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NEWS ARTICLE from The Plain Dealer, 10-25-02, By David Wood, Newhouse News Service

``Sniper suspect served near chemicals tied to Gulf War malady

WASHINGTON -- The Washington sniper suspect, John Allen Muhammad, may have been exposed to chemical weapons that have been linked to Gulf War Syndrome, an illness which experts said can result in unexplained bouts of intense violence.

Muhammad, arrested early yesterday as a prime suspect in the Washington area shootings, served with the Army's 84th Engineer Company during the Persian Gulf War, military officers said.

That unit, attached to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, helped inspect, catalog and destroy extensive stockpiles of Iraqi chemical weapons at a depot near Khamisiyah, Iraq, in March 1991 after the cease-fire March 3, Pentagon records show.

According to Defense Department and CIA documents, the 84th Engineers handled the Iraqi chemical weapons stored in bunkers at the Tall al Lahm Storage Depot South and Tall al Lahm Ammo Storage Facility near Khamisiyah.

The 84th Engineers also helped demolish Iraqi rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent Sarin during March 10-13, 1991, Pentagon documents show. The process of blowing up the rockets may have vaporized dangerous amounts of the nerve agent, Pentagon investigators later concluded.

According to a final Pentagon report on the issue, "U.S. troops may have been exposed to chemical agents that are a suspected cause of Gulf War Syndrome."

Gulf War Syndrome is the name now applied to a variety of complaints that can range from mild headaches and dizziness to illnesses such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Out of the roughly 540,000 American troops who served in Desert Storm, some 175,000 are thought to have some form of the neurological and neuro-immune illnesses that have been documented so far.

"Once it came out that he had a military background, I said this must be a Gulf War veteran," said Dr. William E. Baumzweiger, a Los Angeles neurologist and psychiatrist who specializes in treating Gulf War Syndrome patients.

"There is no doubt that a small but significant number of Gulf War veterans become homicidal" because of Gulf War Syndrome, said Baumzweiger, a leading expert on the syndrome.

He said in such cases "there was always a bizarre strangeness about the violence in that it seemed to come out of nowhere. There were no personal problems or longstanding history" to explain it. The violence, he said, "appears to just come out of thin air."

Experts on Gulf War Syndrome said Muhammad's behavior fits precisely the patterns exhibited by some other Gulf War veterans ...''

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COLUMN from World Net Daily, 9-17-02, By David Hackworth

``Oops, more unexpected casualties

Back in 1990, a few months before the bombs started dropping on Baghdad, an Army pal slipped me a Pentagon study based on World War II experiences estimating that U.S. forces would suffer 50,000 casualties during the projected six-month campaign. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf's staff later predicted a still-staggering 20,000 dead or wounded.

Because Stormin' Norman's forces brilliantly zapped Saddam Hussein's mob in a record-breaking 100-hour ground war, actual U.S. casualties were a mere fraction of these two estimates -- 147 Killed In Action and 457 Wounded In Action. At least at first look.

But within weeks after our warriors took off their boots and hung up their rifles, dozens, then hundreds, of Gulf War vets became casualties. And as the years tick by, this figure has already grown to tens of thousands.

It wasn't bullets that took them down, but a casualty-producer the experts didn't count on called Gulf War Illness. So far, according to an April, 2002, Veterans Affairs report, an additional 7,758 Desert Storm vets have died, while 198,716 vets have filed claims for medical and compensation benefits. Of the claims filed, 156,031 have been granted as service-connected, with more vets being designated casualties as each day passes.

The 198,716 figure represents a staggering 28 percent of the vets -- 696,579 -- who fought in the Gulf War conflict! ...

After scores of studies costing more than $150 million, a definitive cause for Gulf War Illness has yet to be announced. Investigators and researchers have targeted a number of things, including: the unproven vaccines and drugs our troops were forced to take; the U.S. Depleted Uranium Munitions used against Iraqi armor that exposed our soldiers to radiation; pollution from the oil-well fires; local diseases; even the clouds that blew over our troops when captured Iraqi chemical-warfare weaponry was destroyed by Army engineers.

