Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Israeli social priorities........
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Reprint from Dutch, very interesting stuff
Deathbed confessions, photos support claims that George H. Scherf(f), Jr., was the 41st U.S. president
According to Otto Skorzeny, pictured is the Scherff family and a few friends (circa 1938). Holding "Mother" Scherff's hand at left is Martin Bormann. In front is Reinhardt Gehlen. In back is Joseph Mengele and to his right is Skorzeny as a young man. At center right (in the German navy uniform) is George H. Scherff, Jr. and his father George H. Scherff, Sr. Bormann became Hitler's second in command. Reinhardt Gehlen was a chief SS officer and assassin who was smuggled out of Germany under Operation Paperclip. Skorzeny was Hitler's bodyguard and SS spy/assassin who came to the U.S. after the war under Project Paperclip. Skorzeny and GHW Bush were instrumental in merging Nazi (SS) intelligence with the OSI to form the CIA with "Wild Bill" Donovan and Allen Dulles. These guys were also part of CIA mind control experiments such as MK-ULTRA. SS officer and physician Joseph Mengele, the notoriously sadistic "Angel of Death" of Auschwitz, escaped Germany to South America after the war. George H. Scherff, Jr., became the 41st President of the United States as GHW Bush and George H. Scherff, Sr., was Nicola Tesla's "trusted assistant."
What you are about to read is another step beyond research pioneered in the early 90s by author/historian Webster Tarpley based largely on deathbed "clues" provided by former Hitler bodyguard Otto Skorzeny and his box of photographs. Since Skorzeny's death in 1999, the various leads he provided have been followed up and tend to support what, at first blush, would appear to be the unbelievable rantings of an embittered old man. What remains constant as we pore through publicly available official records, private correspondence, memoirs, newspaper articles, photos and other "clues" is that Bush family records (the ones that exist) are a puzzle palace of inconsistencies and curiosities. Since it is a congressionally established fact that Prescott Bush was in business with the Nazis during WWII, we can safely say that the Bush/Nazi connection existed. Who are the Bushes? How did they get connected with the Nazis? Is the connection still alive through U.S. presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush? The answers are not as literal as we would like them to be. But we have the testimony of Otto Skorzeny and his photos—especially the one at right. So, here we go—the first installment of an investigation that points to a curious conclusion: The "Bush" family was created to destroy America.
By Don Nicoloff
What we are taught about history in American schools is not history, but a fairy tale. Better yet, it is propaganda designed to hoodwink an unsuspecting society about its true heritage and the treasonous acts and sabotage that were conceived in order to bring about a New World Order. You are about to learn the real identities of those who have infiltrated your nation on behalf of secret societies intent on bringing about the total slavery of mankind. In the past, others have written about the numerous conspiracies to control natural resources, energy, food and our sovereign right to live on planet Earth — not as slaves of a wealthy few — but as free men, women, and children exercising the free will given to them by God.
"Research" is the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. This is important research. Read it carefully, with an open mind. Considering the use of fluorides (sodium fluoride) in drinking water and toothpaste, you may already be in denial. Fluorides (we are told) are for the prevention of tooth decay. You, the reader, can decide if they really work. The real reason they are added to your drinking water and toothpaste is to cause you to become psychologically and physically placid, and therefore, apathetic.
A thought problem
Imagine you were a member of a secret organization whose sole agenda was to control the entire planet. If your plan was to accomplish this goal without being perceived by your intended victims, discretion would be paramount. Your organization would devise a series of historical events that, on the surface, would appear to be everyday, happenstance occurrences (natural disasters, man-made diseases, acts of murder, assassination, terror, manipulation of money and energy supplies, contamination of foods, pollution of natural resources, and war). The timing of these events would require patience, careful planning, cooperation from others in positions of trust, stealth and deceit. In essence, the whole mission must derive its power through deception and concealment and must have a master plan.
Who were the designers of this master plan? Follow along as we connect the dots.
The Master Plan:
Arrival of the Bankers
At the turn of the 20th century, a plan to slowly take over the government of the United States began to unfold. Many works have been written about the Nazi machine that instigated two world wars, though few have traced the footsteps of the foreign financiers and the actors we prefer to call "politicians."
A brief glance at shipping records, passenger manifests, and financial transactions on Wall Street indicates a pattern of deception which was masterminded by this same machine. The level of cooperation from government agencies and their elected officials was not only disgraceful, but blatantly treasonous.
