BEYOND THE DUTROUX AFFAIR: THE REALITY OF PROTECTED CHILD AB

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[101] *) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, 'The X-Dossiers', 493-494: "In his official report first sergeant Jan Vincent of the BOB Gent extensively mentions the small wall that clearly isn't there. That it's about a bungalow surrounded by a garden, that he has to acknowledge. X1 also talked about 'some sort of artificial pond, but not a natural pond, a fairly square thing'. That pond, she noted, went around the bungalow like a moat. About the house she said: 'Yes, such a square thing, a kind of brick. With a small fountain.' Vincent has to admit that the pond is there, but then - we cite literally: 'This moat has more of a natural than an artificial look. The water certainly is not a square thing and bricks or a fountain are nowhere to be found.' Strange is that. One inspector says white, the other one says black. What do we do then? We went to take a look ourselves, of course. What turns out? The house in Waarschoot is mostly surrounded by a pond which is as square as square can be. Because of the sprouting of trees and bushes, bumps can be found in the straight line that was intended during construction, but if you keep in mind that X1 said that she had been here in 1983, it is hard not to conclude that the moat then must have formed a perfect square. The house, as any passer-by can determine, certainly has been built with bricks. And what is that there in middle of the garden, right in front of the front door? A fountain! At least a 3 feet high fountain. It might not be a real fountain - no water is coming out - but a white garden sculpture that can even be seen from 100 yards away can impossibly be seen as something else than a fountain."

*) February 25, 2004, Herwig Lerouge and Vinciane Convens, Solidaire, interview with Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck: "We were sued several times. Gendarme officer Vincent of the CBO in Gent was one of them. He for instance allowed that an investigation that had been opened in response to testimonies of Regina Louf, was closed. According to him, the house that Regina Louf described did not match at all the house he had visited himself. Regina described an artificial pond and he said it was a natural pond and that the description of Regina therefore was not accurate. In the end, the court decided in our favor and said that our investigation was better than his. That is written black on white. We proved that the house Regina Louf described indeed matches the house that he visited. We even found back the plans for the construction of the artificial pond."

[102] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, 'The X-Dossiers', p. 435: "Also in the Waarschoot-passage the re-readers alter reality. They state that the house in Waarschoot in 1982 was inhabited 'by persons who have nothing to do with the dossier'. Strange. Anyone who knows the dossier a little, knows that the house next door in the early 1980s was inhabited by the parents of... witness X4."

[103] These details are largely described in the book 'The X-Dossiers' and followed up upon by the Zembla X-dossiers investigation in part II.

[104] See the 'the victim-witnesses' appendix for biographies on Gerard Cok and Charles Geerts.

[105] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 501-502: "Let's call her Fanny V. It took us two phone calls to find her. Few have known Carine Dellaert as well as she did. They were classmates in the school years 1977-78 and 1978-79 in the town school Gezusters Loveling in the Van Hulthemstraat in Gent. 'We became friends in sixth grade', Fanny says. 'I was eleven or twelve then, Carine thirteen, I believe. What I can tell you, dates from that period.' Fanny has to chuckle when she hears about the conclusions of the District Attorney's office in Gent. In the official reports it is reported that her friend was a hardworking pupil which never had any troubles at home. 'In any case she was a year older than the rest of the class', Fanny says. 'She already had failed one of the lower classes. I looked up to her a lot. I was still a child, she a real woman. She was physically and mentally so much stronger than we. When my mother heard that she had become my best friend, she went to complain about that with the school's management. Because I had said to my mother that Carine regularly had sex with her father and also with other men. 'No, Carine was not happy, not at all. On the playground we sometimes sat silently next to each other the whole time. I felt she was suffering immensely under the situation. She wanted to run away from home, she often spoke about that: "Run away, far away from here." 'She told me that she had to sleep with many men... As far as Fanny remembered, Carine Dellaert told her that this primarily happened at her home. I was still a child, didn't understand anything and didn't ask more questions. What I do remember is that her mother knew nothing about this. I used to ask that all the time: and how about your mother, what does she think? She's always gone, she said...' After the lower school, in 1979, Fanny V. lost contact with Carine Dellaert. 'I never saw her again.' She [Fanny] went to another school and got to know other people there. One of them - we are not making this up - was Regina Louf. 'Regina talked to almost no one', Fanny continues. 'If Regina and Carine knew each other? To me that seems perfectly possible. Regina also had her secret, she was very introvert. If Regina and Carine knew each other through such a circuit it would have been hard for me to find out. At school you only saw the facade. I thought that you could compare them, their attitudes. I have bought the book of Regina, but I'm afraid to read it. I have wanted to start a few times, but there are things in there... it hurts me too much.'"

[106] Ibid., p. 503: "The first childhood friend of Regina Louf who is interviewed in the summer of 1997 is Kristelle M. [PV 103.011, September 1, 1997, BOB Gent, officer Jan Vincent]. She was in the same class in the years 1983-84 and 1984-85... '[Regina] sometimes disappeared from school in the afternoon', Kristelle remembered. If it is true what this woman says, then the re-readers of the dossier Van Hees can fold a boat from the absence register that they saw as 'proof' that Regina Louf impossibly could have been in Brussels in the early evening of February 13, 1984. What Kristelle M. remembered above all, is that she continually talked about sex. She told how she had a relationship with 'an older man'. According to M., the whole class assumed that she was lying. Not Kristelle M. She had seen with her own eyes how this 'older man' picked up Regina after school. And there was something else: Regina at some point told her that she was pregnant of that older man. Kristelle M. also knew that Regina often spoke about a 'female friend with whom she could amuse herself and with whom she often went out in the Boudewijnstraat'. She didn't remember the name of the friend anymore, 'but it could have been Christine, Carine, Caroline or Claudine'. Kristelle M. could also tell that Regina, as a kid of 14, drank alcohol and one morning arrived in class and 'smelled of liquor'. One time she arrived at school with a clearly visible bruise..."

[107] 1998, Regina Louf, 'Zwijgen is voor daders - De getuigenis van X1' ('Silence is for perpetrators - The testimony of X1'), p. 288: "Several days later I came to know that Clo - who, according to the District Attorney's office in Gent maybe never existed and certainly was not Carine - also had classmates who called her Clo. One of them confirms that only very few people knew her under that name, and that she believed me the minute she heard me talk about 'Clo'. Also the description I gave of her was correct. Months later an older woman came to me, who confirmed that another victim I had named had indeed died under suspicious circumstances."

[108] Emile Dellaert's past is largely described in the book 'The X-Dossiers' and in various newspaper reports.

[109] February 18, 1997 note from De Baets to prosecutor Michel Bourlet about PVs 100.071 and 150.099, which were interviews with X1 about Katrien De Cuyper.

[110] PV 150.359, March 1, 1997.

[111] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 390: "The peculiar thing about the W. family [de Caters] is that they also own property in Knokke-Le Zoute, in the streets where X1 already went to point out houses several months before."

[112] March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), 'De X-dossiers - Part II': "[Patricia van der Smissen, lawyer of Regina Louf:] It was observed that he phoned this person more than ten times on a day that he was observed. Maybe he noticed that he was being shadowed. In any case, he often called this gendarme officer. We also know that they were in contact over the internet. And from one day to the next this person is put on the case, after it had already been known that he was in contact with Tony... [BOB officer Rudy Hoskens of De Baets' investigating team:] Then you start asking yourself a few questions, wouldn't you? Then this is not the right person in the right place. I did complain about this to my superiors, but this person kept serving on the same dossier."

[113] June 22, 1999, De Morgen, 'Is dit Katrien De Cuyper?' ('Is this Katrien De Cuyper'): "On page 17 and under number 129 of the second special edition of the Dutch police magazine Research and Information there's a picture of a girl who strongly resembles Katrien De Cuyper... Members of the Morkhoven Workgroup came in the possession of the second edition of Research and Information and handed over copies to the Brussels judicial police, where the Computer Crime Unit will further analyze the picture. 'We also have showed that picture 129 to different persons who know the De Cuyper dossier very well or have known the girl personally', Marcel Vervloesem says. 'We got to hear the same thing again and again: this is Katrien De Cuyper.'"

[114] These details are described in the book 'The X-Dossiers' and the 2003 Zembla X-dossiers investigation, part II.

[115] Werkgroep Morkhoven, 'Katrien De Cuyper: Loog de Antwerpse justitie in deze zaak?': "Interesting in this case is that Leen Nuyts, spokesperson of the Antwerp district attorney's office, at the time reacted in the following manner to the announcement of Marcel Vervloesem: 'Two weeks ago we received from the Dutch justice department a picture which indeed closely resembles Katrien. We have investigated it. We are now for 95 percent sure that that picture shows a still-to-be-identified boy'. Shortly afterwards a picture was published in a certain newspaper which had to show (through the genitals) that the picture on the Zandvoort cd-rom indeed was a 'boy'. Investigative work done by the Morkhoven Workgroup in the mean time showed that it was a photoshop in which the face of Katrien De Cuyper was superimposed on a boys' body. After a scientific investigation in which advanced computer techniques were used, one is able to state with 95% certainty that the by Marcel Vervloesem rediscovered picture indeed shows Katrien De Cuyper."

[116] March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), 'De X-dossiers - Part II', at about 24:30

[117] PV 104.898, April 23, 1998, as filmed in March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), 'De X-dossiers - Part II', at about 19:20: "During this hearing, V. acknowledged -- after a long talk -- the intimate and sexual relation he had with Regina Louf. According to him, it was Regina who took the initiative." A more detailed statement can be found in the 1999 book 'The X-Dossiers', p. 513, including: "At a certain point I indeed had been given a key of the house by Christiane, outside the knowledge of her husband, so I could enter the apartment whenever I wanted."

[118] Unknown PV as filmed in March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), 'De X-dossiers - Part II', at about 20:00: "In the end, Christiane confirmed that Regina indeed has had a sexual relationship with Tony... She confirmed that she under pressure of Regina had given a key of the house to Tony."

[119] PV 100.466, February 6, 1998, as filmed in March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), 'De X-dossiers - Part II', at about 19:50: "After an open discussion Georges Louf admitted that Tony stopped by much more than he had earlier testified... that she went out with him, that Tony went to pick her up at school." A more detailed statement can be found in the 1999 book 'The X-Dossiers', p. 508.

[120] PV 150.106, February 4, 1997, 'hearing of de Marleen van Herreweghe': "There were sexual contacts in the living room between Tony, X1, her mother and the housekeeper... The female housekeeper was a certain Carine who had 4 children. Carine and Tony gave van Herreweghe the impression that her presence bothered them."

[121] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-Dossiers', p. 347-348.

[122] Ibid., p. 340-341

[123] PV 116.799, November 6, 1996, 'Designation of places by X2 in Knokke: "The facts happened in villas around Knokke. There's a similarity with the places designated by X1... "Scarsdale" Blinckaertlaan 19 in the Koningbos... Maison Binnenhof 9 or 11 or 13 (not certain)... Elizabethlaan 62... X1 had also designated the Scarsdale villa and the Binnenhof houses. The Tinel hotel and the house of the grandmother of X1 are located facing the Elizabethlaan 62."

[124] When one goes through the Dutroux dossier summary one can read:

PV 114.037, September 29, 1996, 'Audition de X1': "She recognizes X2 on a photo. X2 was a victim of pedophile acts right in front of her... She recognizes X2 on photo. She saw her in a club in Brussels with Nihoul. She has been tortured in this club."

In this PV X1 identifies several other girls and locations from pictures, but Nathalie W. is nowhere to be found. The problem then is that the authors of 'The X-Dossiers' (p. 143) have cited X1 from the full PV as saying: "Ik have seen her there... with Nihoul in Brussels, yes. But I don't know more than that either. [Abused,] not that I noticed. [so there appears to be a difference between descriptions of X2 and Nathalie]." The authors continue: "The photo they showed her is a childhood picture of Nathalie W., the first victim who came to Neufchateau to testify about the existence of influential child abuse networks in Belgium. Nathalie accused Michel Nihoul of having raped her three times when she was still a kid. She saw him, she says, a number of times in the sexclub Les Atrebates. X1 situated her in the 1982-'83 period. It wouldn't happen often that X1 was correct about a date, but this time apparently she was. At that point, she had never come across Nathalie W. in the buildings of the BOB, she couldn't have seen her. And even if that would have happened, it is very much the question if this would have helped her. There are few, in any, similarities between the Nathalie W. of today and the more than 15 years old picture."

That X1 recognized Nathalie W. seems accurate (PV 150.521). The only question is if the author of the summary has mixed up X2 with Nathalie W. Officially, X2 would not begin to testify until November 1996, but sometime in September or October her immediate superior, Michel Clippe (who worked on the Dutroux case), and Bourlet had already found out that she came from an abuse network. So, it could be that they showed a picture of X2 to X1 in an early to see if they could get some quick verifications. What further complicates this case is that X2 also was familiar with Nihoul and the Dolo. PV 118.379, December 12, 1996, 'Interview with X2 - Brabant-Wallon': "X2 regularly went to the Dolo where she met Bouhouche. X2 also met the wife of Bouhouche in the Hilton at the time of a meeting between [Jean] Gol, Philippe Moureaux, Wilfried Martens, VDB, Willy de Clerck, Jean-Michel Nihoul, Delvoye and Karel."

[125] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, 'The X-Dossiers', p. 435. See note #102.

[126] *) PV 118.575, December 14, 1996, 'Identification of Nathalie Cannoodt by X4': "Presentation of a photo album. X4 recognizes a girl who played in pedophile movies and photo sessions. The girl in question taught X4 a card game. The recognized girl is Nathalie Cannoodt."

*) PV 118.576, December 14, 1996, 'Identification of Chantal Storme by X4': "Presentation of a photo album. X4 recognizes a girl who played in pedophile movies and photo sessions... The recognized girl is Chantal Storme."

[127] PV 150.521, March 10, 1997, 'Discordances in the declarations of Waeterschoot': "Waet. recognizes the mother of X4 and gives her first name as well as one of her sisters."

[128] *) PV 100.526, January 9, 1997, 'First interview with Nathalie Cannoodt': "Between her 10th and 14th year her best friend was X1. She went on vacation several times to the grandmother in Knokke. She was forbidden to go to the first floor. The grandmother was very strict... X1 had told her to be in love with Tony, as she saw it. She remembers to have gone to the Decascoop [a cinema] with X1 and Tony in a Mercedes. The mother of X1 was in love with Tony. [Nathalie] broke down in tears when she spoke of her father caressing her chest."

*) PV 100.528 January 11, 1997, 'Second interview with Nathalie Cannoodt': "When Tony brought her to the Decascoop with X1, she saw that he kissed X1 and that he stroked her breasts and vagina."

[129] PV 150.521, March 10, 1997, 'Discordances in the declarations of Waeterschoot': "She [Nathalie W.] is recognized by X1 and X4."

[130] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, 'The X-Dossiers', p. 143: "Ik have seen her there... with Nihoul in Brussels, yes. But I don't know more than that either. [Abused,] not that I noticed." The authors continue: "The photo they showed her is a childhood picture of Nathalie W., the first victim who came to Neufchateau to testify about the existence of influential child abuse networks in Belgium. Nathalie accused Michel Nihoul of having raped her three times when she was still a kid. She saw him, she says, a number of times in the sexclub Les Atrebates. X1 situated her in the 1982-'83 period. It wouldn't happen often that X1 was correct about a date, but this time apparently she was. At that point, she had never come across Nathalie W. in the buildings of the BOB, she couldn't have seen her. And even if that would have happened, it is very much the question if this would have helped her. There are few, in any, similarities between the Nathalie W. of today and the more than 15 years old picture."
Why did I use "allegedly"? See note #124.

[131] PV 150.521, March 10, 1997, 'Discordances in the declarations of Waeterschoot': "The father of Waet. is recognized by X1."

[132] *) PV 116.063, November 2, 1996, 'Interview with Waterschoot': "Presentation of two photos to Wat. She doesn't recognize the girl (X1). She recognizes the man as Anthony. [Indeed] It's is about Anthony Van Den Bogaert."

*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, 'The X-Dossiers', p. 312, quoting from PV 116.063: "This is Anthony, a friend of Nihoul"

*) PV 150.521, March 10, 1997, 'Discordances in the declarations of Waeterschoot': "She speaks of an Anthony that she puts in relation with Nihoul and X1."

[133] *) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, 'The X-Dossiers', p. 312: "Later on a discussion will arise if Nathalie that day really spoke about 'Mich from Brussels'. It is certain, however, that after the arrest of Michel Nihoul it is matter of days before every report dealing with Nathalie W. is transferred to the district attorney's office in Neufchateau. 'It was Joël who called me with the question if 'Mich' was Nihoul. Yes, I said. I had recognized him immediately on television. I didn't see him as the most important person. He was there in the period of the Atrebates street, when I was fifteen to sixteen years. That was all.'"

[134] *) PV 150.459, February 25, 1997, 'Analysis and observations after 14/02/97 interview with Storme': "She was the best friend of X1. She regularly went to the grandmother of X1. Description of the house. When there were certain customers she could not go to the first floor and had to be inconspicuous and silent. When the customers went up there, they didn't have any luggage.... Grandmother hard on X1; has been seen threatening X1 with a revolver."

*) PV 150.817, March 20, 1997, 'Constatations of interview with Storme on 25/02/97': "She remembers to have undergone the abuse in the grandmother's house... The facts always took place in the same two rooms... The grandmother saw to it that she obeyed the customers well... The men who raped them called them whores... and forbade them to cry... One of the perpetrators was called Monsieur... She remembers two positions for the anal penetrations, which she describes... She was forced into homosexual relations with X1. She has assisted in a rape of X1."

[135] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 503-504: "Anja D. is also interviewed. She has been pointed out by a number of former classmates as the best friend that Regina had in the years 1984 and 1985... [Anja in PV 103.387, September 25, 1997, to the BOB in Gent:] 'You show me a picture which I recognize as showing Tony, being the older man with whom X1 had a sexual relationship... I only got knowledge of this relationship during the fact that I often went to the house of X1. I went to sleep at least one weekend per month at X1's... It sometimes happened that Tony went up with X1 to the room of the mother of X1. There they had sexual intercourse. Tony could arrive at any moment. It so happened that Tony could arrive very late in the evening. I myself determined that there was sexual intercourse between X1 and Tony. It is so that the room of X1 was right next to the room of the mother. It happened that I was still sleeping when Tony had sex with X1 at that moment in the next room... I went past the room, and the door was open. Then I conclusively saw the sexual intercourse between X1 and Tony. By the way, at one time Tony asked me if I didn't want to join them. I declined.... Pertaining to the reaction of the parents of X1, it is true that both knew about the relationship. The father absolutely was aware of the relationship, but wrapped himself in silence... It sometimes happened that Tony was gone with X1 the whole afternoon, sometimes also a short while. X1 never told me where they had been... In my opinion the relationship between this man and X1 had already been going on for quite some time... I think she absent more than the average pupil, but it couldn't be called 'a lot'."

[136] Ibid., p. 503: "The first childhood friend of Regina Louf who is interviewed in the summer of 1997 is Kristelle M. [PV 103.011, September 1, 1997, BOB Gent, officer Jan Vincent]. She was in the same class in the years 1983-84 and 1984-85... '[Regina] sometimes disappeared from school in the afternoon', Kristelle remembered. If it is true what this woman says, then the re-readers of the dossier Van Hees can fold a boat from the absence register that they saw as 'proof' that Regina Louf impossibly could have been in Brussels in the early evening of February 13, 1984. What Kristelle M. remembered above all, is that she continually talked about sex. She told how she had a relationship with 'an older man'. According to M., the whole class assumed that she was lying. Not Kristelle M. She had seen with her own eyes how this 'older man' picked up Regina after school. And there was something else: Regina at some point told her that she was pregnant of that older man. Kristelle M. also knew that Regina often spoke about a 'female friend with whom she could amuse herself and with whom she often went out in the Boudewijnstraat'. She didn't remember the name of the friend anymore, 'but it could have been Christine, Carine, Caroline or Claudine'. Kristelle M. could also tell that Regina, as a kid of 14, drank alcohol and one morning arrived in class and 'smelled of liquor'. One time she arrived at school with a clearly visible bruise..."

[137] Ibid., p. 501-502 (also see note #105): "Let's call her Fanny V. It took us two phone calls to find her. Few have known Carine Dellaert as well as she did... 'If Regina and Carine knew each other? To me that seems perfectly possible. Regina also had her secret, she was very introvert. If Regina and Carine knew each other through such a circuit it would have been hard for me to find out. At school you only saw the facade. I thought that you could compare them, their attitudes. I have bought the book of Regina, but I'm afraid to read it. I have wanted to start a few times, but there are things in there... it hurts me too much.'"

[138] 1998, Regina Louf, 'Zwijgen is voor daders - De getuigenis van X1' ('Silence is for perpetrators -- The testimony of X1'), p. 167-168 & 287-288.

[139] Ibid., p. 280

[140] November 30, 2002, De Morgen, 'De grote zwendel in feiten' ('The great swindle in facts'): "Yes, even if examining magistrate Connerotte had paid for his spaghetti, and even if he, with some embarrassment, refused to accept the flowers of Sabine and Laetitia and even if he had the fountain pen he had been given put into a brown envelope and deposited at the registrar; that's not what was important in Cassation arrest P961267F..."

[141] Duterme's arrival as head of the new investigating cell and his run ins with Aime Bille of De Baets' team is rather humorously described in the 1999 book 'De X-dossiers', p. 228-229.

[142] *) December 3, 2002, Annemie Bulte for Humo, 'War in Neufchateau: examining magistrate Connerotte speaks about the Dutroux dossier for the first time' (Connerotte): "I regularly and much earlier complained about those terrible circumstances in which I had to work in the Dutroux case... We continually received information about all kinds of bizarre leads. Those then received a lot of media attention, but to us meant nothing but time loss... Just think about the Abrasax [Abraxas] case and the digs in Jumet. If I remember correctly, the first leads in those two cases were already put under my nose in the very beginning of the investigation. Afterwards precisely Abrasax [Abraxas] and Jumet were used by the media as an argument to say that the whole investigation was manipulated and pointed towards false leads. I experienced the same thing in the Cools case, in which the police began to manipulate and was wholeheartedly supported by the media."

*) Interview with Patriek De Baets, Humo, September 28, 1999 and October 5, 1999, 'Marc Dutroux and Michel Nihoul: the sabotage of an investigation': "And why were we brought into that ludicrous Di Rupo investigation? Because we were working on the well-known X-witnesses. By discrediting me and my team through the Di Rupo case, one actually wanted to discredit the testimonies of the Xs..."

[143] *) PV 118.381, December 13, 1996: "X2 met Dumont several times at the Platos in Ixelles. She also met Marnette, Pelos and Zimmer (magistrate Brussels) there. It is a club for orgies, occasionally with consenting minors participating. Dumont went there with boys. Dumont and Marnette know each other well (partners in crime)."

*) PV 150.683, March 12, 1997, 'Waeterschoot interview; identification of Claudio': "She [Nathalie W.] mentions new perpetrators of the rapes committed at Churchill avenue: Georges Marnette, [Roger] Forgeot [owner Les Atrebates and Dolo], Claudio [de Balanguer, a sidekick of her Prince de Merode]... From Churchill Avenue she has been driven to Chateau [Charle] Albert by Claudio, Gerard and Marnette."

[144] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 277: "At the very beginning of the Dutroux investigation the gendarmerie of Charleroi did a house search at the abandoned cabin of Bernard Weinstein in Jumet. In between the piles of junk which were dragged outside there, a note was found, folded in four, with a few typed sentences: 'Bernard, don't forget that the feast is nearing and that the high priestess expects her present, Anubis.' In the official report of the search there's not sign to be found of this rather wondrous message. It is clear that the detectives only did their 'discovery' several days or weeks later. Anubis, that is also the ritual name of 'grandmaster' Francis Desmet. That name is everything but secret: Anubis and Nahema-Nephthys, aka Dominique Kindermans, published a book several years before, Le prince de ce monde (The Prince of the World), a 'manual for Western demonology and dictionary of demons'. A book that they sign with their ritual names, complete with pictures and biographies. According to the detectives, the high priestess can be no one else than the partner of Anubis, Dominique Kindermans. And the gift she expects, what else can it be than a child - a child to sacrifice?"

[145] See reference #142.

[146] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 277: "In mid February the operation order already counted 43 targets. Still De Baets thinks it's too early and Bourlet too late. 'At that point the tide began to turn', De Baets remembers. 'Commandant Duterme inquired into the operation order, we explained the state of affairs to him. He said that five or six searches would be enough.'... On March 20, 1997, the 'grand operation' takes place after all, but not a journalist knew about it beforehand. Instead of the 43 addresses only one is searched: the Morek street 169 in Gent. It is the rental apartment of Regina Louf and her husband."

[147] Ibid., p. 310. Theo Vandyck, her early interviewer and the only person she really trusted, said: "You needed to have patience with her, but when you see all that she could tell us in the early stage of the investigation, then you know: she knows the milieu that we were so interested at the time through and through." For specific look in Nathalie W.'s biography in the 'victims and witnesses' appendix.

[148] For details look in Nathalie W.'s biography in the 'victims and witnesses' appendix.

[149] 1998, Regina Louf, 'Zwijgen is voor daders -- De getuigenis van X1' ('Silence is for perpetrators -- The testimony of X1'), p. 235-236

[150] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 190
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Re: BEYOND THE DUTROUX AFFAIR: THE REALITY OF PROTECTED CHIL

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[151] Ibid., p. 402-403

[152] Ibid., p. 402

[153] Ibid., p. 433-434

[154] February 5, 2004, Het Nieuwsblad, 'X1: 'Onmogelijk, onwaarschijnlijk, oncontroleerbaar'' ('X1:'Impossible, improbable, unverifiable')
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/Nieuws/Detail. ... 022004_029

[155] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 476-477

[156] Ibid. See the biography of Jean-Claude Van Espen in 'the investigators' appendix for the whole story.

[157] Ibid., p. 393

[158] Ibid., p. 375

[159] Ibid., p. 374-375

[160] Ibid., p. 483-484

[161] April 27, 2007, Het Nieuwblad, 'Nihoul, de niet-altijd- even-betrouwbare informant' ('Nihoul, the not-always-equally-reliable informant'): "What is correct, is that Nihoul was an informant of the BOB of Dinant, from May 1995 until his arrest on August 15, 1996. They found him so reliable that in July 1996 they even coded him."

[162] Interview with Patriek De Baets, Humo, September 28, 1999 and October 5, 1999, 'Marc Dutroux and Michel Nihoul: the sabotage of an investigation': "Nihoul was a non-registered informant who had been brought in by a gendarme officer from Dinant, the late Gerard Vanesse. Two gendarme officers of the financial section of the BOB Brussels maintained contact with Nihoul: Eddy Verhaegen and Bernard Meurant. They used him as a potential informant in investigations into fraud with telephone cards and mobile phones... Certainly when Eddy Suys of the judicial police (GP), initial head of the Obelix cell, who looked in depth at Nihoul, had found out that Nihoul was in contact with Brussels gendarmerie officers Verhaegen and Meurant, and that he regularly called to the BOB Brussels. Suys found out about that last fact when he checked Nihoul's phone calls made in the months before his arrest. Suys was planning on doing searches at the BOB and interrogate Verhaegen and Meurant about their contacts with Nihoul. Lieutenant-Colonel Brabant absolutely wanted to prevent that."

[163] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 476-477: "There is a second event which colours the wonder years of Baudouin Dernicourt: the theft of 816 kilograms of dynamite [1800 pounds] in a stone quarry near Eccaussines, in the night of June 2-3, 1984. In this case it's about one of the great mysteries in the investigation into the extreme-left Cellules Communistes Combattants (CCC)... If we are to believe justice, the CCC consisted of a handful of idealistic youngsters who in their prime were mainly lucky to not have blown up themselves. Until today, many observers still think that the convicted Pierre Carette, Bertrand Sassoyc, Pascale Vandegeerde and Didier Chevolet at the time -- maybe without realizing it -- were infiltrated and supported by the extreme-right. Very shortly after the theft of the dynamite, Dernicourt and his girlfriend were noticed in Ecaussines. They parked their car next to the stone quarry and appeared to be observing the working policemen there. 'Maybe it was just his passion for the big criminal riddles of our time', says an acquaintance of back then. 'The home where that girlfriend lived came under observation. When a few years later he got into trouble because of the Ruisbroek incident everything pointed to it that his career at the gendarmerie had gone to hell. But strangely enough that wasn't the case. He was rapidly promoted and already in 1989 he entered the BOB statute.'"

[164] 2005, Daniele Ganser, 'Nato's Secret Armies', p. 138: "This thesis was supported when it was revealed that the alleged Communist terror group CCC in reality had been set up by the extreme right. Between October 1984 and fall 1985 the CCC was responsible for 27 attacks. CCC was lead by Pierre Carette and targeted, with well-planned explosions, classical capitalist symbols including American installations linked to NATO, banks and military installations. On December 17, 1985 the leaders of CCC were arrested and the unit was closed down in the biggest military and police round up that Belgium had seen ever since the arrest of the Nazis after the Second World War. The Communists were discredited at least until journalists discovered that CCC leader Pierre Carette had in the beginning of the 1980s erected a terrorist network made up of agents linked to the extreme right. His principal aide, Marc De Laever, had later joined a German extreme rightwing group."

[165] 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up')

[166] *) PV 118.379, December 12, 1996, 'Interview with X2 - Brabant-Wallon': "Depretre sent love letters to X2. He would give these letters to Castiaux [X2's pimp]"

*) Maud Sarr (not very reliable, but interestingly mentioned together with Vanden Boeynants and General Beaurir, who have been accused by a number of other sources also)

[167] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 103:

"Connerotte is effectively planning on doing that in these days, because of the discovery that the Brussels BOB lied to him when he inquired at every police service in the country about Nihoul and Bouty. The services of Brabant stated they did not know the duo. Some time later it turned out that the financial section of the Brussels BOB once had done an investigation into the SOS Sahel case and the fraudulent bankruptcy of Annie Bouty and Associes. What Brabant and Connerotte exactly discussed is not known, but according to involved detectives it ended with the promise that the best persons within the financial section would be working exclusively for Bourlet and Connerotte for an undetermined time. And that´s what happened. 'They had little in Neufchateau at that moment', the detective says. 'After what happened around Georges Marnette and Georges Zicot the relationship with the GP [judicial police] had been very strained.'"

Ibid., p. 456: "Not only at the Brussels GP, but also at the top of the Brussels gendarmerie strange things happen as soon as the name Nihoul is mentioned. On December 2, 1997, the Brussels BOB officer Luc Delmartino, member of the Neufchateau cell, is heard by Pignolet. He just wanted to know how it came that Bourlet and Connerotte, in late 1996, fully came to support De Baets and had so much trouble with Delmartino's bosses, lieutenant-colonel Jean-Marie Brabant, head of the Brussels BOB, and lieutenant Guido Torrez, the district boss. Delmartino doesn't have to think long. It was like this. Immediately after the first arrest in the Dutroux case, Connerotte had asked all police services in the country if they had ever done investigations in which the name Nihoul had appeared. A very normal procedure. 'I know that colonel Brabant replied with a negative to Connerotte,' Delmartino tells. 'This, while our third financial section in fact had worked on three dossiers pertaining to Nihoul, among them SOS Sahel.' What Delmartino allowed to be written down on paper during his hearing is a public secret."

[168] Interview with Patriek De Baets, Humo, September 28, 1999 and October 5, 1999, 'Marc Dutroux and Michel Nihoul: the sabotage of an investigation': "[Col.] Brabant made prosecutor Bourlet believe that we still had a lot of other work to do in Brussels. That was nonsense, not a single dossier was waiting there for us that was as important as the Dutroux case. But befriended journalists of La Derniere Heure and Le Soir were also served these lies and used them in their first attacks against Neufchateau and the investigation into Dutroux and Nihoul: "What a disgrace, Bourlet gets 350 inspectors, and dossiers involving billions of franks, like KB-Lux, are neglected! Especially the Brussels examining magistrate Jean-Claude Van Espen immediately supported Brabant. His financial dossiers supposedly didn't make any progress anymore, because all the inspectors worked for Neufchateau. Not true! At that moment absolutely no one from the KB-Lux dossier worked for the magistrates of Neufchateau. And my section also, the 3rd KOS, didn't work on an urgent case at the time. I still wonder which 'urgent dossiers' Van Espen was really talking about. It seemed as if even back then he already anticipated that we would bump into dossiers on which he used to work. Van Espen knew very well who Annie Bouty was. He had been her lawyer. And his former brother-in-law, the lawyer Philippe Deleuze, used to be a partner in Bouty's law firm. Van Espen was part of a network of friends in politics, magistracy and police services which Nihoul and Bouty had woven to cover up their criminal activities."

[169] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 457: "Seasoned police officer? Deception? In case the explanation of Torrez is true, then the floodgates are opened. That means that every criminal who fears an arrest, only needs to have someone call to a high gendarmerie officer: 'Hello, I'm Mr. so and so of the Defense Department. May I ask you to leave my friend alone, yes?' By the way, about his friends: Torrez is a good friend of Marnette. Together they are supporters of the soccer club Anderlecht and can often be seen together at home matches." (The whole affair is discussed in these pages of the book. A summary has been taken up in the Nihoul and Bouty biographies in 'the accused' appendix.)

[170] PV 115.417, October 19, 1996: "Raemaekers interview - Period of 20/02 to 15/03/95. At the time of the investigation of the BSR 3/SRC, Raemaekers had signaled to his lawyers that he was going to give information on networks of child molesters. Lawyers = JP Dumont [the master, or head-lawyer], Marc Depaus and Geuninkx. Dumont wanted to entrust the investigation to the judicial police [in which Marnette was a commissioner in Brussels] to screen the information. Dumont intervened with Marnette who is "his good friend". Marnette sent two men to the jail to audition Raemaekers on this topic. Lawyer Depaus came with them. The evidence had to be provided to the judicial police via Depaus after having been filtered by Dumont."

[171] *) PV 150.889, March 24, 1997, 'Translation of a March 18, 1997 fax from X1; factory; Clo': "X1 explains that JP Dumont was among her customers... He sometimes visited her with Vander Elst [another questionable lawyer who was tied to the Haemers gang and was an associate of Nihoul]... Dumont sometimes went to the factory; he would then be very excited. When he came to look for her, her mother was informed by Tony or Mich [Nihoul] and she had to to go to the Decascoop [cinema]... One day her mother went to look for her at school... and brought her to the Decascoop where Dumont arrived to drive her to ASCO [factory]. She had to give fellatio to Dumont in the car... [at the ASCO torture factory] Dumont liked to hit [children] with a belt or a whip, and urinate on the children."

*) PV 118.382, December 13, 1996, 'Interview with X2; Jean-Paul Dumont': "X2 met Dumont several times in the Platos in Ixelles. She also remembered Marnette, Pelos and Zimmer (Magistrate Brussels). Club where orgies were organized, sometimes with consenting minors. Dumont went there with boys. Dumont and Marnette know each other well (accomplices). X2 saw Dumont having sex with children in Eindhoven [where certain parties were organized in a castle]." PV 118.376, December 11, 1996, 'Fourth interview with X2': "Dumont is rather sadist masochistic."

*) January 16, 1997, BOB note 466: "He [Jacques Thoma] is very afraid. He was a treasurer of the youth section of the PSC. He often met with Michel Dewolf - Philippe Sala and Jean-Paul Dumont. They tried to direct Thoma toward Opus Dei what they considered Nec Plus Ultra [Latin for "nothing further beyond"]. Under the pretext of initiation tests for Opus Dei he was brought to a Black Mass with sexual acts. He mentions the presence of girls from a country in the East (13-14 years). In 1986, after a wine and dine political reunion he went with Sala and Dewolf to a meeting that they announced would be spicy. He was drugged before being taken into a room with masked people who had dressed in black robes. The participants drank blood. He was placed in the presence of a naked little girl laying down on an altar -- she had died (12 years). He wanted to leave but was drugged again. He woke up the following day in his car. He left the party [PSC] and made a declaration to the BSR [Special Investigations Unit of the Gendarmerie] in Charleroi. Money destined for the PSC was whitewashed in German casinos by Dumont. Thoma sent to the gendarmerie in Uccle to identify photos of places where trafficking of children from the East takes place (Italian restaurant av. Charlequint). He gave the identity of a Rumanian."

*) Dumont is also said to have been a close associate of Nihoul, which is not that strange considering Nihoul's involvement with the PSC and CEPIC. PV 42.665, October 14, 1996 (testimony of Guy Einsweiller or Eschweiler): "Remembers Nihoul (fish trade near the PAVAN transport enterprise where he works. 108/11O Avenue du Port 1000, Brussels). During a deal, he saw Dumont drinking a glass with Nihoul. Sometimes saw Nihoul at the restaurant Mayflower in Koekelberg... declared to have regularly seen Dumont and Vanden Boeynants in the private area of the fish and crustacean enterprise that he [Nihoul] exploited. [early 1990s]"

[172] Dumont close relationship with Paul Vanden Boeynants and Baron de Bonvoisin has been mentioned by witnesses, but this is also clear due his top-level involvement in the PSC and CEPIC.

[173] See reference 171, example 4. Additionally, Dumont worked closely with Philippe Deleuze, a close friend of Nihoul; and Julien Pierre, the lawyer of Dutroux from 1996 until he was fired in January 2003. Nihoul organized the political campaigns of Dumont in the late 1980s. They reportedly were good friends and together with Vanden Boeynants Dumont had been seen regularly at a warehouse of Nihoul in the Havenlaan in Brussels.

