A reader kindly provided me with a link to disgraced financier and alleged pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's "little black book" on the recent post I did concerning the parapolitics behind this latest scandal. The contents of this little black book were originally posted on Gawker by the great Nick Bryant (author of The Franklin Scandal). That post can be found here while a more legible list of the names can be accessed here.
Through these links I was able to determine that Edgar Bronfman Jr. did in fact appear in Epstein's black book, as was briefly discussed in "Maxwell's Silver Hammer." Bronfman Jr. is the brother of the two Bronfman heirs implicated in the NXIVM cult overseen by now-convicted pedophile Keith Raniere.
Naturally, Bronfman is but one of several interesting names to appear in Epstein's little black book. As such, I shall provide a brief assessment of several of the most noteworthy names and briefly address the significance behind them in this particular post. While many of these names are hardly surprising, several appear to provide a glimpse into the networks behind Epstein's pedophile ring. Several trace back to an early sex scandal from nearly six decades ago that appears to be one of the crucial deep events of the past century.
And with that in mind, on to the names.
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|Bob (left) and Harvey (right) Weinstein|
Even more bizarre is the fact that Scandal is a depiction of the events surrounding the Profumo Affair, an earlier British sex scandal that brought down the government of Harold Macmillan. The affair revolved around a sex ring overseen by an osteopath known as Stephen Ward who had ample ties to both the British establishment and the intelligence community. One of his girls, Christine Keeler, ended up having an affair with one of Macmillan's cabinet minister while also sleeping with a Soviet spy. This has led to much speculation that Profumo was the result of some type of honeytrap, though as to which intelligence service was playing the other is debatable.
The Americans Roy Cohn and Thomas Corbally also appear in this scandal. Cohn is of course Trump's infamous former attorney and political mentor. Corbally was a private detective who was active in the US intelligence community during the early days of the Cold War. Profumo was not the only sex scandal Corbally crops up in either, leading this researcher to speculate that he was routinely used by Cohn (a frequent employer) to dig up blackmail material on the attorney's legions of enemies. Corbally would later work for Trump as well. Much more information on the role Cohn and Corbally played in Profumo can be found here and here.
To recap: Epstein possessed the phone number of a Hollywood producer who once distributed a film initially sponsored by his madam's father, which was based on a sex scandal highly manipulated by shadowy figures that would later mentor Trump. You just can't make this stuff up dear reader. Also, do keep Profumo in mind as we shall be returning to it.
Of the two men, Sir Evelyn is clearly the more powerful. Indeed, he appears to be the current head of the Rothschild family. Sir Evelyn is a former chairman of N.M. Rothschild & Sons, the family's flagship investment house. In this capacity, he became a financial adviser to Queen Elizabeth, and was reportedly knighted by her for these efforts. In 1982 he became the chairman of Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG, the coordinating company for the Rothschild group. In 2003, he oversaw the merger of he British and French Rothschild operations.
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According to the great Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics (of which I am greatly indebted too for much of the background material here), Mandelson was accused of being a pedophile as far back as the 1990s. The accusation was made by a former board member of N.M. Rothschild & Sons personally appointed by Sir Evelyn: Lord Norman Lamont. This is most interesting, as shortly after leaving the Rothschild banking house Lamont would become the chairman of Le Cercle.
By the 1970s, the Cercle had largely broken with the neoliberal elite and had gone beyond being a policy coordinating body. At this juncture it was essentially a vast private intelligence network with ties to the secret services across the Western sphere of influence. It has also been linked to elite pedophile networks the world over, including the infamous networks in Belgium and the UK (noted before here), the Franklin scandal in the US and the dreaded Colonia Dignidad in Chile (noted here). As was noted in my prior examination of Epstein, it appears that Robert Maxwell, the father of Epstein's alleged madam Ghislaine, appears to have been in the orbit of the Cercle complex as well.
As such, a man like Lamont accusing a close Rothschild associate like Mandelson of pedophilia is not something to be taken lightly. Naturally, Mandelson is also listed in Epstein's black book.
Kissinger appears to have had some type of relationship with Robert Maxwell also. The not-always-reliable Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillon report in Robert Maxwell, Israel's Super Spy that Kissinger's wife described their relationship as just one consisting of minor business dealings, but others in this work depict Kissinger and Maxwell as having a much closer relationship.
Curiously, Kissinger is reportedly the one who introduced Maxwell to longtime Republican Senator John Tower. Tower was close to fellow Texan George H.W. Bush and was initially tapped by Bush I to be his Defense Secretary. Tower's confirmation was voted down by the Senate and the post ultimately went to Dick Cheney.
