The Russians did not “hack” the US presidential election. Those are lies concocted by John Brennan.  What a few Russians did indeed do was muddle around inside of the Zionist social media system known as #GoogleGestapo,  much to the amusement of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) – Eric Schmidt’s “trusted flagger” that censors both the Alt-Right and Alt-Left while protecting Fake News sources promulgating the Deep State and Zionist narrative.  The Russians were such a fumbling lot that I told Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) that if I were they, I would be more worried about being shot for embarrassing the Russian Federation, than being indicted in the US for crimes that are at best a misdemeanor – especially when compared to the real hacking of the US election by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) – stealing thirteen primaries from Bernie Sanders with electronic ballot fraud  – and #GoogleGestapo – from Google manipulation of search results and polls,  to Facebook and Twitter suppressing anti-Clinton and anti-Podesta posts while also blocking pro-Trump engagement, to MeetUp digitally assassinating many conservative groups.
Never mind 2016. It’s over and President Donald Trump is the legitimately albeit accidentally elected President of the United States of America (USA).  Although the Fake News mainstream media controlled by the Deep State is not reporting any of this yet, Donald Trump has on the one hand made peace in Korea,  assuring their unification in partnership with the Chinese; announced a planned US exit from Syria over the opposition of the military-industrial complex;  and negotiated with China and Russia a financial system re-boot that will start on 26 March 2018.  Soon he will be overseeing a nation-wide purge of traitors, elite pedophiles, and white collar criminals with over 9,000 sealed indictments  now in hand and both an executive order on seizing the assets of human traffickers  and a military justice system revamped to handle those indictments that merit a military tribunal.  What’s not to like?
What we should be discussing, as General Secretary Xi Jingping of China, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, and perhaps even President Donald Trump of America all position themselves to remain in leadership positions for the next twenty years, is the history of US interference in the elections of other countries – and not just interference in elections, but the deep bribery of government officials; the theft of gold and other valuables;  the murders of millions of men, women, and children; the raping of women (and children);  and the poisoning of the air, water, and earth of countries where one of four forms of invasion have taken place:
1. Election manipulation and regime change including assassination as implemented by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and selected others funded by the US taxpayer;
2.Outright invasion of the US military, generally on the basis of many lies told to the public;
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3. Financial subversion led by Wall Street and the City of London using the local Central Bank;
4. Corporate predation, often including paramilitary force, to loot national natural resources while also poisoning the air, water, and earth.
Here is the definitive “master list” of countries that have been subject to the first two forms of intervention by the USA since World War II (WWII) but not counting “minor” election interference including poll and ballot rigging, bribes, and media misinformation campaigns. All countries without exception, and particularly Russia with the “Gold War” from 1998 to 2001,  and including the USA itself, have been subject to the second two forms of subversion. Asterisks indicate “success.” 
|01 China 1949 to 1960s||16 Congo 1960*||31 Portugal 1974-76*||46 Somalia 1993|
|02 Albania 1949-53||17 France 1965||32 Jamaica 1976-80*||47 Yugoslavia 1999-2000*|
|03 East Germany 1950s||18 Brazil 1962-64*||33 Seychelles 1979-81||48 Ecuador 2000*|
|04 Iran 1953*||19 Dom. Rep. 1963*||34 Chad 1981-82*||49 Afghanistan 2001*|
|05 Guatemala 1954*||20 Cuba 1959 to present||35 Grenada 1983*||50 Venezuela 2002*|
|06 Costa Rica mid-1950’s||21 Bolivia 1964*||36 South Yemen 1982-84||51 Iraq 2003*|
|07 Syria 1956-7||22 Indonesia 1965*||37 Suriname 1982-84||52 Haiti 2004*|
|08 Egypt 1957||23 Ghana 1966*||38 Fiji 1987*||53 Somalia 2007 to present|
|09 Indonesia 1957-8||24 Chile 1964-73*||39 Libya 1980s||54 Honduras 2009*|
|10 British Guiana 1953-64*||25 Greece 1967*||40 Nicaragua 1981-90*||55 Libya 2011*|
|11 Iraq 1963*||26 Costa Rica 1970-71||41 Panama 1989*||56 Syria 2012 to present|
|12 North Vietnam 1945-73||27 Bolivia 1971||42 Bulgaria 1990*||57 Ukraine 2014*|
|13 Cambodia 1955-70*||28 Australia 1973-75*||43 Albania 1991*||58 Somalia 1992 to date|
|14 Laos 1958* 1959* 1960*||29 Angola 1975, 1980s||44 Iraq 1991||59 Niger 2013 to date|
|15 Ecuador 1960-63*||30 Zaire 1975||45 Afghanistan 1980s*||60 Yemen 2015 to date|
It merits comment that prior to WWII the US (both as colonials and then as a confederacy and finally as a federation) invaded and genocided five Indian nations and invaded a variety of nations listed below. 
|Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunis (1st Barbary War)||Philippines (Reneged on promises of independence)|
|Canada (War of 1812)||Fiji (Expedition)|
|Algeria (2nd Barbary War)||China (Second Opium War)|
|Spain (Acquisition of Florida)||China (Post-Boxer Rebellion, 8-Nation looting of China)|
|Indonesia (Expedition)||Taiwan (Expedition)|
|Ivory Coast (Expedition)||Korea (Expedition)|
|Mexico (Annexation of Texas)||Caribbean and Central America (various)|
|Mexico (Seizing of AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, UT)||Germany (World War I)|
|Mexico (border with the Rio Grande)||Russia (Russian Civil War)|
|Spain (Taking of Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rica, Philippines)|
Election Manipulation and Regime Change Including Assassination
The count varies – some of the interventions are still secret – but by one account, that of the Los Angeles Times, the US has attempted to influence presidential elections in other countries as many as eighty-one (81) times between 1946-2000.  Add attempts since 2000, and we are probably looking at just over one hundred direct, well-funded, and generally very cavalier and always unjustified interventions, every one of them in violation of international law and national sovereignty. Sadly, direct assassination is included in this category. Below are the publicly known planned (some successful) assassinations – there are many others including those done by North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) GLADIO false flag terrorists funded by the CIA,  the combined CIA and Joint Special Operations Group (JSOG) assassinations picking up where we left off with the Phoenix program in Vietnam,  CIA drones (with a 98% collateral damage death rate), and surrogates including Private Military Corporations (PMC). 
• 1949 – Kim Koo, Korean opposition leader
• 1950s – CIA/Neo-Nazi hit list of more than 200 political figures in West Germany to be “put out of the way” in the event of a Soviet invasion
• 1950s – Chou En-lai, Prime minister of China, several attempts on his life
• 1950s, 1962 – Sukarno, President of Indonesia
• 1951 – Kim Il Sung, Premier of North Korea
• 1953 – Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran
• 1950s (mid) – Claro M. Recto, Philippines opposition leader
• 1955 – Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India
• 1957 – Gamal Abdul Nasser, President of Egypt
• 1959, 1963, 1969 – Norodom Sihanouk, leader of Cambodia
• 1960 – Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Kassem, leader of Iraq
• 1950s-70s – José Figueres, President of Costa Rica, two attempts on his life
• 1961 – Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, leader of Haiti
• 1961 – Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Congo (Zaire)
• 1961 – Gen. Rafael Trujillo, leader of Dominican Republic
• 1963 – Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam
• 1960s-70s – Fidel Castro, President of Cuba, many attempts on his life
• 1960s – Raúl Castro, high official in government of Cuba
• 1965 – Francisco Caamaño, Dominican Republic opposition leader
• 1965-6 – Charles de Gaulle, President of France
• 1967 – Che Guevara, Cuban leader
• 1970 – Salvador Allende, President of Chile
• 1970 – Gen. Rene Schneider, Commander-in-Chief of Army, Chile
• 1970s, 1981 – General Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama
• 1972 – General Manuel Noriega, Chief of Panama Intelligence
• 1975 – Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire
• 1976 – Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica
• 1980-1986 – Muammar Qaddafi, leader of Libya, several plots and attempts upon his life
• 1982 – Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of Iran
• 1983 – Gen. Ahmed Dlimi, Moroccan Army commander
• 1983 – Miguel d’Escoto, Foreign Minister of Nicaragua
• 1984 – The nine comandantes of the Sandinista National Directorate
• 1985 – Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, Lebanese Shiite leader (80 people killed attempt)
• 1991 – Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq
• 1993 – Mohamed Farah Aideed, prominent clan leader of Somalia
• 1998, 2001-2 – Osama bin Laden, leading Islamic militant
• 1999 – Slobodan Milosevic, President of Yugoslavia
• 2002 – Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Afghan Islamic leader and warlord
• 2003 – Saddam Hussein and his two sons
• 2011 – Muammar Qaddafi, leader of Libya
I reserve a special place in hell for those who are responsible for assassinating thousands of people with drones, ninety-eight percent (98%) of them documented to be innocent women, children, and old men, joining rendition and torture and secret prisons around the world as two of CIA’s most heinous crimes against humanity. 