[174] *) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 123-124: "The history of The Dolo begins in 1975. At that point, in Etterbeek's Atrebatenstraat 154, in an ordinary mansion at the first floor, a private club is opened in which group sex and partner swapping was practiced. The owners are a couple, Michel Forgeot, an immigrated Frenchman, and Dolores Bara. The club is only accessible to members - there is no facia - and operates under different names: vzw ACH, vzw MI-DO, APV. The attendants speak of 'Les Atrebates' for convenience. Nihoul is a regular customer since 1981 and soon becomes good pals with Forgeot and Bara. Forgeot will always deny that minors also attended - the age of the customers has always been carefully checked at the entrance. Nevertheless, the club is closed in 1983 by the Brussels BOB for "encouraging debauchery". The Brussels GP [judicial police] has also visited several times, but that was always without results, Michel Forgeot later says. That doesn't surprise him. At the time, the Brussels GP [judicial police] commissioner Georges Marnette, together with his colleague Frans Reyniers, is one of the regular clients of the club. Also GP'er Guy Collignon was often present. 'I think it's quite strange that Mr. Marnette headed an investigation into The Dolo, while he himself came to the orgies there', says Forgeot. 'I personally saw him taking part in the orgies.'"

*) PV 119.249, December 30, 1996, 'hearing of Michel Forgeot [owner of the Dolo and Les Atrebates club]': "Clients des Atrebates: "... Nihoul and at one point his brother, Léon Defosset, Jean Gol and Francis Bursta (his right hand), Marnette-Collignon and Reyniers (judicial police Brussels)..."

[175] 2004, Herwig Lerouge, 'Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het proces-Dutroux' ('The Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial'), p. 62-63: "For years Nihoul had his headquarters in the club Les Atrebates, the later Dolo. According to Nihoul himself, he had begun to visit these kinds of places after his divorce with Annie Bouty. In September 1982 he goes out a lot. 'To forget the pain in his heart', he says. A friend, 'whose name he doesn't remember anymore', takes him to Les Atrebates, a club for partner swapping which was managed by Dolores Bara and the Frenchmen Michel Forgeot since 1975. Dolores Bara had been in jail before becoming a servant in the Luxemburgstation. The manager of the club, Forgeot, says that he knew Nihoul since 1981. He's on the members list of Les Atrebates of before June 29, 1981."

[176] PV 116.065, November 5, 1996: "31/10/96 JC Thomas (Gendarmerie) is contacted by an anonymous witness. The witness is outraged by the manipulation of public opinion by the Press (DH). He speaks about the article 'Ras-le-Bol'. Marnette himself has participated in partouzes with Nihoul during which coke was available. It is about a manipulation of Georges Marnette (PJ) with the complicity of [Gilbert] Dupont (DH). Marnette is again in contact with Forgeot and Bara [managers of the Dolo and Les Atrebates]. Marnette is protected."

[177] 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. -- 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. -- 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 175: "The main purpose of the CEPIC was the infiltration of the PSC from top to bottom, in this way to neutralize the influence of the labor wing on all levels... In any case, that CEPIC infiltration was a success. More than a few hardline CEPIC members eventually became minister: Vanden Boeynants, Jose Desmerats, Joseph Michel, [etc.]" Michel's role in the CEPIC has also been mentioned by the De Morgen and Humo journalists.

[178] November 20, 2002, Het Nieuwsblad, 'Aanval op Langlois ingezet' ('Attack on Langlois opened'): "Saturday, De Morgen wrote that former minister of Domestic Affairs Joseph Michel (PSC) in the past couple of years made sure that his proteges Jacques Langlois and Francois Moinet acquired control over the Dutroux-investigation. That is, according to the paper, suspect, because in 1978, Joseph Michel, within the framework of his political functions, wrote a letter to Justice to push for the release from jail of Michel Nihoul. At the time, Nihoul was serving a sentence of eight months for fraudulent bankruptcy."

The article referred to is: November 16, 2002, De Morgen, 'Politieke peetvader van Langlois haalde Nihoul uit de cel' ('Political godfather of Langlois got Nihoul out of jail') & 'Er is iets dat we niet wisten over onderzoeksrechter Langlois' ('There is something we didn't know about examining magistrate Langlois'). Can't access the archives of this newspaper, but the story has been retold on a number of sites and at least in one book.

[179] 2004, Herwig Lerouge, 'Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het proces-Dutroux' ('The Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial'), p. 174-175: "Twenty years later Joseph Michel again crosses the path of Nihoul. According to Andre Rossignon, candidate-chairman of the ex-PSC, the replacement of judge Connerotte would have been arranged by Michel and the Luxembourg [the province, not the country] departments of the party. According to De Morgen, Joseph Michel would have prevented that judge Langlois conducted a search at the seat of the Brussels PSC. The judge would, according to De Morgen, have forbidden any investigation into the acquaintances of Nihoul. Joseph Michel knows Nihoul well. He launched the future judge into politics, in 1988, when he still was a lawyer in the province of Luxembourg. Langlois lives in Etalle and his neighbor is a son of Joseph Michel. His aunt was a long-time PSC-mayor of the village Saint-Vincent... De Morgen also states that Francis Moinet, the chairman of the Court of First Instance of Neufchateau, who refused to send Nihoul to [the Court of] Assizes [to be prosecuted with Dutroux, Lelievre and Martin], is a member of the PSC, a friend of Langlois and a trustee of Joseph Michel."

[180] November 30, 2002, De Morgen, 'De grote zwendel in feiten' ('The great swindle in facts'): "In the past five years, the RTBF-program Au Nom de la Loi dedicated four TV programs and a book to Michel Nihoul. The first program, on September 17, 1997, ended with a close-up of the Audi 80 which Nihoul had entrusted to Dutroux's buddy Michel Lelievre in August 1996. And see, according to the RTBF, the evidence: the telephone contacts between Dutroux and Nihoul only dealt with cars, not children. A second program, on June 3, 1998, was accompanied by the publication of a book of one of the employees of Au Nom de la Loi, who explained at a press conference that morning: "The paedophile network does not exist. Michel Nihoul is innocent." For those who still didn't get it, a third program of Au Nom de la Loi followed on March 22, 2000: "On the basis of documents and testimonies we show that Nihoul could not have been involved in the kidnapping of Laetitia." For those who even then still did not get it, a fourth broadcast about and with Nihoul followed. Never before could a suspect in a criminal case count on such a supportive band of followers as Nihoul with the la Loi. Even in September 1997 journalists whispered to each other that the real producer of Au Nom de la Loi was nobody else than examining magistrate Jacques Langlois. The RTBF journalists paraded all too eagerly with the announcement that the examining magistrate had called them on the morning of September 18, 1997: "It was great." Since last week we know that producer Gerard Rogge with two colleagues, participated in a meeting with Langlois. That rumor circulated in late '97, but was believed by few. The law very specifically states that an examining magistrate under no circumstances can speak with journalists. And certainly not in the Dutroux dossier, in which the Court of Cassation had rigorously defined the lines after the spaghetti arrest. [Connerotte]... Even though the letter of Bourlet speaks for itself, nobody has contested the facts as he laid them out, and Gerard Rogge (RTBF) himself admitted that Langlois "accepted to meet us", the majority of the Belgian media radically turned the facts around. Was that note real? Shouldn't this incident be presented as a struggle between believers and disbelievers? Why did the note of Bourlet turned up only now? (answer: because Journal du Mardi could only get its hands on it two weeks ago). In the mean time, the way in which a number of media have presented the story has given the lawyer of Nihoul, Frédérique Clément de Cléty, enough confidence to file a complaint against Bourlet at the District Attorney's office in Liege. He is being accused of "information poisoning", with the unavoidable result that the prosecutor (at least temporarily) has to step down. This action could only work because Nihoul felt himself supported by a great number of journalists, that generously offered to "testify against Bourlet"."

[181] *) 1974, Anthony Rowley (European Industrial correspondent of the London Times), 'The barons of European Industry', Chapter 7: 'Belgium & Luxembourg: the power of 'Les Holdings', p. 104-125: "Societe Generale, or 'La Generate' as it is usually called, is a vast industrial holding company cum banking empire which controls anything between 25 and 50 per cent of Belgian manufacturing industry. No-one knows for certain just how much because of the tortuous intertwinings of its interlocked holdings in numerous subsidiaries, which in turn have subsidiaries of their own. Grouped together, these planets and outer stars in the Societe Generale universe probably account for one-third of Belgium's national income. La Generale lists the Belgian royal family as well as the Vatican among its shareholders in addition to that all-powerful family alliance behind Belgian business — the Solvays, the Boëls and the Janssens... Large shareholders [are] believed to be [the] Belgian Royal Family, the Vatican, Prince Amaury de Merode, Count Lippens, Solvay/Boël/Janssen families... La Generale likes to point out that it has 'tens of thousands' of shareholders though its true ownership remains an enigma because so few of these shares are registered in the names of the holders, the remainder being anonymous bearer shares tucked away in banks. However, the Belgian royal family and the Solvay family are the only major shareholders apart from, of course, the cross holdings within the group, according to an SG spokesman. Only about 250 shareholders ever turn up at annual general meetings to rubber stamp the board's decisions and so the directors and top management tend to be a 'self-perpetuating oligarchy'... Belgian industry and commerce is to all intents and purposes controlled by a dozen powerful holdings companies... Belgium's is a unique tradition of capitalism which defies direct comparison probably anywhere in the world."

*) There's also information on the website of the Suez Group, which has taken over Societe Generale.
http://www.suez.com/en/groupe/history/g ... 22---1946/

[182] *) Rothschild archive, 'The London house of Rothschild and its Belgian contacts (1815-1860)': "Lazare Richtenberger became in 1832 the first fully-fledged Rothschild agent in Brussels... Richtenberger had in 1840 opened an Antwerp branch office and made S. Lambert (1906–1875) its manager. As of 1843, the name of the firm was 'Lambert- Richtenberger, agent Rothschild'... Starting in 1844, Samuel Lambert increasingly assumed the role of informant on the Belgian situation and demanded a central role in the transactions that the London Rothschilds conducted on the Belgian markets. Both commodities and security transactions were to pass through his office. The Rothschild bank was happy to be able to use Lambert’s expertise to carry out transactions in cotton, and, as of 1847, also in grain, sugar, coffee, and tobacco. When in December 1853, Richtenberger (Lambert’s father-in-law) died suddenly in Brussels, Lambert also undertook these Brussels activities, by commission and as agent of the Paris and London houses of Rothschild."

*) 2003, #1, season 51, Bulletin of the Amsterdam National Museum (Rijksmuseum), p. 23: "This daughter [of Gustave de Rothschild] was Zoe Lucie de Rothschild (1863-1916). She married with the Belgian Leon Lambert (1851-191) in 1882... Lambert had already entered into the service of the London Rothschilds ten years earlier and would become one of the most important financial figures in Europe. At age 24 he worked in Brussels as the representative of the Rothschilds from Paris, London, Vienna and Frankfurt. Additionally he fulfilled diplomatic functions, served as the financial advisor of king Leopold II and played a very influential role in the financial matters surrounding Congo, which in 1885 came under Belgian authority. As a reward for his valuable services Leopold II granted Lambert a barony in 1896... At their home at the Avenue Marnix in Brussels there was an important cultural salon, where the diplomatic, financial, scientific and artistic world gathered at plays and music performances."

*) 1974, Anthony Rowley (European Industrial correspondent of the London Times), 'The barons of European Industry', Chapter 7: 'Belgium & Luxembourg: the power of 'Les Holdings', p. 104-125: "The Baron Leon Lambert, chairman of Compagnie Bruxelles Lambert, Belgium's second largest holding company (though much smaller still than La Generale) takes what might be seen as a more democratic view of industry ownership... But to return to Compagnie Lambert. Its origins go back to 1840 when Samuel Lambert opened an agency in Antwerp for the Rothschilds of Paris. Samuel was Leon's great grandfather, his grandfather having married a Rothschild and his father having become an independent banker. It was Leon's father who guaranteed the autonomy of the Banque Lambert vis-a-vis Paris, though Rothschilds have continued to sit on the bank's board and have a small stake in the equity. Baron Leon took over the family company in 1949 when it was a small deposit bank and in 1953 formed Compagnie Lambert, the holding company, merging that with the bank itself in 1959. It concentrated largely on financial services and the Baron has built up the reputation of something of a financial whizz kid, in Belgian terms at least. His grand coup came toward the end of 1972 when he brought off, against a great deal of opposition and almost Machiavellian manoeuvrings, a merger of Compagnie Lambert pour la Finance et l'lndustrie with three other holding companies, Brufma, Confindus and Cofinter to form the Compagnie Bruxelles Lambert. The new group's gross assets are worth nearly B. Frs 15,000 million and are deployed in banking and insurance (22 per cent), real estate (17 per cent), breweries, food and distribution (12 per cent), oil (10 per cent), public utilities (9 per cent) and steel and metal goods (8 per cent). This makes the new Lambert group much bigger than it was but La Generate still exceeds it in size, not least through the fact that its assets are some B. Frs 7 billion greater than Lambert's."

[183] *) 2002, David Rockefeller, 'Memoirs', p. 207: "We [Chase; mid 1970s] approached three banks in the Rothschild Group. Since both Evelyn de Rothschild, chairman of L.M. Rothschild, and Leon Lambert, chairman of Banque Lambert (a Rothschild through his mother), were personal friends, I had positive initial conversations with them... We also announced in March the appointment of John Elkann... Aged 31, John Elkann is a Vice Chairman of IFIL, the Agnelli family investment company, and is also Vice Chairman of Fiat Group."

*) RIT Capital Partners: "In March [2007] we announced the retirement from the Board of Baron Lambert, who had served on the Board and its Committees since 1988."

[184] September 1, 2005, Trends.be, 'Het geheugen van graaf Maurice Lippens' ('The memory of count Maurice Lippens')
http://www.trends.be/articles/index.jsp ... 24&section
ID=1313&siteID=4

[185] Examples of the Lippens brother being mentioned by X-Dossier witnesses.

*) X1 in:

In PV 118.869, December 12, 1996: "When the contractions started her [X1's] grandmother made a phone call. The Lippens brothers, Vanden Boeynants and the assistant commissioner of Knokke arrived. [Baron] De Bonvoisin and Vander Elst arrived thereafter... Vander Elst puts a knife on her throat while Bonvoisin rapes her... She must masturbate while Vander Elst makes a number of photos. Lippens rapes her with a razor blade."

*) X2:

In PV 117.535, November 19, 1996: "Parties in Villas in Knokke around the golf court. The villas have been designated [by X2] (PV 116.799). Also in the villa of Maurice Lippens. Parties with underage girls in the Cromwel hotel in Knokke. Present: Delvoie - Karel - X2 - Lippens - Van Gheluwe - Etienne Davignon. The girls knew where to go and with whom. Lippens hits the little girls."

In PV 151.044, March 27, 1997: "The events in Chimay. She went 5-6 times. In an immense wood... She was forced to go. She was never a [visual] witness of whatever was done. Participated: the most violent of the group in Knokke, among them the Lippens brothers. In Chimay she heard shouting and gunfire... It was around the Castle of Chimay. The wood is surrounded by a wall. Those were screams of children of maybe 10 years. She thinks there were 4-5 children."

*) X4:

1999, 'The X-Dossiers', p. 327: "Soon in the investigation [interviews with X4] the names of politicians O. and E. are dropped as 'regular customers'. By that time these had already been pointed out by X1 and X3 as child killers.". Following the system used by this book (reversing of the alphabet, works very consistently), O. is really L. and E. is really V., indicating that the real names are Leopold Lippens (mayor) and Vanden Boeynants (prime minister, etc.). There do not seem to be other possibilities. Only problem: according to the leaked X-Dossier summary document, X1 and X2 mentioned Lippens and Vanden Boeynants, while X3 only mentioned Vanden Boeynants.

*) Two anonymous letters, mentioned in PV 116.353: "Reception of two anonymous letters transmitted by JI Langlois. It is about two anonymous letters denouncing Maurice and Leopold Lippens for sessions with children... These letters describe certain facts similar to those reported by X1." One of the letters described Maurice and Leopold as "Monsters de la sexualite".

[186] Found it while auto-searching the leaked Dutroux dossier for the word "Lippens". The Dutroux dossier distributed on DVD had already been cleared from virtually all important testimonies, including those of the X-witnesses. Some details:
DVD 1; 000018DB.pdf.
Transmitted to investigating judge Mr. Langlois in Neufchâteau.
File 86/0/96.
April 22, 1998
Document that explores the connections of Michel Nihoul

[187] PV 117.535, November 19, 1996, 'First interview with X2'

[188] PV 118.383, December 13, 1996, 'Interview with X2': "She frequented the Platos... After midnight: orgies, sometimes with consenting minors of 14 to 15 years. At the time of an orgie she had sex with Karel van Miert.... he strangles her until she almost lost consciousness."
PV 150.565, March 4, 1997, 'Identification of persons cited by X2': "Karel van Miert (17/01/42). Ex-président SP; Député européen; Commissaire européen."

[189] *) PV 116.780, November 21, 1996: "To remember Vincent is very painful... Wat. would have participated in a "black mass" with other minors. Wat. relived some scenes of the past and was terrorized by them. She speaks of minors marked with a red iron and human sacrifices. She also speaks of prepared human meat that the minors have to eat. During these evenings the minors were raped by the participants. She speaks of the presence in these masses of a certain Claudio and Prince Alexander de Merode."

*) PV 150.683, March 12, 1997, 'Interview with Waeterschoot; Identification of Claudio': "Vincent = Alexandre de Merode"

[190] 1999, Annemie Bulte, Douglas De Coninck and Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, 'The X-Dossiers', p. 327: "Hearing after hearing the boundaries are pushed further. Extreme torture, rape scenes, murders of babies under the eye of men in black hoods... X4 also mentions the pivotal prince [Alexandre de Merode] in the account of Nathalie W."

[191] PV 117.536, November 26, 1996: "In mid-'86 Castiaux invites X2 to an important evening in Woluwe. A big villa with swimming pool close to the shopping center. He [Castiaux] is one of the promoters and she must help him. Castiaux is a member of the Rotary Club. Present: de Bonvoisin -- Georges Desir -- two brothers of de Merode -- de Meeus (Walibi [amusement park]) -- the Prince and Princess of Chimay -- le Comte Emmanuel de Lichtervelde - Carteuvels -- the Count d’Urssel. X2 leaves the location about 02-03.00 AM."

[192] Forum topic on the May 2004 Sprout article: "The mother of Charles de Selliers de Moranville is Anne Solvay. But he has been accused by someone in the dossier 'X' (zie T1537/96, PR BOURLET, BR.40.66.101310/97, PV 103.204/97), and also, and completely independent but of the same facts, by a later witness (in 2003) who had nothing to do with the X witnesses. This witness also says that Charles de Selliers de Moranville is an organizer of sex parties with children, and that these activities continue."
http://forum.eenvandaag.nl/viewtopic.ph ... =2699e9878
a847b388e5b9a92e59eefb9

I have no idea if what is stated about the 2003 witness is true, only that the PVs referred to are accurate. I also don't know if Charles is the son of Anne Solvay, although it is known that members of the de Selliers de Moranville are important shareholders of the Solvay chemical concern, and also that some members of this family have intermarried with the Solvays.

October 20, 1999, De Standaard (large Belgian newspaper), 'De kritische generatiewissel bij Solvay' ('The critical generation shift at Solvay'): "Bernard de Laguiche, Michel Washer, Charles-Antoine Janssen, Jacques de Selliers de Moranville. Their names do not give it away, but they all are the present descendants of the entrepreneur dynasty Solvay. In complete silence this generation of Solvay-descendants is growing to the top."

[193] By Count Yann de Meeus d'Argenteuil. This details of this case can be found in the 'victims and witnesses' appendix.

[194] PV 118.479, December 3, 1996:
"Identification of places and people designated by X2:
Continuation PV 117.535 of the 19/11/96 and 117.536 of the 26/11/96
NASSEAUX Guy (27/02/43) Notary in WATERLOO
Spouse of DEHOUX Véronique (23/11/51)
BOURLEE Paul (17/04/29) lawyer - substitute justice of the peace
Spouse of DEHAYE Françoise
CASTIAUX Olivier (10/07/53) Bailiff of Justice"

[195] Description of Dechef in BR.37.27.872/94: "Gamekeeper or woodsman of Chateau Genval [a hotel] or La Hulpe [Chateau de La Hulpe is owned by the Solvay family, including 227 hectares or 560 acres of woodland]."

BR.37.27.872/94: "Dechef kept busy by following youngsters. Dechef tortured. He has to give him fellatio until ejaculation in the cellar of his building (Martini tower)... Delvaille was tied up and beaten. He has been sodomized with a metal ruler. Marie-Jeanne (redhead) was also a victim. Once another man participated."

[196] See the 'victims and witnesses' appendix for more information on Chateau des Amerois.

[197] *) PV 118.384, December 13, 1996: "Parties in Eindhoven in 1988. An underage girl, a regular at this place, underwent some cruelties and was never seen again. This girl told X2 that all men she had to endure were crazy. She spoke about a castle near Brussels [like Chateau d'Argenteuil] where she went on Easter 1987, to a madwoman, called Liliane. She said that it would be necessary to return to the garden there. X2 understands that some bodies could be buried there. X2 thinks about Liliane de Rety."

*) PV 151.419, about X2's Liliane statement: "... see the statement of WAETERSCHOOT with regard to bodies that would have been buried in the Park of a castle. LILIANNE could be Lilianne de RETHY and the castle mentioned by WAET."

Apparently, Nathalie Waeterschoot had instead been talking about chateau de Ohain, which is close to both Domaine de Argenteuil and Domaine de La Hulpe. See the 'victims and witnesses' appendix for more information.

[198] August 24, 2006, Express.be, 'Delwart gunde Poetin Argenteuil niet' ('Delwart wouldn't allow Putin to have Argenteuil'): "In 2004, Vladimir Putin wanted to buy the domain of Argenteuil. That has been written by the former advisor of Princess Liliane, Michel Verwilghen, in his book 'Le mythe d'Argenteuil'. The domain was acquired in 2004 by Jean-Marie Delwart, family shareholder of Solvay and ex-head of the holding La Floridienne."

[199] PV 118.384, December 13, 1996: "Facts of late 85/86. Karel brings X2 to the Mirano. She returned there 4-5 times thereafter. Every time: partouzes with distribution of coke. Presence of 12-15 years old minors available until 03.00-04.00. Generally: about ten children, [and] 25-30 adults of which 5-6 women of [about] 50 years and 3-4 girls of [about] 18-20 years. The orgies were opened by the older women... Present at orgies in the Mirano: de Bonvoisin, Bourlee, Levi, Philippe... Princes Philippe and Laurent but never actively participated; they looked while masturbating until ejaculation..."

In the same PV: "In May 87 after having drunk and for a bet prince Laurent masturbated and ejaculated in a dish of bolognaise sauce."

[200] The Pinon file is discussed in: 2001, Jean Nicolas and Frédéric Lavachery, 'Dossier pédophilie. Le scandale de l'affaire Dutroux' ('Pedophilia dossier: The scandal of the Dutroux affair'), Chapter 7. A transcript of the conversation between Christine Doret, Jean-Claude Garot and André Pinon, taped without the knowledge of participant/witness Doret, has been included.n on the Jumet digs o
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Re: BEYOND THE DUTROUX AFFAIR: THE REALITY OF PROTECTED CHIL

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[201] PV 151.829, June 2, 1997, 'X3 hearing'

[202] See the 'victims and witnesses' appendix for more information.

[203] Countess Maurice Lippens and Jean-Pierre de Launoit (chairman) are members of the support committee (Steuncomite) of the Belgian Kids Fund.
http://www.belgiankidsfund.be/comites_nl.html (column at the bottom right)

A Barbara de Selliers de Moranville co-organized a huge party for 3500 children in the garden of Countess François d'Ansembourg. This was part of the Belgian Kids Foundation for Pediatric Research.
http://www.belgiankidsfund.be/news5_nl.html (at the bottom)

[204] Worldroots:
"Prince Bernard de Merode
Born 17 May 1949, Rixensart
Married 22 September 1974, Etterbeek
Marie Francoise de Bonvoisin, daughter of Baron Dr. Pierre de Bonvoisin and Elisabeth Galopin
Born 15 May 1949 Etterbeek, Belgium"
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/famous/a ... desc31.htm

[205] *) Risk analysis website, list of directors:
http://www.risk-analysis.org/directors/index.shtml

*) January 18, 2004, Sunday Times, 'Whitehall hires former spies to nail honours leak': "The government has hired a detective agency to uncover the mole behind leaks to The Sunday Times which exposed the secrets of the honours system... It is believed to be the first time a private agency has been hired to conduct a government leak inquiry. The company is expected to charge the Cabinet Office at least Pounds 5,000 a day... This weekend, further Whitehall documents leaked to The Sunday Times revealed Risk Analysis has been hired by the Cabinet Office to interrogate civil servants. The company has offices in London's Mayfair, Luxembourg and Switzerland and has a track record of corporate investigations in Russia and the Middle East. It is headed by Christopher Davy, CB, who spent more than 26 years in the intelligence services. He has been described as having worked for "the Ministry of Defence", but Whitehall sources say he worked for MI5. Martin Flint, the company's managing director, was for 20 years an intelligence officer with MI5, where he became one of its most senior officials. Both men were unavailable for comment yesterday."

[206] November 8, 1996, Gazet van Antwerpen (Antwerp Gazette), 'Demanet, de la Brassinne, Doutrewe, Dejemeppe en de anderen: waar zijn de Rechtvaardige Rechters?' ('Demanet, de la Brassinne, Doutrewe, Dejemeppe and the others: where are the Righteous Judges?'): "Brussels prosecutor [Benoit Dejemeppe], who created a stir when he 'inquired' at the national brigade about Annie Bouty, Nihoul's ex-girlfriend, through the Brussels GP-commissioner Georges Marnette. According to the PV [official report] of the national GP, Dejemeppe asked if there actually were enough elements to arrest Bouty and he would have proposed that her dossier belonged in the car swindle dossier, and not in the pedophilia dossier. Dejemeppe defends himself by asking why he wouldn't be allowed to inquire about a case 'out of interest' through his subordinates."

[207] Apparently, the membership list is private, but it can be accessed through the Google cache.
http://www.carnetmondain.com/

[208] June 2001, Michel van Rijn: "Axel Vervoordt, dealer in Schloss Art, has been accused by his house guest, Amy Page [US art journalist], of fucking and raping young boys. During a visit to my house in Rome, Amy told me that Axel's favourite boys were aged between 6 and 12. Now that I have evidence from Amy on tape telling me about Axel's hobby, I guess you don't want to be seen dead in the company of such a predacious paedophile, unless of course you share the same hobby as this low-life. If it wasn’t for the work of alert and hard-hitting investigative journalist, Jan Portein [Kleintje Muurkrant], these serious allegations might have faded into oblivion."

Excerpt of the conversation between Amy Page and van Rijn, secretly taped by van Rijn: "Amy: "...I mean, Axel is not a bad man". Van Rijn: "Beside the fact that he likes little boys, he's a nice guy". Amy: "No more". Van Rijn: "Oh, no more?" Amy: "Not for years". Van Rijn: "He sees the light now?" Amy: "Well, I mean ... Axel is changed. He became very much the pater familias, you know"..."
http://www.michelvanrijn.nl/artnews/artnws05.htm

Van Rijn used to be a notorious art smuggler who somehow made a deal with Scotland Yard and is now exposing criminals in the art world himself.

[209] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 390: "In the late afternoon of Saturday March 1, 1997, X1 is picked up by her interviewers at her apartment in Wondelgem. They are accompanied by detectives of the Antwerp GP [judicial police] of the Brasschaat BOB. The idea is that she points out the way which she had traveled at the time with Tony V. to reach the castle. X1 directs them to 's Gravenwezel, and briefly loses the way there. A GP'er gives her a hint, and some time later the convoy halts in front of a castle taken right out of fairy tale, with a seemly little tower, a wide moat and a well looked-after domain surrounding it. 'It was here', X1 says. The castle belonged to a certain baron W. [de Caters] and is adjacent to the domain of the well known antique dealer Axel Vervoordt. He biannually has a public display [usually done for tax purposes], giving the investigators the opportunity to nose around a bit. The peculiar thing about the W. family is that they also own property in Knokke-Le Zoute, in the streets where X1 already went to point out houses several months before."

Additional information: In an email conversation with Michel van Rijn, the Vervoordts, surprisingly, referred to X1 as a "mythomaniac".

[210] *) X1 in:

In PV 118.869, December 12, 1996: "When the contractions started her [X1's] grandmother made a phone call. The Lippens brothers, Vanden Boeynants and the assistant commissioner of Knokke arrived. [Baron] De Bonvoisin and Vander Elst arrived thereafter... Vander Elst puts a knife on her throat while Bonvoisin rapes her... She must masturbate while Vander Elst makes a number of photos. Lippens rapes her with a razor blade."

*) X3 in:

PV 151.829, June 2, 1997: "She recognized the regent Charles, King Baudouin and King Albert, and two others that she calls Charly [De Pauw] and Polo [Paul Vanden Boeynants]... A hunt is prepared by Charly and Polo... Gilles (12 years old??) was castrated by Polo... Baby pulled out of the stomach and given to the dogs by Polo [Paul Vanden Boeynants]."
PV 151.688 May 26, 1997: "X3 mentions the following people:... VANDEN BOEYNANTS PAUL... nicknamed POLO"

*) X4:

1999, 'The X-Dossiers', p. 327: "Soon in the investigation [interviews with X4] the names of politicians O. and E. are dropped as 'regular customers'. By that time these had already been pointed out by X1 and X3 as child killers.". Following the system used by this book (reversing of the alphabet, works very consistently), O. is really L. and E. is really V., indicating that V. is Vanden Boeynants. Indeed, both X1 and X3 mentioned Vanden Boeynants as a child killer. There doesn't seem to be another possibility.

[211] PV 114.224, September 27, 1996, 'interview with Nathalie Waeterschoot': "Forgeot [owner Les Atrebates and Dolo] raped her several times when she was 10-12 years old. Other rapists met at the Dolo: Serge Kubla, mayor of Waterloo. Also Léon Defosset, mayor of Etterbeek (deceased). Also Simonet (man with glasses). No physical contact with Defosset and Simonet. She also saw Vanden Boeynants, but always with women."

[212] PV 118.379, December 12, 1996, 'Interview with X2 - Brabant-Wallon': "At the Dolo Bil spoke with Bouhouche."

[213] *) PV 150.889, March 24, 1997, 'Translation of a March 18, 1997 fax from X1; factory; Clo': "Sometimes one awaked her in the night to bring her to the factory [ASCO abuse and snuff factory]. Awakened by Tony, the driver of VDB [Henri Bil], guard dog [not literally], the cameraman, her mother."

*) 1999, 'The X-dossiers', p. 261: "X1 identified Madani Bouhouche as the very violent driver of the BMW who took her to 'the factory' ..."

[214] The Pinon file is discussed in: 2001, Jean Nicolas and Frédéric Lavachery, 'Dossier pédophilie. Le scandale de l'affaire Dutroux' ('Pedophilia dossier: The scandal of the Dutroux affair'), Chapter 7. A transcript of the conversation between Christine Doret, Jean-Claude Garot and André Pinon, taped without the knowledge of participant/witness Doret, has been included.

[215] October 14, 1997, regular session of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives: "The latter [Maud Sarr] testified that there existed video recordings [of pedophilia during orgies], which were in the possession of the lawyer Guy Francois. [Congressman/senator Hugo] Coveliers stated: "This claim has never been investigated." In an interview with VTM Maud Sarr gave the names of Paul Vanden Boeynants and attorney-general Jaspar [prosecuted the CCC bombers].... According to Gijsels, the names of prosecutor of the king Jean Depretre and gendarme commandant Léon François were also mentioned."
http://www.dekamer.be/FLWB/PDF/49/0573/49K0573008.pdf

[216] 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. -- 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 36-37: "When the Gazet of Antwerpen in early November 1981 reported about the drug trafficking in frozen meat, the editorial office of the paper also received threatening phone calls. The trafficking which occurred is one of the most mysterious aspects of the Francois affair where Vernaillen and Goffinon [both survived assassination attempts] became embroiled with. The drugs - hash and cocaine - were smuggled in frozen meat in trucks of the company's Congel and Boucheries Ghysels from Spain, via the customs depot Mamer in Luxembourg to Belgium. Although the NDB already knew about this three years before the arrival of the tipster, the trucks kept passing the border unhindered. According to the tipster of the High Committee, commandant [general] Francois and his right hand Cammerman were always personally present when such a freezer truck was due to arrive. One detail catches the eye here: important shareholder and chairman of Boucheries Ghysels was Paul Vanden Boeynants. Congel, by the way, is a subsidiary of the Ghysels Group."

[217] Examples of Baron de Bonvoisin being mentioned by X-Dossier witnesses.

*) X1 in:

In PV 118.869, December 12, 1996: "When the contractions started her [X1's] grandmother made a phone call. The Lippens brothers, Vanden Boeynants and the assistant commissioner of Knokke arrived. [Baron] De Bonvoisin and Vander Elst arrived thereafter... Vander Elst puts a knife on her throat while Bonvoisin rapes her... She must masturbate while Vander Elst makes a number of photos. Lippens rapes her with a razor blade. When the child exited de Bonvoisin beat her."

PV 100.399, January 11, 1997: "Translation of a fax of X1 of January 6, 1997: She speaks of someone who judged to see if she was dangerous. It is about someone who prefers the violence: the sex is a dessert... He often went to hunt with VDB -- he works at Sabena. He participated in the hunts on children... Tony brought her to a domain -- there were 4 other girls (Marianne; Valerie; Catharine; Sonja)... [present:] VDB [Paul Vanden Boeynants] - person from Sabena - 4 Gd [gendarme officers] -- de Bonvoisin. There was also the gamekeeper who raped the girls but did no more than that. Bonvoisin was the most dangerous -- he had come to kill... The girls run into the woods and each time they are caught they have to remove a piece of clothing. X1 is forced by Bonvoisin to stay with him -- she must choose and point out the girls... Bonvoisin forces X1 pull the trigger while telling her that if she misses she is shot. She fires on Sonja and kills her. Marianne is killed with a cross-bow. X1 is raped and brought back home."

*) X2 in:

PV 117.535, November 19, 1996: "Also parties with underaged children in Eindhoven with Delvoie. 18th century Castle. Departure in convoy from Knokke. The cars with German license plates followed with the little girls. Reception at the castle = a woman = price of 2,000 Belgian franks per person [about 50 euros]. It is necessary to come with another person. It is necessary to take off clothes. A bikini might be accepted. Swimming pool - sauna - solar bench - cold buffet. [There are] rooms without doors to [different] themes. Room with mirrors and cameras. Room with several mattresses. Room with obstetric tables -- handcuffs -- chains. Karel and X2 [went] 30-50 times to this castle [seemingly an average of about once a month]. Same little girls as those in Cromwell. Clients of the castle: Patrick Denis... Jean-Pierre van Rossem... Baron de Bonvoisin... Jean-Paul Dumont..."

PV 117.536, November 26, 1996: "About August-September '85 an evening at the notary Nassaux in Waterloo = party with 5 underage girls. Present: Castiaux and X2 - Nassaux and his wife Veronique Dehoux [a judge] - Bourlee - Francois Harcq - Bayens and others... In late November '85 Castiaux brings X2 to a second residence of Bourlee in Faulx Les Tombes. The wife of Bourlee and Carine Hanquinet were present but left. After their departure the ones arrived that were present at Nassaux, as well as the Baron de Bonvoisin - Bayens and Harcq were not there. They arrived with little girls of less than 15 years. The party takes place at the first floor, but X2 remains below. The girls are less relaxed than in Eindhoven and follow as sheep. X2 heard screams of pain coming from the first floor. After one hour Castiaux descends and leaves with X2."

[218] Worldroots:
"Comte Herve d'Ursel
Born 24 November 1930, Bruxelles
Married 27 May 1959, Etterbeek
Marie-Cecile de Bonvoisin, daughter of Baron Prof. Dr. Pierre de Bonvoisin and Elisabeth Galopin
Born 18 July 1934 Etterbeek"
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal/fa ... 1665-4.htm

[219] *) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 480: "Pertaining to the facts which would have occurred in a villa where she noticed a large amount of model ships, X1, after having been shown a picture, formally recognized the villa of person F.S. [Count Herve d'Ursel] during the hearing of February 8, 1997 (cfr. pv 150.322/97 February 27, 1997)... What he [Dernicourt] fails to mention in the re-reader's report, nor in his separate official report, is that several months before, X1 went to identify the villa of F.S. and that her description of the route was perfect in every detail. What he also leaves unmentioned is that F.S. was shadowed twice by the gendarmerie in early March 1997. He was followed to a chic private club in the center of Brussels where also a car was parked of the company of the by X1 fingered abuser businessman S. [Hanet]."

*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-dossiers', p. 248: "Present at the first of three sex parties she [X1] mentioned industrialists Y. and W., lawyer E., Annie Bouty, Michel Nihoul, Tony and trader in dogs from the region of Mechels. What she noticed about the villa, was a large pool and an impressive collection of model ships which were exhibited inside just about all over the place ["villa des bateaux" of Count Herve d'Ursel and Marie-Cecile de Bonvoisin d'Ursel]. The children were forced to watch a sort of snuff movie, in which, according to X1, two of her children were tortured. The purpose of the first night was an initiation. The adults wore SM clothing and butchered a goat and a rabbit in front of the eyes of the by then unclothed and tied up children. According to X1, the whole ritual had nothing to do with satanism and even less with bizarre sexual preferences of the adults -- they hated this -- but everything with a well thought-out method to condition the kids and to prevent that one of them would ever speak out. After all, stories about butchered goats, rabbits and men in black leather suits would not be believed by anyone. With 'Kristien' it went totally wrong, X1 said. She kept resisting, refused to accept what happened to her. X1 and Mieke, who had to force her to eat the heart of the freshly-butchered rabbit, tried to keep her silent -- which didn't succeed."

*) PV 150.322, February 27, 1997: "X1 recognizes on a photo the owner of the "villa of the boats" where she saw Christine Van Hees = Hervé de Ursel (24/11/30), spouse of Marie-Cécile Bonvoisin... [address:] Clos des Lauriers 27 in Woluwe St. Pierre [Brussels]."

