A Mafia Don with a Pompadour

By F. William Engdahl and cross-posted from New Eastern Outlook

353454354Every four years Americans get to vote for a President. The last President who might have made a positive difference to the country and the world was John F. Kennedy. Just before his assassination, JFK was moving to disengage from Vietnam. He was in a back-channel dialogue with Soviet head Nikita Khrushchev to insure a repeat of the 1962 Cuba Missile Crisis, a near-nuclear war by miscalculation, would never happen (bad for US military-industrial complex and the Rockefellers among others). In short, he was starting to deviate from The Program.

JFK as we all know was assassinated on November 22, 1963 at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. His assassins included networks of Allen Dulles’ CIA, including a then-young CIA agent named G.H.W. Bush; elements of the Mafia around New Orleans mafia boss Carlos Marcello; elements of the Dallas Police; mafia-CIA-linked gangster night club owner, Jack Ruby; Texan political boss, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; networks of the Pentagon. The only one who was innocent was the one Ruby rubbed out to silence him: Lee Harvey Oswald.

That was fifty three years ago. I was in Dallas the day Kennedy was shot. The TV scenes are burned in my memory as national trauma like with most Americans back then.

Since then the United States of America, the land of the free and home of the brave, has gradually become a nation of confused, angry, lost souls who no longer know why we should exist as a nation. We’ve lost sight of what happened to our moral purpose so beautifully described in the documents of our founding fathers at the end of the 18th Century. All we do with our rage, frustration and growing feeling of impotence as a people is to project that rage on the world in the form of making wars, wars, wars everywhere–Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, wars on our border to Mexico, wars in our cities, and on and on. We don’t even bother to know for what moral purpose we are fighting the war anymore. We long ago dispensed with the moral open protests that were so prevalent during the 1960’s and 1970’s during the Vietnam War.

JFK was followed as President by LBJ, a war criminal and far worse. LBJ was followed by “Tricky Dick” Nixon, a Republican with a dirty past who was Watergated by Henry Kissinger and the Rockefeller clan. Then came Nixon’s Vice President, Gerald Ford. One of the few things I could agree on with LBJ was his comment that Ford, whom Johnson knew from his Senate days, “couldn’t walk and chew gum at the same time.” That was quite OK for those who put him in power. Brains and independent thinking like JFK were not desired in “their” Presidents. Nelson Rockefeller was Ford’s Vice President was was there to do the walking and gum-chewing for Ford.

When the nation got sick of Republican Ford they voted in a Democrat, Georgia born-again peanut farmer governor named Jimmy Carter. What Americans didn’t know was that every major cabinet post of Carter, including Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, was given to Carter by a very secretive private club set up by David Rockefeller and Brzezinski in 1973 to control globalization policies in North America, Europe and Japan. It was accordingly named the Trilateral Commission.

Carter Administration members of the select Rockefeller Trilateral Commission included, in addition to Carter and Brzezinski, Walter F. Mondale (Vice President); Cyrus Vance (Secretary of State, nephew of John W. Davis, of the J. P. Morgan bank who was first President of the CFR); W. Michael Blumenthal (Secretary of Treasury); Harold Brown (Secretary of Defense); Andrew Young (Ambassador to the United Nations); Paul A. Volcker, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

David Rockefeller’s Carter Presidency was followed by Republican Ronald Reagan, a B-grade Hollywood actor, with George H.W. Bush as Vice President in every sense of the word “vice,” running Reagan’s misnamed War on Drugs as well as the criminal enterprise later known as Iran-Contra. Bush, ex-CIA chief, ran most of Reagan’s Presidency until he stepped in 1988 for his long-sought goal to run and ruin the country.

Then came “Bubba,” Bill Clinton, aptly described by Mafia boss, John Gotti, as “that Arkansas white trailer-park trash,” a President who apparently believed that rape was a prerogative of political office. Clinton, who was intimate family friends with the Bushes before their 1992 election, was a former Arkansas Governor who as State Attorney General, willingly turned a blind eye to CIA cocaine aircraft via Mena Arkansas airport in exchange for desk-loads of $100 bill payoffs according to witnesses. Bill Clinton’s Presidency witnessed the most cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation of any US President. Clinton “baby sat” the Oval Office until the Bush clan could manipulate the 2000 election via an unconstitutional decision by the US Supreme Court enabling George W. Bush to become President with Vice President Dick Cheney running most of the show.

When the 2007-2008 financial crisis exploded Americans’ real estate bubble dreams, and the Afghan and Iraq wars proved utter fiasco, most Americans became desperate for “change.” What they got was a Hollywood fiction, in form of a protégé of the CIA, the first black President of the United States, Barack Obama. Behind the curtains, the very same circles of Wall Street banks, military-industry and agribusiness firms like Monsanto ran Obama, another war-making disaster for America.

Now again Americans are being asked to vote for a new President. As it stands in mid-March 2016, it will be a race between Clinton’s putative wife, Hillary Clinton, on the Democrat side running against Donald Trump, a circus clown worthy as some have suggested, of a remake of the hilarious 1967 Mel Brooks comedy, The Producers, with Trump, with his signal Pompadour hairdo, playing the role of scheming, manipulative failed Broadway producer, Zero Mostel as Max Bialystock.

Mafia Don’s Murky Past

Presidential candidate Trump prefers the grandiose titular name, The Donald. In reality, to be honest to his background, it should be The Mafia Don as in Don Coreleone in the movie The Godfather. Trump’s past is so intertwined with organized crime it’s incredible that the hand-wringing GOP anti-Trump establishment or Hillary Clinton have not smeared it across every newspaper in America

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