Outright Military Invasion
Outright military invasions are listed above. What I want to focus on here is the fact – the absolute fact – that most (not all) invasions – and wars – the US has ever engaged in – have generally been based on lies. “Yellow journalism” is the precursor term to “fake news.” Yellow journalism refers to journalism that systematically lies to the public in order to achieve a specific goal, such as getting the public to support a war based on lies. It is ironic that the Pulitizer Prize for “great” journalism is named after the man who pioneered yellow journalism – the greatest liar on the planet in his time. 
War is not just a racket, as General Smedley Butler, USMC put it,  it is also a crime against humanity and it is a lie, as David Swanson has articulated in multiple works. 
Here are just three examples of wars started by lies.
Vietnam. The Tonkin Gulf attack was completely fabricated.  While most argue that “credibility” and the “domino theory” were dominant in our thinking,  this is false. We knew Ho Chi Minh was a nationalist and we knew Vietnam hated China as much as it hated the French. The USA deliberately violated the Geneva Accords calling for open elections and supported a murderous Catholic mandarin against the Buddhist majority. The real reason we invaded Viet-Nam was so that we would use up our aging military inventory and have to buy it again. 
Afghanistan. Osama Bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11 and died shortly thereafter – he was replaced by a series of body-doubles, the last one provided by the Pakistani military as a favor to Barack Obama to enable a pre-election “victory.”  The real reason we invaded Afghanistan was to re-start opium productions successfully shut down by the Taliban, and essential to the liquidity of Wall Street and the City of London, both desperate for the liquidity that drug money provides. 
Iraq. There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq  (nor are there in Syria today).  The real reason we invaded Iraq was because Dick Cheney was certain we could take over their oil fields and it was time to again use up the military so we would have to buy it again. We invaded Iraq twice because we did it so well the first time it did not consume enough of our force structure. 
The greatest lies about war are two: that the war was “worth it” – wars are profitable only for bankers; and that the war was “in the public interest.” This is almost never true.
With the complicity of all governments, the public has been deceived into thinking that democracy exists. Democracy does not exist. Roughly forty governments are outright dictatorships,  and the rest are two-party tyrannies that disenfranchise seventy percent of the voters while enabling the Deep State to exercise “pay to play” legislative and executive powers. 
The greatest subversion is that of the Central Banks. Central banks are private institutions controlled by the Deep State (Chabad Supremacists, the Vatican, and the Rothschilds), and they are in no way subject to government oversight nor responsive to the public interest. Central banks are a means of legally looting the 99% in favor of the 1%. 
By way of illumination, I want to point to the fact, now documented, that the Great Depression in the USA was planned by the banks to accomplish three objectives:
1. To destroy the middle class that was growing as a political force demanding integrity in government.
2. To buy up land and other assets as “depression-level” prices, further concentrating wealth.
3. To deepen banking control of government.
The Great Depression was executed with the full complicity of the President of the USA, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 
In modern times, the sub-prime mortgage bubble leading to the trillion dollar bailouts of the banks; the continued tolerance of banking manipulation of the foreign exchange and interest rates;  and the continued allowance of private banks to create their own money, literally inventing billions of dollars in credit for themselves or to loan, suggest that the real enemy of democracy is not Russia, or China, or any power other than banking power as directed by the Deep State. 
Others, such as John Perkins, have ably documented how banks and corporations subvert foreign countries and bribe and lie their way into the displacement of native villages, the illicit taking of gold mines and other natural resources, and the general subversion of the public interest. 