Gulf War vet Michael Woods, president of the National Gulf War Resource Center Inc., says VA Secretary Anthony Principi is hiding the truth by not releasing the up-to-date "death and disability" statistics on Gulf War veterans as required by law.

Woods tells me he's concerned the VA is stonewalling because the unreleased casualty statistics could undermine the case for war that is being made by President George W. Bush and the noisy platoon of war hawks -- who've never stood anywhere near a hot battlefield -- pressing for an Iraqi "regime change" from the safety of their Washington bunkers.

Woods' organization is also adamant that our forces get the right protection and detection gear and the right training before we march back into Iraq.

"President Bush shouldn't order our warriors into another Gulf fight until we know what happened 11 years ago," says Robert McMahon, president of Soldiers for the Truth. "The VA needs to tell the truth regarding the suffering of thousands of vets."

Before we commit to another Gulf War, our government must come clean on what happened to our Desert Storm heroes. Congress and our media must hound the president and the VA until they tell the nation what caused the enormous casualties in the first place, and what's been done to reduce the hazards facing our troops this time around.''

NEWS ARTICLE from The Plain Dealer, 10-2-02, By Matt Kelley, Associated Press

``U.S. troops ill-prepared for chemical attack, panel told

WASHINGTON -- U.S. troops are at risk of needless deaths in a chemical or biological attack because of inadequate training or protective gear, congressional and Defense Department investigators told a House panel yesterday ...

"Are we exposing our men and women at this point to contamination, knowing that we cannot protect them?" asked Rep. Diane Watson, California Democrat. "I'm not going to support going blindly into warfare that could result in great bodily harm to our fighting men and women."

Investigators from the General Accounting Office and the Pentagon's inspector general said the military has problems keeping track of its protective gear, supplying enough protective equipment to troops and training them to work in a contaminated environment.

"The survival of our service members and military operations in a chemical or biological environment may be at risk," Raymond Decker of the GAO told a House Government Reform national security subcommittee hearing.

Decker and Joseph Schmitz, the Defense Department inspector general, said their reports on problems with chemical and biological protection were largely classified.

They cited these unclassified details:

The Defense Department has not accounted for up to 250,000 defective protective suits. Military officials told the panel there was a low risk that those suits would be used in combat.

The military has shortages of some important protective gear and has not met internal requirements for the number of full protective ensembles, which include boots and gloves.

Many units have had insufficient training in how to deal with chemical or biological attacks, and the military has only recently implemented requirements that units submit reports on their chemical and biological training ...

The Defense Department recalled almost 800,000 protective suits in 2000 after warnings from internal investigators about defects including holes, improper stitching and embedded foreign objects in the fabric. All were made by a bankrupt New York company, Istratex, whose top officials later pleaded guilty to federal charges.

The Defense Logistics Agency has accounted for about 550,000 of the defective suits, agency official George Allen told the House panel.

The agency has offered free shipping and has sent reminder notices to military commanders as recently as a month ago to recover the defective suits, Allen said.''

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COLUMN from World Net Daily, 8-20-02, By David Hackworth

``Protect homebase first

Iraq is dead center in our commander in chief's cross hairs. While the trigger hasn't yet been squeezed, our forces are on the march, and soon a giant juggernaut will be cocked and locked. The Butcher of Baghdad will be hit everywhere but loose if the attack order comes down.

No question Saddam Hussein, with spies near every U.S. military base and at our overseas launching pads ... is watching the fist move into position ...

When Psycho Saddam's finally cornered, the bottom line being his bunker simply isn't deep enough to save his sorry butt from what we'll dump on him, he has to have figured out that he's got nothing to lose by taking as many of those he hates with him as possible.

His idea of a good time these days is probably putting loyal kamikazes in place to strike back at us big-time with Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) -- real nukes, chemical and biological weapons or dirty bombs.

The Israelis know exactly what to expect from Saddam. Not only do they have an anti-Scud missile-defense system up and running, they're making sure their citizens are protected from WMD: Each house-building has a sealed room to keep out the deadly bugs and fumes, and everyone has a gas mask.

All first-responders -- medical, police, firemen -- are being vaccinated against smallpox. Even anti-radiation pills might soon be distributed to the general population ...

