Jan
30

The Vagina Monologues with Roseanne Barr Feb 8 & 9

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Saturday February 8, 2014 at 7:00pm

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Sunday February 9 at 2:00pm

Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, Hawaii

Big Island

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Vagina Monologues

Article by KAREN ROSE  North Hawaii News

PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO (SPECIAL TO NHN)

Despite its unique and provocative title, The Vagina Monologues” is much more than a highly acclaimed stage production. It’s also a social movement and a testament to the violence experienced by women and girls globally. “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Jane Sibbett with a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr and 22 women actors, will run Feb. 8 and 9 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.

“Our cast is comprised of women who not only have talent, but also have the heart to be in this,” said Sibbett. “We also have two 16-year-olds who are participating, and who are on fire for helping. It’s nice to have some young women be a part of this.”

Eve Ensler, an author, playwright, professor and activist, wrote the “The Vagina Monologues” book in 1994 after conducting more than 200 interviews with a vast array of women – from urban New York City to remote African villages. The book was so powerful that Ensler adapted it for the stage, where it debuted off-Broadway in 1999 at the Westside Theatre. Since then, it has been translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Yet, despite these worldwide advances, saying the word “vagina” still makes many people uncomfortable 15 years later.

Performed for the first time in Kahilu Theatre last year, “The Vagina Monologues” runs as a series of soliloquies from different women on their struggles and life experiences with their sexuality. Some of the stories are funny and many are tragic, depending on the issue — rape, sex, menstruation, love – are just a few of the topics. The play raises awareness of the serious and often fatal struggles that women and girls face. It is a confirmation of how complicated, and often devalued, women’s experiences are within society.

“We have such a great cast that knows how to do this really well,” Sibbett said. “We’ve put a lot of humor into it too, which is a good balance. Because of the humor, and because of the mixed media I have included, I think people will enjoy it. I feel the humor is so key and I’m excited that we have a cast that is going to carry it off.”

Ensler adds to the play annually, connecting the dialogue to current issues.

“There are two new monologues this year and some of the old ones are still there,” said Sibbett, who also directed last year’s production.

Addressing domestic violence on Hawaii Island

“The Vagina Monologues” provides an artistic medium to raise awareness about these serious issues through humor, solidarity, and well…vaginas. The Family Violence Prevention Fund estimates that one in three women will face sexual or physical assault in her lifetime.

Hawai’i Island is not immune to the devastating effects of violence against women. Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth said, “Domestic Violence is a root problem to much of the crime and other negative social consequences on Hawai’i island. Our office is very active in the education of victims and others in the community – proactively reaching out to others in government and social services to improve the systems dealing with domestic violence – and most importantly, supporting programs that puts an end to the circle of violence.”

The play is described as a celebration of women and a celebration of the vagina. It’s also a dark reminder of women’s place in society—whether in developed countries like the United States, or in parts of the world like Central Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Asia and parts of Europe where women are raped, beaten, prostituted, murdered, and permanently immobilized by the fear that is instilled in them from childhood.

Yisa Var is one of the actresses in this year’s production and feels it’s imperative that we talk to our children about the realities of violence against women in hopes of breaking the cycle.

“Even if someone has not experienced abuse themselves, they will still connect to many themes throughout the show,” said Var. “I have an 11-year-old son, and although the show is recommended for a little older audience, I feel as a parent that it is imperative that my child learn the truth— good and bad. The stories in the ‘Monologues’ may go a little above his head, but I am hopeful that it will start a dialogue and help him to feel comfortable talking about sexuality and how to love someone without hurting them. It is a step toward breaking the cycle to put forth into the world strong, but sensitive, empathetic and loving young men. To do that, they need the knowledge. ‘The Vagina Monologues’ offers that and so much more.”

The play is full of powerful narratives that make a statement about the prevalence and reality of violence against women around the world. Participants acknowledge that saying the word ‘vagina’ is not going to end the war on women, but hope that it will raise awareness of harsh realities that many women face on a daily basis.

According to Ensler in her book, “I say ‘vagina’ because I have read the statistics, and bad things are happening to women’s vaginas everywhere: 500,000 women are raped every year in the United States; 100 million women have been genitally mutilated worldwide. Saying ‘vagina’ is the first step in acknowledging our authentic selves.”

Sibbett is just as passionate about empowering women to reclaim their power over their bodies and themselves.

“For the women who’ve experienced violence, I want them to know that they’re not alone. It’s a club that none of us wish we were a part of, but now that we are, I want them to know that they have a lot of support,” she said. “There are a lot of strong women that come from this. We can unite together and make a difference. “

“The more voices we get pulling together, especially on this island, the better.” She said. “I want people to know that there are resources for them, and that there are many other wonderful women that are going through this situation that they wouldn’t even suspect. Once we start putting our voices together we really can start making some changes.”

In addition to Barr and Sibbett, the cast of this year’s monologues includes Sara Beery Hagen, Bonnie Cherni, Sophie Dommer, Beth Dunnington, Rep. Cindy Evans, Ronja Giesser, Harmony Graziano, Barbara Harris, Isabel Kalaau-Catrett, Rona Lee, Rani Moore, Robin O’Hara, Naomi Peters, Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, Melinda Polet, Jan Rae, Madeline Schatz, Mary Sharma, Shanon Sidell, Maia Tarnas, Corine Tilson, Yisa Var, and Tess Yong.

Ensler’s work has inspired the social justice movement known as V-Day, with the goal to end violence against girls and women. It includes the worldwide annual production of “The Vagina Monologues.”

Performances of The Vagina Monologues and the V-day movement have raised more nearly 100 million dollars worldwide, and benefited numerous community-based programs dedicated to anti-violence causes.

“It’s important to raise money for needed programs on the Big Island and to celebrate the great writing of Eve Ensler, a revolutionary force for good,” said Roseanne Barr.

“Regardless of whether or not you’ve been touched by violence, I invite everyone to come to the show so we can all find our voices all together,” said Sibbett. “This has got to stop. It’s got to happen by us coming together as a community. It’s time for peace. We all deserve our divine right to choose happiness. None of us need to submit to this kind of violence.”

The Vagina Monologues shows at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8, and 2 p.m. on Feb. 9. Tickets are $10, $15, and $20 and can be purchased on line at kahilutheatre.org or by calling 1-808-885-6868. All profits will benefit women and families affected by violence on Hawaii Island.

 

 

Jan
26

A Eulogy of Love by Kevin D. Annett

On Extinction Level Events, and other abstractions: A Eulogy of Love

by Kevin D. Annett

Nobody can think globally, anymore than one can seriously imagine one’s own death. And so when Fukushima exploded three years ago and as our skies and oceans became laced with toxicity, none of it seemed as real as the trivialities of my life.

 

Basically, I tried not to think about what lay across the waters. And so even now, as we are being slowly radiated to death in what has become an obvious Extinction Level Event, our planetary fate remains abstract to ourselves: more important than the trivialities, of course, but not more real. And being human, I guess I’m not unusual in that way.

 

But as with the advance of old age and mortality in general, our creeping global megadeath is clearly an unshakeable fact that our timid hearts and minds must somehow encompass, before the ending. Even if there is no way out for any of us mammals and fishes, the fact will inevitably be confronted, one way or another.

 

Heroism leaps to mind, of course. “If we are to die, let it be like men”, or perhaps, “Somehow we must act, so that posterity will know that not all of us were complicit with the crime”. Of course, if we do indeed lack any chance of human posterity, perhaps that second quote doesn’t fit. But the sentiment is the right one.

 

Are we being punished for our enormous crimes? Absolutely, if punishment is tantamount to a simple logical consequence. Is some angry deity or unknowable agency engineering our demise as a big cosmic retribution for our naughtiness? I doubt it. That kind of pettiness seems only too human, and surely we’ve all had enough of projecting our own shadow.

