Friday, August 30, 2019


Eric was kind enough to have on the Anti-Naughty Podcast, which he just recently launched. It would seem I that I am the second guest he's had on. Eric and I had a good time doing the interview, and hopefully all of you will enjoy it as well.

Topics discussed include my background and how I got into conspiracy blogging; my mixed emotions concerning the presidency of Richard Nixon and his war with the China Lobby/Kuomintang and the Corsican mafiaRobert Maxwell and the rest of the family (most notably Ghislaine and Kevin); legendary private detective Robert MaheuResorts International and Intetel; the various mobsters that frequented Trump TowerR. Kelly's sexual forays there as well as the infamous 2016 meeting with Russian lobbyists; the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Knights Templar/Freemasons; the possible link between the headless John the Baptist symbolism used by various esoteric orders and the Bornless RitualPropaganda DueLe CercleNorman Lamont and their connections to the Maxwells; the Phoenix Program and John DeCamp; the relationship between political warfare and special operations; and an update on the latest progress concerning my book projects.

The interview can be found here.

For those of you looking additional information on the topics discussed, follow these links:

Le Cercle
Propaganda Due
Trump's mob/deep state ties
Robert Maheu's entrapment operations
The Maxwell family's ties to Le Cercle
Robert Maxwell's background

And with that, I shall sign off for now. As always, stay tuned until next time readers. 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Russian Games

In the aftermath of the release of the Mueller report earlier this year (2019), I wrote an article debunking many of the so-called "smoking guns" behind what is often referred to as "Russiagate." Inevitably, I addressed both Fusion GPS, the private intelligence firm that produced the infamous "Steele dossier"; and Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russia attorney who allegedly offered Donald Trump Jr. and company dirt on Hillary Clinton at the equally infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

In said article, I noted that Veselnitskaya had actually met with Glenn Simpson, a co-founder of Fusion GPS, on the same exact morning as the Trump Tower meeting, which occurred later that day. As Fusion GPS was already compiling opposition research on Trump at the time, the Veselnitskaya-Simpson pow-wow has the air of improbable coincidence to it.

But there is no disputing that Veselnitskaya and Simpson were working in conjunction for the same client at the time. Further, the interests of this client reportedly dominated the conversion at the Trump Tower meeting. And no, that client was not Hillary Clinton.

Rather, it was Denis Katsyv, a Russian business man most well known for his holdings in the company Prevezon. Prevezon, in turn, is said to have been engaged in money laundering and tax fraud. These charges were reportedly first uncovered by the Russian accountant Sergei Magnitsky, whom the Magnitsky Act was named after.

The Magnitsky Act was passed by the US Congress with bipartisan support in 2012 and was soon signed into law by then-President Barack Obama. The law effectively allowed the US government to freeze the assets of Russians the government deemed guilty of human rights abuses, or something along those lines. Thus far, the effects of the Magnitsky Act have been minimum, with only some $20 million in Russia assets frozen and a few minor officials being barred from these United States. While this is rather inconsequential, Russian elites are said to keep nearly $500 billion in assets in Western banks. The Magnitsky Act would pave the way for seizures of this largess, which has probably caused a few sleepless nights in Moscow.

But let us return to Fusion GPS for a moment. When not doing opposition research on Donald Trump, the private intelligence provider was snooping around the chief architect of the Magnitsky Act: hedge fund manager Bill Browder.

Browder is a figure your humble researcher had never looked too deeply into. But thanks to the efforts of a regular reader, it was brought to my attention that Browder has curious links to several figures that have featured prominently on this blog in recent weeks. As such, I thought the rest of you may be intrigued by a closer look at Mr. Browder.

Crusader or Intelligence Asset?

For years, the mainstream media has worked tirelessly to depict Browder as a heroic reformer engaged in a herculean struggle against Putin, and presumably the forces of evil and darkness as well. Browder is the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, which was the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia from 1996 until 2005. Hermitage was able to massively cash in on the mass privatization efforts that unfolded in Russia during the 1990s.

Browder's acquisitions came in the midst of economic collapse and spiraling death rates then unfolding in post-Soviet Russia. By contrast, the American Browder was doing so well by 1998 that he renounced his American citizenship to avoid paying taxes. Ever since then he's been a subject of Her Royal Majesty the Queen. 

Browder initially made a name for himself in Russia by investigating corruption amongst the privatization bonanza. For instance, he exposed a certain fire sale Gazprom was engaged in involving gas fields being sold for pittances between 1996 and 1999. The newly-elected Vladimir Putin was impressed at first, and duly sacked Gazprom's CEO in 2001. 

Things had soured badly by 2005, however. During that year Browder was blacklisted by the Russia government and expelled from the country due to his business practices. This included (again) avoiding paying taxes, and, in a bit of irony, attempting to use Russian citizens to buy a controlling stake in Gazprom

Putin was not amused and this led to a protracted legal battle. Browder's surrogate was Magnitsky, whose creative accounting had enabled his tax fraud and other such business practices. Eventually, the accountant was arrested in 2008. He died in a Russian prison ten months later, in 2009. Naturally, Mr. Browder accused the Russian government of murdering Magnitsky while he was in their custody.

This allegedly sparked Browder's crusade abroad to regain his lost assets, which the Russian government had seized in the mean time. He alleged that Mr. Magnitsky was his attorney, and that he had uncovered damning evidence of the corruption of Putin's regime. This had led to his imprisonment, torture, and ultimate murder at the hands of the Russian state. 

The stage was now set for 2012's Magnitsky Act. Browder would continue to hammer away at Russia in the aftermath, publishing the expose' Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice. He also continued to name companies and individuals who had participated in the death of Magnitsky and the assault on Hermitage. One of the former was Prevezon.

As a result of the Magnitsky Act and Browder's efforts, property owned by Prevezon in NYC was seized by the US Department of Justice amidst an investigation. Prevezon fought back, however, and accused Browder of defrauding his own company. Enter Fusion GPS and Miss Veselnitskaya. 