Are the average Joe and Jane and their kids in the USA ... set for the bad stuff? Because if you ask savvy members of our security screen about Iraqi WMD, they'll tell you they're already here, that Saddam's agents have been sneaking them in for years. If we can't stop tons of cocaine and heroin, they say, how could we stop a few containers of WMD?

Unfortunately, the average American family is about as ready for Armageddon as the good people working in the World Trade Center were up for evacuating the Twin Towers on the morning of Sept. 11 ...

Regrettably, the history of our country tells us that we only get our act together after we're knocked down. But this time around, the white stars and crosses could stretch from New York City to Los Angeles and back.

Mr. Bush, don't squeeze the trigger until our citizens are as well-protected as the Israelis. Right now, Saddam's exit from the world scene simply isn't worth the tragic price our unprotected citizens might pay.''

NEWS ARTICLE from The Morning Journal, 4-17-04

``WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush quietly ordered creation of a war plan against Iraq while overseeing a national security team torn by that course ...

Bob Woodward, in ''Plan of Attack,'' says Secretary of State Colin Powell believed Vice President Dick Cheney developed -- as Woodward puts it -- an ''unhealthy fixation'' on trying to find a connection between Iraq and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Bush dismissed such characterizations of Cheney ...

Bush told Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld in November 2001 -- less than two months after U.S. forces attacked Afghanistan -- to prepare for possible war with Iraq ...

Asked yesterday [4-16-04] about that Nov. 21, 2001, meeting with Rumsfeld, the president said, ''I can't remember dates that far back'' ...

The book says Bush told Rumsfeld to keep quiet about their planning ...

The book says Gen. Tommy Franks, who was in charge of the Afghan war as head of Central Command, uttered a string of obscenities when the Pentagon told him to come up with an Iraq war plan in the midst of fighting another conflict ...''

FEATRURE ARTICLE from The Common Dreams NewsCenter, 10-1-02, by Matt Kelley

``Records Show US Sent Biological Weapons Germs to Iraq

WASHINGTON -- Iraq's bioweapons program that President Bush wants to eradicate got its start with help from Uncle Sam two decades ago, according to government records getting new scrutiny in light of the discussion of war against Iraq.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent samples directly to several Iraqi sites that U.N. weapons inspectors determined were part of Saddam Hussein's biological weapons program, CDC and congressional records from the early 1990s show. Iraq had ordered the samples, claiming it needed them for legitimate medical research.

The CDC and a biological sample company, the American Type Culture Collection, sent strains of all the germs Iraq used to make weapons, including anthrax, the bacteria that make botulinum toxin and the germs that cause gas gangrene, the records show. Iraq also got samples of other deadly pathogens, including the West Nile virus.

The transfers came in the 1980s, when the United States supported Iraq in its war against Iran. They were detailed in a 1994 Senate Banking Committee report and a 1995 follow-up letter from the CDC to the Senate ...

The disclosures put the United States in the uncomfortable position of possibly having provided the key ingredients of the weapons America is considering waging war to destroy, said Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va. Byrd entered the documents into the Congressional Record this month.

Byrd asked Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld about the germ transfers at a recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Byrd noted that Rumsfeld met Saddam in 1983, when Rumsfeld was President Reagan's Middle East envoy.

"Are we, in fact, now facing the possibility of reaping what we have sown?" Byrd asked Rumsfeld after reading parts of a Newsweek article on the transfers ...

Invoices included in the documents read like shopping lists for biological weapons programs. One 1986 shipment from the Virginia-based American Type Culture Collection included three strains of anthrax, six strains of the bacteria that make botulinum toxin and three strains of the bacteria that cause gas gangrene. Iraq later admitted to the United Nations that it had made weapons out of all three.

The company sent the bacteria to the University of Baghdad, which U.N. inspectors concluded had been used as a front to acquire samples for Iraq's biological weapons program.

The CDC, meanwhile, sent shipments of germs to the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission and other agencies involved in Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. It sent samples in 1986 of botulinum toxin and botulinum toxoid -- used to make vaccines against botulinum toxin -- directly to the Iraqi chemical and biological weapons complex at al-Muthanna, the records show.