*) Marie-Cecile d'Ursel did indeed live in the "villa des bateaux" at Clos des Lauriers 27 in Brussels:
2003, Moniteur Belge/Belgian State paper: "Mme de Bonvoisin, Marie Cécile Ghislaine Elisabeth Pauline Symphorose, domiciliée à [home at] 1150 Woluwé-Saint-Pierre, clos des Lauriers 27".
http://www.wvc.vlaanderen.be/armoede/br ... eetpdf.pdf

[220] *) PV 116.780, November 21, 1996: "To remember Vincent is very painful... Wat. would have participated in a "black mass" with other minors. Wat. relived some scenes of the past and was terrorized by them. She speaks of minors marked with a red iron and human sacrifices. She also speaks of prepared human meat that the minors have to eat. During these evenings the minors were raped by the participants. She speaks of the presence in these masses of a certain Claudio and Prince Alexander de Merode."

*) PV 150.683, March 12, 1997, 'Interview with Waeterschoot; Identification of Claudio': "Vincent = Alexandre de Merode"

*) 1999, Annemie Bulte, Douglas De Coninck and Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, 'The X-Dossiers', p. 327: "Hearing after hearing the boundaries are pushed further. Extreme torture, rape scenes, murders of babies under the eye of men in black hoods... X4 also mentions the pivotal prince [Alexandre de Merode] in the account of Nathalie W."

[221] PV 117.536, November 26, 1996: "In mid-'86 Castiaux invites X2 to an important evening in Woluwe. A big villa with swimming pool close to the shopping center. He [Castiaux] is one of the promoters and she must help him. Castiaux is a member of the Rotary Club. Present: de Bonvoisin -- Georges Desir -- two brothers of de Merode - de Meeus (Walibi [amusement park]) -- the Prince and Princess of Chimay -- le Comte Emmanuel de Lichtervelde -- Carteuvels -- the Count d’Urssel. X2 leaves the location about 02-03.00 AM."

[222] In PV 151.044, March 27, 1997: "The events in Chimay. She went 5-6 times. In an immense wood... She was forced to go. She was never a [visual] witness of whatever was done. Participated: the most violent of the group in Knokke, among them the Lippens brothers. In Chimay she heard shouting and gunfire... It was around the Castle of Chimay. The wood is surrounded by a wall. Those were screams of children of maybe 10 years. She thinks there were 4-5 children."

[223] This is the year that the planning for the aborted 1973 coup allegedly started.

[224] *) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. - 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 177-179: "Several authors already pointed out that there exists an interesting similarity between the ideas and persons of such organizations as the CEPIC, the Ordre du Rouvre, the WACL and the Order of Malta [not to mention Opus Dei]. In the early 1970s the leading figures of these organizations regularly met each other at the headquarters of the in 1969 founded Cercle des Nations... Paul Vanden Boeynants, Jo Gerard, Paul Vankerkhoven, Vincent vanden Bossche and Jacques Jonet interact there with a wide array of individuals like prince Francois de Merode, the French lawyer Jean Violet [founder and head of Cercle Pinay], Richard van Wijck, Benoit de Bonvoisin and numerous others. Founded in 1969 by Paul Vankerkhoven, the Cercle des Nations soon became the rotating platter where rightist nobility figures and similar businessmen and politicians could ventilate their anti-democratic and neo-Nazi sympathies without having to hold back. Thus the Cercle organized in April 1970 a reception in honor of the colonel's regime in Greece, a celebration which caused serious incidents between progressive students of the ULB [a university across the street] and participants of the reception. The same scenario could be seen in January 1976 when the Cercle found it necessary -- at the initiative of Paul Vankerkhoven -- to celebrate the tenth birthday of the dictatorship of Papa Doc Duvalier in Haiti.

The magazine L'Eventail, owned by Baron Adelin van Yperseel de Strihou, later taken over by Richard van Wijck, acted as the official publication of the Cercle des Nations. In the 1970s the editorial office indulged itself in lyrical reports about the Greek colonels, the apartheid in South-Africa and the white-minority government in Rhodesia. Paul Vankerkhoven even published in L'Eventail an exclusive interview with his idol Pinochet. While in the 1970s in both Flanders and Walloon a coup is being worked on by ex-colonialists, soldiers, gendarmes and leaders of the extreme right to establish an authoritarian state, the aristocracy of the Cercle openly sympathizes with the dictatorships of Franco in Spain, Salazar in Portugal and Pinochet in Chili.

Also the Belgian department of the WACL, which -- then more than now -- followed a virulent extreme-right course, came to full fruition in the salons of the Cercle under the leadership of Paul Vankerkhoven and baron Adelin van Yperseel de Strihou. The political climate in the Cercle and the WACL is then virtually identical. While the Cercle organizes receptions for the most depraved dictatorships, the WACL directors takes up dictators as Somoza, Stroessner and Pinochet in her ranks and opens the doors for Nazi organizations and even for the Argentinian death squads of Lopez Rega.

The interesting connection between the CEPIC, the Cercle des Nations and the WACL has a simple reason: the three organizations are led by the same figures of which most also are members of or maintain good relations with the Ordre du Rouvre and the Order of Malta."

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 172: "In the 1980s, Dancing Mirano together with the Circus and the Parc Savoy was one of the private clubs of the Cercle des Nations, the milieu of the CEPIC nobility and the right side of the PRL. Against many of its members lawsuits were filed. Here we find, amongst others, arms dealer Boas of Asco, Benoit de Bonvoisin, the real estate brokers Blaton and Charly De Pauw, ex-prime minister Vanden Boeynants... Philippe Cryns [accused of running a child prostitution network in the Mirano] could also be found in the VDB-circle."

*) 1999, Annemie Bulte, Douglas De Coninck and Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, 'The X-Dossiers', p. 336-337: "Philippc C. [Cryns] was not the first the best. Together with heavyweights of the real estate sector and direct acquaintances of former premier Paul Vanden Boeynants, he established Parc Savoy nv in 1985. That company, which had made it its purpose to exploit bars and restaurants and to organize 'cultural and social gatherings', turned out to be connected to the very influential Cercle des Nations. That is a private club with amongst its 81 founding members numerous noblemen, business men, bankers, diplomats and politicians, of which certain names were cited by the X-witnesses."

*) 2004, Herwig Lerouge, 'Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het proces-Dutroux' ('The Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial'), p. 132: "Cercle des Nations, headquarters of the salon-going extreme right... In the early 1970s, that Cercle organized activities in support of the Greek fascist colonels who got into power through a coup, which had been covered by NATO. For years, Justice had seen nothing or did not want to see anything which went on behind that respectable facade. Justice nevertheless knew that there was a criminal gang within Cercle des Nations which was active in haute finance, politics and the Brussels night life. Among the members: Roger Boas of the company ASCO, the jeans producer Pierre Salik, count Herve d'Ursel and his brother-in-law Benoit de Bonvoisin, count Richard van Wijck, count Giorgio Gherardi Dandolo, real estate promoter Ado Blaton, ex-minister Jacques Van Offelen, Fernand Ullens de Schooten, Freddy Liénard, investment advisor Léo Levy and of course the most important, minister of state Paul Vanden Boeynants."

[225] *) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. - 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 150: "The PIO was a by Vanden Boeynants in 1974 established military parallel intelligence service headed by major Jean-Marie Bougerol. This intimate of de Bonvoisin and Vanden Boeynants is an old member of the military intelligence service SDRA8 and has never tried to shove his extreme right sympathies under chairs or couches. By the way, it was thanks to the influence and support of de Bonvoisin that Bougerol had been placed at the helm of PIO."

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 89-93: "The Public Information Office was founded in 1974 by the Army command as a counterbalance to what they saw as subversive reporting about the Army. Management was taken care of by major Jean Bougerol, who had the unconditional support of lieutenant-general Roman [a close anti-communist counter-subversion associate of de Bonvoisin], chief of staff of the Army... During a visit of Vanden Boeynants to the PIO of Bougerol, Baron de Bonvoisin had been inconspicuously present... PIO worked closely together with the military intelligence service ADIV (SGR) and with the SDRA... SDRA also asked the soldiers of the PIO to brief them... PIO consisted of two branches: a civilian and a military one. The members of the military branch had to infiltrate in and use organizations that were favorable to the military, like the NEM-clubs, CEPIC, but also sinister templar orders as the Confrerie des Hospitaliers de Notre-Dame d'Aulne, the Ordre Souverain et militaire de Temple de Jerusalem and the Milice de Jesus-Christ. Of PIO-members it was expected that within these organizations they participated in votes to press through their point of view. In other cases workshops and lectures were held in front of extreme-right groups as the Front de la Jeunesse. Within the PIO framework Bougerol had built a parallel intelligence-action network for counter-information and intelligence research: the Miller group. Bougerol used the name Miller as his pseudonym in the paper La Derniere Heure. To clarify: Miller was Bougerol himself. The Miller group acted as real undercover teams... The magazine Knack openly asked itself for which reason major Bougerol of the PIO and and Andre Louis of the Vanden Boeynants administration had so much interest in all journalists who published about Asco, Eurosystem and Vanden Boeynants... Bougerol knew his way in the extreme-right milieu. He gave assignments to [Francis] Dossogne, the leader of Front de la Jeunesse [a private Nazi militia, funded by de Bonvoisin]..."

*) 2005, Daniele Ganser, 'Nato's Secret Armies', p. 125: "The stay-behind network which during the Cold War operated in Belgium, as the Senate investigation found, had two branches: SDRA8 and STC/Mob. SDRA8 was the military branch located within the military secret service, Service General du Renseignement (SGR), under the direction of the Defence Ministry. The branch SDRA8, also spelled SDRA VIII, stands for 'service de documentation, de renseignement et d'action VIII' (service for documentation, intelligence and action). The members of SDRA8 were military men, trained in combat and sabotage, parachute jumping and maritime operations. SDRA8, next to information gathering, was trained to organise evacuation routes if an occupation of Belgium should occur. If the entire territory were occupied, some SDRA8 agents had to accompany the Belgian government abroad and liaise with the secret agents who remained in Belgium to combat the enemy."

[226] *) October 14, 1997, regular session of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives: "... so, in 1977, Latinus was attracted as an intelligence agent by the PIO."
http://www.dekamer.be/FLWB/PDF/49/0573/49K0573008.pdf

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 93: "Besides that, Paul Latinus, the WNP leader, was a military lecturer of the PIO."

[227] *) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. - 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 113: "Latinus had become a member of the Front [de la Jeunesse] in 1978. He himself claimed to have infiltrated in the Front on orders of an American intelligence service... Latinus himself has always maintained that he was an agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the US military counterpart of the CIA."

*) October 14, 1997, regular session of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives: "Around 1981, Paul Latinus testified more than once that he worked for the American intelligence services. Also his assistant, Marcel Barbier, claimed to work for an international organization of which he never wanted to give the name... On top of that, Paul Latinus testified in 1983 that his organization, the WNP, to which Libert, Barbier and others belonged, worked for an unnamed allied power and countered the Soviet infiltration in Belgium (Le Soir, October 1983)."
http://www.dekamer.be/FLWB/PDF/49/0573/49K0573008.pdf

*) 2005, Daniele Ganser, 'Nato's Secret Armies', p. 145: "Paul Latinus was a high-ranking European right-wing terrorist. According to his own testimony he was, amongst other sources, paid by the military secret service of the Pentagon, the US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA). A former nuclear science technician and informer for the Belgian Surete Latinus had been recruited in 1967, aged 17, by the DIA. Later NATO trained him. Belgian journalist Haquin who had written a book on terrorist Latinus relates that 'during a juridical investigation in which he was involved, Latinus named this foreign organisation: It was the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), the military equivalent to the CIA.'"

[228] *) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. -- 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. -- 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 111: "Thanks to a number of forceful letters of recommendation by the then PSC-chairman Vanden Boeynants..., secretary of state Cecile Goor (PSC-CEPIC), vice-premier Jose Desmarets (PSC-CEPIC), Pierre Jonnart (chairman of the Brussels PSC and chairman of the national bureau of the CEPIC) and Jean Breydel (secretary-general of the CEPIC) Latinus in succession became RVA-public worker, vice-advisor at the BTK-service of the Ministry of Work and Employment and BTK-advisor at the political cabinet of secretary of state Cecile Goor."

[229] Ibid., p. 105, 113: "Within the WNP Marcel Barbier is considered the right hand of Latinus... It is clear, Latinus would build the WNP in top secret to an intelligence service. The info-section came under the authority of 'captain' Michel Libert, the security department was entrusted to 'captain' Barbier."

[230] *) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. - 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 112: "Until 1981 he [Jean-Francis Calmette] was a security agent at the security firm Wackenhut where he, amongst others, recruited Marcel Barbier and Eric Lammers."

*) September 1992, Spy Magazine: "In 1977, Wackenhut obtained special permission to operate in Belgium; according to Edward Herman and Gerry O'Sullivan's The Terrorism Industry, Wackenhut 'quickly got involved with right-wing terrorists who were themselves linked to state security agents.' Wackenhut's local director in Brussels, Jean-Francis Calmette, was a rightist who had hired and given combat instruction to members of Westland New Post, a Belgian fascist group. Wackenhut left Belgium in the early 1980s, following accusations that its guards were luring immigrant children into basements and beating them."

*) March 1, 1994, The Humanist, 'Inman's friends and other enemies. (the troubling history and media treatment of Bobby Ray Inman)': "During the heyday of Reagan's foreign policy, Inman served on the board of directors of the Wackenhut Corporation... Wackenhut employees seem to have a thing for indigenous paramilitaries. In the late 1970s, TWC sought and obtained special permission from the Belgian government to operate there. By 1982, however, the company had succeeded in hiring several neo-Nazi thugs from Belgium's notoriously violent and anti-Semitic Westland New Post. One such employee was Marcel Barbier, who Wackenhut assigned to guard a synagogue (!) on the Rue de la Regence in 1982. The synagogue mysteriously blew up on Barbier's watch. Ah, you may say, but Barbier was just a low-level employee. Unfortunately, TWC's local director for the city of Brussels turned out to be Jean-Francis Calmette, who both trained and armed members of the Westland New Post. Not surprisingly, some other like-minded TWC employees were caught luring immigrant children into basements and beating them (see Jan Capelle, "Westland New Post: Ombres et Lumieres," Article 31, Belgique, July 30, 1987). Wackenhut beat a hasty retreat out of Belgium shortly after these disclosures. "

[231] *) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. -- 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 144-150, 153: "In the first interview Lekeu told journalist Gilbert Dupont that in the late 1970s he had become a member of Group G, a Nazi-inspired parallel secret organization within the gendarmerie. Group G was directed from outside of the gendarmerie by Francis Dossogne and Paul Latinus, the leaders of Front de la Jeunesse. As has been sufficiently proven in the mean time, both the Front de la Jeunesse as well as Dossogne and Latinus at the time were on the pay-list of baron de Bonvoisin, in turn the political handyman of Paul Vanden Boeynants. Group G would have stood for 'Groupe d'Action Politique'. Other sources speak about 'Groupe de la Gendarmerie', after the sister organization of the Group G in the Army, the Group M (Groupe Militaire). Next to these there also existed cells at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) -- consisting of candidate gendarme officers who studied criminology at this university, , the Royal Military School, the Mobile Legion, the Special Intervention Squadron (Diana Group), in the narcotics section of the Brussels BOB and different other brigades of the gendarmerie. According to detectives who anno 1989 tried to get an idea of the extent of this extreme-right infiltration, at least sixty personnel from the gendarmerie would be involved. The organizational structure of Group G consisted of different cells who knew nothing about each others existence and inner workings. It is also admitted then that the infiltration might well have been a lot more extensive than the estimated sixty personnel."

DISCREET MASTER: We have seen that according to the EARLY GRAND RITE, and its curious impertinence or folly of a Grade entitled ARCHITECT, the heart of the Master-Builder was deposited in an urn, and that Candidates for advancement were required -- as a test of integrity -- to "partake of the heart," in the form of a Masonic substitute. It is unconvincing as a test of integrity and, so far as I am aware, is the only instance -- through all the misguided Rites -- of cannibalism moralised and raised into the life of symbolism. It is not, however, the only Grade which is concerned with the heart of the Master and its deposition in a Golden Urn. The RITE OF MEMPHIS has a much more dignified and indeed elaborate Ceremony under the name of DISCREET MASTER, being No. 4 in its system. It takes place in the Holy of Holies -- as if the Temple were already finished -- the Chief Officers being Solomon and the King of Tyre. The Candidate has been pledged, restored to light and his attention directed to a "resplendent luminary," which shines before him in the East. It signifies the Holy Shekinah, but in the muddled attributions of the Grade it represents also the All-Seeing Eye and the Omnipresence of Jehovah. The pageant is at a pause when a Battery occurs without, and it is announced that "the heart of our lamented Grand Master is deposited in the Golden Urn." A procession is immediately formed and the honour of conveying the sacred ashes is conferred upon the Candidate. They pass outside the Chapter -- as if this were the Sanctum Sanctorum -- and return bearing the trophy, which is celebrated as the Heart of Truth, amidst song, prayer and oration. The Urn is crowned in fine with laurel and with olive-branch, invoking peace and glory on the Master-Builder. A moralisation upon these emblems follows, the laurel alluding to the victory which must be gained over lower passions and the olive-branch to the bond of union which should join the Brethren together. The Candidate is then raised to the rank of a Levite and placed among the faithful guardians of the Holy of Holies, as one of the seven "who have been elected to supply the place of our Grand Master." In fine he is appointed "one of the Conductors of the work which is to be raised to Divinity." He becomes in this manner a Discreet Master, because the Jewel of the Grade is a key, described as "a symbol of fidelity and discretion." It does not appear to open anything, and the Ceremony is not less wanting in real emblematic purpose than its correspondence in the EARLY GRAND RITE.

Points of Symbolism. -- As in all the High Grade Order so in the RITE OF MEMPHIS, the Craft Degrees are presupposed and occupy the first three numbers, but they do not appear to have been worked: their possession was the title of admission. It comes about in this manner, that the DISCREET MASTER, while ranking as fourth is really the first, so far as activity is concerned. The Historical Discourse of the Grade deals therefore with the general claims of the Rite, and these have been noticed sufficiently in another section. A few outstanding points may be collected under the following heads: (1) The Shekinah -- represented by a Delta -- is said to signify visible glory, and is a symbol of the Divine Presence. (2) In the RITE OF MEMPHIS it is regarded as an emblem of "the cultivated mind which disperses ignorance." (3) The Delta is encompassed by a serpent, having its tail in its mouth and thus forming a circle, held to represent "the immensity of the power of God," which has neither beginning nor end. (4) A star of five points is placed within the Delta. (5) Within this pentagram is the letter G, interpreted as Glory, Grandeur and Gomel -- Glory in allusion to God; Grandeur by reference to man, since it is possible for him to attain perfection; Gomel, a Hebrew word "which signifies thanks to God for His supreme power." (6) Gomel was the first word spoken by Adam "on discovering the adorable Eve." (7) The name of the Sanctum Sanctorum is Dabri in Hebrew, because God "delivered His oracles" therein: the significance of the word is speech.

-- The Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis and Misraim, Extracts from "A New Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry," by Arthur Edward Waite


"Martial Lekeu claimed to have been recruited by Didier Mievis, a BOB officer who worked at the Central Bureau for Intelligence and was described by Lekeu as the recruiting officer of the Front at the gendarmerie. Lekeu also regularly took part in informal gatherings at the Brussels 'Hotel de la Pompe' with commandant Francois [invited by the US Army's CID in 1969; educated by the DEA; received by President Nixon; secretary of the International Drug Enforcement Association; founded the gendarmerie's National Bureau for Drugs (NBD) in the 1972-1975 period with Paul "VdB" Vanden Boeynants and CIA support, and became the NBD's initial head; always present at the border when a new large shipment of marijuana and cocaine of VdB's company was smuggled into Belgium; leading member of the subversive and fascist Group G, together with DEA agent Frank Eaton; provided the CIA chief in Belgium with intelligence about leftists and other dissident groups; accused in 1990 by prostitute Maud Sarr of involvement in orgies with minors, together with Paul Vanden Boeynants and Jean Depretre (both accused by other sources as well); one of his successors at the NBD, general Beaurir was also accused of pedophilia and was also part of the CEPIC circle] of the NBD and Frank Eaton (his friend, pilot and DEA agent Jean-Francois Buslik, was tied with his friend Madani Bouhouche to a number of assassinations) of the DEA..."

"According to Lekeu, the Group G and Group M were working on a coup since 1975. This coup had to be the brought about through a whole series of terrorist actions and would hand the power to the Centre Politique des Independants et Cadres Chretiens, the CEPIC, the in 1981 dissolved extreme-right wing of the French-language christian-democratic party PSC. In that period, Paul Vanden Boeynants was defense secretary and chairman of the CEPIC. Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin, aka the Black Baron, in that period was another member of the board of directors and the national treasurer of the CEPIC. Since the newspaper De Morgen published on May 19, 1981 the contents of a confidential nota of State Security, we know that the Front de la Jeunesse and Nouvel Europe Magazine in those years were financed by the CEPIC and de Bonvoisin."

"Lekeu did make other revelations as well: so the never solved theft of the fifteen Heckler und Koch machine guns in the night of December 31, 1981 from the Group Diana barracks would have been the work of Group G [tightly linked to Madani Bouhouche, so very much possible]... Also the failed assassinations on colonel Vernaillen and adjutant Goffinon should be written on the account of Group G, according to Lekeu. Lekeu stated he got out when the organization began to organize the terrorist attacks of the Gang [of Nijvel]. On April 1, 1984, he left the gendarmerie and on August 20 of that same year he fled to the United States, together with his family. Lekeu claimed his and his family's lives were in danger after he had informed the BOB in Waver about what he knew about a number of gendarme officers involved in the Gang of Nijvel. Shortly before having relocated to Florida, he would have received death threats. In these telephone calls threats were also made against his wife and five children, according to Lekeu. Additionally, the person who called him up turned out to be very well informed about the daily activities and movements of the family members..."

"Although the testimonies of Martial Lekeu possibly should be taken with a pinch of salt, there indeed exists a confidential note, dated March 18, 1985 (plus at least two updated versions from August and December 1985), filed by BOB officer Gerard Bihay of the Info-section of the Wavers gendarmerie, in which the existence of Group G is confirmed. Besides the signature of Bihay, this document also carries the signatures of captain Stockman, adjutant Guy Dussart and sergeant Frans Balfroid. The summary of no less than 39 pages, created for examining magistrate Schlicker, mentions in connection to this the names... Madani Bouhouche and Martial Lekeu. Furthermore the report Bihay contains an very cryptic sentence of which nobody can deny the importance: 'It seems that a number of (criminal) facts in Walloon-Brabant are directly linked to certain financial and political interests...' In the meantime, further investigations into the activities of Group G have shown that in the late 1970s and early 1980s a number of extreme-right gendarme officers participated as instructors in the training camps of Front de la Jeunesse in the neighborhood of La Roche [Calmette of Wackenhut and Bouhouche, for instance]..."

"The Delta-team, under the leadership of substitute [magistrate] Willy Acke and examining magistrate Freddy Troch, in the meantime, has found out that the Neo-Nazi Group G really did exist. In the first half of 1989, the team succeeded in locating and questioning about a dozen former members of Group G. From what they found it turns out that the revelations of Lekeu contain a considerable amount of truth, even though the ex-companions of Lekeu for obvious reasons tried to minimalize their role in Group G. "

*) Additional information on the Group G and related investigations of Bihay, Stockman, Dussart and Balfroid: 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. -- 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. -- 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 169-170: "Moreover, the existence of plans for a coup was also confirmed by adjutant-chief Dussart of the Wavers BOB. On November 29, 1989, Dussart testified in a closed session of the parliamentary investigating committee that he, in December 1985 and March 1986 had been informed by two members of high nobility -- both also members of Opus Dei -- about a conspiracy in which at least nine members of that organization plus a number of officers and generals of the army and gendarmerie were involved... So would several gatherings of the conspirators have taken place in Castle Dongelberg, property of Opus Dei... Also Verdun bumped into Opus Dei during his investigation of the Gang [of Nijvel], and he also collided with the general staff and ultimately left the gendarmerie, harassed into submission."

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 109-110, 112-113: "On April 25 and 28, 1997, the members of the mixed Delta-cell of examining magistrate Troch, consisting of gendarme officers and members of the judicial police, had testified extensively in front of the Gang Commission. Gendarme officers Sack and Collewaert and GPP officer Van Rie of the Brussels police went in detail about their conflicts with the group Reyniers-Marnette-Zimmer of the Brussels judicial police: 'Another case we would like the to take a look at is a peculiar one. It pertains to the case which was referred to by examining magistrate Bulthe as the trio Reyniers-Marnette-Zimmer [coincidentally, all three have been directly or closely indirectly linked to child abuse]. Every time we came into contact with these people there almost occurred an incident. We concluded that Reyniers had information about the possible involvement of Papadopoulos and Philippe De Staercke in the facts in Wilsere in March 1985; about the post office robbery in Verviers with an Uzi, which had been stolen in Wilsele, and about the robberies in Overijse and Aalst of the Gang of Nijvel. That information hasn't reached us... About the involvement of the extreme-right in the gendarmerie -- and more exactly within the Group G -- we did extensive investigations. We conducted a search at just about every gendarme officer who had been involved in that. Those individuals were also thoroughly questioned. At the moment we took on a GPP'er [judicial police officer], an ex-gendarme officer and a friend of Lekeu [Bernard Devillet], as a possible suspect in Group G, there came a pretty strong reaction from the judicial police in Brussels. At that moment there came an interference in our investigation.' [Troch confirmed the interference with support of Dejemeppe]..."

"On October 11, 1986, based on testimonies of Mievis, member of the Group G where Mievis himself was the contact of Front de la Jeunesse leader Francis Dossogne, Delta-member Collewaert filed an official report. Mievis was present at an extreme-right training camp and testified that at that camp he had noticed two members of the judicial police. One of them was [Yves] Zimmer... [Mievis:] 'There were about twenty participants. The daily activities consisted of paramilitary exercises. In the morning there was a salute to the flag, which bore a Celtic white cross... They themselves told me they were with the GPP, and Dossogne told me this when they arrived. I think Dossogne thereafter told them I was a soldier... One of them introduced himself as Zimmer.'"

[232] Published on May 19, 1981 in De Morgen. Also published in the 1981 book 'Extreem-rechts en de staat' ('Extreme-right and the state') of Walter De Bock, Jan Cappelle, Serge Dumont, Anne Maesschalk, Franz Legros and Michel Graindorge. Also published in 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. -- 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 180-181.

[233] October 14, 1997, regular session of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives.
http://www.dekamer.be/FLWB/PDF/49/0573/49K0573008.pdf

[234] 2005, Daniele Ganser, 'Nato's Secret Armies', p. 144.

[235] This mix of Martial Lekeu's statements come from two sources:
*) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. - 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 145-146.

*) 2005, Daniele Ganser, 'Nato's Secret Armies', p. 144.

[236] This is widely acknowledged. Go to the 'alleged assassinations' appendix for some details.

[237] More details can be found in 'the accused' appendix.

[238] 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 84-85: "The 'pink ballets' affair covers many dossiers. The Pinon case is the most well-known, but only consists of lies, half truths and well known names from other real dossiers. In reality this was an insignificant divorce dossier that was used by the extreme-right as blackmail dossier against the political institutions... Benoit de Bonvoisin walked with his blackmail dossier the Tour of Belgium to complicate and contaminate the important judicial investigations. Albert Raes, the head of State Security, was linked to the Pinon Dossier. This was mixed in with a number of prominent names from the Fortunato Israel dossiers, so that those in the know understood that the authors of the Pinon dossier knew about the situations of the late 1970s. What could produce some additional pressure on the blackmail kettle, because this raised the suspicion by those in the know that de Bonvoisin kept the dossier as a joker behind his hand. The Nivelles prosecutor Depretre, who hid the Pinon dossier in his suitcase, at the time was not the designated abuse substitute of the Eurosystem-Montaricourt-Fortunato dossiers by coincidence. De Bonvoisin's primary reason was to settle the score with State Security... The only really interesting dossier is that of Montaricourt and Fortunato Israel and leading to Eurosystem Hospitalier." Report of the Gang Commission, report, p. 31: "Furthermore, it has been the case that prosecutor Depretre at the very least provoked an exaggerated interest in the Pinon case by handling this dossier in a mysterious way and keeping it in a locked vault on his desk."

[239] Not an unreasonable conclusion when Latinus "infiltrated" the Front on behalf of the DIA a year after he had been recruited by PIO. Like Bougerol, Latinus' career was supported by the CEPIC leadership. As for Francis Dossogne: 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 93: "Bougerol knew his way in the extreme-right milieu. He gave assignments to Dossogne, the leader of Front de la Jeunesse..." In this case there's also a lot of supporting evidence.

[240] 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 94-95: "After the official dissolvent of the PIO in 1978 the ties to extreme-right groups as the Front de la Jeunesse only became stronger... In the mid 1980s [actually, in the early 1980s] the private firm EIM (European Institute of Management) began to operate as the follow-up of the PIO. Gendarme captain Schot, coordinator of the Gang cell, remembered how the military security service SGR had supplied him with information about PIO and EIM. The right-hand of Bougerol, his PIO secretary Marie Therese Legon, moved from her job at the PIO to EIM. In March 1980, she was secretary-general and in June 1981 security advisor of EIM. Without any problems this firm EIM and Marie Therese Legon had gotten a security clearance of the industrial security section of the SGR. On August 7, 1981, a new chairman came in at EIM: the former Belgian US-ambassador Douglas MacArthur II, also a manager at group BBL [Banque Bruxelles Lambert; source: appendix to the Belgian State magazine, trade partnerships 1981, October 28, 1981, no. 1926-27]. On March 30, 1981, antiterrorism, amongst other things, was added to her trade activities next to private security and security advise. Through their good contacts EIM was able to obtain several important security contracts providing security for diplomatic conferences at the Egmont palace and Hertoginnedal. EIM also maintained contact with the US embassy in Brussels, with the purpose to acquire important security contracts for American weapon depots in Belgium."

[241] Biography of Douglas MacArthur II, complied from the Who's Who, old newspaper archives and the internet:

Born in 1909; Episcopalian; nephew of the famous general; member Yale Wolf's head society; ambassador to Paris 1938-1940; ambassador to the Fascist Vichy government 1940-1942; held in Nazi internment for 16 months after Petain broke off relations with the US in 1942; member General Eisenhower's SHAEF staff in 1944; ambassador to Italy 1944-1948; became chief of the State Department's Division of European Affairs in 1949; political advisor to SHAPE headquarters in France 1951-1952; counselor US Department State in Washington 1953-1957; member CFR from the 1950s to the late 1980s; ambassador to Japan in Tokyo 1957-1961; ambassador to Brussels 1961-1965; assistant secretary of state and head of the State Department's Bureau of Congressional Relations 1965-1967; ambassador to Austria 1967-1969; ambassador to Iran during the Shah's reign 1969-1972 (retired after evading a kidnapping attempt); independent international affairs consultant in Washington 1972-1997; director Banque Bruxelles Lambert (only source: 1998, Stef Janssens,'The names from the cover up', p. 95): "; since 1981, chair of the European Institute of Management (EIM), a privatized fascist army intelligence group which tried to undermine the Belgian democratic process and appears to have been at the center of a child abuse, torture and murder ring; member of the editorial advisory board of The Washington Times since Sun Myung Moon founded it in 1982; chaired Moon's World Media Conference in Tokyo in the mid-1980s; openly supported the Women's Federation for World Peace when Moon founded it in 1987; founding chair of Sun Myung Moon-funded Panda Motor Corp in China since 1988, a company that went bankrupt within a few years (October 16, 1989, Daily Herald, 'Moon-backed Panda car drives into skepticism of auto industry'); his uncle Douglas MacArthur saved Moon during the invasion of Korea; big supporter of the UN's Temple of Understanding; died in 1997.

[242] 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 95: "Barbier, by the way, got a job as security guard with EIM without any trouble."

[243] Ibid.: "A good acquaintance of Bougerol, gendarme colonel Mayerus, became administrative-director of EIM the same day of the change in the company's statutes in 1981..."

[244] *) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. -- 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 112: "This ban did not prevent Calmette, at the initiative of colonel Mayerus, to become involved from 1974 on in the physical training of the first draft of gendarme officers of the Diana Group. His [Calmette's] political contacts with Madani Bouhouche, Robert Beijer and Christian Amory also stem from this period."

[245] 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 95-96: "From a testimony of a retired gendarme colonel it further turns out.... that Mayerus would have referred a person to WNP leader Latinus for carrying out security projects."

[246] Ibid., p. 96: "After his retirement Mayerus would often stop by the offices of the Brussels BOB. When the gendarmerie found out that Mayerus worked for EIM and that this firm had close ties with American officials, he was formally denied access to the BOB offices. According to BOB officers Ruth and Lachlan there was a strong suspicion that Mayerus came to get BOB information to use it for EIM purposes. There also circulated rumors at the gendarmerie that after Mayerus had joined EIM, he had also brought in Bougerol."

[247] Described in detail in the 1990 book 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. - 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'). Some more details can be found in 'the accused' appendix.

[248] 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 19-20: "On March 28, 1979, the Brussels substitute [magistrate] Depretre demanded that the famous dossier [Israel-Montaricourt] and the search warrant were transferred to him... The case ceased being worked on from that moment. The Fortunato Israel was also annulled by Depretre, who later in front of the Gang Commission was unable to remember anything of his peculiar role in the dossiers Montaricourt, Fortunato Israel and Eurosystem... By the way, for his role in the in these dossiers Depretre was criticized by the Gang Commission [p. 31]: 'It was Mr. Depretre who, as first substitute, dismissed the dossier Fortunato Israel. The commission judges that the dossiers in question did not receive a normal treatment. It does not agree with the position of the then first substitute Depretre that the non-prosecution of Fortunato Israel in these circumstances was a responsible decision.'" Also see note 238.
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[249] PV 118.379, December 12, 1996, 'Interview with X2; Brabant Walloon': "Depretre sent love letters to X2. He would give these letters to Castiaux [X2's pimp]."

PV 118.380, December 12, 1996, 'Interview with X2; Oliver Castiaux': "PR [prosecutor] Depretre was in love with X2."

[250] October 14, 1997, regular session of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives: "The latter [Maud Sarr] testified that there existed video recordings [of pedophilia during orgies], which were in the possession of the lawyer Guy Francois. [Congressman/senator Hugo] Coveliers stated: "This claim has never been investigated." In an interview with VTM Maud Sarr gave the names of Paul Vanden Boeynants and attorney-general Jaspar [prosecuted the CCC bombers].... According to Gijsels, the names of prosecutor of the king Jean Depretre and gendarme commandant Léon François were also mentioned."
http://www.dekamer.be/FLWB/PDF/49/0573/49K0573008.pdf

[251] *) October 10, 2001, Solidair magazine, 'Een complot van de Amerikaanse en Belgische regering en extreem-rechts' ('A conspiracy of the American and Belgian government and the extreme-right') (interview with sociologist, researcher and author Ludo De Witte): "We know that since the summer of 1960 both the Americans as the Belgians set several assassination plans against Lumumba... And just recently the Belgian officer Paul Heureux confirmed that an assassination had been set up by journalist Jo Gerard, the well known supporter of King Leopold III and employee of Paul Vanden Boeynants. This assassination plot was also organized under the supervision of colonel Marliere in consultation with his superiors.

[Question of Solidaire:] "Before the investigating committee the Belgian officer Paul Heureux has stated that the extreme-right journalist Jo Gerard provided him with a machine gun and two million Belgian franks with the assignment to give this to the assassin who had to kill Lumumba. Who is that Jo Gerard?"

"During WWII Gerard was active in the anti-communist resistance. After the war he soon became an anti-communist propagandist and supporter of a strong regime around king Leopold. He also was one of the driving forces behind the neo-fascist journal Europe Magazine that wrote about the Congoleze in the most racist of terms. I remember a front page of Europe Magazine of July 1960 with the heading: "Congo handed over to the beasts". That is the style of Jo Gerard. In those years Gerard also played an important role in the political march of Paul Vanden Boeynants and with the build up of the right-wing of the PSC [CEPIC]."

The book of Ludo de Witte became responsible for a congressional investigation.
http://www.solidaire.org/international/ ... l?section=
A2AAABBR&object_id=6420

*) January 18, 2001, Belgian Senate, Parliamentary proceedings, 'In memory of Mr. Paul Vanden Boeynants, minister of state': "In 1949 he [Paul Vanden Boeynants] founded together with Jo Gerard a committee for the revival of the PSC."
http://www.senate.be/www/?MIval=/Regist ... LL=H&PUID=
33575862&TID=33610124&POS=1&LANG=nl

[252] *) 1990, Hugo Gijssels, 'De Bende & Co.', p. 174: "Paul Vankerkhoven, renowned member of the Ordre du Rouvre, establishes in 1969 the 'Ligue Internationale de la Liberté (LIL), the Belgian branch of the 'World Anti-Communist League' (WACL). That same year he establishes in Brussels the select but controversial Cercle des Nations... possibly more important is his membership in the notorious extreme-right 'Centre Européen de Documentation et Information' (CEDI) of which Vankerkhoven is secretary-general. CEDI was established in 1949 and is headed by Otto von Habsburg, who is chairman for life."

*) 1997, Robert Hutchinson, 'Their Kingdom Come', p. 153: "In 1949, the year after the Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia, he [Alfredo Sanchez Bella] co-founded with Archduke Otto von Habsburg the European Centre of Documentation and Information (CEDI), whose objective was to construct around the Spanish Borbóns a federation of European states united in Christianity and anti-Communism. This sounded very much like a modern resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire over which Charles V had reigned."