 

A logical consequence. We rely on a deadly technology we never really understood, we use our garden earth as a dumping ground for all our unnatural waste, and we tear ourselves and each other to pieces, and yes, one day, it will all turn around and chew us up. It’s happening as we breathe, or more specifically, as we breathe in all those unseen, glowing plutonium atoms.

 

No sermon is intended. It’s probably too late for any of that, anyway, and besides, I’ve done enough funerals to know that it isn’t words that mourners need.

 

But since we’re on the subject, I’ve realized recently that much of what I have done for so many years has come down to being a eulogist at the funeral of my own culture; and now, it seems, of my own species.

 

Back in the old country, my ancestors called the practice “keening”, or the Caoinaimh, “the beautiful remembering”, which is what you’d do at the passing of a great Irish chieftain or bard: recount in song and story the tale of his life, to sum it up and encourage the hovering soul to pass on to the next world. The Remembering went on for three days, normally, while the relatives all got drunk.

 

In my sunny moments, I like to think that such is the fate of our people: simply, a passing on through a good remembering, amidst much revelry. But the Void tends to stare back at me, even in such moments, with its inscrutable question mark.

 

Here in the West, we don’t know anything about death and passing, except how to fear it. But the best moments for me have come at deathbeds and funerals, simply because the totality is suddenly there, as well as a deep and very sweet cherishing of every breath we the living can still draw.

 

After my blacklisting by the church, I was still on call at one Vancouver mortuary where the local manager knew of my troubles and didn’t mind. And knowing my precarious situation, the good fellow used to pass on to me as much work as he could, especially those funerals that none of the other clergy wanted to touch.

 

A lot of those were what’s called Public Trustee Funerals, where some poor sod in a rooming house or shitty hotel somewhere dies “intestate” and alone. Then just me and the manager and the solitary corpse would do the entire final service ourselves, as my words and the canned, sombre music and perhaps even a sympathetic remembrance somewhere would say goodbye to an entire life.

 

Those farewells felt like the most important ones I ever did, and not just because the abandoned guy in the box deserved some respect at his final passing. Something else was always present then that wasn’t around when the place was crammed full of people. I could feel that “something” as tangibly as my aching love for my own daughters, but it was just as enigmatic. It came and went. And it was everything.

 

I knew at those lonely moments that there is indeed a soul, and it reposes not in our brief mortal coils but throughout and beyond us, pointing always to that alone which is real.

 

Perhaps it’s the same way when an entire people die: none of the noise and bustle will matter, ultimately. Only that presence will matter; and through it, the real world.

 

My own piece of that big soul does assure me, now and then, that our present moment in history, like all moments, is just part of the road along which we are learning, or maybe just treading. Death hangs over us these days wherever we are, and is closing off our options quicker than we are allowed to realize: and the last people we should turn to are those who pretend they’re in charge.

 

For this is a reckoning time. And a time for the good remembering.

www.KevinAnnett.com

hiddenfromhistory1@gmail.com

 

Jan
22

Intelligence chatter abuzz with plans for chemical weapons attack on Sochi Olympics

January 22-23, 2014 – Intelligence chatter abuzz with plans tfor chemical weapons attack on Sochi Olympics


WMR is receiving dire warnings from multiple intelligence sources that all have a common theme: that Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan is following through on his threat to have Saudi-backed Salafists inside Russia launch a terrorist attack on the Winter Olympiad in Sochi because Russian President Vladimit Putin failed to withdraw his support for Syrian President Bashar al Assad. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on February 7.

Two men, identified only as “Suleiman” and “Abdulrakhman” and claiming to be with a Dagestani-based terrorist group called “Vilayat Dagestan” appeared on a 49-minute long video distributed on the Internet issuing a stark warning to Russia and all the athletes and visitors who will be arriving for the Olympics in Sochi. The two men, who Vilayat Dagestan claimed were the suicide bombers who launched two deadly attacks on public transportation targets in Volgograd last month, were said to be the suicide bombers who died in that attack. One of the two men in the video pushes a button attached to what is believed to be a mock explosive device.

Sitting in front of a black and white flag with Arabic writing often associated with Al Qaeda and Saudi-backed terrorist groups in Syria, the two men issue the following statement: “We have prepared a present for you — for you — [Putin] and all those tourists who will come over.”

The two men add, “If you hold these Olympics, we will give you a present for the innocent Muslim blood being spilled all around the world: in Afghanistan, in Somalia, in Syria . . .”

The “present,” according to WMR’s sources, is one or more chemical weapons bombs, possibly containing sarin nerve gas stolen by Al Qaeda affiliates from Libyan stockpiles after the overthrow of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi’s government. Those stockpiles of sarin were transferred by Saudi intelligence to Syrian rebels who used them in an attack in Al Ghouta, outside of Damascus, last year and to Chechen and Dagestani terrorists who now plan to use them during one or more Winter Olympics venues in Sochi, including the opening ceremonies.

On July 31, 2013, Bandar told Putin at a meeting in Moscow that if Putin pulled support for Assad, Saudi Arabia would agree to rein in Islamist terrorists from attacking Sochi. Bandar reportedly said, “I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year. The Chechen groups that threatenc_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Bander99.jpg

the security of the games are controlled by us.” Putin became enraged with Bandar, told him Russia has known for years of Saudi support for terrorist attacks around the world, including in Russia, and abruptly ended the meeting with the man whose links with the Bush political family are so close, he is known as “Bandar Bush.”

The Libyan chemical weapons believed to have been smuggled into Russia are also said to have been handed over to Vilayat Dagestan by a Saudi-backed Iraqi Salafist terrorist group called Ansar al-Sunna. The self-declared leader of an Islamic state in the Caucasus region, Doku Umarov, threatened to attack the Sochi Olympics last July. However, last week, Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, claimed that Russian security forces had killed Umarov, although no corpse of the terrorist leader was produced by Russian or Chechen authorities.

Because of the nature of the threat, Russia has reversed course and agreed to accept U.S. military assistance during the Olympic Games. The deal worked out between U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey and Russian armed forces chief General Valery Gerasimov will provide counter-improvised explosive device (IED) and associated radio frequency jamming technology to Russian security forces. Russia has also reportedly agreed to allow a U.S. Navy destroyer and amphibious vessel to patrol closer to Sochi waters in the Black Sea to assist in security and/or evacuation operations. The U.S. Navy says the ships will be available “for all manner of contingencies.”

Russian authorities in Sochi are reportedly on the lookout for a 22-year old Dagestani widow named Ruzanna Ibragrimova. Her husband was a Salafist terrorist killed by Russian security forces last year. Russian authorities have been distributing “wanted” posters of Ibragimova throughout Sochi. It is believed that the woman, one of a number of  militant widows dubbed “black widows” by counter-terrorism officials in Russia and abroad, sneaked past several cordons of Russian security perimeters and may now be in Sochi hiding. WMR’s sources believe the widow may be carrying one or more chemical weapon devices to be detonated during the Olympics. The realization that chemical weapons may have been smuggled into Sochi, courtesy of Saudi intelligence, is what caused Dempsey and Gerasimov to make hasty preparations for U.S. military assistance at their previously-scheduled meeting in Brussels.

On a down note, WMR has also learned that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have arranged for a supply of body bags to transport U.S. victims from Sochi to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware in the event of a terrorist chemical attack. In addition, the U.S. European Command also has plans to evacuate Americans and other visitors from Sochi in the event of a successful terrorist operation. C-17 transport aircraft will be on stand-by at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.

The potential for a chemical weapons terror attack in Sochi has been known by worldwide intelligence agencies for quite some time. However, rather than warn of this threat, a number of world leaders cynically used their opposition to Russia’s policy on homosexual advocacy to decide to boycott the opening ceremonies. Among those leaders who hid behind the lavender curtain rather than reveal the actual reason for their absence — the threat posed by the Saudis to the Sochi games — are U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, German President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, French President Francois Hollande, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, and European Justice and Fundamental Rights Commissioner Viviane Reding.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte and King Willem-Alexander, Norwegian King Harald and Prime Minister Erna Solberg, and Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev are scheduled attend the ceremonies.

