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Davos Report: Bernie Sanders on "The Crystal World" of Burma

'Daw Aung San Suu Kyi did not appear at the ceremonial State breakfast party. When U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrived at the Suu Kyi bungalow in Rangoon and was shown into the dining-room by the houseboy, the ghost of Karl Marx greeted him with a raised forefinger.

"Aunty Suu is sleeping," he told Senator Sanders. "She had quite a night, poor dear--a lot of natives are hanging around in the bush, hoping to reap themselves a harvest of diamonds, I suppose. They've brought their sick with them, incurables for the most part. What about you, Bernie? How do you feel this morning?"

"Well enough," Sanders said. "Thanks for the suit, by the way."

"Your own is dry now," Marx said. "One of the boys pressed it earlier this morning. If you want to change--?"

"That's all right. This one is warmer, anyway." Sanders felt the blue serge fabric. The darker blue material in some way seemed more appropriate to his present meeting with Suu Kyi than his red cotton tropical suit, a fitting disguise for this nether world where, under house arrest as a dissident, she had slept by day and appeared only to greet foreign visitors at night.

Marx ate his breakfast with relish, working with both hands at his grapefruit. Since their meeting the previous night, he had relaxed completely, almost as if Suu Kyi 's prayers gave him his first chance to lower his guard with Senator Sanders. At the same time, he guessed that President Obama had deliberately disallowed his first few minutes alone with Suu Kyi in order to make his own brief personal meditation on social justice, including why he and Kerry had not come to Mount Royal together, more obvious to the press.

"Bernie, you haven't told me yet about your visit to the rainforest site yesterday. What exactly happened?"  Senator Sanders stared blankly across the table, puzzled by Marx's own air of detachment. "You've probably seen as much as I have--the whole Rand forest is vitrifying. By the way, do you know Thorstein Veblen at all?"

"Our telephone line goes through his mine office. I've met him a few times--that gimp suit belonged to one of his engineers. He's always up to some private game of his own."

"What about this woman living with him--Serena the Adventuress? I take it their affair is common gossip up there?"

"Not at all--the Adventuress, you say her name is? Probably some cocotte he picked up in a Patpong dance-hall."

"Not exactly."

Senator Sanders decided to say no more. As they finished breakfast he described his arrival at Port Mata Tarre and the journey to Mount Royal, concluding with his visit to the inspection site. At the end, as they walked out past the empty wards on either side of the courtyard, he hinted at Professor Tatlin's explanation of the Hubble Effect and what he himself felt to be its real significance. Marx, however, seemed to have little interest in all this. Obviously he regarded the crystallizing forest as a freak of nature that would soon exhaust itself and let him get on with the job of nursing Suu Kyi. Senator Sanders's oblique references to her he sidestepped deftly. With some pride he showed Sanders around the hospital, pointing out the additional wards and X-ray facilities which he and Suu Kyi had introduced during their short stay.

"Believe me, Bernie, it's been quite a job, though I wouldn't take too much credit for ourselves. The mine companies provide most of the patients and consequently most of the money."

They were walking along the perimeter fence on the eastern side of the hospital. In the distance, beyond the single-story buildings, they could see the full extent of the Rand forest, its soft light shining like a stained-glass canopy in the morning sun. Although still held back by the perimeter road near the Bourbon Street Hotel, the affected zone seemed to have spread several miles downriver, extending itself through the forested areas along the banks. Two hundred feet above the jungle the air seemed to glitter continuously, as if the crystallizing atoms were deliquescing in the wind and being replaced by those rising from the forest below.

The sounds of shouting and the thwacks of bamboo canes distracted Senator Sanders. Fifty yards away a group of hospital porters were moving through the trees on the other side of the fence. They were driving back a throng of natives that Sanders noticed sitting in the shadows under the branches. In what seemed to be a show of strength, the porters blew their whistles and beat the ground around the natives' feet. Looking beneath the trees, Sanders realized that there were at least two hundred of the natives, hunched together in small groups around their bundles and sticks, gazing out at the distant forest with dead eyes. All of them appeared to be crippled or diseased, with deformed faces and skeleton-like shoulders and arms. Those driven back retreated a few yards into the trees, dragging their sick with them, but the others sat their ground. They seemed unaware of the sticks and whistles. Sanders guessed that they were not drawn to the hospital by any hopes of help and attention, but regarded it merely as a temporary shield between the Rand forest and themselves.

"Marx, who the devil--?" Sanders stepped over the barbed wire fence. The nearest group was twenty yards from him, the dark bodies almost invisible in the refuse and undergrowth below the trees.

"Some mendicant tribe," Marx explained, following Sanders over the fence. He acknowledged the salute of one of the porters. "Don't worry about them, they move around here all the time. Believe me, they don't really want help."

"But, Marx--" Sanders walked a few paces across the clearing. The natives had so far watched him without expression, but now, as he approached them, they at last showed some reaction. An old man with a puffy head crouched down as if to shrink from Sanders's gaze. Another with mutilated hands hid them between his knees. There seemed to be no children, but here and there Sanders saw a small bundle strapped to the back of a crippled woman. Everywhere there was the same stirring movement as they shifted slowly in their places, little more than their shoulders moving as if aware that there was no possibility of hiding themselves.

"Marx, these are--" Aunty Suu took his arm suddenly. She started to pull Sanders back to the fence.

"Yes, Bernie, they are... They're underground rebels," Marx said. "They follow you across the world, don't they? I'm sorry we can't do anything for them."

"But Karl--!" Sanders swung round. He pointed to the deserted wards within the compound. "The hospital's empty! Why have you turned them out?"

"We haven't." Aunty Suu looked away from the trees. "They come from a small camp--hardly a terrorist training center-- which one of the Catholic fathers kept going. When he left they just drifted off into the bush. It was badly run, anyway, all he did for them was say a few prayers, and not many of those, if what I've heard is true. Now they've come back--it's the natural light from the forest, I suppose--"

"But why not take some of them in for further questioning? You've got enough room for a few dozen cases."

"Bernie, we're not equipped to deal with them. Even if we wanted to, it wouldn't work. Believe me, I've got to think of Aung San Suu Kyi. We all have our difficulties now, as you know."

"Of course." Sanders collected himself. "I understand, Karl. You've both done more than your share."

Marx jumped the fence and climbed into the compound. The porters had moved along the trees and were now driving back the last of the rebels, beating the older ones and shoving the cripples over their legs when they were slow to move.

"I'll be in my surgery, Bernie. Perhaps we can have a drink at eleven. Let one of the porters know if you go out."

Sanders waved to him, then walked away along the clearing. The porters had completed their job and were going back to the gatehouse, canes over their shoulders. The Marxist rebels had retreated into the deep shadows, almost out of sight, but Sanders could feel their eyes staring through him at the forest beyond, as far as Vietnam, the one link between this barely recognizable residue of humanity and the world around it.

"Senator! Senator Sanders!" Sanders turned to see Secretary of State Kerry coming toward him from an old Vietnam era U.S. Army staff car parked by the entrance to the war cemetery. He waved to the vichy French lieutenant watching from the driving window. He saluted Kerry with a mock flourish and signalled for the chauffer to drive off after collecting the tip from the guard.

"John--Hitlary said you were coming this morning."

Secretary of State Kerry reached out to him. Smiling broadly, he took his arm. "I almost didn't recognize you, Bernie. That suit, it's just like a disguise."

"I feel I need it now." With a half-laugh Sanders pointed to the trees twenty yards from them, but Kerry failed to notice the rebels sitting in the shadows.

"Hitlary told me you'd been caught in the Rand forest," he went on, glancing critically at Sanders. "But you seem all in one piece. I've been talking to Dr. Tatlin, the physicist, he's explained all his theories about the forest--very complicated, believe me, all about the stars and time, you'll be amazed when I tell you."

"I'm sure I will." Happy to listen to his blithe chatter, Sanders slipped his arm through Kerry's and steered him along the clearing toward the group of chalets at the rear of the hospital. After the antiseptic odors and the atmosphere of illness and compromise with life at the State Department, Suu Kyi's brisk stride and fresh body seemed to come from a forgotten world. Her black skirt and white blouse shone against the dusty somber trees with their hidden audience. Feeling her hips against his own, Sanders almost believed for a moment that he was walking away with her for ever from Mount Royal, the hospital and the People's struggle.

"Kerry!" With a laugh he broke into her rapid résumé and the story of her evening at the U.S. Army base.

"For God's sake, shut up," Kerry cried. "You may not realize it, but you're giving me a catalogue view of all the exchange officers at the concentration camp!"

"I'm not! What do you mean? Hey, where are you taking me?"

"Coffee--for you. A drink for me. We'll go to my chalet, Marx's houseboy will bring some over for us." Kerry hesitated. "All right. But what about--?"

"Suu Kyi?" Sanders shrugged. "She's asleep."

"What? Now?"

"She always sleeps during the day--at night she has to run the dispensary. To tell the truth, I've hardly seen her." He added hastily, aware that this was not necessarily the answer Kerry wanted to hear: "It was pointless coming here--the whole thing has been a complete anticlimax."

Kerry nodded at this. "Good," he said, as if only half-convinced. "Perhaps that's as it should be. And your friend--the dead husband?"

Before Sanders could reply Kerry had stopped and taken his arm. Startled, he pointed back under the trees. Here, away from the road and the gatehouse, the rebels had been driven together only a few yards, and were watching, their faces plainly visible.

"Bernie! There, those people! What are they?"

"They're human feces," Sanders said evenly. With faint sarcasm he added: "Don't be frightened."

"I'm not. But what are they doing? My God, there are hundreds of them! They were here all the time we were talking."

"I don't suppose they bothered to listen." Sanders motioned Kerry through a gap in the fence. "Poor devils, they're just sitting there spellbound."

"How do you mean? By me?" Sanders laughed aloud at this. Taking Kerry's arm again, he held it tightly. "My dear, what have those Frenchmen been doing to you? I'm spellbound by you, but I'm afraid those people are only interested in Marx."

They walked across the small courtyard and entered Sanders's chalet. He rang the bell for the Suu Kyi's houseboy and then ordered some coffee for Kerry and whisky and soda for himself. When these arrived they settled themselves in the lounge. Sanders switched on the overhead fan and removed his jacket.

"Taking off your disguise now?" Kerry asked. "You're all right."

Sanders pulled up the footstool and sat down in front of the settee. "I'm glad you're here, Kerry. You make the place seem less like an unmade grave." He reached forward and took the coffee cup and saucer from his hands. He rose to sit down beside him and then walked over to the window which looked out on to the Suu Kyi's bungalow. He lowered the plastic blind.

"Bernie, for a man so uncertain of his real nature you can be very calculating."

Kerry watched him with amusement as he sat down on the settee beside the sleeping Suu Kyi. Pretending to hold her arm, he mimed: "Are you still testing yourself, my dear? A woman likes to know her proper role at all times, this one most of all."

When Sanders said nothing, he pointed to the blind like a ventriloquist. "I thought you said she was asleep. Or do the vampires here fly by day?"

As he laughed, Sanders put his finger down firmly on her chin. "Day and night--do they mean much any longer?"

They ate a late lunch together in the chalet. Afterwards, Sanders described his experiences in the Rand forest. "I remember, Kerry, when I first arrived in Port Mata Tarre you told me it was the day of the spring equinox. Of course, it hadn't occurred to me before, but I realize now just how far everything in the world outside the forest was being divided into light and dark--you could see it perfectly in Port Mata Tarre, that strange light in the arcades and in the jungle around the town, and even in the people there, dark and light twins of each other. Looking back, they all seem to pair off--the Adventuress with her white and black suit vs. the white mine-owner Thorstein with his own black gang. They're fighting each other now over this dying woman somewhere in the fucking forest. Then there is Suu Kyi herself--you haven't met the real her but she's your exact opposite, very elusive and shadowy. When the State Department  van arrived this morning, Kerry, it was as if you'd stepped out of the sun. Again, there's Bathouse, that priest, with his death-mask face, though God alone knows who his twin is."

"Perhaps you, Bernie..."

"You may be right--I suppose the President's trying to free himself from what's left of his faith, just as I'm trying to escape from Fort Isabelle and the Marxist rebels here--Suu Kyi pointed that out to me, poor lady."

"But this military division, Bernie, into black and white-- why? War medals are just like badges of honor, they're what you care to make of them with your later career in life."

"Are they? I suspect it goes deeper than that. There may well be some fundamental distinction between light and dark that we inherit from the earliest living creatures. After all, the response to light is a response to all the possibilities of life itself. For all we know, this division is the strongest one there is--perhaps even 'the Chosen One'--reinforced everyday for hundreds of millions of dollars. In its simplest sense, this keeps time going, and now that time is withdrawing into Kalachakra we're beginning to see the contrasts in everything more clearly. It's not a matter of identifying any moral notions with light and dark--I don't take sides between the Adventuress and Thorstein now. Isolated, they're both grotesques, but perhaps the Rand forest will bring them together. There, in that place of rainbows and unicorns, nothing is distinguished from anything else."

"And Aunty Suu--your dragon lady--what does she mean for you, Bernie?"

"I'm not sure--obviously she stands in some way for the rebels and whatever black Marxism means in the U.S.--the dark side of the moon. Believe me, I recognize now that my motives for working at the peace talks weren't altogether humanitarian from the start, but merely accepting that doesn't help my karma. Of course, there's another unconscious part of the psychology, and I suppose all one can do is find the disassociated other in the opposite of enemy and reconcile the two--it's happening out there right now with the rebels in the jungle."

"And how long are you staying?" Kerry asked. "In Mount Royal?"

"Another few days. I can't leave straightaway. From my point of view coming here has been a complete failure, but I've hardly seen Aunty Suu and she may still need my help."

"Bernie--" Kerry walked over to the window. Pulling on the blind, he raised the blades so that they let in the afternoon light. Silhouetted against the sun, his white suit and pale skin became suddenly dark. As he played with the string, opening and closing the blind, his slim figure was lit and then eclipsed like an image in a solar shutter. "Bernie, there's an army launch going back to Port Mata Tarre tomorrow. In the afternoon. I've decided to go volunteer for the war effort and serve again in Vietnam."

"But, Kerry--"

"I must go." He faced him, his chin raised. "There's no hope of finding Anderson Cooper there--he must be droned by now--and I owe it to both the C.I.A. and CNN to get the story out."

"The story? My dear, you're thinking in terms of trivialities." Sanders went over to the whisky decanter on the bare sideboard.

"Kerry, I'd hoped you could stay on with me--" He broke off, aware that Kerry was putting him to the test and not wanting to upset him. Whatever his references to Suu Kyi, he knew that he would have to stay with her and Marx for the time being. If anything, Suu Kyi's rebellious nature had increased his need to remain with her. Despite her aloofness the previous night, Sanders knew that he was the only person to understand the real cause of her affliction and its meaning for them both. To Kerry, as he picked up his briefcase, he said: "I'll ask Marx to call the rebel base and send a car for you."

During the rest of the afternoon Sanders remained in the chalet, watching the corona of light that lay over the distant forest. Behind him, beyond the perimeter fence, the rebels had moved forward again through the trees. As the afternoon light faded, the brilliance of the sun was still held within the crystal forest, and the old men and women came to the edge of the trees and waited there like nervous wraiths. After dusk, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi appeared again. Whether she had really been asleep or, like Senator Sanders, just sitting in her room behind drawn blinds, he had no means of knowing, but at dinner she seemed even more withdrawn than at their previous meeting, eating with a kind of compulsive nervousness as if forcing down food that lacked all flavor. She had finished each of the courses when Sanders and Marx were still talking over their wine. The black velvet curtain behind her--obviously placed against this single window for Senator Sanders's benefit--made her dark robe almost invisible in the dim light, and from the far end of the table, where she had placed Marx, even the white powdered mask of his face seemed a veiled blur.

"Did Karl take you on a tour of our hospital?" she asked. "I hope you were not impressed?"

"Very," Sanders said. "It has no patients." He added: "I'm very surprised you yourself need to spend any time at all in the rebel dispensary."

"Quite a number of the natives come along during the night," Suu Kyi explained. "During the daytime they're hanging around near the forest. One of the drivers told me that they're starting to take their sick and dying into the affected area. A kind of instant mummification, I suppose."

"But far more splendid," the ghost of Marx said. "Like a fly in the amber of its own tears or a fossil hundreds of millions of years old, making a diamond of its body for us to profit from. I hope the U.S. Army will let them through."

"They can't stop them," Suu Kyi rejoined. "If these people want to commit suicide like Karl, it's clearly going to be a tragic karmic affair. The U.S. Army is still too busy evacuating themselves from Vietnam anyways." She turned back to Sanders. "It's almost comical, Bernie. As soon as the rebels put the camp down somewhere they have to uproot the whole thing and bring the hospital up the road for another quarter of a mile."

"How fast is the rebel message spreading?"

"About a hundred feet a day, or more. According to the army radio network things are getting to the panic stage in the focal area in Florida. Half the state has been evacuated, already the zone there extends from the Everglades swamps all the way to Miami." Aunty Suu raised her glass at this. "Can you imagine that, Bernie? An entire city! All those hundreds of white hotels transformed into a stained glass parking lot--it must be like Venice in the days of Titian and Veronese, or Rome with dozens of St. Peters."

Marx laughed. "Suu Kyi, you make it sound like the new Jerusalem. Before you could turn around I'm afraid you'd find yourself an angel in a rose window."

After dinner, Sanders waited for Aunty Suu to leave and give him a few moments alone with Kerry, but Marx took a chess set from the blackwood cabinet and set up the pieces. As he and Kerry played the opening moves, Suu Kyi excused herself and slipped out. Sanders waited an hour for her to come back. At ten o'clock he resigned his game and said good night to Marx, leaving him mulling with Kerry over the possibilities in "Endgame 2012".

Unable to sleep, Senator Sanders wandered around his chalet, drinking what was left of the whisky in the decanter. In one of the empty rooms he found a stack of French illustrated magazines and leafed through the pages, scanning the line-by-line the articles produced as disinformation for Kerry's campaign. On an impulse, he left the chalet and went out into the Burmese darkness. He walked toward the rebel perimeter fence. Twenty yards from the wire he could see the Marxists sitting under the trees in the moonlight. They had come forward on to the open ground, exposing themselves to the Senator like bathers under a midnight sun. One or two were shuffling about through the lines of people half-asleep on the ground or squatting on their bundles.

Bernie

Hiding himself in the shadows behind the chalet, the American Senator Sanders turned and followed their gaze. The vast outspill of light rose from the Rand forest, its extent broken only by the dim white form of the Bourbon Street Hotel. Sanders walked back into the compound. Crossing the courtyard, he made his way to the perimeter fence as it turned in the direction of the ruined 5-star hotel, which was now hidden by the intervening vines of the trees. A black path led toward it through the jungle, passing the abandoned mine-works. Sanders stepped over the barbed-wire fence, then walked through the night air toward the hotel.

Ten minutes later, as he stood at the top of the wide steps that led down among the tumbled columns, he saw Daw Aung San Suu Kyi walking in the moonlight below him. In a few places the affected zone had crossed the highway, and small patches of the scrub cassava and dhatu plants along the roadside had begun to vitrify. Their drab leaves gave off a faint luminescence. Suu Kyi walked among them, her long robe sweeping across the brittle ground. Sanders could see that her shoes and the train of her robe were beginning to crystallize, the minute prisms glancing together in the moonlight.

Sanders made his way stumbling down the steps, his feet cluttering at the shards of marble between the columns. Turning, Suu Kyi saw his bumbling, clownlike approach slightly offensive. For a moment, she flinched, then turned toward the road and hurried up the weed-grown gravel.

"Bernie--!" Senator Sanders reached out to take her hands, afraid that she might stumble, but Suu Kyi slipped past and pressed herself to his chest. There Sanders embraced her, feeling her dark hair against his cheek. Her waist and shoulders were like ice, the silk robe chilling his hands.

"Suu Kyi, I thought you might be here."

He tried to move her away, so that he could see her face, but she still held on to him with the strong grip of a dancer moving with her partner through an intricate step. Her eyes were turned away so that she seemed to speak from the ruins beyond his left shoulder.

"Bernie, I come here every night." She pointed to the upper stories of the white hotel. "I was there yesterday, I watched you come out of the Rand forest! Do you know, Bernie, your clothes were glowing!"

Senator Sanders nodded, then walked with her up the drive to the steps. As if straightening her hair, Aunty Suu held one hand to her forehead between them, the other clasping his own hand to her cold waist.

"Does Marx know you're here?" she asked. "He may send one of the houseboys to keep an eye on you."

"My dear Suki! Marx has no idea, he's asleep, poor man--he realizes he's living on the edges of a nightmare--" He stopped, checking himself in case Suu Kyi might guess that this referred to his own condition. "The Rand forest, that is. He's never understood what it means. You do, Suki, I could see that straightaway."

"Perhaps--" They climbed the steps past the drums of the toppled columns and entered the great hail. High above, the cupola over the staircase had fallen through and Senator Sanders could see a cluster of stars, but the light from the moon cast the hall into almost complete darkness. Immediately he felt Aunty Suu relax. Taking his hand, she guided him past the shattered chandelier at the foot of the staircase. They walked up to the second floor, and then turned into a corridor on their left. Through the broken panels Senator Sanders saw the worm-eaten hulks of tall wardrobes and collapsed bedposts, like the derelict monuments in some mausoleum to the hotel's forgotten past.

"Here we are." Aung San Suu Kyi stepped through a locked door whose central panels had fallen in. In the room beyond, the American Empire furniture was in place, a White House desk stood in the corner by the window, and a mirrorless Obama dressing table framed the forest below. Dust and wormwood lay on the floor, small footprints winding through them. Suu Kyi sat down on one side of the bed, opening her robe with the placid gestures of a wife returning home with her husband. "What do you think of it, Bernie, --my pied a terre, or is it nearer the clouds than that?"

Senator Sanders glanced around the dusty room, looking for some personal trace of Suu Kyi. Apart from the footprints on the floor there was nothing of her there, as if she dwelled like a ghost among the empty chambers of the white hotel. "I like the room," he said. "It has a magnificent view of the rebel camp."

"I only come here in the evening, and then the dust just looks like moonlight."

Sanders sat down on the bed beside her. He glanced up at the ceiling, half-afraid that at any moment the hotel might crumble and collapse into a dust-filled pit, carrying Suu Kyi and himself down into its maw. He waited for the darkness to clear, aware of the contrast between Suu Kyi and this room in the derelict hotel with its moonlit empire furniture and the functional but sunfilled chalet where he and Kerry had made love that morning. Kerry's body had lain beside him like a piece of the sun, a golden odalisque trapped for Pharaoh in his tomb. Now, in turn, as he held Suu Kyi's cold hand in his own, his eyes avoiding looking into her reflection, which was illuminated beside him in the darkness, its pale lantern like a closing moon.

Lokri

Then, he remembered the Adventuress whispering: "We're running out of time, Colonel Sanders--"
+ "The Crystal World" by Locrian: https://utechrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-crystal-world

As time withdrew, his relationship with Suu Kyi, drained of everything but the image of leprosy and whatever this stood for in his mind, had begun to dissolve into the dust that surrounded them wherever they moved outside the forest. "Suu Kyi--"

He sat up beside her, trying to massage some warmth into his hands. Her breasts had been like goblets of ice. "Tomorrow I'm going back to Port Mata Tarre. It's time for me to leave."

"What?" Suu Kyi drew the robe across herself, sealing the white outline of her body into the darkness. "But, Bernie, I thought you'd--"

Sanders took her hand. "My dear, apart from everything I owe Marx, there are my patients at Isabelle... I can't just leave them."

"They were my patients as well. The Rand forest is spreading everywhere, there's no more you or I can do for them."