Further muddying the waters are persistent allegations that Mr. Browder is some type of intelligence asset. Some sources have accused him of working for MI6, while others have questioned the legitimacy of these allegations. As with many things in the Cold War 2.0, the truth is not an easy thing to come by. But based upon his past history, it seems highly probable that Mr. Browder had some type of relationship with Western intelligence. And that brings me to his very curious background. 

Commies and Capitalists

Browder's family is quite colorful, to put it mildly. His father was Felix Browder, a famed mathematician who served as the president of the American Mathematical Society (1999-2000) and who won National Medal of Science in 1999. Felix had two brothers, both of whom were also mathematicians as well. His brother William had also served as president of the American Mathematical Society.

Then there's Bill's grandfather, Earl Browder, who just so happened to have been the chairman of the American Communist Party for nearly eleven years (1934-1945). He had also been the General Secretary of said party for fifteen years (1930-1945) and ran for the presidency twice on this particular ticket. Browder was later expelled from the Communist Party in 1946 after he broke with the Stalinist line, but would continue to serve as a kind of "literary agent" for the Soviets for some years afterwards. There is ample evidence that since at least the 1930s he had collaborated with Soviet intelligence, most notably the NKVD, one of the predecessors of the KGB. This collaboration appears to have continued even after he was expelled from Communist Party USA.

Earl Browder
Nor was Earl the only family member linked to Soviet intelligence. Browder's younger sister, Marguerite, had worked for the NKVD in various European countries during the 1930s. His niece, Helen Lowry, married NKVD officer Iskhak Akhmerov and assisted him in his espionage activities in the US during the late 1930s. 

And then there's Kitty Harris. Born in London's East End, Harris was likely the daughter of Russian emigres. Her family migrated to Canada in the early twentieth century, with Kitty making the scene in Chicago by the 1920s. There she met Earl Browder and allegedly married him. The marriage turned out to be bigamous, but Harris still followed Browder to Shanghai and later Moscow. During this period she was talent-scouted by Soviet intelligence and began to formally work for them in 1931. By the end of the decade she become linked to a member of the infamous Cambridge Five, a UK-based Soviet spy ring that ravaged British intelligence for decades. Specifically, Kitty allegedly carried on an affair with Donald Maclean while serving as his cut-out for Soviet intelligence.

Kitty Haris
So, to recap: Earl Browder himself, his younger sister, his niece, and his onetime wife had all worked for Soviet intelligence at some point. Two of his three children were also born in Soviet Moscow, including Bill Browder's father. 

As such, it is not entirely surprising that Browder's first significant employer also had longstanding ties to Soviet intelligence. This would be none other than Robert Maxwell, whom Browder worked for briefly during the early '90s at the MCC conglomerate. According to Tom Bower in Maxwell: The Final Verdict, Maxwell had first established ties with the KGB in the immediate aftermath of World War II and had agreed to work as an asset by 1946.

Maxwell's first publisher was Pergamon Press, which specialized in scientific publications. In 1954, Maxwell traveled to Moscow and parlayed his KGB contacts into access to the Soviet Union's scientific publications.
"... Maxwell wanted to negotiate the right to translate and publish Soviet scientific journals and books in the West alongside his German and British publications. After weeks of patient waiting, playing chess and drinking vodka, he eventually persuaded the KGB to approve his venture. Yuri Gradov, the lawyer at Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga, the Soviets copyright agency, was told that the KGB had approved Maxwell's venture: 'I was ordered to conclude a deal at any price.' Indeed, the price paid by Maxwell was astonishingly low. To Gradov's surprise, the Britain was allowed to meet Russia's most important scientists and to sleep in room 107 at Moscow's National Hotel, which had been occupied in 1917 by Lenin..."
(Maxwell: The Final Verdict, Tom Bower, pg. 159)
Robert Maxwell
As was noted above, Earl Browder had been working as "literary agent" for the Soviet Union in the early postwar years. This was around the time Maxwell first came into contact with the KGB. This researcher has been unable to determine if Browder was still operating in this function by the time Maxwell approached the KGB about publishing rights, but there is certainly a distinct possibility that Maxwell encountered Bill Browder's grandfather at some point during this time frame.

Even if he had not, there is still a possibility that the Browder family's ties to the KGB had contributed to Browder being hired by Maxwell during the early 1990s. By this point in time, Maxwell's ties to the KGB were a close as ever. Indeed, Maxwell factored heavily into the KGB's plans for perestroika, the initial efforts to privatize the Soviet Union's economy. Maxwell's role in these efforts have been approved by Vladimir Kryuchkov, the KGB head whom Maxwell had known for years prior to his chairmanship. Shortly after being tapped to lead the KGB in 1988, Kryuchkov met with Maxwell to lay out his vision for perestroika.
"... Even more fearful at the pace at which perestroika was accelerating, Kruychkov said that for the KGB to remain a potent force he wanted to establish 'over six hundred commercial enterprises'. They would all have links to the West. Just as Maxwell's companies provided cover for Mossad's katsas, Kryuchkov envisaged his companies would provide similar protection for KGB operatives. The Russian companies would operate on sound business principles, just like any other corporation in the West. The profits from the Russian concerns would go to the KGB and help fund its foreign intelligence operations. Maxwell was assured none of these would be against the State of Israel.
"Kryuchkov had explained that behind his immediate plan was a long-term one. The six hundred companies would each employ a quota of senior party members to provide them with an income during the difficult days ahead in the transition from Communism to capitalism. Through genuine trading links, the companies would obtain access to the very heart of capitalism: Wall Street and the City of London and the Bourses of the Western Europe. Its staffs would then learn the innermost secrets of the West's banking system, the wellspring of all capitalism. Eventually it might even be possible to destabilize Western economies – and pave the way for the return of Communism."
(Robert Maxwell, Israel's Superspy, Gordon Thomas & Martin Dillon, pgs. 172-173)
Obviously, things didn't quite go according to plan, though whether the plan was ever to return to Communism is highly debatable. Regardless, the opening of the Soviet economy led to widespread exploitation by the West during the 1990s, as was noted above. Rather than the KGB gaining control of the West's banking system, it was the US and UK who seized control of many of Russia's precious natural resources. Since Putin and his KGB cronies returned to power in 2000, there has been an ongoing struggle to wrest control of these resources back from the West.