[253] 1990, Hugo Gijssels, 'De Bende & Co.', p. 117, 179, 182, 204: "Bernard Mercier fits perfectly in their company. This CEPIC director moves in international extremist water and frequents in Brussels a number of members of foreign intelligence agencies. After the death of the Spanish dictator Franco he traveled with major Bougerol and Angele Verdin to Spain... On that occasion Mercier is dressed in a black shirt and he gets the Spanish Medal 'for proven services' pinned on. Mercier is also cited as one of the top players of WNP... In the rue du Mont Blanc the WNP had been given access to a flat by CEPIC director Bernard Mercier... [Mercier] himself was one of the heads of the WNP, in which he had the title of... 'inspector-general'... In the 1960s and 1970s, Aginter Press [Portuguese CIA-controlled stay-behind] stood in contact with Belgian organizations as Jeune Europe, Nouvelle Europe Magazine and WACL via two Belgian contacts, Jean Thiriart and Francis Dessart. It is also certain that Thiriart and Dessart worked together with Emile Lecerf, Bernard Mercier, Jacques Jonet and Paul Vankerkhoven."

[254] Excerpts of the document can be found on p. 205 of the 1990 book 'De Bende & Co.'and on p. 118 of Daniele Ganser's book 'Nato's Secret Armies'.

[255] 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. -0 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 175: "In late 1975, the baron [de Bonvoisin] organizes, together with Emile Lecerf, Francis Dossogne Albert Lambert, a meeting of the European right in his family castle in Maizeret. On the list of the invited are the heads of the Italian MSI and Ordine Nuovo, the French Parti des Forces Nouvelles, the British National Front and the Spanish Fuerza Nueva. On the agenda are the expansion of 'Eurodroite' [the European right] and the countering of communist subversion."

[256] *) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-Dossiers', p. 525: "The next in line [for the smearing of De Baets] is called Andre Moyen. He lives, just as de Bonvoisin, in Ardenne. The elderly Moyen once was, briefly, a famous Belgian because of his statements about the so-called stay-behind network Gladio... For years Moyen has earned a living as a security consultant and often works for his good friend Benoit de Bonvoisin."

More information on the smearing of De Baets and team in 'the accused' and 'the investigators' appendixes.

*) 2005, Daniele Ganser, 'Nato's Secret Armies', p. 106-107: "Andre Moyen, a 76-years-old retired agent who from 1938 to 1952 had been a member of the Belgian military secret service SDRA, alleged that the Segundo Bis secret service of the Army had always been 'well up to date on Gladio'. French researcher Faligot supported this claim and highlighted that the Spanish secret army in the 1950s had been run by the Dutch Consul Herman Laatsman, 'closely linked, as well as his wife, to Andre Moyen'... Andre Moyen was interviewed by journalists of the Belgian Communist newspaper Drapeau Rouge. As the Cold War had ended, Moyen confirmed to his former adversaries that during his active years he had been intimately involved with operation Gladio and secret operations against the Communist parties in numerous countries... French Interior Minister Jules Moch linked Moyen to the Director of the SDECE, Henri Ribiers. Most sensitively Moyen according to his own testimony in the 1950s in the same context also met with high-ranking military officers in neutral Switzerland."

[257] http://www.baronbenoitdebonvoisin.com/A ... enoit.html

[258] 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 20-21: "For example [those who made use of the Fortunato Israel prostitution ring], there were Samir Traboulsi from Paris and Akran Ojieh from the widespread firm Technique d'Avant Garde (TAG) with offices in Geneva. Traboulsi and Ojieh were employees of arms trafficker and multi-billionaire Adnan Khashoggi... That same Khashoggi had a luxurious office in the Terkamerbos in Brussels for his firm Triad and maintained good contacts with then minister of defense and former prime minister Paul Vanden Boeynants. When in September/October 1979 the Knack series about the Tuna circle and Eurosystems was published, Khashoggi just in time warned Vanden Boeynants for a number of tough questions [that would be asked]."

[259] More information in PEHI's article on Le Cercle.

[260] See note 224.

[261] *) December 4, 1996, De Groene Amsterdammer (opinion-based weekly magazine since 1877): "And indeed, many with the conspiracy involved politicians and high officials turn out to have been members of Opus Dei: minister of defense Paul Vanden Boeynants; baron de Bonvoisin..; and also the stiff gendarme general Beaurir." Many others undoubtedly also are, but membership is seldom specified.

*) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. -- 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. - 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 169-170: "Moreover, the existence of plans for a coup was also confirmed by adjutant-chief Dussart of the Wavers BOB. On November 29, 1989, Dussart testified in a closed session of the parliamentary investigating committee that he, in December 1985 and March 1986 had been informed by two members of high nobility -both also members of Opus Dei- about a conspiracy in which at least nine members of that organization plus a number of officers and generals of the army and gendarmerie were involved.... So would several gatherings of the conspirators have taken place in Castle Dongelberg, property of Opus Dei... Also Verdun bumped into Opus Dei during his investigation of the Gang [of Nijvel], and he also collided with the general staff and ultimately left the gendarmerie, harassed into submission."

*) September 8, 2004, Knack magazine, 'Alleen tegen de schurkenstaat' ('Everything against the criminal state'): "... Cepic, which maintained close ties with Opus Dei."

*) January 16, 1997, BOB note 466, 'interview with Jacques Thoma': "He is very afraid. He was a treasurer of the youth section of the PSC. He often met with Michel Dewolf - Philippe Sala and Jean-Paul Dumont. They tried to direct Thoma toward Opus Dei what they considered Nec Plus Ultra [Latin for "nothing further beyond"]. Under the pretext of initiation tests for Opus Dei he was brought to a Black Mass with sexual acts."

*) Jonet and his wife are leading managers of the Order of Malta in Belgium. See note 170 in PEHI's article on Le Cercle for details.

[262] More information in PEHI's article on Le Cercle.

[263] 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. -- 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 169: "So would several gatherings of the conspirators have taken place in Castle Dongelberg, property of Opus Dei."

[264] December 12, 1996, PV 118.380, 'Interview with X2; Oliver Castiaux': "In 1987: diner with X2, Castiaux, Bayens and de la Chevelarie (two judges). Bayens tells that during a meal of Opus Dei at Castle Dongelberg the children gave blow jobs to the guests from under the table."

[265] PV 150.674, March 10, 1997, 'Interview with [Nathalie] Waeterschoot; Places and facts':

"Chateau Dongelberg
Late 1980s-early 1990s
Property of Opus Dei"

[266] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-Dossiers', p. 327: "... during an interview in Juli X1 tells how respectable members of the Opus Dei were among her most sadistic customers..."

[267] X1 was presented with 40 photographs, some showing real suspects, others from unrelated dossiers (267).

[268] *) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-Dossiers', p. 260-261.

*) PV 116.251, November 30, 1996, '9th interview with X1':
"She recognizes eight persons on the presented 40 photos:
HUBEAUX Michel (19/04/39) ancien Gendarme
DENONCIN Jean (24/04/36) gendarme pensionné
BOUHOUCHE Madani (14/06/52) ancien gendarme
AMORY Christian (08/03/52) ancien gendarme
CABY François (30/05/76)
MAYERUS René (21/07/22-16/02/85) ancien colonel Gd
KRASNIGI Shpetim (18/09/76)
LHOST Gérard (27/01/40) ex Colonel Gd"

[269] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-Dossiers', p. 262.

[270] PV 150.889, March 24, 1997, 'Translation of a March 18, 1997 fax from X1; factory; Clo': "Sometimes one awaked her in the night to bring her to the factory [ASCO abuse and snuff factory]. Awakened by Tony, the driver of VDB [i.e., Henri Bil], guard dog [not literally], the cameraman, her mother... [at the ASCO torture factory] Dumont liked to hit [children] with a belt or a whip, and urinate on the children. Present [at ASCO]: Nihoul, Dumont, Chris, Vander Elst, Bonvoisin, Martin, Martens, Wathelet, VDB, guard..."

[271] *) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-Dossiers', p. 165-166, 259-260: "The intention was that she [X1] would show them the way to 'the factory', where she already had spoken about in a previous interview. At the time, she talked about a secret studio where snuff movies were recorded. On the E40 Brussels-Luik she had pointed to exit Sterrebeek. From there she made the inspectors drive until a crossing. 'Go left here', she said. A few miles down the road she made the car stop. That's it, 'the factory'. De Pauw looked and saw a large board with a name on it [ASCO]. It was the company of a business friend [Roger Boas] of a politician pointed out by X1 [Paul Vanden Boeynants]... 'It has changed', she noted [accurately, just as the description she gave earlier]... [p. 165-166:] The movies were recorded in a studio, located at an industry park at the outskirts of Brussels, close to the exit of a highway. She [X1] can give a pretty good description of the building, and when it is identified a month later it also turns out to be accurate: a glass gateway, lots of aluminum, red bricks, square building, an aerial photo in the entry hall, a waiting room with four dark brown couches and a large white astray on a salon table. She describes the murder on a baby, about which Tony V. later insinuated that it might have been her own child..."

*) When reading the text on pages 165-166 there might be some doubt if this refers to the ASCO factory. Therefore the last sentence has been included, which can be compared to the PV below. X1 claimed to have given birth to four children while in the network, who all died. Only Cheyenne, her first child, died in a factory in the outskirts of Brussels. Also, in the PV described on pages 165-166, X1 clearly identified Madani Bouhouche, who she tied to the abuse at ASCO, and between the two PVs described above is almost exactly one month.

PV 119.244, December 27, 1996, 'Translation of a fax of X1': "List of the children that she [X1] saw being killed: Cheyenne (02/79) killed when 2 years at ASCO."

[272] PV 150.889, March 24, 1997, 'Translation of a March 18, 1997 fax from X1; factory; Clo': "Roger and the guests signed some papers. ndlr: Roger could be Boas, the boss of ASCO, since he signs the contracts with the invited."

[273] 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. -- 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 96, 98: "When questioned about this by Goffinon, Christian Amory relates a story in which only Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson are still missing. The tunnel was part of a plan of Bouhouche who in 1979, when he still worked at the Brussels BOB with Bob Beyer and Christian Amory, began to gather a number of men around him to blackmail warehouses on a large scale. Tchang Wei Ling was also part of this group... The question how and why the name Juan Mendez appears in this fantastic scenario keeps intriguing the detectives. The same goes for the testimony of a reliable witness who states that he saw Mendez, Bouhouche and assistant prison director Jean Bultot together in 1985, dining in the Spanish restaurant 'Villa Rosa' in the Brussels Hoogstraat."

[274] *) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. - 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 98, 153-155: "On top of that, the detectives dug up a large amount of explosives in the backyard of Mendez. Confronted with the testimonies of Amory, Bouhouche admits that he set up such an organization, that the group had political motives and that it had been structured in a military way... It is a fact that Bouhouche explained to the detectives that he had been given the assignment to recruit Mendez from the WNP leadership and that the role of Mendez in the 'brewery affair' was part of an admission test the FN-engineer had to pass... Shortly before his death Mendez had told family members that 'one' had offered him membership in a clandestine organization which at that point was working on the political categorizing of opponents and this with an eye towards a coup... Bouhouche was a member of the WNP [others doubt that and just consider him a close associate] and his main contact was Michel Libert, the right hand of Paul Latinus... It all seems a little bit too much for one man. A number of detectives therefore assume that Bouhouche was only a small part within the clandestine organization Mendez spoke about, a Belgian version of the P2. An interesting coincidence: Robert Beijer stated in an interview with the RTBF that Bouhouche had proposed to him to become a member of a clandestine organization. Beijer said he had declined this offer, that he doesn't know the name of the organization and that he knows nothing about its purposes."

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 142: "According to Beyer, Bouhouche held an important position within the organization. But according to Amory, there were three levels: those who give the assignments, the middlemen and the executors. Bouhouche himself, according to Amory, as someone on the level of a middleman was primarily involved in logistical support. Bouhouche himself testified that this was not a very important function. He recruited the members and collected intelligence. In one of the reports Bouhouche claimed to have been responsible for the recruiting of Mendez."

[275] *) 2004, Herwig Lerouge, 'Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het proces-Dutroux' ('The Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial'), p. 78: "So Nihoul knew Pepe [Derycke] well. He once even went with him to Hoei to look at a castle that was for sale there."

*) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. -- 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. - 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 80: "The duo [Bouhouche and Bultot] experienced wild nights which not seldom took place in the 'Jonathan', a night club in the Maurice Wilmottestraat 10 in Sint-Gillis [Brussels]. Owner of the Jonathan was Pierre-Paul 'Pe-Pe' de Rycke, member of Forces Nouvelles and an intimate of Bultot and Francis Dossogne. The night club more or less acted as the headquarters of the Forces, which on special occasions delivered men for security. According to the report, the 'hostesses' of the Jonathan were forced to prostitute themselves. The ladies who were not enthusiastic enough could count on a serious fine. 'Special evenings' were also regularly organized. One of the successes was 'Rock 'n Roll dans la confiture'. The clients and hostesses strolled around almost naked in red berry jam. The whole feast was extensively filmed and photographed. A number of these pictures appeared in the porn magazine Paris-Las Vegas. This sex magazine was published by Charles Dortant, an intimate friend of Leon Degrelle [a fascist who once inspired Vanden Boeynants] with good connections at the extreme-right SAC and OAS. Other purposes of the videos and pictures of the Jonathan were used for blackmail against a number of customers. In his report inspector Dorao wrote: 'De Rycke profited from these feasts to make sleazy pictures, which he later used for blackmail. De Rycke used his hostesses to liquor up customers so they would not protest against the taking of pictures..' Extreme-right militants, soldiers and police officers regularly came to the Jonathan with weapons... Other regular visitors included Jean-Francis Calmette, Lucien Ott... Juan Mendez... Robert Darville."

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 114-115: "In October 1983, members of the GPP-Liege made a confidential report about the Jonathan club, in which sex parties... were organized and caught on camera. A witness related that this club was frequented by the members of the Front de la Jeunesses, among them Dossogne, the ex-assistant prison director Jean Bultot and well known Brussels gangsters. Also Lekeu and arms trafficker Darville of the Haemers gang came here, just as Fredo Godfroid (Brussels police), the local Sint-Gillis police and Van Esbroeck of the De Staerke gang. The boss of the Jonathan was Pierre-Paul [Pepe] De Rycke, member of the extreme-right Parti des Forces Nouvelles (set up by Emile Lecerf and de Bonvoisin). On February 24, 1992, De Rycke supplied the membership list of his club to the Gang cell Jumet of Charleroi. [Gendarme colonel] Sack revealed to the Gang Commission: 'Frans Reyniers [police commissioner and close associate of Georges Marnette] was regularly seen in the Jonathan. This club was managed by Pierre-Paul De Rycke, a very good friend of Bultot. Francis Dossogne once arranged the security of this club, after there had been some threats.'... According to the organigramme of the Delta-group of Dendermonde,... Bouhouche... came in the Jonathan."

[276] *) 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 173: "With the institution concerned here is meant the Mirano and the members of the gangster milieu who regularly came over the floor here next to Nihoul: Bouhouche, Beyer, Bultot and Achiel/Patrick Haemers."

*) February 19, 1998, De Morgen, 'Commissie brengt Nihoul in verband met fuivende en snuivende jetset' ('Commission links Nihoul to partying and snorting jetset'): "Shortly before he was murdered FN-engineer Juan Mendez fingered the Mirano as the key to solving the attacks of the Gang of Nijvel. In her report the commission remains on the surface however. 'Mr. Nihoul often came there too'..."

[277] *) 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 171-174: "In the 1980s, Dancing Mirano, together with the Circus and the Parc Savoy, was one of the private clubs of the Cercle des Nations, the milieu of the CEPIC nobility and the right side of the PRL. Against many of its members lawsuits were filed. Here we find, amongst others, arms dealer Boas of Asco, Benoit de Bonvoisin, the real estate brokers Blaton and Charly De Pauw, ex-prime minister Vanden Boeynants... Philippe Cryns could also be found in the VDB-circle... According to the Dutroux Report, the Dancing Le Mirano was part of the social network of Nihoul. Back then, the notorious sex-cocaine feast were organized in this milieu by the pedophile Philippe Cryns and by Alexis Alewaeters, who in 1985 was a servant at Cadreco, the law firm of Nihoul-Bouty. But on April 14, 1985 things got out of hand when a young nobleman died from an overdose, which was followed by a lawsuit... [Dutroux Report quoted:] 'The crimes which are described in this dossier are two-fold. In the first place there are the facts pertaining to drugs (trade and possession) which occurred between 1983 and mid 1985. A verdict has been reached about these facts. Additionally, there are the sex-related facts for which no prosecution was warranted. Amongst others, these have to do with:

- Pictures of adolescents which were taken by surprise when the youngsters were showering in a gym. Ph. C. [Philippe Cryns] admits having taken these pictures.

- Testimonies pertaining to the organizing of sex parties, possibly with minors, by the director of modeling agency. From a reading of the dossier it turns out that the in here reported facts were hardly checked out during the investigation, even though there were more than enough reasons for this. During a hearing the commission learned that... a witness testified that Mr. Ph. C. was described as a drug addict and a pimp of children... Among the customers of the relevant institution, there was, next to members of the gangster milieu, Michel Nihoul. With the institution concerned here is meant the Mirano and the members of the gangster milieu who regularly came over the floor here next to Nihoul: Bouhouche, Beyer, Bultot and Achiel/Patrick Haemers.'...

The sex-related facts of Philippe Cryns were far less interesting to chairwoman De Gryse. During the court proceedings she confirmed that she hadn't looked at the pictures of the dossier, because 'everyone assured me that nothing was on there that would shock even a capuchin'... Cryns was labeled an organizer of these super-expensive sex-cocaine parties with a separate attraction of minors. From the court proceedings it turned out that Cryns picked up boys for this at the notorious Fontainasplein. Substitute Talon of the District Attorney's office testified that Cryns had given testimonies that at the cocaine parties children were used as a special attraction."

*) The 1999 book 'The X-Dossiers' contains similar information on the Mirano-Cryns affair. It supplements it with 1997 testimonies of "X-witness" VM1; p. 336: "'For four years, until he was thirteen, the majority of VM1's weekends consisted of sexual abuse', says [gendarme officer Marc] Toussaint. 'He witnessed murders on children, saw how newly-initiated but unwilling guests ended up dead in strange traffic accidents. He later ended up in a children's home in Brasschaat, and there also he was picked up by a juvenile judge'... VM1 also tells in detail about his years in the Mirano: 'I had to pick up children and get them drunk or give them drugs, then take 'em to the private area [of the Mirano], where they were abused.'"

[278] *) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. -- 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. - 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 91-92: "It's not surprising then that Bouhouche, when he is arrested in late January 1986, calls in the help of Jean-Paul Dumont, lawyer of the Front de la Jeunesse, personal counselor to Paul latinus and eminent member of the CEPIC."

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up'), p. 145, 177: "The Dutroux Report regularly points to certain lawyers who arranged all kinds of business for Nihoul... With these the CEPIC lawyers Jean-Paul Dumont and Philippe Deleuze are meant. Dumont was a close friend of Roger Boas... Dumont had a certain type of customers: Dossogne, Latinus, Bouhouche, labour broker Bongiorno, also Reyniers and still others... [Eric] Lammers [yet another fascist militant] had managed to slip up during the hearing to his lawyer Jean Paul Dumont in the presence of the victim's lawyer. He had recreated the sound the victim made while his throat was being slit. The court ordered the jury not to take this into consideration, as this fell under the confidentiality between client and lawyer. That's how Lammers still got acquitted... At the process in 1986 dealing with cocaine parties at the Mirano, Alewaeters was represented by the lawyers Deleuze and [Didier] De Quevy, who worked together with Dumont. According to the Dutroux Report, it appears to have been Jean-Paul Dumont who maintained contact with Cryns... Nihoul and Deleuze were both involved in a scam around an underaged kid, of which lawyer Deleuze had been given custody."

*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-Dossiers', p. 25-26: "As a promising new lawyer Dumont later defended the members of this terrorist group, of which a number would be convicted for having set fire at the leftist weekly magazine Pour in 1981. These became the first names in a client register that, retroactively seen, safely could be used as a search engine for twenty years of organized crime in Belgium. Alleged members of the Gang of Nijvel (Adriano Vittorio), ex-gendarme officer Madani Bouhouche, Eric Lammers (of the neo-nazi Westland New Post), members of the gang surrounding Patrick Haemers (Axel Zeyen), Michel Nihoul, the Brussels judicial police commissioner Frans Reyniers, labour broker godfather Carmelo Bongiorno... At the end of the 1980s, Dumont becomes the informal head of a small group of lawyers which for years manifests itself around the same clients and dossiers. For example around the in numerous affairs entangled baron de Bonvoisin. During these times, Dumont shares his office with lawyer Didier De Quevy, the lawyer of Marc Dutroux in 1989. He subsequently works close with Martial Lancaster, the in the mean time low profile Philippe Deleuze, a close friend of Michel Nihoul, and Julien Pierre, the present lawyer of Dutroux... It's not a secret that commissioner Georges Marnette and lawyer Jean-Paul Dumont are close friends."

[279] *) PV 118.379, December 12, 1996, 'Interview with X2 - Brabant-Wallon': "X2 regularly went to the Dolo where she met Bouhouche... At the Dolo Bill [sic] spoke with Bouhouche... X2 also met the wife of Bouhouche in the Hilton at the time of a meeting between [Jean] Gol, Philippe Moureaux, Wilfried Martens, VDB, Willy de Clerck, Jean-Michel Nihoul, Delvoye and Karel."

*) PV 118.382, December 13, 1996, 'Interview with X2; Jean-Paul Dumont': "X2 saw Dumont having sex with children in Eindhoven [where certain parties were organized in a castle]... The same [Dumont's abusive friends] also frequented the Dolo. Bouhouche sat at their table."

[280] March 6, 2003, De Standaard (prominent Belgian newspaper), 'Baron de Bonvoisin again to court': "Yesterday, the Black Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin, with three of his companions, has been referred to the Brussels penal judge in the affair of forged KGB documents. Together with de Bonvoisin, his brother Pierre, Eric Van de Weghe and Christian Amory have to stand trial."
http://www.standaard.be/Artikel/Detail. ... 032003_035.

[281] Lhost's history is largely described in the 1998 book 'Het gevaar Demol' ('The danger of Demol'). This is a book that overlaps with 'De Bende & Co.' and 'De namen uit de doofpot', which also deal with the subversive extreme-right in Belgium. A translation of the Lhost part can be found on the following website:
http://www.sdnl.nl/fraude.htm (not my translation):

"# During the weekend of 2-3 January 1982, heavy, specialized and secret anti terrorism material was stolen from the heavily guarded Gendarmerie Headquarters in Brussels. The robbers were well up to date with the patrol schemes and the whereabouts of the secret weaponry. On 12-01-1982 Major Demessemakers, independent from the involved Mobile Legion unit, was charged with the investigation. On 18-02-82, he is being replaced by Lieutenant-Colonel Gérard Lhost who is from the Mobile Legion and Head of the Dyane Special Intervention Forces. From then on, the Gendarmerie systematically neglected any possibility to investigate towards extreme right wing connections or towards the possibility of inside co-operation with the robbers. The Gendarmerie decided who could be questioned.

# Lhost was questioned by the Parliamentary committee-II on banditry. His declarations are very doubtful and full of contradictory statements. Lhost claims (under oath) to have examined the extreme right wing connections thoroughly, but appears to have done nothing in this area. A so-called search warrant from Lhost to conduct a search of the premises at "Forces Nouvelles", shortly after the robbery, does not appear to exist. Two closely involved investigators deny the existence of such an order.

# Investigators, when being questioned by the Belgian parliamentary committee, explained that they were struck by the flagrant negligence of Lhost towards the traces of extreme right. Lhost appears to have had close contacts with "Forces nouvelles" during his service as Gendarmerie district commander in Liège.

# End 1985, Lhost suddenly left the Gendarmerie. He went to the internal security service of the EU institutions in Brussels, which happens to be a meeting point of Belgians who belonged to the Gendarmerie or other police forces. Half a dozen of them are known for their extreme right sympathies. Lhost, who is still a Commission official, found as colleagues ex-policeman Pierre Eveillard (ex-cabinet Vanden Boeynants), Robert Thomas (a specialist in political violence, who gave training to extreme right wing organizations like Front de la Jeunesse and Westland New Post) and also, the in the mean time deceased, Roland Maffioli (ex-member of the political section of the Brussels BOB, who helped infiltrating neo-nazi Paul Latinus into the State Security Service)."

[282] October 30, 1987, San Francisco Chronicle, 'New Twist In Presidio Molestings': "A reserve U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who serves as president and "high priest" in a Satanic church is under investigation for the molestation of a child who attended a Presidio day-care center, police said yesterday... in August, the report says, the girl and her father were shopping in the Presidio PX and the girl suddenly became afraid. "The victim ran to (her father) and in a frightened way clutched his leg. (The father) looked up and saw (a man) whom he knew to be Michael Aquino," the report says. When she was asked whether she knew Aquino, "she said `yes, that's Mikey.' "... Investigators took her to Leavenworth Street, where the girl pointed out Aquino's home as one she had visited, police said."

[283] November 8, 1987, San Jose Mercury News, 'Satanist accused of molesting girl; Soldier calls probe a witch hunt: "The records also say the child accurately described some features of Aquino's home, including walls painted black, and was able to take investigators to the home after being driven to the street where Aquino lived."

[284] October 30, 1987, San Francisco Chronicle, 'New Twist In Presidio Molestings': "The allegations are the most bizarre to date from the 11-month investigation into child molestation at the Army's Child Development Center on the Presidio. Thus far, investigators have checked about 100 young children for physical and psychological signs of sexual abuse, and have concluded that at least 58 had been molested at some point. A half-dozen or more have tested positive for chlamydia, a relatively common, curable venereal disease usually transmitted by sexual contact."

[285] October 31, 1987, San Francisco Chronicle, 'Child Molesting 'Rituals' Reported in Presidio Case': "One Presidio mother close to the probe into widespread molestation at a base day-care center said that young children have reported molestations in bizarre settings that suggest ritual sexual abuse. "From what I have heard, there is a fair number of children who describe being abused in a place other than the child-care center," said the mother, who asked to remain anonymous. "There have been children stuck with needles in various parts of their bodies, and they have reported people in costumes and robes. It all sounds very ritualized." Her descriptions of the incidents were confirmed by other parents."

[286] August 2, 1988, San Jose Mercury News, 'D.A. won't charge officer in day care case; not enough evidence of Presidio sex abuse, he says': "Several of the children said they were ritually abused in ceremonies where they were forced to drink urine and eat feces."

[287] January 6, 1990, San Francisco Chronicle, 'Presidio Molestation Suspect Dies of AIDS' [not Aquino]: "Parents of children who were the alleged victims of molestation filed claims for more than $60 million in damages against the Army. Many of the claims are still pending."

[288] August 2, 1988, San Jose Mercury News, 'D.A. won't charge officer in day care case; not enough evidence of Presidio sex abuse, he says': "Several parents have accused the Army of attempting to cover up abuse problems at its day care centers."

[289] January 6, 1990, San Francisco Chronicle, 'Presidio Molestation Suspect Dies of AIDS' [not Aquino]: "Although Hambright was the only person criminally charged in the case, police and FBI agents also investigated allegations that Lieutenant Colonel Michael Aquino, a self-described satanist who once was stationed at the Presidio, had been involved in molesting some of the children. Eventually that investigation, too, was abandoned."

[290] November 8, 1987, San Jose Mercury News, 'Satanist accused of molesting girl; Soldier calls probe a witch hunt: "In a telephone interview from St. Louis, where he is stationed, Aquino said he came to Satanism by accident. He said he had just finished his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara when he happened to attend the premiere of "Rosemary's Baby" in 1968 and became intrigued by the entourage of Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan and an adviser on the film... He became a high priest."

[291] Ibid.: "Aquino left for Vietnam a few months later, serving as a psychological warfare expert and there joined the Church of Satan."

[292] October 31, 1987, San Francisco Chronicle, 'Child Molesting 'Rituals' Reported in Presidio Case': "He is qualified for airborne duty and has served with the Green Berets."

[293] Ibid.: "Aquino has also served as a liaison officer in NATO countries, and has been a consulting faculty member at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the resume states."

[294] November 8, 1987, San Jose Mercury News, 'Satanist accused of molesting girl; Soldier calls probe a witch hunt: "In 1982, Aquino performed a satanic ritual in the Westphalian castle used as an occult sanctuary by Heinrich Himmler's S.S. Elite in Nazi Germany. Aquino, in a Temple of Set newsletter, told of performing the ritual in the castle's Hall of the Dead while on a tour of NATO military installations in Europe."

[295] Ibid.: "In 1981 he was a reserve attache to the Defense Intelligence Agency, and a year later he was a student at the Foreign Service Institute, sponsored by the Department of State."

[296] Ibid.: "''Lt. Col. Aquino makes no bones about the fact that he is a priest of his church," said Maj. Greg Rixon, an Army spokesman at the Pentagon. "He makes no bones about the fact that he is a Satanist, so no pressure could be placed on him by someone trying to leverage his behavior." Rixon would not comment on the extent of Aquino's access to top-security information, though Aquino said, "This last year, while I was at the National Defense University, I was holding a top-secret compartmentalized security clearance, which is just about as high as you can get.""

[297] Ibid.: "Aquino now works as a program analyst at the Army Reserve Personnel Center in St. Louis, handling all personnel matters for the reserve there."

[298] October 31, 1987, San Francisco Chronicle, 'Child Molesting 'Rituals' Reported in Presidio Case': "Aquino's civilian career has also been varied. According to the resume, he is a licensed securities dealer registered with the New York Stock Exchange and a former employee of Merrill Lynch."

[299] Sen. John DeCamp, 'The Franklin Cover-Up,' second edition, p. 327-330 (Feb. 2006 edition)

[300] *) First of all, "Dr. Green" was later "identified" as Dr. Josef Mengele by Fritz Springmeier. Unfortunately, Springmeier doesn't give a source of this apparent assumption. David Icke, who copied a lot of information from Springmeier, has also begun to claim that Dr. Green was Josef Mengele. February 2007, Graham Kibble-White interview with David Icke for www.offthetelly.co.uk (Icke:): "Josef Mengele was actually one of the key architects of that [early mind control research]. I've talked to loads of people in America who were victims of that who met Mengele. He was known as Dr Green." Arizona Wilder, the alleged "Queen Mother" interviewed by David Icke, was his apparent source for that (at about 43 minutes of his video interview, including the intro, Wilders, who really tries to come across as a victim, makes this statement). The problem here is that without sources both Springmeier and Wilder have zero credibility. On top of that, the short biography of Dr. Green provided by DeCamp (and Dr. D. Corydon Hammond) does not match the one of Mengele. Although notorious for his experiments, Mengele was not a teenage concentration camp inmate and he never moved to the United States.

*) Can't tell if DeCamp had other sources for the Greenbaum theory, but its source appears to have been the quite distinguished Dr. D. Corydon Hammond, Ph.D. On Thursday June 25, 1992, Dr. Hammond gave a speech at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia, which was sponsored by the Center for Abuse Recovery & Empowerment, The Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C. This speech has been labeled 'the Greenbaum speech'. An excerpt: "Here's where it appears to have come from. At the end of World War II, before it even ended, Allen Dulles and people from our Intelligence Community were already in Switzerland making contact to get out Nazi scientists. As World War II ends, they not only get out rocket scientists, but they also get out some Nazi doctors who have been doing mind-control research in the camps. They brought them to the United States. Along with them was a young boy, a teenager, [named Greenbaum] who had been raised in a Hasidic Jewish tradition and a background of Cabalistic mysticism that probably appealed to people in the Cult because at least by the turn of the century Aleister Crowley had been introducing Cabalism into Satanic stuff, if not earlier. I suspect it may have formed some bond between them. But he saved his skin by collaborating and being an assistant to them in the death-camp experiments. They brought him with them. They started doing mind-control research for Military Intelligence in military hospitals in the United States. The people that came, the Nazi doctors, were Satanists. Subsequently, the boy changed his name, Americanized it some, obtained an M.D. degree, became a physician and continued this work that appears to be at the center of Cult Programming today. His name [Greenbaum, quite possibly a pseudonym and reference to the Cabalist tree] is known to patients throughout the country... The way you create Manchurian Candidates is you divide the mind. It's part of what the Intelligence Community wanted to look at. If you're going to get an assassin, you're going to get somebody to go do something, you divide the mind... It appears that below this we've got some other layers. One is called "Green Programming" it appears. Isn't it interesting that the doctor's name is Dr. Green?... I remember one woman couldn't come up with anything. No alter would speak up with anything. I said, "Okay," and we went on to some other material. About two minutes later she said, "Green. Do you mean Dr. Green?" We found this all over. There appears to be some Green Programming below that and I suspect that you get down to fewer and more central programs the deeper you go. Well, all Green Programming is Ultra-Green and the Green Tree. Cabalistic mysticism is mixed all into this. If you're going to work with this you need to pick up a couple of books on the Cabala... I knew nothing about the Cabala. It was interesting. A patient had sat in my waiting area, got there considerably early and drew a detailed multicolored Cabalistic Tree over two years ago. It took me two months to figure out what it was. Finally, showing it to somebody else who said, "You know? That looks an awful lot like the Cabala Tree" and that rang a bell with some esoteric in an old book and I dug it out. That was the background of Dr. Green... Now the interesting thing about the Green Tree is his original name was Greenbaum. What does "greenbaum" mean in German? Green Tree, Ultra-Tree and the Green Tree. I've also had patients who didn't appear to know that his original name was Greenbaum, volunteered that there were parts inside named Mr. Greenbaum... The interesting thing is how many people have described the same scenario and how many people that we have worked with who have had relatives in NASA, in the CIA and in the Military, including very high-ups in the Military... I have seen this in people up into their forties including people whose parents were very, very high in the CIA, other sorts of things like that. I've had some that were originally part of the Monarch Project which is the name of the government Intelligence project."
http://www.mindcontrolforums.com/greenbaum.htm

Hammond's talk about a Satanic Illuminati is something which worries me a bit, although possibly somewhat understandable as this speech was given back in the early 1990s. There was only a fraction of the information available that there is today. Additionally, it would also be nice to know a lot more about the techniques used by Dr. Hammond and how many other psychiatrists found evidence of this "Dr. Greenbaum"?
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[301] Sen. John DeCamp, 'The Franklin Cover-Up,' second edition, p. 331 (Feb. 2006 edition). At least a part of this information might have come from Lyndon Larouche's EIR, who supported DeCamp in his Franklin case exposure. DeCamp later included a chapter in his book 'The Franklin Cover-Up' in which he showed how the authorities had manipulated evidence to the extreme to get Lyndon Larouche in jail.

[302] Affidavit of Colonel Edward Cutolo, signed March 11, 1980: "17. Mr. Edwin Wilson explained that it was considered that Operation Watch Tower might be compromised and become known if politicians, judicial figures, police and religious entities were approached or received word that U.S. Troops had aided in delivering narcotics from Columbia into Panama. Based on that possibility, intense surveillance was undertaken by my office to ensure if Watch Tower became known of, the U.S. government and the Army would have advance warning and could prepare a defense... 19. The surveillance was unofficially dubbed Operation George Orwell. 20. I instituted surveillance against Ted Kennedy, John Kerry... Surveillance at my orders was instituted at the Governors' residences of Massachusetts, Maine, New York, and New Hampshire. The Catholic cathedrals of New York and Boston were placed under electronic surveillance also. In the area of Ft. Devens, all local police and politicians were under some sort of surveillance at various times... 74. I was notified by Edwin Wilson that the information forwarded to Wash. D.C., was disseminated to private corporations who were developing weapons for the Dept. of Defense. Those private corporations were encouraged to use the sensitive information gathered from surveillance on U.S. Senators and Representatives as leverage to manipulate those Congressmen into approving whatever costs the weapons systems incurred... 77. As of the date of this affidavit, 8,400 police departments, 1,370 churches, and approx. 17,900 citizens have been monitored under Operation Orwell. The major churches targeted have been Catholic and Latter Day Saints. I have stored certain information gathered by Operation Orwell on Ft. Devens, and pursuant to instructions from Edwin Wilson have forwarded additional information gathered to Wash. D.C. 78.... Certain information was collected on suspected members of the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg group. Among those that information was collected on were Gerald Ford and President Jimmy Carter. Edwin Wilson indicated that additional surveillance was implemented against former CIA director George Bush, who Wilson named as a member of the Trilateral Commission."

Cutolo was among a small group of special forces officers that questioned the legality of CIA-sanctioned drug trafficking operations from Colombia to Noriega's Panama, from where they were shipped to the US mafia. Cutolo and several of his Delta Force associates were arranging the navigation and security of these operations, overseen by Ed Wilson (probably as part of Task Force 157), his superior Thomas Clines, and Mossad agents David Kimche and Micha Hariri. Clines, in turn, was a deputy to Ted Shackley, head of the Secret Team and a highest level player in the CIA drug trade. Cutolo died in a car crash in England in May 1980. Col. Robert Bayard had been killed in Georgia in 1977 and Cutolo claimed he had been assassinated by the Israelis. Col. A.J. Bo Baker (the best friend of Col. Bo Gritz in Delta Force) died in Germany on March 24, 1980, just after allegedly having received the original copy of Cutolo's affidavit. Col. Nick Rowe was killed in the Philippines in April 1989, just after having planned to go public with the affidavit in the aftermath of Iran Contra. Hugh Pearce, who received a copy of Cutolo's affidavit and was planning to go public, died in a helicopter crash in June 1989. Congressman Larkin Smith, who received a copy of Cutolo's affidavit and had been planning to meet Rowe and Pearce, died in a plane crash in August 1989. Paul Neri, who also had a copy of the affidavit, was killed in April 1990. After Neri's death, one of his anonymous friends send Cutolo's affidavit to persons who made it more widely known. Bo Gritz also exposed the story of these men in his 1991 book 'Called to Serve'. Senior Mossad officers David Kimche and Micha Hariri are blamed for the assassinations. They were deeply involved in the South American drug trade and gave technology to certain dictators the US didn't want to deal with directly. Among them was Noriega who received top secret NSA listening equipment.

[303] 1984, Jim Hougan, 'Secret Agenda', p. 120

Information in this book also discussed in DeCamp's book.

