Unnamed Saudi, our Iranian friend Sam the Sham, and a woman who can see things a really really loooooog ways off. This is a curious crew, and makes one wonder what can be gleaned from it about the San Diego FBI's criterion for employment.
Fast forward: The mysterious astronomer never turned up. The photos turned out fake. A cleverly manipulate photo taken from the university of Hawaii website, reversed and rotated to conceal its origin. And according to a sci fi zine called Ansible, Schramek had used his tech skills for hoaxes before.
“The thing is, Charles Schramek and I went to high school together,” said Gregory Frost. “We occasionally cooked up batches of helium, filled dry cleaner bags with it, attached pie tins containing flares to the bottoms, then sent the bags off into the night….we would call the local airport and report having sighted UFOs. Now and then, especially when other people saw our little flare balloons and called in, too, we made the local papers.”
"I was on hand on one occasion when he ran his voice through a filter that made him sound like Sonar the Warp Master while he communicated with some gullible ham radio operators elsewhere. Chuck convinced a whole flock of them that he was a space alien from Venus.”
Chuck was an inveterate prankster, a ham radio operator, and deviously technological. Just like John Gray, who’d called himself a computer programmer at one time. We wondered if they knew each other. We're pretty sure 'mum's the word' with Gray; and Schramek is dead and can't tell us, either, unless we can cough up enough money for a Ouiji board.
Said his high school buddy: “He told us one night that he had pulled a great prank on a neighbor who numbered among the believers by dressing all in black and wrapping his head in aluminum foil, then peering into the windows of the neighbor's house. So when I discovered that the UFO dogging comet Hale-Bopp had been photographed by one Charles Schramek, and that this "discovery" was making a splash in national news, I had a lot of trouble sitting upright for awhile.”
“Chuck was the only person I ever knew who'd actually tried smoking banana peels. It gave him a headache.”
This was the final straw. Maybe we’d just see too much for one day. We'd slipped on an electrical banana peel on the way to the Level Above Human, and fallen, and now we can’t get up.
We wondered idly if “The Clapper” was a Khashoggi deal. It probably doesn’t matter…
There is no fiction to match these times. We've all been Overtaken by Events.
It was time to turn on television.
“Disturbed by what it takes just to prepare the evening meal?”
"See the Flash? How 'bout Now? See it Now?"