And Bill Browder, the grandson of a former prominent American Communist and a onetime Maxwell employee, was at the heart of these efforts. When Browder launched Hermitage Capital in 1996, he had a curious partner in this endeavor: billionaire banker Edmond Safra, founder of the Republic National Bank of New York. Safra was both a longtime friend and business partner of Maxwell's, and an individual who had his own extensive ties to the Russian Mafia. Indeed, Safra's bizarre 1999 death may have been related to his dealings with Russian gangsters. More on this strange death can be found here.

Enter Lord Lamont

Easily the most curious figure in this whole netherworld is Lord Norman Lamont, a leading official in the Tory party under Thatcher and Major. The apex of Lamont's political career occurred under the latter when Lamont was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, the UK's equivalent of the Secretary of Treasury here in the US. The Chancellorship was a crucial stepping stone for Tory politicians during the second half of the twentieth century. Both Major and Harold Macmillan had served as the Chancellor prior to becoming the Prime Minister. Lamont's political career was derailed by Black Wednesday, however, and he was effectively driven out of the Cabinet by Major in 1993. Lamont was finally voted out of office in 1997, and accepted a peerage the following year. 

But while Lamont's political career was over, this was hardly the end of his involvement in politics. I'm greatly indebted to a bio on Lamont on the great Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics for much of the following material. Among it is the fact that Lamont is an arch Eurosceptic and a leading figure in the Bruges Group. Founded in 1989, Burges has been keeping the flame of Euroscepticism alive now for four decades. Unsurprisingly, it played a key role in Brexit, with Lamont campaigning vigorously in support of "Leave."

Am I alone in thinking Lord Lamont subsists on human blood? 
Lamont also played a crucial role in privatization efforts in the Soviet Union during the late 1980s and early 1990s as well. During this time frame personally advised both Gorbachev and Yeltsin on economic reforms in the Soviet sphere. After being appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lamont became the Chairman of the G7 Group of Finance Ministers, which played a crucial role in securing IMF loans for Russia. Indeed, Lamont appears to have been at the forefront of these efforts. Thus, Lamont laid the stage of the economic rape of Russia during the 1990s as much as anyone. What's more, it has been suggested that Edmond Safra's death was related to diverted IMF earmarked for Russia --presumably the same funds Lamont had helped procure. 

But let us return to the matter at hand. Lamont appears to have had deep ties to both Robert Maxwell and Bill Browder. In Maxwell: The Final Verdict, Tom Bower notes that Maxwell had periodic lunches with Lamont by the late 1980s, and implies that they were a kind of liaisons with Thatcher's government. As was noted here, Maxwell also had access to Thatcher herself, and appears to have had quite a warm relationship with the Iron Lady. John Major was much less taken with Maxwell, but Lamont would continue to meet with Maxwell until at least February of 1991. Their last known meeting occurred at 11 Downing Street, the official residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

11 Downing Street
Superficially, this relationship may seem strange. After all, Maxwell had longstanding ties to both Soviet Intelligence and the Labour Party (he had served as a Labour MP from 1964-1970). And yet Maxwell also had extensive dealings with British intelligence and the Tories, as I noted before here. Maxwell is known to have had a warm relationship with Gorbachev, and with Lamont actively playing a  crucial role in privatization efforts in Russia, it is certainly possible Maxwell was acting as a kind of back channel between Gorbachev and Lamont in what amounted to setting terms for the aftermath of the Cold War.

However, there is another potential explanation for their meetings: Arms trafficking. 

Under Thatcher, the UK had became a major player in the arms trade. The Iran-Iraq War in particular had been a major boon to the British arms industry. The Tories were of course making a killing off of this state of affairs. At the forefront was the so-called "Savoy Mafia," which included Mark Thatcher, the son of the Prime Minister. Labour was not doing nearly as well, but were no doubt getting something out of this racket for their silence. It is probable that Maxwell's extensive financial contributions to Labour during the 1980s were in part were being funded by arms trafficking. Former Israeli spy Ari Ben-Menashe has gone on record stating that the Labour Party was engaged in selling arms to Iran "through Robert Maxwell" (Maggie's Hammer, Geoffrey Gilson, pg. 205).

Mark Thatcher
As for Lamont, it is likely that he was Maxwell's liaison with the Tories in this bonanza. In either 1996 or 1997, Lamont became the chairman of Le Cercle, a far right foreign policy think tank and private intelligence network. Le Cercle emerged in the 1952-1953 period as an auxiliary to the infamous Bilderberg group, but always had a much more rightward drift. Much of the early membership was dominated by members of especially reactionary Catholic orders such as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Opus Dei. Much more information on Le Cercle can be found here

Beginning in the 1970s, Le Cercle forged close ties with reactionaries among the British Tories. This clique took over the Cercle by the 1980s, with every chairman having been British since then. Gerald James, a British arms merchant and Monday Club member (for years, the Monday Club was at the heart of the Tory far right), was recruited into the Savoy Mafia during the late 1980s. James later published a tell-all book on these experiences called In the Public Interest. There, he remarked upon the overlap between the Savoy Mafia and Le Cercle.

In particular, James notes that future Cercle chairman Jonathan Aitken was especially close to the Savoy clique. Elsewhere, the great Geoffrey Gilson recounts in Maggie's Hammer how Kevin Maxwell had dealings with Aitken in the aftermath of his father's death and that these were potentially related to arms trafficking as well. As recently as 2003, Kevin Maxwell and his then-wife Pandora were spotted at Aitken's wedding.