Some leaders are only planning on attending the closing ceremonies only. These include Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bulgarian PresidentRossen Plevneliev. Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski will attend the opening ceremonies.

The decision by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to reject an invitation from Putin to attend the Sochi opening ceremonies is noteworthy. Putin and Netanyahu are on better speaking terms with one another than is the case with Putin and Obama. Although Putin and Netanyahu are worlds apart on issues like Syria and Iran, they mutually recognize the importance of business ties between Russian Jews living in Israel and their compatriots in Russia. Netanyahu’s rejection of Putin’s invitation may have arisen from advance knowledge of Saudi plans for an attack on the Winter Games. Israel and Saudi Arabia have forged close intelligence and military links owing to their common cause against Iran and Assad’s government in Syria.

The national teams of two countries whose leaders are boycotting Sochi, the United States and Germany, received emails in Russian warning that their teams would be attacked in Sochi. Other teams receiving the emails were those of Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The emails were deemed a hoax by International Olympic Committee officials.

According to WMR’s sources inside the DHS and FEMA, contingency plans for Sochi are now dealing with the worst possible scenario — a terrorist chemical attack with massive casualties.

Jan
22

ITCCS Urgent Action Update on “Thought Crime” Victim in England:

Breaking Media Advisory from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ITCCS Urgent Action Update on “Thought Crime” Victim in England:

ITCCS member David Compan is re-arrested and jailed in a London mental hospital, and held without charges for posting Common Law verdicts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE8QBUiVslc

(video of David’s first arrest and incarceration at Charing Cross hospital)

London, UK: January 22, 10 pm GMT

Targeted under England’s draconian “thought crime” laws for posting the verdicts of the International Common Law Court of Justice, ITCCS member David Compan has been re-arrested and incarcerated without charges for one month at the Park Royal Mental Health Centre in London.

“They’re holding him because he won’t tell them where he got the common law proclamations from. They’re ‘assessing’ him for one month but there’s no charge against him” described ITCCS organizer Rhianne Mockridge from Coventry.

Rhianne, David and others have made local headlines in England after they occupied a Catholic church in Coventry and posted the citizen arrest warrants against former Pope Benedict, Queen Elizabeth and other officials who were found guilty of crimes against humanity last February. (seewww.itccs.org)

David Compan is the second high profile ITCCS activist to be imprisoned without charges since the common law court verdict. Steve Finney of Kitchener, Ontario was arrested without cause and held in prison for three days last October until released by protests from around the world.

The ITCCS Central Office in Brussels calls on its British members and supporters to secure David Compan’s immediate release by mounting protests and occupations at Park Royal Mental Health Centre and at British diplomatic offices in other countries.

Contact the hospital and demand David’s release, at:

Park Royal Mental Health Centre
Central Way, off Acton Lane
London, NW10 7NS
United Kingdom

Telephone: (country code 44) 020 8955 4490 or 020 8955 4482 or 020 8955 4470

Stay tuned for further breaking updates.

ITCCS Central Office, Brussels – 22 January, 2014 10 pm GMT

Jan
21

Open Letter to NATO: Manipulation of NATO by Saudi Arabia

Date: January 18th, 2014

 

To: North Atlantic Treaty Organization; NATO

cc: @NATO

@SHAPE_NATO

@AndersFoghR

@NATOPRESS

@NATOlibrary

@USNATO

@natochannel

@UKNATO

@NATORussia

@stavridisj

@JohnEMichel

@General Clark

@Martin_Dempsey

@thejointstaff

 

From: Roseanne Barr; Activist; Writer; Peace and Freedom Party

 

Subject: The Manipulation of NATO by Saudi Arabia

 

To NATO Forces:

The time has come for a strategic review of the current mission and polices of NATO and the mass manipulation of Saudi Arabia against NATO interests. In light of the recent IMF Report on the collapse of the Western Financial System, it’s time for NATO to move beyond mere “war avoidance” and have a larger voice in “economic integration”.

I will begin this letter with these questions:

1.       Is Saudi Arabia led by Prince Bandar Sultan, responsible for terrorist attacks on the United States on 9/11/2001?

2.       Is Saudi Arabia responsible for the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon?

3.       Is Saudi Arabia responsible for the terrorist attacks against Volvograd Russia?

4.       Is Saudi Arabia operating under the geo political terrorist policy of Al-Yamamah oil for                arms deal?

5.  How dumb does Saudi Arabia think The Citizens of The United States are?

Based on these following 4 facts the Military and Strategic Leadership of NATO must take the following steps to stop World War 3 instigated by the Queen of England, Saudi Arabia, and the Jabotinsky dominated faction of the Likud government in Israel.  NATO was a creation of Winston Churchill. Churchill’s aim was to turn Russia (The United States ally during WW2) into a permanent cold war enemy based on religious fanaticism  and geo political chaos. Therefore, NATO and its allies is not a sovereign entity rather it is a puppet enforcer of the City of London, The House of Windsor and the Saudi Royal Family. Based on this fact it’s incumbent on the military leadership to stop listening and obeying the prostituted classes of civilian leadership, who only whore for money with no foresight on the consequences of their policies. (A perfect example of this is Hollande in France: more interested in sexual escapades than good governance).

NATO security in the Macro sense is threatened by none other than Saudi Arabia and its financial support for the radical Whabbism Terrorist funded by dirty oil money. It only makes logical sense that NATO monitor and target all activities of Saudi Prince Bandar and prevent him from causing anymore terrorism. NATO is being played by Saudi Arabia, a consistent game of “I pretend to chase you and you pretend to chase me”.

We are at a point in history where this game can no longer be played without the use of nuclear weapons and planetary destruction. The Western Anglo Dutch Financial System is in a state of collapse. This is an Empirical Fact. Therefore, the leadership of NATO must change its strategic objectives and redefine its enemies. The enemies of NATO are NOT Russia, Iran, China and Lebanon. The enemies of NATO based on its own charter are absolutely defined as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Royal Class of the Anglo Dutch Empire. The prostitutes in the political class will attempt to sabotage the Iranian Negotiations and the Geneva 2 talks.

Is it indeed time for the Military and Strategic Leadership to step forward and force a change in policy over the civilian leadership?

 

Sincerely,

 

Roseanne Barr

 

Producer, Comic, Activist, Writer

Deprogrammer, Codebreaker

Presidential Candidate

Grandmother

 

Footnotes:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmfaff/88/88vw33.htm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/10548104/IMF-paper-warns-of-savings-tax-and-mass-write-offs-as-Wests-debt-hits-200-year-high.html

 As He Saw It; General Eliot Roosevelt; http://www.shafr.org/classroom_documents/Roosevelt%2CAsHeSawIt%2C1946.pdf

 http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/01/15/214656/new-analysis-of-rocket-used-in.html

Jan
06

The Clinton’s Capitulation to Cynicism

Date: January 3rd, 2014

 

To: President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

 

From: Roseanne Barr; Peace and Freedom Party

& GREEN TEA PARTY

 

Subject: The Clinton’s Capitulation to Cynicism

 

Dear Bill and Hillary Clinton:

I write this letter as America deteriorates and the climate for WW3 increases. Many of your supporters want to know why you are kissing the ass of Wall St, and by proxy kissing the ass of ‘Obamacare’, which is: the leveling of a sin tax upon the sick/poor. Your cynicism is duly noted.

Informed voters are not impressed that The Nominations for POTUS are won with laundered drug money, money from terrorist groups, money from wall st and caucus cheating, gerrymandering, racial profiling, and Pedophile Traffickers, pill pushers poisoners and Ponzi PedoPriestclasses of Predatory Pirates of the SHAKEDOWN of workers.