From geo-engineering to agricultural and energy practices that poison the air, water, and earth to the deliberate dumbing down of the mental and emotional capacities of the public to the deliberate embrace of waste on the order of fifty percent,  the financial subversion of humanity is almost total.
That stops now. The world is awakening and the days of the Deep State are numbered.
Healing Ourselves and Healing the World
Others have written about “the fourth turning” and the “great awakening.”  Both of these are very real. On the one hand, there is a new connectivity among the 99%, a new empathy without borders. On the other hand, there is a resurgence of nationalism and ethnic and cultural pride seeking to stop the homogenization and dilution of all that makes each “tribe” unique and precious to the necessary diversity that is a signal aspect of humanity in all its forms. 
A revolution is underway. It is a non-violent open source revolution.  It is a revolution in the minds, hearts, and souls of every human being on the planet. Truth & Reconciliation plays a central role in this revolution, for it is more important to educate and unite the many than it is to hang or defeat the few.
Central to this revolution is an emerging understanding that it is possible to achieve a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for all, by eliminating central banking and demanding complete transparency in governance including economic governance at the corporate level.
Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) can extend prosperity to the five billion poor at ten percent of the cost of the failed Western economic paradigm that embraces waste, externalizes true costs to future generations, and focuses on extracting wealth from the public in favor of the banks, on the order of 90% profit versus 10% actual cost of goods. 
The Deep State is now clearly seen as the Naked Emperor.
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 No fewer than twenty-nine (29) authoritative sources – including then President Barack Obama – testified that the Russians did not hack the election (they snooped and they did overt media operations – they did not “hack” anything). I list these specific sources with a link for each in Update 18 at Robert Steele, “US IC Allegations Against Russians Are Crap — Our Own Traitors, Not the Russians, Are the Real Enemy, Fake Evidence & Fake News – UPDATE 22,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 30 December 2016. Subsequently – it quickly became a best-seller at Amazon – I published a detailed critique of the CIA “report” purporting to show that the Russians hacked the election, a report that included, on page A-13, a statement to the effect that their judgments were not based on evidence. Consisting largely of whining about the overt media operations of Russia Today, the report stands as a testimonial to the mediocrity and lack of integrity of CIA at the management level. See Robert Steele, The Soft Coup Collapses – Blackmail Revealed – What Next?: CIA was bluffing, produced no evidence – Russians did not “hack” the election. Is this the beginning of the end of the Deep State in the USA? Can Trump clean house & wage peace? (Trump Revolution Book 6) (Earth Intelligence Network, 2017). This is also available free online.
 I coined the hashtag that is now in wide use. There are two seminal references: Robert Steele, “How The Deep State Controls Social Media and Digitally Assassinates Critics: #GoogleGestapo – Censorship & Crowd-Stalking Made Easy,” American Herald Tribune, November 7, 2017; and Robert Steele, “#GoogleGestapo: Censorship & Surveillance (Including Amazon, Facebook, Google, MeetUp, Twitter, YouTube) – UPDATE 4,” Phi beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 24 October 2017 updated 5 March 2018.
 The ADL pioneered the use of false reporting by trolls in the 1990’s to digitally assassinate anyone offering critical commentary on Zionist subversion in America and elsewhere such as the United Kingdom. They use troll armies to label such individuals as “haters” or “spammers” or in the case of websites, as purveyors of pornographic lies. Never mind that this is a violation of free speech rights, a felony (crowd-stalking), and totally false. Here are just three articles on how “trusted flaggers” are executing a Zionist censorship campaign across the USA. Aaron Klein, “Breitbart-Bashing ADL Announces Command Center to ‘Combat Hate Online’,” Breitbart, 17 March 2017; Editors, “Google & Soros-backed ‘fact-checkers’ join forces to control news search results,” Russia Today, 27 October 2017; and Peter Hasson, “EXCLUSIVE: YouTube Secretly Using SPLC To Police Videos,” The Daily Caller, 27 February 2018. To understand the larger system, which includes Amazon and Wikipedia, see Supra Note 2, “How the Deep State…”
 Sean Adl-Tabatabai, “Stanford University Confirms Democratic Election Fraud,” YourNewsWire.com, 16 June 2016; Editors, “Clintonistas/DNC Illegally Stole the Democratic Primaries from Bernie Sanders,” ProjectCensored, 7 April 2017. A number of key links have disappeared recently.
