December 26, 2007
U.S. foreign policy consistently thwarted any independence movements in Southeast Asia by claiming that it endangered our “national security.” Meanwhile they backed governments and armies that engaged in profitable drug trafficking. In addition to U.S. interference in Viet Nam as early as 1945, top brass at the Pentagon suggested that soldiers and bombers be sent to western Laos in 1959. Secret military plans stated that the U.S. government was prepared to use nuclear weapons for these military operations. Perhaps this is the reason the U.S. refused to sign the Declaration on the Prohibition of the Use of Thermo-Nuclear Weapons in 1961.
Biological and chemical weapons were banned on June 17, 1925 at the Geneva Convention and entered into force on February 8, 1928. However, under Operation Ranch Hand, from 1961 to 1971, the U.S., in a historically unprecedented level of chemical warfare, abhorrent when utilized by others, began a full-scale “defoliation” project in Viet Nam. Defoliation, simply stated, is chemical genocide. The U.S. indiscriminately sprayed 19,395,369 gallons of poisonous herbicide over 6,465,123 acres and 30,305 square miles (1981 figures). Aircraft, hand sprayers, trucks, helicopters and boats were used for the “defoliation” of the forests and the inhumane destruction of food crops and their distribution. Monsanto’s profitable Agent Orange contains dioxin, one of the most toxic substances ever produced, an irremovable chemical that accumulates in the body of animals and humans. 
Recently released Department of Defense records indicate that the extent of the contamination and concentration was far greater than previously thought. Viet Nam is the site of the “world’s largest dioxin contamination.” “At least 2.1 million and as many as 4.8 million people were directly sprayed.” South Vietnamese forces continued using the toxic chemicals until 1975. In addition to objectives in North Viet Nam, areas in Laos and Cambodia were also targeted. Our military used 27 times more herbicide than typical domestic applications, used to prevent weed growth.
“The vestigial effects of chemical warfare poisoning continue to plague the health of adult Vietnamese (and ex-GIs) while causing escalated birth defects. Samples of soil, water, food and body fat of Vietnamese citizens continue to reveal dangerously elevated levels of dioxin to the present day.” Dioxin accumulates as it moves up the food chain. An animal or fish will have a higher concentration than the plants they have consumed.  Dioxin exposure results in high infant mortality, congenital malformation, miscarriages, and premature birth. Compare this to the horrific incidences of the same kind in Afghanistan and Iraq from the current atrocities of radioactive depleted uranium. While the U.S. government has minimally compensated some U.S. veterans and their affected children, they have yet to compensate their victims in Viet Nam, Korea, or anywhere else. In Viet Nam, new generations of Agent Orange victims number at least a million people including fifty thousand children. 
Ngo Dinh Diem, South Viet Nam’s ruthless puppet dictator, behaved according to the Power Elite Playbook. He replaced the constitution that Ho Chi Minh had proposed for a united Viet Nam. Ho’s was virtually a carbon copy of America’s constitution. Dictator Diem’s included Article 98 which prohibited freedom of the press, free speech and other liberties – claiming that these despotic measures would ensure greater security. His Order 46 stated: “Individuals considered dangerous to the national defense and common security may be confined by executive order to a concentration camp.” Buddhist monks (those who didn’t immolate themselves in protest) and nuns were considered especially dangerous; hundreds were imprisoned.
By 1963, the U.S. already had 16,300 military “advisors” in the south and wanted to increase that number. Diem must have resisted! Therefore, he was eliminated and replaced by a more cooperative “leader.” Instead of a bloodless, Kennedy-approved military coup, Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother were assassinated on November 1, 1963 on the instructions of the very elite W. Averell Harriman (CFR, Marshall Plan Administrator), who deftly managed American policy (behind the scenes) for Viet Nam. CIA operative, E. Howard Hunt, faked cables in an attempt to implicate Kennedy in Ngo Dinh Diem’s assassination. 
Another minion, McGeorge Bundy (Skull & Bones), was National Security Advisor to both Kennedy and Johnson. His brother William P. Bundy (Skull & Bones), a chief architect of the Viet Nam War, coauthored the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. Later William Bundy was a part-time columnist for Newsweek, rotating with George Ball (Bilderberg, CFR, Under Secretary of State – Johnson administration, Lehman Brothers) and Zbigniew Brzezinski (CFR, Trilateral Commission). At the request of CFR Chairman, David Rockefeller, William Bundy served as editor or the CFR magazine Foreign Affairs from 1972 to 1984. The U.S. government and the media was/is infested and contaminated with parasitic Power Elite agents from the top down!