No longer are we impressed with David Axelrod’s Republican like strategy of racial profiling and identity politics to get votes. What answer you to Obama, after his charge that you were racist for suggesting that Lyndon B. Johnson should get credit for the Civil Rights Act of 1964? What answers/analysis do you have for the death of our Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi? Was he assassinated by our own government? Is our government now plotting to kill the President of Ecuador? Where is the three trillion dollars that was stolen by our own private contractors? Where is the wealth of the middle class? Where are the schools and roads and police protections, hospitals, clinics, free legal advice, clean water, and freedoms that people pay taxes for? Where is the safety net that our taxes created-the safety net that protected our children from predators, poisoners and privately owned debtor’s prisons. Mrs. Clinton, tell us why we should bother to care that you are a woman? If you cannot answer any of these questions for me, then I am not going to vote for you, because that would be a joke, and as you may know, I am a comedian, so I know a joke when I hear one. I want serious answers because the American People deserve them.

Maggie Williams is in your ears, but she needs to stop talking.  Though she is, like yourself, a woman, she represents the women of the investing classes, (white) and not the ‘taxpaying public’ who earn less than 250K per year. Those people are my constituents. I came in fifth in the Presidential Campaign of 2012-and I spent no money nor raised any. Money must be removed from the equation if we are to have a true representative government, one that is of by and for the everyday American who works hard to put the food on the tables of Power, those who do the real work that makes everything go-the first responders, the grassroots, the workers,and those who risk and have given their lives for the freedoms of those they love here at home.

The ineffective Presidential Campaign Industrial Complex is a complete bullshit and criminal technology, whose tired ideas and strategies have resulted in inefficient candidates who do the biddings of their moneyed masters. That is called a ‘Prostitute’. Far too many women live in circumstances of forced prostitution across the globe, and do not find powerful women as their allies, sadly. Please refrain from acting like prostitutes so that we women can be proud that you are not exactly like every male prostitute in our government!

You received more raw votes in the 2008 Democratic Primary because you actually cared about the middle class and the poor. Yet you think, (spoken privately), you lost because you didn’t cheat like criminal Obama!? Obama works for the SAME election rigging apparatus that killed JFK, Yitzhak Rabin, and committed the horrible crime of September 11, 2001. Yet you have neo con PNAC operatives of Obama/Bush doing your campaign strategy!

1/6th of the American People (more than 60 million people) are on food stamps and you line up to collect money from Wall St! Your designer pantsuit is actually see through! You look naked as a Jaybird! Put on your big girl panties and come out swinging-you will be elected by 99% of the voters!

Cynicism is for those who have capitulated, cowardice is for those who know better and don’t do better. Sources suggest Hillary Clinton lost the election because she and Bill Clinton decided NOT to fight after Bill Gwatney was murdered in cold blood. It wasn’t because of Wall St. It wasn’t because of the caucuses. It wasn’t because of the Superdelegates. It was because when the time came to fight at the convention you both capitulated.

FDR fought on the floor and changed history. It is time to end the Federal Reserve, or to nationalize it. Debt Jubilee 2014 or BUST!

 

In solidarity with Eleanor Roosevelt,

Roseanne Barr

Peace and Freedom Party

Green Tea Party

 

 

Dec
29

ASEAN PEDOGATE: AMERICA’S MOST INSIDIOUS SCANDAL

ASEAN PEDOGATE: AMERICA’S MOST INSIDIOUS SCANDAL

 

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Article By Wayne Madsen  Written July 4th 2008

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U.S. ambassadors, special envoys, and their staffs represent America in over 200 countries, territories, and international organizations around the globe. WMR’s exhaustive investigation of the activities of U.S. diplomatic officials in Southeast Asia has uncovered evidence that senior U.S. embassy officials have covered up a huge pedophile ring involving State Department and CIA employees. Private U.S. businessmen close to various embassy operations are also implicated in the scandal. Some U.S. diplomats have, themselves, engaged in sex with underage boys and girls in the countries where they are assigned.

The story about official U.S. government involvement with pedophiles in Southeast Asia was prompted by the strange case of John Mark Karr, an American schoolteacher charged with previous child pornography crimes in the United States. After Karr jumped bail in the United States before his trial on kiddie porn charges, he surfaced in various countries known as havens for pedophiles – Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Honduras, South Korea, and finally, Thailand. In Thailand, Karr ended up teaching affluent Thai and foreign children at three elite international schools in Bangkok.

While Karr, who publicly claimed to have murdered 6-year old Jon Benet Ramsey in 1996 in Boulder, Colorado, may not be all that newsworthy in Thailand – foreign pedophiles in

Thailand are as common as the hot weather, according to New York Timesbest selling author Jerry Hopkins, an American who has lived in Thailand for the last thirteen years – Karr’s unusual special treatment by the U.S. embassy in Bangkok is very unusual. In fact, it is practically unprecedented. The question is why?

After Karr was arrested by Thai police on what was reported to be “unspecified sex charges” unrelated to the Ramsey matter, the U.S. embassy, and particularly the large CIA station in Bangkok and the 16-person Department of Homeland Security contingent located in rented office space adjacent to the huge embassy compound, arranged for Karr’s hasty departure from Thailand to face charges in the Ramsey murder case. Karr was flown, un-handcuffed and sipping champagne, in business class from Bangkok to Los Angeles on Thai International Airways, courtesy of the American taxpayer. Again, why?

The last time an oddball like Karr received such special treatment and a courtesy airplane ticket courtesy of Uncle Sam was when Lee Harvey Oswald, an alleged Marxist defector to the Soviet Union, was flown back to the United States along with his Soviet wife and daughter.

Karr, according to several informed sources in Asia, including formerJapan Times weekly magazine editor Yoichi Shimatsu, who lives part time in Thailand, and Robert Finnegan, former editor of Indonesia’s English-language Jakarta Post, was more than a mere publicity-seeking pedophile preying on young children – he fit the classic profile of a procurer of children for others – a business that leads directly to the very embassy that accorded him VIP treatment on his departure from Thailand. Both journalists have extensively investigated the scourge of pedophiles in Southeast Asia. And both have been singled out for attack by pedophile interests, operating through various front operations in the region, including anti-pedophile non-government organizations.

For a California schoolteacher, arrested in April 2001 for possession of child pornography, losing his teaching license, and vanishing into thin air after serving six months in a California jail, Karr led a charmed life in an upscale neighborhood of Bangkok.

After Boulder, Colorado authorities determined that Karr lied about killing Ramsey, Sonoma County, California prosecutors discovered that the computer containing the child pornography images for which Karr was originally arrested in April 2001 was missing. As a result, all criminal charges from that case were dropped against Karr.

End of story? Not quite. Karr, a known pedophile charged by Thai police for sex charges unrelated to the Ramsey case, now walks a free man. Spirited out of Thailand by the U.S. embassy on a business class ticket, Karr represents the tip of a pedophile iceberg operating within the bowels of America’s diplomatic and foreign business communities in Asia.

Although a number of media outlets painted Karr as a bottom-feeding child predator living in low rent, dingy, and cockroach-infested guest houses in Bangkok, WMRs investigation found something quite different.

One Internet posting by an individual named Joshua Kurlantzick stated that Karr lived near a red-light district frequented by “crowds of sixty-something men leading preteen boys and girls by the hand in the street, often taking them back to the Malaysia Hotel, a seedy joint full of child prostitutes and drug dealers.” That description of Karr’s neighborhood, which was embellished to paint the schoolteacher as living in “a building, a grim collection of one-room studio apartments with water-stained walls” was a notso-clever ruse to place Karr in a hooker-infested neighborhood full of child prostitute pimps and druggies. In fact, WMR visited Karr’s neighborhood and guest houses in Bangkok and found his surroundings to be an oasis of European diplomatic and cultural missions, including the Danish and Austrian embassies, the German-Thai Cultural Center and Goethe Institute, and most intriguingly, the Joint U.S.-Thai Military Assistance Group (JUSTMAG)., a highly-secured compound where U.S. Special Operations personnel operate, along with their Thai counterparts, against various Southeast Asian insurgent groups., including the Al Qaeda affiliate, Jemaah Islamiya.