 Robert Epstein, “SPUTNIK EXCLUSIVE: Research Proves Google Manipulates Millions to Favor Clinton,” Sputnik, 9 December 2016.
 Robert Steele, Donald Trump, The Accidental President: Under Siege! A Soft Coup Rages within a Closed Rigged System (Earth Intelligence Network, 2016), also free online.
 According to Princess Kaoru Nakamaru, Chair of the International Affairs Institute for World Peace and Japanese royal family liaison to North Korean leaders, personal meeting in Japan, 18 February 2018 as reported with photographs at Robert Steele & Ben Fulford in Tokyo — Discussing Deep State, Shadow Governments, False Flag, Fake News, Pedophilia … UPDATE 9: Video D, Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 14 February 2018 subsequently updated.. First reported in media at Robert Steele, “Is Zionism Over? From Korea to Syria to the Latest #GoogleGestapo Purge, President Donald Trump’s Divorce from Zionism Appears Increasingly Possible,” American Herald Tribune, March 4, 2018.
 Daniel Brown, “Trump appears to contradict State Department by saying the US is in Syria to ‘get rid of ISIS and to go home’,” Business Insider, 23 February 2018.
 Ibid. “Is Zionism Over…” Note 21.
 Joshua Philipp, “Justice Department May Have Something Big in the Works: Over 9,000 Sealed Indictments,” The Epoch Times, 8 January 2018.
 The White House, “Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption,” (The White House, 21 December 2017).
 The White House, “2018 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States,” (The White House, 1 March 2018).
 Too few know that the CIA was radically made worse by the discovery in the Philippines of hundreds of billions of dollars of gold and other valuables buried in caves by the Japanese during their pillaging of the Southeast Asian countries during WWII. This captured treasure became the Black Lily Fund administered by the Secretary of the Treasury, and was used to fund the restoration of fascism in Germany, Italy, Japan, as well as the many covert invasions, bribed, and regime change operations undertaken by CIA – all acts of war – in the decades following WWI. See Sterling and Peggy Seagrave, Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold (Verso, 2003). A summary review is free online. See also Jonathan Nashel, Edward Lansdale’s Cold War (University of Massachusetts, 2005). A summary review is free online.
 A new Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse now seeks to document – as no one else has done — the totality of the child abuse spectrum from slavery to sex to murder to body parts harvesting. Its intent is to document how many children actually go missing each year (with eight million a year as a speculative assumption); how long they live once ingested into the child abuse network of networks (two years is the preliminary assumption); what precisely happens to children; and who precisely is responsible for protecting this long-running genocide against our most vulnerable children. These is no question but that elements of the US military, CIA, and contractors to the US military and CIA have been heavily engaged in child trafficking. Not yet clear is whether the trafficking in children is done with institutional authority, or only by rogue elements leveraging their control of institutional assets such as overseas bases and official aircraft that are not searched by US immigration authorities. For a preliminary overview of this matter, see Joachim Hagopian, Pedophilia & Empire: Satan, Sodomy, & The Deep State (Joachim Hagopian, 2017), available at both Amazon Kindle and free online.
 Mongoose, “9/11 – Gold War Against Russia, Buzzy Krongard, Brown & Root, Bush Crime Family, Dick Cheney, and More..” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 16 February 2017.
 William Blum, “Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List,” WilliamBlum.org, undated, accessed 5 March 2018. I asked Bill if he was willing to be the lead author of this article but he is not writing for others these days. His book, KILLING HOPE: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, Updated Edition (Zed Books, 2014) is the primary reference in the English language on this matter. My summary review is free online. I could not have written this article in one evening without drawing on the brilliant persistent work of William Blum. The last three in italics (58-60) are my own additions.
 Accounts vary. Here is one citizen’s contribution. K. Yuen, “Historically, how many countries has the US invaded?” Quora, 21 March 2016.
 Nina Agrawal, “The U.S. is no stranger to interfering in the elections of other countries,” Los Angeles Times, 21 December 2016. See also Ishaan Tharoor, “The long history of the U.S. interfering with elections everywhere,” Washington Post, 13 October 2016; and Scott Shane, “Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too.” New York Times, 17 February 2018.