[304] It has been reported on several instances that Moon and Park worked with the KCIA, but their connections to Western intelligence are pretty much never discussed in mainstream publications. Moon's long time heavy funding of the WACL and his friendship with many rabidly anti-communist crusaders is a pretty obvious giveaway that he has been working with US intelligence. Park's connection with Western intelligence appears to have been discussed even less, but the following report should leave little doubt:

January 17, 1988, Newsday (Melville, NY), 'Ex-Bush Aide Met With Noriega Sources: Visit Gave Him 'Mixed Signals'':" -- A former chief of staff to Vice President George Bush met with Panamanian strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega last fall to discuss investments in Panama by undisclosed sources, at a time when the U.S. government was stepping up pressure on the general to step down. The meeting with Noriega, confirmed by the former Bush aide, Daniel Murphy, took place just before a Senate staff delegation traveled to Panama City on a fact-finding mission. The Senate panel ultimately recommended in December that the United States cut off all support for Noriega. Murphy, who also was a deputy director of the CIA under Bush when he headed the agency, was accompanied to Panama by Korean influence-peddler Tong Sun Park, according to Panamanian opposition sources and a U.S. congressional source. Park was the subject of a congressional inquiry in the 1970s into alleged payoffs to members of Congress. Murphy refused to confirm or deny whether he had traveled with Park but said that Park had not set up the session with the general..."

For a long time, Noriega was a highly important middleman between the CIA and South-American drug cartels.

[305] Winter 2002–2003, 21st Century Science & Technology Magazine (EIR publication), p. 6–29: "The sex is a specialty of Moon's own Gnostic "family" cult. Remember the Congressional Madam scandals of the 1970s, featuring Tong Sun Park and Suzy Park Thomson? That was just the tip of the iceberg of "The Reverend" Moon's sexual-favors operation. Military intelligence officers who investigated Unification Church operations in Washington in the 1970s and '80s, report that the recruitment device used on ranking, conservative political and military officials was to hold weekly orgies, arranged by Col. Bo Hi Pak, the Unification Church official who was a top officer of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA). The special treat at these affairs were the "Little Angels"—Korean schoolgirls brought over by Moon as a singing group. The photo files from these sessions are reported to be a powerful influence in certain circles to this very day."

[306] Far more background information in PEHI's article on Le Cercle.

[307] Sen. John DeCamp, 'The Franklin Cover-Up,' second edition, p. 178-179 (Feb. 2006 edition)

[308] March 31, 1954, The Chronicle Telegram, Ohio: "Naumann used a Dusseldorf export-import firm, the H. S. Luch Company, as a front for a world wide political network which kept in touch with Nazi exiles in Spain and Argentina, as well as pro Nazis in other countries. For example, Col. Otto Skorzeny, the rescuer of Mussolini, and Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, Hitler's former financial wizard, are connected with the company in Spain [where Skorzeny ran an underground mercenary group called Paladin, in Madrid]... Two members of the Nazi-Communist underground in Spain also took in Senator McCarthy's two junior G-men. Roy Cohn and David Schine, during their comic-opera, spy-hunting junket throughout Europe last year."

[309] Sen. John DeCamp, 'The Franklin Cover-Up,' second edition, p. 169, 330 (Feb. 2006 edition): "[referring to Bonacci:] Travel to Hawaii, New York, Washington (in connection with Craig Spence) to compromise public figures by performing homosexual pedophile sex with them... King acquired contacts in Washington's homosexual prostitution scene, one of whom was the late Craig Spence. A lobbyist and political operative, Spence maintained a call boy ring that catered to the political elite and, unlike most D.C. call boy rings, offered children to its clients. Spence's activities made banner headlines in the Washington Times on June 29, 1989: 'Homosexual prostitution inquiry ensnares VIP's with Reagan, Bush.' Spence's access was so good, that he could arrange nighttime tours of the White House for his clients. The Times added on August 9, 1989, that Spence 'hinted the tours were arranged by 'top level' persons, including Donald Gregg, national security advisor to Vice President Bush..." Spence, according to friends, was also carrying out homosexual blackmail operations for the CIA. According to a Washington, D.C. investigative journalist who researched the Spence ring, 'The way we discovered Larry King and this Nebraska-based call boy ring, was by looking through the credit card chits of Spence's ring, where we found King's name.' Another investigator, with personal knowledge of the call-boy rings operating in Washington, put it this way: 'Larry King and Craig Spence were business partners. Look at two companies, 'Dream Boys' and 'Man to Man', both of which operated under another service, 'Bodies by God.'"

[310] June 30, 1989, Washington Times, 'Power brokers served drugs, sex at parties for blackmail'

[311] *) June 30, 1989, The Washington Times, 'Power broker served drugs, sex at parties bugged for blackmail'

*) November 13, 1989, Washington Times, 'In death, Spence stayed true to form'
More extensive quotes can be found in the column on the left.

[312] Youtube film linked at http://www.franklincase.org under the heading 'Mainstream News Coverage of the 89' Washington D.C. Call Boy Scandal involving Paul Bonacci (03 January 2007)'. Watched it somewhere in February or March 2007, but when I needed to go over it again in late June to be included in this article the film was not available anymore [update, it recently became available again]. What I remember is that in the last part of the video DeCamp was talking to one of the original investigators of the Craig Spence case. In this segment is was mentioned that the documents pertaining to the Spence case were sealed by court order until, I believe, somewhere in the 2060s or 2070s. Then one of the original investigators related to DeCamp that he had been informed the records would only be unsealed when there's "a cold day in hell".

[313] 1998, Regina Louf, 'Zwijgen is voor daders - De getuigenis van X1' ('Silence is for perpetrators - The testimony of X1'), p. 99-103

[314] July 29, 1991, Time Magazine, 'The Dirtiest Bank of All': "B.C.C.I. is more than just a criminal bank. From interviews with sources close to B.C.C.I., TIME has pieced together a portrait of a clandestine division of the bank called the "black network," which functions as a global intelligence operation and a Mafia-like enforcement squad. Operating primarily out of the bank's offices in Karachi, Pakistan, the 1,500-employee black network has used sophisticated spy equipment and techniques, along with bribery, extortion, kidnapping and even, by some accounts, murder. The black network -- so named by its own members -- stops at almost nothing to further the bank's aims the world over."

"The more conventional departments of B.C.C.I. handled such services as laundering money for the drug trade and helping dictators loot their national treasuries. The black network, which is still functioning, operates a lucrative arms-trade business and transports drugs and gold. According to investigators and participants in those operations, it often works with Western and Middle Eastern intelligence agencies. The strange and still murky ties between B.C.C.I. and the intelligence agencies of several countries are so pervasive that even the White House has become entangled. As TIME reported earlier this month, the National Security Council used B.C.C.I. to funnel money for the Iran-contra deals, and the CIA maintained accounts in B.C.C.I. for covert operations. Moreover, investigators have told TIME that the Defense Intelligence Agency has maintained a slush-fund account with B.C.C.I., apparently to pay for clandestine activities..."

"U.S. agents collaborated with the black network in several operations, according to a B.C.C.I. black-network "officer" who is now a secret U.S. government witness. Sources have told investigators that B.C.C.I. worked closely with Israel's spy agencies and other Western intelligence groups as well, especially in arms deals. The bank also maintained cozy relationships with international terrorists, say investigators who discovered suspected terrorist accounts for Libya, Syria and the Palestine Liberation Organization in B.C.C.I.'s London offices..."

"The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and the resulting strategic importance of neighboring Pakistan accelerated the growth of B.C.C.I.'s geopolitical power and its unbridled use of the black network..."

"The bank was in a unique position to operate an intelligence-gathering unit because it dealt with such figures as Noriega, Saddam, Marcos, Peruvian President Alan Garcia, Daniel Ortega, contra leader Adolfo Calero and arms dealers like Adnan Khashoggi. Its original purpose was to pay bribes, intimidate authorities and quash investigations. But according to a former operative, sometime in the early 1980s the black network began running its own drugs, weapons and currency deals."

"I was recruited by the black network in the early 1980s," says an Arab-born employee who has ties to a ruling family in the Middle East and has told U.S. authorities of his role in running one of the black units. "They came to me while I was in school in the U.S.; they spoke my language, knew all of my friends and gave me money. They told me they wanted me to join the organization, and described its wealth and political power, but at first they never said exactly what the organization did..."

"The black network was the bank's deepest secret, but rumors of its activities filtered through the bank's managerial level with chilling effectiveness. Senior bankers voice fears that they will be financially ruined or physically maimed -- even killed -- if they are found talking about B.C.C.I.'s activities... Businessmen who pursued shady deals with B.C.C.I. are just as frightened. 'Look,' says an arms dealer, 'these people work hand in hand with the drug cartels; they can have anybody killed.'... Currently the black units have focused their scrutiny and intimidation on investigators. 'Our own people have been staked out or followed, and we suspect tapped telephones,' says a New York law-enforcement officer."

[315] Journalist and investigative author Alex Constantine wrote extensively about the connections between satanic ritual abuse and US intelligence research into mind control. He's not the only one though.

[316] 1995, Alex Constantine, 'Psychic dictatorship in the USA', p. 56: "Testimony before the 1977 Church Committee's probe of the CIA hinted that, as of 1963, the scientific squalor of the CIA's mind control regimen, code-named MKULTRA, had abandoned military and academic laboratories, fearing exposure, and mushroomed in cities across the country. Confirmation arrived in 1980 when Joseph Holsinger, an aide to late Congressman Leo Ryan (who was murdered by a death squad at Jonestown) exposed the formation of eccentric religious cults by the CIA. Holsinger made the allegation at a colloquium of psychologists in San Francisco on "Psychosocial Implications of the Jonestown Phenomenon." Holsinger maintained that a CIA rear-support base had been in collusion with Jones to perform medical and mind control experiments at People's Temple. The former Congressional aide cited an essay he'd received in the mail, "The Penal Colony," written by a Berkeley psychologist. The author had emphasized: Rather than terminating MKULTRA, THE CIA SHIFTED ITS PROGRAMS FROM PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS TO PRIVATE CULT GROUPS, including the People's Temple... The press was blind to obvious CIA connections, but survivors of the carnage in Guyana followed the leads and maintained that Jim Jones was "an employee, servant, agent or operative of the Central Intelligence Agency" from 1963 -- the year the Agency turned to cult cut-outs to conceal MKULTRA mind control activities -- until 1978."

The story of Holsinger accusing the CIA has been documented in a few 1980s newspaper reports. Haven't seen a copy of 'The Penal Colony'. Hopefully it will be uploaded to the net some day.

*) November 20, 1978, Washington Post, 'Survivors of Guyana Ambush Are Rescued': "One account from the Guyana retreat, known as Jonestown, came from former Temple aide Deborah Layton Blakely last summer. In an affidavit she gave the San Francisco Chronicle after fleeing the mission, she described public beatings ordered by Jones and a squad of 50 armed guards who watched over the camp at all times. Blakely and at least one other church member also described ritualistic mass suicide plans that could be put into effect should the mission or Jones be threatened. Blakely and at least one other church member also described ritualistic mass suicide plans that could be put into effect should the mission or Jones be threatened. Blakely claimed Jones had "a tyrannical hold over the lives of Temple members," who had helped him amass more than $5 million in donations. Black members of the church were told that if they did not follow him to Guyana, they would be put in concentration camps and killed, Blakely said. "White members were instilled with the belief that their names appeared on a secret list of enemies of the state that was kept by the CIA and they would be tracked down, tortured, imprisoned, and subsequently killed if they did not flee to Guyana." Many former members have said they were required to confess, in writing, to crimes they had not committed -- including adultery and molesting their children. These written confessions, the former members say, were then held by the church in case these people turned against Jones... Hundreds of threats were made against reporters and publications that carried reports of church actions. Still, they continued in San Francisco area newspapers... In response to a request from [Senator Leo] Ryan to check into alleged atrocities at Jonestown the State Department had "looked into" the Guyana mission recently, but reported back that it looked fine. It was after that report that Ryan, according to his administrative assistant, Joe Holsinger, decided "to go down and look for himself."... Leo J. Ryan (D-Calif.), who was killed in Guyana on Saturday, [was there] to interest the national press in the story..."

*) September 27, 1981, The Washington Post, 'Mistrial Declared in Case of Former Peoples Temple Aide': "The CIA connection still draws great interest from many participants in the Jonestown cases, including Layton attorney Tamburello. "We got some information from the CIA and everything was blacked out but the page numbers," he said. Former Ryan aide Joe Holsinger and Peoples Temple defector Jim Cobb have suggested that Jonestown was in part a CIA behavior modification experiment and a device by which the agency manipulated the Guyanan administration of Prime Minister Forbes Burnham."

*) November 15, 1988, The Record, 'Jonestown massacre: More questions than answers -- A look bank, 10 years later': "More than 900 people died of cyanide poisoning or gunshots at the Jonestown compound. Jones died of a gunshot wound, and it has never been resolved whether he killed himself or was murdered. A few hours earlier, a hit squad [of Jonestown members who were also to commit suicide] had traveled to the Port Kaituma airstrip where Ryan's entourage was preparing to board a small airplane with 14 Temple defectors. The gunmen killed Ryan and four others, three journalists and a Temple defector... Theorists have suggested that Jones was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency, which was supposedly monitoring his mind-control experiments. "There has never been a formal investigation, and every effort to investigate has been thwarted," Holsinger said."

*) November 18, 1988, The Orange County Register, 'A powerful aura of mystery still enshrouds Jonestown': "Joe Holsinger, the former chief of staff for California Rep. Leo Ryan, who was murdered as he was preparing to leave Guyana with about a dozen defectors from Jonestown, doggedly has insisted that a "disinformation" campaign was launched by the US government to conceal the truth about Jonestown. "In my view," said Holsinger, who now serves as a deputy superintendent for California schools, "it's been a pretty elaborate cover-up." He has theorized that CIA operatives working at the US Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, might have been using Jones and his community in a "wildcat behavior-modification experiment." Holsinger also disputes the official explanation that virtually all of the 913 Temple members who died at Jonestown voluntarily drank a cyanide-laced beverage. That version also was called into question by the chief medical examiner in Guyana at the time, Dr. C. Leslie Mootoo, who estimated that more than 700 of the victims were injected with the poison forcibly."

[317] February 26, 1991, Rocky Mountain News, 'Seminar discusses cult abuse; many young victims repress memories': "Therapists estimate 10,000 to 20,000 survivors of such ritualistic abuse are now getting treatment. That includes 150 to 250 in Colorado, many of whom participate in one of several support groups in the metro area. "But there's no way of guessing how many there are who aren't in therapy," said David Donaldson, a graduate of Denver Seminary who received a doctorate in psychology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. Donaldson began his study of Satanic abusive practices when his wife began experiencing memories of her past."

[318] Following is a rather long and largely philosophical piece which goes into what many might consider a number of extreme theories. However, remember that in this article we've also discussed extreme testimonies from a whole range of witnesses, which regularly dealt with sex orgies, ritual sacrifice and Satanism (involving grand masters). These testimonies need explaining and therefore it's necessary to openly theorize a bit about the possibilities. The theory that all these stories are untrue for one reason or another is still considered a possibility, but given no further attention here.

First of all, Gnosticism can go both ways and largely depends on what aspects of the Old- and New Testament people are interested in (or the Nag Hammadi). On the positive side, individuals involved in Gnosticism are spiritual adventurers or scientists who want to experience and understand the spiritual nature of life, in this case from the perspective that Jesus was an important spiritual teacher. Observations in quantum physics, like the observer effect, or other unexplained but verifiable phenomena are often mentioned in an effort to show that there doesn't have to be separation between spirituality and regular science (which is as dogmatic as any other religion). This positive side of Gnosticism appeals to many spiritually-oriented persons, even though many might see Jesus more as an archetype, a highly positive symbol of the collective unconsciousness, possibly even having its own (powerful) morphic field (Sheldrake).

There also are Gnostics/hermeticists who, for example, are more interested in the story of the serpent in the Garden of Eden, which gave mankind the knowledge between good and evil; knowledge which God didn't want Adam and Eve to have. While classical Christians consider Adam and Eve having taken the apple from the tree as an act of stealing, these Gnostics are on the side of the serpent, which is identified with Lucifer. According to this group, Lucifer is the one who brought -- and continues to bring -- knowledge and wisdom to mankind. Although there are different groups with different takes on the alleged serpent-in-the-garden event (clearly there's a lot of metaphoric talk involved) with some being far more negative than others, things certainly become very negative with groups that like to call themselves "anti-christs" or even claim that Lucifer's demons are beneficial to humans. Usually these type of groups are very secretive as to their real philosophies and the things they teach while their leadership is petty and vindictive. At least in the past, some of the more influential groups of this kind were involved in subversive activities in a number of countries. Examples would be Martinism, Synarchism, Illuminism and Memphis Misraim, which are all closely related to each other.

The Memphis Misraim rite, which in this note is to be tied to Luciferianism, is based on the old mystery religions of the ancient Middle- and Near East. According to several official MM websites (http://www.memphis-misraim.us, for example), Giuseppe "Joseph" Balsamo, also known as "count" Alessandro Cagliostro (1743-1795), was the main founder of the Misraim Rite (it must be stated that some authors, like Frank Ripel, claim that Cagliostro was not Balsamo and that this tie was just a deception of their arch enemy, the Jesuits): "Since 1738, one can find traces of this Rite filled with alchemical, occult and Egyptian references, with a structure of 90 degrees. Joseph Balsamo, called Cagliostro, a key character of his time, [knew] how to give it the impulse necessary for its development. Very close to the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights of Malta, Manual Pinto de Fonseca [disputed by critics], Cagliostro founded the Rite of High Egyptian Masonry in 1784." Cagliostro is said to have founded the Rite of Misraim in Venice in 1788, although other authors have placed the real origins of this rite several years or even several decades back. Cagliostro had many high level friends. He met Benjamin Franklin in Paris, supposedly met Saint-Germain (considered my many occult groups an "Ascended Master"; alleged inspiration to the founding fathers of the US; inspired Theosophy) in London, and was a good friend of S.E. Zuliani, a Venetian ambassador and co-founder of Cagliostro in the founding of his rite. Cagliostro had allegedly also been initiated into the Illuminati several years before creating the Rite of Misraim.
The Belgian branch of seemingly a rival Memphis Misraim Rite (http://www.memphis- misraim.be/download/NL/HISTOMMnl.pdf, part of http://www.memphis-misraim- international.org) considers it possible that some of the founders of the Misraim Rite were connected to an older, even more obscure organization called Fratres Lucis (i.e., Brothers of Lucifer), going back to the 15th Century and in turn tied to Rosicrucianism (and every other mystery religion most people never heard about). According to the Aquarian Guide to Occult, Mystical, Religious, Magical London & Around, London, The Aquarian Press, 1970, p. 19: "[Fratres Lucis] was established in Florence in 1498, by representatives of many of the religions and philosophies suppressed by the Roman Church".

Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) has spoken in more detail about Cagliostro and his clique of Parisian occultists, which is definitely relevant to this whole article. Although I can't vouch for any of it and don't know where they got all this information, I find myself nodding along, for example, when reading the following passage (therefore the rest might just be true also, at least to a certain extent): "This occult freemasonic conspiracy [Synarchism and Martinism], is found among both nominally left-wing and also extreme right-wing factions such as the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, the Mont Pelerin Society, and American Enterprise Institute and Hudson Institute, and the so-called integrist far right inside the Catholic clergy. The underlying authority behind these cults is a contemporary network of private banks of that medieval Venetian model known as fondi." Anyone who read my article on Le Cercle will know I had been struggling to integrate leads to the pre-WWII CSAR and Synarchist Movement of Empire on one hand and the ultra-right Catholic nobility of the Vatican-Paneuropa network, which includes the Mont Pelerin Society, on the other. The standard coterie of banks (and the general privatization process), which can be found in organizations like Le Cercle, in turn might represent the old Venetian merchant model and subsequent East India Companies of Holland and England.

Back to Cagliostro and his network:

September 2, 2003, Anton Chaitkin for EIR, 'Synarchy Against America': "Then living in England as the agent of the colonies, Franklin frequently visited the Earl of Shelburne [1737–1805] at his Bowood estate. Shelburne chaired the all-powerful three-man "Secret Committee" of the East India Company, which also included Francis Baring of the banking house that bore his name. Shelburne was the most sophisticated representative of the frankly Satanic financier powers behind the British throne... The East India Company, a Royal-chartered private joint-stock company, represented the pinnacle of mid-18th-Century power, of what was known as the "Venetian Party" of rentier-financier oligarchs [the Whigs], who derived their global power from near monopoly control over key raw materials and commodities, insurance, banking, and shipping routes [same went for its Dutch counterpart]. The East India Company of Shelburne's "Secret Committee" deployed a more modern and large-scale military force than did the British Crown, maintaining control over their private fiefdoms in India and other parts of the world. The Company represented the gradual merger of British and Dutch financier factions, and, thus, operated above any notion of individual national loyalties. In effect, Shelburne was the "doge" of the combined British and continental European financier oligarchy... The Shelburne machine owned France's Philippe Duke of Orleans [alleged Illuminati at the time], cousin and enemy to Louis XVI, and opponent of the French nation-building tradition which was now being applied to the American cause. Shelburne and the Duke of Orleans employed creatures from the swamp of mystics and charlatans centered in the freemasonic lodges of Lyons, France, in particular the Martinist Order. Among the Martinists who performed in the staged 1780s-1790s French destabilizations were Franz Anton Mesmer, Count Cagliostro (real name Giuseppe Balsamo), Jacques Cazotte, Fabré d'Olivet [an advisor to Napoleon, but somehow came into conflict with him; hugely influential on Saint-Yves d'Alveydre, the founder of Synarchism], and Joseph de Maistre. Martinism, a mocking perversion of Catholicism, considers Fallen Man to be in exile in this earthly existence, deprived of his powers. Man can only restore his original condition by initiation to the inner ranks of a secret society, through purgative violence—sado-masochistic rituals, torture, and human sacrifices... This pagan ritualism breeds heartless imperial soldiers and fanatic gang leaders, as Mithraic Stoicism did for the Roman Caesars. After Martinism guided successive French coups, its banker-proprietors spun it into Synarchy and fascism—while labeling it Conservatism or fundamentalist Christianity... Cagliostro had already published a Letter to the French (June 20, 1786) prophesying that "The Bastille shall be completely destroyed, and the land upon which it had been erected shall become a promenade area." The "Count" made this pronouncement after his meetings with the Scottish Rite Mother Lodge in London."

November 24, 2004, Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr., 'Re-Animating the World's Economy': "These forces were, in the main, the same network of international financier-oligarchical entities, once known as the Synarchist International, which had created modern fascism in the image of Alessandro Cagliostro's and Count Joseph de Maistre's Napoleon Bonaparte,[2] and had swallowed up the nations of western and central continental Europe into the Nazi system over the interval from banker Volpi di Misurata's Mussolini coup of 1922, through the close of the war in Europe... Cagliostro and de Maistre were among the leading figures of a strange freemasonic cult, the Martinists, organized by London's Lord Shelburne around some of the networks of the notorious Voltaire. Cagliostro was notorious for his conspiratorial orchestration of the affairs of the Queen's Necklace, an artificed scandal, like those which the Mellon-Scaife circles attempted against President Bill Clinton, used to poison French opinion against Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France and sister of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II."

Whether it's true or not, this is what EIR had to say about one of the most important founders of Memphis-Misraim and the related Synarchist branch.

In 1881, the Memphis Rite (inspired by Templarism) and related Misraim Rite were brought under one roof by general Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882). Garibaldi worked closely with Giuseppe Mazzini in trying to unite and turn Italy into a republic. Mazzini, of course, is well known in conspiracy circles as he is named as a head of the infamous Illuminati (as already stated, one of many occult groups), following up Adam Weishaupt. The classic conspiracy literature states that Mazzini knew general Albert Pike, the equally famous top-Freemason (judging from his writings, you'd guess also of some esoteric rites, but no one seems to know for sure) with his vague references to Lucifer. As the classic "three world wars" letter between Mazzini and Pike has every indication of being bogus, mainstream history doesn't really talk about any relationship between these individuals, and I have no details on Youth America -- supposedly another link between these two -- this connection between Garibaldi/Mazzzini and Pike is left alone here, besides the fact that EIR has claimed all three, like Cagliostro, were agents of the British Empire, mainly through Lord Palmerston (1784-1865).

Back to the Memphis Misraim rite again. In 1913, the "well known" occultist Theodore Reuss became head of this rite. Reuss was a top level person in just about every other occult organization in the West, including the OTO, Rosicrucianism, Martinism (and therefore Synarchism), the Scottish Rite and the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light (remember, in these circles, light equals lucifer), the latter supposedly an offshoot or continuation of the earlier-mentioned Fratres Lucis. Reuss was the one who promoted Crowley in the OTO and he later adapted Crowley's "Gnostic Mass". In earlier times, Reuss had tried to revive the Illuminati on different occasions, which is yet another indication this was one of a number of secret occult societies.

In 1960, a person called Robert Ambelain became the new head of the Memphis Misraim Rite. In 1973, this Ambelain appointed the Francesco Brunelli (1927-1982; also a grand master in the Martinist Order) as head of the almost non-existent Memphis Misraim Rite in Italy. In 1981, Gianfranco Perilli (better known as Frank Giano Ripel) took over from Brunelli and restructured the rite somewhat. Ripel remained head of this rite until 1999, when he put it to sleep, apparently because so few were interested in it. In 2003, Ripel revived his Memphis Misraim Rite with support from Gabriel Lopez de Rojas, a young occultist who wrote the book 'Por la Senda de Lucifer' ('On the Path of Lucifer'). Like Theodore Reuss, Lopez de Rojas is in the process of reviving "the Illuminati".

September 25, 2005, El-Amarna interview with Lopez de Rojas (Rojas:): "That is according to the Judeo-Christian tradition [that Lucifer is the fallen angel]. But in fact he provided the light that liberated men of the chains of tyranny... to contact these entities is very easy, there are some techniques that any initiate can use, the Hebrew cabal explains it to them."

Whether Ripel is accepted by the international Memphis Misraim bodies or not (probably not, few seem to get along with each other), he comes from the exact same background and clearly has followed the exact same teachings. But what sets him apart these days is that besides putting his ideas in Italian and Spanish books nobody has ever heard of, he also created a few internet sites on which he discusses some of the basics of Memphis Misraim, and therefore also related Gnostic sects, as Martinism, Synarchism, Illuminism, the OTO, the Golden Dawn, Thelema, etc. It soon becomes obvious why so few are attracted to hierarchical Western mystery religions. One reason might be that Ripel (pretty much like all other "grand masters") sounds less coherent than the worst bible thumper and at times more radical than a Taliban fanatic. Another reason might be that no sane person would take spiritual lessons from a person who calls himself the "anti-christ" (under no circumstances, and even to non-Christians, can this sound like a positive thing) or is involved in such creepy-sounding orders as the "Culto Draconiano", the "Confraternita dei Vampiri" or the "Associazione Betelgeuse". To learn such things as meditation, energy work, astral travel, lucid dreaming or healing practices, the last thing you need is to get involved with cults like these.

Ripel's sites:
http://www.frankripel.org
http://www.geocities.com/iutmah
http://www.geocities.com/theerium
http://www.associazionebetelgeuse.org
http://www.anticristo.it

Ripel: "Black, white, blue and red vampires. The fourteen footsteps of the mutant.

The seven footsteps of the vampire. The passage of the magi."
http://www.geocities.com/iutmah/vampiri.html

It is maintained that INDIA (not in its present limits, but including its ancient boundaries) is the only country in the world which still has among her sons adepts, who have the knowledge of all the seven sub-systems and the key to the entire system. Since the fall of Memphis, Egypt began to lose those keys one by one, and Chaldea had preserved only three in the days of Berosus. As for the Hebrews, in all their writings they show no more than a thorough knowledge of the astronomical, geometrical and numerical systems of symbolizing all the human, and especially the physiological functions. They never had the higher keys....

-- The Secret Doctrine -- The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy, by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
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Re: BEYOND THE DUTROUX AFFAIR: THE REALITY OF PROTECTED CHIL

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It would profit little were we to dwell much upon subjects which have been disposed of in such a masterly way by an anonymous author whose work electrified England and Germany last year; while as regards the particular topic under notice, we cannot do better than recommend the scholarly writings of Dr. Inman. Albeit one-sided, and in many instances unjust to the ancient heathen, Pagan, and Jewish religions, the facts treated in the Ancient and Pagan Christian Symbolism, are unimpeachable. Neither can we agree with some English critics who charge him with an intent to destroy Christianity. If by Christianity is meant the external religious forms of worship, then he certainly seeks to destroy it, for in his eyes, as well as in those of every truly religious man, who has studied ancient exoteric faiths, and their symbology, Christianity is pure heathenism, and Catholicism, with its fetish-worshipping, is far worse and more pernicious than Hinduism in its most idolatrous aspect. But while denouncing the exoteric forms and unmasking the symbols, it is not the religion of Christ that the author attacks, but the artificial system of theology. We will allow him to illustrate the position in his own language, and quote from his preface:

"When vampires were discovered by the acumen of any observer," he says, "they were, we are told, ignominiously killed, by a stake being driven through the body; but experience showed them to have such tenacity of life that they rose, again and again, notwithstanding renewed impalement, and were not ultimately laid to rest till wholly burned. In like manner, the regenerated heathendom, which dominates over the followers of Jesus of Nazareth, has risen again and again, after being transfixed. Still cherished by the many, it is denounced by the few. Amongst other accusers, I raise my voice against the Paganism which exists so extensively in ecclesiastical Christianity, and will do my utmost to expose the imposture. . . . In a vampire story told in Thalaba, by Southey, the resuscitated being takes the form of a dearly-beloved maiden, and the hero is obliged to kill her with his own hand. He does so; but, whilst he strikes the form of the loved one, he feels sure that he slays only a demon. In like manner, when I endeavor to destroy the current heathenism, which has assumed the garb of Christianity, I do not attack real religion. Few would accuse a workman of malignancy, who cleanses from filth the surface of a noble statue. There may be some who are too nice to touch a nasty subject, yet even they will rejoice when some one else removes the dirt. Such a scavenger is wanted."...

-- Isis Unveiled, by Helena P. Blavatsky


I translated/quoted the above because I once read a text from some apparent top level practitioner of hermeticism that humans can be "alchemized" into "vampires", whatever that means.

"The witches and evil spirits, moreover, use certain invisible and poisonous elements, taken from spiders, toads, and other villainous creatures, and use them in combination with the menstrual blood for evil purposes; but it is not advisable to publish the secret how this is done. We will, however, say that sometimes they make an image of a person in wax, and tie a rag, soiled with the menstrual blood, around it, and add the Mumia of the carcass of some animal -- preferring one of an animal that has died of an ulcer and by using their evil imagination they throw the evil spell upon the person whom the image represents, and in this manner they poison his blood and cause him to die."

-- The Life of Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim Known by the Name of Paracelsus and the Substance of his Teachings, by Franz Hartmann, M.D.


I have heard technical and imputed adepts of occult associations state that those who possess, in the actual and plenary sense, the gifts which are ascribed to themselves by the simplicity of an artificial title, are able so to disintegrate the constituted man that they can separate not only the body from its psychic part but the spirit also from the soul, when they have a sufficient cause in their illumination against a particular victim. If things of this kind were possible, they would belong to the science of the abyss.

-- The Hermetic and Rosicrucian Mystery, by Arthur Edward Waite


This stuff is to be put in context with L. Ron Hubbard Jr.'s apparent linking of vampirism to soul-cracking -- statements which can be found further below. I know, it's strange stuff. But that's no reason not to bring it up.

Interview with Ripel: "Q[uestion]: In your books you identify yourself as the Great Beast 666 [Crowley's name] and then, in the initiation process, as the Great Scarlet Dragon (the Eight-Headed and Thirteen-Horned Wild Beast), the Antichrist.

A[answer of Ripel]: Yes, that's correct. I am the King of the World, The Antichrist of historical christians. Soon the Earth will change and a New Dawn shall rise."
http://www.anticristo.it/eng_intervista_768.html

On one of his Geocities sites, Ripel posted his article 'The Da Vinci Code, Frank Ripel reveals the secret contained in the Da Vinci Code' somewhat understandable states: "In Gnostic Christianity – Sethians and Ophites – the light-Christ is identified with the snake, like Lucifer is. Therefore, it's possible to state that the Christ of Gnostic Christians is the Antichrist of historical Christians. The secret of number nine is connected to the image of the perfect man, Lucifer – the light-Christ. Nine is the secret number of the Great Beast 666 (6+6+6=18, which internal sum is 9) and represents perfection. Therefore the Great Beast 666 is the perfect man, Lucifer ("Light Bearer"), the light-Christ that is identified with the Sun." http://www.geocities.com/theerium/daVinciCode.html

Of course, other authors have made references to Lucifer, but the problem with many of these esoteric authors is that they use such vague and largely incomprehensible language that it's generally useless to quote them. They also seldom speak about Lucifer even though it's such a crucial part of Gnosticism. Additionally there are a number of low level occult organizations which claim to be involved in Luciferianism, Gnosticism and various forms of blood magic which closely parallel the things said about Martinism, Memphis Misraim, et al. However, it's ultimately the thoughts and practices of the highest level members in the latter organizations (or certain cells within them) that we want to know more about. Whatever Joe Average is doing isn't interesting or even relevant.

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Above you can see some of the anti-Christian, Luciferian symbolism found at the home of Francis "Anubis-Moloch" Desmedt and Dominique "Nahema-Nephthys" Kindermans who ran the profoundly negative Abrasax [Abraxas] cult which consisted of four occult institutes: The Belgian Church of Satan, the Wicca center, the Order for Luciferian Initiation and the Gnostic church. Anyone who claims that Satanism or Luciferianism is beneficial to mankind is absolutely nuts. It's all about feeding the ego and personal gain, apparently regularly resulting in a shattered mind. Why don't you try and visit some of the links presented on the following site: http://www.solarphallic-cult.org

August 8, 2003 issue of EIR, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., 'A short definition of Synarchism': "Martinism, a mocking perversion of Catholicism, considers Fallen Man to be in exile in this earthly existence, deprived of his powers. Man can only restore his original condition by initiation to the inner ranks of a secret society, through purgative violence -- sado-masochistic rituals, torture, and human sacrifices... Anyone familiar with my ramblings on Satanism will recognize "purgative violence" as its core activity. Its purpose is to break down the spiritual barrier between the lowest levels of the human soul and the underlying demonic forces, thus allowing the demonic forces to take possession of the soul.

Johannes Tritheim, Abbot of Spanheim, one of the greatest alchemists, theologians, and astrologers, a learned and highly esteemed man, makes some remarks in his book (printed at Passau, 1506) that may help to throw some light on the perplexing subject of alchemy. He says: "If you wish to succeed in such a work you must know how to separate spirit and life in Nature, and, moreover, to separate the astral soul in yourself and to make it tangible, and then the substance of the soul will appear visibly and tangibly, rendered objective by the power of the spirit."

-- The Life of Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim Known by the Name of Paracelsus and the Substance of his Teachings, by Franz Hartmann, M.D.


This class of spirits are called the "terrestrial" or "earthly elementary," in contradistinction to the other classes, as we have shown in the introductory chapter. In the East they are known as the "Brothers of the Shadow." Cunning, low, vindictive, and seeking to retaliate their sufferings upon humanity, they become, until final annihilation, vampires, ghouls, and prominent actors. These are the leading "stars" on the great spiritual stage of "materialization," which phenomena they perform with the help of the more intelligent of the genuine-born "elemental" creatures, which hover around and welcome them with delight in their own spheres. Henry Kunrath, the great German kabalist, has on a plate of his rare work, Amphitheatri Sapientiæ Æternæ, representations of the four classes of these human "elementary spirits." Once past the threshold of the sanctuary of initiation, once that an adept has lifted the "Veil of Isis," the mysterious and jealous goddess, he has nothing to fear; but till then he is in constant danger.

-- Isis Unveiled, by Helena P. Blavatsky


The black state of the matter on which the process of the art is engaged is the body of this death, from which the adepts have asked to be detached. It is more especially our natural life. The white state of the stone, the confection of which is desired, is the vesture of immortality with which the epopts are clothed upon. The salt of the philosophers is that savour of life without which the material earth can neither be salted nor cleansed. The sulphur of the philosophers is the inward substance by which some souls are saved, yet so as by fire. The mercury of the sages is that which must be fixed and volatilized -- naturally it is fluidic and wandering -- but except under this name, or by some analogous substitute, it must not be described literally outside the particular circles of secret knowledge. It is nearer than hands and feet.

The Author says of the great Magic Agent — “This ambient and all-penetrating fluid, this ray detached from the (Central or ‘Spiritual’) Sun’s splendour ... fixed by the weight of the atmosphere (?!) and the power of central attraction ... the Astral Light, this electromagnetic ether, this vital and luminous caloric, is represented on ancient monuments by the girdle of Isis which twines round two poles ... and in ancient theogonies by the serpent devouring its own tail, emblem of prudence and of Saturn” — emblem of infinity, immortality, and Kronos — “Time” — not the god Saturn or the planet. “It is the winged dragon of Medea, the double serpent of the caduceus, and the tempter of Genesis; but it is also the brazen snake of Moses encircling the Tau ... lastly, it is the devil of exoteric dogmatism, and is really the blind force (it is not blind, and Levi knew it), which souls must conquer in order to detach themselves from the chains of Earth; ‘for if they should not,’ they will be absorbed by the same power which first produced them and will return to the central and eternal fire.”
-- The Secret Doctrine -- The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy, by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky


Now the perfect correspondence of these things in the symbolism of official Christianity, and the great mystery of perfect sanctification, is set forth in the great churches under the sacramentalism of the Holy Eucharist. This is my point, and I desire to make it clear: the same exalted mystery which lies behind the symbols of bread and wine, behind the undeclared priesthood which is according to the order of Melchisedeck, was expressed by the alchemists under the guise of transmutation.