In his book, "The Creature From Jekyll Island,"  author G. Edward Griffin described the secret meetings which created the Federal Reserve in 1913. The architect of the plan, Paul M. Warburg, was a representative of the Rothschild banks in England and France and his brother Felix headed the Warburg banks in Germany and the Netherlands. Of significance is the fact that the first "official" media report about the Federal Reserve occurred three years later. In "Leslie's Weekly,"  B.C. Forbes described the secret meeting between Republican Senator Nelson W. Aldrich and six of the most powerful bankers in the world. That this meeting had to be conducted in a secret, clandestine island location indicates the level of deception, concealment—and treason—at work.
That Paul Warburg, a German national, spoke English well enough to craft a financial document (a volume consisting of 1,750 pages) resulting in the Federal Reserve Act designed to control the finances of the United States (from Europe) was no small feat. Of particular interest was how Warburg was able to establish these important connections prior to his arrival in the U.S. in 1913 and then orchestrate this financial coup. Warburg had to have known his co-conspirators before coming to America.
The first official record of Paul Warburg's trip to the U.S. appeared in the Kaiser Wilhelm II passenger manifest, upon arrival at Ellis Island, October 13, 1903.  The official manifest (on line 7) lists a "Mr. P. Warburg, age 35; Occupation: Banker; Nationality: American; Heritage: German; Last Residence: Hamburg; Final Destination: New York; Home: 3 E. 82nd St., New York.
In fact, Paul Warburg claimed he was an American in 1903. Was this claim valid in 1903?
Of special interest in this October 13, 1903 passenger manifest, is the fact that other prominent passengers in the elite financial community were also on the same passenger manifest. Harry Sachs (of Goldman Sachs fame) is listed as a passenger but, unlike Warburg, he was not required to declare his destination or his address. In fact, of the 30 passengers listed on page 293 of the Ellis Island database of ship and passenger arrivals, P. Warburg was the only passenger required to declare his destination.
Was this an attempt to establish Warburg's nationality?
Suspiciously, the second half of the page is missing from the database, so we are not privileged with pertinent and "official" information as to his place of birth nor his physical description on this occasion. Future arrivals to the Port of New York would shed more light on these issues. The record keeping by the Immigration Office on October 13, 1903, was not merely sloppy. It appears that Warburg and other passengers were not scrutinized to the extent required by law and were assisted in entering the country with special, yet illegal considerations. Unlike earlier or later arrivals, immigration officers were permitted (or instructed) to be lax and obviously negligent, in their duties, particularly where destinations and birthplaces were of concern.
Warburg's second arrival to the U.S. (on the SS Deutschland) was similar to his first. Though still a "U.S. citizen" in 1905, he was demoted to "merchant."  However, on a third arrival in 1906, Warburg was, once again, a "banker." His memory had failed him on this (third) trip, when he declared he had "never been to the U.S. previously." Neither had his wife and two children, who had travelled with him on prior trips. He had also forgotten about his home in New York City, too, when he claimed he had no address in the United States. On this visit, Warburg declared "Hamburg, Germany" as his place of birth.
Incredibly, on a later visit to the U.S., Warburg claimed he was officially a "naturalized citizen," citing the "Circuit Court of New York City, March 21, 1911"  as the place and date where he had been bestowed his citizenship. Despite Warburg's earlier proclamations, he was not declared a U.S. citizen until that time. Warburg thereby committed perjury, which was overlooked on numerous occasions by the Immigration Service officials, seemingly an act of treason on each occurrence. During subsequent visits to the U.S. in 1910, 1912 and 1913, while again proclaiming his U.S. citizenship, Warburg referred to 17 E. 80th St., New York as his home address. Not once was there any mention of his association with the Rothschild banks in Paris and London, and his permanent residency in Europe, not in America. Why the deception?
Not to be outdone, James Loeb, a partner in the Kuhn, Loeb & Company banking firm in New York City, traveled with Warburg on October 13, 1903. Loeb declared his U.S. citizenship on this trip, though he apparently suffered from amnesia in 1910, neglecting to declare any country of origin and later, in 1912, declaring to the U.S. Immigration Service that his birthplace was "Landsberg, Germany,"  a small town west of Munich.
Loeb also indicated (trip on this) that he was staying "with Mr. Warburg."
