By now I'm sure many of you are aware that Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, officially died on March 5, 2013. Much of the past decade plus Chavez was a major bogeyman for any number of conservative Western policymakers. Certainly his efforts to revive OPEC as a political force didn't gain many friends amongst the Western oil cartel while the success of many of his economic reforms set a bad president in the era of neo-liberalism. In many ways Chavez was the poster child for a growing number of South American nations (and beyond) that have grown disillusioned with the "US consensus" and are looking for a way out.
And that is precisely what made him dangerous to the cryptocracy: He had flaunted the US consensus in a highly public manner and was succeeding his efforts to a certain extent. Thus, Chavez would be a natural target for elimination by the US intelligence community and their vassals. But more on that in a moment. For now, let us address the curious twilight language surrounding this event.
The date of March 5 has gained much significance in recent decades. In 1770 it witnessed the legendary Boston Massacre, an event often cited as a trigger for the American Revolution. In 1933 on this date Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a bank holiday, the first step towards his controversial Emergency Banking Act (which barred US citizens from owning gold, among other things), a long time obsession of the conspiratorial right. Also on this date Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party received over 49% of the vote in the Reichstag elections, an event the paved the way for them to establish a dictatorship around Hitler.
In 1946 Winston Churchill would usher his infamous "Iron Curtain" phrase on this day. Precisely 14 years later Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took the iconic image of Che Guevara. six years after that BOAC Flight 911 crashed into Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124 people. In 1974, in the midst of the Yom Kippur War, Israeli forces withdrew to the West Bank of the Suze Canal on March 5. Exactly 29 years after that incident a Hamas suicide bomber killed 17 Israeli civilians in Haifa, an incident known as the Haifa bus 37 massacre.
Needless to say, March 5 has seen more than its fair of bloodshed. Naturally, there is some numerical significance to this day. March is the third month of the year, and three is highly significant in numerology and the occult.
"The triad --3 --is the first number actually odd (monad had not always been considered a number). It is the first equilibrium of unity; therefore, Pythagoras said that Apollo gave oracles from a tripod, and advised offer of libation three times. The keywords to the qualities of the triad are friendship, peace, justice, prudence, piety, temperance, and virtue... This number is called wisdom, because men organize the present, forsee the future, and benefit by the experiences of the past. It is cause of wisdom and understanding. The triad is the number of knowledge --music, geometry, and astronomy, and the science of these celestials and terrestrials. Pythagoras taught that the cube of this number had the power of the lunar circle."The number five is also very symbolic.
(The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Manly P. Hall, pgs. 216-217)
"The number five derives its symbolism in first place from the fact that is the sum of the first even and odd number (2+3 = 5) and secondly because it is the centre of the first nine numbers. It is a sign of marriage (the Pythagorean 'nuptial' number) as well as being the number of the centre, of harmony and of balance. It is therefore the number governing sacred marriages between the principles of Heaven (two) and the Earth other (three).
"Furthermore, it is the symbol of the human being, which, with arms outstretched in the shape of a cross, appears to comprise five parts, two arms, two legs and head and body, the latter sheltering the heart. It is also a symbol of the universe, its two axes, vertical and horizontal, passing through the same centre; of order and perfection; and, lastly, of the will of God, which can only desire order and perfection."
(Dictionary of Symbols, Jean Chevalier & Alain Gheerbrant, pg. 385)
Finally, there's the year of Chavez's death: 2013. In other words, we have an appearance of the number 13, which even the layman knows is littered with symbolism.
"From Classical antiquity, the number thirteen has been regarded as unlucky. During a procession, Philip of Macedon set his own statue among those of the twelve great Olympian gods and was assassinated shortly afterwards in the theatre.
"Thirteen persons, Christ and his apostles, celebrated the Last Supper. The Kabbalah lists thirteen spirits of evil. The thirteenth chapter of the Book of Revelations is that describing Anti Christ and the Beast.
