By Andrew I. Killgore
Guilt By Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War; By Jeff Gates, State Street Publications, 2008, paperback, 320 pp.
Guilt By Association is an initially confusing masterpiece almost too stuffed with evidence to concentrate on making clear its basic theme. But author Jeff Gates did so in a recent letter to a distinguished retired American diplomat: “The research pivoted off the firsthand experience of ‘John Doe’ whose experience spans 56 years of dealing with a transnational criminal syndicate whose senior operatives share a common ideology in fundamental Judaism and a skill set experienced in displacing facts with beliefs. Thus the common source of the fixed intelligence that took us to war in Iraq. And, thus the same network now being employed to expand this war to Iran.”
From 1980 to 1987 Gates served as counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, working with Sen. Russell Long of Louisiana, son of the state’s former Gov. Huey Long, who was assassinated at age 42 as he was preparing a presidential campaign. James Farley, postmaster general under President Franklin Roosevelt, had run a “penny postcard” poll confirming that if Huey Long actually ran for president, Roosevelt could not be re-elected. Fifty years later Russell Long remained convinced that Roosevelt’s people had killed his father.
At a 2002 speech Gates gave in London, he met “John Doe,” related to one of the well-known people who had endorsed two of Gates’ earlier books. Soon afterward, Doe assured him that if Gates undertook the research and analysis the results of which appear in Guilt, the evidence would identify who killed Huey Long, and why. The facts Gates assembled point not to Roosevelt’s people but to the syndicate identified in Guilt.
The future multi-volume Criminal State series will chronicle the operations of an international criminal syndicate as experienced by John Doe since his birth in 1952. Gates and Doe have worked together in Arizona for the past three years documenting the deeply criminal activities of the syndicate whose schemes encompass geopolitical goals achieved through corruption and ruthlessness. Because control of the Oval Office is the syndicate’s goal, the immediate purpose of Guilt is to alert the public to the perils of John McCain emerging as president and commander-in-chief. McCain’s election would embolden those skilled at displacing facts with deceit, Gates documents with convincing detail.
The brilliantly provocative Guilt by Association consists of nine chapters: “Game Theory and the Mass Murder of 9/11”; “Organized Crime in Arizona”; “John McCain and Financial Frauds”; “McCain Family Secret: The Cover-Up”; “The Presidency and Russian Organized Crime”; “Money, Democracy and the Great Divide”; “The New Anti-Semitism”; “Would Obama Be Better?”; and “The Way Forward.”
In the first chapter Gates illustrates the intergenerational sophistication with which neoconservatives “prepared the minds” of the American public to invade Iraq in response to 9/11. Academics and think tanks pushed Samuel Huntington’s 1996 Clash of Civilizations to promote a “clash consensus”—five years before 9/11. That same year Richard Perle along with other neocons such as Douglas Feith wrote “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” for incoming Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. This helped lay more “mental threads” for removing Saddam Hussain. Then Senators McCain, Joe Lieberman, a Jewish Zionist from Connecticut, and Jon Kyl, a Christian Zionist from Arizona, co-sponsored the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998. Distracted by the Monica Lewinsky affair, President Bill Clinton signed it.
Four days after the destruction of the World Trade Towers, then Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz was urging President George W. Bush to invade Iraq. Not only was there was no evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, but there was no real connection between Saddam’s secular regime and the deeply religious al-Qaeda. At the same time, other Zionists from the U.S. Defense Department under Wolfowitz and, not so coincidentally, Feith were feeding false intelligence to the White House. The war would not be costly, according to Wolfowitz, and the entirely unnecessary and illegal war was launched.
In his chapter on “John McCain and the Financial Frauds,” Gates reviews McCain’s unsavory role in the “Keating Five” scandal. The following chapter recounts the shameful role of McCain’s father in helping to cover up Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty during the 1967 Six-Day War in which 34 of the crew were killed and 294 wounded. “From a game theory perspective,” Gates explains, “by covering up the murder of Americans aboard the USS Liberty, a U.S. president (with the aid of Admiral John McCain, Jr.) confirmed that Israeli extremists could murder Americans without endangering U.S. support.”
In the chapter on “The Presidency and Russian Organized Crime,” Gates describes a John McCain who was either “ignorant about—or complicit in” Russian organized crime. During Boris Yeltsin’s first term as president of Russia, a handful of “oligarchs’ financially pillaged Russia. Six of the “Big Seven” oligarchs, whom Gates terms Ashkenazis, qualify for Israeli citizenship.
McCain described Mikhail Khodorovsky, the most infamous of Russia’s corrupt oil oligarchs, as a “political prisoner.” Notes Gates: “To claim Khodorovsky as a ‘political prisoner’ requires a closer look at how, at 32 years of age, a single Russian-Ashkenazi citizen amassed state-owned assets worth more than $30 billion.” Gates goes on to document the widespread criminality involved in Khodorovsky’s billions.
“To solve this systemic criminality,” Gates explains, “requires that a broad base of Americans understand how this ‘fields-within-fields’ modus operandi operates unseen yet in plain sight, and how its operations progress working through people whose profiled needs become the means for influencing their behavior.”
Guilt describes how Americans were induced to freely choose the very forces that endanger their freedom. Thus the role of those masterful at waging “war by deception” (the motto of the Israeli Mossad) by displacing facts with what the “mark” (i.e., the U.S.) could be deceived to believe: for example, that Iraq had nuclear weapons and mobile biological weapons laboratories and that the secular Saddam Hussain had ties with the fundamentalists of al-Qaeda.
Crafted as a wake-up call, the author documents how Tel Aviv wields control over U.S. foreign policy in an environment where lawmakers have been intimidated by the Israel lobby. “U.S. national security,” Gates writes, “requires a rejection of the self-deception that Israel operates as a trustworthy ally in an unstable region while ignoring its multi-decade role in provoking and sustaining instability.”
As Gates points out, the charge of anti-Semitism is used to misdirect and intimidate. As the criminality he documents becomes transparent, moderate Jews in fact are emerging as allies. The Zionist component—which Gates convincingly portrays as ideology in the service of criminality—has as its goal an extensive, Jews-only realm in an oil-rich region.
The facts confirm that Tel Aviv will never agree to peace with the Palestinians, as that would preclude their expansionist agenda for a Greater Israel. An oft-employed “entropy strategy” remains Israel’s means to preclude settlement of the conflict. Indeed, Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations is revealed as only the latest in a long series of manipulations—each of which is designed to ensure a plausible evildoer. Meanwhile, fundamentalist Jews catalyze serial conflicts of opposites, while this transnational criminal syndicate profits off the misery of both.
– Andrew I. Killgore is publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. (Originally published in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, November 2008, pages 63-64. This article was contributed to PalestineChronicle.com)