URGENT LETTER TO JAPANESE EMPEROR AKIHITO (22 MAY 2018), The Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors issued a Certificate on August 11, 1970 to all Board of Governors of Central Banks, identifying me as TIBURCIO VILLAMOR MARCOS, who is entitled to the amount of 40 Zeros for the Control of the WORLD ASSETS. (11)

URGENT LETTER TO JAPANESE EMPEROR AKIHITO (22 MAY 2018), The Federal Reserve System’s Board of
Governors issued a Certificate on August 11, 1970 to all Board of Governors of Central Banks, 
identifying me as TIBURCIO VILLAMOR MARCOS, who is entitled to the amount of 40 Zeros for the
Control of the WORLD ASSETS. (11)



Three Corporations run the world: City of London, Washington DC and Vatican City

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Three Corporations run the world: City of London, Washington DC and Vatican City

World events most of which are ‘engineered’ leave a trail that leads to the architects. We next discover that there are 3 cities on earth that come under no national authority, they have separate laws, they pay no taxes, they have their own police force and even possess their own flag of ‘independence’. These 3 cities control the economy, military onslaughts and the spiritual beings of those in powers. The 3 cities are actually corporations and they are the City of London, District of Columbia and the Vatican. Together they control politicians, the courts, educational institutions, food supply, natural resources, foreign policies, economies, media, and the money flow of most nations as well as 80% of the world’s entire wealth. Their ultimate aim is to build a totalitarian rule on a global scale where people will be divided into rulers and the ruled after they have depopulated the world to numbers they wish to rule over. What we need to understand is that the world does not work according to what we have been led to believe. We are drowning in misinformation.
At the center of each city state are giant phallic shaped stone monuments called obelisks.
London obelisk (aka Cleopatra’s Needle): Located on the banks of the River Thames, this obelisk was transported to London and erected in 1878 under the reign of Queen Victoria. The obelisk originally stood in the Egyptian city of On, or Heliopolis (the City of the Sun). The Knights Templars’ land extended to this area of the Thames, where the Templars had their own docks. Either side of the obelisk is surrounded by a sphinx, more symbolism dating back to the ancient world.
In D.C. the obelisk is known as the Washington monument was dedicated to George Washington by the secretive brotherhood of Freemason Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia in 1848. They also contributed 22 masonic memorial stones. 250 masonic lodges financed the Washington monument obelisk including the knights templar masonic order.
Vatican obelisk: Located in St. Peter’s Square, was moved from Egypt to its current location, in 1586. The circle on the ground represents the female vagina, while the obelisk itself is the penis. This is commonly known as occult symbolism.
The Roman Empire prevails through the :
The City of London was formed when the Romans arrived in Great Britain 2000 years ago and started a trading post on the River Thames. Exactly 1000 years later William the Conqueror (King William III) gave sovereign status to the City of Londoners in 1694 allowing them to continue enjoying separate rights and privileges so long as they recognized him as King. The Kings that succeeded William however, decided to build a new capital city and named it Westminster. There have been numerous instances of the King and the City’s Mayor at loggerheads with each other.
What is peculiar is that laws passed by the British Parliament does not apply to the City of London. 
However the City of London is not an independent nation like the Vatican.
Today the City of London is a one-square mile city. The 2 Londons have separate city halls and elect separate mayors, who collect separate taxes to fund separate police who enforce separate laws. City of London has its own separate flag and crest while London city does not. The Mayor of the City of London has a fancy title ‘The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London’ and rides a golden carriage to Guildhall while the Mayor of London wears a suit and takes a bus. The Mayor of London has no power over the Right Honorable Lord Mayor of London (City of London). What’s unique is that the City of London is a Corporation and older than the United Kingdom but has a representative in the UK Parliament through a person known as the ‘Remembrancer’ who is present to protect the ‘City’s interests.
The City of London houses
  • Rothschild controlled ‘Bank of England’
  • Lloyds of London
  • The London Stock Exchange
  • All British Banks
  • The Branch offices of 384 Foreign Banks
  • 70 USA Banks
  • Fleet Streets Newspaper and Publishing Monopolies
  • Headquarters for Worldwide Freemasonry
  • Headquarters for the worldwide money cartel known as ’THE CROWN’
The City of London is controlled by the Bank of England, a private corporation owned by the Rothschild family after Nathan Rothschild crashed the English stock market in 1812 and took control of the Bank of England.
The Queen refers to the City of London Corporation as the ‘Firm’  but it is known as The CROWN (not representing the Royalty of Britain). Buckingham Palace is in London but not in the City of London and the City is not part of England.
City of London directly and indirectly controls all mayors, councils, regional councils, multi-national and trans-national banks, corporations, judicial systems (through Old Bailey, Temple Bar and the Royal Courts of Justice in London), the IMF, World Bank, Vatican Bank (through N. M. Rothschild & Sons London Italian subsidiary Torlonia), European Central Bank, United States Federal Reserve (which is privately owned and secretly controlled by eight British-controlled shareholding banks), the Bank for International Settlements in Switzerland (which is also British-controlled and oversees all of the Reserve Banks around the world including our own) and the European Union and the United Nations Organization.  The Crown controls the global financial system and runs the governments of all Commonwealth countries, and many non-Commonwealth ‘Western’ nations as well (like Greece). The Crown traces back to the Vatican, which is headed by the Pope (who owns American Express)  In essence the City of London Corporation would become the “One World Earth Corporation” and would privately own the world. 
2.   Washington DC (District of Colombia)
Washington DC is not part of the USA. District of Columbia is located on 10sq miles of land. DC has its own flag and own independent constitution. This constitution operates under a tyrannical Roman law known as Lex Fori. DC constitution has nothing to do with the American Constitution. The Act of 1871 passed by Congress created a separate corporation known as THE UNITED STATES & corporate government for the District of Columbia. Thus DC acts as a Corporation through the Act. The flag of Washington’s District of Columbia has 3 red stars (the 3 stars denoting DC, Vatican City and City of London).
A look at the various Treaties raises the question of whether US remains a British Crown colony. The basis of this goes back to the first Charter of Virginia in 1606 that granted Britain the right to colonize America and gave the British King/Queen to hold sovereign authority over colonized America and its citizens. Colonized America was created after stealing America from the Native Indians. If America was colonized with British subjects these people are subjects of the British Government.
To negate this was the Treaty of 1783 declaring independence from Great Britain. However, this Treaty identifies the King/Queen of England as the Prince of the United States. (please refer www.treatyofparis.com) Nevertheless, according to the Bouviers Law dictionary in ‘monarchicial governments’ a subject owes permanent allegiance to the monarch in which case the British subjects in colonized America owed permanent allegiance to the monarch.
The reverse is applicable under Constitutional law where allegiance is owed to the sovereign and to the laws of a sovereign government and natives are both subjects and citizens.
The issue is if a war was fought in 1781 and America became victor why would Britain need to sign a Treaty in 1783? When US has won a war, America should not require the British monarch to cede land and refer to himself as Prince of the Holy Roman Empire and of the United States? There is also the issue of the use of the term ‘Esquire’ given that it is a title of nobility again showing allegiance to the Queen/King and when Benjamin Franklin, John Jay Esquire and John Adams signing on behalf of the US use the name ‘Esquire’ it is raising the question of how valid the 1783 Treaty is. John Jay went on to sign the 1794 Treaty between England and US raising again why 13 years after the Paris Treaty the US needs to sign a Treaty with England if US was really ‘independent’.
What needs to be further investigated is why US still continues to pay tax to the City if it is a free nation?
The 1794 Treaty signed between England and the US was negotiated by John Jay Esquire who negotiated the 1783 Treaty. The question is why would US need to sign Treaty’s with England 13 years after the Paris Treaty of 1783 declaring US independent? Why would Article 6 and Article 12 continue to dictate terms to an ‘independent’ America?
Further reading of US history would reveal what happened to America when it cancelled the Charter of the First National Bank in 1811 and immediately afterwards 4500 British troops arrived and burnt down the White House, both Houses of Congress, the War Office, the US State Department and Treasury and destroyed the ratification records (signed by 12 US states) of the US Constitution wherein the 13thAmendment was to stop anyone receiving a Title of nobility or honor from serving the US Government. The 1812 war lasted 3 years and the Bank Charter was re-established in 1816 after the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in 1815. Note:  13th amendment which was ratified in 1810 no longer appears in current copies of the U.S. constitution.
In 1913 the Federal Reserve was passed by US Congress handing over America’s gold and silver reserves and total control of America’s economy to the Rothschild banksters. The Federal Reserve is a privately owned banking system that does not belong to America or Americans.
It is no better a time to question whether US is a country or a corporation and the US President and officials at the Congress are working for that Corporation and not for the American people. It appears that the US Corporation is owned by the same country that owns Canada, Australia and New Zealand whose leaders are all serving the Queen in her Crown Land and US too has been and remains a crown colony that belong to the Empire of the 3 City States – City of London, Vatican City and Washington DC. The US president is nothing more than a figurehead for the central bankers and the transnational corporations – both of which are controlled by High Ecclesiastic Freemasonry from the City of London the home of the global financial system.
3.   Vatican City
The Vatican City is not part of Italy or Rome. The Vatican is the last true remnant of the Roman Empire. The State of Israel is also said to be a Roman outpost. The Vatican’s wealth includes investments with the Rothschilds in Britain, France and US and with oil and weapons corporations as well. The Vatican’s billions are said to be in Rothschild controlled ‘Bank of England’ and US Federal Reserve Bank. The money possessed by the Vatican is more than banks, corporations or even some Governments and questions why the wealth is not used to elevate at least the Christian poor when it preaches about giving?
Vatican wealth has been accumulated over the centuries by taxing indulgences, some Popes have sold tickets to heaven. Today, they are harvesting souls in Asia as a 3rdmillennium goal.
Together the 3 Cities have under their wing various societies and groups placed globally with their own so that no one contests their global plan and those that do …well all the assassinations will explain what happens.
The Fabian Society is one such entity which written in 1887 is a mixture of fascism, Nazism, Marxism and communism. It is not hard to now imagine that all these ‘ideologies’ would have also been engineered by the same people. It should come as no surprise then to discover that the Fabian Society is accredited with creating Communist China, Fascism in Italy and Germany and Socialism globally as well. How far people have been fooled and also explains the role played by the Fabian Society in formulating policies for the decolonized British Empire. It would also mean that quite a number of British educated natives given the mantle of leading the newly independent nations would have also been members of the Fabian society. The communist takeover of Russia too is said to be the work of the British Fabian Society financed by the City of London banking families.
A closer look at entities like the Bank Of International Settlements (BIS), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Club Of Rome, The Committee Of 300, the Central ‘Intelligence’ Agency (CIA), the Council On Foreign Relations, The Tri-Lateral Commission, The Bilderberg Groups, the ‘Federal’ Reserve System, the Internal Revenue Service(s), Goldman Sachs, Israel and the Israeli lobby, the Vatican, the City of London, Brussels, the United Nations, the Israeli Mossad, and Associated Press (AP) will reveal that they are all part of the Fabian Society which also controls the European Union.
A noteworthy quote is that of Australian Senator Chris Schacht who said in 2001 “You probably were not aware that us Fabians have taken over the CIA, KGB, M15, ASIO  (Australian Security Intelligence Organization), IMF, the World Bank and many other organizations.”
From all this we should realize that NOTHING HAPPENS IN ISOLATION. Therefore, every event however small is engineered and orchestrated by a handful of people who control the world and what goes on in the world.
Together they have been responsible for
1.   Global Warming/Climate change – by creating an environmental catastrophe and winning the Nobel Prize, they have created a public awareness for a ‘global government’ that gives them the right to take action over national governments. Known as UN Agenda 21 a closer look at its clauses will reveal how people will need to get permission for everything they do – in other words it is being used to control people.
2.   Federal Banking system – The Fabian Society created the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 handing over the US economy to a cartel of international financiers.
3.   Big Pharma – is responsible for drugging the Third World
4.   System of local government – promoting devolution and new concept of regional councils in a bid to increase a revenue generating system. It is within an overall plan to abolish independent sovereign national governments. Britain is divided in 9 separate regions of the EU. The British will be shocked to discover that EU laws take precedence over British laws and if they have doubts they need to ask why the Queen and British PMs have signed Treaties handing over power.
5.  Abolition of property rights – in 1974 at the Habitat Conference private property was identified as a threat to peace and equality of the environment. Using ‘environmentalism’ as a ploy the quest was to take over earth’s resources and place it under a central authority (UN) and issue licenses for payment. Who owns the UN…the same banking families. In 1987 the World Wilderness Congress was held organized by the Rothschild’s World Conservation Bank which was set up the same year. The World Bank is likely to be replaced by the World Conservation Bank – the aim is to break down national banks and assets will also be diverted to the new bank which is why there is an aim to merge currencies into 2 or  3 major currency groups and replace them with a new electronic currency which is said to be called the ‘earth dollar’. New Zealand has apparently transferred over 34% of its land area into UN Heritage Areas and Conservation Parks and these will all be owned by the same banking families. In 1992 the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Brazil was chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev responsible for dividing the Soviet Union and Maurice Strong, the Rothschild London agent. The topic was Agenda 21 which gave man rights superior to animals, fish, plants, trees and forests.
6.  The Patriots Act, the Human Rights Bill, the European Union Constitution, the Security and Prosperity Partnership are all being manipulated to place power in the control of a few hands. Their plans are plotted annually through the Bilderberg Group and their agents run numerous think tanks that steer Government policy which are funded by the banksters who in real terms run the world. Thus the 13 banking families that run the world control the central banks of the world that print money, give loans on interest and explains how national debt never decreases. Economic crises, oil crisis (simply to increase prices), Arab Springs are all manufactured as are wars. There is a saying that all wars and bankers wars. The danger is when it comes to food as the control is being placed under Monsanto and GMOs. Monsanto is the same company that introduced Agent Orange therefore it is worthwhile reading UN’s Codex Alimentarius and the impeding dangers.
An article by John Christian on THE BANKSTER’S ‘WORLD CONSERVATION BANK’and their electronic global currency, the ‘Earth Dollar’ is worth while reading.
Please read up on the items mentioned and expand your own understanding.
Shenali D Waduge

Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s In 1945, US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These, combined with Japanese treasure recovered during the US occupation, and with recovered Nazi loot, would create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism. This ‘Black Gold’ gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America’s allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years.

Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s 

In 1945, US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These, combined with Japanese treasure recovered during the US occupation, and with recovered Nazi loot, would create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism. 

This ‘Black Gold’ gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America’s allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years.

Black Eagle Trust Fund The 9/11 Attacks and the Black Eagle Trust Fund

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Black Eagle Trust Fund
The 9/11 Attacks and the Black Eagle Trust Fund

that fateful day [9/11], the Securities and Exchange Commission
declared a national emergency, and for the first time in U.S. history, invoked its emergency powers
under Securities Exchange Act Section 12(k) easing regulatory
restrictions for clearing and settling security trades for the next 15
days. These changes would allow an estimated $240 billion
in covert government securities to be cleared upon maturity without the
standard regulatory controls around identification of ownership.”
Dear friends,
Black Eagle Trust Fund
Few people are aware of the huge Black Eagle Trust fund, let alone its critical relation to the 9/11 attacks. A
brilliant summary of excellent information regarding this covert fund
compiled by meticulous researcher E.P. Heidner ties together many
previously unexplained threads in the 9/11 mystery in ways that are most
presents volumes of solid evidence to support his thesis that one of
the main reasons for the attacks was to cover up the laundering of over
$200 billion in bonds from this secretive fund that were to come due
the day after 9/11.
9/11 researchers will likely be most grateful for the revealing
connections in this careful research made between seemingly unconnected
parts of the 9/11 story and the many people and organizations involved.
Those less familiar with the 9/11 cover-up will almost certainly
appreciate the broad overview given and the hidden history behind it
all. If we follow the money, a lot of unexplained things begin to make
Below are key excerpts from this remarkable paper with highlighting provided for those with limited time.
If you do have time, the many diagrams, photos, and charts available
in the original 58-page essay are most helpful. The full document
also includes 232 footnotes for verification filling 17 pages worth of
text. In the concise summary below, I’ve kept the original footnote
numbers, so you will find they skip quite a bit. See the full essay to
explore these informative footnotes. For the entire original paper with
footnotes, click here.
readers may feel upset or overwhelmed with this material, yet the fact
that you are reading this and that this powerful information is
awakening many as it spreads around the Internet shows that we are
making a difference. Others may be excited to finally see the bigger
picture. See our “what you can do
section at the end of the article for ideas on how you can help spread
the word and build a brighter future. Thanks for caring.
With best wishes,
Fred Burks for PEERS and WantToKnow.info
Former language interpreter for Presidents Bush and Clinton
June 3, 2011
Note: For what may be the most powerful single piece of evidence corroborating this theory, click here
to read the Reuters news service article on the massive volume of
electronic financial transactions conducted from inside the WTC just
before the towers collapsed. Yet the investigation results are being
kept secret.

Collateral Damage: U.S. Covert Operations and the Terrorist Attacks on 9/11
September 11th attacks were likely meant as a cover-up for financial
crimes being investigated by the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI),
whose offices in the Pentagon were destroyed on September 11th. [1] The
attacks … were intended to cover-up the clearing of $240 billion
dollars in securities covertly created in September 1991 to fund a
covert economic war against the Soviet Union, during which ‘unknown’
western investors bought up much of the Soviet industry, with a focus on
oil and gas.
9/11 attacks also served to derail multiple Federal investigations
of crimes associated with the 1991 covert operation. Hundreds of
billions of dollars of government securities had to be destroyed. A
critical mass of brokers from the major government security
brokerages in the Twin Towers had to be eliminated to create chaos in
the government securities market. A situation needed to be created
wherein $240 billion dollars of covert securities could be electronically “cleared”
without anyone asking questions – which happened when the Federal
Reserve declared an emergency and invoked its “emergency powers” that
very afternoon. [4]
Where to Find Footnotes: To explore the excellent footnotes for the this article, see the end of full essay available here. As this is a summary, foot notes are not sequential.
were three major securities brokers in the World Trade Center: Cantor
Fitzgerald, Eurobrokers and Garbon Inter Capital. Cantor Fitzgerald was
the largest securities dealer in the US [7] and arguably the primary
target. [8] 41% of the fatalities in the Twin Towers came from Cantor
Fitzgerald and Eurobrokers. [13] 24% of the 125 fatalities in the
Pentagon were from the Naval Command Center that housed the Office of Naval Intelligence. 29 of 30
Office of Naval Intelligence employees died. The Naval Command Center
had been moved into that newly opened section of the Pentagon only a
month earlier. [21] And in the vaults beneath the World Trade Center
Towers, any certificates for bonds were destroyed. [14]
that fateful day, the Securities and Exchange Commission declared a
national emergency, and for the first time in U.S. history, invoked its emergency powers
under Securities Exchange Act Section 12(k) easing regulatory
restrictions for clearing and settling security trades for the next 15
days. These changes would allow an estimated $240 billion in covert
government securities to be cleared upon maturity without the standard
regulatory controls around identification of ownership. [19]
The Origins of the World Trade Center Attack
Emboldened by the lack of consequences for subverting the U.S. constitution and breaking international law during the Iran-Contra scandal
of the 1980s, a Bush administration group known as “the Vulcans”
planned a bigger drive to crush Communism once and for all. They waged
war against the Soviet Union and Iraq under George H.W. Bush, and
against Iraq and Afghanistan under George W. Bush. Belonging to this
group were Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Paul Wolfowitz,
Richard Armitage, and Condoleezza Rice. [31]
Vulcan’s drive to bring an end to the Cold War was fueled by a covert
war chest invisible to congressional oversight. [32] This war chest
would be known by several names: Black Eagle Trust, the Marcos gold,
Yamashita’s Gold, the Golden Lily Treasure, the Durham Trust or
Project Hammer.
[33] The program also seems to have lined the
pockets of the individuals that executed this policy. This was done to
the tune of a staggering $240 billion dollars in covert and allegedly
illegal bonds, which appear to have been replaced with Treasury notes
backed by U.S. taxpayers in the aftermath of September 11.
covert securities used to accomplish the national security objective
of ending the Cold War ended up in the vaults of the brokers in the
World Trade Center, and were destroyed on September 11, 2001. [36] They
came due for settlement and clearing on September 12. The federal
Agency investigating these bonds – The Office of Naval Intelligence –
was in the section of the Pentagon that was destroyed on 9/11.
this key group of senior National Security officials called the
Vulcans, who had participated in the victory of the economic cold war in
1991, the WTC, the Pentagon, the four airliners and their occupants
would became ‘collateral’ damage in the ending of the Cold War. Their
deaths were required to hide the existence of the Black Eagle Trust,
and the covert activities it had funded for over 50 years.