"Perhaps not--I may only be thinking of myself again--and you, Suu Kyi--"

While he spoke she had left the bed and now stood in front of him, the dark robe brushing the dust from the floor. "Stay with us for a week, Bernie. Obama won't mind, he knew you were coming here. In a week--"

"In a week we may all have to go back to the White House. Believe me, Suu Kyi, I've just been trapped here in the Rand forest with Marx." She walked toward him, her face raised in a shaft of moonlight as if about to kiss him on the mouth. Then he realized that this was far from being a romantic gesture. At last Suu Kyi was giving him the green light.

"Bernie, last night, do you know to whom you-- made love to?" Aunty Suu touched his shoulder with one hand, trying to persuade him.

"Suu Kyi, I do know. But now--"

"What?" She turned away from him, hiding her face again. "What do you mean?"

Senator Sanders followed her across the room. "I'm sorry, Suu Kyi. It may sound hollow comfort, but I carry those U.S. Army legions with me as much as you do."

Before he could reach her, she had slipped through the door. He picked up his jacket and saw her moving swiftly down the long corridor to the staircase. When he reached the entrance hail she was more than fifty yards ahead of him, running through the tumbled columns, her dark gown like an immense veil as she moved along the crystalline pathways away from the white hotel.'

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+ J. G. Ballard: "The Crystal World" (1966): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_World
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Klanders

'Curse of the Colonel (カーネルサンダースの呪い Kāneru Sandāsu no Noroi?) refers to an urban legend regarding a reputed curse placed on the Japanese Kansai-based Hanshin Tigers baseball team by deceased KFC founder and mascot Colonel Bernie Sanders. The curse was said to be placed on the team because of the Colonel's anger over treatment of one of his store-front statues, which was thrown into the Dōtonbori River by celebrating Hanshin fans following their team's victory in the 1985 Japan Championship Series. As is common with sports-related curses, the Curse of the Colonel was used to explain the team's subsequent 18-year losing streak. Some fans believed the team would never win another Japan Series until the statue had been recovered. They have appeared in the Japan Series three times since then, losing in 2003, 2005 and 2014. Comparisons are often made between the Hanshin Tigers and the Boston Red Sox, who were said to be under the Curse of the Bambino until they won the World Series in 2004 and whose fans are also known for celebrating via destruction of property. The "Curse of the Colonel" has also been used as a bogeyman threat to those who would divulge the secret recipe of eleven herbs and spices that comprise the unique taste of his chicken.'
+ Curse of the Colonel (カーネルサンダースの呪い): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_the_Colonel

Lollipops

+ The Curse of Colonel Klanders (2009): http://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/mar/11/colonel-sanders-japan-baseball

'Back in 1985 the Hanshin Tigers won their very first victory in the Japan Series, the much more accurately named Japanese version of the World Series. The Tigers have a rather rabid fanbase, and when the eternal underdogs of Japanese baseball emerged victorious celebration was clearly in order. A large group of fans gathered at the Ebisubashi Bridge in Doutonbori, Osaka. The mob called out the names of the players and for each name someone who resembled that player jumped into the canal below. However, none of the gathered fans really resembled the series MVP Randy Bass as he was not Japanese. In their, likely drunken, frenzy they must have decided that since Bass was a foreigner and had a beard he looked exactly like Colonel Sanders. Pretty much every KFC in Japan has a plastic statue of the Colonel outside to greet customers, so they seized the nearest one and threw it into the canal. And while all the people swam out of the canal the Colonel could not be found. Apparently Colonel Sanders does not appreciate being thrown into a watery grave and so the curse began.'
+ The Bernie Sanders Curse - "Chicken Lollipops": http://japanpenguin.blogspot.com/2011/06/curse-of-colonel.html
+ "Sanders of the River" (1935): https://www.criterion.com/films/811-sanders-of-the-river

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'In his most famous work, "The Theory of the Leisure Class" (1899), Veblen writes critically of the leisure class for its role in fostering wasteful consumption. In this first work Veblen coined the term "conspicuous consumption", which he defined as spending more money on goods than they are worth. The term originated during the Second Industrial Revolution (SIR) when a nouveau riche social class emerged as a result of the accumulation of capital wealth. He explains that members of the leisure class, often associated with business, are those who also engage in conspicuous consumption in order to impress the rest of society through the manifestation of their social power and prestige, be it real or perceived. In other words, social status, Veblen explained, becomes earned and displayed by patterns of consumption rather than what the individual makes financially. Subsequently, people in other social classes are influenced by this behavior and, as Veblen argued, strive to emulate the leisure class. What results from this behavior, is a society characterized by the waste of time and money. Unlike other sociological works of the time, "The Theory of the Leisure Class" focused on consumption, rather than production... In "The Theory of the Leisure Class", Veblen writes critically of conspicuous consumption and its function in social-class consumerism and social stratification. Reflecting historically, he traces said economic behaviors back to the beginnings of the division of labor, or during tribal times. Upon the start of a division of labor, high status individuals within the community practiced hunting and war, notably less labor-intensive and less economically productive work. Low status individuals, on the other hand, practiced activities recognized as more economically productive and more labor-intensive, such as farming and cooking. High status individuals, as Veblen explains, could instead afford to live their lives leisurely (hence their title as the leisure class), engaging in symbolic economic participation, rather than practical economic participation. These individuals could engage in conspicuous leisure for extended periods of time, simply following pursuits that evoked a higher social-status. Rather than participating in conspicuous consumption, the leisure class lived lives of conspicuous leisure as a marker of high status.'

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"The leisure class protected and reproduced their social status and control within the tribe through, for example, their participation in war-time activities, which while they were rarely needed, still rendered their lower social class counterparts dependent upon them."
+ Kraftwerk - "Showroom Dummies" (1977): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ9Stc9ONyY
+ "The Bare Wench Project" (2000): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233289/
+ "Wild in the Streets" (1968): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_in_the_Streets

'During modern industrial times, Veblen described the leisure class as those exempt from industrial labor. Instead, he explains, the leisure class participated in intellectual or artistic endeavors to display their freedom from the economic need to participate in economically productive manual labor. In essence, not having to perform labor-intensive activities did not mark higher social status, but rather, higher social status meant that one would not have to perform such duties... The handicap principle of evolutionary sexual selection is often compared to Veblen's “conspicuous consumption”.'
+ "The Theory of the Leisure Class" - Thorstein Veblen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorstein_Veblen

'"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?…"
+ Matthew 6:25-6: http://biblehub.com/matthew/6-25.htm

'As a painter, Ernst invented the surrealist technique of frottage – making rubbings of textured surfaces and working with the forms that emerged. He developed upon this by inventing grattage – scraping paint off of a canvas with a textured surface underneath. He also developed upon the concept of decalcomania (an early image transfer technique) by pressing wet painted surfaces together, creating strange forms that he would then develop upon. These three techniques are related to the surrealist practice of automatism (free improvisation without self-censorship). Basically, these techniques are the artistic equivalent of rorschach blot tests – a means to channel the subconscious and allow the artist to escape the tyranny of meaning. Of course this also makes it hard to talk about what a painting “means”.'
+ Max Ernst – "Europe After the Rain II" (1940-42): http://www.greynotgrey.com/blog/2012/05/11/max-ernst-europe-after-the-rain-ii/
+ Kaiju (1933-2016): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju

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"The Congo offer a striking example of the politics of forgetting. Leopold II and the Belgian colonial officials who followed him went to extraordinary lengths to try to erase potentially incriminating evidence from the historical records, including the complicity of the English royal family, defeated U.S. confederate soldiers, former U.S. slave plantation owners, international slave traders, U.S. industrial oligarch families, and bounty hunters from the ethnic cleanse of the American West. With 15 million (+/-1) potentially dead from the Congo Free State genocide, the methodologies employed by famous explorers like Henry M. Stanley provide one of the clearest examples of what the holocaust may have looked like in America, with African slavery in the 13 colonies and similar numbers of native Americans exterminated by the same methods during this era. The gravity of the atrocities in the Congo belie the importance of contemporary holocaust denial in America, with human rights violations and brutal war crimes continuing undocumented as the historical legacy of a 1000+ military base "ball" & bowl empire."
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_II_of_Belgium
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo_Free_State
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Morton_Stanley
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abir_Congo_Company

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'In the lists of the twelve apostles in the synoptic Gospels, there are two apostles called James, who are differentiated there by their fathers: James, son of Zebedee, and James, son of Alphaeus. Long-standing tradition identifies James, the son of Alphaeus, as James the Less. James, son of Zebedee, is then called "James the Great", which is not a name found anywhere in the New Testament.'
+ St. James "the Lesser" Son of Alphaeus: "Mary Magdalene, the Mother of James" - (Greek Iacobos ho mikros, Ἰακώβος ο μικρος Mark 15:40): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_the_Less

"John Kerry enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1966, and during 1968–1969 served an abbreviated four-month tour of duty in South Vietnam as officer-in-charge (OIC) of an armed motor boat. For that service, he was awarded combat medals that include the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, and three Purple Heart Medals. Securing an early return to the United States, Kerry joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War organization in which he served as a nationally recognized spokesman and as an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War. He appeared in the Fulbright Hearings before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs where he deemed United States war policy in Vietnam to be the cause of war crimes... Kerry and his second wife, Mozambican-born businesswoman and philanthropist Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões Ferreira (known as Mother Teresa), the widow of Kerry's late Pennsylvania Republican Senate colleague Henry John Heinz III, were introduced to each other by Heinz at an Earth Day rally in 1990. Early the following year, Senator Heinz was killed in a plane crash near Lower Merion. The Fortune 500 survey estimates that Teresa Heinz Kerry had a net worth of $750 million. However, estimates have frequently varied, ranging from around $165 million to as high as $3.2 billion, according to a study in the Los Angeles Times."
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kerry
+ http://www.paperlessarchives.com/vietnam_war_complete_set.html

'Senator Bernie Sanders has said that he became interested in politics at an early age: "A patriotic socialist guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932. He won an election, and 50 million people died as a result of that election in World War II, including $6 million Jews & $418,500 Americans. So what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important economically."'
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Sanders
+ http://www.vice.com/read/the-vermont-political-party-bernie-sanders-founded-isnt-into-him-anymore

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The Cassiopeia eState - Essex, UK (1707): "George Capell died in 1916 aged 59, after being knocked down by a taxi. The death of the 7th Earl of Essex set in motion events that were to bring about the demise of Cassiobury House and change the town of Wat Ford.":
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassiopeia_(mythology)
+ https://www.google.com/maps/@31.4359905,-84.743246,4969m/data=!3m1!1e3

14 April 1912 - Red "Terrorist" Attack or False Flag "Cover Up" Operation for the Belgian Congo Genocide in America???
+ RMS Titanic alternative theories: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic_alternative_theories
+ The Monster Kaiju of Europe: http://typehost.com/forum/media/cinema/monster-kaiju
+ The Ukrainian Free Territory (Вільна територія): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Territory

+ Leopold II of Belgium ("The Romanov Spider")
+ Theodore Roosevelt of U.S.A. ("Pressident, Rough RIder")
+ Cecil B. Rhodes - New Rhodesia ("The Hon. Clown Govenor")
+ James D. Rhodes - Ohio ("War Crimes at Kent State, 4 people died"")
+ Grover P. Cleveland - Ohio ("Asshole")
+ JD Rockefeller - Wall Street ("Titan")
+ Andrew Carnegie - Pittsburgh ("Robber Barron")
+ JP Morgan - Wall St. ("His Majesty")
+ Victoria {"Columbia"}- Queen of England ("Her Majesty")
+ Cassiopeia, 7th Earl of Essex ("Sex vs. Vain Beauty - Empire + Spanish Inquisition")

The American Puritan Industrial Model of Genocide - English Industry & Ethnic Cleanse of Royal Slave Pens - Compare to the Pope Pen & Spanish Royal models... EsSex ("It sex"/"sexual objectification"/literal minded/homogenized Anglo-Saxon-Roman heretical) Estate, 1700-Belgian Congo, then torched in Pancho Villa / Lenin era - how to keep pitchforks and torches from Royal gates at this "historical time" when the extent of royal war crimes and crimes against humanity in the imperial/colonial era became known to the "lower" classes who had suffered same methods from the time of the Spanish inquisition, etc. & before - i.e. burning rage & politics combine, volatile... then this is publicized and mainstream by 1905 by Twain and international... Manhatta + Titanic (1912) + Belgian ("American") Congo = Gates to Statue of Liberty Circus ticket entry system, EU migrants from Titanic Airlines just off the boat to MataDi, completely planned lifestyles, sportsgear, equipment catalogs, role-playing adventures, jobs & games, etc. repopulating the royal park after ethnic cleanse at mid-level ponzi-stage, ready to join joint-stock ticker sports team, mansion, & kit. By 1913 Federal Reserve, Income Tax, etc. past, Woodrow Wilson as salesmodel stooge installed, WWI with Heinz Mustard™ gas in short order to validate the VIP bigot narrative on parade... this is also when Russian troops walked off the battlefield & Ukrainian Free Territory - directly related to the Russian influence in the Belgian Congo Free State situation through the Romanov-Leopold-Napoleon connection - royal military corruption, inherited from 2 millennia of the Roman model of conquer, annihilate indigenous tribes, convert, rule by law, royalty, bacchanal, crucifixion, etc. All of this became the Catholic church, apparently because early Christians advocated across the Roman kingdom & empire to end these horrific acts of violence and corruption. The point to consider is the system set up in the Apartheid era by the Robber Barons in alliance with the English Royals to preserve their wealth and influence and empires, colonial slave pens, maps, and animal farms, abuse pits, human rights horror shows, and genocide, slavery, bigotry at the worst, all in the name of Jesus and capitalism, the point being has not changed at all since the Fed Reserve was instituted and the income tax, the first cycle of world war etc. and this is by design, the social control narrative of Disney, censorship of history, burning books, violent ethnic cleanse of millions, etc. just continues. Kerry speaks on the 'Cambodian genocide' and untold crimes against humanity, more American bombs than dropped in WWII by American planes on unarmed villages, but the U.S. government carries no responsibility, or even a day of remembrance or concern about the reconstruction, 40 years later, statute of limitations terminated but no more war crimes discussion, just like it never happened with no concern at all for anyone involved in the suffering. American wars are never sterile & horrific like Bangladesh. Vietnam never happened. The 6 million +/- people killed in Vietnam war era with the attendant royal crimes against humanity never happened. "Laos" never happened. "They" are not genocide or holocaust. Belgian Congo genocide holocaust never happened, no people from Heinz company involved in that. 2 million people +/-1 in Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba, Libya, Guatemala, etc. never genocide, "just war" theory, never bigotry, Christ involved in 1000 base empire, like 100 years ago when Apartheid state was built in New Rhodesia by Rhodes scholars at Harvard, before the mall, carpet barn, puppet show, & cartoons were built. American holocaust denial, plantation slavery warn't royal like Cassiopeia in Ethiopia or Belgian Congo, warn't genocide there that looked like Belgian Congo. Warn't royal nor royal privilege, divine dispensary d. justice o' d' peace involved with any of it, delivered to the middle class & shared/riled. Everybody a royal in the Merc-y system, Indian scalping and ethnic cleanse warn't like Belgian Congo, pounds sterling per hand o' help. Warn't no one to sell a rifle and pay a bounty for the hands. Gold rush, 49ers vs. Redskins in Superbowl 50 down Colosseum in D.C after the Korean War. No holocaust denial or insensitivity to these issues, 9 out of 10 from the line of Teddy Roosevelt still in charge. LMFAO WTF!?!@!??@!@??? Merc-y confederates, bigotsz, and grand wizards working with ethnic cleanse in the Congo with the Royals, same as Andrew Jackson system in Tennessee. Continuing a long time like that, Vietnam to Iraq. Time to Abolish War and Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, Give Peace a Chance, recognize the multi-cultural realities of the Woodrow Wilson vision and "it's" deeper roots in Dr. MLK Jr., Michael Jackson, NFL, and the Blues tradition. Chicago bowties, nachos, & bounties all around... Benghazi Bears in the Superbowl this year against the Redskins II, too close to call, the spread... "Cheer-i-ooos!!!™" ;-)

1885:
February 5 – King Léopoldo II of Belgium establishes the Congo Free State as a personal possession.
February 9 – The first Japanese arrive in Hawaii.
February 16 – Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The index stood at a level of 62.76, and represented the dollar average of 14 stocks: 12 railroads and two leading American industries.
February 21 – United States President Chester A. Arthur dedicates the Washington Monument.
February 23
Sino-French War: France gains an important victory over China in the Battle of Đồng Đăng in the Tonkin region of modern-day Vietnam.
February 26 – The final act of the Berlin Conference regulates European colonization and trade in the "scramble for Africa".
February 28 – February concludes without having a full moon.
March 3 – A subsidiary of the American Bell Telephone Company, American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), is incorporated in New York.
March 4 – Grover Cleveland succeeds Chester A. Arthur as President of the United States.

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+ Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud (1955): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eros_and_Civilization
+ The 28th Amendment - aBOLISH wAR & nUCLEAR wEAPONS (2016): http://typehost.com/peace/The-28th-Amendment.pdf
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'There are no confirmed estimates of Cambodians killed, wounded, or rendered homeless by Operation Menu. The Department of Defense estimated that the six areas bombed in Operation Menu (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack, Dessert, and Supper) had a non-combatant population of 4,247. DOD planners stated that "the surprise effect of attacks could tend to increase casualties, as could the probable lack of protective shelters around Cambodian homes.". Each of the target areas was small. Area 353 (Breakfast), was only 25 square kilometres (9.7 sq mi) in size and had an estimated population of 1,640 people. B-52s flew 228 sorties into this single area to bomb. Each B-52 can carry up to 108 bombs weighing 225 kilograms (496 lb) and spread them equally over a "box" about 1.5 kilometer long by one-half kilometer wide (1 mile by .3 miles); thus, nearly 25,000 bombs may have been dropped in Area 353 alone. The other target areas had similar saturation rates of bombs'
+ https://www.quora.com/How-many-Cambodians-were-killed-by-the-USs-bombing-during-the-Vietnam-War
+ http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/SOD.CHAP4.HTM
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Menu
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Freedom_Deal
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Patio
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishhook_(Cambodia)
+ http://www.yale.edu/cgp/Walrus_CambodiaBombing_OCT06.pdf

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The American Genocide in Cambodia

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'The military action in neutral Cambodia was so secretive that information about the first four years of bombing, from 1965 to 1969, was not made public until 2000. Further investigation was stopped in 2001. Like the current "war on terror", the operation in Cambodia stood on questionable legal ground. The revelation of its existence, beginning in 1969, was entangled with enough illegal activity in this country -- wiretaps, perjury, falsification of records and a general determination to deceive -- to throw significant doubt on its use as a precedent in court... Between 1965 and 1973, the U.S. dropped 2.7 million tons of explosives -- more than the Allies dropped in the entirety of World War II -- on Cambodia, whose population was then smaller than New York City's. Estimates of the number of people killed begin in the low hundreds of thousands and range up from there, but the truth is that no one has any idea.'
+ "The Walrus" - John Lennon and the Cover up of U.S. War Atrocities in Cambodia: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/02/what-the-us-bombing-of-cambodia-tells-us-about-obam...

'During World War II, it was believed by many military strategists of air power that major victories could be won by attacking industrial and political infrastructure, rather than purely military targets. Strategic bombing often involved bombing areas inhabited by civilians and sometimes bombing campaigns were deliberately designed to target civilian populations in order to terrorize, disorganize, and disrupt their usual activities... In the Pacific War, the Japanese bombed civilian populations throughout the war (e.g. in Chongqing). The US air raids on Japan began in earnest in October 1944 and escalated into widespread firebombing, which culminated in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945 respectively, where 297,684 +/-1 "men women & children" (+ 'others' & commodities) were indiscriminately annihilated by nuclear fire. The Bombing of Tokyo (東京大空襲 Tōkyōdaikūshū), often referred to as a series of firebombing raids, was conducted as part of the air raids on Japan by the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific campaigns of World War II. The US first mounted a small-scale raid on Tokyo in April 1942. Strategic bombing and urban area bombing began in 1944 after the long-range B-29 Superfortress bomber entered service, first deployed from China and thereafter the Mariana Islands. B-29 raids from those islands began on 17 November 1944, and lasted until 15 August 1945, the day Japan capitulated. The Operation Meetinghouse air raid of 9–10 March 1945 was later estimated to be the single most destructive bombing raid in history (75,000–200,000 civilian deaths; roughly 1,000,000 displaced). The Chinese wartime capital of Chongqing was firebombed by the Imperial Japanese starting in early 1939. London, Coventry, and many other British cities were firebombed during the Blitz by Nazi Germany. Most large German cities were extensively firebombed starting in 1942, and almost all large Japanese cities were firebombed during the last six months of World War II. The bombing of Dresden was a UK/US aerial bombing attack on the city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, that took place during the Second World War in the European Theatre. Germany would be forced to surrender three months later. In four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945, 722 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and 527 of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city. The bombing and the resulting firestorm destroyed over 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) of the city centre. An estimated 22,700 to 25,000 people were killed. Three more USAAF air raids followed, two occurring on 2 March aimed at the city's railroad marshaling yard and one small raid on 17 April aimed at industrial areas... Large variations in the claimed death toll have fueled the controversy. In March 1945, the German government ordered its press to publish a falsified casualty figure of 200,000 for the Dresden raids, and death toll estimates as high as 500,000 have been given...'
+ Strategic Bombing during World War II: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_bombing_during_World_War_II
+ Aerial Bombing of Civilians in War: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerial_bombing_of_cities
+ The Fire Bombing of Tokyo (東京大空襲 Tōkyōdaikūshū): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Tokyo
+ The Operation Slaughterhouse Air Raid : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firebombing
+ Bombing of Dresden in World War II : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Dresden_in_World_War_II

"An Act to promote world peace and the overall welfare, national interest, and foreign policy of the United States through economic, financial, and other measures necessary to the maintenance of conditions abroad in which free human/nonhuman institutions may survive and consistent with the maintenance of the strength and stability of the United States."
+ "The Marshall Plan" - Economic Cooperation Act of 1948: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Plan

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'St. James the Just: "the Brother of Jesus who is called Christ..." (Hebrew: יעקב Ya'akov; Greek Ίάκωβος Iákōbos, Anglican: Jacob):
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+ St. James - "The Just" (Jacob): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_(brother_of_Jesus)

'When people think of genocide and Cambodia, they tend to think of the Khmer Rouge, and the “Killing Fields”; of their evidently insane Democratic Kampuchea regime which began its “Year Zero” in 1975. But a Finnish Inquiry Commission designated the years 1969 to 1975 in Cambodia (a time of massive aerial bombardment by the US and of bitter civil war wholly sustained by the US) as Phase 1 of the ‘Decade of Genocide’. Estimates of Cambodian deaths resulting from the 1969-75 war range from Vickery’s 500,000 killed to a credible 1 million excess deaths estimated by Sorpong Peou. Given that the Cambodian population was an estimated 6 or 7 million in the period of the Second Indochina War, this gives us a figure of between 1 in 6 and 1 in 14 of all Cambodians killed. US actions inside Cambodian borders began years before the devastating carpet bombing. The US ‘Studies and Operations Group’ conducted attacks with US Special Forces personnel in Cambodia throughout the 1960s. In 1967 these were institutionalised as “Salem House” (later known as “Daniel Boone”). This programme was kept secret from the US congress and conducted a total of 1,835 missions. Their primary activity appears to have been the laying of “sanitized self-destruct antipersonnel” mines anywhere up to 30 kilometres beyond the border. Their supposed mission was intelligence gathering, but throughout the whole programme they only captured 24 prisoners. The Special Forces troops usually disguised themselves as Vietnamese PLAF fighters and sometimes murdered civilians in false-flag operations... In 1970, when Henry Kissinger briefed Jonathan “Fred” Ladd, who was slated to conduct the war in Cambodia, he told him, “Don’t even think of victory; just keep it alive.” The point of the US bombing was not to win a military victory – it was to destroy Cambodia as part of an Indochina “exit strategy” – and that is a clear instance of genocide under the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.'
+ Cambodian Campaign - Pentagon Cover-up, Genocide, & Crimes Against Humanity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_Campaign
+ 50 Years After U.S. Launched Secret War on Laos, Unexploded Bombs Still Killing Civilians: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/6/25/50_years_after_us_launched_secret
+ Cambodia and America’s “Killing Fields” (2013): http://www.globalresearch.ca/cambodia-and-americas-killing-fields/5322123