 Daniele Ganser, NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe (Routledge, 2004);
 Douglas Valentine, The Phoenix Program (Open Road Distribution, 2016); and Douglas Valentine, The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World (Clarity Press, 2017).
 William Blum, “U.S. Government Assassination Plots,” WilliamBlum.org, undated, accessed 5 March 2018.
 I feel very strongly that the CIA is a needed agency, but not in its present form under its present leadership lacking in intelligence, integrity, and imagination. My two published pieces on its latest atrocities are Robert Steele, “Review Essay: UNHINGED: drone assassination – American suicide,” Intelligence and National Security, 33/1, March 2017, pp. 145-150; and Robert Steele, “Book Reviews: Rebuttal-Lies Presented as Truth; BROKEN – The Truth as Fiction,” Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 18, Number 2, 2016, pp. 163-166.
 Editors, “Yellow Journalism: The ‘Fake News’ of the 19th Century,” The Public Domain Review, undated, accessed 8 March 2018.
 (General) Smedley Butler, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier (Feral House, 2003). Summary review free online. Fourteen additional books on the war complex are reviewed and linked from “Worth a Look: Book Reviews on War Complex—War as a Racket,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 21 July 2008. More recently see the heart-rending book, Ann Jones, They Were Soldiers – How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars: The Untold Story (Haymarket, 2014). A summary review is free online. The “true cost” of recent American wars has included – for the US population alone – over 75,000 amputees and 250,000 victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
 Next to William Blum, David Swanson is the person that impressed me most in the peace through truth space. Cf. David Swanson, “10 Revealing War Lies,” Telesur, 12 April 2016; David Swanson, “Lies and Consequences in Our Past 15 Wars,” TruthOut.org, 28 May 2012; and David Swanson, War Is A Lie (David Swanson, 2010).
 Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon, “30-Year Anniversary: Tonkin Gulf Lie Launched Vietnam War,” Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, 27 July 1994. See also Daniel Elsberg, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (Penguin Books, 2013). My summary review of the latter is free online.
 Cf. Michael Lind, “Why we went to war in Vietnam,” The American Legion, 20 December 2012. Mr. Lind avoids discussing the CIA’s complicity in the assassination of Ngo Ding Diem, and the CIA’s role in planting bombs across Buddhist and Catholic targets to ferment a civil war in South Vietnam intended to avoid the electoral solution called for in the Geneva Accords.
 This is my personal conclusion based on reading over 300 books on intelligence and perhaps 700 books on defense strategy, operations, and specific campaigns. I do believe my reading included at least one book that made this case but I cannot recollect the specific title. All of my reviews are free online.
 Former Assistant Secretary of State Steve Pieczenik and I are among the most outspoken with respect to multiple Bin Ladens. When I read the reports on the “final” Bin Laden I knew instantly he was fake and this was subsequently confirmed by a Pakistani military officer who stated that the “patsy” was provided by the Pakistani military as a “gift” to Leon Panetta and Barack Obama. US military died, not only in the raid, but after the raid in what appeared to be a murderous cover-up. For a detailed perspective on this murderous fraud for which then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and then Director of the CIA John Brennan should be sent to jail for life, see “Bin Laden Show: Entries 00-99,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 15 January 2012 updated 2 April 2016.
 There are a number of references along these lines, among the best is Michael C. Ruppert, Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil (New Society Publishers, 2004). My summary review is free online.
 Cf. Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber, Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush’s War on Iraq (TarcherPerigee, 2003). My summary review is free online. See also the larger work applicable to all wars and all lies and the lost soul of America, Charles Lewis, 935 Lies – The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity (PublicAffairs, 2014). My summary review is free online.
 Robert Steele with Mohsen Abdelmoumen, “The White Helmets Were Paid to Create a False Flag Chemical Attack,” American Herald Tribune, April 11, 2017 and Robert Steele, “The Syrian Missile Attack — Theatrics & House Cleaning? False Flag Attack Organized by McCain, Brennan, McMaster, Funded by Saudi Arabia and Israel?,” Russian International Affairs Council, April 10, 2017.