The other principal, John F. Kennedy, also balked and couldn’t be sold on a full scale “intervention.” Rather, he wanted to withdraw troops. He distrusted the CIA, an “above-the-law organization devoted to protecting the interests of Wall Street. He had caught the Agency in numerous lies regarding an invasion of Cuba, and had lost all confidence in them. Attacking a sovereign nation is against international law and Kennedy was concerned about international repercussions over such an unprovoked attack. The CIA, taking orders from the Power Elite, proceeded with the “Bay of Pigs” anyway. Kennedy fired the CIA Director, Allen Dulles, on June 28, 1961. He then signed National Security Action Memoranda, NSAM 55 and NSAM 57 which stripped the CIA of all power. Kennedy also rejected Lyman L. Lemnitzer’s (CFR, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) Operation Northwoods, the 1962 Department of Defense’s terrorist plan against Cuba.
Operation Northwoods was written in response to a request from the Chief of the Cuba Project, Col. Edward Lansdale, Dulles’ top-notch terrorist in Viet Nam who helped set up the puppet government in Saigon, disseminated propaganda for the Catholic’s mass exodus (adequately filmed to support the claim that people were fleeing communism) and participated in the dreaded Phoenix Program, a CIA torture operation directed by William Colby (CFR), the Chief of Station in Saigon. That program alone killed as many as 70,000 civilians who were even remotely “suspected of being part of the political leadership of the Viet Cong.”
Three-fourths of South Viet Nam was a “free fire zone” which “justified the murder of virtually anyone in thousands of villages in those vast areas. At the time, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara (CFR, Bilderberg) cited a 1967 memo in which he estimated the number of Vietnamese civilians killed or seriously injured by U.S. forces at 1000 per week.”
So, in the same month and same year, two national leaders were assassinated: Diem on November 1 and Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Those who challenge the Power Elite and their associates in their exploitations of third world countries automatically become a threat to “national security.”  Johnson, Kennedy’s obedient replacement, escalated the war through the false-flag Tonkin Bay attack. He endorsed Eisenhower’s (CFR) devised Domino Theory. Kennedy had, for a time, also.
Despite efforts by the National Security Agency, recently declassified documents were released through the National Archives (December 1, 2005). Documents confirm that there was no second attack on U.S. ships in Tonkin on August 4, 1964. On August 2, 1964, North Vietnamese torpedo boats attacked the USS Maddox “under questionable circumstances.” It may actually have been lightening! Intelligence was “skewed” with false documents of a second attack on August 4, 1964 which was used to persuade Congress to approve a retaliatory response. Evidence of this skewed intelligence was available in 2001.
In 1970, sky high infra-red sensors, developed by Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), an arm of the Pentagon were tested in Viet Nam. These sensors could detect individuals on the ground. This was the beginning of the government’s satellite surveillance. This technology is selectively beneficial – for government use against citizens. Did the 9/11 commission, staffed by Power Elite minions, evaluate any satellite evidence?
Colby assumed the job of Executive Director of CIA in 1971 and was called to testify before Congress that same year. He cooperated with Congress in an effort to save the Agency but his testimony damaged the CIA’s image. Other insiders felt that the CIA should not be subject to congressional intrusion. Colby became CIA Director in 1973 when James Schlesinger (CFR) became Secretary of Defense. Gerald Ford (CFR, Bilderberg, Master Mason, Warren Commission), the nation’s first unelected vice president and president,* as incoming president, reorganized on November 4, 1975. He fired Colby (who later died under suspicious circumstances) and replaced him with George H. W. Bush (Skull & Bones, Bohemian Grove, CFR Director) at the suggestion of Machiavellian minion Henry Kissinger (CFR Director 1977-1981, Bohemian Grove, Bilderberger, Trilateral Commission, National Security Advisor 1969-1975, and Secretary of State (September 22, 1973 – January 20, 1977).
Ford appointed Bush as CIA Director during a very crucial time. The House Select Committee on Assassinations was investigating CIA-FBI links to the murders of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Countless witnesses were conveniently murdered just before their scheduled appearances to testify. Ford, while on the Warren Commission, secretly reported to FBI Director Hoover on Commission activities. According to declassified files, Ford admitted that he instructed the Warren Commission to move Kennedy’s back wound up by several inches. Gerald Ford and Arlen Specter, another member of the Commission, were the cover-up architects and promoted the implausible single bullet theory.