The destruction of these lives and buildings constituted a cover-up
of continued lawlessness by a fraternity or brotherhood of businessmen
and criminals often referred to as ‘the Enterprise’ in the 1980s,
though it has remained in the shadows since.
sources have documented that at the end of WWII, the treasury of the
Japanese Empire was discovered in the Philippines by a staff member of
General Charles Willoughby, [Edward Lansdale], who was General
MacArthur’s chief of Intelligence. Then known as the Golden Lily Treasure,
this mass of wealth had been accumulated by the Japanese through over
fifty years of pillaging by its army in Southeast Asia and China. It
was deposited in the Philippines due to the U.S. submarine blockade of
Japan. Reports vary, but documents in the public domain suggest
the recovered treasure was in excess of 280,000 metric tonnes of
gold, not including jewels and diamonds.
[40] After the War
[Lansdale] tortured Major Kojima Kashii – General Yamashita Tomoyuki’s
driver – until he revealed and created a map of the gold sites. [41]
Lansdale briefed Assistant Secretary of War John J. McCloy about the findings, and a U.S. Cabinet level decision
was made to confiscate the gold and cover-up its discovery. The gold would be added to the Black Eagle Trust fund.
It was McCloy, along with Secretary of the Navy Robert B. Anderson and Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson who created the Black Eagle Trust. [42]
John McCloy, who had shared a box at the 1936 Olympics with Adolph Hitler, went on to become President of the World Bank. Robert Anderson would go on to operate the Commercial Exchange Bank in the British West Indies, be convicted of running illegal banking operations and tax evasion, and be sentenced to prison. [43] A fourth member of that group – William ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan – would go on to found the CIA and distribute the gold to key banks represented by his staffers.
trust they created takes its name from the Nazi Black Eagle stamped on
the gold bars of the Third Reich. Gold bullion confiscated from the
Reich and not returned to its rightful owners and their heirs was the
original source of funding for this trust. [44] Over the years, the
significance of the Nazi gold would pale in comparison to the
confiscated Japanese treasure.
men responsible for initiating and executing the confiscation of Nazi
and Japanese treasury gold represented the most senior Intelligence
officers in the U.S. and Britain at the end of World War II, and the
Cabinet of the President of the United States. The financial
institutions represented by these individuals would become the major
financial banks in the world, along with the Swiss-German banks they
hid their gold in. The Yamashita gold would become the
cornerstone of the Black Eagle Fund, from which many covert
operations of the U.S. intelligence would be funded.
operation in the Philippines gave birth to most of the common features
of modern covert operations for U.S. Intelligence: bribery, theft,
torture, and false flag operations.
It would be Lansdale who would initiate a bond between the US
intelligence organizations and Israeli intelligence. It would be
Lansdale that would set precedents for the Intelligence community to
retain the services of organized crime on U.S. soil. Lansdale would hire
American Mafia family heads Carlos Marcello, Santos Trafficante, Meyer
Lansky, and Lucky Luciano in the U.S. war against Fidel Castro in 1961.
would be Lansdale’s team that would propose and justify sacrificing
innocent U.S. civilians in order to rally the American citizenry to
support an invasion of foreign soil. This was done under a program run
by Brigadier General William H. Craig, who reported to Lansdale for the
Cuba project. [61] This project was called Operation Northwoods.
Documents for this project would be accidentally released from the files
of Robert McNamara into the public domain some 40 years later, exposing
the degree to which Lansdale’s operatives would go to wage war. [62]
These declassified documents
revealed secret plans of the U.S. military to wage a fabricated
“terror” campaign against US citizens as a pretext to justify a second
invasion of Cuba.
Barrick Gold
would become an investment for nearly every gold bullion bank
associated with the Marcos gold recovery. These banks would loan gold to
Barrick, which would then sell the borrowed gold as derivatives, with
the promise of replacing the borrowed gold with their gold mining
operation. The records of many of those transactions disappeared when
Enron collapsed and the trading operation and all its records were taken
over by UBS, another major recipient of Marcos gold. The FBI was
reportedly conducting an investigation into those transactions, and the
investigation files were kept on the 23rd floor of the North Tower of
the WTC. A review of the personal accounts of September 11 now suggests
that office was deliberately targeted with explosives prior to the
collapse of the WTC towers. [73]
Taking Control
November 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected to the White House. Sixty-nine
days after the inauguration, John Hinckley attempted to assassinate
President Reagan. Eight days prior to that attempt, there were a series
of unprecedented policy changes that put George Bush in charge of
Foreign Policy and National Security.
That conferred new roles
and powers on Bush, including “unprecedented powers for a vice
president.” [85] Vice President George Bush was named the leader of the
United States “crisis management” staff, as a part of the National
Security Council system. [86] Then, on March 30, 1981, just eight days
after these powers were conferred on Bush, President Reagan was shot.
The father of the assassin that put Bush in power was John (a.k.a. Jack) Hinckley, Sr., the owner of Vanderbilt Oil. Hinckley had been giving maximum donations every year to George H.W. Bush since he started running for Congress. In The Black Hole of Guyana: The Untold Story of the Jonestown Massacre, John Judge painstakingly documents that Jonestown was a CIA operation for converting dispossessed and lonely refugees into assassins.
In an operation that was falling under Congressional investigation, the
evidence had to be eliminated – and nearly all the inhabitants were
murdered to prevent disclosure. [88]
key player in the Marcos gold would be Banker’s Trust, which was taken
over by Alex Brown & Sons, after Banker’s Trust floundered
financially on its Russian loans in the mid 1990s. These Russian loans
were facilitated by Enron, starting in August of 1993, and very possibly
were part of the Project Hammer takeover of Soviet industry. Alex
Brown’s involvement would bring to the forefront the names of three
names of individuals who would play multiple roles in this mystery: Buzz
Krongard, Mayo Shattuck, and J Carter Beese.
Buzz Krongard
is reported as the mentor of Beese and Shattuck from their years
together at Alex Brown. Additionally, he managed the merger between
Bankers Trust and Deutschebank Alex Brown. Bankers Trust, Zurich was a
key Marcos gold holder. Krongard would move on to become Chairman of
the investment bank A.B. Brown, Vice Chairman of Banker’s Trust, and
Executive Director of the CIA at the time of September 11.
Mayo Shattuck
would be reported to be the personal banker for Adnan Khashoggi and
Edgar Bronfmann during their partnership at Barrick Gold. [107] He
would move on to become the CEO of Deutschebank who would resign for
unexplained reasons the day after September 11, and would not be at the
WTC office that day when the tower collapsed. It was his bank that
was identified as the source of the illegal stock options that indicated there was insider trading taking advantage of the September 11 tragedy.
happened to the Marcos gold after it was confiscated by U.S. agents in
1986 has never been reported, but throughout the early 1990s, the world
gold market would be befuddled by the mysterious appearance of thousands
of tonnes of gold which appeared to suppress the price of gold.
preparation for their war against Communism, and in the years leading
up to the failed – or faux – coup of 1991 which initiated the last days
of Gorbachev and the rise of Yeltsin, Bush and a cadre of rogue KGB
officials built a complex international network of banks and holding
companies that would be used to take over ownership of the Soviet
economy. Over 300 of these KGB turncoats who supported this operation
would later be re-located to the US in the early 1990s and pensioned.
[111] Periodic CIA reports to Congress would review KGB and organized
crime complicity in the takeover of Russia by criminal elements, but all
mention of the formidable role of the U.S. would be expunged from
Congressional oversight and the public record. [112]
In the first phase of the economic attack on the Soviet Union, George Bush authorized Leo Wanta
and others to destabilize the ruble and facilitate the theft of the
Soviet/Russian treasury. This would result in draining the Russian
treasury of between 2,000 to 3,000 tonnes of gold bullion, ($35 billion
at the time). [113] The gold was ‘stolen’ in March of 1991, facilitated
by Leo Wanta and signed off by Boris Yeltsin’s right hand man. The
majority of the leaked reports from the CIA and FBI suggest the theft of
the Russian treasury was a KGB and Communist party operation, but what
those reports omitted was the extensive involvement of Boris Yeltsin,
the U.S. banking industry and the CIA.
the second phase, Wanta, George Soros and a group of Bush appointees
would begin to destabilize the ruble. There were two major operations:
the largest was coordinated by Alan Greenspan and Oliver North, and
implemented by Leo Wanta.
The 9/11 Cover-up and the Black Eagle Trust
an understanding of the economic war being waged on the Soviet Union,