Botulinum toxin is the paralyzing poison that causes botulism. Having a vaccine to the toxin would be useful for anyone working with it, such as biological weapons researchers or soldiers who might be exposed to the deadly poison, Tucker said.

The CDC also sent samples of a strain of West Nile virus to an Iraqi microbiologist at a university in the southern city of Basra in 1985, the records show.

NEWS ARTICLE from the Associated Press, 10-8-02, By Matt Kelley, Associated Press Writer

``WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States held open-air biological and chemical weapons tests in at least four states - Alaska, Hawaii, Maryland and Florida - during the 1960s ...

A series of tests in Alaska from 1965-67 used artillery shells and bombs filled with the nerve agents sarin and VX, the records show ...

In response to pressure from veterans and Congress, the Pentagon began releasing details of the tests last year. Earlier this year, the Defense Department acknowledged for the first time that some of the 1960s tests used real chemical and biological weapons, not just benign stand-ins ...

Big Tom [was] a 1965 test that included spraying bacteria over the Hawaiian island of Oahu to simulate a biological attack on an island compound, and to develop tactics for such an attack. The test used Bacillus globigii, a bacterium believed at the time to be harmless. Researchers later discovered the bacteria could cause infections in people with weakened immune systems.''

Click here for descriptions of some of the tests:

The documents are available here. ''

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FEATURE ARTICLE from Jewish World Review, 11-3-02, By Mona Charen

``The East Coast's two major dailies had difficulty coping with the surprise ending of the sniper story. They had become so wedded to the idea that the killer was a lone white gun nut that the reality of an African-American Muslim convert went down hard ...

The Post certainly deserves credit for reporting that the 1990 Chevy Caprice the pair had been driving was checked several times and its license plate researched as many as 10 times by police during the awful ordeal. It seemed to keep showing up in the neighborhood of the crimes. Yet though police questioned Muhammad on more than one occasion, they sent him on his way each time. "We were looking for a white van with white people," admitted D.C. police chief Charles Ramsay ...

Suppose the police had gotten it into their heads that a black guy was the likeliest suspect in the shootings and had let slip a blue car that kept showing up near the crime scenes because it was driven by whites? The outcry would have been overwhelming, and Chief Charles Moose of Montgomery County would be facing disgrace instead of hero status.

The matter of Muhammad's political/religious views has received scant attention -- no doubt out of fear of seeming anti-Muslim. But surely it is relevant that Muhammad chose the Nation of Islam; the most radical brand of Islam ...

Neither should we assume, as many analysts are now rushing to conclude, that Muhammad and Malvo had no ties to international terrorist groups ...

Let's collect all the facts. JWR's Michael Ledeen asks how a man so reduced in circumstances that he was living in a shelter nonetheless seemed to have money (and false identity papers) for foreign travel. Muhammad was also reported to the FBI twice for suspected terrorist ties.

On the basis of information gleaned since his capture, it does not appear that Muhammad was in any way psychotic. He wasn't getting instructions from a dog, like Son of Sam. But we have learned that he and Malvo hated America and spoke approvingly of the September 11 terrorists ...''

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NEWS ARTICLE from The Plain Dealer, 3-13-04, By Michael McDonough, Associated Press

``Greece seeks security help after Madrid bombings

ATHENS, GREECE - Greece appealed to NATO on Friday for help safeguarding the Olympics, as the deadly train bombings in Madrid sent nations around the world scrambling to protect transport networks and sports events from potential terror attacks ...

Ten bombs blew up four trains during morning rush hour in the Spanish capital Thursday, [3-11-04, 911 days after the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9-11-01] killing about 200 people ...''

NEWS ARTICLE from The Morning Journal, 3-13-04, By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press Writer

``MADRID, Spain -- Millions of Spaniards poured into the streets Friday, chanting ''Cowards!'' and ''Assassins!'' in a protest of the bombings that killed 199 people. The Basque separatist group ETA denied government allegations that it staged the attacks ...