Karr’s supposed “water-stained walls” hotel – The Blooms – is a clean and comfortable place attracting arriving diplomats on per diem expenses and European tourists.

The Malaysia Hotel, far from being a nest for pedophiles and drug dealers – is a typical European package holiday hotel with a swimming pool and tourist bar and restaurant. The Indian staff is strict and would not tolerate the presence of pushers and pimps anywhere near the premises.

The perception management campaign by the foreign media in Thailand to paint Karr as a filthy degenerate living in squalid conditions was not bought by the Thai media. It was not pimps and drug dealers with whom Karr rubbed shoulders but diplomats and members of the U.S. military. The Thai media had witnessed a similar propaganda effort directed against an American four years earlier.

Perhaps it was the foreign media’s portrayal of Karr that prompted a top Thai police official, speaking at a press conference after the arrest of the Jon Benet Ramsey murder suspect, responded the way he did to a question about the appearance of the arrested man. Pointing to one of the reporters in the conference room, the police official said, “He looks like him!” The startled reporter was a member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Bangkok. Although he was innocent, the police official got his point across about the foreign media coverage of Thailand matters.

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Sean Parlaman was a zealous protector of children against pedophile exploitation in Thailand and neighboring Myanmar (Burma). Parlaman, a Quaker, Green Party activist, and black belt karate expert from Oregon, concentrated his anti-pedophile activities in Pattaya Beach, Thailand, a largely run down ex-haunt for U.S. military personnel on rest and relaxation tours from Vietnam during the war.

After the war, Pattaya had become a favored destination for pedophiles. Awash in drugs, prostitutes, money launderers, and smugglers, Pattaya also attracted pre-teen children, whose poor parents, guardians, and pimps were more than eager to sell children to lecherous child predators on holiday in the Thai seaside resort town.

Parlaman took on Pattaya’s pedophile “axis of evil” with the vigor one might expect of a modern-day Rambo.

Particularly critical of certain anti-pedophile groups and NGOs in Thailand,Parlaman believed that some were covering up the pedophilia problem rather than dealing with it aggressively. Parlaman was also opposed to the attempts by such organizations to push for a tourist boycott of Thailand until it dealt with the child prostitution problem. The call for a boycott came at the same time Thailand’s economy collapsed. Parlaman and his supporters – mostly Thais but a few foreigners — believed that such a boycott would only drive more and more poor children into the hands of pimps and predators.

Parlaman also took on the smuggling of children from the Thai-Burmese border into Thailand and beyond for purposes of prostitution. In 1997,Parlaman wrote, “At an age when we would regard them as still being children, over a thousand young girls from northern Thailand are being lured every year into prostitution. Girls as young as 10 are being sold to the brothels of Bangkok, other Thai cities and overseas.”

Parlaman described the process by which young girls were forced from northern Thailand Into the prostitution business: “In some villages in northern Thailand up to 60 to 70 percent of young girls, aged from 11 years up, have entered prostitution. While many had been sold by their parents, others had been introduced to the sex industry through an older sibling or relative  . . . Local leaders, including some village headman, police and government officials are involved in the recruitment and transportation of girls from the [northern Thailand-Burma  border] area, to work in the sex industry throughout Thailand.”

After Parlaman took on the pedophiles and their apologists in Thailand’s foreign community, he began to face a cruel and well-coordinated retaliation. He was by various NGOs and foreign community web sites in Thailand accused of lying about his resume.

Parlaman’s crusade against pedophiles and their enablers eventually landed him in hot water with his enemies – enemies that included corrupt police and the growing Russian Mafia in the resort town. Those who take on the pedophiles in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia are at extreme danger. A Swiss volunteer social worker in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai, Ralph Frishknect, was falsely accused of molesting children at a center for homeless children, after he had informed a number of donors of the misappropriation by the center. The charges against Frishknect were never made public and he was later found hanging in his jail cell after news filtered out that local police were in on leveling the false charges.

On September 30, 2002, Parlaman was accused by Thai police with sexually molesting a 12-year old boy who was staying at one of the street kids’ organizations that Parlaman felt was part of the problem and not the solution. Parlaman  tried to get children out of such dodgy organizations and into reputable groups actually dedicated to helping street children who were plagues by the twin evils of drug abuse and prostitution. No reputable person familiar with Parlaman’s work and dedication believed the story about his being a molester, including the reporters and editors of the Pattaya Mail newspaper.

A long-time resident of Pattaya told the paper that he told Parlaman, “If you  think that these organizations have no connection with the police and the  places you’re trying take them out of then you are naïve.” The first judicial hearing went bad for the prosecution. Evidence was non-existent and there were reports that the witnesses had been pressured into false statements by law enforcement.

In the end, Parlaman was only guilty of naivety. When police arrived atParlaman’s Star Beach Condominium on November 23, 2002, to take him to the police station for questioning, Parlaman, meeting them in the lobby, told the police he had to go upstairs to give his car and condo keys to a friend for safekeeping. Police later claimed that Parlaman jumped from his 15th floor condo unit to his death. Police stopped the investigation of the child abuse.

Parlaman’s body was transported to the police forensics institute in Bangkok where it was autopsied and then cremated. The U.S. embassy never intervened in the highly improper procedure for a U.S. citizen.

David W. Smith, one of Parlaman’s colleagues in child welfare work in Thailand, wrote in a letter to the editor of the Pattaya Mail: “I must admit I didn’t know Sean very well outside of a  dozen conversations or so, but when I heard that he had been accused of  pedophilia, I thought no. Sure he’s a bit different, perhaps somewhat of a  Don Quixote if you will, but surely not a pedophile  . . . The evidence against him would seem flimsy at best, and the manner in which it was orchestrated laughable. If he was indeed the monster he was being accused of, why is it that none of the hardened, drug addicted kids in the jails that knew him well, gave him up when offered freedom in return for their damnation? Perhaps no one will ever know the real truth but in typical manner just before his death, Sean wished that none of these terrible circumstances impair or harm the programs or the good work he dedicated himself so fervently towards.”

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The fascination of high-level U.S. officials in taboo underage sex is not new. In fact, the American fascination for Thai children in a sexual sense is as old as the CIA itself.

After World War II, Princeton alum Jim Thompson, a former director of New York’s Monte Carlo Ballet Company and an Army officer with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the wartime forerunner of the CIA, was stationed in Bangkok as the senior American spy. After being trained in jungle warfare in Ceylon, Thompson’s hitch in Thailand began as Japan wassurrendering its forces throughout Asia. Thompson left the Army and Thailand but returned to the country, strangely coming up with the funds to start up a major silk business (left) in Thailand.

Thompson became a part owner of Bangkok’s plush Oriental Hotel. After Thompson’s wife, Pat Thraves Thompson, paid him a visit in Bangkok, she quickly returned to the United States and filed for divorce. His silk business a success, Thompson built a luxurious Thai-style home in Bangkok and, after a lucky date was chosen by Thai astrologers, he moved into the home in 1959. A number of old Bangkok hands, many veterans of the Vietnam War and long serving journalists in the region, upon visiting the Thompson house, come way with the same impression. Not only is the multi-building residence a typical CIA safe house but the presence of small beds for children and porcelain “piss pots” for little boys and various Southeast Asian objets d’arts featuring frolicking young males in pools and sculptures of young men and their pronounced cod pieces, suggest the Thompson house was more than just a gathering place for spies and the scene for Thompson’s entertaining of such notables as Truman Capote and Somerset Maugham. Visitors to the home are prohibited from photographing the suggestive art pieces.

On March 26, 1967, as the Vietnam War was heating up, Thompson mysteriously disappeared while visiting the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia. Thompson vanished without a trace.