Elsewhere, Aitken turned up at a gathering of the Kit-Kat Club in 2004. This outfit was founded by none other than Ghislaine Maxwell, Robert's favorite daughter and Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam. Ghislaine's Kit-Kat Club was supposedly established to help women in commerce and industry, which sounds both hysterical and sad in equal measures in 2019.

Regardless, it would seem that the Maxwells and various Cercle chairmen had established a certain simpatico by the early twenty-first century, if not much sooner. I have not been able to confirm when Lamont joined the Cercle, but it does not seem like the type of organization to appoint someone its chairman who had only been with the outfit for a few years. Lamont was almost surely a member by the time of his last meeting with Robert Maxwell in 1991, putting the Maxwells in the group's orbit by time frame if not much sooner.

So much for the Maxwells. As for Browder, he has clearly been in the orbit of the Cercle for some time as well. At least one Belgian member of the Cercle complex had used Edmond Safra's Republic National Bank of New York to launder funds produced from arms trafficking during the early 1990s. But beyond that, Hermitage Capital had acquired an interesting board member by 2011: Lord Norman Lamont.

And not only was the former Cercle chairman on Hermitage's board, but Lamont was also poised to assist Browder in his quest for further sanctions against Russia by lobbying Cameron's government. Curiously, Lamont was joined in these efforts by Tory MP Julian Lewis. Lewis has had dealings with the Cercle since the 1980s. He was a protege' of another Cercle chairman, Brian Crozier. Naturally, Lewis is also a Knight of Malta. More information on him can be found here.

Conclusions: The Dilemma of the Tories

Superficially, it is a little surprising that an arch Eurosceptic like Lamont would be so gung-ho to support Browder's crusade. But then again, the same could be said of Fusion GPS's decision to investigate Browder at the same time it was digging up dirt on Trump's Russian ties. And then there's the curious coincidence that this dirt was compiled by Christopher Steele, a former MI6 officer who served in Moscow between 1990 and 1993. Naturally, this is the same exact time frame Lamont was meeting regularly with Gorbachev and Yeltsin about their IMF bailout. Of course, the UK is alleged to have played a crucial role in launching Russiagate

So, what gives? Well, the motives of the American players are a little more enigmatic. But as far as the British are concerned, the rise of Trump is both a blessing and a curse. Men like Lamont have worked for years to bring about Brexit. Indeed, the origins of this agenda may go back to Quigley's Round Table movement, which was always about forging an Anglo-American Union (noted before here) despite what you may have read. Already, there are warnings that a post-Brexit trade deal with the US will lay the foundation for a more perfect Union. 

The Tories (and much of the British Establishment) have been working towards this goal for a very, very long time. And now, they finally have a president in place to give them their Union. The only real snag appears to be the whole Russian thing. 

The Tories, and pretty much all of the British Establishment for that matter, have greatly enriched themselves via Russia's natural resources ever since the end of the Cold War. But once Putin came to power, the gravy train has gradually been put back in the hands of actual Russians. As a board member of Hermitage, Lord Lamont surely has a considerable financial stake in what is going on in Russia. He is hardly alone, either. 

This puts Lord Lamont and his cronies in a delicate situation. On the one hand, Trump's support of Brexit is a dream come true. On the other hand, if he normalizes relations with Russia, Lamont's bottom line could take a real beating. Thus, promoting (or even creating) the Russiagate narrative could be viewed as cudgel to keep an otherwise friendly president committed to sanctions against the Bear. And if Russia is not willing to play ball, there are always those $500 billion worth of assets in Western banks that could offset Lord Lamont's losses. Hence the importance of the Magnitsky Act and why the arch Eurosceptics of the Cercle complex are so keen on supporting it. 

As such, discussions concerning the Magnitsky Act at the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting are far more significant than any alleged dirt the Russians may have had on Hillary. A lot of people's livelihoods depend on how this plays out, to put it mildly. As such, the Russians probably could have done better than Fusion GPS as far as private intelligence is concerned. Just try and read the Steele dossier without breaking into fits of laughter.

But then again, if Russiagate was never meant to be a serious threat to Trump's presidency, Fusion GPS found a fine way to discredit itself by doing opposition research against the Orange One after it was already working for Prevezon since at least 2015. Surely, the British must have smiled when MI6 man Chris Steele turned his dossier over to them as well. 

And with that I shall sign off for now dear readers. Until the next time, stay tuned. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Back on THC

Greg Carlwood of The Higherside Chats (THC) was kind enough to have me back on the air recently. I had previously appeared on THC in 2017 to discuss The Nine, Roswell, and my "Fringe" series. This time around we tackled Jeffrey Epstein and a host of other related topics: NXIVMRoger Stone (whose people had actually approached Greg about appearing on THC at one point!), Roy CohnProfumo and the extensive family connections between that decades old scandal and the names appearing in Epstein's black book, the World Commerce Corporation, the Anglo-American Establishment, and Robert Maxwell.

On that note, we also discussed new information not yet published on this blog further linking both Robert Maxwell and Epstein to Le Cercle. For those of you just joining the party, the Cercle is officially a foreign policy think tank, but in actuality has served as a vast private intelligence network since at least the late 1960s. It originally emerged in the 1952-1953 period as an auxiliary to the Bilderberg group. It always had a much more rightward drift, however. Much of its early membership was dominated by members of especially reactionary Catholic orders such as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Opus Dei. In more recent years, it has become a kind of secret society behind the British Tories and driving force behind Euroscepticism and Brexit. Much more information on the Cercle can be found here.

Enjoy these new revelations. I'll be expanding upon them on a blog I'm currently working on that will also include source material.

Greg and I also fund time to address some of the bizarre aspects of the Epstein case, most notably the strange doings in New Mexico. If you want speculation on underground bases, black ops technology, and ancient astronauts, you will find it in this podcast. I also get around to ranting about the conspiratorial perspective of the Clintons and To the Stars Academy.

A portion of the podcast can be found here. The full two hours are only available in the members section.

For those of you looking for additional background material on my work on Epstein, check out these posts:

Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Epstein's Little Black Book
Epstein Dies: Long Live the New Mexico Connection?

