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Why did Henry quit the 911 investigation?
Why did Henry quit the 911 investigation?
By Joe Baker, Senior Editor
The recent withdrawal of Henry Kissinger from the commission charged with investigating the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has led to speculation as to the real reasons Kissinger did so.
Kissinger said he refused the position because he does not want to disclose what governments and individuals are clients of his two consulting firms. They are Kissinger & Associates and Kissinger-McLarty & Associates.
The McLarty named is Mack McLarty who was Bill Clintons chief of staff. He is vice-chairman of the first named company and a partner in the second.
As we have mentioned in previous articles, Kissinger has many skeletons in his closet, and some of his clients have their own scandals as well. Kissinger may not wish to be associated with those events.
It is known that one of Kissingers clients is J.P. Morgan Chase, the banking conglomerate deeply involved in the Enron debacle as well as money laundering and gold manipulation. Kissinger is on the Morgan-Chase International Advisory Board.
The client that is most likely to make Henry blanch, however, if it were to become widely known, is a company called Acxiom. The company is to furnish software and organize the network to supply information to the Information Awareness Office, headed by John Poindexter.
Poindexter is to prepare dossiers on every American citizen and millions of aliens in this country. The information will come from a wide variety of sources and organizations such as banks, grocery stores, health care groups, the IRS and many others.
What is believed to be making Kissinger cringe is not the identity of the company, but its control and history. Acxiom means little or nothing to most Americans, but go back to its original nameSystematicsand bells ring for those who know the background.
It brings up recall of the PROMIS software scandal. The software was developed by a company called Inslaw. The software was taken over by the U.S. Treasury Department, which forced Inslaw out of business. The product ended up in the hands of Hadron Corp., a CIA front company.
The CIA modified the software with a backdoor, which allowed it access, and sold the software to a number of banks and governments.
Systematics, you may know, is controlled by Arkansas billionaire Jackson Stephens who has been involved in myriad nefarious schemes and has a visible presence in the events of 9-11.
It was Stephens who hired Hillary Rodham (later Hillary Rodham Clinton) of the Rose law firm. Her associates were Webster Hubbell and Vince Foster.
Stephens contributed heavily to Bill Clintons presidential campaign, and also aided George W. Bush in one of his failing business ventures well before Bush ran for president. Stephens gave Clinton a big loan through his Worthen bank.
Another aspect of all of this was the Iran-Contra scandal in which arms were shipped to the Contras in Nicaragua and cocaine was smuggled back into this country through a small airport at Mena, Arkansas Some of that cocaine came to Rockford.
The monetary proceeds of these transactions were laundered through Stephens Worthen bank and the Arkansas Development Finance Authority, which was established by Bill Clinton when he was governor.
Iran-Contra was supervised by then Vice-President George H. W. Bush. That was proven by a memo from Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger.
Stephens partner in the Worthen bank was Mochtar Riady, a principal in the Indonesian Lippo Group. That group was heavily involved in the campaign finance scandals of the second Clinton campaign and had ties to the Chinese military.
Riady also was connected to the most infamous scandal of allthe Bank of Commerce and Credit International (BCCI). That bank quickly became a money laundering machine for various terrorist groups in the Mideast. It then branched out to London and other places and became a channel for a wide range of organizations including the Mossad and the CIA.
BCCI set up a branch in Florida with the aid of the Rose law firm and the Worthen bank, but it was exposed and had to shut down. The investigation was limited to Florida.
At a later time, Robert Morgenthau, assistant district attorney in New York, began a widespread probe into BCCI. That lasted until Robert Mueller, who now heads the FBI, closed it down. Clinton named Mary Jo White as U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York state.
George W. Bush retained her in office just long enough for her to shut down the probe of Clintons pardon of Marc Rich and the investigation of Terry McAuliffe.
These facts, it is believed, are the probable reason why Henry Kissinger made a quick exit from the 9-11 commission.