Amnesia must have been a disease that plagued most German bankers at the turn of the century. The disease didn't stop there and soon spread to institutes of higher education. Harvard University Press published a memorial biography to the founder of the Loeb Classical Library, bequeathed to Harvard University by none other than James Loeb, one year after his death in 1933. "James Loeb was born August 6, 1867, in New York City, the son of Solomon and Betty (Goldberg) Loeb. Solomon was a partner and founder of the banking firm, Kuhn, Loeb & Company," the tribute began. 
Certainly, Harvard University would have known where Loeb was born and, for that matter, so would have Loeb. If this quotation were true, then what would have caused Loeb to state (to the INS) in 1912 that he was born in "Landsberg, Germany?"
The Harvard Press biography did little to legitimize the matter of Loeb's birthplace, though it was a valiant attempt.
Still, if there remained any confusion, the U.S. Immigration Service could have clarified the issue based on the information it had acquired in 1903 and again in 1910. But that was not the agency's intention. The Immigration and Naturalization Service agents were complicit in hiding James Loeb's true birthplace and his association with financiers of the future German Nazi Party, an act which was aided and abetted by the sloppy, incomplete immigration records kept at Ellis Island and the Port of New York. That was part of the deception. Yes, he lived and worked in New York and may have attended Harvard University. But, considering the connections Kuhn, Loeb & Company had to the banks that supported the Nazis through money-laundering activities until getting caught in 1942, it was most likely that Loeb (like Warburg) had been groomed for his role in order to maintain the founders' (of this "master plan") "bloodline."
There were other inconsistencies in the Harvard Press biography, again, based upon the above-mentioned records. "In the winter of 1891 a severe illness (possibly depression) obliged him to give up business and he spent the summer traveling in Scandinavia, returning to banking again only until January 1, 1902, when he retired due to renewed health problems" [Amnesia?].
James Loeb could not have traveled and returned to the United States during 1892, unless he had swum upon his return trip. The first of his three voyages to Ellis Island (from Europe on the Kaiser Wilhelm II) arrived on October 13, 1903, as previously mentioned. It was unlikely he would have returned to any port of entry other than New York, unless he had arrived at some other secret location. And there were no transatlantic airline flights in 1903. The Harvard story had to have been a fabrication intended to hide some dark secret.
Considering the sizable endowments Loeb lavished upon Harvard and other notable educational, medical, and art institutions in Boston and New York, it was most advantageous for Harvard to portray Loeb as a philanthropist and victim of "depression" (hardly fit for a transatlantic swim), than as a German banker whose father's company supported the "master planners'" war machine before and during two world wars.
According to further reminiscent accounts, "He retired to a quieter place, his farm at Shrewsbury, New Jersey, moving to Germany in 1905, where he stayed (except for a period during World War I) until his death in 1933."
Evidently, Harvard was unaware of two more trips (documented by the Federal Government) that Loeb made to New York in 1910, and again in 1912. It was no coincidence that Loeb's return trips to the U.S. (as an on-again, off-again U.S. citizen) were orchestrated to accommodate Paul Warburg's meetings with Wall Street bankers of German persuasion, as they plotted to create the Federal Reserve System, a foreign entity.
"On graduation, he received an offer through his teacher and friend Charles Eliot Norton to study Egyptology in Paris and London."
Norton was the "appointed professor of history of art at Harvard University," "from 1856 to 1874 Norton spent much time in travel and residence on the continent of Europe and in England," and was the first president of the Archaeological Institute of America (1879-1890)," according to his biography at wikipedia.org.  It would seem that Egypt was a more suitable location for studying Egyptology than Paris and London, where Paul Warburg managed the Rothschild banks.
Loeb died in Munich in 1933, lending belated credence to his 1912 assertion, to the INS, that he was "born in Landsberg, Germany" and was a "German citizen" — "never having previously been in America."
Despite conflicting literary and historical accounts, Nikola Tesla, a Serb, was born on July 10, 1856, in Smilja, Lika province, or what is now modern-day Croatia. Prior to World War I, Smilja was on the border of the Austro-Hungarian empire so, in effect, Tesla was a citizen of Austrian origin.
The son of a Serbian Orthodox priest who rose to the rank of Archbishop, Tesla had the opportunity to study a variety of topics contained in his father's personal library. As a young boy, he accompanied his father on trips to Rome, where he was able to study the lesser-known works stored in the Vatican's vast scientific repository.