It is most commonly described as metallic, because on the surface of the literature there is the declared mystery of all metals, and the concealed purpose is to show that in the roots and essence of these things there is a certain similarity or analogy. The reason is that the epopt, who has been translated, again finds his body after many days, but under a great transmutation, as if in another sense the panis quotidianis had been changed into the panis virus et vitalis, but without mutation of the accidents. The reason is also that in normal states the body is here and now not without the soul, nor can we separate readily, by any intellectual process, the soul from the spirit which broods thereover, to fertilize it in a due season. It is, however, one vessel, and this makes for simplicity; but it is not by such simplicity that the art is testified to be a lusus puerorum. The contradistinction hereto is that it is hard to be a Christian, which is the comment of the man born blind upon the light that he cannot see. There is also the triumphant affirmation of the mystical counter-position, that to sin is hard indeed for the man who knows truly. The formula of this is that man is born for the heights rather than the deeps, and its verbal paradox is facilis ascensus superno. The process of the art is without haste or violence by the mediation of a graduated fire, and the seat of this fire is in the soul. It is a mystery of the soul's love, and for this reason she is called "undaunted daughter of desire." The sense of the gradation is that love is set free from the impetuosity and violence of passion and has become a constant and incorruptible flame. The formula of this is that the place of unity is a centre wherein there is no exaggeration. That which the fire consumes is certain materials or elements, which are called recrementa, the grosser parts, the superfluities; and it should he observed that there are two purgations, of which the first is the gross and the second the subtle. The first is the common process of conversion, by which there is such a separation of seemingly external components that what remains is as a new creature, and may be said to be reborn. The second is the exalted conversion, by which that which has been purified is so raised that it enters into a new region, or a certain heaven comes down and abides therein. It is not my design in the present place to exhaust all the sources of interpretation, because such a scheme would be impossible in a single paper, and I can allude, therefore, but scantily to the many forms of the parables which are concerned with the process up to this point. The ostensible object, which was materialized in the alternative school, is the confection of a certain stone or powder, which is that of projection, and the symbolical theorem is that this powder, when added to a base metal, performs the wonder of transmutation into pure silver or gold, better than those of the mines. Otherwise, it prolongs life and renews youth in the adept-philosopher and lover of learning. In the second case, it is spoken of usually as an elixir, but the transmuting powder and the renewing draught are really one thing with the spiritual alchemists.

-- The Hermetic and Rosicrucian Mystery, by Arthur Edward Waite


As usual, the ugly truth is hidden, and the activity is "justified" with lofty-sounding cover stories. The "initiate" in search of "magical powers" is gradually led to the point of believing that killing is INHERENTLY beneficial, and it is the act of killing people (especially ones with whom the killer has had a positive relationship) "up close and personal" with this attitude which breaks down this barrier. Thus, Martinism and its front "Sin"archism are exposed as Satanism."

In a vampire story told in Thalaba, by Southey, the resuscitated being takes the form of a dearly-beloved maiden, and the hero is obliged to kill her with his own hand. He does so; but, whilst he strikes the form of the loved one, he feels sure that he slays only a demon.

-- Isis Unveiled, by Helena P. Blavatsky


The story of Scientology is also very much relevant to the question if Gnosticism and-or hermeticism is Luciferian or not. Anyone who knows a thing or two about mystery religions and sees the Scientology logos will recognize a Rosicrucian influence. Coincidentally, L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology's founder, was introduced to the rituals of the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) (in turn preceded by Memphis Misraim, Martinism, Synarchism and Illuminism) by rocket scientist and JPL co-founder Jack Parsons. At this time Hubbard still was a lieutenant commander in the Navy and had not yet founded the Scientology church. Besides being one of the founders of America's space program alongside Theodore von Karman (coincidentally had a Kabbalah scholar and Rabbi as ancestor) and the controversial Wernher von Braun (the famous Nazi scientist from Operation Paperclip), Parsons used to be head of the OTO's Agape Lodge in Pasadena and a protege of Aleister Crowley. In his lengthy July 1983 interview with Penthouse, L. Ron Hubbard's son, Ronald DeWolf, claimed a number of interesting things about his father. DeWolf later reversed himself almost 180 degrees claiming a good deal of his Penthouse statements weren't true. However, some of the things he said sure are an interesting coincidence considering his father's connections to the OTO and the philosophies of Crowley and such Crowley-inspired men as Frank Ripel. Among other things, DeWolf claimed: "The Antichrist. Aleister Crowley thought of himself as such. And when Crowley died in 1947, my father then decided that he should wear the cloak of the beast and become the most powerful being in the universe [sounds exactly like Ripel, read above]. What a lot of people don't realize is that Scientology is black magic that is just spread out over a long time period. To perform black magic generally takes a few hours or, at most, a few weeks. But in Scientology it's stretched out over a lifetime, and so you don't see it. Black magic is the inner core of Scientology -- and it is probably the only part of Scientology that really works. Also, you've got to realize that my father did not worship Satan. He thought he was Satan. He was one with Satan. He had a direct pipeline of communication and power with him. My father wouldn't have worshiped anything. I mean, when you think you're the most powerful being in the universe, you have no respect for anything, let alone worship... The explanation [of black magic] is sort of long and complicated. The basic rationale is that there are some powers in this universe that are pretty strong. As an example, Hitler was involved in the same black magic and the same occult practices that my father was. The identical ones. Which, as I have said, stem clear back to before Egyptian times. It's a very secret thing. Very powerful and very workable and very dangerous. Brainwashing is nothing compared to it. The proper term would be "soul cracking." It's like cracking open the soul, which then opens various doors to the power that exists, the satanic and demonic powers. Simply put, it's like a tunnel or an avenue or a doorway. Pulling that power into yourself through another person -- and using women, especially -- is incredibly insidious. It makes Dr. Fu Manchu look like a kindergarten student. It is the ultimate vampirism, the ultimate mind-fuck, instead of going for blood, you're going for their soul. And you take drugs in order to reach that state where you can, quite literally, like a psychic hammer, break their soul, and pull the power through. He designed his Scientology Operating Thetan techniques to do the same thing. But, of course, it takes a couple of hundred hours of auditing and mega-thousands of dollars for the privilege of having your head turned into a glass Humpty Dumpty -- shattered into a million pieces. I think [cults] are very dangerous and destructive. I don't think that anyone should think for you. And that's exactly what cults do. All cults, including Scientology, say, "I am your mind, I am your brain. I've done all the work for you, I've laid the path open for you. All you have to do is turn your mind off and walk down the path I have created." Well, I have learned that there's great strength in diversity, that a clamorous discussion or debate is very healthy and should be encouraged... Scientology and all the other cults are one-dimensional, and we live in a three-dimensional world. Cults are as dangerous as drugs. They commit the highest crime: the rape of the soul.... I think my father has received the ultimate punishment, which is being locked and trapped in his own insanity. There's no way out for him..."

Personally, I can't vouch for the legitimacy of most of EIR's or DeWolf's statements, including the existence of demons or angels. I can only say that cults like Martinism and Memphis Misraim ultimately are based on Luciferianism. They are meant to be very secretive while their leaders often come across as extremely irrational and vindictive. They reject the teachings of the Church, but have replaced them with a different set of dogma.

It's likely, however, that many members in the organizations discussed here don't know anything about the dreadful activities described by EIR. There are several reasons for this, one being that I was immediately asked if I would be interested in becoming a 96º national head in Holland of the Memphis Misraim Rite after only one or two email inquiries. Of course, pretending to be a lawyer with friends in the Rotary in a country where Memphis Misraim apparently doesn't exist might have helped, but still. It's just another example that this whole degree system and the alleged spiritual quest behind it isn't to be taken very seriously.

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Best case scenario is probably that this stuff doesn't work. Worst case scenario has basically been described by EIR and Hubbard, Jr. above. The OTO, Golden Dawn, Thelema, Thulism and Theosophy have all been inspired by the organizations in the picture above.

[319] See note 318 for evidence of the extremely close relationship between many occult organizations, including the Martinist and Synarchist Order, the old Illuminati, Memphis Misraim, Rosicrucianism, Luciferianism, the OTO, the Golden Dawn and others.

[320] http://www.geocities.com/iutmah/meaprmm_english.html (one of Ripel's sites):
"99º Grand Hierophante or International Head of the M.E.A.P.R.M.M. ad Honorem: Licio Gelli"...

"Short Biography on Licio Gelli

In 1980 Licio Gelli, through his constant relationships with the Royal House of Savoia Lucifero [this name is no joke] Falcone (Minister of the Royal House of Savioa) was honored the Earl title by the King Umberto II (the last King of Italy).

Toward the end of the Seventies the Grand Orient of Italy, appointed Gelli as Venerable Master to direct and give back life to the Masonic Lodge "Propaganda 2" (P2), which was founded in 1895 by Grand Master Lemmi [and was a continuation of the in 1877 founded Propaganda Numero Uno, i.e. P1, likely inspired by Mazzini and Garibaldi's Memphis Misraim Rite].

In the Eighties the unfounded [?] P2 scandal busted. Subsequently, the Venerable Master was acquitted of the accusations that were brought against him.

In 1996 Commendatore Licio Gelli, for his activity in poetry and writing, proposed candidates from 59 structures -- academies, university, Italians and foreigners cultural associations for the Nobel Prize for the Literature."

Frank Ripel, 'The Confessions of the Antichrist': "In July 1989, we [Ripel and the "Scarlet Woman"] paid a visit to Licio Gelli (former head of the dissolved P2 lodge). In one of his letters, he wrote: "the time when we met was short and circumstances didn't allow us to talk any longer, however, if You like, in the next future, whenever you'll have the chance to come to Tuscany, I shall be pleased to meet you". He kindly welcomed us in his villa, a countryhouse in the green. Gelli led us into a huge hall and made us sit in two of the twelve armchairs arranged in a semi-circle, six of them on each side. We started to talk and, at a certain moment, he said: "We have two enemies: the communists and the Catholic Church". "Especially the Jesuits", I specified. Then I asked him the usual question: "When will these two ideologies come to an end?" "We must be patient", he answered. "Being young, maybe I am not that patient", I replied. And a few months later, the Synarchy had overthrown communism the whole world over. The cold war was over. Nobody seemed to have realized how quickly the Soviet Union and its allies had faded away. Even the most pessimistic politilogists had thought that communist would have lasted another hundred years, while in a few months, it had totally collapsed. Isn't that strange? Since that December 12th 1988, ten years went by, and a new world disorder is ruling, so that a new world order shall arise. Soon, a New Dawn will rise and the world will change. In the evening of January 6th 1997, another Divine Sign occurred. A Sphere of green energy darted from East to West over the skies of Rome. The Ark of the heavenly Alliance had produced another energy field. That was the Sign announcing the fall of the fideist religious ideology, the Sign announcing the Great Return. The beginning of the Great Return was marked by the Space Knight announcing the end of old times and the beginning of new ones. The Space Knight is a comet, discovered by non-professional astronomers in July 23rd 1995, namely Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp. Its closest distance from the Earth was reached in March 22nd 1997. Towards the end of 1996, astronomers of over the world, noticed a Body, named Companion, which had been following Hale-Bopp comet. On a second time, using their primitive instruments, they hadn't be longer able to spot Companion. Companion is an energy field which collided with the Earth Aura, by the end of its transformation. Such energetic collision, took place in March 19th 1997 and the Aura's transformation had concluded in April 29th 1997. The Return of the Gods is marked by Time, however only few can interpret Divine Signs."
http://www.anticristo.it/eng_confessioni_768.html

The whole Hale-Bopp story and its "companion" is just a complete New Age scam for some reason promoted in the conspiracy movement in 1997. It's interesting to note that many of these Gnostic occult organizations with their "secret knowledge" come up with epic stories which are also put out by the many bad apples in the alternative history, UFO and-or conspiracy movement. In light of the above article it's interesting to note Gelli's schizophrenic approach to "the Church", because he himself was in bed with the Knights of Malta and Opus Dei. Men from these organizations ultimately controlled the P2. Take a look at the article on Le Cercle, which involves Gelli's P2 and the whole fascist, anti-communist underground, and amaze yourself about the apparently almost complete absence of the Jesuits in these networks. Isn't that interesting? Or the fact that many conspiracy authors in the United States have continually attacked the Jesuits, but left the Knights of Malta and Opus Dei alone? Weird, just weird.

[321] November 3, 2004, El Semanal Digital (a mainstream journal about all kinds of things), 'La masonería revolotea el nombramiento de Arruche en la Guardia Civil'
http://www.elsemanaldigital.com/arts/22398.asp.

Since I can't read Spanish I asked the help of EIR, as they are interested in the Synarchy. Following is an email from Pierre Beaudry in which he describes the article: "This article identifies Carlos Gomez Arruche -- April 2006] as being a high degree mason and member of the Martinist and Synarchist Order. The article treats the question as being "rumored" but its author, Garganta Profunda, who considers that there are "no good explanations" for Arruche's nomination, and that he does not even have good relations with Defense Minister Jose Bono [a socialist]. The article also goes through the fact that there were at least 5 Civil Guard generals that could have taken the position, and yet it was an Air Force general that was chosen instead... The "most slippery rumor" is that Arruche is a member of the Martinist and Synarchist Order which was created in France by Gerard Encausse [spelled Gérard Encusse in the article], the founder (sic) of the "Unknown Superiors" in 1891 ["Orden de los Superiores Desconocidos"]. This order is said to be based on the freemasonic rectified rite of Saint-Martin in the 18th century, established by Martinez de Pasqually and Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin. It further states that since the followers of the Martinists have had several problems in Spain recently, it is obvious that the circumstance of this nomination of Arruche as director general of the Civil Guards is like a powder keg in the middle of the barracks. Because of the general discomfort created by this nomination, Harruche [sic] should come clean and put an end to the rumors..."

KADOSH: Motive and Purpose. -- The earliest KADOSH account which I have traced is that of Le Franc in LE VOILE LEVE POUR LES CURIEUX, but there is a slightly anterior record of Monjoie which I know at second hand only. He records that in the course of its ceremonial the Duc d'Orleans had to cast himself bodily from a ladder. However this may be, it is certain that the earlier codices subjected the Candidate to severe trials as a test of his endurance, and that all were concerned in avenging the death of Molay, Grand Master of the Temple, on the temporal and spiritual powers represented by Philippe le Bel and Pope Clement. In this manner there arises ab origine the question of Grade-motive, and it is exceedingly plausible on the surface to affirm that those who devised it aimed at the destruction of monarchical government in France and of the Catholic Religion. Under the auspices of Gerard Encausse, all French Martinism adopted this view at the end of the nineteenth century. Put quite simply, the thesis was that the Templar Grades aimed at revolution in France and that the French Revolution came. On the whole, it is perhaps too plausible to be quite convincing, and the hypothesis over-reached itself by seeking to include too much. There is nothing more certain in Masonic history than is the freedom of the Templar STRICT OBSERVANCE from any political taint, while in respect of religion it is sufficient to say that Baron von Hund, its creator to all intents and purposes, was reconciled to the Latin Church, for reasons connected with the Rite, when it was almost at the zenith of European power and influence. At a later period the French ORDRE DU TEMPLE, depending from the Charter of Larmenius, had some leaning for a period towards jobbery in heretical religion, which caused a fissure in the Rite, but it had no cause in politics. The MILITARY AND RELIGIOUS ORDER, which arose in England, so far as it is possible to say, and was certainly unheard of on the Continent during the eighteenth century, was from the beginning and remains now a high Catholic Grade without one tincture of concern in questions of earthly royalty.

-- The Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis and Misraim, Extracts from "A New Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry," by Arthur Edward Waite


[322] Received an email in 2006 from an apparently educated person from the Balkans who requested his name would not be posted (not a problem anyway since I lost the email). This person had been reading my article on Le Cercle and had become intrigued by Synarchism and the connection with the Serbian royal family to Le Cercle. He claimed to have asked a friend in local Masonry about Synarchism and the Serbian royal family. Apparently, this person said to him that Aleksandar Jovanovic was the head of the Martinist and Synarchist Order in Serbia, that Jovanovic was in close contact with the Serbian royal family and his group was involved with esoteric Freemasonry, i.e. Memphis-Misraim, Templarism and Rosicrucianism. This Masonic friend didn't really see a problem with the secrecy surrounding this, because the public wouldn't understand the use of ritual magic.

True or not, this email brought the Memphis-Misraim rite to my attention for the first time. Did some research on Aleksandar Jovanovic and it turned out he also appeared on the net as the regional head of Memphis-Misraim in Serbia (not stated in the email). Don't know any other details about this Jovanovic, but, for what it's worth, the person who sent the email claimed not to have known about Jovanovic appearing on the Italian Memphis-Misraim site. I asked the Italian Memphis-Misraim site about Jovanovic and the Synarchist order, but Galbix Red (97° MEAPRMM – 98° OCI) claimed not to know any details about this person. It was pretty obvious he wasn't interested in sharing information anyway.
The extremely close relationship between the Martinist and Synarchist Order, the old Illuminati, Memphis Misraim, Rosicrucianism, Luciferianism, the OTO, the Golden Dawn and other occult groups has been discussed in note 318.

[323] About Licio Gelli:

*) The Duke of Savoy, with whom Gelli had a close relationship, has been involved in arms trade with the Shah, a murder case, the P2 lodge, and the Knights of Malta. This very old family, which ruled Italy until the end of WWII, had its attorney on the board of Permindex, which has been linked to the JFK assassination.

*) 2005, Daniele Ganser, 'Nato's Secret Armies', p. 74: "Frank Gigliotti [one-time assistant to a hypnotist; Presbyterian clergyman; worked with teenaged boys, for whom he organized a social club named the Guiseppe Mazzini Club; recruited by the OSS; active in Italy] of the US Masonic Lodge personally recruited Gelli and instructed him to set up an anti-Communist parallel government in Italy in close cooperation with the CIA station in Rome. 'It was Ted Shackley, director of all covert operations of the CIA in Italy in the 1970s', an internal report of the Italian anti-terrorism unit confirmed, 'who presented the chief of the Masonic Lodge to Alexander Haig'. According to the document, Nixon's Military adviser General Haig [later Pilgrims Society executive], who had commanded US troops in Vietnam and thereafter from 1974 to 1979 served as NATO's SACEUR, and Nixon's National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger [Le Cercle] 'authorized Gelli in the fall of 1969 to recruit 400 high ranking Italian and NATO officers into his lodge'. (60)... the secretive anti-Communist P2 members list confiscated [in 1981] counted at least 962 members, with total leadership estimated at 2,500... 52 were high-ranking officers of the Carabinieri paramilitary police, 50 were high-ranking officers of the Italian Army, 37 were high-ranking officers of the Finance Police, 29 were high-ranking officers of the Italian Navy, 11 were Presidents of the police, 70 were influential and wealthy industrialists, 10 were Presidents of banks, 3 were acting Ministers, 2 were former Ministers, 1 was President of a political party, 38 were members of parliament and 14 were high-ranking judges. Others on lower levels of the social hierarchy were mayors, Directors of hospitals, lawyers, notaries and journalists." Although Gelli's files had vanished by the time his villa was raided, the index of his files was discovered, and some of the headings included Giulio Andreotti's name. Roberto Calvi's [Knight of Malta, "God's banker", and found hanging below a bridge in the City of London] widow pointed to Giulio Andreotti "(Le Cercle) as the true head of P2.

*) 1997, Robert Hutchinson, 'Their Kingdom Come – Inside the Secret World of Opus Dei', p. 263-264: "P2 was formed in the late 1960s, allegedly at the behest of Giordano Gamberini, a Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy and friend of Gulio Andreotti. But he was much closer to Francesco Cosentino, who also was well introduced in Vatican circles. Either Andreotti or Cosentino, or perhaps both, were said to have suggested the creation of a small cell of trusted right-wing personalities in key national sectors, but especially banking, intelligence and the press, to guard against what they perceived as 'the creeping communist threat'. The person Gamberini chose to develop the P2 Lodge was a small-time textile magnate from the Tuscan town of Arezzo, midway between Florence and Perugia, who after two as a Freemason had risen to the Italian equivalent of Master Mason. His name, of course, was Licio Gelli. But the P2's top man, according to Calvi, was none other than Andreotti, followed in line of command by Cosentino and Ortolani [Umberto Ortolani; secret chamberlain of the Papal Household; member of the inner council of the Knights of Malta; said to be a member of Cardinal Giacomo Lercano; met with Licio Gelli, Roberto Calvi, and others in Rome in December 1969]. Andreotti always denied Calvi's allegation. But the fact remains that Calvi feared Andreotti more than Gelli or Ortolani. As for Cosentino, he died soon after the P2 hearings began. The truth of the matter, [professor] Javier Sainz said, is that the P2 Lodge was part of a secret right-wing network created with the Vatican's blessing as part of the Occident's bulwark against communism. The P1 Lodge was in France and the P3 Lodge was in Madrid. The P3 was headed by a former minister of Justice, Pio Cabanillas Gallas [cabinet minister under Franco, the dictator of Spain until 1975; secretary of the Council of the Realm, Franco's highest advisory body; Minister of Information and Tourism; remained influential in government after Franco's death; Minister of Culture; Minister of Justice 1981-1982; more centrist than Cercle member Munoz; member of the European Parliament]".

[324] Not much is known about Arruche, actually, although the following incident says a lot about his personal convictions. In 2005, nine Guardia Civil officers were accused of having beaten and tazered a civilian to death. Arruche stood up for the officer who oversaw this torture scene and claimed tazers were perfectly acceptable weapons for the police to use.

[325] Just the fact that crown prince Alexander Karageorgevitch II in 2004 hosted a meeting for the ultraconservative private intelligence group Le Cercle, which has been combating communism for decades and was directly tied to Gelli's P2 lodge, says a lot.

[326] See note 171

[327] Combination of BOB note PV 250 of January 8, 1997 and BOB note PV 466 of January 16, 1997

[328] 1999, Annemie Bulte, Douglas De Coninck and Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, 'The X-Dossiers', p. 327: "X4 during a hearing in July tells how respected members of the Opus Dei belonged to her most sadistic clientele..."

[329] PV 150.889, March 24, 1997, 'Translation of a March 18, 1997 fax from X1; factory; Clo': "[X1] saw that Sandra sucked de Bonvoisin and that Wathelet raped Mieke". X1 accused Melchior Wathelet of being one of the more violent child abusers at the ASCO factory, together with Paul Vanden Boeynants and Baron de Bonvoisin.

[330] PV 151.046, March 23, 1997, 'Information: Facts pertaining to child molestings in the Verviers region' (changed the chronological order for better reading).

[331] 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. - 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. - 20 years of destabilization in Belgium'), p. 176, 183-184: "CEPIC candidate Jean-Pierre Grafe in turn asked [the fascist] Forces Nouvelles to support him in his personal election campaign... [After CEPIC is exposed in the early 1980s] the political friends of de Bonvoisin won't allow that de Bonvoisin is placed in permanent isolation by [CEPIC] chairman Jean-Pierre Grafe... [In 1981-1982] the leadership of the organization then realizes it better than anyone and as soon as January 19 the board of directors of the CEPIC asks itself if it isn't better to dissolve the organization and replace it with another structure with another name. The proposal is rejected, but that same day Jean-Pierre Grafe still announces the creation of a substituting structure: Le Rassemblement du Centre."

[332] November 20, 1996, The Guardian, 'Belgian minister to face hearing for 'buying child sex': "Belgium's deputy prime minister, Elio di Rupo, will face a parliamentary commission into allegations that he procured 13-year-old boys [that's not Trusgnach, so whatever happened to these accusations?] for sex, the leaders of the government and opposition parties decided yesterday... A former chauffeur claimed that he had driven the minister to the Brussels red-light district in his official car, cruising for boys [apparently 16 years and older]... The local press quoted yesterday patrons of Le CanCan, a gay bar, and of a nearby nightclub, Le Garage, who said that the deputy prime minister was a regular visitor, ready to buy drinks for students... Meanwhile, the Wallonian (French-speaking) regional parliament has voted for a separate commission to investigate similar allegations against one of its ministers, Jean-Pierre Grafe... In a written statement, Mr. Grafe, said the allegations against him were intended solely to harm his reputation as a public figure. But that did not stop the press from reporting that he had been investigated for having sex with minors twice before, in 1982 and 1984, and that his brother, Jacques, is serving a prison sentence for paedophile activities."

[333] *) November 20, 1996, The Guardian, 'Belgian minister to face hearing for 'buying child sex': "Belgium's deputy prime minister, Elio di Rupo, will face a parliamentary commission into allegations that he procured 13-year-old boys [that's not Trusgnach, so whatever happened to these accusations?] for sex, the leaders of the government and opposition parties decided yesterday..."

*) November 20, 1996, PV 117.320, testimony of T1: "Voluntary testimony of T1 (anonymous)... In January '90 in the "Taverne du Passage", rue des Bouchers 41 in Bruxelles. A table with a man and two boys of 13 years -- blonds. Description of the man and children. The man caressed the thigh of one of the children. The man was Jean-Pierre Graffe. Graffe seems to be an regular of the place."

*) November 25, 1996, PV 117.529, testimony of Jean-Michel Rulens: "UIL frequented "Le Brique" where he knew Graffe and Di Rupo. Four partouzes where Di Rupo and Graffe were present; he was 17 years old. Three in an apartment in the center of Liege [Luik]. Four in a villa on the hill of Liege. He was driven there by a certain Daniel (R25 or R30). Several minors told him to also have participated in orgies with Graffe and Di Rupo: Serge Pasquet, David Maugnee (son of the boss of Le Brique), Didier Geuens (deceased) [and] Michael Valiant. He declares he maintained sexual relations with Di Rupo and Grafe for 3-5.000-Belgian franks a time."

*) November 18, 1996, PV 10.600, interview with Jean Michel Nihoul (summary): "The information on radio-libre JMB [Nihoul involved with that from 1985 to mid 1990s] was overseen by Marie-Bernard Gilds and Jean-Louis Bogaert. Bogaert was a press attache of the defense secretary of the time (Jose Demaret). Bogaert was also press attache for Jean-Pierre Graffe [Grafe]. Bogaert told him that Graffe was a child molester and that he liked to whip his boys."

*) 2004, Herwig Lerouge, 'The Dossier Nihoul', p. 43: "The Di Rupo affair made yet another dossier disappear into the background, a much heavier dossier against Jean-Pierre Grafe, also a friend of Vanden Boeynants."

[334] PV 100.130, December 2, 1996

[335] See note 323

[336] February 25, 2004, Herwig Lerouge and Vinciane Convens, Solidaire, interview with Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck (one of the authors of the 1999 book 'The X-Dossiers'): "[Solidaire:] Actually, in his dossier Langlois only kept the testimonies of the accused... [Van Heeswyck:] Absolutely, and even the contradictions in there don't bother him. And there really are these huge contradictions."

Van Heeswyck and co-authors filled a 500+ page book with these contradictions. When going through the digital Dutroux dossier for the first time I also wondered why (virtually) nothing on the earlier sub-dossiers could be found. Plenty of (dis)information on the Jumet digs or the Abrasax [Abraxas] cult though.
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Bibliography (partial)

[1] 1990, Hugo Gijsels, 'De Bende & Co. -- 20 jaar destabilizering in België' ('The Gang & Co. -- 20 years of destabilization in Belgium')

Hugo Gijsels was a journalist and editor-in-chief of Halt magazine and has written for Humo. Was sued a number of times, in one case successfully by Paul Vanden Boeynants, which did quite a bit of financial damage. Died in December 2004.

[2] 1993, Jean-Pierre van Rossem, 'Hoe kom ik van de ground?' ('How do I get off the ground?')

[3] 1996, Fred Vandenbussche, 'Meisjes verdwijnen niet zomaar' ('Girls don't just disappear')

Vandenbussche was a journalist with Het Volk, one of the largest Belgian newspapers.

[4] 1998, Stef Janssens, 'De namen uit de doofpot' ('The names from the cover up')

Official employee of the Gang Commission and the Organized Crime Commission. As a specialist he did a study on government informants. Closely followed the proceedings of the Dutroux Commission.

[5] 1998, Regina Louf, 'Zwijgen is voor daders - De getuigenis van X1' ('Silence is for perpetrators - The testimony of X1')

Regina Louf was witness X1.

[6] 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, 'De X-Dossiers'

Bulté and De Coninck were journalists for De Morgen, one of the largest newspapers in Belgium. Were sued a number of times after publishing the 'X-Dossiers'. Some time after their first X1 articles in De Morgen, Yves Desmet, their editor-in-chief, was pressured to censor and even fire Bulté and De Coninck. Both journalists now work at Humo. Van Heeswyck was a journalist with Le Journal de Mardi, co-founded with the lawyer of the parents of Loubna Benaïssa, the girl that was murdered by a pedophile (who might well have been part of a network). Van Heeswyck, together with another journalist, was sued by Commandant Duterme for writing that Duterme was sabotaging the X-investigations (which he absolutely did). The journalists were forced to pay 12,500 euros in compensations.

[7] 2001, Jean Nicolas and Frédéric Lavachery, 'Dossier pédophilie. Le scandale de l'affaire Dutroux' ('Paedophilia dossier: The scandal of the Dutroux affair')

Nicolas left for Luxembourg, because he didn't feel safe anymore in his own country. Set up the investigating magazine l'Investigateur. In August 2000, l'Investigateur was forbidden to publish a list of alleged pedophiles that were mentioned in the Dutroux dossier. In 2001, Nicolas' and Lavachery's book publisher, Flammarion, was forced by the Belgian government and royal family to include in every book ('Dossier Paedophilia') an official denial of the royal family that they had been involved in sex orgies at which minors had been present. Three children of Paul Vanden Boeynants were trying to sue Nicolas and Lavachery in 2001.

[8] March 11, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), 'De X-dossiers - Part I'.

[9] March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), 'De X-dossiers - Part II'

[10] 2004, Herwig Lerouge, 'Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het proces-Dutroux' ('The Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial')
Lerouge used to be editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Solidair.

[11] 2004, Douglas De Coninck, 'Dode Getuigen - Dertig mensen die niet zullen spreken op het proces Dutroux' ('Dead witnesses -- Thirty people who will not speak at the Dutroux trial')

De Coninck was a journalist at De Morgen who now works at Humo magazine.

[12] Leaked Neufchateau document, consisting of summaries of official reports from August 1996 to June 1997. Testimonies of X1, X2, X3 and Nathalie W. are included, just as a number of others. For some reason, this file has trouble appearing in Google. [ISGP link; download only; Winrar is needed to open]

[13] Leaked Dutroux dossier, consisting of thousands of official reports, all located on three DVDs. X-testimonies have been removed from this dossier, just as anything else that might point to a larger network around Dutroux. Got it from someone who was personally investigating the Dutroux case and may or may not publish a book in the future. Threw the DVDs away before publishing this article, as some child pornography could be found on DVD 3.

[14] Website/forum of Belgian X1 case investigator Rufin Nachtergaele. Suggested two minor corrections in the accused list after the article was published. I would like to emphasize though that Nachtergaele doesn't have an opinion about anything on this site that deals with international relations and conspiracies, including things discussed in this article.
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Quotes:

1. "The news item that removed the ground from under my feet lasts four minutes... The people in the streets react equally bitter. They do not want to lose Connerotte. The parents of the missing and murdered girls express their anger in public. Their hope hurts me. They think that Connerotte is not yet a lost cause. Their naitivity reminds me of the hope I once had. I have learned to prepare for the worst. And the worst happened."

-- Victim-witness Regina Louf (X1) about the October 1996 White March in which 300,000 people went to protest in Brussels against the removal of Jean-Marc Connerotte from the Dutroux investigation. (1998, 'Zwijgen is voor Daders,' p. 204)

2. "The men who raped us weren’t particularly attracted to children. The only thing they were interested in was to go beyond all limits from a sexual point of view. And children were perfect for that. They kept quiet and did what was asked of them."

-- January 8, 1996, Quote from Regina Louf (X1) in De Morgen

3. "FRANCE WAS facing an enormous judicial scandal yesterday after its most senior public prosecutor ordered an investigation into the unexplained disappearance of up to 24 young women in northern Burgundy over the past 30 years."

"The investigation follows the revelation that almost all of the records of criminal investigations started and dropped by the prosecutor's office in Auxerre between 1958 and 1982 -- including many cases of missing women - had been stolen or destroyed..."

"Official investigations into dysfunctions in the local welfare, police and justice systems already hinted at a pattern of cover-ups and incompetence. French newspapers have compared the case to the "Dutroux affair" in Belgium, in which the alleged paedophile ring operator and child murderer Marc Dutroux appeared to have benefited from official protection."

-- December 13, 2001, The Independent, 'French prosecutor orders investigation into scandal of missing women'

4. "In August 1997 the body of 57-year-old Christian Jambert was found in the cellar of his home in Auxerre. There was, it was said at the time, a single bullet hole in his throat, a hunting rifle by his side and a suicide note nearby."

"Colleagues of this retired detective quickly concluded that it was an openand-shut case: Jambert had suffered from depression and had clearly taken his own life. So sure was Auxerre's public prosecutor that he didn't bother to order a post-mortem."

"But not everyone was convinced. For, far from enjoying a quiet retirement, right until the day of his death Jambert had dedicated his every waking moment to trying to solve the mysterious disappearances and deaths of young women from the area."

"His interest in the disparu, or disappeared, had first been triggered by the fate of seven women, aged 16 to 27, who had attended the same special education centre in Auxerre before vanishing between 1977 and 1979."

"Then a serving gendarme, Jambert was the first officer to link their disappearances to Emile Louis, a coach driver. Prosecutors, however, dismissed his evidence, shelved his investigation and ignored at least three subsequent requests by him to have it reopened."

"Someone somewhere wanted the disappearances hushed up, he believed -- a suspicion reinforced when other similar investigations were inexplicably closed."

"The case for the conspiracy theorists was further strengthened in 1984 when a horribly mutilated woman escaped from a house in a village close to Auxerre and led police to a cellar where she and two others had been imprisoned for up to three months and subjected to appalling abuse."

"A list of 50 people, rumoured to include several French 'notables' who had paid various rates to torture and abuse the women, was discovered by police."

"It would later go missing from a courtroom in Auxerre, and only Claude Dunand, a factory worker and his wife, Monique -- who both lived in the house -- were jailed."

"For almost 20 years Jambert had battled to solve these cases (he had also studied Jo Parrish's murder in depth) before finally persuading a team of elite Parisian gendarmes to re-examine the cases."

"But just weeks before he was due to deliver his evidence, Jambert was found dead. Given the circumstances, one might have expected a thorough investigation. Instead, the case was closed with indecent haste and, although suspicions existed from day one, it would be almost seven years before they would be acted upon."

"In that time there were some dramatic revelations. First, in 2000, the coach driver Emile Louis was arrested. He confessed to seven murders and led police to two bodies."

He subsequently retracted his confession, insisting the girls were abducted, abused and killed by a ring of high-ranking local men.

"He was only the chauffeur, he says -- a claim that will be tested when his trial takes place in Auxerre later this year."

"Louis was serving time in prison when Jo Parrish died, but the families of the victims suspect that he and Dunand were two of many local sex criminals who procured girls for their important 'clients'."

"But the most compelling evidence for some sort of conspiracy emerged this April, when, after pressure from his son Philippe, Jambert's body was finally exhumed and a postmortem carried out."

"It revealed that he had been shot twice. The pathologist concluded that the entry wounds were caused by two bullets of apparently different types which had been fired from different angles. Either shot would have been fatal, meaning Jambert could not have killed himself. Police are now working on the theory that he was executed by men who feared he was about to reveal damning evidence against them."

-- July 21, 2004, The Daily Mail, 'Was Jo killed by a sex cult?'. For 14 years Leeds student Joanna Parrish's murder in France has been unsolved. Now the arrest of a serial killer poses the chilling question: was she murdered by a cabal of high powered men obsessed with rape and torture?'

5. "The claims involve white slavery, sado-masochism, rapes, sex with minors, drug dealing and appalling brutality -- all in the heart of the government of one of France's most historic and most civilised cities... Though the accusations are unproved, Justice Minister Dominique Perben sacked Toulouse's prosecutor-general, Jean Volff, last week for covering up links between senior officials and the exploitation of vulnerable girls. Volff has denied any wrongdoing..."

"Detectives have reopened an investigation into the disappearance of 115 young women in the Toulouse area between 1986 and 1997, and are probing earlier claims that [Patrice] Alègre was paid to establish a prostitution network by respected local leaders."

"According to press reports, senior police officials covered up Alègre's role as a pimp in Toulouse. The most startling accounts of sexual violence were given by a woman known as Patricia, 32, who went into hiding in 1992 after witnessing two murders. She has told examining magistrates that Alègre was in charge of recruiting prostitutes and organising orgies. She identified men with whom she had sex at Toulouse's Palais de Justice and said sado-masochist orgies went on at a chateau owned by Toulouse council. She claimed she had witnessed the killing by Alègre of two girls he had recruited..."

"The other witness, known as Fanny, was 17 when she was forced into prostitution in 1990 after being recruited by Alègre who, for a time, worked in the police station canteen. She had also witnessed the second murder, but had kept quiet about Alègre's involvement until tracked down two years ago by a gendarmerie squad investigating the unsolved killings of prostitutes in Toulouse and an apparent cover-up by local police."

-- June 1, 2003, The Observer, 'Tales of orgies and murder rock France'

6. "Alègre, a policeman's son, organised the city's prostitution business, providing under-age girls for sadomasochistic orgies at a courthouse in the city and at a chateau owned by the town council. In a letter from his cell sent to TV presenter Karl Zero at the weekend, Alègre said that the former prostitutes, known as Patricia and Fanny, were telling the truth about the murders of two other prostitutes which they had witnessed but which he had previously denied... A vice squad detective allegedly assured Alègre, who worked in the police canteen, that [one of] the murder[s] would be classified as suicide..."

"The letter was written after Alègre met a magistrate to give details of unsolved crimes. Only part of the four-page document has been published but, according to a source who has read all of it, Alègre's confession "contains precise details about the places, situations and personalities involved in the orgies"... "

"One [accused] judge has admitted to drinking with Alègre and another has said that there was "some truth" in evidence from two former prostitutes of an official cover-up of Alègre's crimes. "

-- June 3, 2003, The Guardian, 'Toulouse officials ordered murder, says serial killer'

7. "The scandal over alleged links between top officials in Toulouse [4th largest French city] and France's most notorious serial killer deepened yesterday when a news magazine revealed allegations that the former mayor, Dominique Baudis, had a sexual relationship with the murderer, Patrice Alègre. Because Mr. Baudis, head of CSA, the broadcasting watchdog, has vigorously denied being involved in sex and drug orgies organised by Alègre, newspapers have only published a partial account of the information leaking from lawyers close to the case. But L'Express reported that a judicial inquiry in Toulouse, closed to the public, had been told that Mr Baudis, a former TV newsreader, was known as Nénette and had met the killer at a city hotel for sado-masochistic sessions. A former call girl, "Patricia", told magistrates that she had been "offered" to Mr. Baudis by Alègre at a Toulouse flat where she underwent three hours of torture that left scars. L'Express says she described Mr. Baudis as Alègre's lover."