Suspicions of al-Qaida involvement gained weight after police found a stolen van with seven detonators and an Arabic-language tape of Quranic verses parked in a suburb near where the stricken trains originated. A London-based Arabic newspaper also received a claim of responsibility in al-Qaida's name that called the attack ''part of settling old accounts with Spain, the crusader, and America's ally in its war against Islam.'' ...

NEWS ARTICLE from The Morning Journal, 3-14-04

``Videotape: al-Qaida behind bombings

MADRID, Spain (AP) -- In a videotaped message, a man purporting to represent al-Qaida claims the terrorist network was behind bombings that killed 200 and wounded 1,500 in Madrid, the Spanish interior minister said early Sunday.

The tape -- along with the arrest of three Moroccan and two Indian suspects -- provided the strongest indication yet of an Islamic link to the attack on one of Washington's staunchest allies in Iraq ...

The videotape was discovered in a wastebasket near a Madrid mosque after an Arabic-speaking man called a Madrid TV station and said where it could be found, the interior minister said.

The man on the videotape wore Arabic dress and spoke with a Moroccan accent ... The speaker concluded by saying: ''This is a statement by the military spokesman for al-Qaida in Europe, Abu Dujan al Afghani.'' ...

The speaker threatened further attacks.

''This is a response to the crimes that you caused in the world, and specifically in Iraq and Afghanistan, and there will be more if God wills it,'' the man said, according to the Spanish government's translation ...

Earlier Saturday, ... the five suspects were arrested around Madrid. A spokesman for the Moroccan government identified the three Moroccans as Jamal Zougam, 30; Mohamed Bekkali, 31, a mechanic; and Mohamed Chaoui, 34. All three are from northern Morocco, but the government gave no further details about them ...

Two Indians were also arrested. Two Spaniards of Indian descent were questioned but were not expected to be arrested ...

The five suspects were arrested after a gym bag packed with explosives and a cell phone was discovered on one of the four bombed rush-hour trains, the minister said.

Spanish citizens were among 33 people killed by suicide bombings that targeted Jewish targets and a Spanish restaurant close to the Spanish consulate in Casablanca, Morocco in May 2003.

Those attacks were blamed on Salafia Jihadia, a secretive, radical Islamic group thought by Moroccan authorities to have links to al-Qaida. Twelve suicide bombers also died.

Just months ago, a taped threat thought to be from al-Qaida terror chief Osama bin Laden had included Spain among countries that could be attacked ''at the appropriate time and place.'' ...

The death of a man in a hospital overnight pushed the toll up to 200 Saturday. Of the 1,511 injured, 266 remained hospitalized -- with 17 in critical condition.''

NEWS ARTICLE from The Morning Journal, 3-15-04, By ED McCULLOUGH, Associated Press Writer

``Spain's ruling party is ousted

MADRID, Spain -- Spain's Socialists scored a dramatic upset in elections Sunday, unseating conservatives stung by charges they provoked the Madrid terror bombings by supporting the U.S.-led war in Iraq and making Spain a target for al-Qaida ...

Before the attacks, polls had given the governing party a lead of 3-5 percentage points.

With 99 percent of the votes counted, Zapatero's Spanish Socialist Workers Party soared from 125 seats to 164 in the outgoing 350-seat legislature. The ruling Popular Party fell from 183 to 148 ...

''I think the party won because of people's frustration about the Popular Party getting us into the war in Iraq,'' said one of them, housewife Loli Carrasco Gomez ...

Some voters, however, expressed support for the ruling party precisely because it endorsed the Iraq war, and for its crackdown on ETA.

Mari Carmen Pinadero Martinez, 58, a housewife, said she ''voted to help the government end terrorism'' as she cast her ballot near the downtown Atocha railway station where trains were bombed ...

A videotape purportedly from al-Qaida claimed Thursday that the Islamic terror network was behind Thursday's attacks, and Spanish authorities have arrested three Moroccans and two Indian suspects.

Jamal Zougam, one of the Moroccans, was a follower of suspected al-Qaida leader Imad Yarkas, jailed in Spain for allegedly helping plan the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, according to court documents reviewed by The Associated Press ...''