Upon completing his studies in engineering and physics at the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria, Tesla attended the University at Prague. He demonstrated, early on, an innate ability to solve mechanical and scientific problems, especially in the area of electricity and its applications in power production. After working for Edison Telephone Company subsidiaries in Budapest, Paris, and other cities throughout Europe, Nikola Tesla went to America, to meet the man whose company gave him his first job, Thomas Edison.
Tesla found it difficult to work for Edison (due to Edison's reneging on financial promises), but soon found backers to finance his research and development projects and his new inventions. Financiers, such as John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan, George Westinghouse and John Jacob Astor were among those who saw the potential in Tesla's pioneering, entrepreneurial spirit to capitalize on his technological discoveries in electricity, wireless communications, and physics.
The only official documentation of Nikola Tesla's arrival to the United States was, again, produced at the Port of New York.  On April 7, 1882 a 25-year old Tesla arrived via the SS Nordland, which departed from Antwerp. He had returned, on this trip to the U.S., after lecturing in Paris. Tesla's destination: New York. Tesla immigrated as a "laborer," though this label hardly befit the man who would become the most prolific inventor in history, with some 700 technological patents to his credit.
Previous accounts of Tesla's association with Thomas Edison's projects place him in the United States in the 1870s. His many technological discoveries were certain to have drawn the attention of those hungry for world domination and superiority. By and large, Tesla's inventions and his career were excluded from our history books because his inventions and patents were stolen and then weaponized. It was never intended for us to learn about the suppression of Tesla's advanced scientific discoveries, nor about those who profited from their theft—the orchestrators of the master plan.
Though much has been written about Tesla's successes and failures, few have detailed the behind-the-scenes financial activities which disclose a Nazi plot to acquire his technology, while research and development costs had largely been paid (unknowingly) by U.S. taxpayers. Many of Tesla's patents fell into Nazi hands prior to and during World Wars I and II. As a result, Tesla continuously found himself in litigation over patent rights and other issues.
Although he had succeeded in winning the majority of his patent lawsuits, his technology had been repeatedly stolen and sold to the German Nazis and other foreign governments, so he never achieved the financial success he deserved. The embezzlement of his capitalization went unchecked throughout Tesla's career. At the time of his death (by murder, according to Skorzeny) on January 6, 1943, Tesla died virtually penniless.
George H. Scherff, Sr.
Nikola Tesla's successes in discovering new technologies did not go unnoticed by many industrial capitalists and world governments. In fact, many of his inventions were developed through secret government programs which began soon after his discoveries in alternating current (AC), electromagnetic energy, electric motors, generators, coils, radio transmission, energy-saving devices, and wireless transmission technologies.
Since Tesla was often buried deep in research at remote labs, many of his financial and legal affairs were supervised by his closest associate, George H. Scherff. Scherff often advised Tesla about pending patent litigation, contracts, proposals, demonstrations, and financial affairs. As any trusty associate would, Scherff stood beside Tesla through all the ups and downs of his financial nightmares, sometimes arranging for extended credit at the Waldorf-Astoria, where Tesla often resided, or by obtaining a cash advance toward research he had been contracted to perform. Near the end of his career, Tesla was evicted from the Waldorf for an outstanding bill which exceeded $20,000 — a rather large sum for those days.
As Tesla worked on secret U.S. government projects at Colorado Springs, Colorado, Scherff communicated to Tesla the status of his business affairs. Tesla spoke of hopeful, future financial successes, though Scherff repeatedly delivered the news of dwindling funds. Tesla had begun construction of a wireless power transmission tower ("Wardenclyffe," Shoreham, Long Island) with funds invested by J.P. Morgan. When Morgan discovered that the tower would transmit free electricity and radio waves, he cancelled the project and had the tower dismantled, then sold for scrap. Morgan was not about to allow Americans to receive free electricity, television and radio. Tesla was devastated when he received the news, but continued on with his new inventions.
Some 12 years later, on October 14, 1918, Scherff wrote to Tesla at Colorado Springs. The correspondence focused on the usual disclosure of pending legal issues and attorney matters and was sent to Tesla on Tesla Company letterhead containing the company's headquarters address at 8 W. 40th Street, New York, NY.  On October 15, 1918, (the next day) Tesla responded to Scherff's letter (it seems impossible regarding our understanding of the technology available at the time, but these are the dates attached to the correspondence).
An interesting anomaly: Tesla's response was addressed to "George Scherff, Esq.," Union Sulphur Co., 17 Battery Pl., New York, NY (Union Sulphur Company?).  This address was not the location of the Nikola Tesla Company.
