WASP caste and Bonesmen in President secret agendas
How does President Bush do it? How did he implement his secret agendas, lie about his role in Iran-Contra, sucker Saddam Hussein and the American people into the Gulf War, with nobody catching on?
The answer lies in Bush's ideological underpinnings on how the world should be run.
Bush's talk of a "New World Order" isn't so new at all. It comes straight from the ideology of the Skull and Bones society, which believes that its members have a strategic and moral obligation to control the events of the world. Their goal is to restore the "greatness of
" in world affairs and they see themselves as a sort of distinguished WASP caste, a modern-day version of the Roman warrior. America
The Order of Skull and Bones, one of seven secret elite fraternal societies based at
Yale University in , allows only 15 males in their junior year to join. New Haven, Connecticut
Potential selected must be white, male and wealthy. Non-WASPS are excluded. If a woman were ever allowed into the Skull and Bones meeting place, the clubhouse would have to be bulldozed (Esquire, September 1977).
Bonesmen, as they are called, believe in the notion of "constructive chaos," which justifies covert actions to "maintain order." To confuse the public they employ ambiguity and secrecy, i.e., disinformation. Thus the foreign policies of Bonesmen who hold public office are almost always carried out via a secret agenda through the instrument of covert operations.
Anthony Sutton, an historian who has written a book on the Order, says that since its founding it has taken on more occult and ritualistic trappings and that it is secretly known among its members as the "Brotherhood of Death." Others claim the society's Germanic origins are reflected in the building on the Yale campus that the secret order uses, which is said to contain remnants of Hitler's private collection of silver.
The 15 new members selected each year go through a formal initiation ceremony. The senior members of the Order come to their door, knock, tap the potential member on the shoulder and ask: "Skull and Bones: Do you accept?" If the candidate accepts, a message wrapped with a black ribbon sealed by black wax with the skull and crossbones emblem is handed to the inductee.
This will tell him when and where to meet on initiate night.
According to a 1940 Skull and Bones document, the initiating ceremony consists of the potential member being placed in a coffin, as he is chanted over and reborn into the society. He is then removed from the coffin and given a robe with symbols on it.
A bone with his name on it will be tossed into the bone heap at the start of every meeting.
Historically, Bonesmen have had a tremendous influence on American foreign policy. Alphonso Taft, a co-founder of Skull and Bones, was Secretary of War in 1876 and Attorney General in 1876-1877. He brought pressure on President William McKinley to enter the war against
Spain to "liberate" Cuba and seize the . When McKinley was assassinated in Buffalo, New York, Bonesman Teddy Roosevelt moved into the White House and surrounded himself with fellow Bonesmen such as William Howard Taft, who himself would be elected President in 1908 (Covert Action, No. 33, Winter 1990). Philippines
Other Bonesmen include: Robert Taft, Speaker of the House in 1921-1926 and then a Senator from Ohio, 1938-1950; Robert Lovett, Assistant Secretary of War 1941-1945, Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Secretary of Defense in 1950; Averell Harriman, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1943-1946, Governor of New York and then Under Secretary of State for Asia, 1961-1963; General George Marshall, Chief of Staff during World War II who would later serve as Harry Truman's Secretary of State; William Bundy, Stimson's special assistant at the War Department (one of Bundy's sons, McGorge, was President Kennedy's and Johnson's National Security Advisor; the other, William, was a CIA official and served in the Departments of State and Defense); William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of the National Review, and his brother James, who served, 1981-1982, in the Reagan White House as Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology (Covert Action, No. 33, Winter 1990). Along with George Bush, highly placed Bonesmen now serving in the government include James Lilley, U.S. Ambassador to
Beijing, and David Boren, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a Democrat from . Oklahoma
Godfrey Hodgson, foreign editor of The Independent of London and author of The Colonel: The Life and Wars of Henry Stimson 1867-1950 0990), says that George Bush's mentor was Bonesman Henry Stimson, who was Secretary of State under
and served in the Roosevelt and Truman cabinets. Hoover
"Stimson contributed enormously to Bush's political development," writes Hodgson. "It was the "most important educational experience in his life" (The Nation, January 21st,1991).
Early Bonesmen were internationalists (i.e., imperialists) who believed the
would play a great role in the world's destiny. U.S.
Stimson thought it was imperative for
America to dominate the Pacific Ocean and Far East. It was this imperialistic ideology which encouraged President McKinley to enter the Spanish-American War.
Stimson served under six presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. He oversaw the Manhattan Project and personally decided to use atomic weapons against
Japan and formulated Herbert Hoover's military and economic restrictions against postwar . Japan
Bush was brought up in the Stimson tradition that the
was now 0890 to 1950) a great power. He learned from Stimson, according to Hodgson, that "the task of the leader is not to negotiate or prevaricate, but rather to stay firm, draw a line in the sand, and, if that line is crossed, to fight" (The Nation). U.S.
Stimson believed that
needed to enter into a military confrontation every thirty years or so. This, he contended, enables a nation to rally behind the flag and gives it a common cause. In one fell swoop the failures of past decades can be wiped clean. The Gulf War served that purpose for President Bush. America
Armed with the Skull and Bones ideology Bush needed a vehicle in the Reagan-Bush White House to carry out its covert foreign policy. That instrument was "The Vice President's Task Force on Combating Terrorism," followed by the National Security Decision Directive Number 3, which gave Bush responsibility for the "Crisis Management Committee" in the Cabinet (New York Times, April 12th, 1981). Then came the "The Terrorist Incident Working Group," created to bring back hostages held in
, and finally the "Operations Sub- Group" and the "Restricted Terrorist Incidents Working Group." Lebanon
By establishing a special apparatus, the Vice President's Task Force on Combating Terrorism, Bush and Casey created a network which was able to bypass normal channels and initiate policies that might have been opposed by other White House officials such as Secretary of State Shultz and Secretary of Defense Weinberger (Covert Action, No. 33, Winter 1990).
The members of the Task Force are: Robert Oakley, then director of the State's Department Office to Combat Terrorism, Charles Allen, Robert Earl, and middle-level operatives at the CIA such as Duane Clarride, Ray Clines, and Charles Allen, as well as Noel Koch from the Defense Department, Lt. General John Moellering from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Executive Assistant of the FBI Oliver Revell, Lt. General Sam Wilson and Lt.
General Harold Aaron, both former Directors of the Defense Intelligence Agency, General Richard Stillwell, former CIA Chief of Covert Operations in the Far East, and Deputy Director of the CIA Robert Gates. (It's interesting to note that despite Bush leading the Task Force on Combatting Terrorism, the great threat of terrorism which the American people heard so much about during the Reagan Administration seems to have disappeared in the Bush White House.)
Members of the Task Force used their counterterrorism channels to thwart official
policy and to conceal their activities from their superiors. They were the operatives who moved the policies from the Task Force Senior Review Group and executed them along with Oliver North through the Operations Sub-Group (Covert Action, No. 33, Winter 1990). U.S.
They were Bush's secret team of covert operators.
"Probably the worst thing for society is to have a head of state who is also a former covert operator," says former CIA operative Victor Marchetti. "During these times the secret services get out of control."