For more information on Trump, Roy Cohn, and their criminal and deep connections, check here.

Oh, and I also announced that I've started working on book concerning Epstein and the network/cabal that spawned him. I'm tentatively calling it A Special Relationship. We'll see how that goes.

As always dear readers, I hope that you enjoy. Until next time, stay tuned.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Epstein Dies: Long Live the New Mexico Connection?

The big bad wolf is dead.

On Friday, August 9, 2019,  new documents were unsealed in the case against Jeffrey Epstein that named several of the powerful men accused of sexually abusing minors procured for them by the disgraced financier. They included individuals such as former New Mexico governor and presidential candidate Bill Richardson; wealthy financier Glenn Dubin; former senator George Mitchell (who, like Richardson, is also a Democrat); MIT scientist Marvin Minsky; and Prince Andrew.

The very next day, Epstein allegedly committed suicide.

It was, in a sense, an apt end to saga that shares more than a few similarities with a British scandal from nearly six decades ago commonly known as the Profumo affair. As I've noted before here, at least half a dozen families linked to that particular sex scandal also appear in Epstein's black book. Elsewhere, President Donald Trump would later employ one the key American figures in the scandal.

The central figure in Profumo was an osteopath named Stephen Ward who also happened to procure girls for the British Establishment on the side. Like Epstein, Ward also allegedly committed suicide in the midst of legal proceedings deriving from his peculiar services to the Establishment. He expired on August 3, 1963, fifty-six years and a week to the day of Epstein's suicide.

The most recent suicide occurred at what is reportedly one of the most secure prisons in the nation and came on the heels of a prior suicide attempt on July 23rd. Naturally, Epstein had been taken off of suicide watch a mere six days after the prior attempt. No doubt some fascinating explanations will be forthcoming in the near future attempting to rationalize how such blatant bullshit could be so. Until then, another recent revelation concerning the convicted pedophile deserves some discussion.

One of the most truly striking aspects of the Epstein revelations (and that's saying something as even singling out one is a little difficult) are the strange doings-on at his New Mexico ranch located near Stanley, New Mexico. On the last day of July, Establishment organ The New York Times reported that the financier had sought to use his New Mexico residence to impregnate hundreds of women in an effort to seed the human race with his DNA. What's more, these plans were allegedly deeply seeded in notions of transhumanism and eugenics.

To this end, he appears to have courted many leading scientists for decades in an effort to locate potential candidate to aide him in these objectives. In addition to the above-mentioned Minsky, they included such luminaries as Stephen HawkingMurray Gell-MannStephen Jay GouldOliver SacksGeorge M. Church (a molecular engineer who works to identify genes that could be used to create "superior humans"), Frank WilczekSteven Pinker, and the arch skeptidick Lawrence Krauss. Krauss may have been a particularly good fit for Epstein, as he has reportedly been accused of sexual misconduct for over a decade. Of course, the Skeptics movement that Krause is so prominent in has its own curious ties to pedophilia.

But back to Stanley. The New York Times' revelations put Epstein's New Mexico Connection in the headlines after the sex offender's southwestern lair had avoided much scrutiny. While federal authorities recently reopened investigations into allegations of abuse at Epstein's residencies in New York City and Palm Beach, FL, his ranch at Stanley is presently only being looked at by New Mexico authorities. Nor did Epstein face any criminal charges in New Mexico, despite being accused of abusing a fifteen-year old girl there.

Clearly, there are some rather striking implications behind this most recent limited hangout. But before getting to the good stuff, a little more on the background of Epstein's ranch and the area surrounding it should noted. So, here you are:

Democrats, Underground Bases, and Another Maxwell Connection

Epstein purchased the property from the prominent Democrat Bruce King, a three term New Mexico governor, in 1993. King was born in Stanley and later died there. His family stills owns much of the land around Epstein's parcel. This would include King's son, Gary, a former attorney general in New Mexico and the Democratic candidate for governor there in 2014.

Bruce King
Another neighbor is the Cerro Pelon Ranch, currently owned by fashion designer Tom Ford. Naturally, Ford is one of the names that appears in Epstein's black book. He is also another Democrat. Given the presence of the King family and Epstein in Stanley, Ford's presence makes the small town something of southwestern base for various Democratic royalty. No doubt Cerro Pelon provided a further pipeline to Hollywood as well.

Bizarrely, the state of New Mexico itself owns a considerable chunk of land right in the middle of Epstein's parcel. Nothing is present on this tract save for a structure built into the ground at the southern end. This brings to mind the longstanding allegations that New Mexico is one location for a series of massive underground bases spread across these United States and beyond. The New Mexico local is often referred to a Dulce Base, and is supposedly located underneath the Archuleta Mesa at the Colorado/New Mexico border. In some more dubious accounts, the facility is said to be controlled by extraterrestrials. The Delta Force even allegedly engaged in a firefight with the Greys at some point down there.

the bizarre structure located on New Mexico's tract of land in the middle of Epstein's ranch
As should come as little surprise, the allegations concerning Dulce originate with a disinformation campaign run by the Air Force Office of Special Investigation (AFOSI) against an eccentric inventor and businessman named Paul Bennewitz. During the late 1970s, the town of Dulce had become a hotspot for cattle mutilations. Against this backdrop, Bennewitz became convinced that he was witnessing UFOs flying over nearby Kirkland Air Force Base, which actually is used to test experimental aircraft and the like at the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center. It has been proposed that, in an effort to steer Bennewitz away from Kirkland, where he may have exposed real classified project, the AFOSI cooked up the Dulce mythos. Probably the best account of these shenanigans can be found in Greg Bishop's Project Beta. This researcher has also addressed the co-called "Bennewitz Affair" before here and here.

Despite the dubious origins of the claims concerning the Dulce facility, allegations of underground bases still persist. And it is rather inexplicable that the state of New Mexico would have a tract of land possessing what appears to be the entrance to an underground facility smack dab in the middle of Epstein's land.