Although the CIA denied that Thompson was still on its payroll, the agency dispatched U.S. helicopters to search for Thompson in the Malaysian jungles. When a rumor surfaced that Thompson may have been kidnapped by Communists and spirited into Cambodia, the CIA’s Air America conducted a search for him in Cambodia, with no success. Thai authorities conducted a thorough search of Thompson’s Bangkok estate and carted off what has been described by witnesses as potentially incriminating evidence.

Suspiciously, after Thompson’s disappearance, a sister of Thompson’s was found bludgeoned to death in her home and her son, Thompson’s nephew, committed suicide shortly thereafter. Both had been made part of Thompson’s will before his disappearance and their deaths.

Thompson’s friend, a fellow OSS veteran, Alexander MacDonald, founded Thailand’s major

English-language newspaper, The Bangkok Post. (above) It, like its counterpart across Thailand’s eastern border, the Cambodia Daily, would come to downplay the scourge of pedophilia in Southeast Asia.

Thompson was not the first American in Thailand to show an odd fascination for young Asian male and female youth. The Vietnam War brought to Thailand an eclectic group of Special Forces types, European mercenary veterans of Malayan and Congolese civil wars, and CIA agents of various stripes, some of whom decided to engage in carnal activities with barely clad underage teens – youngsters they once saw gracing the pages of National Geographic.

After the war, expatriate American drunkards, druggies, pederasts, and killers produced by

the Vietnam morass found haven in small bars in red light districts of Bangkok and Pattaya Beach. One such bar is the Madrid in the Patpong District of Bangkok. One long-time employee recalled some of the most famous and infamous veterans of America’s secret wars in Laos and Cambodia. She recalled such names as CIA agent Jack Shirley, (far left)Golden Triangle middleman Richard Armitage(above) (who she referred to as “Dick”), and various CIA officers stationed at the U.S. embassy in Bangkok.

It is against this backdrop, starting with Jim Thompson and extending through the Vietnam War and its aftermath that we must view the current quasi-toleration by the State Department and CIA for pedophile activity by U.S. diplomats and spies assigned to the region.

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Just as pedophile John Mark Karr preyed upon elementary schools, other pedophiles targeted orphanages in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand and Cambodia. Orphanages, to varying degrees of success, have been able to defend themselves against the pursuits of pedophiles. One orphanage, with which Sean Parlaman worked closely, was the Pattaya Orphanage founded by Redemptorist Order Roman Catholic priest, Father Ray Brennan, a native of a tough Irish neighborhood in Chicago. Brennan andParlaman also cooperated on assisting Pattaya’s many street children.

As with his late colleague Sean Parlaman, Father Ray found himself besieged by allegations that his orphanage, over which he led for 33 years, had been used by pedophiles to take children for “day trips.” The allegations were contained in an unsigned article in the January 26, 2003 edition of the British weekly tabloid, The People, and picked up by one Thai newspaper, The NationThe People is owned by Trinity Mirror, which also owns the Daily Mirror. The article alleged that Brennan arranged for liaisons between wealthy pedophile clients and the orphans in his care. It is apparent that, as with Parlaman, Brennan was being subjected to a crude character assassination by an alleged terminally ill UK Lottery winner who went by the name Robert Merlin. Brennan agreed to meet Merlin, who indicated that he was prepared to make a large donation to the orphanage.

The People wrote that Brennan, “Invited wealthy pedophiles to meet children in his care, allow them to take [the children] on picnics at the beach and public park, as well discuss the best places to  pick up young boys.”

Brennan told the Pattaya Mail that Merlin’s request for a meeting was “a provocation and manipulation,” adding, “I agreed to meet him because he asked to come here …  He wanted to come and give a donation of 1.8 million pounds (to the orphanage), so I invited him so come . . . we had a one-hour conversation, during which Mr.  Merlin asked me many questions. It was at that time we discussed the pedophile situation in Pattaya. I was uncomfortable with the conversation.  He took bits and pieces of the conversation and turned them to serve his purpose.”

At a press conference in Pattaya, Brennan stated, “I have never been involved in, or, arranged any pedophilic rendezvous during my whole life. I condemn  pedophiles, totally.”

Even the commander of the tainted Thai Tourist Police in Pattaya expressed sympathy for Brennan. Police Major General Sanit Miphan said, “The orphanage has been operating for over thirty years and if there has been any impropriety, it would have closed long ago.” Just as It questioned the set up of Parlaman, the Pattaya Mail came to the defense of Father Brennan. The managing editor of the paper, Pratheep Malhotra, said the attack on Father Brennan was an “issue of foreign freelance, fly by night reporters writing sensationalist stories destroying the image of Thailand just to sell a story.”

Father Ray closed his press conference by stating, “I’m not bothered about being hurt, I’m 70 years old and probably don’t have long to live, but the orphanage does and these kids do, too.”

Father Ray’s words were prophetic. He died on August 16, 2003. A longtime colleague told WMR that Father Ray died a broken man.  TheIndependent Catholic News wrote in its obituary of Brennan, “Anyone who works with children is vulnerable to attack. Father Ray was no exception. But his integrity was unimpeachable, and his detractors never succeeded in denting the confidence of his colleagues, of his many supporters or, most importantly, of the children he loved and cared for.” Although hardly a peep was heard from the U.S. embassy in Bangkok, the Thai King sent ceremonial soil, almost exclusively reserved for royal burials, to be used during at Father Ray’s funeral in Pattaya. The contrast in what the U.S. embassy did for known pedophile John Mark Karr and what it did not do for either Sean Parlaman and Father Ray Brennan speaks volumes as to the involvement of the U.S. State Department and CIA in promoting, not stamping out, pedophilia in Southeast Asia.

A later investigation by the London-based Pattaya Orphanage Trust found that there was no evidence to support The People’s allegations against Brennan.

Although Parlaman and Brennan represent the best in American volunteerism in Southeast Asia on behalf of orphans and preyed-upon street children, according to Yoichi Shimatsu and the NGO Global – PAC, the same cannot be said of two Americans who became involved in child welfare programs in neighboring Cambodia.

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Genuine anti-pedophile activists have decried the positions of papers like the Bangkok Post on pedophilia issues. Hahn Chin, a Bangkok-based activist, wrote in early 2005 that the paper unrealistically highlighted the successes of a Thailand-based NGO called End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children for Sexual Purposes or “ECPAT.”

Hahn Chin contended on his web site that “ECPAT was created for cosmetic purposes” and that it “remained a virtually unknown NGO that did little more than peddle literature about itself and pedophilia through the offices of the International Catholic Child Bureau (ICCB), a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, and send representatives to meetings and conventions.” In addition, Hahn Chin maintained that ECPAT is just one organization that colludes with [child] traffickers and complicit officials,” including Thai police and foreign embassies in Thailand. Others accused of connivance in the sexual trafficking of Thai and other Southeast Asian children include United Nations organizations.

In an August 8, 2005 letter to the Bangkok Post, Samakh Siphonphat of Bangkok wrote, “the current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [Louise Arbour of Canada] and her two predecessors [Mary Robinson of Ireland and Vieira de Mello of Brazil] ignored at least 50 documented cases of Thai women and children who were trafficked abroad (beyond Southeast Asia) for pedophilia or prostitution and disappeared in the past ten years. This is largely because officials of national governments and so-called “non-governmental organizations” (‘NGOs’) were complicit. Indeed, dozens of persons in the Bangkok offices of ‘NGO,’ like the UN International Labor Organization (ILO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), use their positions to traffic in women and children.”

A case in point of the complicity of the foreign media in promoting pedophilia is found in Cambodia.

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As with Father Brennan in Pattaya Beach, Phaly Nuon and her husband, Hem Soeurn (left), have dedicated their lives to helping orphans. In the aftermath of Cambodia’s civil war, which resulted in the horrendous “Killing Fields,” established outside of Phnom Penh the Future Light Orphanage (FLO) with 91 repatriated Cambodian orphans from refugee camps in Thailand. They began the orphanage with the money they were awarded for their work by the Figaro Foundation of France.