AFTERMATH IN SPAIN, a NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Transcript ; March 15, 2004

Reverberations continued across Europe Monday from Sunday's elections in Spain, where Socialists swept the ruling Conservatives out of office over the issue of Spain's support of the Iraq war. Margaret Warner looks at the election's ramifications for European and U.S-Spain relations, as well as the Iraqi coalition and the war on terror.

MARGARET WARNER: What does the election outcome in Spain say about al-Qaida's reach. And how will it affect U.S. efforts to sustain a coalition in Iraq, and against terror worldwide?

For that, we turn to Richard Burt, ... Charles Kupchan, ... Daniel Benjamin, ... and Nicolas Checa, a former adviser to the Zapatero campaign -- he's currently managing director of Kissinger McLarty associates ... Welcome to you all ...

MARGARET WARNER: Mr. Checa, what is your reading of what was the number one thing behind the outcome? In other words, was it Aznar's support for the war ... or was it this public perception that he was trying to withhold information about who was behind the bombing?

NICOLAS CHECA: Margaret, I really think what the key issue here is the handling or mishandling of public information in the 48 hours after the tragic events of last Thursday.

I think it bears mentioning that the election was a statistical dead heat, according to public polls the morning of the tragedy on Thursday morning [3-11-04] well within the margin of error, one or two points. And it was really not until Saturday evening ... that the government decided to come forward with information as to the arrest of these five suspects linked to al-Qaida.

As an example, it took a personal call from Prime Minister Elect Zapatero to the interior minister, the Spanish homeland security secretary, informing him that the Socialist Party was aware of the arrest and that he was prepared to move forward with that information ...

MARGARET WARNER: So you're saying it was more than just a public suspicion that they were withholding information, in fact the Zapatero campaign had to essentially pressure the government to release this information?

NICOLAS CHECA: Precisely ...''

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR of The Plain Dealer, 4-8-04, By Bob Eckert

``President George W. Bush, on a number of occasions, has stated that a rollback of the tax cuts would jeopardize the recovery. What recovery?

On Jan. 20, 2001, the S&P 500 stood at 1,342.90, the national debt was $5.7 trillion, unemployment stood at 5.65 million people, government employees totaled 20.47 million, a euro was worth 0.93391 U.S. dollars and a gallon of regular, unleaded gas cost $1.489 in the Akron-Cleveland area.

At the time of this writing (March 22, 2004), the S&P 500 is at 1,104.65 - down 18 percent. The national debt is more than $7.1 trillion - worse by 25 percent. Unemployment is at 8.17 million - worse by 45 percent. Government employment has increased by 5 percent, to 21.56 million; so there are nearly 2.5 million fewer civilian taxpayers paying for more than 1 million more government employees who are paid with tax dollars.

A euro is now worth $1.2388 (the dollar is weaker by 30 cents). Put another way, if a barrel of oil cost $30 (32.12 euros) on Jan. 30, 2001, OPEC, charging the same price today, would get the same 32.12 euros, but $39.79 in our currency. That's the main reason regular unleaded in our area now costs at least 1.672 per gallon.

We have been told that the economic water level is rising and raising the ship while Bush has been flooding the bilges by printing a lot of new money. He makes Herbert Hoover look like an economic genius.''

by Bob Eckert, Hinckley

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``Occult Activities at the Elite Bohemian Grove in Northern California Exposed!''

[See the complete article at Dark Secrets: Inside Bohemian Grove, www.Infowars.com ]

``Alex Jones Tells His Story

Austin, TX -- Last July, documentary filmmaker Alex Jones infiltrated Bohemian Grove, becoming the first person to capture the bizarre occult activities of the all-male elite club membership on videotape. This footage recently aired in England, Ireland and Scotland on UK Channel Four as Part Three of a four-part special: The Secret Rulers of the World.

Alex Jones was inside the 2,700 acre elite compound for over five hours, and states, "Thank God I caught the whole thing on videotape because no one would believe me if I hadn't. I have trouble believing what I witnessed with my own two eyes. It was actually that bizarre."