the focus needs to turn to reports that on September 11, 1991, President
George Bush was responsible for issuing $240 billion dollars in
secretive bonds as a part of this attack on the Russian ruble. There are
six lines of evidence from eight sources that suggest this was indeed
the case. Many of these instances are corroborated with documents
available on the Internet, presented by those making the claims. [174]
bonds sat for ten years, like a ticking time bomb. They had to be
settled – or cashed in by September 12, 2001. The two firms in the U.S.
most likely to be handling them would be Cantor Fitzgerald and
Eurobrokers – the two largest government securities firms in the U.S.
The federal agency mostly involved in investigating those transactions
was the Office of Naval Intelligence. On 9/11, those same three
organizations: the two largest government securities brokers and the
Office of Naval Intelligence in the US took direct hits.
happened inside the buildings of the World Trade on September 11 is
difficult, but not impossible to discern. The government has put a seal
on the testimony gathered by the investigating 911 Commission, and
instructed government employees to not speak on the matter or suffer
severe penalties, but there are a number of personal testimonies posted
on the Internet as to what happened in those buildings that day.
reconstruction from those testimonies indicates the deliberate
destruction of evidence not only by a targeted assault on the
buildings, but also by targeted fires and explosions. In the
event that either the hijacking failed, or the buildings were not
brought down, the evidence would be destroyed by fires.
addition to the investigative evidence being destroyed, the Federal
Register reported that the physical securities held by the brokers in
their vaults had been destroyed.
would be even more revealing would be the actions of the Federal
Reserve Bank and the Securities and Exchange Commission on that day,
and in the immediate aftermath. As one of many coincidences on 9/11, the
Federal Reserve Bank was operating its information system from its
remote back-up site rather than it’s downtown headquarters. The SEC
and Federal Reserve system remained unfazed by the attack. All of
their systems continued to operate. The two major security trading firms
had their trade data backed up on remote systems. Nevertheless, the
Commission for the first time invoked its emergency powers under
Securities Exchange Act Section 12(k) and issued several orders to
ease certain regulatory restrictions temporarily.
The Federal Reserve Suspends the Rules
On the first day of the crisis, the SEC lifted “Rule 15c3-3:
Customer Protection – Reserves and Custody of Securities.” Thus GSCC
[Government Securities Clearing Corporation] was thus allowed to
substitute other securities for the physical securities destroyed during
the attack. “…collateral substitutions can and should be made with
regard to immediately maturing collateral.” [191] At this point in time,
the Federal Reserve and its GSCC had created a settlement
environment totally void of controls and reporting – where it could
substitute valid, new government securities for the mature, illegal
securities, and not have to record where the original bad securities had
come from, or where the new securities went
– all because the paper for the primary brokers for US securities had been eliminated.
review of the explanations for the actions of the Federal Reserve after
September 11th exposes an amazingly
complex web of analysis and speculation. The reports published by the
Federal Reserve argue that the Federal Reserve’s actions increasing the
monetary supply by over $300 billion were justified to overcome
operational difficulties in the financial sector. While impressive as
the reports are, what is noted by the casual reader is that all of the
Federal Reserve analysis is speculative and suggestive, using
phraseology such as “may have,” “likely,” “presumably,” or “should
have.” There are few – if any – definitive statements about root cause
and the appropriateness of the Federal Reserve response.
the Fed was reporting outstanding account balances of over $100 billion
per day (while not identifying the banks involved), the Wall Street Journal
reported that at one point during the week after 9/11, BoNY was
publicly reported to be overdue on $100 billion in payments. [198] The
Deutschebank, which sat inside the WTC and was totally decimated,
reported no such account balance increase, and JP Morgan, the other of
only two clearing banks which uses the same traders and communications
hub, reported no such increase in its account balance. No one
has publicly asked: why is it that these other two banks were not
seriously disrupted, while the Bank of New York – which had no
structural damage – seemed unable to operate?
Black Eagle Trust Fund 2
key unknown figures in the Federal Reserve may have ‘conspired’ with
key unknown figures at the Bank of New York to create a situation where
$240 billion in off balance sheet securities created in 1991 as part of
an official covert operation to overthrow the Soviet Union, could be
cleared without publicly acknowledging their existence. These
securities, originally managed by Cantor Fitzgerald, were cleared and
settled in the aftermath of September 11th through the BoNY. The $100
billion account balance bubble reported by the Wall Street Journal
as being experienced in the BoNY was tip of a three day operation, when
these securities were moved from off-balance-sheet to the balance
[As reported on page 12 of a Federal Reserve document]
“In the absence of complete information on deliveries into and out of
its account at BoNY on September 11, and as a result of its assumption
of settlement fails on the starting legs of blind-brokered RPs, GSCC
recorded (after the close of business on September 11) $266 billion in
transactions that apparently failed to settle…. Continuing
connectivity problems prevented GSCC from giving BoNY delivery
instructions after the close of business on September 11 and prevented
it from acquiring information on activity in its account at BoNY during
the day on September 12. Consequently, GSCC recorded $440 billion in
settlement fails as of the close of business on September 12.” [201]
appears to be the case is that the Federal Reserve imbalances reported
on three consecutive days in the aftermath were largely concentrated at
the Bank of New York, which is reported to represent over 90% of the
imbalance, suggesting the Bank had been the recipient of massive fund
transfers, and unable to send out transfers. Overall transactions for
the day of 9/11 were seemingly down even more significantly than volume,
but the transactions that came in after closing were extremely large,
averaging in size in packages of $35 million or more. This would be
consistent with a hypothesis that $240 billion of securities were being
pushed surreptitiously into the money supply.
Federal Reserve, without providing the detail required to substantiate
it’s claims, would have the public believe that there were widespread
liquidity issues, when in fact the issues were very concentrated
primarily, if not singularly, in the BoNY, which has been the subject of
an ongoing major money-laundering investigation for many years.
account balance issues resulted in the defacto expansion of the
monetary supply, details of which are no longer reported by the Federal
reported cause of this market malfunction is seemingly suspect. By
comparison, the Deutschebank which sat inside the World Trade Center
reported no such account balance increase, and JP Morgan, the other of
two clearing banks which uses the same traders and communications hub,
reported no such increase in account balance. Additionally, while
problems were being documented between the BoNY and GCSS, no other
institution had those problems.
is a contention that at the core of the September 11th attack, someone
was planning to cover the 1991 issuance of $240 billion in covert
securities used to finance the collapse the Soviet Union. The facts
surrounding the financial aftermath of September 11 suggest this is not
only possible, but that reports describing the aftermath have
deliberately been misleading.
  • The US dollar money supply was significantly increased in the aftermath of 9/11;
  • The bank at the core of the illegal money laundering by ex-Soviet
    criminals was the source of the increased money supply (BoNY);
  • The generally disseminated rationale for BoNY’s operational
    problems seems to have affected no other bank in a similar manner or
    magnitude and is inconsistent with reports on the BoNY operations in
    the aftermath;
  • A key witness who might provide insight to these issues is a statistically aberrant death;
  • The source of the BoNY’s $330 billion increase in assets is cloaked under the privilege of “private banking;”
  • The only alleged “severe” disruption to the financial systems was
    the Federal Reserves account balance and the securities trading
    fails – both systems required to hide the laundering of $240 billion in
    covert securities.
This is not a ‘proof’ that $240 billion was laundered, but it provides probable cause for paying serious attention.
has many interpretations, and this report has been just one of many –
an interpretation pieced together from the bold admissions and
revelations of insiders, whose stories have been ignored and suppressed
by the major media organizations. It is an interpretation of
history that suggests a few determined men strove to change the world
in defense of Western capitalism in ways which they felt needed to be
hidden from the public. Whatever emotion or logic that was adequate to
cause them to hide their actions from the public was not strong enough
to prevent them from committing the acts.