David Koch: While it may seem odd to list a member of the Koch family among the neoliberal elite, the Kochs' ideologically falls firmly in the camp of Mont Pelerin Society (MPS)-style libertarianism. And it just so happens that the economists who founded the MPS are generally credited with pioneering the concept of neoliberalism during the 1930s. Because of the domination of Keynesianism amongst the Liberal elite during the middle of the twentieth century, neoliberalism was mostly supported by the Buckley wing of the Republican party.
However, the zeitgeist began to shift during the 1970s as neoliberalism entered the mainstream. By the late 1990s, major tenets of neoliberalism such as free trade, open borders, deregulation, and an opposition to central planning had been firmly embraced by both major political parties in the United States. The rest of the world hasn't fared much better either. An excellent account of the rise of neoliberalism can be found in Quinn Slobodian's Globalist: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism.
David's brother Charles is a member of the MPS and together these two have played a crucial role in spreading the ideology of the MPS through a series of libertarian-centric think tanks. The depth of Koch brother influence on the modern political landscape has been explored by Jane Meyer in Dark Money. These efforts had a profound influence on the Overworld and played a crucial role in the shift to neoliberalism among the "liberal" faction of the US. As such, it should come as little surprise that the Koch brothers appear to have covertly supported Hillary during the 2016 election.
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Peter Soros: He is apparently a nephew of the infamous George Soros. Soros and his Open Society Foundation are among the most generous patrons of "progressive" causes the world over. He was a major donor for both Barack Obama and Hillary and in general one of the Democratic party's most generous patrons. As such, he is a longtime bugaboo of both the far right and Trump himself. No doubt both camps would be pleased to have dirt on a nephew of Soros'.
Cecil family: The Cecils have been one of the most powerful and well connected British families for centuries now. The patriarch was William Cecil, Baron Burghley, who served twice as Secretary of State and once as Lord High Treasurer for the first Queen Elizabeth. Hence, the family has been a staple of British political life since the sixteenth century.
There are two Cecils listed in Epstein's black book. One, Aurelia Cecil Stephenson, is definitely a descendant of the historic family, but from the Amherst-Hackney line. The other, a Dr. Mark Cecil, is a hedge fund manager with ample connections to the British aristocracy. I have not been able to determine if he is related to the historic Cecil family, however.
Mark Getty: The founder of Getty Images and a member of the wealthy Anglo-American Getty family. Mark is the son of Sir John Paul Getty Jr. As was noted before here, JPG was also involved in the sex ring linked to Stephen Ward that was exposed by Profumo. He would later bring infamous filmmaker and occultist Kenneth Anger to the UK. Anger quickly made inroads among high society types and befriended several members of the Rolling Stones, including Mick Jagger. And it just so happens, Sir Mick is also in Epstein's black book.
Clementine Hambro: A member of the powerful family of merchant bankers. As was noted in my prior post on Epstein, Robert Maxwell was set up with his first publishing house by the Hambros Bank, which appears to have continued to lend him money for years afterwards. The Hambro family and their bank were also closely linked to British intelligence, frequently providing funds and fronts for covert operations. Sir Charles Hambro, a member of the Bank of England's board of directors and a former head of the Special Operations Executive during WWII, appears to have been the patriarch of the right wing network of British intelligence officers that would rally to Cercle complex during the 1970s. Several Cercle members had close ties to Hambro and his bank.
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Clementine is not from that wing of Hambro family as Sir Charles, but her father and uncles have remained powerful figures within the British banking industry. What's more, her mother was Charlotte Soames, the daughter of Christopher Soames, Winston Churchill's son-in-law and a powerful figure within the Tory party. One of Clementine's uncles is Sir Nicholas Soames, another powerful Tory MP. Sir Nicholas was the chairman and still a member of the International Advisory Board of Aegis Defense Services, one of the leading private military companies in the world. Aegis was founded by Tim Spicer, a Cercle participant.
Daniel Macmillan: The great-grandson of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, whose administration was brought down by the Profumo scandal. Harold himself was not involved in the sex ring, but it would appears many of the figures close to him were (such as his Secretary of State for War, who went by the name of John Profumo). Harold Macmillan was also the father-in-law of Julian Amery. For those of you keeping score, this is the fourth family linked to Profumo that also appears in Epstein's book. The others were the Kennedys, the Gettys, and the Astors. And we have on more to come...
George Mountbatten: The Mountbattens are no strangers to sex scandals. George's father, the Third Marquess of Milford Haven (George is the fourth), was a close friend of Stephen Ward. Indeed, in The Secret Worlds of Stephen Ward, Anthony Summers and Stephen Dorril credit Mountbatten with introducing Ward to British high society.