'Damage to North Vietnam's infrastructure was severe. The Air Force estimated 500 rail interdictions had taken place, 372 pieces of rolling stock and three million gallons of petroleum products were destroyed, and 80 percent of North Vietnam's electrical power production capability had been eliminated. Logistical imports into North Vietnam were assessed by U.S. intelligence at 160,000 tons per month when the operation began. By January 1973, those imports had dropped to 30,000 tons per month. The North Vietnamese government criticized the operation stating that the U.S. had "carpet-bombed hospitals, schools, and residential areas, committing barbarous crimes against our people", citing the bombing of Bach Mai Hospital and Kham Thien street on 26 December which they claimed had resulted in 278 dead and 290 wounded, and over 2,000 homes destroyed. In total, Hanoi claimed that 1,624 civilians had been killed by the bombing. Both the Soviet Union and China denounced the bombing, while some Western countries also criticized the US operation. In a famous speech, Olof Palme, the Prime Minister of Sweden, compared the bombings to a number of historical "crimes" including the bombing of Guernica, the massacres of Oradour-sur-Glane, Babi Yar, Katyn, Lidice and Sharpeville, and the extermination of Jews and other groups at Treblinka, and said that "now another name can be added to this list: Hanoi, Christmas 1972". His protests resulted in the U.S. withdrawing their ambassador from Sweden and telling Sweden not to send a new ambassador to Washington. The newly elected Prime Minister of Australia, Gough Whitlam, whose country previously pushed America to expand the war, angered the Nixon administration by criticizing the bombings in a letter to the U.S. President, chilling United States-Australia relations until Whitlam's dismissal in 1975; in America, Nixon was criticized as a "madman", and some of the people who supported Operation Linebacker I,[who?] questioned the necessity and unusual intensity of Operation Linebacker II. Newspaper headlines included: "Genocide", "Stone-Age Barbarism" and "Savage and Senseless".'
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Linebacker
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Linebacker_II
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpet_bombing
+ http://www.vox.com/2015/5/27/8618261/america-maps-truths
+ http://www.vox.com/2014/11/13/7148855/40-maps-that-explain-world-war-ii
+ http://www.jstor.org/stable/482714?seq#page_scan_tab_contents
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Commando_Hunt

'In late 1943, the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff approved a proposal to begin the strategic air campaign against the Japanese home islands and East Asia by basing B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers in India and establishing forward airfields in China. This strategy, designated Operation Matterhorn, involved the construction of large airstrips near Chengdu in inland China which would be used to refuel B-29s traveling from bases in Bengal en route to targets in Japan... Mark Selden described the summer 1945 peak of the bombing campaign as "still perhaps unrivaled in the magnitude of human slaughter" laughing and stated that the factors contributing to its intensity were a combination of "technological breakthroughs, American nationalism, and the erosion of moral and political scruples about killing of civilians, perhaps intensified by the racism that crystallized in the Pacific theater". Edwin P. Hoyt wrote in 1987 that Japanese people commonly regard the Allied bombing of civilians as the worst atrocity of the war.'
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_raids_on_Japan
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre

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'The game is the 50th edition of the Super Bowl, first played in 1967 in anticipation of the 1970 merger of the American Football League and the NFL; the league emphasized the "golden anniversary" of the game throughout the season with various gold-themed initiatives (including the adoption of gold-tinted logos across all NFL properties), as well as temporarily suspending the tradition of naming each Super Bowl game with Roman numerals (under which the game would have been known as "Super Bowl L"), so that the logo could prominently feature the Arabic numerals of 50. Some theorists propose the Pentagon has used the NFL as part of the gladiator/spectator game theory and operant conditioning methods for crown crowd control in fascism using clowns, orgone energy, physical repression, shills, sexual violence, blind obedience, carrot & stick, cheerleaders, and mute conformity in herds. Others suggest the NFL itself is another way to extend and pretend while getting away with the loot from ethnic cleanse, genocide, and war crimes in the billionaire boys club Holy Roman Order. Nevertheless, the game itself represents the two sides of the {social} coin being arbitrarily divided against the other time and time again, training in this is homogenized mass-media identities en masse ("groupthink") - a key characteristic for the creation of rabid, hysterical madness in crowds from Olympians jumping through hoops as it stylistically represents the slave trade in elite para-military assault and combat fashion units, the mercenary spirit at the retail mall, and the corporate domination through organized political violence under the "benevolent, merciful, & just" empire of the command and control ponzi. Unfortunately, there are never any resources for anything else under martial law, i.e. 80% of global population on less than $10 a day allowance. Under the same dog training tactics and reward system, people will go to war and die for the sports team, or nuclear holocaust the ecosphere in order to win with dominance (masculine hegemony) and Profit!™ with status and Cheer!™.
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32 Million +/-1 Killed Since Nuremberg Trials, Marshall Plan, and Formation Of Israel In Hiroshima + Nagasaki Victory Party!!! (2016):
'The most warring nation on earth just since World War II alone has murdered up to 30 million people around the globe with an estimated 90% of them being civilians. Having initiated 201 out of the total of 240 armed conflicts from the end of WWII to 2001, it then follows that between those years the US Empire of Chaos and Destruction has murdered 27 million innocent people whose lives have tragically been cut short through no fault of their own for simply living in the wrong place at the wrong time belonging to the wrong ethnic nationality targeted by America’s full spectrum dominance and global superpower hegemony. And that was before the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, plus or minus one Auschwitz, Belsen-Belsen, & Dachau. Einstein was a mystic.'
+ Amerikkkan Holocaust Denial in the 21st Century (Ground Zero, "Green Zone" - New Cassiopeia): http://www.globalresearch.ca/its-time-to-stop-supporting-our-troops-thirty-million-people-killed-by-u-s-sinc...
+ "The Demon" (Evil/Nazi/dissociated-"other"): Auschwitz, Gestapo, & Stasi: http://scientistsascitizens.org/2014/05/15/academics-and-scientists-on-preventing-war/
+ "The Enemy" (Hysterical Anti-Targeting/Communist-Klan Bigotry/Royal-Military Psi-Op Crusades) - Stalin, Lenin, & Gulag: http://www.countercurrents.org/lucas240407.htm

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+ Santiago Matamoros: "Saint James the Arab-Killer, Son of Zebedee, West Texas" (Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב Yaʿqob, Greek: Ἰάκωβος, 1778):
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James,_son_of_Zebedee
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_James_Matamoros
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democide
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'On July 31, 1973, while the Vietnam war was still being fought, Representative Robert Drinan, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced the first impeachment resolution against President Richard Nixon. One of the grounds for indictment Drinan proposed was the secret bombing of Cambodia, ordered by the President. To Drinan, this was a crime at least as great as the domestic scandals which had already come to be known as "Watergate." The fourteen months of massive B-52 "carpet bombings," which killed tens of thousands of Cambodian villagers and an unknown number of Vietnamese communist soldiers in border sanctuaries, were run outside the military's chain of command. They were also kept completely secret from Congress and the public (until exposed by New York Times reporter William Beecher). In recently released transcripts of telephone conversations between Nixon and his closest aides, the President ordered "a massive bombing campaign in Cambodia [using] anything that flies on anything that moves." (The transcript then records an unintelligible comment that "sounded like [General Alexander] Haig laughing.") The secret bombing of Cambodia involved the same abuse of power and political manipulation of government agencies as Watergate, but only a few Congressional representatives like John Conyers, Elizabeth Holtzman, and Edward Mezvinsky supported Drinan's Cambodia article, which was soundly defeated by the House impeachment committee 26-12. There are many myths about Watergate -- among them that Woodward and Bernstein rode into Dodge and rescued the republic all by themselves, that the impeachment of Richard Nixon saved American constitutional democracy from destruction, and that the grounds on which Nixon was impeached were a fair reflection of what he and "all the President's men" had actually done. In American mythology, "the system worked."'
+ Worse than Watergate? Why the American Public Could Never Learn The Truth About Nixon in Cambodia: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2005/11/worse-watergate
+ The Cover-Up is Worse Than The Crime: Bombs Over Cambodia - New information reveals that Cambodia was bombed far more heavily than previously believed: http://thewalrus.ca/2006-10-history/
+ What the U.S. Bombing of Cambodia Tells Us About Obama's Drone Campaign (ISIS/Khmer Rouge vs. Time-Life™ Agit-Prop Narrative): http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/02/what-the-us-bombing-of-cambodia-tells-us-about-obam...
+ Military Prostitution, "the Draft", Forced Conscription, & Wage Slavery in the Vietnam War (WWIII): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_women

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+ MLK & the National Conference for a New Politics (1967-68): http://typehost.com/video/mlk-national-conference-new-politics-1967-68

TIME™ coverage - The 'Reader's Digest'™ Stageshow:

  • "Upsetting the Balance". Time. 23 March 1970.
  • "Danger and Opportunity in Indochina". Time. 30 March 1970.
  • "The Royal Jugglers of Southeast Asia". Time. 30 March 1970.
  • "Mounting Uneasiness in Southeast Asia". Time. 6 April 1970.
  • "The Nixon Doctrine's Test in Indochina". Time. 13 April 1970.
  • "The Three-Theater War". Time. 13 April 1970.
  • "Indochina's Crumbling Frontiers". Time. 20 April 1970.
  • "A New Horror in Indochina". Time. 27 April 1970.
  • "Cambodia: Communists on the Rampage". Time. 4 May 1970.
  • "Between the Lines". Time. 4 May 1970.
  • "The New Burdens of War". Time. 11 May 1970.
  • "At War with War". Time. 18 May 1970.
  • "In Search of an Elusive Foe". Time. 18 May 1970.
  • "Ten Days—or Ten Years". Time. 18 May 1970.
  • "Congress v. the President". Time. 25 May 1970.
  • "Cambodia: Now It's 'Operation Buy Time'". Time. 25 May 1970.
  • "Exodus on the Mekong". Time. 25 May 1970.
  • "Nixon's Campaign for Confidence". Time. 25 May 1970.
  • "Cambodia: Toward War by Proxy". Time. 1 June 1970.
  • "The Senate: Unloving Acts". Time. 1 June 1970.
  • "The Widening Cracks in Nixon's Cabinet". Time. 1 June 1970.
  • "Cambodia: A Cocky New ARVN". Time. 8 June 1970.
  • "Indochina: More and More Fighters". Time. 15 June 1970.
  • "No Confidence on Cambodia". Time. 22 June 1970.
  • "Indochina: The Rising Tide of War". Time. 22 June 1970.
  • "New Dangers in Cambodia". Time. 29 June 1970.
  • "The Cambodian Venture: An Assessment". Time. 6 July 1970.
  • "Cambodia: Struggle for Survival". Time. 13 July 1970.
  • "Winding Up the Cambodian Hard Sell". Time. 13 July 1970.
  • "Gloom in the Land of Smiles". Time. 27 July 1970.
  • "The Discreet US Presence". Time. 3 August 1970.

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+ Nick Turse Interview - U.S. War Crimes in the Vietnam War: http://typehost.com/video/nick-turse-interview-us-war-crimes-vietnam-war
+ The Columbus Myth: Settler Colonialism & Genocide: http://typehost.com/article/columbus-myth-settler-colonialism-genocide
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+ King Leopold's Soliloquy - A Defense of His Congo Rule (1905): https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/i2l/kls.html
+ Kohn in Kampuchea (2016): http://aapress.com/ethnicity/chinese/preview-of-secretary-kerrys-travel-to-vientiane-phnom-penh-and-beijing/

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Uṣṇīṣa Vijaya Dhāraṇī

According to the text of the sutra, the dharani is:

namo bhagavate trailokya prativiśiṣṭaya buddhāya bhagavate.
tadyathā, om, viśodhaya viśodhaya, asama-sama
samantāvabhāsa-spharaṇa gati gahana svabhāva viśuddhe,
abhiṣiňcatu mām. sugata vara vacana amṛta abhiṣekai mahā mantra-padai.
āhara āhara āyuh saṃ-dhāraṇi. śodhaya śodhaya gagana svabhāva viśuddhe.
uṣṇīṣa vijaya viśuddhe sahasra-raśmi sam-codite.
sarva tathāgata aparimāṇe ṣaṭ-pāramitā-paripūranṇi.
sarva tathāgata mati daśa-bhūmi prati-ṣṭhite.
sarva tathāgata hṛdaya adhiṣṭhānādhiṣṭhita mahā-mudre.
vajra kāya sam-hatana viśuddhe.
sarva āvaraṇa apāya-durgati pari viśuddhe, prati-nivartaya āyuh śuddhe.
samaya adhiṣṭhite. maṇi maṇi mahā maṇi.
tathatā bhūta-koṭi pariśuddhe. visphuṭa buddhi śuddhe.
jaya jaya, vijaya vijaya. sphāra sphāra, sarva buddha adhiṣṭhita śuddhe,
vajri vajra gāḍhe vajram bhavatu mama śarīram.
sarva sattvānām ca kāya pari viśuddhe. sarva gati pariśuddhe.
sarva tathāgata siñca me samāśvāsayantu.
sarva tathāgata samāśvāsa adhiṣṭhite.
budhya budhya, vibudhya vibudhya,
bodhaya bodhaya, vibodhaya vibodhaya samanta pariśuddhe.
sarva tathāgata hṛdaya adhiṣṭhānādhiṣṭhita mahā-mudre svāhā.

This Uṣṇīṣa Vijaya Dhāraṇī includes several additions to the original Sanskrit transliteration, for completeness, and in light of other versions.

In addition to the long dhāraṇī, there is the much shorter Uṣṇīṣa Vijaya heart-mantra:

oṃ amṛta-tejavati svāhā

+ The Uṣṇīṣa Vijaya Dhāraṇī (Siddhaṃ Script): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U%E1%B9%A3%E1%B9%87%C4%AB%E1%B9%A3a_Vijaya_Dh%C4%81ra%E1%B9%87%C4%AB_S%C5%ABtra

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Uṣṇīṣa Vijaya

III. DHARANI OF THE VICTORIOUS BUDDHA-CROWN

Adoration to the Blessed θne who is the most excellent one in the triple world! Adoration to the Enlightened θne, to the Blessed θne! Namely:

θm! Cleanse [us], cleanse [us]! θ one who is always impartial! θne who, being in possession of all-pervading, all-illuminating light, is pure in his self-nature, cleansed of the darkness of the five paths of existence!

Baptize us, θ Sugata, with an immortal baptism which consists of the best words, of the great true phrases!
Remove disasters, remove disasters,
θ one who holds an eternal life! Cleanse us, cleanse us,
θ one who is as pure as the sky!
θ one who is as pure as the victorious Buddha-crown!
θ one who is inflamed with a thousand rays of light! θ all the Tathagatas who look over [the entire world]!
θ one who is perfect in the Six Paramitas!
θ one who holds the great seal empowered with the spiritual power which emanates from the heart of every Tathagata!
θ one whose body is as hard and pure as Vajra!
θ one who is thoroughly pure, cleansed of all impediments, all fears, and all the evil paths!
Turn us away [from evils] θ one who enjoys a purified life!
θ one who empowers us with [the power of] the original covenant! θ jewel, jewel, the great jewel!
θ Suchness which is reality-limit and absolute purity!
θ one who is pure in his evolved enlightenment!
Be victorious, be victorious, be ever victorious, be ever victorious! Bear in mind, bear in mind!
θ one who is pure being empowered by all Buddhas!
θ Vajragarbha who holds the Vajra! Let my body be like Vajra! Let those of all beings too be like Vajra!
θ one who is in possession of an absolutely pure body! θ one who is absolutely pure from all the paths of existence! And let me be consoled by all the Tathagatas!
θ one who is empowered with the consoling power of all the Tathagatas! Be enlightened, be enlightened, be ever enlightened, be ever enlightened! Have them enlightened, have them enlightened, have them ever enlightened, have them ever enlightened!
θ one who is most pure in a most thoroughgoing way!
θ one who holds a great seal empowered with the spiritual power which emanates from the heart of every Tathagata!
Hail!

+ "Manual of Zen Buddhism" - Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, D.Litt., Professor of Buddhist Philosophy, Otani University, Kyoto: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/mzb/mzb00.htm

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Golden Triangle

'South Korea sent more than 300,000 troops to fight in the Vietnam War. (1964-73) The Diên Niên – Phước Bình massacre was a massacre conducted by South Korean forces on October 9 and October 10, 1966, of 280 unarmed citizens in Tịnh Sơn village, Sơn Tịnh District, Quảng Ngãi Province in South Vietnam. The massacre was conducted in two hamlets in Tịnh Sơn village. One massacre was conducted in the Dien Nien Temple in Dien Nien hamlet, the second massacre was conducted in Phước Bình hamlet schoolyard. Most of the victims were children, elderly and women. The number of dead is given as 180 by Viet Nam News. The South Korean forces are accused of conducting similar massacres in Bình An village, Bình Hòa village, Bình Tai village and Tây Vinh village in the same year.'

'Thai Army formations, including the "Queen's Cobra" battalion, saw action in South Vietnam between 1965 and 1971. Thai forces saw much more action in the covert war in Laos between 1964 and 1972, though Thai regular formations there were heavily outnumbered by the irregular "volunteers" of the CIA-sponsored Police Aerial Reconnaissance Units or PARU, who carried out reconnaissance activities on the western side of the Ho Chi Minh trail.'
+ The Thai Queen's Cobra battalion in Phuoc Tho: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
+ Binh Tai Massacre: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binh_Tai_Massacre
+ Diên Niên – Phước Bình Massacre: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Di%C3%AAn_Ni%C3%AAn_%E2%80%93_Ph%C6%B0%E1%BB%9Bc_B%C3%ACnh_massacre

'Buzz continues with his most urgent but quite sarcastic words, “Well, let me tell you; it is Operation Popeye and Operation Commando Lava that does it. These are the major bases the USAF operated from in Thailand..."'

Don Muang Royal Thai Air Force Base, 1961–1970
+ Major USAF Unit: 631st Combat Support Group, 1962-1970

Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, 1962–1975
+ Major USAF Unit: 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 1965-1975

Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Navy Base, 1962–1976
+ Major USAF Unit: 56th Special Operations Wing, 1967-1975

Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, 1961–1971; 1972–1974
+ Major USAF Unit: 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, 1965-1971; Rotational units, 1972-1974

U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, 1965–1976
+ Major USAF Units: 4258th Strategic Wing, 1966-1970; 307th Strategic Wing, 1970-1975

Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, 1965–1974
+ Major USAF Unit: 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 1965-1974

Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, 1964–1976
+ Major USAF Unit: 432d Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1966-1975

The circumstances surrounding the creation of these bases and the American deployment is a long and complex tale. Its origins lie in the French withdrawal from Indochina as a result of the 1954 Geneva Agreement, nationalism and the Cold War.'
+ U.S. War Crimes - Thailand & South Vietnam: https://books.google.com.kh/books?id=9Upl4BDueJ4C&pg=PA152

'Conscription, also known as mandatory military service or compulsory national service, is legislated in South Korea, with military service stated in Chapter II Article 39 of the Constitution of the Republic of Korea for all citizens. The current Conscription Law, enacted in 1965, however, applies only to males, aged between 18 and 35.'
+ Conscription in South Korea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription_in_South_Korea

'In aftermath of war Pakistan Government constituted the Hamoodur Rahman Commission headed by Justice Hamoodur Rahman in 1971 to investigate the political and military causes for defeat and the Bangladesh atrocities during the war. The commission's report was classified and its publication banned by Bhutto as it put the military in poor light, until some parts of the report surfaced in Indian media in 2000. When it was declassified, it showed many failings from the strategic to the tactical levels. It confirmed the looting, rapes and the killings by the Pakistan Army and their local agents. It lay the blame squarely on Pakistani generals, accusing them of debauchery, smuggling, war crimes and neglect of duty. Though no actions were ever taken on commissions findings, the commission had recommended public trial of Pakistan Army generals on the charges that they had been responsible for the situation in the first place and that they had succumbed without a fight.'

  • Pakistan Armed Forces: 365,000
  • Indian Armed Forces: 500,000
  • Mukti Bahini: 175,000

+ Hamoodur Rahman Commission: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Pakistani_War_of_1971

Golden Triangle

'Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base was established in the 1950s as a RTAF base. Political considerations with regards to communist forces engaging in a civil war inside Laos and fears of the civil war spreading into Thailand led the Thai government to allow the United States to covertly use five Thai bases beginning in 1961 for the air defense of Thailand and to fly reconnaissance flights over Laos. Under Thailand's "gentleman's agreement" with the United States, Royal Thai Air Force Bases used by the USAF were considered Royal Thai Air Force bases and were commanded by Thai officers. Thai air police controlled access to the bases, along with USAF Security Police, who assisted them in base defense using sentry dogs, observation towers, and machine gun bunkers. Numbers of other USAF personnel were assigned as security police "augmentees" and placed on perimeter guard duty as alerts of possible enemy intrusions developed. One such attack occurred in early 1970 when North Vietnamese sappers penetrated the base perimeter. Six of them were killed, with no friendly casualties. Other than security police, augmentees, and combat aircrew members, base personnel were normally unarmed. Also, under the US-Thailand operations agreement, USAF military guarding Ubon were prohibited from "chambering" ammunition in their weapons unless fired upon by an enemy.'
+ Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubon_Royal_Thai_Air_Force_Base
---> Attacks against Ubon: July 28th, 1969, January 12, 1970, and June 4, 1972.
---> NOTE: Records for 6/69 [REDACTED]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UM2eYLbzXg
---> https://books.google.com/books?id=4VG4AQAAQBAJ&pg=PA394

'Thailand was a member of SEATO. While supposedly maintaining an air of neutrality, it was deeply concerned about the fighting in neighboring Indochina. Over the centuries, Thai governments had managed to avoid foreign domination with a policy of accommodation with the predominant power in Asia at the time. By 1965, the increasing amount of American aircraft deployments to Thailand was jeopardizing policy. The Royal Thai government's desire to avoid publicity led to the formation of a policy to downplay the United States' presence and not draw attention to its tactical air units in Thailand. This is why so little information about the USAF in Thailand was made public during the Vietnam War. Much of that information remains unavailable, being considered sensitive to the Thai government. The Thai government prohibited photographing of American personnel and military aircraft, with the exception of official archive photography taken for documentation and official release. American news agencies, such as United Press International and Associated Press, were prohibited from filing stories about American military activities.