-- June 6, 2003, The Guardian, 'Mayor's 'affair' with serial killer'

8. "Alegre, 35, is already serving a life sentence for murdering 10 women and raping two others. But police have continued investigating the unsolved murders of other young women during the 1990s, which they believed might be linked to him. Earlier this year they interviewed two prostitutes, Patricia and Fanny, who told them that he was in fact the pimp for a group of senior local government officials, supposedly explaining why it had taken so long to catch him. After repeated questioning, Alegre confirmed the prostitutes' claims. He said he organised sex parties at a city-owned mansion just outside Toulouse, providing cocaine, under-age girls and torture devices. Howls emanating from the mansion prompted neighbours to tell police they feared animals were being sacrificed and the prostitutes said three girls were killed during these orgies..."

"[In total] a serial killer, two prostitutes and a transvestite... said they had seen Mr. Baudis at the orgies."

"Mr. Baudis was questioned by investigators yesterday for the first time since the scandal broke in April, in the presence of Patricia, a prostitute now in jail awaiting trial for fabricating accusations. "Eye to eye, all I saw was an evasive look and a lowered gaze," he said. "She came with two policemen and left with two policemen. I arrived a free man and leave a free man. But I will continue to fight against those who have fabricated evidence." The senior investigating magistrate in Toulouse said he had received a letter from Patrice Alegre, the serial killer who accused Mr. Baudis, in which he retracted his accusations. Later, the transvestite, Djamel, withdrew his claims that he had seen senior officials at orgies. "

-- June 27, 2003, Daily Telegraph, 'Ex-mayor cleared of sex scandal'. Whatever happened here, anyone familiar with the Franklin case, the X-Dossiers or other high level sex scandals knows how easy it is to coerce witnesses and especially victim-witnesses into recanting their previous testimonies.

9. "Police are still searching for a group of men, who the children say arrived at Franck V.'s apartment in suits and ties, with their faces hidden behind masks — a striking contrast to the largely uneducated, unemployed defendants who fill the courtroom in rumpled sweatshirts and scuffed sneakers. Franck V.'s lawyer Pascal Rouiller says he is convinced the men were part of a sophisticated network of pedophiles who tapped into Angers' underbelly as word of the prostitution ring spread. They brought in customers who "had money, made appointments, and were punctual," Rouiller says. One man paid €458 for one sexual assault on a child, and Franck V.'s wife, Patricia, regularly took in about €1,200 a month. "Franck had telephone calls from the whole of France," says Rouiller. "He's a poor miserable man with no intelligence. He had no reason to have contact with people in Montpellier or Lille." Much like the pedophilia scandal that rocked Belgium in 1996, Angers is awash in suspicions that a wider ring of wealthy customers was among the child rapists, and is still at large."

-- April 25, 2005, Time Magazine - Europe, 'A Town Called Angers; How one community in rural France is coping with allegations of systematic sexual abuse of children'

10. "A SECRET dossier said to identify members of a paedophile ring could be published within weeks, after the intervention of the Scottish information commissioner. Kevin Dunion has been asked by the family of Moira Anderson, a schoolgirl who disappeared almost 50 years ago, to review a decision by Strathclyde police not to release the document that may identify her abductors. The 11-year-old was last seen boarding a bus in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, in 1957 during a heavy snowstorm. She was on her way to the shops to buy a box of chocolates for her mother’s birthday. The dossier, written by James Gallogley, a convicted paedophile who died in Peterhead prison in 1999, is said to implicate senior public figures in the abuse of children in Strathclyde during the 1950s and 1960s. It is also believed to list vehicles and safe houses used in Glasgow, Monklands and Paisley where children were hidden before being taken to sex parties. ...

"“Pressure needs to be brought to bear on Strathclyde police,” said Brown. “Who is being protected and why is there a problem with transparency? I understand Gallogley’s dossier reveals names in his confession. It indicates Moira was not the sole victim of this ring and gives details of parties where children were abused. “Those named could help lead us to Moira’s remains. There’s unwillingness by officers to share information.”"

-- April 23, 2006, Sunday Times, 'Pressure on police to release paedophile dossier'.

11. There exist a lot of rumors these days that many prominent Labour officials are tied to child abuse networks. Among them former prime ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, former Attorney General Baron Goldsmith, and former NATO head Lord George Robertson. Baron Peter Mandelson, an important Labour politician involved in the European integration process has also been named. As for the Conservatives, rumors exist about William Hague. It's interesting though, this whole focus on Labour. They aren't exactly the "power behind the throne", so if the rumors about their pedophilia are true then the rumors that they are being blackmailed over it are also true.

Also of interest is the following quote from an article of a conspiracy guy named Mike James:

"That name [Peter Mandelson] was first revealed to me by Norman Lamont at a private party in Clapham in 1986, during which time I worked as a scriptwriter for the British television media. Lamont later became Chancellor of the Exchequer under John Major’s Conservative administration. Following investigations in 2003 on both my and Bob Kearley’s part, that name cropped up time and time again, and I passed the details to Internet journalist Paul Joseph Watson."

Lamont became head of the ultra-right private intelligence group Le Cercle in the 1990s. Why was Lamont here giving details about Mandelson's (illegal) sex life to a person who years later spread these rumors not to the regular media, but to the alternative?

"The issue [of child abuse] has dominated Portuguese headlines since last November, when a newspaper published allegations of long-running abuse of children at the string of state-funded orphanages and schools run by the 200-year-old Casa Pia foundation. As fresh revelations emerged, a former secretary of state for the family spoke of a "network" that procured children for outsiders. Carlos Silvino, the Casa Pia driver alleged to be at the centre of the ring, was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing pupils. He has been charged on 35 counts of abuse, with prosecutors considering further charges. As police continued investigations a dozen suspects were formally named, seven of whom were arrested and taken to prison to await charges. Among them were Paulo Pedroso, an MP and number two in the opposition Socialist Party; Carlos Cruz, one of Portugal’s most popular television journalists and retired ambassador Jorge Ritto."

"Casa Pia director Catalina Pestana, who took over after the scandal broke, says doctors found more than a hundred of the 4500 current pupils had been repeatedly sexual abused, most aged between 10 and 13. In many cases, she adds, their muscle and tissue were so damaged that they suffered internal injuries. Pestana believes these may be the tip of the iceberg. For years, she says, there was a “blanket of silence” at the Casa Pia, with senior staff at best in denial, at worst complicit in the wrongdoing..."

"[The] investigation has been painfully slow, prompting suspicions that even if Silvino [the Casa Pia driver], whose initial trial has been twice postponed, is found guilty, better-connected abusers may go free..."

"The Casa Pia affair has had one major positive effect in hugely raising public awareness about the sexual abuse of children. The number of incidents reported to police has soared, and last month thousands marched through Lisbon and three other Portuguese cities, calling for more action against child abuse."

-- October 12, 2003, Sunday Herald, 'Portugal shamed by child sex'

12. "A ferrari engine makes a deep, distinctive sound. When the children at Portugal's most famous orphanage heard the sports car roaring down the driveway, fear swept through the dormitories. The noise could mean only one thing: the man known as The Doctor was coming to call. Yet this medical practitioner had no intention of adhering to the ancient Hippocratic Oath. "

"Instead, arriving at Casa Pia (House of the Pious), a 17th century Lisbon orphanage where more than 4,000 children are cared for each year behind high stone walls, the doctor would summon selected boys and girls from their beds for examinations one night each week. Where possible, he chose deaf-mutes. After checking that the children were not suffering from any sexual infections, the doctor was joined by the orphanage caretaker, known as Bibi, who ushered the unfortunate children outside to a waiting van. With the doctor following in his red Ferrari, Bibi drove the van to the prestigious homes of some of the leading members of Lisbon society -- ranging from Portuguese government ministers and high-ranking diplomats, to famous television stars and members of the judiciary. There, the children were repeatedly sexually abused. Some were allegedly drugged to make them compliant; others were plied with alcohol. This continued for years. Assaults were filmed; pictures of one attack were subsequently found at the home of a suspected paedophile in Paris. According to medical records, the victims' injuries were horrific -- and consistent with serious sexual assault and rape. In witness statements, many were able to describe in minute detail the homes where they were taken and identifying marks on the bodies of their abusers."

"The existence of this so-called "magic circle" of the Portuguese establishment, allegedly involved in an international paedophile ring using boys and girls from Casa Pia, was last week likened to an earthquake waiting to shake Portugal to its foundations. New allegations about the scale of the network will be put before the country's highest court within the next few weeks. Amid rumours of links to other paedophile gangs across Europe and the U.S., international experts on child sex crimes and murders are expected to be in court when the case re-opens, four years after a group of victims broke a silence lasting more than 30 years."

"But what relevance does this have to the disappearance 170 days ago of four-year-old Madeleine McCann in Praia da Luz, about 280km from Lisbon? And what does it mean for Kate and Gerry McCann, who have not only had to cope with losing their child, but have also been subjects of a vicious campaign in the Portuguese press to smear them? It is crucial for two reasons; first because it proves what international crime agencies have long suspected: that Portugal has become a magnet for predatory paedophiles from around the world, using the country's lax laws and preying on the high numbers of poor, abandoned children. And second, because Paulo Rebelo, an urbane, methodical detective who led the Casa Pia paedophile inquiry, was last night finishing his first week as the new chief of the investigation into the disappearance of the British child."

"Rebelo has replaced Goncalo Amaral, the "oafish" local police chief out of his depth in a case that has captured unprecedented world attention, with millions fascinated by the story of the girl snatched from her bed on holiday while her parents ate with friends 200 yards away. The sight of the sweaty, corpulent Amaral in restaurants and cafes near the Portimao police headquarters had become commonplace since Madeleine disappeared. While the McCanns were warned repeatedly they faced jail for speaking about the case, he was been overheard, during his daily three-hour lunches of wine and shellfish, accusing the couple of killing their daughter. In one conversation with Portugal's ex-Formula One racing driver Pedro Lamy, Amaral revealed he was convinced the McCanns drugged their daughter and accidentally killed her. "The police case is we are sure the parents killed Madeleine. They are both doctors and know about drugs. "We are confident in our case," he said."

"In an effort to make up for lost time following Amaral's dismissal, Rebelo has recruited his own men from Lisbon. To the fury of the original officers, he has lost little time in sidelining them, bringing in two child sex experts from the Casa Pia case as well as homicide specialists and computer analysts -- known as "the cleaners" due to their reputation for leaving no stone unturned. According to senior police sources, he also launched a furious private attack on the 100 officers involved in the original inquiry, which he has now cut back to 40. At a meeting, he accused some officers of having "closed minds" about who was guilty, saying that "pre-conceptions should be challenged". In addition, he oversaw Operation Predator -- raids on more than 70 suspected paedophiles, whose computers were searched last week for images of Madeleine or other evidence of criminal sexual acts. Although by last night Rebelo had failed to make a breakthrough, sources say it is a clear sign, along with reports that Russian child traffickers may be involved, of a strand of his current thinking. In a Lisbon café, an associate of Rebelo told the Mail: "The Casa Pia case had a deep affect on Paulo. You come across things that are appalling and cruel. But you get a feeling that there are some seriously bad people in the world, and some of them are here. He does not rule anything out." So, after enduring months of soul-destroying leaks from the Portuguese police -- from claims that they drugged Madeleine and then disposed of her body, to allegations that Gerry was not even her real father -- the McCanns are no longer the sole focus of the Portuguese police investigation."

"But the nightmare goes on. A group of officers loyal to Amaral are still leaking smears to the Portuguese press. The latest? That bodily fluids from Madeleine's corpse were found in the boot of the couple's hire care and that "background checks" were to be carried out on Gerry McCann's laptop. And then the police "sources" claimed that Kate killed Madeleine without telling Gerry, and that the body was "refrigerated" before being dumped up to 25 days later."

"His career in tatters and now back on desk duties in Faro, Amaral faces a criminal hearing in the case of another missing child, Joana Cipriano, after being accused of concealing evidence that the girl's mother was tortured into confessing to her murder. Amaral and his colleagues face countless unanswered questions about mistakes in the original police investigation into Maddie's disappearance, such as failing to ensure the McCanns' apartment was sealed off for forensics. (This did not happen until the next day, by which time the McCanns, their friends, resort staff and detectives had traipsed through, destroying potentially vital evidence.) They also failed to seal off the Mark Warner Ocean Club resort. No roadblocks were set up and police on the Spanish border -- two hours' drive away -- were not alerted for 12 hours. Staff were only quizzed 60 hours later. And the CCTV footage from a busy main road was never studied. The list of mistakes goes on."

"While the shift in the investigation may ease the intolerable pressure on the McCanns, it will do little to console them. As well as growing fears that Madeleine was abducted by a paedophile ring, they can have little hope of justice when leading Portuguese figures are allegedly involved in covering-up their own child sex scandal. Both cases -- the two highest profile criminal investigations in the country since the end of the Portuguese military dictatorship in 1974 -- have been riven by allegations of compromised police officers, high-level interference and vicious, virulent attacks on key witnesses. Pedro Namora, a former Casa Pia orphan who witnessed 11 rapes on fellow orphans, during which they were tied to their beds, sympathises with the McCanns. He believes elements in the force have conspired to suppress both scandals, fearing damage to the country's reputation. "Portugal is a paedophiles' paradise," said Mr. Namora, now a lawyer campaigning on behalf of the Casa Pia victims. "If all the names come out, this will be an earthquake in Portugal. There is a massive, sophisticated network at play here -- stretching from the government to the judiciary and the police. "The network is enormous and extremely powerful. There are magistrates, ambassadors, police, politicians -- all have procured children from Casa Pia. It is extremely difficult to break this down. These people cover for each other, because if one is arrested, they all are arrested. They don't want anyone to know." Now 44, Mr. Namora watched as friends sank into alcoholism, drug addiction and death after their traumatic childhood experiences at Casa Pia. "I was the only one who made it," he said. "What could I do? I couldn't keep silent." He has received death threats and warnings about what will happen to his own children, after taking up the case when an orphan called "Joel" approached him, saying prominent paedophiles were using Casa Pia as a "supermarket for children". Mr. Namora has been threatened after fighting on behalf of the abused children he grew up with. After being telephoned by a stranger offering to pay off his mortgage, he was told the exact movements of his own three children, and warned that they and their father would come to a grisly end unless he shut up. An open, warm man, Mr. Namora makes an unlikely conspiracy theorist -- But he believes the case, which he brought to light in 2003, will underscore Portugal's growing attraction for paedophiles, which has seen six children disappear in recent years. One reason for this attraction is that the law was quietly relaxed last year, ahead of the forthcoming trial, meaning that repeat offences against the same child would merit only a single charge -- and a lesser sentence."

"In echoes of the McCanns' ordeal, the initial investigation was badly handled when allegations of abuse were first made at Casa Pia in 1982. Carlos Silvino, the man known as Bibi, was linked to rapes and assaults, but police "lost" pictures showing prominent Lisbon politicians with him and the children. He was only charged after dozens of children came forward in 2003. They also accused Jorge Ritto, a former Portuguese ambassador, of child abuse. Ritto, it transpired, had also once been sent home in disgrace from a posting in Germany after an incident involving a young boy in a park. The conspiracy did not end there. Teresa Costa Macedo, a former secretary of state for the family, has revealed that she knew about the attacks in the early Eighties -- and that she had alerted General Antonio Ramalho Eanes, the then Portuguese president, about the allegations. Mrs. Costa Macedo, who remained silent for two decades after being warned she would be killed if she spoke, now says that the caretaker "was just one element in a huge paedophile network that involved important people in our country. It wasn't just him [the caretaker]. He was a procurer of children for well-known people who range from diplomats and politicians to people linked to the media". While still a government minister, Costa Macedo handed police "photographs, an account of the methods used to spirit children out of the orphanage and testimonies of a number of children". Many of the photographs were found at ex-ambassador Jorge Ritto's house. Police reportedly found four children locked up who had been missing from Casa Pia."

"Under armed guard at a safe house last week, Bibi could count himself a lucky man. He originally faced allegations that he had sexually assaulted more than 600 children. That has since been reduced to 30. Silvino has hinted at the high-level of the conspiracy, saying: "They can't touch me -- there are too many people involved." Following Ritto's arrest, the police questioned Carloz Cruz, known as Portugal's "Mr. Television", and Joao Diniz, a high-society doctor and driver of the red Ferrari. The network allegedly went further. Paulo Pedroso, a government minister, was arrested and quizzed about 15 cases of child sexual abuse."

"Amid allegations that paedophile networks have become endemic in Portugal -- the European police force Interpol has named the country as one of the worst offenders in Europe -- there are fears that the Casa Pia scandal will come to eclipse Belgium's notorious Marc Dutroux case, in which the arrest of a notorious paedophile and child murderer revealed a sordid picture of judicial and political corruption."

"Of course, the Casa Pia case may have no direct link to the disappearance of Madeleine, but the culture in which such a serious child abuse network was allowed to operate is the same culture that pervades the whole of Portugal. Was it this attitude that led to the bungled initial investigation in the McCann case? Perhaps the appointment of the man who exposed the Casa Pia scandal will give the parents of Maddie hope that a proper investigation will now discover the truth."

-- October 20, 2007, The Daily Mail, 'Why Portugal is a haven for paedophiles -- the disturbing backcloth to the Madeleine case'

13. "An investigative journalist working on behalf of The Portugal News has obtained a list of the attendees at the Paris meeting, which was held at the Trianon Hotel between the 15th and 18th of May. Durão Barroso was in the company of former Prime Minister, Francisco Balsemão, who is presently chairman and chief executive officer of Impresa Corporation. Also in tow was Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, leader of the opposition Socialist Party. The opposition leader’s press officer told The Portugal News that Mr. Rodrigues attended the conference for three and a half days."

"Mr. Rodrigues is currently fighting off a paedophile scandal, following the arrest of Socialist MP Paulo Pedroso and claims, in some newspapers that the PS leader has also been accused of limited involvement. "

-- May 31, 2003, The Portugal News, 'Barroso bombed-off to Bilderberg meeting?'

14. "The winter's most explosive news concerned a parliamentary investigation into the alleged connection of senior public officials with the sexual abuse of underage boys. The story began last fall when police broke up a child-pornography ring. The matter took a political turn as revelations surfaced that several high-level government officials were involved. In late September, the Saeima (parliament) created a committee to investigate the matter..."

"Lawmakers expressed dissatisfaction with the procurator's investigation, charging that it was proceeding too slowly. In early December, Deputy Janis Adamsons (Social Democratic Party [SDP]), chairman of the investigative committee, publicly questioned Procurator General Janis Skrastins's commitment to the case. Adamsons also began to gather signatures from parliamentarians to request the Supreme Court to evaluate Skrastins's investigation. According to the Law on the Procurator, a minimum of 34 signatures of MPs is required to initiate a review, which could ultimately lead to a procurator's dismissal. By the end of December, a majority of deputies (52) from all parliamentary factions had signed the request. Nevertheless, a judge of the Supreme Court, Andris Gulans, announced he would not initiate a review, arguing that the deputies had not observed the necessary formalities. A few days later, however, the deputies resubmitted their request to Gulans, who finally relented, nominating Justice Voldemars Cizevski to review Skrastins's performance. Preempting any possible negative evaluation, Skrastins abruptly announced his resignation on January 3..."

"During the entire period of the commission's investigation, numerous rumors circulated to the effect that the commission had statements confirming the involvement of senior officials. But, because there was no direct evidence, the commission could not agree on whether the names of those officials should be released to the public. Particularly active in the commission was its chairman, Janis Adamsons, a representative of the opposition SDP, who served as minister of the interior in the mid-1990s. Many questioned Adamsons's keen interest in the matter since, while the case was unfolding, he was himself the subject of a long-drawn-out court case related to his past ties with the KGB... "

"Adamsons and his commission continued their investigation, scheduled to end on February 15. Although they were granted an extension and the investigation continued, two days later, Adamsons announced in parliament that the names of high-ranking officials-including Prime Minister Andris Skele, former minister of foreign affairs and prime minister and the current minister of justice, Valdis Birkavs, and the chief of the State Revenue Service, Andrejs Sonciks-had been mentioned in the investigation. Allegedly, no concrete evidence implicates these individuals. Adamsons recently stated "even in my worst nightmare, I could not imagine that the homosexual brotherhood has such a great influence in the government" and claimed that the witnesses described a government run by a "homosexual mafia.""

"The public officials named by Adamsons stood steadfast in the face of the accusations and refused to resign their positions. Rather, they requested that the Latvia procurator general investigate Adamsons's statements. Birkavs, one of the country's foremost legal scholars, declared he was being slandered and announced his intention to pursue a hunger strike until Adamsons publicly revealed all the evidence of the commission. The procurator's office indicated it did not have any evidence to confirm Adamsons's statements. Yet a few days later, the procurator general confirmed that in some of the investigative materials the officials named by Adamsons indeed had been mentioned."

"Some observers surmised that the scandal would bring down the government. The coalition has refused to resign but the entire matter has damaged the public's trust in political officials. Adamsons has now refused to hand over the commission's findings until a new procurator general is named. Until then, the findings of the investigation will remain off-limits to the public."

-- Winter/Spring 2000, New York University School of Law, East European Constitutional Review, Volume 9 Numbers 1/2

15. "A year-long paedophilia investigation by Queensland's Criminal Justice Commission yesterday dismissed as "scuttlebutt" allegations that police, judges and MPs were involved in and had protected a paedophile ring. It also rejected allegations that pornographic "snuff movies" had been filmed in Queensland, reporting there was no evidence such movies existed anywhere in the world. Former judge Jack Kimmins, who conducted the inquiry, also found the contents of some files gathered by former police chief Terry Lewis were capable of being used for blackmail, but there was no evidence he had, or proposed to, blackmail anyone."

-- September 10, 1998, The Australian, 'Paedophilia finding'. Since at least the mid-1990s there have been regular accusations of high level child abuse, torture and murder in Australia. All the accusations have been dismissed, but it's hard not to notice the similarities with accusations in other Western countries.

16. "The Bussum businessman Ronnie Galiart has to appear in front of a judge in September. He is suspected of having smuggled thousands of liters of PMK (an ingredient for XTC) into the Netherlands, packed in honey from China... In those days Ronnie belonged to the network of the Gooi real estate farmer W.F.M. Mijnhardt, who not only continually expanded his capital in the o.g. sector, but also, according to the new publication of the intelligence magazine Fringe, in the cocaine-and diamond smuggle..."

"The [Dutch] Criminal Investigation Department [Rijksrecherche] brought to light that the organization of Mijnhardt kept 253 notable members of society, including mayors, bank directors and officials from the police and the district attorney's office, at gunpoint with images of their sexual escapades in the Spiegelhuis [Mirror House], a luxerious brothel in Zeist... By the way, the Spiegelhuis apparently wouldn't be the only location where high society of this sort went loose and dropped their pants. Also in Ameide this would have happened in the so-called pink ballets. We're waiting for the Dutch Dr. Pinon."

-- July 2, 2001, Kleintje - Muurkrant, 'Pink Ballets (5)'

17. "In the spring of 1999, on the eve of the controversial revelations of the Kalsbeek Commission about the "escorted transit" of at least 15,000 kilos of cocaine, Teeven provided the college of Prosecutor Generals with a list of individuals from the top echelons of the Dutch society who had maneuvered themselves in different blackmailable positions. In 24 cases the persons involved had unthoughtfully dropped their pants. Some of them with the intention of mounting children. A portion of this information Teeven would undoubtedly have distilled from the reports of his deal-partner [Mink Kok, a well known Dutch gangster]. Worried, Congress asked minister of Justice Korthals what that Teeven's List was all about. Korthals summoned the [Dutch] Criminal Investigation Department [Rijksrecherche]. This one put the pedal to the metal. Already in December more than eighty dossiers had been worked through and a relieved Korthals could give his report to the worried members of Congress. Yes, in several cases there indeed had been some mild form of dubious actions. And yes, here and there we were dealing with pedophilia. But nowhere the CID had been able to bring up crystal clear facts. So in reality nothing serious was going on. We keep the finger to the pulse. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Within police circles this very quick whitewash was received with mixed emotion. Because there certainly was clear information available. For instance the sexual escapades of professor Dr. Job de Ruiter. Professor in personal-, family- and youth law [University of Amsterdam], former minister of Justice in the cabinets of Van Agt I, II and III and minister of Defense in the cabinet of Lubbers I. After that [he was] prosecutor general in Amsterdam [and] head of numerous investigating committees..."

-- July 2, 2001, Kleintje -- Muurkrant, 'Pink Ballets (5)'. In 2006, Job de Ruiter and others unsuccessfully tried to prevent the publishing of the book 'Een Man Tegen De Staat' ('One Man Against The State'), which repeated the accusations that he used to be blackmailed by his subordinate officers because they knew about him molesting young boys.
Another top officer who is separately accused of involvement in child trafficking and pedophile networks is Joris Demmink, secretary general of the Dutch Justice Department who began his career in the legal department of the Ministry of Defense. klokkenluider online.nl, ran by (formerly) respected mainstream journalists, is increasingly paying attention to these sex scandals.

18. "A homosexual prostitution ring is under investigation by federal and District authorities and includes among its clients key officials of the Reagan and Bush administrations, military officers, congressional aides and US and foreign businessmen with close social ties to Washington's political elite, documents obtained by The Washington Times reveal."

"One of the ring's high-profile clients was so well-connected, in fact, that he could arrange a middle-of-the-night tour of the White House for his friends on Sunday, July 3, of last year. Among the six persons on the extraordinary 1 a.m. tour were two male prostitutes."

"Federal authorities, including the Secret Service, are investigating criminal aspects of the ring and have told male prostitutes and their homosexual clients that a grand jury will deliberate over the evidence throughout the summer, The Times learned."

"Reporters for this newspaper examined hundreds of credit-card vouchers, drawn on both corporate and personal cards and made payable to the escort service operated by the homosexual ring..."

"Among the client names contained in the vouchers -- and identified by prostitutes and escort operators -- are government officials, locally based US military officers, businessmen, lawyers, bankers, congressional aides and other professionals..."

"The office of US Attorney General Jay B. Stephens, former deputy White House counsel to President Reagan, is coordinating federal aspects of the inquiry but refused to discuss the investigation or grand jury actions."

"Several former White House colleagues of Mr. Stephen are listed among clients of the homosexual prostitution ring, according to the credit card records, and those persons have confirmed that the charges were theirs."

"One of the ring’s big spending clients is Craig J. Spence, Washington socialite and international trade consultant, according to documents and interviews with operators and prostitutes who say they engaged in sexual activities with Mr. Spence."

"Mr. Spence spent upwards of $20,000 a month for male prostitutes who provided sex to him and his friends, said to include military personnel who also acted as his “bodyguards.” It was Mr. Spence who arranged the nocturnal tour of the Reagan White House. Repeated attempts to reach Mr. Spence by telephone, fax machine and personal visits to his home, were unsuccessful..."

"Members of major news organizations also procured escort services from the ring, credit card documents show. These include Stanley Mark Tapscott, who was an assistant managing editor of The Washington Times... Before joining The Times, Mr. Tapscott worked for the Office of Personnel Management in the Reagan administration..."

"The documents show that a number of clients — lawyers, doctors and business executives — used corporate credit cards to procure escort services and that a number of military officers from the United States and allied countries — including one foreign officer using a "Department of Defence" credit card — charged male escort services..."

"A major concern, said the former official with longtime ties to top-ranking military intelligence officers, was that hostile foreign intelligence services were using young male prostitutes to compromise top administration homosexuals, thus making them subject to blackmail."

"We have known for many, many years that there is a department of the KGB [Soviet intelligence] whose job it is to prey on sexual deviants,” said retired Lt. Gen. Daniel Graham, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. [Interestingly, Graham is a Moonie cult ally whose Washington Post exposed this scandal. He also was a top-level CIA officer]..."

"Although the confiscated material was turned over to District police on the scene, witnesses and law enforcement agents say the Secret Service kept one box containing names and other information about high-level government officials who were clients of the male escort business. District police officials say that, to their knowledge, this is the first time the Secret Service has ever become involved in such a raid in this area. Initially, the Secret Service denied it was involved in the raid, but after a second raid of the 34th Place house on May 18, the agency acknowledged its involvement in the investigation..."

"In addition to credit-card fraud, the investigation is said to be focused on illegal interstate prostitution, abduction and use of minors for sexual perversion, extortion, larceny and related illicit drug trafficking and use by prostitutes and their clients."

"One of the chief operators of Professional Services Inc. and a regular client of the service speculated in separate interviews that the investigation would be restricted because “big names” were involved."

""Henry Vinson [the operator] said a high level official is going to try to block the investigation and may succeed,” said Mr. Balach, the labor secretary's liaison to the White House. Mr. Vinson said he believes a highly placed federal official, whom he would not name, is working to derail the investigation, but he would not elaborate."

"Operators of the ring told The Times that videotapes, audio tapes and still photographs were made of sex acts performed by clients and the call boys, including perverted acts."

-- June 29, 1989, Washington Times, 'Homosexual prostitution inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush; ‘Call boys’ took midnight tour of White House'. Follow-up research by Senator John DeCamp showed how Craig Spence, the one who had arranged the midnight White House tour, was a business partner of Larry King, the central pimp in the Franklin affair. Spence did blackmail operations for the CIA.

18. "The room where Craig J. Spence died was awash in the small mysteries and ironies that had followed him -- and that he had perpetuated -- since he came to Washington in the late 1970s, already an enigmatic figure with strange Asian connections and friends in high places."

"On the bed was a newspaper clipping referring to CIA undercover agents. Scrawled on the mirror was a note written to some unnamed "chief," which also contained an obscure phrase in Japanese, "Nisei Bei," which means second-generation American..."

"During the past few weeks, Mr. Spence told several friends that he knew "for a fact" that the call-boy operation was being investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office and other federal authorities as a CIA front. He told the friends the CIA used the service to compromise other federal intelligence officials and foreign diplomats."

"Mr. Spence claimed in the interview that he had worked for the CIA on numerous occasions and had been instrumental in a number of covert actions in Vietnam, Japan, Central America and the Middle East -- a claim denied by the agency."

""How do you think a little faggot like me moved in the circles I did?" he said. "It's because I had contacts at the highest levels of this government.""

""They'll deny it. But how do they make me go away, when so many of them have been at my house, at my parties and at my side?""

"Among those who attended his parties and were featured at seminars he sponsored were journalists Eric Sevareid, Ted Koppel, William Safire and Liz Trotta; former Ambassadors Robert Neumann, Elliott Richardson and James Lilly; the late John Mitchell, attorney general in the Nixon administration; Mr. Casey and other CIA officials, including Ray Cline, former deputy director of intelligence for the agency; former Lt. Gen. Daniel O. Graham, an expert on the Strategic Defense Initiative who now heads High Frontier Inc.; Sen. John Glenn, Ohio Democrat, and Sen. Frank Murkowski, Alaska Republican; and Joseph diGenova, former U.S. attorney in Washington, and his wife, Victoria Toensing, a former deputy assistant attorney general. Arnaud de Borchgrave, editor-in-chief of The Times, attended a party for Mr. Lilly hosted by Mr. Spence at the former lobbyist's Kalorama home."

"Arnaud de Borchgrave, editor-in-chief of The Times, attended a party for Mr. Lilly hosted by Mr. Spence at the former lobbyist's Kalorama home..."

"Prostitutes who said they serviced Mr. Spence and military personnel whom the former lobbyist hired as bodyguards..."

"Secret Service officials have publicly stated there was no breach of security during the tours and that they had no concern that entry was made by the late-night visitors into unauthorized areas of the White House..."

"Meanwhile, several members of Congress, federal officials, military officers and others have told The Times that they are concerned that the lavish parties and Japanese-sponsored seminars thrown by Mr. Spence, at which the elite of Washington and officials from Japan, China and elsewhere mingled, might have compromised U.S. security."

"Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, Maryland Republican, for one, recently questioned the former lobbyist's ties to the Japanese government in a speech on the floor of the House. Citing news articles in the United States and Japan, Mrs. Bentley asked whether plans for the F-16 jet had been transferred by Mr. Spence to a Japanese government official, Motoo Shiina, and later turned over to the Soviet Union."

""I bring this to the floor today, Mr. Speaker, because I am frankly puzzled that these stories are out -- in print both in Japan and in America -- and there seems to be no official investigation into what to me are very grave charges," she said."

-- November

19. "Craig J. Spence, the once-powerful lobbyist who entertained and influenced Washington's elite, died Friday much as he had lived: dressed in a tuxedo in Boston's most expensive hotel, listening to Mozart with three dollars in his pocket... With a black felt-tip marker he had written, "Chief, consider this my resignation, effective immediately. As you always said, you can't ask others to make a sacrifice if you are not ready to do the same. Life is duty. God bless America." As a postscript, he wrote, "To the Ritz, please forgive this inconvenience...""

"One friend quoted him as saying, "Casey's boys are out to get me," an apparent reference to former CIA Director William Casey, now deceased. Mr. Casey and Mr. Spence were friends, and the former CIA director attended parties hosted by the former lobbyist..."

"During a lengthy interview at a Manhattan apartment in August, Mr. Spence frequently alluded to deep mysteries. "All this stuff you've uncovered (involving call boys, bribery and the White House tours), to be honest with you, is insignificant compared to other things I've done. But I'm not going to tell you those things, and somehow the world will carry on...""

"He also talked frequently of suicide, saying repeatedly, "My life is over." He reserved deep bitterness for high-powered friends he said had forsaken him. "I've had the world at my house, and now they don't know who I am," he said. "But they did come, didn't they?""

-- November 13, 1989, Washington Times, 'In death, Spence stayed true to form'
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20. "Witnesses testified at Senate hearings Tuesday that child abuse, bizarre medical practices and sexual promiscuity took place at a Pentagon-funded Florida school for disturbed youngsters. Sen. Henry M. Jackson [a neo-conservative godfather], D-Wash., said two former nurses and a Senate investigator described "nightmare" conditions at the Green Valley School in Orange City, Fla. "I just couldn't believe this happened in America," said Jackson, head of the Senate Permanent Investigations subcommittee which is holding the hearings..."

"The two nurses, Esther, J. Snow of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Ruth McVay of Deltona, Fla., said students were given enormous vitamin overdoses and injections of serums made from dust collected on the school grounds and, in one case, of a student's own urine. They also described the use of electroshock therapy, and carbon dioxide inhalations. The nurses said sexual promiscuity was widespread both among the students and the school staff."

"The investigator, John J. Walsh of the subcommittee staff, produced a statement and a detailed "chronology" alleging that one student committed suicide with a gun that von Hilsheimer had permitted him to buy, and that another ex-student was beaten to death by members of a satanic cult led by a student still in the school..."

"The nurses charged that the school was kept in a filthy state with students sleeping on dirty sheets, cockroaches infesting most of the buildings, poor sanitary conditions in the kitchens, and unclean lavatories. They also said students sometimes were beaten; that they once saw an electric cattle prod used on a youth; that one boy was locked in a concrete blockhouse called ''the bomb-shelter" for nearly a week without food; that some students were chained together, and in one instance two boys were forced to dig graves and sleep in them for a night."

"The military children were sent there by their own parents, often after being diagnosed by military doctors as suffering from adolescent behavior disorders."

-- July 24, 1974, Long Beach Independent, 'Child abuse at Pentagon-funded school told'. One of the earliest reports in which Satanism and child abuse were (loosely) combined (in an interesting setting, sounding like a MK-ULTRA offshoot). It would take another ten years before reports about Satanic cults abusing children would become really mainstream in the US, and fifteen years before these reports reached the UK.

21. "Prosecution of child molestation cases is being derailed around the country because young victims are lacing their testimony with macabre tales of satanic rites, authorities say. Although sexual abuse is medically proven in many of these case, the charges frequently crumble when preschoolers tell of drugging and assault in bloody occult ceremonies, says San Francisco police officer Sandi Gallant "Any district attorney will tell you going to court with a child under 5 is next to impossible, much less one blaming the devil." she said. But investigators are curious about similarities they're hearing in such testimony from youngsters in unrelated and geographically separate cases. "The main thing in the stories I've heard is the great consistency in the types of things the kids were reporting — all across the country the descriptions were very similar," Gallant said. "In the last three years there have been about 60 to 70 solid cases ... ones where investigations were actively pursued.'' The federally funded American Humane Association in Denver says 113,000 child molestations eere reported nationwide in 1985, the last year for which statistics were compiled. That figure is up from 100,000 reported cases in 1984... In 75 percent of reported cases, abuse comes from within the family, Bond said..."

"Gallant cited several molestation cases where charges were dropped or reduced after satanic allegations surfaced or where only sex crimes were prosecuted for fear of losing the cases by including testimony about cult ceremonies. She mentioned cases in Los Angeles; San Francisco; Miami; Boston; Atlanta; Port Angeles, Wash.; Jordan, Minn., and El Paso, Texas. "Many if not most cases go absolutely nowhere despite physical evidence supporting accusations of molestation," Gallant said. "Few (agencies) have the manpower, time or money to pursue cases deemed likely to lose.""

"The medical profession has maintained a scientific distance from ritual abuse allegations, and that frustrates pediatrician Gregory Simpson of Carson, Calif- Ritual scarring in patients prompted Simpson to research the issue in 1985-86 during his residency at Martin Luther King Hospital in Los Angeles, where he now teaches. In addition to studying police files, he cared for four children who had ritual scars and exhibited behavior indicating they'd been abused rather than sexually assaulted. One dead girl's chest was carved with a pentagram, he said. "The conclusion I reached is that satanic abuse of small children does exist, and it's something that needs to be dealt with by the medical community," he said.