Where to Find Footnotes: To explore the excellent footnotes for the above article, see the end of full essay available here.

Author’s Note:
This is the condensed version of this story. The author cannot vouch
for the accuracy of the source materials, although efforts have been
made to validate the consistency of the story line with as many
references as possible. There is no single fact or reference that this
story is dependent on. The author expects some details to be disputed,
and possibly disproved, but contends that the story line will hold true
Note from Fred: Though
I doubt this was the only reason for 9/11, it was likely one of the
main motivators. For what may be the most powerful single piece of
evidence corroborating this theory, click here
to read the Reuters news service article on the massive volume of
electronic financial transactions conducted from inside the WTC just
before the buildings collapsed. Yet the investigation results are being
kept secret. For an excellent 44-minute documentary which goes into this
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The Black Eagle Trust


The Black Eagle TrustContinued research by the Seagraves has revealed that the United States did recover portions of the Golden Lily and Nazi treasure and used the treasure to clandestinely fund various right wing causes and covert operations. This enormously large secret slush fund became known informally as the Black Eagle Trust.

Up until September 1945, Edward Lansdale had remained an immaterial advertising copywriter, who had spent the war writing propaganda for the OSS. In September, with the disbanding of the OSS, he was offered an opportunity to transfer to the US Army’s G2 operation in the Philippines.
On transferring to the Philippines, Lansdale was placed in charge of supervising a Filipino-American intelligence officer named Severio Garcia Diaz Sanata, better known as Santy. Yamashita had surrendered and was arrested for war crimes relating to gruesome atrocities committed by Admiral Iwabuchi Kanji’s sailors while evacuating Manila. There was no mention of the Golden Lily or war loot during Yamashita’s trial. It was impossible to torture a war criminal without it being exposed in the subsequent trial. Yamashita’s driver however, fell under special scrutiny. He had driven Yamashita everywhere since Yamashita’s arrival in the Philippines.
Santy proceeded to torture the driver, Major Kojima Kashii, to find the burial sites of the Japanese treasure. Lansdale soon joined the torture sessions as an observer and participant. In October, Kojima broke down and led Santy and Lansdale to the location of a dozen sites in the mountains north of Manila. Two of the sites were easily opened and revealed a prodigious quantity of gold, precious metals, and gems.
While Santy and his teams started to open the other sites, Lansdale flew to Japan to brief MacArthur and then on to Washington to brief President Truman. After a cabinet discussion, Truman decided to proceed with the recovery. However, the recovery would be kept a state secret.
The decision was not Truman’s alone. Henry Stimson, Secretary of War, first proposed using gold recovered from the Nazis as a secret slush fund during the Roosevelt administration. The Nazis had already did the dirty work and re-smelted the gold, making it hard trace the gold’s origin. Many of the owners had perished in the war and many of the pre-war governments had ceased to exist. With many of the eastern countries falling under the influence of the Soviet Union, returning any gold to these countries was out of the question with the cold warriors.
Stimson’s special assistants on this topic were John McCloy, Robert Lovett, Clark Clifford, and Robert Anderson. Both McCloy’s and Lovett’s backgrounds have been discussed in previous chapters. Anderson was a former Texas Republican legislator. In 1953, he was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Eisenhower, and in 1954, Secretary of Defense. Some sources say he was appointed as Secretary of the Navy based solely on the need to move gold from the Philippines. In 1957, he was appointed Secretary of the Treasury. In 1987, he pled guilty to running an off shore bank after being caught up in the BCCI scandal. The same scandal also ensnared Clark Clifford.
The idea of the Black Eagle Trust was first discussed with the Allies in secret during July 1944, at Bretton Woods. This has been confirmed by CIA Deputy Director, Ray Cline, who as late as the 1990s has sought to control Japanese war booty sitting in the vaults of Citibank.
After briefing Truman, Stimson, Lovett, and others Lansdale returned to Tokyo with Anderson in November. From there MacArthur and Anderson accompanied Lansdale on a secret flight to Manila. Santy had by then already opened the sites and MacArthur and Anderson strolled down row after row of gold bullion stacked two meters tall. This was only the gold that had not reached Japan once the home islands were blockaded in the war.
Cline and others have confirmed that the gold recovered by Santy and Lansdale was covertly moved by ship to 176 accounts in 42 different countries. Truman had been informed that if such a large quantity of gold became public knowledge that the fixed $35 an ounce price would collapse. Other documents show large deposits of gold and platinum were made in various Swiss banks between 1945 and 1947.
Secrecy was vital to the success of the Black Eagle Trust. The United States declared Japan was broke from the very beginning. The United States elite lead by Herbert Hoover, wanted to maintain Japan as a staunch anticommunist state in the Far East. The Japanese elites were hard-core conservatives and alarmed by the communist threat. The most ardent of the anti-communist were the indicted war criminals. As noted earlier only a few Japanese war criminals were ever punished due to a large part of the interference by MacArthur in cleansing the Emperor of all crimes.
Such secrecy led to immediate abuses and the misleading of the American and Japanese people. Those most responsible for the war were left in power. The 1951, peace treaty between the Allies and Japan was greatly skewed by considerations for the Black Eagle Trust. To shield Japan from war reparations, John Foster Dulles secretly negotiated the treaty with three Japanese officials. One later became Prime Minister and served repeatedly as Minister of finance, 
Miyazawa Kiichi.
Article 14 of the peace treaty states as follows:
It is recognized that Japan should pay reparations to the Allied Powers for the damage and suffering caused by it during the war. Nevertheless it is also recognized that the resources of Japan are not presently sufficient… the Allied Powers waive all reparations claims of the Allied Powers and their nationals arising out of any actions taken by Japan.
By signing the treaty, Allied countries waived all rights to any claims, including claims by their citizens and service men forced into slave labor by the Japanese warlords.
Because the Black Eagle Trust and the political actions funds that it has spawned remain off the books and invisible, the potential for abuse by falling into unscrupulous hands remain high to this day. In 1960, Vice President Nixon gave one of the largest funds, the M Fund, to the leaders of the Japanese Liberal Party in return for kickbacks to his election campaign. The fund, then valued at $35 billion and now estimated as worth over $500 billion, has served to keep the Liberal Party in power and effectively reduce politics in Japan to a one party dictator with a block on any meaningful reforms.100 This is readily evident in the troubled economic state of Japan. Even after sliding into an economic abyss fifteen years ago, Japan has still not addressed their economic policies in any meaningful manner. In effect, Nixon’s action has left Japan with an inept, corrupt and weak regime that has not even confronted its role in starting WWII.
The immense wealth of the Japanese war loot is confirmed in a 1950 report prepared by MacArthur’s headquarters. An excerpt appears below:
Japanese owned gold and silver…property that was acquired by Japan under duress, wrongful acts of confiscation, dispossession or spoliation…property found in Japan and identified as having been located in an Allied country and removed to Japan by fraud or coercion by the Japanese or their agents…great hoards of gold, silver, precious stones, foreign postage stamps, engraving plates…precious metals and diamonds stockpiles owned or controlled by the Japanese…30,000 carats of diamonds in one stash, and a single find of 52.5 pounds of hoarded platinum …
One of the spectacular tasks of the occupation dealt with collecting and putting under guard the great hoards of gold, silver, precious stones, foreign postage stamps, engraving plates, and all currency not legal in Japan. Even though the bulk of this wealth was collected and placed under Untied States military custody by Japanese officials, undeclared caches of these treasures were known to exist.
MacArthur’s staff was well aware of the Japanese treasures, including the $2 billion of gold laying on the bottom of Tokyo Bay. Another large hoard, discovered in 1946 by U.S. intelligence was the $13 billion cache of underworld godfather Kodama Yoshio. Yoshio was made a rear admiral during the war and placed in charge of looting the Asian underworld. After the war Kodama was arrested for war crimes and imprisoned. To avoid trial and imprisonment, Kodama offered the CIA a $100 million dollar bribe. The money was added to the M-Fund and Kodama was freed. He later financed the creation of two political parties that later merged into the Liberal Party.
Following the death of Santy in 1974, some of the biggest black gold accounts were placed in Lansdale’s name. Curiously, Lansdale had retired from the CIA before 1974.
Much of the information about the Black Eagle Trust has seeped to the surface in several lawsuits. Citibank CEO John Reed has been named in several of those suits. Another lawsuit initiated by Rogelio Roxas, a Filipino locksmith, sued President Marcos for seizing a one ton golden Buddha that he had found. In another legal battle, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Norbert Schlei had to fight for his survival after being stung by the Treasury Department for asking too many questions about Japan’s secret M-Fund.
Shlei was a key lawyer during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Shlei was the attorney that found legal grounds for the Cuba blockade during the missile crisis. He was the principal author of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Likewise, he was the primary author of the following landmark bills: the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Immigration Reform Act of 1967.
Schlei was acquitted of eight counts, including wire and bank fraud and money laundering, but was convicted by a jury of conspiracy and securities fraud. The charges stem from Shlei negotiating a settlement for a client based on a gold certificate backed by the M Fund. In 1998, The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the judgment, in effect admitting that Shlei was innocent of the charges and a victim of partisan politics.