What isn't speculative is the presence of the highly secretive Los Alamos National Laboratory less than an hour away. So far, the specter of nearby Los Alamos doesn't seem to have drawn much scrutiny from the conspiracy theorists, which is odd considering its connection to the Maxwell family.

As many of you are no doubt aware, a woman named Ghislaine Maxwell has been closely linked to Epstein's misadventures. Indeed, she is often described as the financier's "madam." Ghislaine also happens to hail from a family with a rather deep background, most notably her father Robert, who is alleged to have spied for the KGB, Mossad, and MI6 at various points. Nor is this a complete list of the intelligence services Maxwell was linked to over the course of his flamboyant life. To the public at large, however, he was principally known as a former Labour MP and publishing tycoon, something along the lines of a left wing Rupert Murdoch (who was a frequent rival of Maxwell's).

Much like Epstein, Robert Maxwell cultivated the scientific community, both in the East and West. Indeed, his ties to Soviet scientists appear to have lead to a decades-spanning relationship with various Eastern and Western intelligence agencies. His first publishing house, Pergamon Press, specialized in scientific journals. It had been set up by MI6 with an eye towards enabling Maxwell to cultivate the Soviet scientific community for the sake of espionage. This was briefly addressed by this researcher before here.

It wasn't until Maxwell began spying for Israel, however, that he set his sights on Los Alamos. During the early 1980s the Israelis had managed to acquire a version of PROMIS, a controversial piece of software developed by Inslaw. Inslaw had developed PROMIS on behalf of the Department of Justice to create a searchable database for files in the federal court system. In a sense, it was a kind of early search engine and as such, would be of great interest to both government agencies and multinational corporations that were trying to digitize their records.

As such, both the CIA and the Mossad separately created alternative versions of PROMIS with a "backdoor" inserted that would enable these intelligence agencies to view the files in the PROMIS databases without the users being aware of the eavesdropping. When the Mossad set out to market this "enhanced" version of PROMIS, Maxwell was tapped to serve as a kind of salesman.

One particular target the Israelis had in mind was Los Alamos, home of various US nuclear secrets and other cutting edge technology related to defense. Naturally, Maxwell took the lead on selling Los Alamos on this "enhanced" version of PROMIS. He parlayed his contacts in the Republican Party into a meeting with officials at the Sandia National Laboratory facility, located on Kirkland Air Force Base, in 1984. Sandia is a part of the Los Alamos network, and one especially close to American nuclear research.

Maxwell closed the deal less than a year later, giving the Israelis unparalleled access to American nuclear secrets in the process.
"In early February 1985, once more accompanied by an assistant and a secretary from IOD, Robert Maxwell returned to Sandia laboratories. He had come to sign the contract for Sandia to purchase the exclusive rights to the Promis software. He initialled each page of the document and signed his name with flourish on the last page. He gave as his title president and chief executive officer of Information on Demand. When it had been countersigned, he placed a copy of the contract in his briefcase. Snapping it shut, he handed the valise to the assistant, dismissing him and the secretary with the familiar wave of his hand. 
"Maxwell was then given a celebratory luncheon in the Sandia boardroom. Then he and his entourage drove back to the waiting private jet. As it flew out over the desert, it once more passed the township with the prophetic name of Truth and Consequences. 
"For unsuspecting Sandia, the truth was that Israel now had an electronic spy in the midst of, until now, the most secure of all nuclear facilities. 
"It was a significant triumph for the Jewish state, for its prime intelligence service, Mossad, and for Rafi Eitan. It meant Israel would be able to depend less on the United States to ensure that its nuclear arsenal out in the Negev desert would remain at the cutting edge of developments. It would ensure that Israel would also still remain the only nuclear power in the Middle East."
(Robert Maxwell, Israel's Superspy, Gordon Thomas & Martin Dillon, pg. 101) 
Did Epstein pick up on the value of scientific espionage from Ghislaine, who in turn had learned it from her father? It is certainly possible, but Epstein does not appear to have been principally working for a foreign intelligence service. While Epstein is reputed to have had ties to the US intelligence community (briefly noted before here), this researcher suspects that his activities in Stanley were of a much more private nature. But what was ultimately driving these efforts?

Eugenics, Transhumanism, Neo-liberalism, and Neo-reaction

There can be little dispute that Epstein had wholeheartedly embraced eugenics by the early twenty-first century, if not sooner. The New York Times story noted that Epstein opposed efforts to reduce starvation and improve healthcare for the poor on the basis that it would further overpopulation. His plot for creating a master race based upon his DNA was reportedly based upon the Repository for Germinal Choice, a sperm bank that allegedly only accepted donations from Nobel Prize winners in an effort to "strengthen" the human gene pool. The only known donor to the Repository was William Shockley, the alleged inventor of the transistor who dedicated much of the latter part of his life to the continuation of eugenics. More on Shockley can be found here.

Even more curious are Epstein's links to the transhumanist movement, which seeks to improve the human condition through science. These efforts involve life extension, genetic manipulation, merging with AI, and potentially uploading human consciousness. At its core is an obsession with breaking free from the confines of mortality. As should come as little surprise, transhumanism has often been likened to a modern form of eugenics.

Transhumanists have largely rejected these allegations on the basis that transhumanism has a broader aim than eugenics, which is largely based on genetic modification associated with reproduction. Transhumanism is concerned with improving the human stock by any means necessary. By rejecting the racialist and classist notions underlining "traditional" eugenics, transhumanists see a brave new world driven by a "humanist" world view. What becomes of those who either do not wish to be "improved," or can not afford to be, is generally vague.  

Transhumanism traces it origins back to the late nineteenth century musings of the Russian Cosmists, but did not begin to emerge in its present form until the 1980s. By the late 1990s. much of the movement had become organized around the banner of the World Transhumanist Association, now known as Humanity +. Unsurprisingly, Epstein was a backer of this outfit. 