Ford also fired James Schlesinger and replaced him with Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld (CFR, Bilderberg), the Prince of Poison. Rumsfeld’s deputy, Richard B. Cheney (former CFR Director, Trilateral Commission), moved up as Chief of Staff.
As further CIA atrocities were revealed, a commission headed by the unelected Vice President Nelson Rockefeller (appointed to V.P. by the unelected Ford) was called to investigate in 1975. He was recommended by Henry Kissinger. Naturally, the CIA was cleared of all wrong doing – their considerable crimes were/are carried out for our “national interests.”  The Power Elite control all commissions and tribunals where they can protect each other, conceal and/or dismiss evidence, suppress witnesses, and incarcerate and quickly kill opponents who could offer conflicting testimony. “Knowledge is power. Secrecy insures that knowledge and power are controlled by those controlling the secrets. If crimes remain secret, there is no punishment, just rewards.”
Senseless slaughter and destruction continued in Viet Nam until the alleged cease fire agreement on August 14, 1973 when the southern capital of Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. Young men were slaughtered by the South Vietnamese army, a skeleton crew, whose members reported in once a month to sign a pay voucher so “the colonel could pocket the money.” Half of the remaining helicopters, compliments of U.S. taxpayers, were used to transport heroin. Repression and corruption was rampant. Those who could leave, about three million, fled the country. In April 1975, South Viet Nam formally surrendered to North Viet Nam.
Elections in 1956, as stipulated at Geneva but rejected by the U.S., would have been easier but that wasn’t the Power Elite goal – kill as many people in the third world as possible, including the apolitical – those labeled communists but unable to even define the word. Apparently, according to Washington, the only good communist is a dead communist which is reminiscent of a statement attributed to General Phillip Sheridan: The only good Indian is a dead Indian.” So it is tolerable to kill a few million people, as long as they are branded communists (or terrorists or savages); people are killed, in our name, for our “national security,” simply because they have the misfortune of living in resource-rich areas.
At the completion of the Cold War Viet Nam experiment there was a series of secretive “peace” conferences in Paris. Henry Kissinger met with Viet Nam’s Le Duc Tho over a period of two years. Kissinger, a “genocidist” and “noted war criminal” won the Nobel Peace Prize (1973) along with Viet Nam’s Le Duc Tho who rejected the award stating that there was no peace in his country.
Amazing hypocrisy – Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize after Viet Nam and the precedent-setting secret bombing of neutral Cambodia over a four year period of time, “to protect Americans in Vietnam. Since October 1970 the Congress had included in every military appropriation bill a proviso expressly forbidding bombing in Cambodia except for that purpose.” Nixon and Kissinger, along with John Negroponte ** (Kissinger aide, officer in charge of Vietnam at the National Security Council) arranged a chaos-creating government coup in Cambodia in March 1970. Generating further resentment, the U.S. installed Lon Nol who collected millions in U.S. economic aid. He declared himself Chief of State, Prime Minister and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces after he disbanded the Assembly in October 1971 in order to declare emergency rule. He then permitted the U.S. to carpet bomb Cambodia. Lon Nol retired to Hawaii on April 1, 1975 with a half million dollars, compliments of the American taxpayers. What followed? – Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, the killing fields, the liquidation of the middle class, famine, the destruction of the economy and concentration camps.
From those Indochina experiments, the Kissinger of Death, Henry, on behalf of President Nixon, oversaw the drafting by the National Security Council of the deadly depopulation plan beginning with Memorandum 200, to that Council dated April 24, 1974 and declassified February 8, 2007. The results: The National Security Study Memorandum, NSSM 200, Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests dated December 10, 1974 which was adopted as official U.S. policy on November 26, 1975 with Memorandum 314 by President Ford. It has not been rescinded. It was declassified in 1990 under George H. W. Bush when the “American public had grown more tolerant of covert activities overseas.”
“The purpose of population control was to serve the U.S. strategic, economic, and military interest” at the expense of the developing third world or Lesser Developed Countries (LDCs). This plan claims that their population growth was/is detrimental and a grave threat to U.S. “national security” in four ways: 1. Large nations may gain “political power.” 2. The U.S. and its allies need the “strategic materials” from those countries. 3. A high birth rate means more young people “who are more likely than older people to challenge global power structures.” 4. “Population growth in relatively-disadvantaged countries jeopardizes U.S. investments.”  