"A 1985 Florida conviction is one of few successful satanic child abuse prosecutions. Frank Fuster received several life sentences based largely on the testimony of his 17-year-old wife, Iliana. Children at the Fuster baby-sitting service could recite a satanic prayer allegedly learned there and told of daily molestation."

"In California, the McMartin Pre-School case involved accusations of animal mutilations and sacrifices. Raymond Buckey, 29, and his mother, Peggy McMartin Buckey, 60, are being tried on 100 molestation and conspiracy counts involving 14 children. Charges against five other defendants were dropped."

-- December 13, 1987, Syracuse Herald Journal (based on an AP story), ''Blaming the devil' hurts prosecution of child abuse cases'

22. "Tallahassee, Fla (AP) -- Two men arrested after being seen in a park with six children dressed in tatters were held Friday on child abuse charges, and police said the men may be part of an international satanic cult whose members give up their children..."

""They evidently have come from such sheltered existences that they had no concept of what a telephone was, or TV or anything like that." Scott Hunt, spokesman for the Tallahassee Police Department, said Thursday..."

"Police were alerted Wednesday by anonymous callers concerned because the men were dressed in coats and lies while the children, unwashed and insect-bitten, were playing in tattered clothes at Myers Park, a downtown playground."

"Upon questioning after their arrest Wednesday the men said the children were being "weaned" from their mothers in Washington. They said they were taking the children to Mexico to start a school for brilliant children. They denied any blood relationship with the children and refused to answer other questions..."

"The oldest child and a 2-year old boy claimed to be brother and sister and said Houlihan was their father. The other children were a 3 year-old girl and three boys, ages 6, 4 and 2, authorities said. Medical exams showed one child had been sexually abused, Hunt said Friday."

"On the basis of evidence found in a van at the park, District of Columbia police executed search warrants Thursday night at a warehouse and a home. "The search warrant revealed that the organization is probably headquarters for some type of satanic cult", said Hunt. Adults are encouraged to join this group and one of the stipulators of joining this group is that they give up the rights of their children..."

""As far as we are concerned this goes from coast to coast and from Canada to Mexico," Hunt said, adding that authorities were unsure of the extent of the group's activities but wanted the widest possible investigation."

-- February 7, 1987, The News Frederick Maryland & The Post Standard, 'Men found with children charged with abuse'

23. "On Thursday, February 5, 1987, this office was contacted via telephone by Sergeant JoAnn VanMeter of the Tallahassee Police Department, Juvenile Division. Sgt. VanMeter requested assistance in identifying two adult males and six minor children ages 7 years to 2 years..."

"The police had received an anonymous telephone call relative two well-dressed white men wearing suits and ties in Myers Park, (Tallahassee), apparently watching six dirty and unkempt children in the playground area. Houlihan and Ammerman were near a 1980 Blue Dodge van bearing Virginia license number XHW-557, the inside of which was later described as foul-smelling, filled with maps, books, letters, with a mattress situated to the rear of the van which appeared as if it were used as a bed, and the overall appearance of the van gave the impression that all eight persons were living in it."

"The children were covered with insect bites, were very dirty, most of the children were not wearing underwear and all of the children had not been bathed in many days... The children were observed to be poorly dressed, bruised, dirty, and behaving like wild animals in a public park in Tallahassee ... SS/A Krietlow was further advised the children were unaware of the function and purpose of telephones, televisions and toilets, and that the children had stated they were not allowed to live indoors and were only given food as a reward ..."

"The men were arrested and charged with multiple counts of child abuse and lodged in the Leon County Jail. Once in custody the men were somewhat evasive in their answers to the police regarding the children and stated only that they both were the children's teachers and that all were enroute to Mexico to establish a school for brilliant children ..."

"Upon contacting Detective Bradley, I learned that he had initiated an investigation on the two addresses provided by the Tallahassee Police Dept. during December of 1986. An informant had given him information regarding a cult, known as the ‘Finders’ operating various businesses out of a warehouse located at 1307 4th St., N.E., and were supposed to be housing children at 3918/3920 W St., N.W. The information was specific in describing 'blood rituals' and sexual orgies involving children, and an as yet unsolved murder in which the Finders may be involved. With the information provided by the informant, Detective Bradley was able to match some of the children in Tallahassee with names of children known or alleged to be in the custody of the Finders. Furthermore, Bradley was able to match the tentative ID of the adults with known members of the Finders. I stood by while Bradley consulted with AUSA Harry Benner and obtained search warrants for the two premises. I advised acting RAC SS/A Tim Halloran of my intention to accompany MPD on the execution of the warrants, received his permission, and was joined by SS/A Harrold. SS/A Harrold accompanied the team which went to 1307 4th St., and I went to 3918/20 W St."

"During the execution of the warrant at 3918/20 W St., I was able to observe and access the entire building ... There were several subjects on the premises. Only one was deemed to be connected with the Finders. [He] was located in a room equipped with several computers, printers, and numerous documents. Cursory examination of the documents revealed detailed instructions for obtaining children for unspecified purposes. The instructions included the impregnation of female members of the community known as the Finders, purchasing children, trading, and kidnapping. There were telex messages using MCI account numbers between a computer terminal believed to be located in the same room, and others located across the country and in foreign locations. One such telex specifically ordered the purchase of two children in Hong Kong to be arranged through a contact in the Chinese Embassy there. Another telex expressed interest in 'bank secrecy' situations. Other documents identified interests in high-tech transfers to the United Kingdom, numerous properties under the control of the Finders, a keen interest in terrorism, explosives, and the evasion of law enforcement. Also found in the 'computer room' was a detailed summary of the events surrounding the arrest and taking into custody of the two adults and six children in Tallahassee the previous night. There were also a set of instructions which appeared to be broadcast via a computer network which advised the participants to move 'the children' and keep them moving through different jurisdictions, and instructions on how to avoid police attention ..."

"On Friday, 2/6/87, I met Detective Bradley at the warehouse on 4th Street, N.E. I duly advised my acting group supervisor, SS/A Don Bludworth. I was again granted unlimited access to the premises. I was able to observe numerous documents which described explicit sexual conduct between the members of the community known as Finders. I also saw a large collection of photographs of unidentified persons. Some of the photographs were nudes, believed to be of members of the Finders. There were numerous photos of children, some nude, at least one of which was a photo of a child 'on display' and appearing to accent the child's genitals. I was only able to examine a very small amount of the photos at this time. However, one of the officers presented me with a photo album for my review. The album contained a series of photos of adults and children dressed in white sheets participating in a 'blood ritual.' The ritual centered around the execution of at least two goats. The photos portrayed the execution, disembowelment, skinning and dismemberment of the goats at the hands of the children. This included the removal of the testes of a male goat, the discovery of a female goat's ‘womb’ and the ‘baby goats’ inside the womb, and the presentation of a goat's head to one of the children."

"Further inspection of the premises disclosed numerous files relating to activities of the organization in different parts of the world. Locations I observed are as follows: London, Germany, the Bahamas, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Africa, Costa Rica, and 'Europe.' There was also a file identified as 'Palestinian.' Other files were identified by member name or 'project' name. The projects appearing to be operated for commercial purposes under front names for the Finders. There was one file entitled 'Pentagon Break-In,' and others referring to members operating in foreign countries. Not observed by me but related by an MPD officer were intelligence files on private families not related to the Finders. The process undertaken appears to be have been a systematic response to local newspaper advertisements for babysitters, tutors, etc. A member of the Finders would respond and gather as much information as possible about the habits, identity, occupation, etc., of the family. The use to which this information was to be put is still unknown. There was also a large amount of data collected on various child care organizations."

"The warehouse contained a large library, two kitchens, a sauna, hot-tub, and a 'video room.' The video room seemed to be set up as an indoctrination center. It also appeared that the organization had the capability to produce its own videos. There were what appeared to be training areas for children and what appeared to be an altar set up in a residential area of the warehouse. Many jars of urine and feces were located in this area..."

"On April 2, 1987, I arrived at MPD at approximately 9:00 a.m. Detective Bradley was not available. I spoke to a third party who was willing to discuss the case with me on a strictly 'off the record' basis."

"I was advised that all the passport data had been turned over to the State Department for their investigation. The State Department in turn advised the MPD that all travel and use of the passports by the holders of the passports was within the law and no action would be taken. This included travel to Moscow, North Korea, and North Vietnam from the late 1950s to mid 1970s."

"The individual further advised me of circumstances which indicated that the investigation into the activity of the Finders had become a CIA internal matter. The MPD report has been classified SECRET and was not available for review. I was advised that the FBI had withdrawn from the investigation several weeks prior and that the FBI Foreign Counter Intelligence Division had directed MPD not to advise the FBI Washington Field Office of anything that had transpired."

-- A series of 1987 memos written by special agent Ramon J. Martinez, United States Customs Service, who was closely involved in the Finders case. This document has been spread on the internet and doesn't seem to have an authoritative source that released it. Nevertheless, the document matches the newspaper reports about the case perfectly.

24. "Florida officials on Monday interviewed five District of Columbia women claiming to be the mothers of six children taken into state custody with two men Feb. 4... [Finders case]"

"The women arrived Friday in their effort to gain custody of the children, ages 2 to 7. They were identified as Kristin Knauth, 26, a free-lance writer and editor; Carolyn Said, 28, a writer and editor; Pat Livingstone, 43, an office worker; Judy Evans, 31, a writer and editor, and Paula Arico, 33, a bookkeeper who says she is the mother of two of the children."

"Ms. Walborsky [the attorney representing the mothers]: "They [the mothers] have nothing to hide. Cooperation would be the fastest way to get what they want — the kids released and the men in jail released."

-- February 17, 1987, The Daily Intelligencer, 'Five mothers interviewed in quest for found children'. Amazingly, the mothers, who actually asked for the release of the men who so extremely neglected their children, were ultimately given back custody over their children. All of a sudden there was no evidence anymore of sexual abuse or pictures showing children performing blood rituals. The two arrested men were only charged with "misdemeanor child abuse" for which they pleaded not guilty, while the press forgot to mention that the initial investigation had shown that the parents had voluntarily given up their children. Finally, the press forgot to report the fact that the whole Finders affair had become a "CIA internal matter".

25. "The case is almost seven years old now, but matters surrounding a mysterious group known as the Finders keep growing curiouser and curiouser..."

"The more the police learned about the Finders, the more bizarre they seemed: There were suggestions of child abuse, Satanism, dealing in pornography and ritualistic animal slaughter. None of the allegations was ever proved, however. The child abuse charges against the two men in Tallahassee were dropped; all six of the children were eventually returned to their mothers, though in the case of two, conditions were attached by a court. In Washington, D.C., police began backing away from the Finders investigation. The group's practices, the police said, were eccentric -- not illegal."

"Questions. Today, things appear to have changed yet again. The Justice Department has begun a new investigation into the Finders and into the group's activities. It is also reviewing the 1987 investigation into the group to determine whether that probe was closed improperly. Justice officials will not elaborate, except to say the investigation is "ongoing" and that it involves "unresolved matters" in relation to the Finders."

"One of the unresolved questions involves allegations that the Finders are somehow linked to the Central Intelligence Agency. Customs Service documents reveal that in 1987, when Customs agents sought to examine the evidence gathered by Washington, D.C., police, they were told that the Finders investigation "had become a CIA internal matter." The police report on the case had been classified secret. Even now, Tallahassee police complain about the handling of the Finders investigation by D.C. police. "They dropped this case," one Tallahassee investigator says, "like a hot rock." D.C. police will not comment on the matter... The only connection, according to the CIA: A firm that provided computer training to CIA officers also employed several members of the Finders."

"The many unanswered questions about the Finders case now have Democratic Rep. Charlie Rose of North Carolina, chairman of the House Administration Committee, and Florida's Rep. Tom Lewis, a Republican, more than a little exercised. "Could our own government have something to do with this Finders organization and turned their backs on these children? That's what all the evidence points to," says Lewis. "And there's a lot of evidence. I can tell you this: We've got a lot of people scrambling, and that wouldn't be happening if there was nothing here."..."

"CIA officials say they referred all matters concerning the Finders and the police investigation to the FBI's Foreign Counterintelligence Division. FBI officials will not comment. Law enforcement sources say some of the Finders are listed in the FBI's classified counterintelligence files."

"None of this fazes Pettie [the cult leader]. He says the CIA's interest in the Finders may stem from the fact that his late wife once worked for the agency and that his son worked for a CIA proprietary firm, Air America [which coincidentally did a lot of the CIA-Mafia drug importing into the US]."

-- December 27, 1993, US News & World Report, 'Through a Glass, Very Darkly; Cops, spies and a very odd investigation'

26. "British children are among 160 young people freed in Argentine police raids on 10 houses used by a sect called The Family. Police raided luxury homes in northern Buenos Aires allegedly used to hold "satanic ceremonies'' involving sexual abuse of children..."

"Argentinians and foreigners are among adults arrested, and 16 leaders of the cult, an offshoot of the Children of God sect, have been charged with child abuse and kidnap, according to judicial authorities..."

"Most of the children, some as young as three, are from the United States, but Canadians, Chileans, Peruvians, Brazilians and Argentinians are involved. Insp Rebollo said: "Some of these children don't have documents. There are many who have fake passports. It is very difficult to identify each single child's nationality.'..."

"A judicial spokesman, Carlos Villafuente Russo, said that cult leaders faced charges of "sexual abuse, deprivation of liberty'' and allegations that children were used in "abhorrent satanistic acts''..."

"In the sect headquarters, near the town of Pilar on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, police rescued at least 40 children who had slept in bunk beds in cramped rooms. Insp Rebollo said: "These children were not like your average child. They had blank stares and acted like zombies. We found them locked up in tiny rooms."..."

""We found evidence suggesting that The Family was funded by influential businessmen worldwide and that children were kidnapped in one place and taken to another so that they would be difficult to trace.'' ..."

"The Family has in recent years faced repeated police and legal investigations into allegations of sexual and psychological abuse of children."

-- September 3, 1993, The Times, 'UK children rescued from religious cult; The Family'

27. "... Damning evidence was found in two large trunks in the house, 45 miles from Buenos Aires. They contained videos showing the children, some of whom had been separated from their parents at the age of 12, performing various sexual acts with adults and each other..."

"Juan Carlos Rebello, the police commissioner in charge of the operation, was taken aback by the children's condition. "They seemed like Martians, autistic,'' he said. "They were living in compartmented cells and answered questions like automatons. Whenever one of them tried to say something, another would look at him and he would fall silent, terrified."..."

"This weekend the Argentinian authorities are investigating claims that the Children of God supported themselves by prostitution sending teenagers to tour five-star hotels and the sale of the pornographic videos in the capital. Police and social workers have counted 19 nationalities among those arrested and taken into care and fear the children may have been part of a global child-sex network; some are thought to have been moved to South America after previous raids on Children of God communities in Australia and France..."

"The police finally acted after receiving complaints for at least four years. One of the most recent came from the father of the six-year-old Irish girl, who complained that his wife had kidnapped their two children and alleged that they were being sexually abused and used in pornographic videos."

-- September 5, 1993, Sunday Times, 'The day the 'Martians' woke up; Children of God'

28. "Clifford St. Joseph, a gaunt, attentive man with thinning blond hair, is charged with murder in a case that came to light on June 15, 1985, when a passer-by discovered a body wrapped in a plastic garbage bag and blankets beneath a truck on Sixth Street south of Market."

"Investigators who opened the wrapping found that the victim was naked and virtually drained of blood. His lip had been cut with a knife, a five-pointed star had been carved into his chest and he had been sexually mutilated."

"Investigators said the wounds, along with wax drippings found in his right eye, were clear signals of death in a satanic ritual."

"Homicide Inspector Earl Sanders said last year that St. Joseph is believed to belong to a "gay Satanic cult" that includes some men of "substantial means."... Sanders' partner, Inspector Napoleon Hendrix, said earlier this week that St. Joseph apparently was not acting alone..."

"Spela and Bork now differ on who killed the anonymous transient listed in police records as John Doe, 60."

-- February 10, 1988, San Francisco Chronicle, 'Satanic Slaying Trial Begins In S.F. Court'

20. "My interest in fascist conspiracies, to be specific, began about 12 years ago. I was the proverbial academic nabob engaged in writing plays and short stories, also book, film and television reviews for publications in southern California. I frowned at any claims of political conspiracies. But back in Ohio I had run an alternative newspaper in a blighted urban area, where I had written hard news stories about police abuse, urban renewal and gentrification, redlining by the insurance companies and such, and craved an opportunity to cover a story with some substance as news. So I flew up to San Francisco and covered the John Doe 60 trial. This was not exactly your workaday murder case. It involved the kidnap and cannibalizing of a homeless man by a couple of SF satanists. One of them had a swastika tattoo on his face. The other, Cliff St. Joseph, was a waiter. Together, they had abducted "John Doe 60," took him to St. Joseph's apartment, strapped him down, pumped him full of narcotics and proceeded to carve on him all night long. They cut a pentagram into his chest, ate one of his testicles, and tortured him with knives until he bled to death. The body was left under a truck parked south of Market. All of this, of course, was repulsive, led me to ponder how anyone could sink so low as to commit this atrocity. I interviewed the lead witness; a 20-year-old kid named Eddy, over the course of three days. Eddy informed me that there were some 22 members of this satanic cult, including police officers and some very wealthy people living across the Bay. One of the cultists involved with St. Joseph worked for the Bechtel Corp. There were ties to SDI and the Reagan White House. How could this be? What did these killers have to do with Republican politicians? Moreover, Eddy told me that he'd been whisked off the street one day by a CIA agent, and held for three days of questioning. I returned to Los Angeles, shaped my trial notes into a story. It appeared in the LA Weekly. But I was not done with this atrocity and its attendant leads. CIA? Reagan? Star Wars? Mind Control? What the Hell was going on? I was obsessed and had to have some answers. I began buying newspapers from around the world, calling reporters and investigators, searching for relevant information and to my surprise it existed. My nagging curiosity regarding satanism led me to mind control and fascism. I had quite a catalogue of information assembled when I turned on the radio one evening and heard Mae Brussell for the first time. She was then on Michael Aquino's case, which dovetailed neatly with my own work. I phoned parents of children involved in the Presidio child molestation case that I'd interviewed a few weeks before, told them about Mae Brussell's program, and they phoned her. Mae set up an interview with them and attended the parents' meetings. I had arranged this as a way of establishing trust, but before I could lay the groundwork toward a meeting with her, she was dead. This hit me very hard. I drove to Monterey and explained my own work and interest in Mae Brussell to Al Kunzer at KAZU. Kunzer produced the radio program that aired her work. He put me on the air for four hours over a two-day period. The response was very favorable. Kunzer asked me to make it a weekly conspiracy show, so I tried to pick up where Mae had left off, as a way, I think, of keeping her alive. I refused to let a voice so important be stilled by mere human mortality, and still feel this way."

-- July 31, 2000, Alex Constantine interviewed by Kris Millegan, answering the question, "What got you interested in conspiracies?"

30. "At the time of his death [July 1990, in a plane crash], Gary Caradori [chief investigator for the Nebraska Legislature's Franklin committee] was known to be pursuing two tracks -- The Washington, D.C. connection [the Craig Spence ring], and Satanism... The Douglas County grand jury acknowledged that the allegations in the Franklin case "necessitated our studying satanic and pedophile activity in eastern Nebraska, particularly in the Omaha metropolitan area." The testimony of two victim-witnesses who did not know each other, Loretta Smith and Paul Bonacci, placed [Larry] King in the middle of such activity. Smith's testimony apparently was so sensitive, that the Douglas County Attorney's office made an unprecedented appeal to the presiding judge of the Douglas County Circuit Court, judge James M. Murphy, to have it sealed in perpetuity... Murphy granted the request to seal Smith's grand jury testimony. Its nature, however, was clear by references to it in the jury's final report: 'In 1988 an Omaha girl, who was an inpatient at Richard Young Hospital, described a number of gruesome cult activities which she claimed to have witnessed between the approximate ages of 9 and 12... According to the girl, she became involved in a cult where older male members sexually molested her and killed infants and children to establish their dominance over other cult members.' Smith named Larry King as present at ritual sacrifices along with school superintendent Deward Finch and the person called Kings Horse, identified by videotaped witnesses as King's henchman, the other Larry..."

"According to testimony from Paul Bonacci, Larry King had been recruited to a satanic cult by December 1980 at the latest. In his written history, Bonacci described how King picked him up after school one day in December, "and took me to the Triangle which is in a wooded area in Sarpy County. I witnessed a sacrifice of a human baby boy. Everyone was chanting and it was a yearly ritual around the time of Christ's birth to pervert the blood of Christ. They used daggers and cut the boy and filled a cup with his blood and mixed urine in it and forced all of us to drink from the cup and chant 'Satan is Lord Lucifer, our King. Realm of darkness come now empower us, your slaves." Then they all began to chant some weird sounds and I got scared and was threatened I'd become the next sacrifice if I told anyone about it." Bonacci said he witnessed the participation of another Franklin-related figure: "I did see [Alan] Bear take part in satanic activity on several occasions." Bonacci spoke to Dr. Judianne Densen Gerber about his activities as a member of four different satanic cults in Nebraska, some of which had 50 to 100 members."

"A groundbreaking account of satanic activities in Nebraska came from Kathleen Sorenson, the foster mother who took in Nelly and Kimberly Patterson after they fled from the Webbs. Mrs. Sorenson decided to speak out about what she had learned from children in her care [over 30]. Together with her eldest foster daughter, a survivor of ritualistic abuse, she spoke at public forums around the state, gave radio and television interviews, and appeared on Geraldo Rivera's nationally televised special on Satanism... Sorenson was aware that it was dangerous to tell the public what she did. She appealed to friends, "Pray for me." She died in a head-on car crash in October 1989."

-- Sen. John DeCamp, 'The Franklin Cover-Up,' second edition, p. 201-204, 210-211 (Feb. 2006 edition)

31. "Elizabeth is the reality behind newspaper headlines and warnings from child protection agencies that young children are more at risk than ever from gangs of paedophiles. A motherly woman, Elizabeth is not easily frightened. Since she first told police that her eldest son, Charlie, was involved with, and had been sexually abused by, a satanic ring, her house in Humberside has been under siege. Several times she and her husband Tom, a crane driver, have returned home to find bizarre signs smeared in excrement and blood on doors and mirrors; or bunches of keys and clumps of pubic hair half-hidden under pieces of furniture."

"But her real concern is the damage done to Charlie. Family photographs show a grinning six-year-old with blond hair and blue eyes turning into a pale, anxious-looking, pathetically thin adolescent..."

"It took a telephone call from the mother of his best friend, Kevin, to alert her to the real cause. Kevin had a running-away bag hidden in his bedroom. As well as a change of clothes, there was a piece of paper inside with his name and age (11), a physical description and the words "Scorpio 444''."

"Elizabeth searched Charlie's room and found a similar bag. Her alarm intensified when she learned that Charlie had been trying to have sex with his five-year-old brother and seemed to regard this as normal behaviour. Finally the boy broke down and began to talk."

"At the age of eight, Kevin's father had introduced him to a group of men who performed rituals involving sexual and sadistic acts. He talked about watching pornographic videos and being made to take part in them. He said he had been drugged and that, on occasions, animals were sacrificed he had been warned that a similar fate awaited him if he ever told anyone what was happening. Charlie named 20 other children who were sometimes present. He also named some of the adults, giving a list which included a teacher from his own school. By the time Charlie revealed this to his mother he was 11 years old and deeply involved so much so that he had become a recruiter, bringing in other children in exchange for money."

"Charlie was examined by a police surgeon, who said the boy had been sexually abused. Other children questioned showed similar symptoms. Eventually three local men were arrested. One, a 17-year-old, admitted acts of sexual abuse and indecency and was given two years' probation. The other two were remanded but then released for lack of evidence. Charlie's allegations of satanism were disbelieved, according to Elizabeth, or ignored."

"Charlie is not the first such child to be disbelieved. In cases of ritualistic abuse, the trustworthiness of victims' evidence is confused by the fact that they may have been drugged and shown videos. Experts have to sort out what actually happened from what the child was led to believe had happened..."

"Charlie is now a psychologically disturbed adolescent with a grossly distorted understanding of sexuality, and has been made a ward of court."

"On his weekend visits home from a residential school, he appears less traumatised than before, although he curls up in a foetal position when the past is mentioned. He is also convinced that the occultists are still keeping an eye on him and he has moments of terror when he thinks they may try to grab him in the street..."

"The audacity of child abusers has taken a new turn only recently. Police in South Yorkshire have set up a special squad to track down a gang, including at least two women, that had been impersonating child care officials in an attempt to abduct children."

-- April 1, 1990, Sunday Times, 'Satanic ring forces families to suffer from a hell on earth; Sexual abuse'

32. "A further insight into the extent of child abuse and exploitation published on the internet was revealed yesterday when British detectives said they were trying to close a website showing pictures of a man eating a dismembered baby. Scotland Yard is liaising with the FBI in the US to close the website, based in California, which has been linked with the ritual abuse of children. Last night the website was still accessible... A second website showing similar scenes of sadistic and ritualistic abuse has been successfully shut..."

"The discovery of the site comes just a week after seven British men were jailed for their involvement in the Wonderland paedophile ring..."

"The existence of the websites was revealed by two patients at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies based in London's Harley Street and run by Valerie Sinason, a psychotherapist who specialises in the treatment of adult survivors of child abuse. Dr Sinason has attracted controversy in the past over her claims that some children are abused in Satanic rituals involving ceremonies and animal or human sacrifice. She submitted a report on her claims, based on the treatment of 51 patients, to the health department last July, which funded her research...The Metropolitan Police have provided an officer to work with Dr. Sinason's clinic for half a day a month to investigate claims of abuse made by patients."

"Dr. Sinason said: "I heard accounts of the websites from two different survivors of abuse who didn't know each other. It is a further sign that if you want to do anything bizarre you will get away with it because no one will believe it or speak about it.""

-- February 21, 2001, The Independent, 'British police discover more child abuse horror on internet'. This is just one report of many, many dozen UK reports about internet related sadomasochist child abuse or possibly (Satanic) ritual abuse. Unfortunately, newspapers have the tendency to only report the tip of the tip of the iceberg.

33. "In 1998, an 11-year-old boy, Rui Pedro Mendonca, vanished while walking home from school in Lousada, a town in northern Portugal. Three years later, horrific images of Rui Pedro being sexually abused were uncovered during an international police operation that cracked a global paedophile network. More than 200 paedophiles in 13 countries had exchanged more than 750,000 images of children through a private internet club called Wonderland. Analysis showed that 1,236 children had been subjected to abuse that officers described as "unimaginable". Some were abused live, to order, online. Officers said that they had wept as they catalogued the pictures and that they had been haunted by them for years. The Portuguese boy's mother, Filomena Teixera, flew to Switzerland to view the pictures and was apparently able to identify her son. But he was never found. Investigators fear that he may have been killed to cover up the abuse."

-- May 10, 2007, The Times, 'Madeleine 'abducted to order by an international child sex gang'. New members of the Wonderland club had to bring with them 10,000 new images of child abuse. There are numerous other reports in the British media about thousands upon thousands of extreme child abuse pictures being confiscated at homes of pedophiles. However, there never seems to be any follow up on all the children who have been identified on these pictures, just as some of the perpetrators. After an initial press report everything just seems to disappear in a black hole.

34. "Six persons were arrested in Rome on Wednesday accused of sexually abusing 15 children from the age of three to the age of six at the nursery school "Olga Rovere" of Rignano Flaminio, in the vicinities of Rome... All six were arrested and accused of a number of offences which included the abduction of minors, sexual violence within a group, sexual violence on minors under the age of 10 and obscene actions in public places. Two teachers, both grandmothers, were reported to have been in service at the school for decades and one was close to retirement... Police said the children were taken to an apartment near the school owned by one of the teachers where they were allegedly made to perform sexual acts with the Sri Lankan suspect, while the cameraman filmed [who worked at the RAI television station] the ordeal. Children who protested or resisted were given sleeping pills, tranquilisers or other types of drugs... Some victims spoke of esoteric and satanic rituals, where adults forced them to drink human blood, exited from wounds that the same persons caused. The pupils described the intimate parts of the body of the arrested persons and mentioned also piercing and tattoos, which a child at such a tender age wouldn’t know, if he or she has not seen them before. The little victims described the dreadful scenes saying: "In the villa where they took us, a man cut his arm and coerced us to drink his own blood which he poured in a glass, with other substances. Then they made us do a series of strange games, sort of performances with masked adults and massages to female teachers with oil". The parents were reportedly alarmed by signs of bruising and red swelling around their children's genital areas, as well as by the dazed and confused state in which some of them returned home from school... "It’s a nightmare" Interior Minister Giuliano Amato said, remarking the umpteenth paedophilia case in Rignano Flaminio."

-- April 26, 2007, The Malta Star, 'Italy rocked by satanic, drug-induced sexual abuse in kindergarten; Children say they were forced in satanic sexual abuse and forced to drink blood in rituals'

35. "The Vatican has sought the intervention of the U.S. State Department to declare Pope Benedict XVI [Ratzinger] immune from a sexual abuse lawsuit filed here, according to court documents. A church official contacted the State Department May 20, asking it to notify a Houston federal court of the pope's immunity as the head of a foreign state, according to the defense motion. Vatican attorneys requested a delay on the matter Thursday. A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, which also was named as a defendant in the suit, could not be reached for comment Friday. The lawsuit filed by plaintiffs identified as John Does I, II and III accuses the pope, then acting as a cardinal, of conspiring to cover up the alleged abuse about a decade ago. The suit names a former seminary student as the alleged abuser."

-- May 28, 2005, Houston Chronicle, 'Pope wants exemption from U.S. criminal law'

36. "Pope Benedict XVI [Ratzinger] faced claims last night he had 'obstructed justice' after it emerged he issued an order ensuring the church's investigations into child sex abuse claims be carried out in secret. The order was made in a confidential letter, obtained by The Observer, which was sent to every Catholic bishop in May 2001. It asserted the church's right to hold its inquiries behind closed doors and keep the evidence confidential for up to 10 years after the victims reached adulthood. The letter was signed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who was elected as John Paul II's successor last week. Lawyers acting for abuse victims claim it was designed to prevent the allegations from becoming public knowledge or being investigated by the police. They accuse Ratzinger of committing a 'clear obstruction of justice'. The letter, 'concerning very grave sins', was sent from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that once presided over the Inquisition and was overseen by Ratzinger... The letter states that the church's jurisdiction 'begins to run from the day when the minor has completed the 18th year of age' and lasts for 10 years. It orders that 'preliminary investigations' into any claims of abuse should be sent to Ratzinger's office, which has the option of referring them back to private tribunals in which the 'functions of judge, promoter of justice, notary and legal representative can validly be performed for these cases only by priests'. 'Cases of this kind are subject to the pontifical secret,' Ratzinger's letter concludes. Breaching the pontifical secret at any time while the 10-year jurisdiction order is operating carries penalties, including the threat of excommunication... The Ratzinger letter was co-signed by Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone who gave an interview two years ago in which he hinted at the church's opposition to allowing outside agencies to investigate abuse claims. 'In my opinion, the demand that a bishop be obligated to contact the police in order to denounce a priest who has admitted the offence of paedophilia is unfounded,' Bertone said. Shea criticised the order that abuse allegations should be investigated only in secret tribunals. 'They are imposing procedures and secrecy on these cases. If law enforcement agencies find out about the case, they can deal with it. But you can't investigate a case if you never find out about it. If you can manage to keep it secret for 18 years plus 10 the priest will get away with it,' [Daniel] Shea [lawyer for the two alleged victims who discovered the letter] added. A spokeswoman in the Vatican press office declined to comment when told about the contents of the letter. 'This is not a public document, so we would not talk about it,' she said."

-- April 24, 2005, The Observer, 'Pope 'obstructed' sex abuse inquiry; Confidential letter reveals Ratzinger ordered bishops to keep allegations secret'

37. "I will tell you that the secrecy, the obstruction that I saw during my investigation was unparalleled in my entire career as a D.A. here in Phoenix, Arizona. It was so difficult to obtain any information from the Church at all. In fact, we knew of certain meetings that had taken place, and yet no documentation was ever produced to be able to show that that meeting had even occurred. You know, when we started looking at it, it was really interesting. We came across, in the Canons for the Church, that there are supposed to be secret archives to where this type of material is to be provided, and not given to civil authorities, no matter what the circumstances. We had information that there was an instruction from the Nuncio, who is an ambassador status, to shift all of this incriminating type of information to him, because under the law we could not subpoena that material, because he would have protected status as an ambassador of the Vatican. I think that that is really what the story is: the Church's failure to acknowledge such a serious problem, but more than that, it's not a passiveness, it was an openly obstructive way of not allowing civil authorities to try to stop the abuse within the Church. They fought us every step of the way."

"I knew that these priests owed a vow of obedience to Rome, to the Vatican. So I decided to write Rome and ask them to, now that formal charges have been brought, to instruct them [the abusing priests] to follow their orders and to come back and surrender themselves, so that the court system could take the case as we wanted it to. And I got to tell you, I was very surprised. I had written to Cardinal Sodano, who is the secretary of State, and I'd basically asked him could he ensure these priests to come back. They just basically returned them [the letters] and said, 'The item has been returned, because the [secretary of State] has refused to accept the correspondence."

-- September 2006, BBC's Panorama TV show, 'Sex Crimes and the Vatican', Maricopa County (Phoenix) district attorney Richard M. Romley, who convicted eight local pedophile priests and forced a written confession from the local bishop admitting that he had knowingly hid child sexual abuse from the police.

38. "Crimen Solicitationis is indicative of a worldwide policy of absolute secrecy and control of all cases of sexual abuse by the clergy. But what you really have here is an explicit written policy to cover-up cases of child sexual abuse by the clergy, to punish those who call attention to these crimes by churchmen; you've got a written policy that the Vatican will control these situations, and you also have, I think, clear written evidence of the fact that all they're concerned about is containing and controlling the problem. Nowhere in these documents does it say anything about helping the victims. The only thing it says is that it can impose fear in the victims and punish the victims for discussing and disclosing what has happened to them..."

"There's no policy to help the victims. There's absolutely no policy to help those who are trying to help the victims, and there's an unwritten policy to lie about the existence of the problem, and as far as the perpetrators, the priests when they are discovered, the systematic response has been not to investigate and prosecute, but to move them from one place to another in a secret way and not reveal why they're being moved. So there's total disregard for the victims, total disregard for the fact that you are going to have a whole new crop of victims in the next place. This is not just in the United States where this is happening. This is all over the world. You see the same pattern and practice no matter what country you go to..."

"It's all controlled by the Vatican and at the top of the Vatican is the pope. So Joseph Ratzinger was at the middle of this for most of the years that Crimen was enforced and created a successor to Crimen [that every evidence of child abuse cases had to be transported to Rome exclusively], and now he is the pope. This all says that the policy and the systematic approach has not changed..."

"Cardinal Ratzinger, now as Pope, could tomorrow get up and say: 'Here's the policy: full disclosure to the civil authorities, absolute isolation and dismissal of any accused and proven and convicted clerics, complete openness and transparency, complete openness of all financial situations, stop all barriers to the legal process and completely co-operate with the civil authorities everywhere.' He could do that."

-- September 2006, BBC's Panorama TV show, 'Sex Crimes and the Vatican', interview with father Tom Doyle, a Canon lawyer and former Vatican diplomat, who was sacked after criticising the Church's policies pertaining to child sexual abuse.

39. "This boy was abused [by a pedophile priest who had been moved from parish to parish for years after allegations of sexual abuse] in 2002. Just think about that, 2002. At exactly the same time that the scandals are kicking of in Boston, in the United States and in Ireland; at exactly the same time the bishops and the Vatican are giving us excuses that for why it happened and for what they're gonna do to put it right. At exactly that time this boy is being raped here in Brazil. So now this boy talks about wanting to die, he doesn't want to stay alive anymore; he can't handle it, he's been bullied at school. They tell him he's the priests' little girl. And the church has done nothing. No therapy, no support, no connection, no outreach, nothing. I'm fed up with saying it's not okay. It's not okay."

-- September 2006, BBC's Panorama TV show, 'Sex Crimes and the Vatican', the host visiting the scene of a case in Brazil. The grandmother of the boy in question was pressured by the Vatican and the (extremely Catholic) community to drop the allegations over her five year old grandson.

40. Child Focus, or the European Center for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children, was founded in 1998 by Daniel Cardon de Lichtbuer and headed by this person ever since. In 2005, de Lichtbuer became chairman of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), headquartered in Washington and founded in 1999. Who is this Lichtbuer? First of all, he is quite big in the financial world, with former positions in Banque Bruxelles Lambert, the Belgian Bankers' Association, VP Bank Liechtenstein (with Nikolaus von Liechtenstein), Thomas Cook Traveller Cheques and the European Financial Marketing Association. He also has been executive president of the aristocratic Europa Nostra. But things become really problematic upon reading that de Lichtbuer is a member of the honorary committee of Cercle de Lorraine, together with with Maurice Lippens and Etienne Davignon. Equally worrying is his position as honorary executive president of the Koninklijke Vereniging der Historische Woonsteden en Tuinen van België, together with prince Alexander de Merode (former chair) and Count Ghislain d'Ursel. Davignon used to be a board member too. There's another indication that de Lichtbuer might not be the best choice for an anti-child abuse organization: 1998, Stef Janssens, 'The names from the cover up', p. 33: "In 1989, [Nicolas] de Kerchove d'Ousselghem [CEPIC; chef de cabinet of Vanden Boeynants; contact of VdB to the PIO intelligence organization] and Paul Vankerkhoven, CEPIC member and co-founder of Cercle des Nations [among many other things]... were employees of the magazine 'Revue Belge'. This right-wing magazine had as manager the present director of the Center for Missing Children and former BBL-director Daniel Cardon de Lichtbuer. What in itself is not reprehensible, but does say something about the milieu in which the present director of this Center was involved with." To clarify, that milieu appears to be the highest level child abuse milieu.
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