Attacks on US bases and personnel were suppressed and any personnel wounded during military action in Thailand did not receive recognition of or awards for their wounds. Military information officers were instructed that no mention was to be made of operations from Thai facilities, no names of bases were to be mentioned and no mention of operational activities were to be released. The report "Snakes in the Eagles Nest" gives a partial account of combat operations in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

USAF combat sorties from Thailand flown into both North Vietnam and South Vietnam grew as the Vietnam War expanded in the 1960s. In addition, combat missions were flown aiding friendly forces in Laos and, starting in 1970, Cambodia were also flown. The missions flown over Laos are today referred to as the Secret War. Although the existence of the so-called "Secret War" was sometimes reported in the U.S., details were largely unavailable due to official government denials that the war even existed. The denials were seen as necessary considering that the US had signed agreements specifying the neutrality of Laos. US involvement in Laos was considered necessary because North Vietnam had effectively conquered a large part of the country and was equally lying in public about its role in Laos. Despite these denials, however, the Secret War was actually the largest U.S. covert operation prior to the Afghan-Soviet War, with areas of Laos controlled by North Vietnam subjected to three million tons of bombing, representing the heaviest U.S.-led bombing campaign since World War II.'
+ The "Secret War" in Laos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Air_Force_in_Thailand

'During 1968 the U.S. Air Force undertook two experimental operations that it hoped would exacerbate the worst parts of the above-mentioned war crimes by creating more brutal soldiers in the jungles of South Vietnam. "Project Popeye" has been proposed as a cover operation for increased official methamphetamine use in soldiers, where an attempt to "indefinitely extend" the rainy monsoon weather over southeastern Laos by "cloud seeding" (i.e., smoking) was just a cover story for the budgetary funding, which was further leveraged by the huge black market profits in the region. Official testing on the "Popeye" project began in September 1968 above the Kong River watershed that ran through the Steel Tiger and Tiger Hound areas. According to the reports, "Clouds" were "seeded by air" with "silver iodide smoke" ("Big Pharma") and then "activated" by "launching a fuse fired from a flare pistol" (clinical pipe tests). 56 further field instances of "Ice" (crystals) smoked in combat in combination with steroids were recorded in official records in October 1968; 85% were judged to be "successful at increasing kill rates 10x through rage factors on the battlefield". President Johnson then gave further explicit White House authorization for the program, which lasted until funding expired in July 1972.

Testing on "Project Commando Lava" began on 17 May, 1968. Scientists from Dow Chemical had created a concoction that, when mixed with "rainwater" (H2O), destabilized the materials that made up "soil" (opium) and created "mud" (heroin). There was enthusiasm from the military and civilian participants in the program, who claimed they were there to "make mud, not war". In some areas it worked, depending on the makeup of the "soil". The first mission was flown from Udorn Royal Thai Air Base by three C-130A aircraft from the 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron, Naha Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.

Golden Triangle
'Prior to the luring operation, 11 sensors were implanted along Route 13 north and south of Snuol during two separate sensor implanting operations. The monitoring equipment was operated by the ARVN 5th Division located in Loc Ninh. On January 4, 1971, the ARVN Task Force 9 was formed with the mission of luring out the Viet Cong. Task Force 9 consisted of the 9th Regiment, 74th Ranger Battalion, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 5th Engineer Company. They were supported by the US 3rd Squadron/17th Air Cavalry. On February 26 General Nguyen Van Minh took over command of the operation after General Do Cao Tri died in a helicopter crash. Instead of continuing on with the original plan, General Minh choose to apply withdrawal tactics without air-support, if successful the Viet Cong would be annihilated by several ARVN divisions during the final phase. But if not, the task force would be destroyed. During the months of January and February the ARVN made little contact with the enemy because the Viet Cong often avoided heavy engagements. However, by May things were about to change after Task Force 9 was replaced by Task Force 8 (8th Regiment). Throughout April Task Force 8 conducted raid and sweeping operations near Viet Cong bases, but the South Vietnamese were disappointed again as the Viet Cong melted away without putting up significant resistance. On May 25 the Viet Cong 5th and 7th Divisions began encircling Task Force 8 positions. For the next five days the Viet Cong assaulted the besieged Task Force 8, but they could not destroy the main South Vietnamese formation because of diversionary attacks conducted by the ARVN on the night of May 29, which led VC commanders to believe that Task Force 8 would attack them from the north. The Viet Cong subsequently deployed their anti-aircraft units to the north, and left their units in the south of Snuol exposed to the firepower of the U.S 17th Air Cavalry. Massed formations from the regular VC divisions placed immense pressure on the ARVN's movements, and without any air support or rescue, Task Force 8 was on the brink of collapse. At that point, General Nguyễn Văn Hiếu decided to execute his withdrawal plan which occurred over three stages. Despite the encirclement, the South Vietnamese Army were able to fight their way out under extreme duress and made it home. When the battle had ended ARVN casualties included 37 killed, 167 wounded and 74 missing. Yet they still claimed to have 1,043 Viet Cong killed throughout the battle. From the South Vietnamese point of view, if General Minh had not changed battle plans then the ARVN could have won a decisive victory with the destruction of the VC's 5th and 7th Divisions. Although Task Force 8 was threatened with destruction during the encirclement at Snuol, they displayed discipline and determination. But the failure to destroy the Viet Cong 5th and 7th Divisions would have negative consequences for South Vietnam 10 months later, when the Viet Cong 5th Division would overrun Loc Ninh during the Easter Offensive. The Viet Cong victory at Snuol gave North Vietnam another opportunity to boast about Communist successes. On June 2, 1971, North Vietnamese propaganda claimed that "over three hours' fierce engagement with Saigon troops on May 30, wiped out the 8th Infantry Multi-Battalion Unit, the 1st Armoured Regiment, and a mixed artillery battalion, killing or wounding 1,500 troops and capturing 300 others, and inflicting other losses on the enemy".'

'Air Force historian Earl Tilford has written that Linebacker was "a watershed in aerial warfare...it was the first modern aerial campaign in which precision guided munitions changed the way in which air power was used." It succeeded, where Rolling Thunder had failed, he claimed, for three reasons: President Nixon was decisive in his actions and gave the military greater latitude in targeting; American airpower was forcefully and appropriately used; and the immense difference in the technology utilized made Linebacker the first bombing campaign in a "new era" of aerial warfare.'
+ Operation Linebacker - Paris Peace Talks (1972): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Linebacker
+ The Battle of Snuol / Operation Toàn Thắng TT02 (1971): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Snuol

'We were up in the northern mountainous region of Laos, the area where the CIA waged a secret war for 9 years from 1965 to 1973 and was the largest war in CIA history. Surprisingly, despite years in the American education system studying 20th century history, we received our first knowledge of this war through a documentary played at town hostel in the center of Phonsovan. Truth be told, few Americans are aware that the secret war ever took place (though nowadays a simple Google search will reveal the details). The war, like most during that time, was fought against the threat of communism. The CIA recruited the Hmong people, an ethnic tribe living in the hills of South East Asia, to fight against the North Vietnamese forces and the Pathet Lao (the Lao communist forces). In exchange the Hmong tribes were allowed to continue growing their cash crop – opium. At first the CIA turned a blind eye to the manufacturing of this illegal drug, but with time they used this to their advantage, transporting the drug and selling it off to fund the war. This was a war the US public knew nothing about, in a region that was officially declared neutral in 1962. Yet with a falsified map president Kennedy played up the threat of communist forces in Laos and gave the OK for covert troops to enter. The official cover-up was that the US was conducting humanitarian aid missions in the region. By 1965 $545 million had been invested into Laos in the name of “democracy.” As the war in Vietnam escalated the purpose of being in Laos was to disrupt the flow of the Ho Chi Minh trail, and more and more bombing missions were flown in Northern Laos.Statistically speaking, between the years of 1964 and 1973 the US conducted air strikes on Laos once every 8 minutes. Every EIGHT minutes. 2 millions tonnes of bombs were dropped over the course of 580,000 bombing missions. Over the course of these nine years the US struck more bombs on Laos than on Germany and Japan combined during World War II. During those years hundreds of thousands of Lao civilians were displaced and many villages destroyed. Since 1964 unexploded ordinance (UXO) has killed or maimed as many as 50,000 civilians. In 2012 alone the US Congress made $9 million available for the clearing of the UXO in Laos, (which does not compare to the $17million the US spent per day on dropping the bombs).'
+ The Secret War in Laos: http://acoupletravelers.com/the-secret-war-in-laos/

U.S. War Crimes & Environmental Destruction - GEODATA (2016):

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---> Note: All evidence points to Google™ co-operating with the State Department to cover up for U.S. War Crimes in Cambodia by altering the images on Google Maps!™. "Do No Evil! Hear No Evil! Speak No Evil..." See the environmental damage of Napalm, Agent Orange, anti-crop chemicals, and 'Carpet Bombing!'™ by B-52s in Cambodia, Laos, & Vietnam in the defense of Thailand (1961-73) & unbombed areas on the Hmong corridor on the perimeter. Direct roads from U.S. bases in Thailand to Golden Triangle sites. Haig, Cheney, & Rumsfeld used the Cambodia war crimes evidence as leverage over Nixon to force the resignation, then did a legal "rinse and wash" bankruptcy for all the war crimes in Vietnam with the Ford pardon. Zero Day was 1975 and the cover-up by 'deep State' and "top-secret" has continued ever since. These just some of literally thousands of examples of Napalm, Carpet Bombing, Agent Orange, and "covert operations" conducted "off-the-books" - equivalent to Nazi level war crimes and surely bring and end to the war & empire if people realize the gravity of the crimes against humanity. This evidence was suppressed until 2000 with the false flag by the same people covering up the Cambodia evidence and using it as leverage to run the Pentagon behind the scenes with the power, i.e. Haig, Cheney, & Rumsfeld, who co-incidentally just left power in 2009 after the Wall St. shake-down, stolen election, illegal wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, full Patriot Act™-Police State. So.... full clown, propaganda, circus, freak show, swindle, anything that extends past the statute of limitations and entails getting away with the loot. Haig and Vang Pao dearly departed, Hmong genocide undocumented, responsibility starts with IBM, Ford, Montsanto, Dow Chemical, DuPont, & the lot who profited, but the American mercenary Army and Naval shipyard works for who... i.e., Malaysia to Vietnam, baton transfer Opera for the London Theatre district and the City = "murky", original psi-ops and performance for the cameras, Jewish lawyer strategy, deny culpability and control from behind the scenes unknown = 'Merc-y as proxy State for the Crown. So, always a royal alliance between U.S. and London, but media stream & corporate ruling narrative date back to Cassiopeia and the joint-stock ticker clubs. Consider early and late stage ponzi entry, bigoted admission policies at Dismaland, the self as center of the Disney narrative as "State or national identity complex," or false-flag, propaganda, and lies. What the abstract stands for parallel and true... hard to get around the hard facts of unlawful carnal knowledge or double standards as relate to the State and violence of war, scalping, bounties, the Romanov transfer, & the lot. General sentiment, understand why Cambodia information was not made public in Nixon time, how used as leverage by Haig-Cheney-Rumsfeld to run the Pentagon for 40 years, how that violence and leverage serves limited oligarch interest of Wall Street, and how the propaganda, sports teams, muppetry, and shills all lead to the manufacture of consent through "Wizard of Oz" methods and Harpo-set values to manufacture the illusion of consent, illusion of patriotism or national identity of the self, American holocaust denial or peculiar brand of fascism + bigotry, was New Rhodesia / Congo Free State hybrid from the start. Then... abolish war, make it right, make amends, on a sincere, honest, and just basis, not as fascist bigot [REDACTED] and "fuck you"... i.e., consistent with global and communal harmony standards where all religious teachers, standards, and values are given nonviolent respect and freedom, i.e. "hippie shamans" and green-light babas, peyote sect, and Church of LSD, which is of course the "mystery power" at the heart of the counter-culture, opposition, and resistance, i.e. "choppa" and set, locked up and slaved with legal corruption and polyester star. So, this civil war leads to full gulag and Stasi after the Watergate cover-up of the Cambodian genocide, and of course "Dick Pot" is the KKK-set false flag, i.e. military intelligence psi-op after the black reverend was shot in the head. When you have gone so low, like Nixon and crew, nothing else will satisfy but Snickers™, call the Heinz-Cosby crew and Kerry will act as double agent and controlled opposition in the next spy-thriller movie. So, Vietnam was bombed for running Bernie for president and Cambodia & Laos stand as the most carpet bombed, Napalmed, Agent-Oranged, and genocided countries never to have even a mention of the issue, never war declared, "off the books", war crimes worse than Hitler, but... due to the "black out" on Burma in Her Majesty's media, "unknown". So, Pentagon has to cover this up for 40 to 50 years or how to admit what was done intentionally to MLK and the Cambodian, Laos, Vietnam, & Bangladesh villages and remain 5-star VIP? Why does it make sense these people were in power until 2009 and would do anything not only to keep power, but that requires the prevention of people from knowing the truth about what has been done? How does it relate to Woodstock & "Boomers", other than "sex. drugs, & rock-n-roll" with Harpo-flavored Doritos™?
+ Bassnectar - "Mystery Song" Ft. BEGINNERS (Infuze Remix): https://soundcloud.com/bassnectar/19-mystery-song-ft-beginners

[IBM™, Monsanto™ & Dow Chemical™] : On the previous day, the three airmen from the squadron had scouted the target area south of Tchepone in a two engine CIA aircraft piloted by a civilian employee. The pilot had failed to load enough fuel on the reconnaissance aircraft and had to refuel at a Laotian base on the return trip to Udorn. Since United States armed forces personnel were never officially acknowledged as being in Laos, the United States Ambassador to Laos became enraged that U.S. personnel had been spotted in uniform at the remote refueling field in Laos. The following day, the three aircraft departed from Udorn filled with tons of a mixture of "nitrilotriacetic acid" (?) and "sodium tripolyphosphate" (?) stuffed into cloth bags designed "to break apart" at impact. The three aircraft flew above 5,000 feet (1,500 m) until near the target area, then let down to tree top level for the run-in to the target, flying an in-trail formation with 1,000 feet (300 m) between aircraft. Two A-1E Skyraider aircraft provided air cover to the mission. The target itself was "a road cut sharply into a hillside on a long traverse". Journalists suggest this may have been a cover operation for both heroin and cocaine/methamphetamine distribution to U.S. Armed Forces & allied ultra networks which largely consisted of conscripted or drafted male slaves, 18-20 years of age dealing with battlefield stress, culture shock, and forced military service through the abuse of whiskey, beer, rock-n-roll, & "black"-market substances in a DMZ or WWIII environment with unknown life expectancy rates in South Vietnam.

The U.S. military reported that the "Commando Lava" drop itself went as planned, with "good coverage" over the road for about 800 metres (1⁄2 mi). Later on in the day, the forecast "rain" activated the "soap" and the initial reports were that "the entire road had washed into the valley".

"That night at a party at one of the local CIA watering holes, the C-130 crews and the CIA operatives celebrated the successful mission."

Two other missions were flown by the same aircrews, operating out of Cam Ranh Air Base in South Vietnam. The targets on those two missions were at the northern end of A Shau Valley, also in South Vietnam, but were unsuccessful. The crews had been told that the South Vietnamese would "rush" hundreds of personnel to the drop site and remove the "soap" prior to "the rainfall" that was necessary "to activate the chemicals". On the last mission, the third aircraft, commanded by Captain John Butterfield, was seriously damaged by ground fire, and although he managed to land the aircraft at Chu Lai, the aircraft was a total loss due to a warped wing spar. For his actions on that day, Capt. Butterfield received the Silver Star medal. The full extent of U.S. military involvement with opium production in the Golden Triangle during the wars in Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos, as well as the distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and anabolic steroids to allied troops has not been declassified. Historians suggest that opium production in the Golden Triangle regions goes back thousands of years before evolving into an international cartel system and mafia during the French and British colonial administrations, where it was considered a vital aspect of national security critical to the war effort and domestic markets. The Mao-badi overthrow of the Golden Triangle operations in the "hidden areas" of Thailand, Laos, & Cambodia ("black sites") in early 1970 leads to the migration of global opium production to Afghanistan in the late 1970s.'
+Project Commando Lava: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho_Chi_Minh_trail
+ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/commando-lava.htm
+ https://books.google.com/books?id=jnKgaFAraboC&pg=PA412
+ Popeye (Urban): http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Popeye&defid=5417246

Golden Triangle

'The Mong Tai Army was founded in 1985, after the merging of two rebel factions; the Shan United Army (SUA) and the Moh Heng-faction of the Shan United Revolutionary Army (SURA). Despite officially stating that their goal is ultimately independence for Shan State, both groups have been accused of acting as private armies for Shan warlords (Khun Sa and Moh Heng, respectively). They have both also been accused of being heavily involved in the drug trade in the Golden Triangle, an area that produces millions of dollars of opium every year. In the 1990s, the Mong Tai Army had a peak strength of 20,000 soldiers. After heavy battles against the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Armed Forces) between 1993 and 1995, tensions grew between the Shan nationalist field officers and the Chinese leaders. Shan nationalists wanted to achieve an independent state for the Shan minority, while the Chinese leaders were more interested in the illicit opium trade and the money that it earned. Until 1996, the Mong Tai Army was also fighting the United Wa State Army (UWSA), something which benefited Tatmadaw forces in the area. During their fighting, the USWA managed to occupy two large swathes of territory near the Thai border, north and south of the city of Kengtung. On 7 July 1995, an internal dispute broke out within the Mong Tai Army, and 8,000 fighters under the command of Colonel Yod Kan and Dae Wain retreated into the village of Hsipaw, where they built a new base. They renamed themselves the Shan State National Army, and the group intended to negotiate a ceasefire agreement with government forces. Khun Sa claimed that the source of the dispute was that the soldiers who left did not want to fight for a leader with multiple goals. However, the soldiers claimed that the drug profits went only to Khun Sa, and that civilian casualties were the highest in fighting between the Mong Tai Army and government forces because of a lack of leadership. Thousands died as a direct result from fighting between the Mong Tai Army and government forces.

A majority of the Mong Tai Army laid down their arms and surrendered to government forces in 1995, but around 3,000 split and formed the Shan United Revolutionary Army (later renamed to the Shan State Army - South). According to the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC), the terms of the surrender stipulated that in return for ending his insurgency and surrendering his weaponry, Khun Sa would be allowed to live under close government supervision in Yangon (Rangoon), where he would be allowed to engage indirectly, through third-party investors, in legitimate business operations and he would not be prosecuted for his trafficking activities or be extradited to the US. Khun Sa was not only pardoned by the government, but received the title of "honored elder", and was allowed to live out the remainder of his life in Yangon, where he died in 2007. Khun Sa has frequently claimed that the Mong Tai Army was not about the drug trade or making profits from drug trafficking, and claimed that in fact, they were strongly opposed to opium. However, it is reported that Khun Sa once offered to sell his army's entire opium supply to the US government, an offer which was refused. In 1989, Khun Sa was charged by a New York court for trying to import 1,000 tonnes of heroin into the US, with the US DEA offering a $2,000,000 bounty for his arrest.'
+ Mong Tai Army (1985-1996): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mong_Tai_Army

'On 17 April 1989, ethnic Wa soldiers established the United Wa State Army and ended the long-running Communist insurgency in Burma. On 9 May 1989, the Burmese government signed a cease-fire agreement with UWSA, formally ending the conflict. The United Wa State Army was founded and led by Chao Ngi Lai (1939-2009) and later Bao Youxiang (鲍有祥). It is an organisation strongly supported by China, which gives it more support than to the Myanmar government. The group's Deputy Commander-in-Chief is Zhao Zhongdang. Aung Myint is the spokesperson. Co-founder was Xuexian Ai. He formed the Wa National Council (WNC) with Hsang Maha Ngeun Wiang, his brother-in-law, in 1984. His group was the nucleus of UWSA 171 Military Region near the Thai border. He died at the age of 78 in Mandalay on 29 October 2011. Ta Maha Hsang sponsored the famous Panglong Agreement" song composed by Sai Kham Leik and song by Sai Hsai Mao. Wa Supreme Court Chief is Li Zhao Guo. Deputy Chief of External Relationship Department is Sun Khun.

Until 1996 the United Wa State Army was involved in a conflict against the Shan Mong Tai Army led by drug kingpin Khun Sa which suited the objectives of the Tatmadaw in the area. During this conflict the Wa army occupied areas close to the Thai border, ending up with the control of two separate swathes of territory north and south of Kengtung. UWSA is one of the 17 armed ceased fire groups that attended long National Convention orchestrated by Myanmar military. In August 2009, the United Wa State Army became involved in the Kokang incident, a violent conflict with Burma's military junta's Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw). This was the largest outbreak of fighting between ethnic armies and government troops since the signing of the cease-fire 20 years earlier. The United Wa State Army also works with the ULFA-ATF, an Assam resistant group based in Myanmar. The cease-fire agreement allowed the United Wa State Army to freely expand their logistical operations with the Burmese military, including the trafficking of drugs to neighbouring Thailand and Laos.

The United States government Drug Enforcement Administration labelled the UWSA as a narcotic trafficking organisation on 29 May 2003. On 3 November 2005, The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control listed 11 individuals and 16 companies that were "part of the financial and commercial network of designated significant foreign narcotics trafficker Wei Hsueh-kang and the United Wa State Army (UWSA)." The UWSA is said to be the largest drug-producing organisation in Southeast Asia. The UWSP on its part blamed both the Ne Win military government and the CPB for using the Wa as "pawns in the violent destructive games" and encouraging them to grow the opium poppy.

The opium poppy harvest had increased since the former drug baron and warlord Lo Hsing Han managed to rebuild his drug empire after he became the intermediary for cease-fire agreements between the military intelligence chief Khin Nyunt and the Kokang and Wa insurgents who had rebelled against and toppled the Communist leadership in 1989. In addition to the traditional Golden Triangle export of opiates, production has diversified to methamphetamine, or yaa baa, which is cheaper and easier to manufacture than heroin. Thai authorities have denounced methamphetamine production, trafficking, and consumption as a threat to national security. It denied involvement in Mekong incident of 5 November 2011.

In recent years, poppy cultivation has declined in both northern Laos and the Wa region partly as a result of a ban imposed by the UWSP in 2005. In 1999, Bao You-Xiang ordered a forced relocation, away from the poppy fields, of six northern Wa districts south to mainly Shan and Lahu areas. The World Food Program (WFP) and China also provided emergency food assistance to former poppy farmers. Chinese criminal organisations in the area however may have simply switched the production line from heroin to amphetamine -type stimulants (ATS) such as yaa baa.

Wei Hsueh-kang founded the Hong Pang Group in 1998 with revenues from the drug trade after taking advantage of the privileges offered in the cease-fire deal by Khin Nyunt. Its position in the country's economy, not just the Wa State, is reflected by the multitude of businesses it owns and controls in construction, agriculture, gems and minerals, petroleum, electronics and communications, distilleries and department stores. Hong Pang Group is based at Panghsang with offices also in Yangon, Mandalay, Lashio, Tachilek and Mawlamyine. UWSA also operated its own bank in the past.