While Shlei was being indicted, prosecuted, and forced into bankruptcy, former Secretary of State, Alexander Haig went to Japan and negotiated a certificate based on the M-Fund. This was the very same action that led to Shlei’s arrest. Haig carried with him a personal letter from then President George H.W. Bush.
Haig was the ideal choice to negotiate the certificate. In 1947, Haig was assigned as an aide to General MacArthur and undoubtedly had firsthand knowledge of the Golden Lily and the various secret funds created from it. While in Japan, Haig married the daughter of General Alonzo Fox, MacArthur’s deputy chief of staff.
While many aspects of WWII still remain partially shrouded in fog due to censorship and government secrecy, the financial treachery and extortion surrounding the Golden Lily and the financial dealings with post-war Japan are confined to a black hole of government secrecy. Western archives and databases have been purged of records of Japan’s looting and economic treachery. Such reports still remain classified and hidden from the public. Moreover, the reports that do exist will not be made public for another half century. Recent efforts by Congress to force the release of documents from WWII has met with only limited success, as the CIA still retains the right to filter out documents that may reveal an unsavoury American collusion with the Japanese warlords. However, bits and pieces of the puzzle have emerged in recent years to present a partial view.
At the time the Philippines fell to the Japanese, the Philippine National Treasure consisted of over 51 metric tons of gold, 32 metric tons of silver bullion, 140, ton of silver coins, and $27 million in U.S. Treasury notes. These were evacuated to Corregidor in December 1941, and stored in the tunnel complex there. General Willoughby’s wife helped inventory the gold. Willoughby will figure prominently later on. On February 3, 1942, a submarine, the USS Trout, arrived at Corregidor delivering munitions, food, and medical supplies. Before departing, the skipper requested that he needed ballast. The sub was loaded with the private gold, and 16 tons of silver pesos, along with other paper securities including some Treasury notes. The USS Trout then continued its patrol, sinking two Japanese vessels before returning to Pearl Harbor. There the gold and securities were turned over to the San Francisco Mint. It never occurred to the defenders of Corregidor to hide or conceal the remaining treasure in the tunnel complex. When the Japanese captured Corregidor, the treasure was still there in plain view.
Japan used the same tactics that the Nazis did in laundering looted gold. Japan moved looted gold through Swiss banks in Tokyo, Portuguese banks in Maco, and banks in Chile and Argentina. The gold was moved to South America in large cargo submarines. The Portuguese cleverly omitted Maco in the Bretton Woods agreement.
Journalist Paul Manning had an opportunity to see Emperor Hirohito’s financial records when they were still in the custody of the occupation authorities. The records indicated that the Japanese advisors to the Emperor began moving his gold out of Japan in 1943, about the same time Bormann began moving Nazi loot out of Germany. Historian James Mackay concludes that the Emperor’s accounts included $35 million in South America banks, $20 million in Swiss accounts, and $45 million in Portuguese, Spain, and Vatican accounts.
Any account of the Golden Lily and Japanese war loot is incomplete without a look at Japan’s use of slave labor. All of the various treasure sites in the Philippines were built with slave labor, including Allied POWs. Once a site was complete and ready to be sealed, the slaves would be herded into the tunnels. The tunnel was then blown shut, leaving the prisoners to die a slow agonizing death from suffocation.
The Japanese were especially brutal with their POWs, even more so than the Nazis. Over thirty percent of the Allied POWs died in captivity at the hands of their tormentors. In comparison, only three percent of Allied POWs died in Nazi camps. Allied POWs were deliberately left to die untreated from beriberi and other tropical diseases. In a prisoner of war camp on Hainan Island, the camp commandant, Captian Kikuchi Ichiro, withheld Vitamin B capsules to prevent beriberi and calculated the minimum amount of food to keep the POWs barely alive.
Thousands of POWs were transported to Japan on the Hell Ships, sealed in the cargo holds under conditions so grim that it was not uncommon for ten percent of the POWs to die before reaching Japan. Ships carrying POWs were supposed to have been marked as such, but Japan refused to mark its Hell Ships, so when they were attacked and sunk, the POWs still locked in the cargo holds would drown. At least 16 Hell Ships were sunk mistakenly by the Allies. A total of 17,036 Allied POWs were lost aboard these 16 Hell Ships.
By mid-1942, Japan held 140,000 Allied POWs, about a half-million western civilians, and over a million overseas Chinese. The Chinese were singled out for exceptional brutality. Prisoners were forced into slave labor for a variety of uses. Besides being used to bury the stolen gold, prisoners were used to mine gold and coal. Others were used to operate factories including Mitsui, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi, Nippon Steel, Showa, Denko, and others. Mitsui was by far the largest employer of slave labor. Operators of the Hell Ships include the following corporations: NYK Line, KKK Line, and Mitsui. These corporations have never been obligated to pay compensation to their victims. Tokyo and Washington have blocked all attempts at compensation.
Japan dragooned about a million Chinese and another million Koreans to work in mines. The Japanese forced Korean women and young girls into prostitution. Known as comfort girls they were slaves to the military. After the Philippines the Japanese rounded up wealthy women and young girls and raped them as much as fifty times in a day. Held for ransom, the rapes would continue until the family came up with the ransom.
When Japan was liberated, the U.S POWs were taken to Guam where they were browbeaten until they signed papers agreeing they would tell no one of their experiences. For some unknown reason, Tokyo and Washington both wanted total silence surrounding the abuse of POWs. Further documentation supporting this comes from the files captured by the British Royal Marines in 1945. In the files is a revealing document written by a commander of a POW camp at Taihoku, in Tawain. He had just received emergency instructions from the 11th Unit of Formosa. His instructions read as follows:
Whether they are destroyed individually or in groups, or however it is done, with mass bombing, poisonous smoke, drowning, decapitation or what… it is the aim not to allow the escape of a single one, to annihilate them all and not to leave any traces.
Obviously, Tokyo was adamant on silencing all aspects of their abuse of POWs. Washington’s concurrence however, is perplexing. The war was over, and Japan had been vanquished, what cities that didn’t lie in ruins from the massive fire bombing lay in ashes from the two atomic bombings. The only possible motives for Washington’s agreement are bribery or blackmail. Meanwhile, those American GIs that suffered in brutal slave labour camps and those that were murdered in those camps were betrayed by the leaders in Washington and left no means of recourse.
It is almost impossible to keep something the size of the Golden Lily secret. Periodically reports of stolen loot have surfaced. One of the first reports concerned Dutch silver. In 1946, American sources informed the Dutch military mission that 110 cases of Dutch coins was known to have been transferred from Yokosuka Bank to the Bank of Japan. In 1947, Lieutenant General Schilling of the Dutch military mission reported to his government that thirty tons of Dutch silver had been recovered from Tokyo Bay. The Japanese 16th Army on Java seized this silver and shipped it aboard fake hospital ships to the Osaka Mint. Additional Dutch ingots were recovered from Etchugina Bay.
Due to post-war detective work by the former Dutch POW, Lieutenant A. Looijen, 187 tons of Dutch silver was eventually returned to the Netherlands. Looijen had traced the silver bullion from Java to the Bank of Japan. Another Dutch POW, C. Broekhuizen, was forced into slave labour and reported that it was the Japanese government’s intention to conceal the gold and silver until after the war and then to melt it down and recast it in order to launder it. Other Dutch and American POWs have attested to seeing a warehouse full of coins from the various countries of Asia and the South Pacific. The warehouse had previously been owned by Standard Oil. Still other POWs reported seeing copper coins re-smelted at a Hitachi factory.107.
Along with the gold and silver coinage, POWs reported seeing copious amounts of diamonds and other precious gems. The finest were culled and set aside. The smallest were consigned for industrial use. The remainders were poured back into oil drums for storage in private vaults. Almost all of the loot was hidden in either private vaults or tunnels and bunkers in the Japanese Alps. Little was deposited in Japanese banks, as the elite was not about to share the wealth with the lower classes.
The largest tunnel complex is at Matsushiro near Nagano, the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics. The tunnel complex is ten kilometers long with over 60,000 cubic feet of underground space. It was originally built to house the imperial family, members of the aristocracy, and all government agencies. The tunnel complex was dug with slave labor from Korea. The slaves were never seen after the complex was completed, an all too frequent occurrence with the Japanese treasure sites. They were probably buried alive in a side tunnel. The complex was also used to hide treasure from the Golden Lily.
After the war, allied investigators learned that on August 2, 1945, just days before Japan’s surrender, 387 allied POWs were buried alive on the Japanese island of Sado. They had been forced to work in a gold and coal mine. Lieutenant Tsuda Yoshiro described the event to investigators. The mine was operated by Mitsubishi, which had a notorious reputation for brutal treatment of their slave labour. In another gold mine on Sado, also operated by Mitsubishi, one-thousand Korean slave workers were buried alive. Their fate was uncovered from company records released in 1991, covering the Mitsubishi’s distribution of cigarette rations to its slave labor.108
In 1947, General MacArthur brought a number of gemologists to Japan. Edward Henderson was one of the gemologists. He was invited to appraise some $50 million in gems that the U.S. Army had recovered. According to journalist Robert Whiting, roughly 800,000 karats of diamonds were transferred from the Bank of Japan to MacArthur’s command. No record of the fate of these diamonds has ever been found. 110
To better understand how such a large treasure as the Golden Lily has been suppressed and how the Black Eagle Trust came into being, a closer look at the liberation of the Philippines is required. While only part of the Nazi gold was ever officially recovered and returned to its rightful owners, almost none of the Emperor’s loot has been recovered and returned.