A curious figure linked to Humanity+ is Patri Friedman, the grandson of Noble Prize winning economist Milton Friedman. Friedman is most well known for being at the vanguard of the vaunted Chicago School of economics, but he was also a part of broader movement that helped spawn the postwar neoliberal movement.The foundation of this movement was laid with the highly influential and secretive Mont Pelerin Society. In addition to Friedman, members included several of the guiding lights of the modern American libertarian movement such as Ludwig von Mises (he of the even more radical Austrian school) and Friedrich Hayek.
 "... in the spring of 1947... a group of intellectuals gathered at the other end of the lake at the base of Mont Pelerin. Taking their name from the location, the Mont Pelerin Society (MPS) became the germ of what it's organizer Hayek called 'the neoliberal movement.' Among those gathered were Mises, Ropke, Robbins, and two future Nobel Memorial Prize winners, Milton Friedman and George Stigler.... 
"In Hayek's words, the intention of the MPS was to allow for 'personal contact among the proponents of neoliberalism,' to 'erect a coherent edifice of... neoliberal thought, and to work out its practical application to the problems of different countries.' This involved personal contact as well as translation and distribution of key texts to stimulate the 'flow of neoliberal ideas.' Like the meetings in Geneva and Paris in the 1930s, the MPS was global in both its mandate and its objective of study. Hayek felt that socialists had too long monopolized the language of internationalism. Neoliberals needed to have the courage of their convictions and exhibit the boldness to do what socialists had done for half a century: dream of utopia. They must conceive of the world they wanted to see, even if that seemed impractical or implausible."
(Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism, Quinn Slobodian, pgs. 126-127) 
Milton Friedman
Sadly, the world these men dreamed of was more often than not dystopian in nature. As has been detailed in works such as Naomi Klein's classic The Shock Doctrine, neoliberalism has frequently reduced nations to a feudal state and kept in a perpetual state of terror by the security services. In other words, quite Darwinistic, which no doubt would appeal greatly to the Jeffrey Epsteins of the world. As such, it should come as little surprise that this MPS-derived ideology underpins much of both the "globalist" and "nationalistic" ideology of the early twenty-first century.

Case in point, Friedman's grandson. Patri is considered to be at the vanguard of a far right ideology variously known as "neo-reaction" (sometimes abbreviated as NRx) or the more elegant "Dark Enlightenment." Other leading thinkers include the likes of Nick Land and Curtis Yarvin, who are often credited as the founders. Both Land and Yarvin have paid tribute to the influence of billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel on their thinking. Neo-reaction has been described as a post-libertarian futurism, with a strong fetish for authoritarian and/or monarchist social structures. I've briefly addressed this ideology before here. A far more substantive account can be found here.

While often depicted as a highly fringe movement, much of its inspiration hails from elite ideologies such as neo-liberalism and transhumanism. As such, it is hardly surprising to find Milton Friedman's grandson among the ranks. But even more curious is that Patri's most notable contribution to neo-reaction appears to have been inspired by Epstein. Shuja Haider writing for Viewpoint Magazine notes:
"But the most utopian (dystopian?) wing of NRx literally aims to build Lovecraftian cities in the sea. This project, called Seasteading, is championed by Yarvin’s on-and-off co-conspirator Patri Friedman, whose grandfather Milton Friedman happens to be the economist responsible for the most extreme free market policies in the modern world. Peter Thiel was once Seasteading’s principal backer, as well as an investor in Urbit.
"It’s not hard to see why floating sovereign states, out of any existing nation’s jurisdiction, would appeal to the super-rich. At their most innocuous, they might serve as an extension of an offshore bank, allowing for evasion of any type of redistributive tax policy. They also bring to mind the activities of wealthy men like Jeffrey Epstein, who used his private Caribbean island to throw bacchanalian parties for his millionaire and billionaire friends, allegedly revolving around the sexual assault of minors."
Patri Friedman
Epstein had used his island, located between Great Saint James (Epstein's island is known as Little Saint James) and Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands, to avoid national laws, years before Friedman and other neo-reactionary devised the scheme of building their own sovereign states at sea. Of course, both Epstein and Friedman were involved in Humanity+ together, but it is unknown if they have ever met.

But Epstein certainly seems like the kind of man neo-reaction would have a certain appeal for.

Into the Labyrinth

One of the most unsettling aspects of both Epstein's Zorro Ranch and Little Saint James is the presence of labyrinths. As to the latter, the bizarre temple located on Little Saint James was surrounded by a line of palm trees and a terrace in the shape of a labyrinth (which can be viewed here). There is also an enormous labyrinth behind Epstein's mansion that appears to have been painted on to the tops of rocks and shrubs.

the top image is the current state of the labyrinth at Zorro Ranch. It can be seen in the top left hand corner of the bottom image during better days
Labyrinths were of course quite popular in the ancient world. Easily the most well known was the one located at Knossos on Crete. It is this labyrinth from which the legend of the Minotaur derived. It is likely that this myth was inspired by especially grizzly rites. 
"The confusing maze of corridors, moreover, is an inept design for a residence. But a maze is what one finds at Knossos. A labyrinth, to use its real name, a word assimilated into Greek from the pre-Greek language, as is the name of Knossos itself. A labyrinth is the 'place of the labrys.' A 'labrys' is a double axe, an axe with edges that cut in both directions. It was a symbol of the religion practiced at Knossos, like the crucifix in Christianity. Ornamental exemplars have been found, as well as much sturdier implements for actual use. 
"And like the cross, it was the symbol of the sacrificial death. The labrys was used to slaughter the bull, and the bull was the taurine manifestation of the bovine Queen's consort. Originally not a bull, but the consort himself, was the victim. Between the two edges of an axe that cuts in both directions is the sharp divide, the razor's edge, the midmost point – beyond which lies another world. The labrys symbolizes renewal through death, and when kings became less expendable, other humans came to be substituted in the king's role, supposedly as willing sacrificial victims, uniting the living with the dead to revitalize the fertility of the Goddess and of the mortal women who joined as a trinity of sisters in her worship. The labyrinth itself, with its contorted and confusing passageways, was emblematic of the Goddess, like a maze of entrails leading to the womb, which is the gateway for life and death. 
"At the center of the labyrinth of Knossos was a courtyard, where the offering of human victims was performed as an acrobatic dance with a real bull. Both males and females were afforded this deadly honor, two groups of seven each year, at the time of Theseus, before he put an end to this practice. As the bull lunged, the dancers were expected to grasp the bull's horns and attempt to flip themselves in a somersault through the horns and over the bull's back, to land gracefully upright behind the bull. A difficult task, and more often, no doubt the dancer failed, but even a close brush with death might satisfy the need, or demonstrate the deity's moment of benevolence. The narrow and dangerous passageway through the horns was another way that these people symbolized the point where life and death convened."
 (The World of Classical Myth, Carl A.P. Ruck & Danny Staples, pg. 28)
the labrys
For obvious reasons, seeing this symbol at two of Epstein's residences is quite ominous, to put it mildly. Even more curious is the fact that both labyrinths can only be seen properly from the sky.