 In my direct personal experience augmented by reading, we succeeded brilliantly and General Jay Garner, sent in to manage the transition, had us prepared to leave within 90 days. This was not what Dick Cheney wanted, so he sent in Paul Bremer whose covert mission was to turn Iraq into chaos requiring a long-term occupation. His first move was brilliant: disbanding the Iraqi Army and putting hundreds of thousands of officers into immediate destitution.
 (Ambassador) Mark Palmer, Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust World’s Last Dictators by 2025 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). Summary review free online.
 Cf. Theresa Amato, GRAND ILLUSION: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny (The New Press, 2009). Summary review free online. See also Robert Steele, Democracy Riots! We are all black now – deal with it! (Earth Intelligence Network, 2016) and Robert Steele, Open Power: Electoral Reform Act of 2015, Open Source Activist Tool-Kit (Earth Intelligence Network, 2015), the latter including one hundred reviews of books on democracy.
 Wayne Jett, Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now (Launfal Press, 2011). A summary review is free online.
 William K. Black, “LIBOR: History’s Largest Financial Crime that the WSJ and NYT Would Like You to Forget,” New Economic Perspectives, 10 July 2015.
 The Deep State – also known as the Illuminati or Cabalist Satanists – is led by a tiny handful of individuals including the two ostensibly Catholic popes, the Rothschild pater familias, and the Rebbe of the Jewish supremacist cult, the Chabad. They use the upper ranks of the Freemasons and the Knights of Malta and a few other secret societies as their “fixers,” and the banks – Central Banks, Wall Street, and the City of London, as their “managers.” As articulated in Robert Steele, “Dealing with America — and the Deep State: Beyond the banks, beyond party politics — modern public diplomacy…,” American Herald Tribune, February 4, 2018.
 John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (Berrett-Koehler, 2004). A summary review is free online.
 Agriculture: Nadia Arumugam, “https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/”>UN Says Europe Wastes 50% of Fruit and Vegetables – and America Isn’t Must Better,” Forbes (4 October 2012), Dana Gunders, “Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill,” National Resources Defense Council (August 2012); Energy: Barry Fischer, “US Wastes 61-86% Of Its Energy,” CleanTechnica (26 August 2013); Health: Michael Galper et al, “The price of excess: Identifying waste in healthcare spending,” PriceWaterhouseCoopers (April 2008); Military: Scot Paltrow, “Behind the Pentagon’s doctored ledgers, a running tally of epic waste,” Reuters (18 November 2013), Emmanuel Ocbazghi, “The US spends more on its military than the next eight countries combined,” Business Insider (3 March 2017), Perry Chiaramonte, “War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan,” Fox News (28 July 2014); Water: Robert David Steele, “Water: Soul of the Earth, Mirror of Our Collective Souls,” Huffington Post (7 January 2011).
 William Strauss and Neil Howe, The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy – What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny (Broadway, 1997), and Jim Wallis, The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics (HarperOne, 2009).
 Cf. Robert Steele, INTELLIGENCE FOR EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity, & Sustainability (Earth Intelligence Network, 2010).
 Cf. Robert Steele, The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust, (North Atlantic Books, 2012).
 Cf. Robert Steele, ““Creating a Post-Western Independent Internet: An Open Source Internet Can Create Peace and Prosperity for All,” Russian International Affairs Council, February 5, 2018; “Healing the Self & Healing the World: The Open Source Way,” Defence and Intelligence Norway, September 13, 2017; and “Concept for a Post-Western Economic-Engineering Paradigm: How Putin-Modi and Xi-Trump Can Save Humanity with Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE),” Russian International Affairs Council, April 5, 2017.
ROBERT DAVID STEELE
Robert David Steele is the Chief Enabling Officer (CeO) of Earth Intelligence Network. A former Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer as well as Adjutant, and a clandestine operations officer (spy) for the Central Intelligence Agency, he was recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in January 2017. He is the top Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, reading in 98 categories, and a prolific author on citizen-centered intelligence (decision-support) and evidence-based governance. In 2017 he founded the project #UNRIG with the intent of enabling an ethical non-violent revolution by the 99% against the 1%, first in the USA, then anywhere else that individuals desire to take back the power and end the looting of the Earth by the 1%.
Learn more about him at http://robertdavidsteele.com
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