The Population plan was initially implemented by Brent Scowcroft (CFR, Vice-Chairman Kissinger Associates), National Security Advisor under Ford from 1974-1977 and George H. W. Bush from 1989-1993. CIA Director George H. W. Bush (November 1975 to January 1977) was to assist Scowcroft. Scowcroft co-authored A World Transformed with George H. W. Bush. In addition to the National Security Advisor, the Secretaries of the Departments of State, Treasury (destroy the economy), Defense (kill the citizens), and Agriculture (destroy food) are responsible for executing the plan. Each administration determines its own strategy for depopulating the planet. Need we even ask how the current Bush administration is executing the plan in the Middle East?
Notes: * Dec. 6, 1973: Confirmed as vice president after resignation of Spiro Agnew. Aug. 9, 1974: Becomes president after resignation of Richard Nixon, a reward for his participation in the Warren Commission cover-up? Sept. 8, 1974: Gives Nixon an unconditional pardon.
** Ambassador to Iraq (2004-2005); Director of National Intelligence (2005-2007) “The nomination is controversial because, as the Los Angeles Times reports, “While ambassador to Honduras from 1981-85, Negroponte directed the secret arming of Nicaragua’s Contra rebels and is accused by human rights groups of overlooking-if not overseeing-a CIA-backed Honduran death squad during his tenure.” Additionally, “He also helped orchestrate a secret deal later known as Iran-Contra to send arms through Honduras to help the Contras overthrow the Sandinista government.” Negroponte is currently Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s Deputy. More background
1, United States War Crimes by Lenora Foerstel and Brian Willson, January 26, 2002, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)
2, Figures from William A. Buckingham Jr., Operation Ranch Hand; The Air Force and Herbicides in Southeast Asia, 1961-1971, Washington D.C., Office of the Air Force Historian, 1981. Noted in Peter Dale Scott’s Drugs Oil and War, The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina, page 15
3, The Case of Agent Orange, by Michael G. Palmer, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Volume: 29. Issue: 1, 2007, Page 172+. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)
5, The History Of Agent Orange Use In Vietnam An Historical Overview From The Veteran’s Perspective, 2002
6, United States War Crimes by Lenora Foerstel and Brian Willson, January 26, 2002, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)
7, The Case of Agent Orange, by Michael G. Palmer, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Volume: 29. Issue: 1, 2007, Page 172+. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)
8, United States War Crimes by Lenora Foerstel and Brian Willson, January 26, 2002, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)
10, The Case of Agent Orange, by Michael G. Palmer, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Volume: 29. Issue: 1, 2007, Page 172+. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)
11, The Promotion of Catholic Totalitarianism
12, Kennedy: The George Bush Connection by Mark Turner
13, William Bundy
14, William P. Bundy Papers
15, History of the CFR, Consensus Endangered
16, The Secret History of the CIA by Joseph J. Trento, pages 327-341
17, The Secret Team, The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World By L. Fletcher Prouty Col., U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Chapter 22
18, United States War Crimes by Lenora Foerstel and Brian Willson, January 26, 2002, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)
20, America Betrayed, by R. Joseph, University Press, pg. 110
21, TV Interview with President Johnson in which Johnson Endorses the Domino Theory, 15 March 1964, Public Papers of The Presidents, Johnson, 1963-64, p. 370
22, American Experience, Viet Nam Online, Transcript
23, Vietnam Study, Casting Doubts, Remains Secret, October 31, 2005
24, The Shocking Menace Of Satellite Surveillance by John Fleming
25, Gerald Ford – Warren Commission Kennedy Assassination Cover-up
26, Howard Zinn on War, pgs. 52-54
27, America Betrayed, by R. Joseph, University Press, pg. 104
28, The Secret Wars Of The CIA: by John Stockwell, A lecture given in October, 1987
30, Nobel Hypocrisy, Peace Prize Awards to War Criminals by Stephen Lendman, Global Research, October 18, 2007
31, Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon, and the Destruction of Cambodia by William Shawcross, pg. 277
32, Ibid, pg. 229
33, Ibid, pgs. 357-358
34, What is NSSM 200 “Population Control” by Kissinger?, December 15, 2004
35, National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM 200) – April 1974
36, National Security Study Memorandum, NSSM 200
37, What is NSSM 200 “Population Control” by Kissinger?, December 15, 2004
38, Bush UN Choice Faces a Fight By Maggie Farley and Norman Kempster, Los Angeles Times, March 26, 2001
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Deanna Spingola has been a quilt designer and is the author of two books. She has traveled extensively teaching and lecturing on her unique methods. She has always been an avid reader of non-fiction works designed to educate rather than entertain. She is active in family history research and lectures on that topic. Currently she is the director of the local Family History Center. She has a great interest in politics and the direction of current government policies, particularly as they relate to the Constitution.
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