Which begs the question, who exactly is meant to be seeing this symbol, with all its sinister implications, projected by Epstein?


What then are we to make of all of this? Was Epstein's Zorro Ranch meant to be the site of some type of covert experiment? Consider: there is much mystery surrounding both the size of Epstein's fortune and where it comes from. But possibly a more prudent question is where is it all going? 

While Epstein was often described as a hedge fund manager, he doesn't appear to have done much investing in recent years, if not decades. It is of course quite plausible Epstein had made considerable sums of money from sex trafficking and money laundering, but was he just sitting on all of it? While no doubt his legal fees and maintaining his properties are quite expensive, he was still believed to be a billionaire, or close to it. 

Epstein is known to have provided funding for researchers such as George M. Church, who has proposed that genetic modification could be used to create superior humans. But before this type of research could even be conducted, it would have to clear a host of legal hurdles that could take years if not decades to be resolved.

But if Mr. Epstein was determined enough, could he have potentially sponsored this type of research underground? His own attorney has acknowledged Epstein had an interest in genetic manipulation. The financier certainly had the financial means available, and he possessed several isolated properties, most notably Zorro Ranch. This particular location is also located near one of the leading scientific institutions in these United States. And then there's the bizarre tract of land the state of New Mexico owns in the center of Epstein's property that appears to house some type of underground facility. 

Was Epstein an agent of some aspect of the (private) intelligence community engaged in "rogue" research? As outlandish as such a possibility may seem, it can not be dismissed out of hand. The great Gordon White of Rune Soup has compellingly demonstrated how illicit funds generated by drug trafficking has been used to fund black projects for decades now. But drug money was surely not the only source of revenue. Both sex trafficking and money laundering can be equally lucrative.

And what of the labyrinth symbolism? Is this a glimpse into an elite belief system, one of which also appears to incorporate "ancient astronauts"? Certainly, this would be an obvious explanation for who is intended to see these labyrinths from the sky. 

But at this point I should caution as to how much should be read into these revelations. They were made by The New York Times, after all. Indeed, the source of these revelations is one of the most puzzling aspects of the New Mexico Connection as many of the players surrounding Zorro Ranch are firmly in the Liberal Establishment. 

As such, nothing in concrete can be surmised from these revelations beyond the fact that they're incredibly weird, and that they will provide further fuel to the more unhinged conspiracy theorists out there. Or perhaps that was the intention all along?

Or perhaps not. In Robert Maxwell, Israel's Super Spy Gordon Thomas and Matt Dillon propose that Robert Maxwell's sudden death in 1991 via falling off his yacht into the ocean was in fact a hit carried out by Israel. With Maxwell's empire unraveling at the time, the Israelis would have had numerous reasons to kill him, but certainly his knowledge of the Jewish state's theft of US nuclear secrets surely would have been high on the list.

Maxwell's yacht, which was naturally named "Ghislaine" after his favorite daughter
Was their a similar concern among the deep private over Epstein's knowledge of black projects? Was the New York Times hang out spurred by Epstein himself or someone close to him? While The Times does its best to cast Epstein's eugenics obsession in a comical light, the implications behind what the article reveals are quite staggering and cut to the reputed heart of the shadow government.

No doubt the August 9th revelations were concerning in certain quarters as well. But many of the names such as Bill Richardson (another New Mexico Democrat) and Prince Andrew had already been linked to Epstein for years now. And the Jimmy Savile revelations made the notions of elite pedophile rings far less taboo than they've ever been.

But the implications of The New York Times piece --that the sex trafficking of minors may be providing funds for black research centered on eugenics --is something else entirely. Make light of Epstein's desire to freeze his penis all you want, but these revelations are on an entirely different level. Did Epstein or someone close to him (like, say, Robert Maxwell's daughter, Ghislaine) leak this high weirdness to The Times as part of an insurance policy in the aftermath of Epstein's first reputed "suicide" attempt?

Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell
Obviously, it didn't do the trick, as he was dead ten days later. But his death coming after documents from his legal woes were unsealed rather than after The Times piece hit may constitute an expert slight of hand. And this is assuming Epstein was the leak. A certain former madam of his is still alive at present and has largely avoided any legal entanglements up to this point for her role in his operation. Did Ghislaine learn from her father about what type of insurance policies to keep on hand? Certainly, she was the only family member to insist that her father was murdered in the immediate aftermath of his death, per Thomas and Dillon. 

Unlike my prior writings on Epstein, this post is highly speculative (and a little tongue in cheek, in case you were wondering why I mentioned the Delta Force dueling the Greys). But I thought it was warranted in an effort to make sense of the New Mexico Connection and all it implies. With Epstein now dead we will likely never know how relevant the connection was. But it is clearly a part of Epstein's legacy and must be accounted for to gather a complete picture of this travesty. Hopefully, this post has contributed in some meaningful way to that picture.

And with that, I shall sign off for now dear readers. Stay tuned until next time.