For over 128 years, world leaders have traveled to Sonoma County California in the month of July. Almost immediately, bizarre rumors began to circulate in the local press that something dark and occult was going on. The rumors entailed dark stories of men in black and red robes and a giant 40-foot stone owl, to which something, or someone was being sacrificed ...

On July 15, 2000, Alex Jones and Mike Hanson, equipped with two hidden video cameras and disguised as members of the Bohemian Club successfully infiltrated the elite cult compound.

One of the most commonly asked questions is: How did they get in?

Following is a transcript of a taped interview with Alex Jones, who describes his infiltration of the super-secret elitist camp and what he witnessed inside:

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"The Bohemian Club lies within a range of large hills and cliffs with 300-400 ft. drops. The club itself consists of large log cabin-style homes built into the gorge walls.

There is only one entrance on the north side of the compound, which is a paved road, appropriately named "Bohemian Avenue."

A low barbed-wire fence surrounds the entire perimeter of the club, but the fence doesn't matter because there is only one place where the hills come together, leaving an opening traversable by foot or car. Simply stated, the Bohemian Grove is a walled city.

After being dropped off near the Bohemian Club, we inserted ourselves into the woods about 100 yards from the main entrance. After going over the barbed wire fence, we found ourselves in what can only be described as a moat. The entire area along the road to the foot of the cliff walls had been dug out and flooded.

We were able to make our way across the expansive swamp by jumping from broken tree limbs and other debris. After climbing up a steep embankment, pulling our way up by gripping on tree roots, we found ourselves in a large parking lot, with hundreds of cars. We saw several dozen Bohemian Club employees/servants getting out of the vehicles, which were everything from Mercedes-Benz to Ford Tempos.

At about 100 yards through the trees, we saw a much larger parking lot, filled with more late-model, luxury-style cars. Obviously, this was the parking area of the actual 2,000 members of the Bohemian Club.

When you come in on the main road, the moat, the swamp and the embankment are off to the right (off to the west) just 50 yards of so. By going across the swamp or moat, we made our way past the first two checkpoints, which consisted of a small guard shack on the left-hand side of the road and another 50 yards down the road another guard shack on the right-hand side of the road.

It's a good thing that we decided to sneak around the first two checkpoints, by entering through the Bohemian Grove employee parking lot, because the real checkpoints lie deeper inside the Grove. There was a checkpoint in the middle of the road (a large guard shack with several dozen security people) and then guard shacks on the left and right sides of the road, which were kind of like the German-style checkpoints you see in old war films.

I told Mike I thought it would be a good idea if we tried to get on one of the large trucks (the flat-back open trucks that had padded seats that were actually picking up members of the Bohemian Club as well as the employees). So, we went ahead and walked through the woods to the Bohemian Club member parking area and waited for one of the large trucks to pull up, at which time myself and Mike Hanson climbed onto the back with two older gentlemen ...

The truck drove in for several more minutes and stopped at which time we off-loaded. I told Mike that I wanted to get to cover. It took us about 45 minutes to an hour to walk all the way through to the bottom of the gorge, at which point the road actually ended and a cars could no longer drive on it, as it turned into a concrete-paved, blacktop foot-path.

We reached the end of the gorge, which is an observation deck at the top of a 300-foot cliff overlooking the Russian River and the small town of Monte Rio on the other side. It was my plan to have the least amount of contact with the Bohemian Club members and staff as I could and to wait until nightfall to attempt to get out our hidden cameras and to catch the Cremation of Care ceremony on tape.

At this point, I should digress and go back and say that as we were walking into the Grove we actually came within about ten yards of the 40 foot stone owl that sits to the north side of the small lake. We were only about seven yards away from the black altar that sits at the base of the owl ...

There are about 95 different clubs within the Bohemian Club. All the different club houses and log cabin-style mansions that are built into the cliffs have different names and different memberships. The most elite club, according to press reports is Mandaley, with Henry Kissinger and Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve Chairman and other New World Order bosses.

The Hillbilly Camp is the camp that the Bushes are members of, along with many other notables in American industry, banking, media and government ...

We noticed that high up in the hills many of the large log cabin structures were deserted, with many large outside decks. So we went into the Web Camp and just made ourselves comfortable. (The camps have different names like Lost Boys, Doom, Dragon etc.) We simply sat out the next hour, reloaded our hidden cameras and got them back into place.