The primary difference between the Asian and European theaters during the war, was the OSS, was Eisenhower allowed to operate in Europe. The recovered Nazi loot was due largely to the efforts of the OSS and the gold teams in Europe. Once the initial gold teams were displaced, what gold that was found in Europe seems to have disappeared into a black hole.
MacArthur, however, would not allow any OSS agent to operate within his theater of command. When Lansdale arrived, the OSS was being disbanded and Lansdale had been officially transferred to the army.
MacArthur’s intelligence operation was under the formal command of General Charles Willoughby. MacArthur referred to Willoughby has his “little fascist.” Willoughby had been born in Germany. He was a love child between Baron T. Scheppe-Weindenbach and Emma Willoughby of Baltimore, Maryland. When MacArthur was promoted to the U.S. Far Eastern Command, Willoughby chose to follow his idol. Both had been assigned to the Philippine command. Impressed by Willoughby’s loyalty MacArthur appointed him as his assistant chief of intelligence.
After Japan attacked the Philippines, Willoughby moved to Corregidaor with MacArthur and then was evacuated with MacArthur to Australia. Willoughby was generally inept and not even remotely prepared for many of the assignments. However, MacArthur demanded absolute control over intelligence and special operations, and Willoghby was ready and able to deliver MacArthur total control and loyalty. Willoughby was also clever at hiding his blunders and promoting his successes. In later years after the war, Willoughby became a member of just about every fringe far right-wing group that came into existence.
In Australia, Willoughby set up the Allied Intelligence Bureau to run guerrilla operations in the Philippines. He also set up the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section. However, Willoughby’s incompetence in guerrilla warfare was too much, even for MacArthur. MacArthur appointed his personal lawyer and crony Courtney Whitney to take over the special operations and guerrilla warfare. Whitney was a very rich man and well connected in the Philippines. He proved an adept officer in managing guerrilla operations in the Philippines. To sooth Willoughby’s hurt feelings MacArthur promoted Willoughby to a general.
Severio Garcia Diaz Sanata or “Santy” was born in Luzon and educated in California. While in California, Santy married the wealthy heiress Evangeline Compton. In 1930, the couple returned to the Philippines. During this time, Santy became a fringe member of the social click around MacArthur and Whitney. During the war, Santy became one of Whitney’s most effective agents inside the Philippines.
Another key figure in MacArthur’s Manila circle was Joseph McKickling, a law partner of Courtney Whitney. After the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, McKickling was made an officer of G2 under the command of Willoughby. He was also evacuated with MacArthur to Australia. During the torture of Major Kojima, McKickling was Santy’s immediate superior. About the time Santy was uncovering the treasure from the Golden Lily, McKickling became fabulously wealthy. He married the wealthy heiress Mercedes Zobel. McKickling masterminded the Zobel-Ayala acquisition of global real estate, creating one of the world’s great fortunes. While the Zobel-Ayala clan was far from poor, the real money in launching their world-class fortune came from McKickling.
The first detection of the Golden Lily came from a team of guerillas smuggled into the Philippines. Disguised as a fisherman, U.S. Navy Warrant Officer John Ballinger observed a heavily laden Japanese hospital ship heading for Subic Bay. He photographed the ship and identified it as the Hazi Maru, a fast liner. Guerrilla hero, Captain Medina, led Ballinger’s unit. The unit then observed the crew unloading heavy crates from the ship onto truck convoy.
Ballinger’s team then followed the convoy and observed the Japanese unloading the cargo and storing it in a mountain cave. Once they had finished unloading the trucks, the Japanese blew the entrance to the cave shut. It took the guerillas several days to reopen the cave, where they found rows upon rows of boxes filled with 75-kilo gold bars. They resealed the cave and reported their findings to MacArthur’s headquarters in Australia.
After the American landing of troops on Leyte, Medina’s guerrillas watched the Japanese hurriedly unloading heavy boxes into a tunnel near a hospital. Media’s guerrillas attacked the Japanese soon routed them, blowing the tunnel shut with many of the Japanese still trapped inside the tunnel. A report of this action was sent to MacArthur’s headquarters.
Thus, it seems certain that MacArthur and his command staff were well aware of the existence of the Golden Lily treasure long before the Japanese surrender. What is not known due to the extreme secrecy surrounding the treasure was if MacArthur had been privy to Stimpson’s plan to use recovered treasure to finance a global political action fund before the surrender. The extreme secrecy over the POW issue from the very beginning of the surrender seems to suggest he was.
MacArthur’s knowledge of Japanese treasury surely played a part in the war crimes trial of General Yamashita. Yamashita was innocent of the charges as stated earlier. However, MacArthur and his staff were eager to see the trial proceed and badgered the trial tribunal, urging that hearsay evidence be allowed and to quicken the proceedings. Yamashita’s defence team appealed the death sentence to the Supreme Court. His sentence was not overturned, but two justices dissented. Dissenting Justice Murphy’s words follows.
The Petitioner was rushed to trial under an improper charge, given insufficient time to prepare an adequate defense, and there was no serious attempt to prove that he committed a recognized violation of the laws of war. He was not charged with personally participating in the acts of atrocity or with ordering or condoning their commission. Not even knowledge of these crimes was attributed to him.
Judge Rutledge, the other dissenting judge, was equally critical of the conviction. Following a failed appeal to President Truman, Yamashita was hung. Obviously Yamashita’s knowledge of the treasure provided a hidden motive for MacArthur to dispose of the wrongly charged general. Being charged with war crimes, Yamashita could not be tortured without it being exposed in his trial. However, his driver Major Kojima Kashii was brutally tortured.
It is unknown how McCloy, Anderson, Clifford, and Lovett administered the Black Eagle Trust in the years following the war. However, the rest of the world was battered and bankrupt at the end of the war. It seems certain that from the work of the Seagraves that Britain’s re-entry into the world gold market must have been based on the trust. At the end of the war the Untied States held 60 percent of the world’s official gold reserves. Thus, Washington was in a position to manipulate and force other countries to go follow the Washington line.
By 1960, it was clear to European central banks that they soon would be holding dollars in excess of the official U.S. gold reserves. Until the 1960s the U.S. gold reserves and the secret Black Eagle Trust allowed the United States to browbeat any nation into complying with U.S. wishes and desires. By 1960, the printing of fiat money nearly equalled the U.S. gold reserves. The dwindling ratio of the U.S. gold reserves to the money supply allowed other nations to escape from under Uncle Sam’s heavy hand. As a result starting around 1960 various nations began striking out on their own course, most notably France. The role of gold in the Cold War is perhaps one of the most unrecognized factors in the entire Cold War era. While the Black Eagle Trust still could fix election globally, the U.S. was forced by their dwindling gold stocks to ease the heavy repression of the 1950s, both domestically and globally. The result was an almost spontaneous global protest leading to one of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th Century. It was French demands to exchange dollars for gold that led to Nixon closing the gold window.
The 1948 Italian election is the first known example of the use of the Black Eagle Trust to fix an election. CIA agent Jesus Angleton had recovered Ethiopian treasure, plundered by Mussolini. Angleton did not return the treasure to impoverish Ethiopia; he appropriated it for the CIA. Angleton arranged for the Vatican to provide 100 million liras to back anticommunists’ candidates in the election. Some of the funds likely came from the Black Eagle Trust considering the Vatican was one of the 42 countries the recovered gold was shipped to in 1946-47. 113
Manipulating elections and other covert operations was the black side of the Truman Doctrine. Following London’s appeal to Washington that it had no money for military aid to Greece and Turkey, Truman appealed to Congress for a $400 million aid package. Secretly, Truman simultaneously authorized the use of funds from the Black Eagle for covert operations to defeat the communist uprising.
Frank Wisner was the man put in charge of the CIA covert operation in Europe following WWII. Wisner was the person to first come up with hiring ex-Nazis to create a fifth column against the Soviet Union. By 1952, he had operations in forty-seven countries and an official budget of $84 million, and a staff of three-thousand. It is unknown how much funding he may have received from the Black Eagle. Wisner was supported by powerful friends: the Dulles brothers, George Keenan, Averell Harriman, Joe and Stewart Alsop.
Likewise, in Japan funds recovered from the Golden Lily were used in the immediate post war period. Three secret funds existed during the military occupation—the M-Fund, the Yotsuya Fund, and the Keenan Fund. MacArthur was instrumental in establishing the M-Fund. Initially, it was believed to have been as large as $2-billion. Money for it came from the sale of confiscated gold, silver, gems, and other strategic materials.
The M-Fund named after General William Fredi Marquat, chief of SCAP’s Economic and Scientific Section. In theory, Marquat headed the U.S. unit that was to punish Japanese corporations that had made obscene profits off the war. In practice, Marquat spent considerable time and effort in concealing the profits for the businesses. Maquat, like Willoughby, was grossly incompetent. However, he was inside MacArthur’s circle, where loyalty counted more than competency.
Marquat did little in the way of shutting down the profit mongers during the war. He was also in charge of bringing the war criminals from Unit 731 to justice. Unit 731 was Japan’s biological and chemical warfare division that used victims to test their warfare agents on. Instead of fulfilling his outlined duties, Marquat presided over the transfer of Unit 731to Fort Dietrich. All information on the unit was withheld from the American and Japanese public, and the War Crimes Tribunal. 