"And yet, in Classical antiquity, the thirteenth member of a group was regarded as the most powerful and the most exalted. Such is true of Zeus among the twelve Olympians, among whom he sits or whom he leads, making a thirteenth who, according to Plato and to Ovid, is distinguished by his higher standing from the rest. Odysseus was the thirteenth member of his crew and escaped being eaten by the Cyclops...
"The thirteenth major arcanum of the Tarot, Death, does not mean an end, but a fresh start after the completion of the cycle - 13 equals 12+1 - and to this, generally speaking, the number would correspond. It does, however, carry with it the pejorative hint of being less a completely fresh birth than starting the same thing all over again. It would, for example, stand for Sisyphus' unceasing efforts to roll the rock to the top of the hill or the cask which the Danaids could never filled to the brim."
(ibid, pgs. 988-989)
Certainly the association of death with the number thirteen is most apt. Conversely, three is typically associated with knowledge (specifically the divine kind) while five deals with order and balance. I suppose there are any number of US intelligence assets out there who believe the Chavez's death will bring certain kind of order and balance to global affairs, though certainly not one that will benefit the masses of humanity.
And that brings us to the possibility that Chavez's death was not a natural occurrence, but an assassination. This is a possibility that was being raised by Venezuela Vice President Nicolas Maduro hours before Chavez died. MSNBC reports:
"Hours before Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died, his second-in-command accused enemies of giving him cancer and announced the expulsion of two U.S. diplomats for an alleged plot to destabilize the government.
"'There's no doubt that Commandante Chavez's health came under attack by the enemy,' Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in an address to the nation from the presidential palace.
"'The old enemies of our fatherland looked for a way to harm his health,' according to Maduro, drawing a parallel to the illness and 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, which some supporters blamed on poisoning by Israeli agents.
"He said a special commission would investigate how Chavez, 58, ended up with the unspecified cancer that months of chemotherapy and radiation and four surgeries failed to tame."
"State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said in a statement it was 'absurd' to suggest that the U.S. was somehow involved in Chavez's illness."
The policy line being expounded by the State Department is the same one the allegedly independent media is running with. After all, the prospect that the United States would assassinate someone via cancer is surely ridiculous, right? And yet, the CIA (under the auspices of Project MK-ULTRA) would indeed investigate such possibilities in the 1950s.
"The MKULTRA program also explored cancer and experimented with various techniques for ' inducing cancer.' One 1954 document concerns research into methylcholanhrene, a chemical compound that the CIA claimed ' is now recognized as probably the most potent known carcinogen in the production of tumors of various types.' The document continues:
If this hydrocarbon can be produced in the laboratory by chemical transformation of normal constituents of the human organism, it is possible that the substance may arise in the body through a process of normal metabolism -- and initiate cancer.
"Another related CIA document outlines a project to evaluate methods of manipulating carcinogenic variables, including stress:
The research to be undertaken during the 12 months period will be devoted to an analysis of the neural and endocrine mechanism of stress and the chemical agents that influence it... Chemical agents that have been found active and within a suitable toxicity range will be subjected to clinical screening on appropriate patients, the initial screening being carried out as heretofore on advanced cancer patients. The amount of money devoted to chemical synthesis will be much reduced and chemical compounds available from various sources as well as those synthesized in the project will be screened. As heretofore any agents which prove of interest in cancer will be subjected to further evaluation both on transplanted animal tumors and on cancer patients. This cancer phase of the project will be considered a byproduct of the major objectives, which will be directed to the problem of stress.
(A Terrible Mistake, H.P. Albarelli, pgs. 292-293)
Keep in mind that this research was from the 1950s. If indeed advances have been made then cancer would represent one of the most effective (as well as one of the cruelist) ways of eliminating the opposition -- after all, it can theoretically strike anyone at any time and survival is always difficult and painful. Considering how many feathers Chavez has ruffled over the years it would hardly be surprising that someone within the American cryptocracy would administer such a perverse payback.