By then, the shadows were getting really long and it was just a few minutes until dusk. We started to hear bizarre chanting and singing coming from down below us in the gorge. So we traveled back into the gorge. On our way back down, we saw thousands of men chanting and singing drunkenly beneath the giant redwoods.

It was like something out of a fantasy novel. I expected to see a dragon come hopping by any moment. There were huge skulls hanging down from the floodlights, satanic-styled owls with glowing eyes, (a lot of trappings of death) that we could now see in the twilight illuminated by the large floodlights ...

The sun had now sunk behind the hill. It was completely dark and you couldn't even see the other side of the water. There were bats flying around and a lot of natural fog building on the surface of the water (there is a lot of fog in Northern California).

I mean, if Count Dracula lived in North America, he would like in Sonoma County. This was spooky stuff. The hair on the back of my neck was beginning to stand up at this point.

Then, out of the woods, all of the sudden came thirty priests in black robes, their faces painted up like death, with a man dressed like the Grim Reaper pulling a wagon with a bound body. Then we noticed something that we had seen during the day. Large black canopies had been unfurled out of the trees on the western side of the bank (we're on the eastern side ' only about 70 yards away at that point) and they unfurled those, and the wagon pulled behind it ...

Now on the west side of the bank, (we're were on the east side, about 50-60 yards away) at the front, about 100 yards away on the north side, is the idol, sitting in darkness. No one was paying attention to that. Everyone was enraptured as they stared across the water at whatever was happening behind those black curtains with that bound body.

Whether it was an effigy or real, we do not know. (This is kind of like the Skull and Bones ritual that the New York Observer caught on tape. They claim that the video shows them slitting the throats of ceremonial effigies.) Is all of this in effigy? We don't know.

We were all focused at what was going on across the pond. Suddenly the owl was lit up by some flood lights and out ran a hundred priests or so in black, red and green robes. Most of them were in black, some in red and a couple in silver or green robes.

Then, out came the high priest, who went through all his incantations about the dead (who is dead at the Grove in the past, may their spirits be conjured and brought back there by the "great owl"). He praised the owl for about twenty minutes and he talked about "goodly Tyre and Babylon."

(I know how bizarre this all sounds, just remember that we have all of this on tape in my video, Dark Secrets: Inside Bohemian Grove, which has aired nationally in the United Kingdom, and might air here in the United States, unless it is suppressed.)

So, the priest talked about "goodly Tyre and Babylon." Well,, there is only one "great owl" of Babylon and "goodly" Tyre. If you read your Bible, or any historical document of the time, they were burning children in the Babylonian and Caananite kingdoms before the owl-god Moloch.

Suddenly, (again, we had initially been misdirected from the owl by the activities behind the curtains across the bank, then we were paying attention to the owl and the priests on the island) back on the west bank, there was an old-fashioned river-style boat, with that grim reaper character who had been driving the wagon, and he was poling himself across the water with the bound body up on the bow.

He brought the bound body to the high priest who was waiting for it at the foot of the owl, at the bottom of large circular steps on which the owl sits. Then, in very macabre fashion, the two black-clad priests rubbed and caressed the sacrificial body and brought it before the owl.

The body begged for its life, over a speaker system. They refused it mercy. They took it up onto the altar. The "great owl" told them to burn the body (which they called "dull care,") which looks like a human wrapped up in black cloth. Right above the altar there was a large stone lamp that was burning that they call the "eternal flame." The high priest took an unlit torch and lit his torch with this flame.

The body again begged for mercy. The high priest then walked down (with some difficulty, because this high priest was so old, he could hardly even walk), and lit the pyre on fire. He began to say that he would read the signs in the remains, a deep occult tradition. This is not the Hollywood devil with red pajamas' this is the real deal, Babylon mystery religion-style ...''

This has really been life changing for me, to go in there and witness this and then have some people spin it, like, "oh, it's just fraternity fun." These people were deadly serious. This is a story that needs to be told and the establishment is trying to suppress it. Please spread this information to every corner of the world."

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