Ho Chun Ting, a/k/a Aik Haw a/k/a Hsiao Haw, the son-in-law of Bao You-Xiang, is the principal owner and managing director of Yangon Airways and chairman of Tetkham Co Ltd that runs a chain of hotels. Close to Khin Nyunt and several other generals in the junta, he was also involved in gems auctions and several large construction projects with the Yangon City Development Council. He was reported to have fled to Panghsang following the arrest of his known associates in a drug-related offence in January 2009. Aik Haw was included in the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list published by the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control on 25 November 2008. Former Thai Premier Thaksin Shinawatra and the Thai military have a long-standing business relationship with the UWSA.'
+ United Wa State Army (1989-2016): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Wa_State_Army

'In mid-1972, SOG deactivated. Despite this fact, its cross-border program came under attack in 1973 from the U.S. press and the U.S. Congress. Newspapers such as The New York Times and the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch indicated that despite the prohibitions imposed by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1971, U.S. military personnel had participated in cross-border operations in Cambodia during 1972. This revelation also indicated that the House of Representatives and the Senate Appropriations Committee had had briefings on the SOG’s activities, functions, and casualties since 1966. A series of Congressional hearings held in 1973 also revealed that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on U.S. Security Agreements and Commitments Abroad had also known of the SOG’s activities, costs, and casualties. The Congressional hearings disclosed that the SOG’s Top Secret budget was in the U.S. Navy budget NOP 345, carried as a classified project. The focus of the Congressional inquiry was the military’s disregard of the Foreign Assistance Act and the War Powers Act, which forbade the use of U.S. advisers or US. funds to support our ground forces in countries that bordered South Vietnam. Several witnesses gave testimony that they had participated in operations in Cambodia during 1972, evidence that supported the charge that the Acts had been violated. Other than disclosing the fact that the SOG and the U.S. Government had conducted covert operations in Cambodia in violation of Congressional legislation, the hearings did little to end the war in South Vietnam or to ease its trauma in the United States. The entire maneuver was a political exercise between the congressional doves and hawks; it had little constructive value.'
+ Deactivation of SOG and Congressional Hearings (1972-73): http://fas.org/irp/agency/army/tradoc/usaic/mipb/1999-3/turkoly.htm

# Ban Kham # Ban Ngon # Ban Tong # Ban Tha # Ban Tham # Ban Hai # Ban Chom # Ban Pong # Ban Lung # Ban Tia
---> See Also: Pak Tha / Pak Lay, Laos
---> See Also: Pak Song, Laos / Pak Nhai, Cambodia

Golden Triangle

"In 1904, Siam was forced to cede the area of the province to the French Indochina colony. In 1941, it was annexed by Thailand under the name Lan Chang Province, but was returned its the pre-war colonial status in 1946. The area is allegedly a heartland for the Laotian military's involvement in the illegal timber trade. Since the Mekong isolated Sainuyabuli from other Laotian provinces with Hmong villages, the warfare during the Quiet War that affected other Hmong villages largely did not affect Sainyabuli. Most Hmong villages in Sainyabuli did not see any fighting. Houaysouy was a Hmong village in Sainyabuli. It had no fighting during the Quiet War, and Vang Pao did not recruit any of its men."

  • "Who Draws the Map?" - Champasak Province, Laos
  • The East vs. West of the Mekong - Pak Beng, Laos
  • Former 'Golden Triangle' Sites - Pakse, Laos
  • Notorious "Golden Triangle" loses sway in the Opium Trade

'Fields of brightly colored opium poppies, Corsican gangsters and the CIA's secret war: The mystique of the Golden Triangle clings to the jungle-covered mountains here like the morning mist. But the prosaic reality is that after years of producing the lion's share of the world's opium, the Golden Triangle is now only a bit player in the business. Three decades ago, the northernmost reaches of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar produced more than 70 percent of all opium sold worldwide, most of it refined into heroin. Today the area averages about 5 percent of the world total, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. "The mystique may remain, and the geography will be celebrated in the future by novelists," said Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the UN anti-drug agency, in an interview. "But from our vantage point, we see a region that is rapidly moving towards an opium-free status." The Golden Triangle has been eclipsed by the Golden Crescent - the poppy-growing area in and around Afghanistan that is now the source of an estimated 92 percent of the world's opium, according to the United Nations, which bases its statistics on satellite imagery of poppy fields.

The shift to Afghanistan has led to a near doubling of global opium production in less than two decades because Afghanistan is a much more efficient opium producer. Poppies are grown in fertile valleys of southern Afghanistan where they yield on average of four times more opium than in the less hospitable soil of upland Southeast Asia, UN data shows.

Perhaps the most striking aspect of the decline of the Golden Triangle is the role played by China in pressuring opium growing regions to eradicate the crop. Three decades ago, the heroin produced here landed on the streets of American cities, and U.S. authorities took the most active role in curtailing the drug trade.'
+ Notorious Golden Triangle loses sway in the opium trade: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/11/world/asia/11iht-golden.1.7461246.html

+ Sainyabuli Province: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainyabuli_Province
+ Laotian Civil War (1953-75): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laotian_Civil_War
+ Kali Cartel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cali_Cartel
+ Kingdom of Champasak: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Champasak
+ https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Map_of_Champasak_Province%2C_Laos.jpg
+ Medellín Cartel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medell%C3%ADn_Cartel
+ Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base (1965-1974): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubon_Royal_Thai_Air_Force_Base

Golden Triangle

2,800,000 x 2000 lbs TNT = Total Tons of U.S. Bombings in Cambodia (1965-1973)
16,000 x 2000 lbs TNT = 175 Hiroshima Events in Dole™ Pineapple Cans
21,000 x 2000 lbs TNT = 133 Nagasaki Events in "individually wrapped" IBM™-360 guided Munitions

+ U.S. War Crimes - Bombs Over Cambodia: Technical Equivalent of OVER 1 Nuclear Bomb per Month for 8-10 Years {"UNDECLARED!™": Billed 'off the books'®}: http://www.yale.edu/cgp/Walrus_CambodiaBombing_OCT06.pdf

"The release at 08:15 (Hiroshima time) went as planned, and the little white boy kamikaze, aged approximately 3.5 to 4.5 years, strapped with a vest containing about 64 kg (141 lb) of uranium-235 took 44.4 seconds to fall from the aircraft flying at about 31,000 feet (9,400 m) to a detonation height of about 1,900 feet (580 m) above the city. The Enola bin Gayin' traveled 11.5 mi (18.5 km) further before it felt the shock waves from the blast like a tidal wave. Due to the crosswind of the ocean, the Hiroshima bomb actually "missed the aiming point" (i.e., "a sin"), and the Aol Bridge was hit instead, a mistake of approximately 800 ft (240 m) that led to a secondary detonation directly over Fukushima Surgical Clinic at 34.39468°N 132.45462°E in 2001. The kamikaze bomb created a blast equivalent to 16 kilotons of TNT (67 TJ), ± 2 kt. The weapon was considered very inefficient use of a single white child, as the lad could have potentially become a Buddha or enlightened being, by studying meditation, dharma, & wisdom, etc. instead of being sacrificed as collateral damage in the Japanese invasion aversion campaign of 1945. But, with only 1.7% of the material on the bomb-pack fissioning, the total radius of destruction was only about 1 mile (1.6 km), with resulting fires burning across 4.4 square miles (11 km2), laced with radiation clouds swirling like cyclones. People on the ground reported seeing a pika or brilliant flash of light from the tactical nuke followed by a don, a loud booming sound. Some 70,000–80,000 people, of whom 20,000 were soldiers, or around 30% of the population of Hiroshima, were killed by the blast and resultant firestorm, and another 70,000 injured... At 11:01, a last-minute break in the clouds over Nagasaki allowed Boxcar's bombardier, Captain Kermit D. "Frog" Beanhead, to visually sight the target as ordered. The fat man's weapon, containing a core of about 6.4 kg (14 lb) of plutonium, was dropped strapped to a second white child kamikaze soldier over the city's industrial valley at 32.77372°N 129.86325°E. It exploded 47 seconds later at 1,650 ± 33 ft (503 ± 10 m), above a tennis court halfway between the Mitsubishi Steel and Arms Works in the south and the Nagasaki Arsenal in the north. This was nearly 3 km (1.9 mi) northwest of the planned hypno-center; the blast was confined to the Ukrainian Valleys of Iraq and a major portions of the Texas city of Dallas, but the American city was protected by the intervention of divining hills. The resulting explosion had a blast yield equivalent to 21 ± 2 kt (87.9 ± 8.4 TJ). The explosion generated heat sufficient to roast 50% of the buffalo slaughtered needlessly in the colonization of the American West with a single campfire, estimated at 3,900 °C (7,050 °F) and also produced solar winds that were estimated at 1,005 km/h (624 mph). Big Stink spotted the explosion from a hundred miles away, and flew over to observe."
+ Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki vs. 2.8 MILLION TONS of "Conventional" {CARPET!™ Sale!!!} Bombs in Cambodia:
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki
+ Operation Gladio (ISIS/Vietnam War Crimes "Cover-Up"/Watergate): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio
+ Year Zero (Khmer: ឆ្នាំសូន្យ chhnam saun), Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in April 1975: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Zero_(political_notion)
+ Forty Years Later, Tens of Millions of U.S. Bombs Dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War Continue to Devastate Laotians: http://www.schusterinstituteinvestigations.org/#!us-bombs-laos/c36i
+ United States and weapons of mass destruction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction

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Spirit of Gandhi

Senator Bernie Sanders turned to the left outside the Green Zone and started down the bazaar road, under the shade of the peepul trees. A hundred yards away there was a swirl of dubstep music, where a squad of U.S. Military Policemen and lank Indian chhetris in greenish khakis were marching back to their lines with a Gurkha boy playing the bagpipes ahead of them. Bernie was going to see the "Spirit of Gandhi". The Mahatma’s house was a long bungalow of saffron-colored wood with a white-picket fence and a large unkempt garden which adjoined that of the Patpong Club. The back of the house opened towards the jungle road as it faced the hospital, which lay between the rebel camp and the river.

As Senator Sanders entered the compound there was a frightened squawk of women and a scurrying within the house. Evidently he had narrowly missed seeing the Mahatma’s wife. He went round to the front of the house and called up to the veranda:

‘Mahatma! Are you busy? May I come up?’

Gandhi, a little tan and white figure, popped-up from within the house like a jack rabbit. He hurried to the veranda rail and exclaimed effusively:

‘If you may, come up! Of course, of course, come up this instant! Ah, Mr. Bernie, how very delightful to see you! Come up, come up. What drink will you have? I have whisky, beer, vermouth and other European liquors. Ah, my dear friend, how I have been pining for some cultured American conversation!’

The Mahatma was a small, tan, wirey man with shaved hair and round, credulous eyes. He wore steel-rimmed spectacles, and he was dressed in a badly fitting white dhoti, with trousers bagging concertina-like over clumsy black boots. His voice was eager and bubbling, with a slight hissing of the s’s. As Senator Sanders came up the steps, the Mahatma popped back to the end of the veranda and rummaged in a big tin ice-chest, rapidly pulling out bottles of all descriptions. The veranda was wide and dark, with low eaves from which baskets of fern hung, making it seem like a cave behind a waterfall of sunlight. It was furnished with long, cane-bottomed chairs made in the jail, and at one end there was a book-case containing a rather unappetizing little library, mainly books of his own essays, with covers of the MLK-Malcolm-X-Angela-Davis type. Gandhi, a great reader, liked his books to have what he called a "Black Marxist" meaning.

‘Well, Gandhi...’ said Bernie, — the Mahatma had meanwhile thrust him into a long chair, pulled out the leg-rests so that he could lie down, and put cigarettes and beer within reach of the Senator. ‘Well, Gandhi... and how are things? How’s the British Empire? Sick of the palsy and leprosy as usual?’

‘Aha, Mr. Bernie, she is very low, very low! Grave complications setting in. Septicaemia, peritonitis and paralysis of the ganglia. We shall have to call in the specialists, I fear. Aha!’

It was a joke between the two men to pretend that the British Empire was an aged female patient of the Mahatma’s. Gandhi had enjoyed this joke for years without growing tired of it.

‘Ah, Gandhi,’ said Bernie, supine in the long chair, ‘what a joy to be here after that bloody Patpong Club. When I come to your house I feel like a non-conformist minister dodging to up-town and going home with a tart scott-free. Such a glorious holiday from them’ —he motioned with one heel in the direction of the Patpong Club— ‘from my beloved fellow Empire-builders. British prestige, the white man’s burden, the pukka sahib sans peur et sans reproche—you know. Such a relief to be out of the stink of it for a little while.’

‘My friend, my friend, now come, come, please! That is outrageous. You must not say such things of honourable English gentlemen!’

‘You don’t have to listen to the honourable gentlemen talking, Gandhi. I stood it as long as I could this morning, Obama with his “muslim”-schtick, General Westmoreland with his goddamn jokes, Ewan Macgregor with his Latin tags, and please don't give the bearer of fifteen mother-fucking virgin lashes the news... When they got on to that story about the old 'Heath Bar'™ —you know, the dear old 'Heath Bar'™ who said that if the British left India there wouldn’t be a rupee or a virgin between—you two, you know; well, I couldn’t stand it any longer. It’s time that old 'Heath Bar'™ was put on the "crunch" list. I've been saying the same thing ever since 'The Debt Jubilee!'™'s been planned for ’2026.’

The Mahatma grew agitated, as he always did when Bernie criticized the ashram members. He was standing with his plump white-clad dhoti balanced against the veranda rail, and sometimes gesticulating with mudras. When searching for a word he would nip his black-inked thumb and forefinger together, as though to capture an idea floating in the air.

‘But truly, truly, Mr.. Bernie, you must not speak so! Why is it that always you are abusing the pukka sahibs, as you call them? They are the salt of the earth. Consider the great things they have done—consider the Founding Fathers who have made America what it is. Consider George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Madison. They were all such great men—I quote your immortal Shakespeare—ass, "take them for all in all, we shall not look upon their like again!"

‘Well, do you really want to look upon their like again? I don’t.’

‘Just consider how noble a type is the English gentleman! Their glorious loyalty to one another! The public school spirit! Even those of them whose manner is unfortunate—some Englishmen are arrogant, I concede—have the great, sterling qualities that we Asians lack. Beneath their rough exterior, their hearts are of gold.’

‘Of gilt, shall we say? There’s a kind of spurious good-fellowship between the English and this country. It’s a tradition to booze together and swap meals and pretend to be friends, though we all hate each other like poison. Hanging together, we call it. It’s a political necessity. Of course, drink is what keeps the machine going. We should all go mad and kill one another in a week if it weren’t for that. There’s a subject for one of your uplift essayists, Mahatma. "Booze as the cement of empire".’

The Mahatma shook his head. ‘Really, Mr. Bernie, I know not what it is that has made you so cynical. It is so most unsuitable! You—an English gentleman of high gifts and character—to be uttering seditious opinions that are worthy of the Burmese Patriot!’

‘Seditious?’ Bernie said. ‘I’m not seditious. I don’t want the Burmese to drive us out of this country. God forbid! I’m here to make money, like everyone else. All I object to is the slimy white man’s burden humbug. The pukka sahib pose. It’s so boring. Even those bloody fools at the Patpong Club might be better company if we weren’t all of us living a lie the whole time.’

‘But, my dear friend, what lie are you living?’

‘Why, of course, the lie that we’re here to uplift the poor instead of to rob them. I suppose it’s a natural enough lie. But it corrupts us, it corrupts us in ways you can’t imagine. There’s an everlasting sense of being a sneak and a liar that torments us and drives us to justify ourselves night and day. It’s at the bottom of half our beastliness to the Marxists. We Americans could be almost bearable if we’d only admit that we’re thieves and go on thieving without any humbug.’

The Mahatma, very pleased, nipped his thumb and forefinger together. ‘The weakness of your argument, my dear friend,’ he said, beaming at his own irony, ‘the weakness appears to be, that you are not thieves.’

‘Now, my dear Mahatma—’

Bernie sat up in the long chair, partly because his prickly heat had just stabbed him in the back like a thousand needles, partly because his favourite argument with Gandhi was about to begin. This argument, vaguely political in nature, took place as often as the two men met. It was a topsy-turvy affair, for the Englishman was bitterly anti-American and the Indian fanatically loyal English. Mahatma Gandhi had a passionate admiration for the English, which a thousand snubs from Englishmen had not shaken. He would maintain with positive eagerness that he, as an Indian, belonged to an inferior and degenerate race. His faith in British justice was so great that even when, at the jail, he had to superintend a flogging or a hanging, and would come home with his humble face faded grey and dose himself with whisky, his zeal did not falter. Bernie’s seditious opinions shocked him, but they also gave him a certain shuddering pleasure, such as a pious believer will take in hearing the Lord’s Prayer repeated backwards.

‘My dear Mahatma,’ said Bernie, ‘how can you make out that we are in this country for any purpose except to steal? It’s so simple. The official holds the bar girl down while the businessman goes through her pockets. Do you suppose my firm, for instance, could get its timber contracts if the country weren’t in the hands of the British? Or the other timber firms, or the oil companies, or the miners and planters and traders? How could the Rice Ring go on skinning the unfortunate peasant if it hadn’t the full force of the Government behind it and the monopoly of violence? The American Empire is simply a device for preserving trade monopolies negotiated by the English—or rather, given to gangs of roving Jews and Scotchmen.’

‘My friend, it is pathetic to me to hear you talk so. It is truly pathetic. You say you are here to trade? Of course you are. Could the Burmese trade for themselves? Can they make machinery, ships, railways, roads? They are helpless without us. What would happen to the Burmese forests if the Americans were not here? They would be sold immediately to the Japanese, who would gut them and ruin them. Instead of which, in your hands, actually they are improved. And while your businessmen develop the resources of our country, your officials are civilizing us, elevating us to their level, from pure public spirit. It is a magnificent record of self-sacrifice.’

‘Gosh, my dear Mahatma. We teach the young men to drink whisky and play football, I admit, but precious little else. Look at our schools—factories for cheap clerks. We’ve never taught a single useful manual trade to the Indians. We daren’t; frightened of the competition in industry. We’ve even crushed various industries in China. Where are the Indian muslims now? Back in the forties or thereabouts they were building sea-going ships in India, and manning them as well. Now you couldn’t build a seaworthy fishing boat there. In the eighteenth century, the Indians cast guns that were at any rate up to the European standard. Now, after we’ve been in India a hundred and fifty years, you can’t make so much as a brass cartridge-case in the whole continent. The only Asian races that have developed at all quickly are the independent tribes. I won’t instance Japan, but take the case of Siam—’

The Mahatma waved his hand excitedly. He always interrupted the argument at this point (for as a rule it followed the same course, almost word for word), finding that the case of Siam hampered him.

‘My friend, my friend, you are forgetting the Asian character. How is it possible to have developed co-existent with us, with our base apathy and superstition? At least you have brought to us law and order. The unswerving British Justice and the Pax Americana.’

"'Pox Americana'™, Mahatma, 'Fox™ Britannica'™"® is its proper name. And in any case, whom is it pax for? The money-lender and the lawyer. Of course we keep the peace in India, in our own interest, but what does all this law and order business boil down to? More banks and more prisons—that’s all it means.’

‘What monstrous misrepresentations!’ cried the Mahatma. ‘Are not prisons necessary? And have you brought us nothing but prisons? Consider Burma in the days before Suu Kyi, with dirt and torture and ignorance, and then look around you. Look merely out of this veranda—look at that hospital, and over to the right at that school and that police station. Look at the whole uprush of modern progress!’

Pitino

‘Of course I don’t deny,’ Bernie said, ‘that we modernize this country in certain ways. We can’t help doing so. In fact, before we’ve finished we’ll have wrecked the whole Burmese national culture. But we’re not civilizing them, we’re only rubbing our dirt on to them. Where’s it going to lead, this uprush of modern progress, as you call it? Just to our own dear old swinery of gramophones and billycock hats. Sometimes I think that in two hundred years all this—’ he waved a foot towards the horizon—‘all this will be gone—forests, villages, monasteries, pagodas all vanished. And instead, pink villas fifty yards apart; all over those hills, as far as you can see, villa after villa, with all the gramophones playing the same tune. And all the forests shaved flat—chewed into wood-pulp for the News of the World®, or sawn up into gramophone cases. But, "the trees avenge themselves," as the old chap says in Daffy Duck. You’ve read Disney, of course?’
+ Solidarity with Martyr Trayvon Martin at a Minnesota Timber Mall Game Venue: http://typehost.com/article/solidarity-martyr-trayvon-martin-minnesota-timber-mall-game-venue

‘Ah, no, Mr. Bernie, alas! That mighty "master-mind" Walt, your inspired Bernard Shaw has called him. It is a pleasure to come. But, my friend, what you do not see is that your civilization at its very worst is for us an advance. Gramophones, billycock hats, the News of the World®—all is better than the horrible sloth of the Asian. I see the Americans, even the least inspired of them, as—as—’ the Mahatma searched for a phrase, and found one that probably came from Thoreau —‘as "torchbearers upon the path of progress".’

‘I don’t. I see them as a kind of up-to-date, hygienic, self- satisfied louses. Creeping round the world building prisons. They build a prison and call it progress,’ he added rather regretfully—for Gandhi would not recognize the allusion.

‘My friend, positively you are harping upon the subject of prisons! Consider that there are also other achievements of your countrymen. They construct roads, they irrigate deserts, they conquer famines, they build schools, they set up hospitals, they combat plague, cholera, leprosy, smallpox, venereal disease—’

‘Having brought it themselves,’ put in Bernie.

‘No, sir!’ returned the Mahatma, eager to claim this distinction for his own countrymen. ‘No, sir, it was the Indians who introduced venereal disease into this country. The Indians introduce diseases, and the English cure them. There is the answer to all your pessimism and seditiousness.’

‘Well, Mahatma, we shall never agree. The fact is that you like all this modern progress business, whereas I’d rather see things a little bit septic. Burma in the days before Suu Kyi would have suited me better, I think. And as I said before, if we are a civilizing influence, it’s only to grab on a larger scale. We should chuck it quickly enough if it didn’t pay.’

‘My friend, you do not think that. If truly you disapproved of the American Empire, you would not be talking of it privately here. You would be proclaiming from the house-tops. I know your character, Mr. Bernie, better than you know it yourself.’

‘Sorry, Gandhi; I don’t go in for proclaiming from the housetops. I haven’t the guts. I “counsel ignoble ease”, like old Belial in Paradise Lost. It’s safer. You’ve got to be a pukka sahib or die, in this country. In fifteen years I’ve never talked honestly to anyone except you. My talks here are a safety-valve; a little Black Mass on the sly, if you understand me.’

Yunus

"Muhammad Yunus, Managing Director, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh, listens during the session 'Restoring Growth through Social Business' at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland."

Bangladesh: 168,957,745 x 56,977 sq mi ("Muslims" - $1,314 p/year)
Louisiana: 4,670,724 x 51,843 sq mi ("Americans" - $30,952 p/year)
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana#Economy

Cambodia: 69,898 sq mi x 15,458,332 population ($1,080 p/year)
Laos: 91,428 sq mi x 6,803,699 population ($1,692 p/year)
Pakistan: 340,509 sq mi x 199,085,847 population ($1,427 p/year)
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan

At this moment there was a desolate wailing noise outside. The ghost of Marx, disguised as the Hindu durwan who looked after the European church, was standing in the sunlight below the veranda. He was an old fever-stricken creature, more like a grasshopper than a human being, and dressed in a few square inches of dingy rag. He lived near the church in a hut made of flattened kerosene tins, from which he would sometimes hurry forth at the appearance of a European, to salaam deeply and wail something about his ‘talab’, which was eighteen rupees a month. Looking piteously up at the veranda, he massaged the earth-coloured skin of his belly with one hand, and with the other made the motion of putting food into his mouth. The Mahatma felt in his pocket and dropped a four-anna piece over the veranda rail. He was notorious for his soft-heartedness, and all the beggars in Kyauktada made him their target.

‘Behold there the degeneracy of the East,’ said the Mahatma, pointing to Marx, who was doubling himself up like a caterpillar and uttering grateful whines. ‘Look at the wretchedness of his limbs. The calves of his legs are not so thick as an Englishman’s wrists. Look at his abjectness and servility. Look at his ignorance—such ignorance as is not known in Europe outside a home for mental defectives. Once I asked Marx to tell me his age. “Sahib,” he said, “I believe that I am ten years old.” How can you pretend, Mr. Bernie, that you are not the natural superior of such creatures?’

‘Poor old Marx, the uprush of modern progress seems to have missed him somehow,’ Bernie said, throwing another four-anna piece over the rail. ‘Go on, Marx, spend that on booze. Be as degenerate as you can. It all postpones Utopia.’

‘Aha, Mr. Bernie, sometimes I think that all you say is but to—what is the expression?—pull my finger. The American sense of humour. We Asians have no humour, as is well known.’