It was not long, however, that FLO attracted the same type of bad actors that harassed Father Brennan in Thailand. These included two supposed do-gooders who funneled money to FLO: Cambodia Daily publisher Bernard Krisher(Middle of below photo), a longtime American journalist who once worked for

Newsweek and UPI in Tokyo, and Nicholas Negroponte (below), the director of MIT’s Media Lab and the brother of John Negroponte, the death squad commandante as U.S. ambassador to Honduras during Iran-Contra, ambassador to the UN and U.S.-occupied Iraq, the first Director of National Intelligence, and Deputy Secretary of State.

 

After Yoichi Shimatsu, two New Zealanders – Gerald Thorns and Jack Sanders, and Cambodian Deputy Minister of Commerce Narith Chhim formed the anti-pedophile group Global-PAC, they immediately came in for criticism from Krisher’s Cambodia Daily, rumored to have been started with seed money from the CIA.

Global PAC was looking into reports that FLO, located minutes from Phnom Penh International Airport, was being used by its major financiers, Krisher and Negroponte, for questionable activities involving minors.

In response, the Cambodia Daily launched an investigation of Global PAC. WMR has obtained a copy of a May 2004 e-mail sent by the Cambodia Daily’s Luke Reynolds to Shimatsu, insinuating that Global PAC was funded by intelligence agencies:

“This may seem an annoyance, but can you detail for me what you do for Global PAC exactly? How did you get to know Mr. Sanders, Mr. Thorns, and the like? Also, given
the group’s members’ background, do you think they might have difficulty establishing credibility? To skeptics, Gpac [sic] raises red flags galore: no clear funding source, no clear methods, members with alleged histories of working in covert ops, and it goes on and on. You’re aware of all this I’m sure. Does Gpac [sic] have a future in Cambodia? You should know, and probably do already, that certain people are likely tapping in to all my email correspondence. Thanks for your response regardless.”

To say that Krisher and Negroponte were worried about a new and aggressive anti-pedophilia group in Cambodia would be an understatement. In fact, there was nothing mysterious about Global PAC. At its debut in Tokyo in 2004, it issued the following press release:

“Global PAC was founded five years because our founding members noticed that there were certain sinister groups getting involved in flood relief to North Korea, in the guise of helping the children of North Korea. We noticed that a group calling itself the “Korean Peace Foundation for Children” was backed by accused pedophile Michael Jackson. And there were other groups purporting to assist the flood victims, these groups were run by other prominent false philanthropists who wanted to get a foot in the door and take advantage of North Korean children. They were looking for orphans especially and hoping to do deals with the North Korean Government in order to secure a pipeline of children that could be shipped out of North Korea to order, for international clients, including organized pedophile and organ trafficking groups. These people were of course, pro sunshine policy because it suited their own perverted needs at the time.”

When Global PAC began to make an impact internationally, there was yet another e-mail from Reynolds to Shimatsu: “saw you quoted in a Reuters story. How did that come
about?”

Eventually, the Cambodia Daily’s inquiries about Global PAC concentrated on other subjects after Shimatsu sent the following e-mail to Reynolds:

“I encouraged him [Jack Sanders] to take on the issue, knowing the strength of the clandestine network of child pimps in the diplomatic corps, and other arms of the establishment. Out of sheer luck, coincidence, wavelength, whatever you might call it, some high-level Cambodian officials simply lit up when Jack merely mentioned the
pedophile issue, and with this sort of approval, an NGO aiming for the elimination of child prostitution in Cambodia was born.”

Eventually, when the pressure on Krisher and Negroponte reached a near boiling point, they withdrew their funding from FLO, practically leaving 221 orphans up to the age of 18 to fend for themselves financially. On a visit to FLO, director Phaly Nuon told this reporter that while there was never a problem with the girls at the orphanage, some of the boys had been lured away from the compound to do things like “watch TV.” She also indicated that under the financial regime of Krisher and Negroponte, some visitors to the orphanage behaved “badly.”

There was one more brief interest by Krisher’s paper in Global PAC after they announced they were looking into child sex tours by Western VIPs in Sihanoukville, the site of a rumored U.S. Naval Base on Cambodia’s coast. Inj January 2005, the Cambodia Daily’s William Shaw sent Shimatsu a probing e-mail about this subject:

“VIP pedophile suspects in Sihanoukville? That’s quite something. I was down there recently and visited Blue Mountain as well as the red light district in the port to see what was going on. We heard that heard some of the children  had been moved there from Svay Pak. However, many of the Blue Mt. brothels appeared closed and there were no immediate signs of child prostitution around the port. I heard there is a secret network of motodops catering to child sex tourists, but again this appeared very low key, if it was happening at all. As for VIPs. . . Perhaps they’d have good connections and methods to
cover their tracks. How are Global PAC tracking them down, and what kind of
VIPs? Government or diplomat or NGO types?”

A few days later there was another probing e-mail from Shaw to Shimatsu concerning VIP pedophiles: “Are the VIP pedophiles being tracked linked in any way to the luxury hotels around town?”

Shimatsu’s reply: “VIPs but not in the ville [Sihanoukville], but in Phnom. Not brothel
related and not public or commercial. Suspects in very powerful positions, so the game is a matter of time and slip ups or even invites, difficult as they are to obtain. Agreed, it has gone very low key, much has moved, but I hear even a lot has left former sites in Vietnam.”

There would be one more e-mail to Global PAC, in December 2005, from Samantha Melamed of the Cambodia, one snooping for information about the shipment of prostitutes to convicted GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s and former GOP House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s favorite Pacific island, Saipan:

“I am writing from the Cambodia Daily newspaper seeking information about reports that Vietnamese women who were trafficked to Cambodia and forced into prostitution are now being resettled on the US island territory Saipan. I was wondering if Global PAC is involved in this project?”

Meanwhile, to this day, young children continue to walk Phnom Penh’s streets hawking Krisher’s Cambodia Daily for $4 a copy. Negroponte continues to run schools in Preah Vihear near the Lao border. And Cambodia continues to be plagues by foreign pedophile predators. In June 2006, retired Marine Corps Captain Michael Pepe (left) was arrested by Cambodian police and charged with sexually molesting four girls aged nine to twelve. Pepe paid between $1 and $5 to the children in return for sex. While on assignment for this article in Phnom Penh, this writer witnessed a similar deal, involving a $1 down payment, to the handler of a seven-year old girl by a sixty-something Western sex tourist.

The linkage between the FLO scandal and the brother of a top State Department official is part of a pattern of similar malfeasance among the U.S. diplomatic corps in the region as we shall soon examine in greater detail.

As for FLO, it seems to have largely weathered the storm. Its director has been honored with further awards, most notably the Ramon Magsaysay Award from the Philippines, and the orphanage has become a patron project of Cambodia’s Queen Mother Monineath (Monique), the wife of longtime Cambodian leader Norodom Sihanouk.

The United States, which has constructed a new $150 million embassy taking up an entire square block in downtown Phnom Penh, never intervened when questions arose about the questionable activities of at least two well-known U.S. citizens at FLO. As we will see, the U.S. embassies in the region, far from being involved in stopping the exploitation of children, are actively involved in it.

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The U.S. embassy in Bangkok is the second largest in the Far East (after Tokyo). Its CIA station is also rumored by many intelligence observers in Bangkok to be the second largest in Asia, after Tokyo. However, the U.S. embassy in Bangkok has another distinction – it is at the center of the State Department’s pedophile activities in Asia.

According to former editors Shimatsu and Finnegan, the pedophilia activity has centered around Ambassador Ralph (“Skip”) Boyce, (below) the current U.S. ambassador to Thailand and the former ambassador to Indonesia. Boyce, who speaks fluent Thai, has spent much of his Foreign Service career in Southeast Asia. Before his stint in Indonesia, Boyce was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific. He was Political Counselor Bangkok from 1988 to 1992, had a brief stint as Charge d’Affairs in Singapore from 1992 to 1994 and he returned to Bangkok as Deputy Chief of Mission from 1994 to 1988.