The M-Fund was created to buy elections. Its first big application came in the late 1940s when the socialists won the election. The M-Fund immediately began dispensing great sums to discredit the socialist cabinet. Later, the fund was again used to discredit Tokyo’s consideration of opening relations with the People’s Republic of China.
The Yoshida Fund was established with an entirely different objective. It was used to finance the Japanese underworld for “wet work”—kidnapping and murder. General Willoughby controlled the Yoshida Fund. Moneys from this fund were used to silence union leaders and organizers. Willoughby also took on the job of falsifying the Japanese military history to conform to the needs of the American Cold Warriors. His work in this effort was published by the U.S. government under the title of The Japanese Monographs and Japanese Studies in World War Two.
Joseph Keenan, another figure from MacArthur’s inner circle, controlled the Keenan Fund. Keenan was the chief prosecutor in the Tokyo war crimes trials. The sole purpose of the Keenan Fund was to bribe witness at the war crimes trials. Unlike the swift trial of Yamashita in the Philippines, the Tokyo trials were dragged out for three years. Witnesses were bribed to prevent any testimony implicating the Emperor. Witnesses that could not be bribed met with violent and sudden deaths. The fund was also used to prevent testimony of Unit 731.
In 1956, the Eisenhower administration used the M-Fund again to place Kishi as head of the newly merge Liberal-Democratic Party and as Japan’s new Prime Minister. Kishi had been a signer of the Japanese Declaration of War against the United States. He had actively been involved in slave labor and was part of the hard core ruling clique in Manchuria. He was one of the most prominent war criminals arrested in post-war Japan. However, he was freed with bribe money from Kodama.
Harry Kern, Eugene Dooman, Compton Packenham and other members of Averell Harriman’s group had groomed Kishi for ten years. Despite all the grooming by Harriman, Kishi lost in the 1956 to Ishibashi Tanzan. Washington widely regarded Tanzan as the least favorable candidate. Annoyed, Eisenhower personally ordered the CIA to destroy Tanzan. After a year of paying bribes to all the factions within the Liberal-Democrat Party, the Eisenhower administration was successful in placing their man in the prime minister’s chair.
During Kishi’s term (1957-1960) the Liberal-Democrat Party received $10 million annually from the CIA, chiefly from the M-Fund. While Nixon was negotiating the Mutual Security Treaty, Nixon promised Kishi that not only would he turn over the M-Fund to the Liberal Democrat Party, but he would also return Okinawa to Japan if Kishi would help the Nixon 1960 election campaign with black money. Upon the conclusion of the security treaty Nixon did turn over the control of the M-Fund and in 1973, as President, Nixon returned Okinawa to Japanese rule.
In 1972, Nixon and Kissinger arranged a deal with Premier Chou En-lai to keep China out of the conflict over Taiwan. In return for standing down, Nixon offered China a large quantity of gold provided by Marcos. At the time, China’s economy was in very bad shape and China also lacked foreign currency to purchase any foreign goods, including grain to relieve the widespread famine in China’s rural areas. According to the CIA and Pentagon analysts, China was about to invade Taiwan to gain badly needed assets and foreign currency. At the same time, the United States was bogged down in Vietnam and the public was demanding peace.
Although the details are sketchy and the exact amount is uncertain, Kissinger apparently offered China $68 billion in gold. Supporting evidence for the deal comes from numerous bank accounts, held by members of the Black Eagle Trust, which were being moved to mainland banks inside China. These rabid anti-communists would have had no other reason to move their accounts to China at the height of the Cold War.
All presidents, from Truman to George W. Bush, have used the Black Eagle Trust to fund covert operations. While these black operations are badly odoriferous and criminal, the real danger comes in keeping the gold out of the hands of private individuals. Yet, from the beginning, the gold was held in private individual accounts. When President Kennedy sacked Lansdale over his operations against Cuba, Lansdale did not give up his covert activities. He merely went private. He still had enough contacts in the military and the CIA to remain a player in covert operations. In practice, this left Lansdale as a private individual with the power to overthrow foreign governments and even the ability to plunge inadvertently or deliberately the country into an unwanted war.
The ability of private individuals or groups to essentially wage war was enhanced by President Reagan. Early in his first term, Reagan signed Executive Order 12333 at the urging of Bill Casey. This authorized the CIA and other government agencies to contract with private military firms. Furthermore, the agency did not have to reveal the contract or arrangement.
Such contracts set a dangerous precedent that allows the president to bypass congress’s ability to declare war, and was immediately used by Reagan to wage war in Nicaragua. The resulting aftermath became known as the Iran/Contra scandal.
By 1980, there were plenty of individuals like Lansdale that had been terminated from government service to staff private military or intelligence firms. Starting in 1972, after John Schlesinger replaced Richard Helms as CIA Director, hundreds of agents that had been engaged in the dirty tricks clique of Helms were forcefully retired. Once it became known the CIA had been involved in Watergate and other domestic break-ins, Schlesinger ordered an investigation. The report termed The Family Jewels led to leaks about assassination programs, death squads like Phoenix, and other embarrassing operations. Over a thousand agents were terminated because of the investigation.
Further investigations in the 1970s led to more dismissals, not only at the CIA but also from the Pentagon. Under President Carter, additional CIA and military personnel were dismissed. Among those dismissed were General John Singlaub, Ray Cline, and General George Keegan. Many of these men regrouped privately in such radical far right-wing organizations as the John Birch Society, the World Anti-Communist League, and the Moonies. Singlaub has became some what of an icon among the far right.
Casey is a good example of these ex-agents. Casey was one of the original OSS crowd. He was Singlaub’s case officer during WWII, while Paul Helliwell was Casey’s immediate superior. In addition, Casey was friends with the Dulles brothers and had worked with Cline. He became involved with Lansdale during the torture of Major Kojima, making Casey one of key players in implementing the Black Eagle Trust.
After the war, Casey founded his own Wall Street law firm. His continued involvement with former intelligence agents allowed him to form Capitol Cities in 1954, just as the CIA was pouring millions of dollars into media companies. Casey benefited from some of that money. It is likely that Casey never left the CIA. In 1973, Nixon appointed Casey as the chief of the Security and Exchange Commission. While SEC chief, Casey worked closely with Stanley Sporkin, who was later appointed by Casey as the CIA’s general counsel in the Schlei case. In 1978, Casey founded the Manhattan Institute a think tank that absorbed several former CIA agents. In 1980, Casey left Capitol Cities to become head of the Reagan campaign. Reagan appointed Casey as CIA Director.
By 1980, private military and intelligence firms had proliferated to such an extent that they became known during the Iran/Contra scandal as “The Enterprise.” Marcos had connections that extended beyond the CIA into this loosely confederated network.
In the mid-1970s, Marcos became pathologically greedy. He was already a billionaire from clandestinely recovering some of the Golden Lily’s treasure. However, the only means he had of selling it was through the CIA or Japan. Both would take the odd sized ingots without the standard paper trail required in the legitimate gold market, but only at a steep discount.
To bypass the CIA and Japan and sell in the open market, Marcos had to have the gold resmelted and the fingerprint from impurities altered so the gold would appear to have a Philippine origin.
By 1975, Marcos had already formed the Leber group (rebel spelled backwards) to uncover the Golden Lily treasure from 34 of the known 172 sites. Due to Marcos’s personal fascination with psychics, the group included Olof Jonsson, a psychic from Chicago. Marcos then contacted Robert Curtis, a mining engineer from Sparks, Nevada.
Curtis had developed a process to extract platinum and reclaim more gold from the mining tailings in the Sierras, which made him a moderately wealthy man. He was also an expert at changing the fingerprint of gold bullion. At first, Curtis turned down Marcos’s offer to resmelt the gold.
However, Curtis was amazed at the amount of gold that was being discussed in the offer. It was ten times the amount of the average gold that the Philippine mines had ever produced. After several offers, Marcos finally revealed to Curtis that the gold came from Japanese looting during WWII. The idea of recovering Japanese gold fascinated Curtis and he accepted the job, arriving in the Philippines at the end of February 1975.
On March 25, 1975, Curtis signed a contract with the Leber group. As part of his participation, Curtis agreed to supply two smelters. Curtis needed a loan to cover the expenses of the smelters and turned to a previous contact inside the John Birch Society. Curtis had been contacted earlier in the 1970s by Jerry Adams, Robert Welch, Jay and Dan Agnew, and Floyd Paxton. Robert Welch founded the John Birch Society. It was a fringe group on the far right of mostly consisting of wealthy businessmen, far right politicians, ex-military, and intelligence officers. Lansdale was a member.
The members of the Birch Society were also gold bugs. After Nixon allowed citizens to own gold, the Birch Society developed a backdoor through Canada to buy overseas gold and smuggled it into the U.S. through Canada. The Birch Society then used the gold to fund their own private vigilante force. The vigilante force was something similar to a private FBI. The John Birch Society has always maintained some type of blacklist, which is typical of all hard right groups. From time to time, news articles have appeared about the Birch blacklist. Generally, these right wing blacklists receive a wink and nod from the FBI as they view such blacklists as helpful.
Curtis was unaware the inner circle of the Birch Society knew about the Black Eagle Trust and previous recoveries of gold. They knew because one of the founding members was Colonel Laurence Bunker, who had succeeded General Bonner Fellers position in MacArthur’s staff in Tokyo.
The Birch Society arranged the financing for Curtis through Washington State Senator, Floyd Paxton and his son, who ran Kwik Lok Corporation. Another participant was Jerry Adams, the head of the Great American Silver Corporation, a company associated with the Hunt brothers. Welch and Congressman Larry McDonald told Curtis that they had cleared the loan personally. MacDonald was the head of the Anti-Communist League before he died in a plane crash. The loan was unsecured except for Curtis’s promise to return a 22 percent of his Leber share.
By the time Curtis had opened the first treasure site, the John Birch Society placed new demands on him for additional security for the loan. Curtis offered them the titles to his heavy equipment in Nevada. He also was obligated to give the Birchers the exclusive right to market up to $20 billion of any gold recovered. The Birchers told Curtis that the gold would be sold through Commonwealth Packaging Ltd, located in the Bahamas and owned by Kwik Lok. The proceeds would be deposited in the Nassau branch of the Royal Bank of Canada and finally transferred to a branch in Kelowna Canada. There the money would be smuggled into the U.S. by a key financial expert of the Birch Society.
The sudden demands of the Birch Society were triggered by July 4 and 5, 1975 columns by Jack Anderson, who reported that Marcos was recovering gold with the help of several Americans. Curtis barely escaped from the Philippines with his life.
Later, Curtis learned that Marcos had recovered 22,000 metric tons of gold bullion. Marcos had the treasure resealed without recovering two gold Buddhas and the barrels of gemstones.
While Curtis was still in the Philippines he learned that the Gold Cartel had offered Marcos a Mafia style deal—either kill Curtis and let the Cartel handle the gold or Marcos would be in trouble. The Cartel refers to the alliance of prime banks, gold companies, and national treasuries (including the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England) that dominate the world gold market. In the end, Curtis was left broke. Johnson Mathey-Chemicals (and a part of the Cartel) now owned his two Philippine smelters.
About the same time, things turned bad for Marcos. Marcos was trying to blackmail the Japanese over the Showa Trust at the Sanwa Bank. The Trust had come from treasures recovered from the Golden Lily. At the time, the Showa Trust was so large that it was generating a billion dollars a year in interest. Exposure of the trust would be embarrassing for both Washington and Tokyo. Apparently, Marcos was successful in his blackmail, as several accounts with his name appeared in the Hong Kong branch of the Sanwa Bank shortly after his negotiating team had visited Tokyo.
In his first year in office, Reagan declared that he would restore the gold standard. Reagan had long standing ties to the Birch Society, dating back to the 1950s. The Reagans were also long time friends with Marcos. To make his plan for a new gold standard work, Reagan needed a large stock of gold. He asked Marcos privately to lend part of his hoard of black gold for his plan. Marcos however, demanded a higher commission than what Reagan was willing to pay.
In combination with Marcos blackmailing the Japanese and his demand for a high commission to Reagan, Marcos had sealed his fate and was shortly removed from office. Once under siege in Manila, Senator Paul Laxalt offered Marcos an ultimatum forfeit his gold in return for being rescued by the U.S. That evening, after accepting the ultimatum, barges were towed alongside the presidential palace and loaded with gold from the palace. The barges were then towed to Subic. Then Marcos were rescued and taken to Hawaii where authorities seized billions of dollars worth of gold certificates.
Marcos’s high flying days playing wild and loose with black gold ended in Hawaii. However, the Reagan administration’s interest in the Golden Lily treasure buried in the Philippines continued. In January 1987, Curtis was contacted by Alan Foringer to talk about Philippine treasure.
After meeting Curtis, Foringer and his aid John Voss informed Curtis they were with the Nippon Star. The Nippon Star had been formed by General John Singlaub to search for treasure in the Philippines. Curtis wanted no part of dealing with the CIA or any CIA connected fronts. However, Curtis was then informed by a phone call from General Schweitzer that President Reagan had personally endorsed the Nippon Star and the Phoenix Exploration groups. Reagan couldn’t publicly endorse the explorations but had fully briefed the U.S. Embassy in Manila, and the commanders at Subic Bay Naval Base, and the Clark Air Force Base. Others involved in the exploration included Colonel Dick Childress, General Daniel Graham, General Jack Vessy, and Ray Cline.
Curtis reluctantly agreed to meet them in Hong Kong. However, this time he demanded to tape-record the meeting to protect himself. Once again, the John Birch Society was financing the operation. Curtis also discovered that Singlaub had been duped and was using false maps. Curtis had retained the maps for all the sites from his earlier trip to the Philippines. Desperate to dig himself out of a financial hole, Curtis suggested to first try a site on Corregidor. After digging had proceeded for five days, Philippine Army helicopters swooped down and demanded the treasure hunters leave at gunpoint. Curtis then returned home.
Curtis returned the third time to the Philippines as a partner with Charles McDougal, a former Green Beret. Once again, as he was about to strike gold, Curtis was forced to leave the Philippines. Later, his former partners recovered roughly $4.5 billion in gold that Curtis had located.
Further evidence of the Reagan’s administration’s involvement with recovering Golden Lily treasure comes from a suit filed by Mel Beli over gold deposits held by Citibank. Beli had concluded that Citibank’s John Reed had joined with President Reagan, James Baker, Bill Caset, and Prime Minister Margaret Thacher to use Golden Lily treasure to finance covert operations by the U.S. and Britain. Beli referred to the plan as “The Purple Ink Document.” Unfortunately, Beli died before the case could proceed. However, the case is still pending.
The danger now is that the Black Eagle Trust is no longer fully in the hands of the government. Instead, several far-right groups have access to it and can use it to further their radical agenda. Furthermore, they know more treasure is to be found in the Philippines. Undoubtedly, some of the political shift to the right in the United States since, the 1980s has been funded with parts of the Black Eagle Trust.
In 2001, George W. Bush sent a Navy Seal team to the Philippines to retrieve a portion of the loot. The younger Bush has been a player in the black market for gold for sometime. His representative to purchase the gold was William S. Parish, his nominee as ambassador to Great Britain, and the manager of his blind trust. James Foley was appointed as ambassador to Haiti by George W. prior to the Bush inspired revolt in 2004. Foley was another player in the Black Eagle Trust. Which leads to the question, did money from the Black Eagle Trust finance the arming of the Haitian rebels?