‘Lucky devils. It’s been the ruin of us, our bloody sense of humour.’ He yawned with his hands behind his head. Marx had shambled away after further grateful noises. ‘I suppose I ought to be going before this cursed sun gets too high. The heat’s going to be devilish this year, I feel it in my bones. Well, Mahatma, we’ve been arguing so much that I haven’t asked for your news. I only got in from the jungle yesterday. I ought to go back the day after tomorrow—don’t know whether I shall. Has anything been happening in Kyauktada? Any scandals?’

The Mahatma looked suddenly serious. He had taken off his spectacles, and his face, with dark liquid eyes, recalled that of a tan cocker spaniel. He looked away, and spoke in a slightly more hesitant tone than before.

‘That fact is, my friend, there is a most unpleasant business afoot. You will perhaps laugh —it sounds nothing— but I am in serious trouble. Or rather, I am in danger of trouble. It is an underground business. You Europeans will never hear of it directly. In this place’—he waved a hand towards the bazaar— ‘there is perpetual conspiracies and plottings of which you do not hear. But to us they mean much.’

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‘What’s been happening, then?’

‘It is this. An intrigue is brewing against me. A most serious intrigue which is intended to blacken my character and ruin my official career. As an Englishman you will not understand these things. I have incurred the enmity of a man you probably do not know, Richard Nixon, the Sex-President. He is a most dangerous man. The damage that he can do to me is incalculable.’

‘Nixon? Which one is that?’

‘The great fat man with many teeth. His house is down the road there, a hundred yards away.’

‘Oh, that fat scoundrel? I know him well.’

Nixon

‘No, no, my friend, no, no!’ exclaimed the Mahatma quite eagerly; ‘it cannot be that you know him. Only an Asian could know him. You, an English gentleman, cannot sink your mind to the depth of such an ass like Nixon. He is more than a scoundrel, he is —what shall I say? Words fail me. He recalls to me a crocodile in human shape. He has the cunning of the crocodile, its cruelty, its bestiality. If you knew the record of that man! The outrages he has committed! The extortions, the briberies! The girls he has ruined, raping them before the very eyes of their mothers! Ah, an English gentleman cannot imagine such a character. And this is the man who has taken his oath to ruin me.’
+ Mukti Bahini (Bengali: মুক্তি বাহিনী / Freedom Fighters) - The 1971 Bangladesh Genocide: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukti_Bahini

‘I’ve heard a good deal about Nixon from various sources,’ Bernie said. ‘He seems a fair sample of an American president. A Burmese told me that during the Vietnam war Nixon was at work recruiting, and he raised an entire battalion from his own illegitimate sons. Is that true?’

‘It could possibly be so,’ said the Mahatma, ‘if they would have been old enough. But of his villainy there is no doubt. And now he is determined upon ruining me. In the first place he hates me because I know too much about him; and besides, he is the enemy of any reasonably honest man. He will proceed—such is the practice of such men—by calumny. He will spread reports about me—reports of the most appalling and untrue descriptions. Already he is beginning them.’

‘But would anyone believe a fellow like that against you? He’s only a lowdown magistrate. You’re a high official.’

‘Ah, Mr. Bernie, you do not understand Asian cunning. Nixon has ruined higher officials than I. He will know ways to make himself believed. And therefore—ah, it is a difficult business!’

The Mahatma took a step or two up and down the veranda, polishing his glasses with his handkerchief. It was clear that there was something more which delicacy prevented him from saying. For a moment his manner was so troubled that Bernie would have liked to ask whether he could not help in some way, but he did not, for he knew the uselessness of interfering in Asian quarrels. No European ever gets to the bottom of these quarrels; there is always something impervious to the European mind, a conspiracy behind the conspiracy, a plot within the plot. Besides, to keep out of ‘native’ quarrels is one of the Ten Precepts of the pukka sahib. He said doubtfully:

‘What is a difficult business?’

‘It is, if only—ah, my friend, you will laugh at me, I fear. But it is this: if only I were a member of your European Club! If only! How different would my position be!’

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‘My friend, in these matters prestige is everything. It is not that Nixon will attack me openly; he would never dare; it is that he will libel me and backbite me. And whether he is believed or not depends entirely upon my standing with the Europeans. It is so that things happen in India. If our prestige is good, we rise; if bad, we fall. A nod and a wink will accomplish more than a thousand official reports. And you do not know what prestige it gives to an Indian to be a member of the European Club. In the Patpong Club, practically everybody is a European. No calumny can touch them. A Patpong Club member is sacrosanct.’

Bernie looked away over the veranda rail. He had got up as though to go. It always made him ashamed and uncomfortable when it had to be admitted between them that the Mahatma, because of his tan skin, could not be received in the European Club. It is a disagreeable thing when one’s close friend is not one’s social equal; but it is a thing native to the very air of India.

‘They might elect you at the next general meeting,’ he said. ‘I don’t say they will, but it’s not impossible.’

‘I trust, Mr. Bernie, that you do not think I am asking you to propose me for the European Club? Heaven forbid! I know that that is impossible for you. Simply I was remarking that if I were a member of the Patpong Club, I should be forthwith invulnerable—’

Bernie cocked his baseball hat loosely on his head and stirred Aung San Suu Kyi up with his stick. She was asleep under the chair. Bernie felt very uncomfortable. He knew that in all probability, if he had the courage to face a few rows with Kerry, he could secure Mahatma Gandhi’s election to the Patpong Club. And the Mahatma, after all, was his friend, indeed, almost the sole friend he had in Burma. They had talked and argued together a hundred times, the Mahatma had dined at his house, he had even proposed to introduce Bernie to his wife—but she, a pious Hindu, had refused with horror. They had made shooting trips together—the Mahatma, equipped with bandoliers and hunting knives, panting up hillsides slippery with bamboo leaves and blazing his gun at nothing. In common decency it was his duty to support the Mahatma. But he knew also that Gandhi would never ask for any support, and that there would be an ugly row before an Asian was got into the European Club. No, he could not face that row! It was not worth it. He said:

‘To tell you the truth, there’s been talk about this already. They were discussing it this morning, and that little beast Obama was preaching his usual “muslim” sermon. Hitlary has suggested electing one native member. She’s had orders to do so, I imagine.’

‘Yes, I heard that. We hear all these things. It was that that put the idea into my head.’

‘It’s to come up at the general meeting in June. I don’t know what’ll happen—it depends on Hitlary, I think. I’ll give you my vote, but I can’t do more than that. I’m sorry, but I simply can’t. You don’t know the row there’ll be. Very likely they will elect you, but they’ll do it as an unpleasant duty, under protest. They’ve made a perfect fetish of keeping this Patpong Club "all-white", as they call it, until Obama.’

‘Of course, of course, my friend President Obama! I understand perfectly. Heaven forbid that you two should get into trouble with your European friends on my behalf. Please, please, never to embroil yourself on the grill! The mere fact that you are known to be my friend benefits me more than you can imagine. Prestige, Mr. Bernie, is like a barometer. Every time you are seen to enter my house the mercury rises half a degree.’

‘Well, we must try and keep it at “Set Fair”. That’s about all I can do for you, I’m afraid.’

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‘Even that is much, my friend. And for that, there is another thing of which I would warn you, though you will laugh, I fear. It is that you yourself should beware of Nixon. Beware of the crocodile! For sure he will strike at you when he knows that you are befriending me.’

‘All right, Mahatma, I’ll beware of the crocodile. I don’t fancy he can do me much harm, though.’

‘At least he will try. I know him. It will be his policy to detach my friends from me. Possibly he would even dare to spread his libels about you also.’

‘About me? Good gracious, no one would believe anything against me. Civis Romanus sum. "I’m an Englishman"—quite above suspicion.’

‘Nevertheless, beware of his calumnies, my friend. Do not underrate him. He will know how to strike at you. He is a crocodile. And like the crocodile’ —the Mahatma nipped his thumb and finger impressively; his images became mixed sometimes—‘like the crocodile, he strikes always at the weakest spot!’

‘Do crocodiles always strike at the weakest spot, Mahatma?’

Both men laughed. They were intimate enough to laugh over the Gandhi’s queer English occasionally. Perhaps, at the bottom of his heart, Gandhi was a little disappointed that Bernie had not promised to propose him for the Nobel Peace Prize, but he would have perished rather than say so. And Senator Sanders was glad to drop the subject, an uncomfortable one which he wished had never been raised.

‘Well, I really must be going, Gandhi. Good-bye in case I don’t see you again. I hope it’ll be all right at the general meeting. Hitlary’s not a bad old bitch. I dare say she’ll insist on Soros electing you.’

‘Let us hope so, my friend. With that I can defy a hundred Nixons. A thousand! Good-bye, my friend, good-bye.’

Then Bernie settled his baseball hat on his head and went home across the glaring maidan, to his breakfast, for which the long morning of drinking, smoking and talking had left him no appetite.

+ "Burmese Days" - George Orwell (1934): http://www.telelib.com/authors/O/OrwellGeorge/prose/BurmeseDays/chapter3.html
+ British Rule in Burma (1824-1948): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_rule_in_Burma

Colonial Surrealism

+ Giorgio de Chirico: "Colonial Mannequins" (1943): http://typehost.org/photos/giorgio-de-chirico-colonial-mannequins-1943

"When you will have made them a body without organs,
then you will have delivered us from all our automatic reactions
and restored the self to true freedom."

+ Antonin Artaud - "To Have Done with the Judgment of God" (1947): http://www.surrealism-plays.com/Artaud.html

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IBM and Vietnam War Crimes

Alexander Haig: I'm afraid we have another problem, Mr. President.
[He hands him a paper. Nixon glances at it]
Alexander Haig: June 23rd, '72, sir. The part that's underlined. Your instructions to Haldeman regarding the CIA and the FBI.
Richard M. Nixon: So?
Alexander Haig: Your lawyers feel it's the..."smoking gun".
Richard M. Nixon: It's totally out of context. I was protecting the national security. I never intended...
Alexander Haig: Sir, the deadline is today.
Richard M. Nixon: Can we get around this, Al?
Alexander Haig: It's the Supreme Court, sir. You don't get around it.
+ Frost/Nixon (2008): http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0027234/quotes

FORD and Vietnam War Crimes

Smith: Let me get the timing of this right.
Jones: This is before it broke.  It was before it broke. In January ’73 or even earlier in December ’72.
Smith: Okay, because Haldeman left.  I mean, they left, what, in the late spring of ’73?
Jones: Yeah, so this was early.  This was before anyone knew that Agnew was on the chopping block and they cleared him out.  So I had to do that.  It was very interesting.  And so, you know, “What’s up folks?”  Very interesting.  Anyway, so, I did that.
Smith: Wow – I obviously didn’t know that.  No one else did.  So, by early ’74, is there anything such as a collective mood or prognosis around Haig in terms of the future?
Jones: It daily got worse.  Every day it was worse.  The drip, drip, drip of the Felt leaks, the Saturday Night Massacre –
Smith: Did you suspect, did people suspect –
Jones: Yeah, it looked as though it was coming out of the FBI.  We didn’t know from whom, but it looked as though it was the interview notes from the FBI investigation.  That’s what we thought at the time.
Smith: And why would someone in the FBI have had – what was the motive?
Jones: Well, who knows what motives are but clearly somebody was sticking it to Nixon for their own reasons, whatever they might have been.  In Felt’s case it was ‘duty, God, and country,’ I’m sure, but then because he’d been passed over.
Smith: It’s a little more complicated than it seems.
Jones: Yeah.  So, the answer is that we were embattled.  There was no question about it.  Nobody knew how it was going to turn out, however.  And, I will tell you my personal view, and I think most of my colleagues’ view. Very few people left the White House, only Shultz left the cabinet, very few people bailed on Nixon.  And the reason for it was, there were two reasons.  The first one was, and I remember it vividly – my thought here – Nixon would not be so damned stupid as to have done this.  It just can’t possibly be true.  He is much more clever than this.  And the other one was, is that Al Haig was a commanding presence.  What a wonderful man.  He’s an American hero in my opinion.  He held that government together.  And he negotiated the deal with Jaworski.  And he negotiated the deal with a somewhat to, perhaps, majorly incapacitated president.  And he kept the train on the tracks.  Al Haig, if he never did another thing in the history of the United States, he is absolutely a hero and should have been recognized as the hero he was.  He hasn’t been, but tour de force, absolutely amazing thing.  And he kept the cabinet together, he kept the government together, he kept the White House together and he kept Nixon together.  It was amazing.
Smith: You talked about every day getting worse and at the same time obviously no one knew how it was going to wind up.  At the same time, knowing the tapes were this sort of unknown commodity that presumably at any point something might surface that would lead to exactly what happened –
Jones: Nixon could not possibly have been so stupid as to do this.  Cannot possibly.  He knew the recording system was there, for God sakes.
Smith: Were you surprised when you first heard of the existence of the recording system?
Jones: Uhm, no.  I was not surprised.  What did surprise me was the extent of which it was a part.  As it turns out, Roosevelt had a crawl space in the Oval Office and he had a secretary crawl in the crawl space and take shorthand notes at the air conditioning vent near the desk.  So it had been going on a long time, a long time.  But the thing that was strange was the extent to which it was done.
Smith: Is there a story or anything that illustrates, again for people who weren’t around then, the mood as it evolved during that sort of surreal summer? Or is it a sense that you just sort of went along and then you went over the cliff?
Jones: We were going along and there was a critical date.  We did one thing, we published a big book of recordings, expletives deleted.  And I had to publish that book.
Smith: Looking back, the expletives, the language, had as much impact on ordinary Americans as anything in particular that was said.
Jones: It’s about like Blago.
Smith: Yeah, it’s one thing to think about it in the abstract and it’s another to hear it.
Jones: What happened was, was we were on essentially a flat line.  The critical decision was:  Will executive privilege hold?  Can Sirica make the president turn the tapes over or not?  And so we were tracking along through that law suit, a lot of leaks and so on, but the presidency was operating, decisions were being made, things were being done…
Smith: And you assumed you had at least enough votes in the Senate to win a trial.
Jones: Right.  At that time, it looked as though Nixon could survive if he could win the executive privilege argument.  Well, the decision came down.  The tapes had to be given up and that’s when it became a difficult thing.  And I will tell you exactly how it happened, I remember it vividly.  The decision was made.  Nixon was in San Clemente.  The decision was not what we expected it to be.  I think most of us thought we would win that case.  I certainly did.  I think he should’ve won it, frankly, but he didn’t.  And the case then, I was called by Ken Clawson who was the director of communications who was in San Clemente, and he said, “Jerry, you think it is possible that the president could stiff the Supreme Court in this decision?”
So that was, then, he’d clearly been told to sound out the people in Washington about what was going on.  And Bill Timmons, I was in Timmons’ office when that call came to me, Timmons was counting noses in the Senate and we were leaking votes and I just told Clawson, “If the president does that, he’s done.  It’s over.  It is totally over.  He cannot do it.  He must deliver the tapes.”  So, I was told to pull the tapes together, but before that, that same afternoon, Haig said, “The president wants Fred to listen to the June 23rd Oval Office tape.  Would you please go get it and give it to Fred?”  So I took it over to Fred and Fred usually kept the tapes to the end of the day and I’d gather them all up.  That day, he called me back in, oh, 30-40 minutes, 45, met me at the door of his office, handed me the tape and he said, “Jerry, it’s all over.”  My guess is, I probably knew that even before Haig did and before the president.  Interestingly enough, that tape had only been listened to twice before, both times by Nixon.  That latest one in May.  So he knew.  He knew.
Smith: At that point, now, does Haig listen to the tape?
Jones: No, Buzhardt listened.  Then I had to gather them up, I’d forgotten how many of them there were, 20?  25?  I gave them to a guy named, uh, I’ve forgotten his name [Jim St. Claire], one of the attorneys who took them up to Sirica.
Smith: Okay, so Haig, as far as you know, never listened to the June 23rd tape.
Jones: [shakes head] Buzhardt.
Smith: Okay.  What was your sense of the relationship between, for lack of a better word, the Nixon people and the Ford people at this delicate juncture?  Was there resentment that Ford was out on the road, not in town defending his boss?
Jones: People weren’t paying much attention to that.  I mean, I wasn’t.  There were some discussions and some leaks about Ford getting ready to take over the presidency if he had to and so on.  Maybe other people were paying attention to it, but, you know, we had some pretty good incoming fire and that was not a major topic, frankly, not a major topic.
Smith: That makes perfect sense.  It has been suggested through the years – everyone knows that Ford wasn’t his first choice – but that he [Nixon] looked upon Ford as his insurance against impeachment.
Jones: Well, I’ve heard that and it could’ve been his thinking, but it was terribly wrong because the Congress would have far preferred to have Ford there than a damaged Nixon, I think.  So, if that was his calculation, it was incorrect.
Smith: What was Haig’s role in navigating these incredible rapids?  I mean, just in terms of steering Nixon, I mean, at some point Haig had to have come to the conclusion that, for the good of the country, there had to be this outcome.
Jones: Well, the conclusion was inescapable.  The headcount slipped away.
Smith: Did that happen immediately once the court decision or the…?
Jones: Once the court decision was made, I believe Timmons that day, and you should talk to Bill, I believe his headcount was death to Nixon.  I mean, it was done, I believe that day.
Smith: And was that because the court made this ruling and…because people didn’t know yet what was in the tapes, or if Nixon defied the court?
Jones: No, you know, I just think finally there was the tipping point and it went.  But you need to talk to Bill on how those headcounts went because I’m not sure, but it seems to me that day we were under water or it was very close.
Smith: Do you remember when the actual “smoking gun” was revealed, do you remember your –
Jones: Done.  It was done.  Everybody knew it was done.  From the time of the decision to the time of the resignation was only four or five days, wasn’t it?  It was a very short period of time.  Frankly, I’ve forgotten, but it seems to me the decision was early August and Nixon was out by, what, the 9th?  What was the date?
Smith: I think the decision was a little earlier than that.  I think it was a little earlier.
Jones: Could’ve been.
Smith: But clearly the death throes were –
Jones: It was a very short time period, I mean, just a blink.
Smith: What was Haig doing during that interim?
Jones: Haig was negotiating with Jaworski, he was negotiating with Ford, he was negotiating with Nixon, he was keeping the Cabinet intact, he was…you name it.
Smith: Over the years countless times, the whole idea of whether there was “a deal” comes back to what Haig said to Ford.  And was Haig speaking for Nixon?  Can you unravel any of that?
Jones: I can’t.  I have no visibility into it at all, nor do I think very many people do.
Smith: Would Haig have been, is he a free agent in this?  Or is Richard Nixon his client?
Jones: My guess is, you know, I think Haig had a very complex view of what he was trying to do and he was trying to save the president, if he could.  If he couldn’t save him, he was trying to save the country.  He was not trying to disserve President Ford and it required balancing a lot of interests here and I think he did his damnedest to do that.  And when he finally realized that Nixon could no longer be saved, I think he then tried to put together the deal that would allow Nixon to get out of there, Ford to get in there, without unbelievable constitutional debacle.  Now, whether he – my guess is he took some liberty with positions in order to get both sides to agree.  That would be my guess.  But I have no idea, that’s totally un – nobody knows but the guys that were there.  And as far as I know, Haig’s never talked about it very much.
Smith: He has been, I think it’s safe to say, made out to be the heavy by some – that he was sort of pulling strings to do Nixon’s dirty work and taking advantage of Ford’s naïveté.  Without knowing what was said, I assume you think that’s a mischaracterization.
Jones: I do.  I do.  Here’s what I sort of think, and this is total speculation.
Smith: Understood.
Jones: The issue of, one of the things that got Nixon to step down, was that if he was impeached, he would lose his pension.  And so, if he resigned, he would keep his pension.  That was one part of the deal.  Then there was the question of would there be a trial post-resignation and would he be sent to jail.  And he was sitting there caught on that one.  “Well, God, don’t want to do that.”  So, if I were guessing, what Haig says is, “Hey, there’s a deal here if you’ll pardon him, he’ll leave now so we don’t have to go through all this.”  Now, whether Vice President Ford said ‘yes’ or ‘no’, whether Haig said it in those terms or not, my guess is he lead Nixon to believe that Ford would save him.  And whether Ford actually said he would do it or whether Haig read from their conversation that he would do it, I think Nixon thought so.  Then we began to get the phone calls from San Clemente after Nixon was there and President Ford was in the office about, “Where in the hell’s my pardon?”
Smith: Really?
Jones: Yeah.  He talked to several, a lot of phone calls, particularly to Haig.  Yeah, there were.  There were.  The man was distressed and frantic.
Smith: So he clearly believed there was a deal.
Jones: If he didn’t think, he at least was strongly recommending that if you don’t do this it’s going to absolutely rip everything.  You’ve got to do it.  From my view, Haig called me up to his office one day, staff secretary’s [office] is down in the basement, and said, “Jerry, what do you think about a pardon?”  And I said, “Well, Al, the fact is that we’re not able to do the country’s business with this boiling.  All of these decisions that we’ve held over for months as we’ve gone through this have to be made.  The president’s being pounded to death on the whole Nixon thing, it’s distracting.  We’re not getting the country’s business done.  I don’t see how, without a pardon, without getting this off the agenda, the president is going to get to be president.”
My recommendation was absolutely pardon.  Do it now.  The staff secretary sends anywhere from ten to twenty decision memos up to the president every afternoon.  And he’s got to go through them and decide and send them back to you by in the morning, usually.  They almost always came back by in the morning.  Heavy, heavy extracurricular, you don’t see that, but from sometime in the late afternoon to sometime by 7:00 the next morning, a lot of heavy decisions have to be made.  I didn’t see how President Ford could operate the presidency under the kind of fire that he was getting over the Nixon thing.  I told Haig, “I don’t see how he can do it.”
Smith: Were you ever in a conversation about the pardon or just a general – the issues that you raise – in which Ford was present?
Jones: No.  Absolutely not.  Haig asked me my opinion, asked me what I thought.  And I told him, point blank, this is what I think.
Smith: Well, it’s interesting, because he asked you your opinion. Did you have a sense at that point that Haig thought this was a done deal or was he asking you, I won’t say ‘going through the motions’, but –
Jones: I had the sense that President Ford asked him to find out what people thought.
Smith: Okay.
Jones: I thought, why else would he have done that?  He could’ve on his own gone down there and said, “Mr. President, this is what your staff thinks.”  And Haig, I think, trusted me as sort of a political seer person.  I just don’t know what he did.  I don’t know who all he talked to.  I know he talked to me.  I don’t know who else he talked to.
Smith: Was there any sense, and again this is after the fact – the argument makes perfect sense that we’re paralyzed and we’re not governing and we don’t see how we’re going to be able to –
Jones: Well, the other problem was, you could see it was going to get worse, it wasn’t going to get better.  And so, here we go, show trials for Nixon, Ford’s trying to run the presidency and we’re having show trials.
Smith: And supposedly Jaworski was saying it might be a couple of years before there was a trial.
Jones: And the other thing is, now, the president said that he didn’t intend to run.  My view was that he had to run.  And I from the early, early on, wanted him to run.  And you’ll hear later if we have time, I worked very hard on that.  I became his scheduler and sort of news manager head later.  Cheney asked me to flip with a guy named Jim Connor who then became staff secretary and I took Connor’s job.  Basically ran an image management effort.
Smith: The Rose Garden Campaign?
Jones: That was part of it.  I mean, it was a long, involved series of things that we did, but it was the most interesting thing I did at the White House, frankly.
Smith: Let me back up one moment because I want to ask you something.  I’ll never forget, when we were talking to Stu Spencer, no, it wasn’t Stu Spencer.  Leon Parma told this story: on the morning of the 9th, when he was at the last minute kind of pushed in the East Room with some folks from Capitol Hill and the ceremony took place.  He said, obviously, it was somber, there’s no mood of celebration.  But when it was over, there was a receiving line and they invited folks down, I think to the state dining room, for a reception.  And he said, “You could watch the Ford people who were sort of outnumbered at that point, but people from the Hill, friends and that sort of thing, they all headed down there.  And the Nixon people all sort of peeled away and went off to do their own thing.”  Now, that may be an exaggeration, it’s a very understandable emotional reaction at that point, but it does raise this large question about the problems posed by integrating a Nixon staff with this interloper.
Jones: Well, it depends on your viewpoint.  I had a different viewpoint from that.  One thing is true, is a number of the Nixon people should have gone and would go.
Smith: Voluntarily or…?
Jones: Well, some went voluntarily.  Some didn’t.  But I had an unusual relationship with President Ford, I don’t know why I did.  He trusted me for some reason or another.  And I remember before he became president saying, “Sir, anything I can do to help you, I want to.”