In 1995, while Boyce served as the number two man at the Bangkok embassy, a scandal engulfed the U.S. mission. The Consular Services section of the embassy conspired with Thai police and pedophiles in Belgium, Thailand, and the United States to prevent a Thai boy from being sent from Thailand to Belgium, a noted haven for pedophiles. Thai government officials issued an order on behalf of the child’s American godfather to keep the youngster in Thailand. The boy’s Lao mother, a barmaid, was part of a ring of pedophiles in Pattaya Beach and Antwerp, Belgium. Amid protests, the woman transported the boy to Belgium.

Boyce ignored repeated warnings about the misconduct of his embassy’s Consular Affairs office. Boyce and his key staffers, including Consul General Thomas P. Furey and American Citizens Services chief Christopher Richard, later blocked a Thai police investigation of the matter.

Three successive American ambassadors to Thailand – William Itoh, Richard Hecklinger, and Darryl Johnson, refused to get involved in the case. Only Itoh officially responded to a letter asking for his intervention, however, he did not take any action.

Boyce has, time and time again, shown himself to be conducting his own foreign policy. Although the State Department has a full-time ambassador-at-large who deals with child trafficking matters, Boyce has been content to allow the problem to flourish at the embassies to which he has been assigned, not only in Bangkok but also in Jakarta. Although the Bush administration condemned the September 2006 Thai military coup, dubbed the “Silken Coup,” Boyce wears a yellow tie to affirm his support for the Royal Family, which authorized the coup. He has also refused to condemn the Burmese military junta, although that policy runs counter to official U.S. policy. Boyce has also pushed the interests of American tobacco and alcohol companies even though the Thai government is discouraging the use of both, especially among the young.

Former Jakarta Post editor Finnegan is well aware of Boyce’s modus operandi. He believes that John Mark Karr was a typical intelligence cut ot for the embassy in Bangkok, one whose major job for the embassy was to procure underage children for sex with visiting VIPs and senior diplomats. Because Karr was smart enough to spread out incriminating evidence he had of embassy involvement, they had no other choice but to extricate him from Thailand when he ran afoul of the local authorities.

It was under the protection of the U.S. embassy that Karr was spirited out of Thailand on a business class Thai International Airways flight to the United States, where all charges, those involving Jon Benet Ramsey and the Sonoma Couty kiddie porn charges, were dropped. One of the Bangkok embassy individuals who was cited in news reports as being involved in Karr’s extrication, Ann Hurst who heads the Department of Homeland Security office adjacent to the sprawling embassy compound, refused to return WMR’s phone calls requesting comment. According to published news reports, Hurst was assisted in Karr’s extrication by the CIA station at the embassy.

Finnegan had seen it before. He said when he was at the Jakarta Post, he became aware that Boyce, while ambassador, used two procurers of child prostitutes and sex slaves. They were both Indonesian nationals, one was a CIA asset operating as a businessman and the other a local journalist operating under cover on behalf of the CIA. Finnegan says that State Department pedophiles operate under the “deniability cover” of being diplomats with immunity from prosecution. Finnegan claims these individuals are often promoted and transferred to other embassies in the Southeast Asia region. The CIA uses them to gather incriminating trash on other embassy personnel that is used to blackmail them, sort of insurance policy for the pedophile rings.

Finnegan said that when he began to write about Boyce’s malfeasance in Jakarta, the U.S. embassy’s security officer threatened him on the grounds of the U.S. embassy. Eventually, Boyce had Finnegan’s journalist visa pulled and he was forced to return to the United States with his Indonesian wife.

State Department sources with whom WMR spoke confirm what Finnegan says about diplomat-pedophiles being transferred around Southeast Asia. They cite one example of a U.S. diplomat in Phnom Penh, Cambodia who was openly living with two underage boys – one Cambodian and the other Lao. After being transferred to the U.S. embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, his “secret” was discovered by the strict Muslim government. He was summarily declared persona non grata. He now serves at the American embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a hornets’ nest for pedophiles operating bordellos filled with child prostitutes.

Under Boyce’s tenure in Bangkok as ambassador, the sordid activities of highly placed American child sex procurers has continued unabated. According to a higher education source in Thailand, one such American procurer who worked for an American university in Thailand and who was eventually forced out of the country, procured young boys for orgies, many of them pre-teen children mostly from the Muslim south. He had worked for an American university in Malaysia. The procurer drove young boys in a station wagon from the south of the country to Bangkok for parties with his friends and important American clients. The sites of these orgies were kept secret.

U.S. diplomats assigned to Thailand still talk about the story of a newly arrived Deputy Chief of Mission who was curious as to why the barely legal houseboys at his official residence were lining up at the foot of the stairs before he retired for the evening. Upon asking about the odd custom, he was informed by other embassy personnel that his predecessor required to boys to line up in order for him to select his bed partner for the evening.

Shimatsu confirms that procurers like Karr and other American pedophiles in Southeast Asia are often pornographers, producing still photos or videos or both, which are then used to train boys in homosexual practices; arouse their lust for homosexual sex with adults; and to entertain visiting dignitaries and embassy staff at orgies.

There is one even more sordid footnote to the story about pedophiles in Southeast Asia. According to relief workers who went to southern Thailand’s Phuket region after the catastrophic December 26, 2004 tsunami that struck the coastal areas of the Indian Ocean, the Swedish media was warned by relief workers about the possibility of child abductions. Almost 100 children younger than 13 were among 565 missing in the aftermath of the disaster. The Swedish National Police compounded the problem by keeping a list of the dead and missing secret citing “privacy concerns.” In February 2005, a Swedish court ordered the list of the victims and the missing made public. The coastal areas of Thailand traditionally make their income by smuggling and human trafficking, in addition to tourism and fishing.

Indonesian police reported that a number of orphaned and separated Indonesian children were moved from Aceh province to other parts of Indonesia and Malaysia for trafficking purposes.

The alarm about abductions became clear when a Swedish boy named Kristian Walker was escorted out of a hospital by a German man who was not his father. Although the German man returned the child, a disturbing anomaly was noted by relief workers who were identifying bodies through dental records and DNA. Although a number of Swedish adults and young girls were identified, the bodies of a number of Swedish boys were never recovered, heightening speculation that they had been snagged by abductors and sold into the white slave trade. Young blond boys are highly prized in places like India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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The story of John Mark Karr’s amazing extrication from Thailand courtesy of Uncle Sam was not an anomaly. Karr, as with other American pedophiles operating under diplomatic cover, educators, or businessmen in Southeast Asia have been treated to a charmed existence thanks to the patronage they receive from the U.S. diplomatic communities. Nor is U.S. involvement in such heinous activities a new phenomenon.

From Jim Thompson, to CIA and Special Forces operating in the region during the Indochina War, and more recently with America pronouncing itself the world’s only superpower, the hegemonic nature of American foreign policy has permitted sexual vermin like pedophiles to operate in the clear.

The news media has been equally culpable in not exposing high level U.S. government in pedophilia in Southeast Asia. Part of it stems from their willingness to look the other way in return for access to top government officials. The other is more basic in nature. One U.S. diplomat had the following to say about this writer while on the story in Thailand and Cambodia, “you ask questions about that shit and you might wind up with your dick cut off and stuck in your mouth.” Another longtime journalist in the region commented that it is dangerous covering the pedophilia story, especially in Cambodia. Shimatsu concurred, saying, “reporters asking too many questions about pedophiles in Southeast Asia are likely to end up with a bullet in their head.” Finnegan said the story about official sanctioning of pedophilia is muted partly because Southeast Asia is “geographically removed from the prying eyes of most U.S. journalists  . . .  and there are not many that would tackle this.”

There certainly is a trail of bodies of activists in Southeast Asia who did try and expose the nature of Asia’s Pedogate scandal. And the U.S. State Department continues to provide coverage for America’s most despicable representatives abroad.

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