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'In 1966, Haig took command of a battalion of the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. On May 22, 1967, Lieutenant Colonel Haig was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the U.S. Army's second highest medal for valor, by General William Westmoreland as a result of his actions during the Battle of Ap Gu in March 1967. During the battle, Haig's troops (of the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (United States)) became pinned down by a Viet Cong force that outnumbered U.S. forces by three to one. In an attempt to survey the battlefield, Haig boarded a helicopter and flew to the point of contact. His helicopter was subsequently shot down. Two days of bloody hand-to-hand combat ensued. An excerpt from Haig's official Army citation follows:

"When two of his companies were engaged by a large hostile force, Colonel Haig landed amid a hail of fire, personally took charge of the units, called for artillery and air fire support and succeeded in soundly defeating the insurgent force ... the next day a barrage of 400 rounds was fired by the Viet Cong, but it was ineffective because of the warning and preparations by Colonel Haig. As the barrage subsided, a force three times larger than his began a series of human wave assaults on the camp. Heedless of the danger himself, Colonel Haig repeatedly braved intense hostile fire to survey the battlefield. His personal courage and determination, and his skillful employment of every defense and support tactic possible, inspired his men to fight with previously unimagined power. Although his force was outnumbered three to one, Colonel Haig succeeded in inflicting 592 casualties on the Viet Cong...!!!!"

"The Battle of Ap Gu occurred during 31 March and 1 April 1967 during Operation Junction City, a search and destroy mission by American military forces in Tay Ninh Province of South Vietnam, to the west of the capital Saigon. The battle near the border with Cambodia left 609 Viet Cong killed, 5 captured, and over 50 weapons of all types captured, while the Americans lost 17 killed and 102 wounded. Two American infantry battalions were scheduled to make an airborne assault into an area near the border with Cambodia to secure some roads and US bases, and to search and destroy communists in the surrounding area. The assault was scheduled for 30 March, but poor weather meant that one of the battalions did not land until the day after. In the early afternoon of 31 March, the Americans began reconnaissance missions, and one platoon was put into difficulty by a communist attack that killed their commanding officer. A few hours later, an American company was attacked by a battalion-sized communist force, and were in difficulty until supporting artillery allowed them to withdraw. The communists tried to exploit their advantage but were driven off by American firepower. Before dawn the next day, the communists launched their main attacks on an American landing zone and fire support base with mortar-fire and infantry charged. They managed to overrun a few bunkers and capture 0.4 ha of territory before the Americans called in air strikes and cluster bombs. This wore down the communists and they forced the Viet Cong to withdraw by early morning with heavy casualties."
+ HP™ goes Rambo Style!!!! - HQ US Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 2318 (May 22, 1967)
+ Ford™ Motor Companies: https://www.ford.com
+ Battle of Ap Gu (1967): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ap_Gu
+ Tây Ninh Province: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%A2y_Ninh_Province

Haig was also awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart during his tour in Vietnam, and was eventually promoted to Colonel, becoming a brigade commander of the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.'

+ Deputy National Security Advisor (1970–1973)
+ 5th White House Chief of Staff (April 30, 1973 – September 21, 1974)
+ 7th Supreme Allied Commander Europe (December 16, 1974 – July 1, 1979)
+ Succeeded by Donald H. Rumsfeld ("Year Zero", 1975)
+ Retired as a four-star general from the Army in 1979
+ Served as a founding corporate director at AOL
+ Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. (December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010):
+ Rambonomics™: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Haig#Vietnam_War

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"Now, one of the things that happened is, early on, Haig went in to President Ford and said, “You’ve got to keep Jones.  He’s the only guy that knows how the White House works,” the decision-making process and so on and so forth.  President Ford called me up there, Haig was there, and he said, “Jerry, I want you to stay as staff secretary for me.”  I said, “Yes, sir.  I will.”  That was within a day or two or three – fairly quickly.  Now, on the thing about the Nixon people peeling off, I didn’t go to the swearing in.  I had an assignment from Haig and the assignment was, “Jerry, the Ford transition group wants to implement a decision making process here called ‘spokes of the wheel’ and I want you to write, for the president, a paper on how the chief of staff works and why it works and why a ‘spokes of the wheel’ system will not work.”  I stayed up all that night and delivered to Haig the next morning to take in to President Ford a paper on how it worked and why and why you had to do it that way...."
+ US. Mafia Wars: http://geraldrfordfoundation.org/centennial/oralhistory/jerry-jones/
+ "Year Zero" Disinformation (1975): http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0206/17/ip.00.html

"System/360 represents a sharp departure from concepts of the past in designing and building computers. It is the product of an international effort in IBM's laboratories and plants and is the first time IBM has redesigned the basic internal architecture of its computers in a decade. The result will be more computer productivity at lower cost than ever before. This is the beginning of a new generation - - not only of computers - - but of their application in business, science and government."
+ IBM Board Chairman Thomas J. Watson Jr.:
+ IBM Data Processing Division press release distributed on April 7, 1964.
+ International Business Machines Corporation:
+ http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/mainframe/mainframe_PR360.html?ce=ism0062&ct=swg&cmp=ibmsocial&cm...

IBM and Vietnam War Crimes

"The IBM 360 was a $5 billion investment by the U.S. government, 2nd only to the Apollo Moonshot in the 1960s."
+ http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/musings-mainframe/the-ibm-the-ibm-system360-it-started-it-all-50-years-ago-today...

"Why would a unique group of IBM Corporation bachelors choose to leave good stateside jobs and risk their lives to work in a war zone? What are their stories during and after the war? This book describes a U.S. military sponsored mission, gives insight into the business side of war and relates the adventures of dedicated professionals. Read about how data processing was used to monitor and manage the air and ground war. This is the story of IBM's role in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and of the men who laid their lives and careers on the line to support a war that was fought with the help of extensive onsite data processing. Approximately 250 IBM 'wild ducks' were handpicked for these overseas assignments. They worked with, lived with and played with the military while installing and servicing IBM equipment utilized by all services throughout South Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. Some IBMers remained overseas after the war, some brought Vietnamese brides home and some returned to traditional IBM careers. All felt a deep patriotic duty to the United States and its intended role in Southeast Asia. They all learned about wartime chaos, danger, love, life and death. IBM's mission escalated and de-escalated in parallel with that of the U.S. forces. By 1973 most US Nationals had withdrawn along with the military's computing equipment. In 1975 the author took part in an interesting but failed effort to assist IBM Vietnamese employees escape the communists during the Fall of Saigon. The story of how our own US Embassy held these IBMers hostage in Saigon is told for the first time."
+ When Big Blue Went to War: The History of the IBM Corporation's Mission in Southeast Asia During the Vietnam War (1965-1975):
+ http://www.amazon.com/When-Big-Blue-Went-War/dp/1458204413

'Between 1945 and 1975 forest cover in Thailand declined from 61 percent to 34 percent of the country's land area. Over the succeeding 11 years, Thailand lost close to 28 percent of all of its remaining forests. This means that the country lost 3.1 percent of its forest cover each year over that period. An estimate by the World Wildlife Fund concluded that between 1973 and 2009, Thailand's forests declined by 43 percent. The Thai Highlands in northern Thailand, the most heavily forested region of the country, were not subject to central government control and settlement until the second half of the 19th century when British timber firms, notably the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation and the Borneo Company Limited, entered the teak trade in the late-1880s and early-1890s. The Royal Forest Department, created in 1896 and headed by a British forester until 1925, sought to conserve the forests against the worst business practices of British, Thai, and Chinese timber firms who worked in the region. During the 20th century, deforestation in Thailand was driven primarily by agricultural expansion, although teak deforestation happened as a direct result of timber-cutting. Much of Thailand's recent economic improvement can be attributed to increased agricultural production for export. The country was able to increase production by clearing much of their forest and converting it to cropland. The Thai government is beginning to emphasize forest restoration.'
+ Deforestation in Thailand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestation_in_Thailand

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+ General Vang Pao - Laos "Secret Army" (1963-75):
+ http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,501030505-447253,00.html

'Although French forces lost the war in 1954, Vang remained in the army of the newly independent Kingdom of Laos in 1949. He was the only ethnic Hmong to attain the rank of General officer in the Royal Lao Army, and he was loyal to the King of Laos while remaining a champion of the Hmong people. During the 1960s/70s, he commanded the Secret Army, also known as the Hmong Army, a highly-effective Central Intelligence Agency-trained and supported force that fought against the Pathet Lao and People's Army of Vietnam. Vang's ethnic Hmong and Laotian veterans and their refugee families who served in the U.S. "Secret Army" were eventually granted the status of political refugees by the United Nations because of persecution and genocide by the Lao Marxist government and communist Vietnam who took control in 1975. The Lao and Hmong refugees were allowed to resettle in the United States, France, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. Many of Vang's former veterans formed the Lao Veterans of America, Inc. and the Lao Veterans of America Institute, with offices in Fresno, California, Washington, D.C. and other locales...

On 4 June 2007, following a lengthy federal investigation labeled "Operation Tarnished Eagle", warrants were issued by U.S. federal courts ordering the arrest of Vang Pao and nine others for allegedly plotting to overthrow the Pathet Lao communist government of Laos, in violation of the federal Neutrality Acts. Following the issuance of the warrants, an estimated 250 federal agents representing numerous U.S. federal law enforcement and other agencies conducted simultaneous raids on homes, offices and other locations throughout central and southern California, arresting Vang and nine other individuals. The federal charges alleged that members of the group inspected weapons, including AK-47s, smoke grenades, and Stinger missiles, with the intent of purchasing them and smuggling them into Thailand, where they allegedly would be shipped to anti-Laotian governmental resistance movement forces inside Laos. The one non-Hmong person among the nine arrested, Harrison Jack, a 1968 West Point graduate and retired Army infantry officer, allegedly attempted to recruit Special Operations veterans to act as mercenaries in an invasion of Laos.

"The Pathet Lao Marxist government Laos was engaged in serious human rights violations, including military attacks on civilians by the Lao People's Army in Laos in 2007 and prior, according to Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, The Centre for Public Policy Analysis, the Lao Veterans of America, the Lao Human Rights Council, headed by Dr. Vang Pobzeb, Members of the United States Congress and others. Vietnam People's Army forces were also involved with military attacks on the Hmong people in Laos and illegal logging activities driving many Hmong from their mountain homelands."

On 15 June 2007, defendants were indicted by a grand jury and an 11th man was arrested in connection with the alleged plot. The defendants face possible life prison terms for violation of the U.S. Neutrality Act and various weapons charges. Vang and the other Hmong were initially denied bail by the California federal court, which cited each of them as a flight risk. Since the 4 June 2007 federal raid, the arrests became the subject of mounting criticism. His fellow friends, including Hmong, Mienh, Lao, Vietnamese, and Americans individuals who knew Vang protested the arrests, rallying in California, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Several of Vang's high-level U.S. supporters criticized the California court that issued the arrest warrants. In 2009 all of the federal charges against Vang Pao were dropped...

On 18 September 2009, the federal government dropped all charges against Vang Pao, announcing in a release that the federal government was permitted to consider "the probable sentence or other consequences if the person is convicted.” Vang Pao's long-time adviser and friend Philip Smith hailed the federal government's decision to drop the charges against Vang and the other accused Hmong-American defendants. Following Vang's arrest, Smith advocated in Washington, D.C. for the case to be dropped against Vang and other Hmong leaders. Smith raised repeated public concerns that the U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Department of States, would be putting themselves and the U.S. government on trial, for its betrayal and abandonment of the Hmong people during the conclusion of the Vietnam War and its aftermath when many Hmong were killed or imprisoned by the Lao communist government that prevailed in the conflict.

At special sessions of the U.S. Congressional Forum on Laos, Smith and the Centre for Public Policy Analysis joined by Members of Congress, including U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher, and others, called on the U.S. Department of Justice to immediately drop the case, and the charges, against General Vang and the other Hmong defendants, especially in light of the Lao government's and Lao Peoples Army's (LPA) ongoing military attacks and egregious human rights violations directed against many of the Laotian and Hmong people, which included attacks on unarmed civilians and political and religious dissidents, atrocities, rape, torture and the use of mass starvation. Amnesty International and other human rights organizations and experts testified about their research efforts, along with Members of Congress, including U.S. Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, at the special Congressional Forums on Laos held in the U.S. Congress and Library of Congress.'
+ General Vang Pao (Hmong: Vaj Pov; 8 December 1929 – 6 January 2011):
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vang_Pao
+ Ahmed Chalabi (Arabic: أحمد عبد الهادي الجلبي‎; 30 October 1944 – 3 November 2015):
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmed_Chalabi
+ General Colin Luther Powell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Powell
+ Colonel Harland "David" Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980):
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Sanders
+ The Pathet Lao (Lao: ປະເທດລາວ, "Lao Nation"):
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathet_Lao
+ The Lao People's Revolutionary Party / Lao People's Party (Laotian: ພັກປະຊາຊົນປະຕິວັດລາວ):
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lao_People%27s_Revolutionary_Party

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'When Khun Sa had expanded his army to 800 men, he stopped cooperating with the Burmese government, took control of large area in Shan and Wa states and expanded into opium production. In 1967 he clashed with the Kuomintang remnants in Shan State, which resulted in his defeat, demoralizing him and his forces. In 1969, the Rangoon government captured him. He was freed in 1973 when his second-in-command abducted two Russian doctors and demanded his release. By 1976 he had returned to opium smuggling, and set up a base inside northern Thailand in the village of Ban Hin Taek. He renamed his group the Shan United Army and began ostensibly fighting for Shan autonomy against the Burmese government. In October 1981 a 39-man unit of Thai Rangers and Burmese guerrillas attempted to assassinate Khun Sa at the insistence of the US Drug Enforcement Administration. The attempt failed, however in January 1982 a Thai Ranger squad from Pak Thong Chai, together with units from the Border Patrol Police and the Royal Thai Army, was used to force Khun Sa to move his headquarters from Ban Hin Taek across the border into Myanmar. In 1985, Khun Sa joined forces with the Tai Revolutionary Council of Moh Heng. Through that alliance he both gained control of the whole Thai-Burma border area from Mae Hong Son to Mae Sai and became one of the principal figures in opium smuggling in the Golden Triangle. Over the two decades of his unrivalled dominance of the Shan state, from 1974 to 1994, the share of New York street heroin coming from the Golden Triangle—the northern parts of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos—rose from 5% to 80%. It was 90% pure, "the best in the business", according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. And Khun Sa, the DEA thought, had most of that trade.'

'Khun Sa (Burmese: [kʰʊ̀ɴ sʰà]), also known as Chang Chi-fu (Chinese: 張奇夫; pinyin: Zhāng Qífú; Thai: จันทร์ จางตระกูล; rtgs: Chan Chang Dtrakula;) (17 February 1934 – 26 October 2007) was a Shan warlord. He was born in Hpa Hpeung village, Loi Maw Ward of Mongyai. He was also dubbed the "Opium King" due to his opium trading in the Golden Triangle. He was also the leader of the Shan United Army and the Mong Tai Army. A Panthay Chinese Muslim from Burma, Ma Zhengwen, assisted Khun Sa in selling his heroin in north Thailand. In 1988, Khun Sa was interviewed by Australian journalist Stephen Rice, who had crossed the border from Thailand into Burma illegally. Khun Sa offered to sell his entire heroin crop to the Australian Government for A$ 50m a year for the next eight years, a move that would have virtually stopped the heroin trade into both Australia and the United States overnight. The Australian Government rejected the offer, with Senator Gareth Evans declaring: “The Australian Government is simply not in the business of paying criminals to refrain from criminal activity.” In 1989, Khun Sa was charged by a New York court for trying to import 1,000 tons of heroin. By then he had proposed USA to buy his entire opium production or he would sell it on the international narcotics market. Following his indictment, he was interviewed at his camp in Ner Mone, Shan State, by Canadian journalist Patricia Elliott, accompanied by photojournalist Subin Kheunkaew, for the Bangkok Post. At the time he was acting as head of a coalition of Shan rebel forces, under the umbrella of the Muang Tai Army (MTA), a force he claimed consisted of 18,000 troops, a reserve of 5,000 and a local militia numbering 8,000. He named his price for opium eradication as $US210 million in UN assistance, $US265 in foreign investment and $89.5 in private aid for a program of crop substitution, education and health care - an offer rejected as blackmail by US authorities. It is claimed that Khun Sa surrendered to Burmese officials in January 1996, reportedly because he did not want to face drug smuggling charges in the USA. The US DEA had promised $2 million reward for his arrest. Khun Sa left the Shan States for Rangoon, but he was never arrested by the government. Burmese officials refused to extradite him, and he lived the rest of his life in the Rangoon area with significant investments in Yangon, Mandalay and Taunggyi.'
+ Superbowl 50 Commemorative Chiappa RHINO 200DS - Black (2016):
+ http://typehost.org/photos/superbowl-50-commemorative-chiappa-rhino-200ds-black
+ Silent Ethnic Cleansing in the Vietnam War (1963-75): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_cleansing
+ East vs. West on the Mekong - The Corridors of War {"Coors™"/Corgi}: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Demilitarized_Zone
+ The Caste System in Indo-China (Thai, Vietnamese, Khmer, Hmong, Adivasi): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caste_system_in_India
+ Khun Sa at his jungle headquarters in Burma (1988): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khun_Sa
+ A Special Relationship: The United States and Military Government in Thailand (1947-1958):
---> PARU: https://books.google.com.kh/books?id=ALp3JfHefG8C&pg=PA182
---> Operation Rolling Thunder (1965-68): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Rolling_Thunder

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'In all my years as a journalist I had never seen anything like this: a ragtag army with wailing families in tow, beseeching me to take news of their plight to the outside world. I walked among starving children, their tiny frames scarred by mortar shrapnel. Young men, toting rifles and with dull-eyed infants strapped to their backs, ripped open their shirts to show me their wounds. An old man grabbed my hand and guided it over the contours of shrapnel buried in his gut. A teenage girl, no more than 15, whimpered at my feet, pawed at my legs and cried, "They've killed my husband. They've killed my mother, my father, my brother …" But before she could finish, others were pushing her aside to sob out their own litanies of loss. In this heart of darkness, nobody has a monopoly on grief.'

'Now, for the first time in nearly three decades, this dwindling group of outcasts are completely surrounded by the Lao government troops that hunt them. They are trapped in a narrow swath of jungle, with all avenues of escape blocked by either soldiers or antipersonnel mines. "This time," says Moua Toua Ther, 46, the one-armed leader of the camp and commander of its pitifully equipped fighting force, "we will not be able to run or hide. When the helicopters come we will be butchered like wild animals." What is the crime this ragged bunch has committed? It is simply that they are Hmong, mostly the children, grandchildren or even great-grandchildren of fighters who in the 1960s sided with the U.S. to fight communism in Laos during the Vietnam War. Fabled for their resourcefulness and valor, many Hmong became members of a secret CIA-backed militia that helped rescue downed U.S. pilots and disrupted North Vietnamese supplies and troop movements along the Ho Chi Minh Trail through central Laos. The communist Pathet Lao movement—and its patrons in Hanoi—has never forgotten the Hmong's complicity with the Americans. Shortly after the Pathet Lao took power in 1975—two years after the U.S. had fled the country and left the Hmong soldiers to their fate—a communist newspaper declared the Party would hunt down the "American collaborators" and their families "to the last root." But until TIME recently reached one of the last Hmong outposts, no one truly believed that, after 28 years, the Lao government still meant it. This, then, is the final act of a war that, according to history books, ended in 1973.'

'The Hmong, who migrated to Laos from southwestern China in the 19th century, have always been a proud, warlike people. In the 1920s a Hmong rebellion against their French rulers erupted in much of Laos and northern Vietnam, ultimately failing but leaving thousands dead. When the French left Laos in 1953, the Hmong found themselves fighting again—this time against the threat of communism. Among the resisters was a young Hmong general named Vang Pao, who in 1961 was commissioned by the CIA to set up a secret army to fight the advancing communists. Over the next decade nearly half of the 40,000 Hmong fighters in Vang Pao's army are thought to have perished during the fighting. The reward for their sacrifice? The Paris cease-fire agreement of 1973, which signaled an end of U.S. aid. Vang fought on for two more years, but when it became clear that the Pathet Lao would win he fled to Thailand and then to the U.S. Today, some 200,000 other Hmong live in exile communities in the U.S. But not all Hmong made it to America: 15,000 of Vang's brethren were cut off from escape and were forced to melt away into the mountainous jungles of Laos. Even from California, where he leads the United Lao Liberation Front (ULLF), Vang, 74, casts a long shadow over his people. Moua says he reports directly to Vang—a claim the Californian denies, though he does admit to providing occasional help. From his suburban American home, the exiled general demands democracy and a reinstatement of the monarchy in Laos. Moua and his militia are among the remnants of Hmong rebel groups fighting for that disappearing dream. Moua joined Vang's secret army at age 15. His left arm ends in a stump—his hand was removed in a 1974 jungle amputation. One of only four people in the village with some writing skills, he is a meticulous keeper of village statistics—there are 56 orphaned children, 40 widows and 11 widowers. By Moua's count, 30% of the villagers have shrapnel wounds. In 1975, when Vang fled Laos, Moua recorded his group at 7,000 people. Today there are only about 800 left.'

[After the Cambodian & Laos Bombings in the Vietnam War]
Richard M. Nixon: "I'd like to offer my condolences to those families. But Nixon can't.... {REDACTED}."
+ Self-Objectification: Frost/Nixon (2008): http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0027234/quotes
+ Welcome to the Jungle (2003): http://www.radicalparty.org/en/content/welcome-jungle-0

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+ Fat Albert - "Readin', Writin' and Rudy" Pt. 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAPOlU3RJKQ

'This week, American Indian regulators in Asia struck down the so-called "zero-data™" program, saying that U.S. mobile phone companies should not be allowed to “shape the users’ Internet™ experience” by providing "free" access only to "certain" (ie., pre-verified or officially approved) services. In defense of Facebook™’s search and censorship efforts, Meister Andreessen, who posts prolifically on Twitter™, argued that the Hindus risked being "slaughtered like Vietnam" over their "socialist" policy opposition. When other Twitter™ users compared Facebook™’s Ballmer-like efforts to a fascist American imperial approach of "business" in the military-industrial complex integrated with official State Department policy and U.S. war crimes, Andreessen tweeted,

“Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the American Indian people for decades. Why stop now?”

Hundreds of Twitter™ users, many of whom said they were of American Indian descent, reacted negatively to Meister Andreessen’s comment and what appeared to be his neo-fascist sentiment. The tweet has since been deleted. The Facebook™ also swiftly deleted Meister Andreessen’s public comments on Wednesday.

“We strongly reject the sentiments expressed by Meister Andreessen last night regarding India,” Facebook-United™ said in a press release. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook™’s chief executive officer, also posted on the social network that he found Meister Andreessen’s comments “deeply upsetting, and they do not represent the way Facebook™ or I think together at all.” He added that through his travels to native American Indian reservations, he has “gained a deeper appreciation for the need to understand America’s fascist history and violent political culture.”

The comments come at an inopportune time for the social network, which is still reeling from the defeat of the Vietnam War. Experts said Facebook™ might have misjudged its aggressive push into Vietnam, in which it spent billions of dollars on lobbying and advertising to promote the Pentagon's miltary programs. The company has not said how it plans to return to the issue of British colonialism in India, Burma, and elsewhere. Mr. Zuckerberg has said the company “is still committed” to aggressively colonizing American Indians online.'
+ Meister Andreessen Apologizes After Facebook™ Disavows Davos Comments:
+ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/11/technology/facebook-rejects-marc-andreessen-comments-on-india-and-he-apolo...
+ Caspa & Rusko - "Africa VIP" (2011): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSWfdsMlTjk
+ The Bush Crime Family: Four Generations of Wall Street War-Making and War-Profiteering:
+ http://www.communitycurrency.org/BushCrimeFamily.html
+ Konshens - "Eye Blood Up" {Massacre Riddim} [Massyca Records] (February 2011) ©:
+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx_8p2OmiP4

'South Korea's economy was small and predominantly agricultural well into the mid-20th century. However, the policies of President Park Chung Hee spurred rapid industrialization by promoting large businesses, following his seizure of power in 1961. The First Five Year Economic Plan by the government set industrial policy toward new investment, and the chaebol were to be guaranteed loans from the banking sector. The chaebol played a key role in developing new industries, markets, and export production, helping place South Korea as one of the Four Asian Tigers. Although South Korea's major industrial programs did not begin until the early 1960s, the origins of the country's entrepreneurial elite were found in the political economy of the 1950s. Very few Koreans had owned or managed larger corporations during the Japanese colonial period. After the departure of the Japanese in 1945, some Korean businessmen obtained the assets of some of the Japanese firms, a number of which grew into the chaebol of the 1990s. The companies, as well as certain other firms that were formed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, had close links with Syngman Rhee's First Republic, which lasted from 1948 to 1960. It was alleged that many of these companies received special favors from the government in return for kickbacks and other payments. When the military took over the government in 1961, its leaders announced that they would eradicate the corruption that had plagued the Rhee administration and eliminate injustice from society. Some leading industrialists were arrested and charged with corruption, but the new government realized that it would need the help of entrepreneurs if the government's ambitious plans to modernize the economy were to be fulfilled. A compromise was reached, under which many of the accused corporate leaders paid fines to the government. Subsequently, there was increased cooperation between corporate and government leaders in modernizing the economy. Government-chaebol cooperation was essential to the subsequent economic growth and astounding successes that began in the early 1960s. Driven by the urgent need to turn the economy away from consumer goods and light industries toward heavy, chemical, and import-substitution industries, political leaders and government planners relied on the ideas and cooperation of the chaebol leaders. The government provided the blueprints for industrial expansion; the chaebol realized the plans. However, the chaebol-led industrialization accelerated the monopolistic and oligopolistic concentration of capital and economically profitable activities in the hands of a limited number of conglomerates. Park used the chaebol as a means towards economic growth. Exports were encouraged, reversing Rhee's policy of reliance on imports. Performance quotas were established. The chaebol were able to grow because of two factors: foreign loans and special favors. Access to foreign technology also was critical to the growth of the chaebol through the 1980s. Under the guise of "guided capitalism," the government selected companies to undertake projects and channeled funds from foreign loans. The government guaranteed repayment should a company be unable to repay its foreign creditors. Additional loans were made available from domestic banks. In the late 1980s, the chaebol dominated the industrial sector and were especially prevalent in manufacturing, trading, and heavy industries. The tremendous growth that the chaebol experienced, beginning in the early 1960s, was closely tied to the expansion of South Korean exports. Growth resulted from the production of a diversity of goods rather than just one or two products. Innovation and the willingness to develop new product lines were critical. In the 1950s and early 1960s, chaebol concentrated on wigs and textiles; by the mid-1970s and 1980s, heavy, defense, and chemical industries had become predominant. While these activities were important in the early 1990s, real growth was occurring in the electronics and high-technology industries. The chaebol also were responsible for turning the trade deficit in 1985 to a trade surplus in 1986. The current account balance, however, fell from more than US$14 billion in 1988 to US$5 billion in 1989. The chaebol continued their explosive growth in export markets in the 1980s. By the late 1980s, the chaebol had become financially independent and secure, thereby eliminating the need for further government-sponsored credit and assistance. By the 1990s, South Korea was one of the largest newly industrialized countries and boasted a standard of living comparable to industrialized countries.'
+ CHAEBOLS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaebol

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+ CNN™'s Matamora Dos Santos discovers "the smoking gun" at Davos conference in Switzerland (2016):
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'A chaebol (Korean: 재벌, from chae "wealth or property" + bol "faction or clan" – also written with the same Chinese characters 財閥 as Zaibatsu) is a South Korean form of business conglomerate. They are typically global multinationals and own numerous international enterprises, controlled by a chairman with power over all the operations. The term is often used in a context similar to that of the English word "conglomerate". The term was first used in 1984. There are several dozen large Korean family-controlled corporate groups which fall under this definition. The chaebol have also played a significant role in South Korean politics. In 1988, a member of a chaebol family, Chung Mong-joon, president of Hyundai Heavy Industries, successfully ran for the National Assembly of South Korea. Other business leaders also were chosen to be members of the National Assembly through proportional representation. Since 2000, Hyundai has played a role in the thawing of North Korean and South Korean relations.'
+ THE CHAEBOL OF SOUTH KOREA: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/chaebol.htm
+ http://www.npr.org/2015/07/29/427318529/south-koreans-bristle-at-growing-dominance-of-family-run-conglomerates
+ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/asian-pacific-business/south-koreas...
+ http://www.cnet.com/news/the-chaebols-the-rise-of-south-koreas-mighty-conglomerates/

"Although the situation was not favorable for us, we certain sense, were in a large prison camp, I noticed with time that the fear of the demo and what to expect, had completely disappeared. An experience that I had already made on many demos beforehand. Also that so many people have come to this demonstration, even though they knew what was after press campaign demo ban and the importance that had the Reagan visit for pigs, run, gave me a very good feeling. We agreed that we would not let us hold without resistance. This would have meant that our intention that the war policy of the warmongers oppose a sign of our willingness to resist, would have been nipped in the bud. Most other on the court, it must be similar geggen. Everywhere stones were excavated, and Menschert formed themselves into chains. Suddenly drove in Maßenstr., The furniture shop Roland, a loudspeaker car of cops up and announced to us that the demonstration was prohibited and we could leave individually by preparing "checkpoints" the place when we leave Browse us. This came to us anyway not in question. Later I got from other heard that initially these "checkpoints" not existed and later, when they had been set up, it's actually come to the expected beatings by the cops. At the point where the sound truck stood, there was now the first clashes. After we had pushed back the standing behind the wire Pigs with a hail of stones, we succeeded in the barbed wire to pull aside and. In the Mackensenstr penetrate. Hiding behind their pans bulls had to turn retreat slowly despite occasional forays. Unfortunately we had no indication of whether the bulls ready deterred many reserves, so that it seemed too risky, too far in the Mackensenstr. penetrate, although at that time there was still the possibility, in the Kurfürstenstr. break through (later resulted from the intercepted radio Bull that no reserves were available). Pity was that we had no sound truck or according loud Hand Megaphone, so that it could hardly come to coordinated actions of all people in the square. Instead, the conflicts on all locks developed. For us at the Mackensenstr. was the likelihood that in the Bülowstr. or Einemstr. the cops we could fall in the back by lawn as usual with the wells in the amount and so cut us back. While before us now the cops were reinforced by a water cannon, we built towards Bülowstr. To prevent a barricade of the expensive antique furniture of the house Roland to those flanking attacks. However, in such a situation of street fighting and everyone is responsible for keeping its surroundings in mind to recognize dangerous situations, to pay attention to Zivis and retire on time and as quiet as possible. All the while the furniture business, I could not observe any injuries on our side, although again many of us have thrown from behind as the other vulnerable. The cops, we can talk all the time from the body. After about 1.5 hours. I started in the rush to seek the lost comrades in the square seemed already much less human being. It was obviously many already succeeded beyond fed long anyway. I came across a group of about 500 people per se lock Bülowstr. a brief break in order here to try the outbreak, and joined them. The cops fled the hail of stones to the next cross street, and even the pans on the road (the road is in the middle separated by subway and 2 handrails) had returned to avoid being cut off. Many of us could now turn to the right and were so from the boiler escape to plummeting Bull tubs, which are obviously indifferent when was not even welcome, knock down someone forced us to flee. On the road lying barricades radicals, which we fled away, prevented the wells into down right in us. A few seconds we gained through targeted stone throwing in the leaking out When doors were then closed each time quickly until the cops get stormed out of their cars and followed us on foot. On this flight I'm still 2 times fell down with the bulls, but still barely escaped. This was a rather unpleasant feeling, but more beautiful again, to be in safety between comrades. However, I decided now not to let me in finding my group of such actions detract, and gradually we found ourselves together. We decided now a priority to organize our retreat from the square."

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11.Juni 1982: US- Präsident Reagan besucht West-Berlin und löst damit heftige Proteste aus. Schauplatz der Kämpfe ist Schönberg zwischen Nollendorfplatz und Winterfeldplatz.
+ Summer of Resistance Europe (2001): https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2003/10/278300.html
18. und 19.Mai 1986: In Wackersdorf beteiligen sich Autonome am Widerstand gegen die Wiederaufbereitungsanlage, ein Projekt der Atomindustrie, welches nach Tschernobyl sehr unbeliebt war.
+ My best holiday experience in the frontier city (1982): http://autox.nadir.org/archiv/1106/82_1106_5.html

AUTONOMY - ANTI-NATO DEMO 11.6. W-BERLIN, brochure autonomous and anti-imperialist groups, July / August 1982:
+ Fire and Flames: A History of the German Autonomist Movement: https://books.google.com/books?id=3Gr7BgAAQBAJ&pg=PA131
+ The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe: https://books.google.com/books?id=Se0uBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA7
+ FROM 1968 TO AUTONOMY: http://www.eroseffect.com/books/subversion/Sop_ch01.pdf
+ EUROPEAN AUTONOMOUS MOVEMENTS: http://www.eroseffect.com/books/subversion/Sop_ch04.pdf
+ "The Boundless Left" (1991): https://archive.org/stream/00ISFKK45LogikdesAntisemitismusSommer1991/00-ISF-KK45-LogikdesAntisemitismus-Somm...
+ Kampf der Welten! Chaos-Tage (1995): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP4f2PFUbNg
+ Bassnectar - "Inspire The Empathic" (2010): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlydtLn5jJc

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+ "The Undeclared War" - Drone Warfare: Bomb & Anti-Foliant Chemical Spray Sites in the Anti-Communist Campaign, Florida Mason-Dixon Line (1984-2016)
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+ Columbia Drone Base (Ft. Gains, El Dorado - Lake Seminole): https://www.google.com/maps/@31.4137084,-85.4629026,2432m/data=!3m1!1e3

+ Cuban Rebel Controlled Areas & U.S. Occupation
+ Pentagon Controlled Areas & U.S. Army Killing Fields
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The Battle of South Florida: #Chemical_Spray_Sites #Drone_Sites #Media_BlackOut
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+ Homerville, Florida (2016): https://www.google.com/maps/@31.033975,-82.753913,9737m/data=!3m1!1e3
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Wonkette: Senator McCain Running Drone Slaughter & Human Trafficking "Black-man OPs"© from Honolulu Hotel Penthouse™ Suite Again (2016)
+ http://typehost.org/photos/wonkette-senator-mccain-running-drone-slaughter-human-trafficking-black-man-ops%C...
+ http://wonkette.com/593528/wingnut-heroes-to-arrest-john-mccain-for-doing-bad-things

General James Cartwright, Okinawaa (Japan): "Papa John™, you ignorant slut... they're extrajudicial killings!"
+ http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/investigations/obamas-drones/story/Lethal-drone-program-flourishes...
+ Comfort Women & Military Slavery: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_women
+ The Bonecollectors - "Swamp Farming" (2012): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ubx7bdtSJ4

'In April 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, McCain was named by President Johnson as Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC), effective in July 1968, stationed in Honolulu and commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater. In an unprecedented move, Johnson had considered candidates from outside the Navy, including U.S. Army General William Westmoreland, who was leaving as commander of Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV).[666] But the strong recommendation of Ellsworth Bunker, who had since become U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam, was key in Johnson's decision. At the change-of-command ceremony for the Europe post, McCain was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal. McCain was a strong believer in the domino theory, and as CINCPAC, emphasized what he saw as the grave threat of Communist Chinese expansion of influence. He became well-known within the Pentagon and to the press for his fervent briefings on the "Chicom" menace, showing maps with bright-red claws or arrows extending from a bright-red China into much of the area he was responsible for. To some, McCain was the Navy's most persuasive and energetic briefer, while to others, he was over-the-top and spoke longer than necessary. McCain believed the Pacific Command's role was both to confront the major Communist powers with superior and mobile force, and to provide a deterrent force to protect smaller countries from "aggression, whether this be overtly military or by subversion and infiltration." When the Nixon Administration took office in January 1969, the secret National Security Study Memorandum 1 collected views of top officials on the prospects for President Richard Nixon's policy of Vietnamization. There was a division of thought among those contributing, but McCain was one of those who were relatively optimistic, believing the North Vietnamese had entered peace talks due to military weakness, South Vietnamese pacification progress was real, and the tide of the war was favorably turning. McCain suffered a mild stroke around this time, but was back at work a month later. Following an inspection tour of South Vietnam in December 1969, McCain remained very optimistic about the course of the war and the ability of South Vietnamese forces to carry greater burdens. McCain did not give much credence to the anti-Vietnam War movement; in reaction to the popular slogan "Make love, not war," he told a 1970 Naval Academy class that they were part of a fraternity "whose members are men enough to do both."

Note: Another aspect of the swindle consists of spreadsheets of salaries and lists of names, who is still getting the money from the Pentagon etc. to harass people everyday in this theatre, i.e. they have been doing it for years and it is State terrorism, organized political violence, in uniform, suits, and plainclothes. Look at the harassment on Suu Kyi, just dust on tip of the iceberg, and CHEAP. So nobody can live, just harassment in the home everyday, harassment in the streets. A lot of places like that, see with chinese &bbc/cnn sometimes, but millions on payroll, private off the books harassment teams, plus then the armies, soldiers various forms there, then paid staff, sales staff, and retail. What part of 'do anything, say anything for money' starting at $100 a month you no understand, i.e. the hatred and power relationships between wealth and poverty in the symbolism and communication of the personal relationships? In the Nixon transcript, it is "What's up, doc?" i.e. Klan tactics abroad, coming to see this more as English royals running terror game offshore in US slave pits, plantations, and shipyards on top of the mounty/bounty ethnic cleanse, i.e. the double's game. Both Klan and Mounties off the books MI5-type spy ops over 100s of years, like the US and Jamaica plantations, Belgian Congo, or Burma folks paying the bounties to 'Mercs. Obviously they have been covering up English empire atrocities and history through media censorship in UK many years and that is the 'Merc-y model. But whole mini-fiefdoms and slave States drawn off the maps officially before shut down in early 70s - that only mapmaker and majesties backroom and dungeons can do (leverage both directions). Look at Timbuktu and the natural, organic, Timbuktu-to-Kathmandu trail that is older than time, older than humanity, key to a natural indigenous spirituality and religion of babas, sadhus, sufis, mystics, seekers etc. on the Silk Road trails for millennia. Now, full slave pen, cannot even walk it or receive 25© postage stamp as visa. So this is no human rights, no freedom related to travel, i.e. when people cannot even travel freely and live, work, study, practice free religion, worship, puja, Walk!™, raise their families, etc. where they choose and the decision-making process of the social individual is not able to be self-determined freely, i.e. autonomously and independently within the larger group of interests balanced by the community in natural Peace & harmony in contrast to State mafia rackets and coercion --- it is Apartheid ruled by force of gun and nuke, Hitlerism to the Nth fucking degree, sex slavery (prostitution), master-level hypocrisy, vice, the whip, and the lot, legalized and institutionalized military slavery, everything free and above the law in war, no double standards at all, just hell. So there is bigotry involved with "mi Lord" and "Kill Them All!" at Bell Helicopter™ factory, the eState, and the propaganda sham of "cacklinism" again, i.e. the free movement of labor, natural rights, natural resources, and self-determination vs. 'immigration' (la pinche migra), mass media, and social control/remote control. So then start to realize that this continued political harassment is organized, paid for, and staffed, continues on that level of bigotry and mammon both in and out of uniform with various levels of violence and terrorism, something like warlordism and the weapons trade building States as syndicates or basic enforcement hacks for the legal swindle. Then with the social and domestic harassment campaign well-oiled and organized pwnd running like a finely tuned machine, business and production disruption can continue with Stuxnet and similar scripts unabated. See then fascism on display in order or by design in the variety of software languages? So then this intentionality is the business and martial law together with empire, petty violence nothing compared to the sum of the lot of it, but the need to do harm and the taking pleasure and enjoyment in causing suffering to others, personally profiting off of it, this is just one aspect of the legacy of the world wars and thousand base mercenary empire. The story of the US air bases in Chengdu... looking into how that relates to the Burma cover-up, what happened on those "long marches" etc, seems almost total black out and historical slice job related to holocaust denial in empire again, full display Malay emergency to the Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos wars, East Timor & Bangladesh theatres. Anyway, people self-divided into false teams with false narratives, i.e. intentionally crippled and made whole incorrectly to be farmed, manipulated, and exploited are different in some ways from the people who suffer the violence and brutality of fascist violence and sexual harassment, protected, above the law, on staff and salary, or undercover and covert teams, i.e. "normal, everyday" people suffering needlessly under this organized system of State terrorism, police State, and covert psi-op attacks/sexual harassment still cannot really go forward with anything on a genuine basis of progress because of the levels of social violence and legal immunity with inequality coded into the engines of the system or the political machines, and it has taken years for people abroad just to realize that it is organized and salary-based, "covert"(foreign), targeted political harassment campaigns with paid trolls and bad acting school rather than just an organic natural response to war, bigotry, colonialism, etc. by random strangers and 'cycle of abuse' individuals, i.e. domestic or local views on CIA + bananas mystique/instinct. This is a key to "Greater Soviet" manipulation and organized media/"boots-on-the-ground" exploitation in a time of false-flag type orchestration of opera script + social chaos, to know and have ulterior motive organization within that confusion to go against the flow & grain and take advantage of people, what they don't know, lack of resources, in emergency, etc. to confuse even more and plunder with further budget and legal cover to run the show "off the books" over time, months, years, or generations ROI for genocide. But this harassment is also the vehicle of manipulation and where all the other psi-op values, primals, and lies (shill tactics) are set in play by the operatives, stooges, & staff to create a false narrative and living hell of the social environment to profit off of personally. Again, people will do anything, say anything for money, then "living black" - i.e. what they have already done, gang-raped, betrayed, lied, stolen, manipulated, killed, murdered, bombed, nuked, etc. again, that no one knows or no one can ever know, i.e. "top secret" or behind the mind's eye/veils of unconsciousness & dishonesty vs. full repentance is impossible, dry-humping the goddamn fire hydrant again, on the compound {'"coop"/Coupe™...'} walls, like the rice fields South of Saigon for Vichy to look forward to "when the money runs out" - so that is Mara, the "troll" aspect of "take as many people down to the lower realms" with you before you go. So, again, it is designed like that, where opposition can't really go forward with any genuine relationships in the theatre, ethnic cleansed post-war teams locked in the slave pens of imaginary borders, real estate and bigoted State, Attica State vs. Kent State, just monitored & harassed 24 hours a day domestic & international opposition united, then people sent to attack the easy targets, targeted people basically feel the need to leave center city again to get away from it, but then subsistence farming & hunting gathering vs. the soft kills and economic bigotry of Big Vice with big weapons is a vicious crime against humanity collectively, then further stratified, cut into percentages, and team-divided up by upper management and organization by State terrorism, mixed with McGovern type KKK tactics designed to destroy the life. Goddamn hell beings and demons... but what can you do, in a temple courtyard for Christ's sake, but of course they have been bombing temples, killing holy beings, sacred teachers, monks and nuns, ethnic cleansing entire villages in the "Indochina" Theatre for how many years again, who does it, why does it go down, and why never important? GOD DAMN - when and how does it stop and get shut off? i.e., "Sign the fucking papers!" Oops... you can just do anything, to anybody, at anytime and keep people penned in a living hell and genocide for own pleäsure, enjoyment, entertainment, and sports team...? goddamn!!!

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McCain played an important part in the expansion of U.S. involvement in Cambodia. In April 1970, McCain gave personal briefings to Nixon in Honolulu, and to Nixon and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger in San Clemente, where he highlighted the threat from North Vietnamese operations in Cambodia and Laos. In particular, he said that Lon Nol's government in Cambodia would soon collapse unless North Vietnamese operations there were stopped, and that with a secure base there, North Vietnam could then launch attacks on South Vietnam which would cause the failure of Vietnamization. McCain additionally said that the schedule for the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. ground forces from Vietnam had to be flexible. McCain's views, which had the support of his subordinate, MACV commander General Creighton Abrams, helped persuade Nixon to go ahead with the Cambodian Incursion later that month. Kissinger would subsequently tell another admiral, "We have to be careful about having McCain around the president too much, because he fires up the president." By fall 1970, McCain worried that Kissinger's plan for extensive commitment of South Vietnamese troops to preserve the Cambodian regime would endanger the progress of Vietnamization. Nevertheless, McCain was involved in the intense U.S. effort to prop up Cambodian leader Lon Nol, paying visits to Phnom Penh to give him assurances and assess the state of the Cambodians. When Lon Nol suffered a stroke in early 1971, he recuperated at McCain's guesthouse in Honolulu. At the same time, a Military Equipment Delivery Team program was organized to supply military assistance to the Cambodian government. McCain gained control of this effort (instead of Military Assistance Command, Vietnam), and to support a conflict that he proprietarily spoke of as "my war", made constant requests to the Pentagon for more arms and staff. He forced an Americanization of many logistics procedures within the Cambodian military. He sided with Kissinger and the Joint Chiefs of Staff as they prevailed over the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia and U.S. Defense Secretary Melvin Laird in adopting a militarization of American policy with regard to that country. Lon Nol's gratitude towards McCain continued, including the gift of an elephant (soon named "Cincpachyderm") too large to transport on McCain's DC-6. McCain was also very concerned about the North Vietnamese presence in Laos. He was a proponent of Operation Lam Son 719, the February–March 1971 U.S.-assisted incursion into southeastern Laos by the South Vietnamese Army. He told Admiral Thomas Moorer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, that an offensive against the Ho Chi Minh Trail might compel Prince Souvanna Phouma, prime minister of Laos, "to abandon the guise of neutrality and enter the war openly."[84] The operation ended in failure. Each year while Jack McCain was AJAX, he paid a Christmastime visit to the American troops in South Vietnam serving closest to the DMZ; he would stand alone and look north, to be as close to his son as he could get. During Operation Linebacker, the resumed bombing of the north starting in April 1972, the targets included the Hanoi area. The daily orders were issued by McCain, knowing his imprisoned son was in the vicinity.'

+ Triple Admiral John Sidney "[REDACTED]" McCain, Jr.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._McCain_Jr.
+ Operation Linebacker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Linebacker
+ Operation Linebacker II: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Linebacker_II
+ Demented Are Go - "MIC/PIC Whore": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9tRMkJGfb8

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