The Rockefeller Connection
Records show that 17 Battery Place is the Whitehall Building and was owned by Frank Rockefeller, who, with his brothers William and John D., also owned many of the companies with offices located there. The International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) had its world headquarters there, as well as a variety of oil, mining, and chemical companies.  Though Union Sulphur Company was run by its president, Herman Frasch, a German chemist who patented extraction methods for sulphur and petroleum, Frasch also worked for John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company (in New York, New Jersey, and Cleveland, Ohio), developing similar extraction methods.
On the basis of this association, George Scherff, Sr., had connections with the Rockefeller family, though it is unclear if Tesla was at all aware of this connection.
Frank Rockefeller was also an investor of Buckeye Steel Castings in Columbus, Ohio. Buckeye manufactured automatic couplers and chassis for railroad cars owned by the Harrimans, the Rockefellers, and J.P. Morgan. Eventually, Samuel P. Bush was promoted from general manager to president of the company after producing gigantic profits.
Samuel P. Bush's association with the Rockefellers and his subsequent position as Director of the War Industries Board afforded him the opportunity to create contracts with Remington Arms during the war, courtesy of Percy Rockefeller.
Nikola Tesla's trusted assistant (sometimes referred to as "accountant" or "secretary") George Scherff, Sr., worked at Union Sulphur Company. Normally, this association would not set off alarms, considering the state of Tesla's affairs. Scherff had every right to earn a decent living in order to support his family. That was "the American Way." But a careful examination of Union Sulphur Co. might reveal that someone was being deceived — Tesla, and Scherff was at the root of this deception.
Who was George Scherff?
Who was George Scherff? Better yet, who was George H. Scherff, Sr.? There exists no legitimate record of a George H. Scherff being born in the U.S. from the late-1800s through 1925, yet, George Scherff was Nikola Tesla's assistant/accountant. If he was born in Germany, could his birthplace shed some light on this mystery? Probably—if they exist (it has become apparent that individuals associated with the Nazi Party commonly have all or parts of their genealogical records expunged—we will explore this further in the section of this article dealing with the "Bush" family tree).
Otto Skorzeny: S.S./ODESSA/CIA master spy and assassin
Friends and acquaintances of Nikola Tesla recall him complaining about Scherff's son, George, Jr., always snooping around Tesla's lab. On more than one occasion (probably during the late 1930s), Tesla caught the 14-year old Scherff looking at his notes, poring through his books, and stealing small items from his lab. Tesla gave him the nickname, "Curious George" and likened him to a "mischievous monkey." According to Skorzeny, (Adolph Hitler's former bodyguard) in a deathbed confession to Eric "Orion" (Eric Berman) in S. Miami, Florida, Tesla, "hated the younger Scherff." In fact, according to Skorzeny, the "Curious George" book and movie were inspired by Tesla' s suggestion.
Curiously, the day before the national theatrical release of the Hollywood production of the Curious George feature length film, Alan Shalleck, the originator of Curious George (and the man in the Yellow hat), was found murdered under a pile of plastic garbage bags in his driveway in Florida at age 76. 
In short, Otto Skorzeny claimed that the true identity of George H.W. Bush was "George H. Scherff, Jr., the son of Nikola Tesla's illegal-immigrant, German-born accountant, George H. Scherff, Sr."
The unmistakable Otto Skorzeny with Adolph Hitler.
Worth a thousand words: But this was not the only bombshell Otto Skorzeny delivered that day in late-1999. Skorzeny, producing a shoe box full of 60-years worth of his personal photographs, showed them to Berman, describing each one in great detail. The collection featured a photo of a young, majestic Skorzeny in full S.S. Nazi military dress, next to his F?hrer, Adolph Hitler. Then there were photos of Reinhard Gehlen (S.S. spy and assassin) Dr. Joseph Mengele (the "Angel of Death") Martin Bormann (Hitler aide and S.S. assassin) and Adolph Hitler (photographed in 1997 at age 107).
The Hitler photo was taken during a "reunion" at the Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, Montana, on August 27, 1997. According to Skorzeny, Adolph Hitler was alive and well in the U.S. in 1997!
Skorzeny did not stop there. He produced a photo of a young Skorzeny, Mengele, Bormann, and the family of George H. Scherff, Sr.. Seated in the midst of those in the photo was a young George H. Scherff, Jr., who, Skorzeny explained, was trained as a spy and sent to America to work for Adolph Hitler. "He was given false identification and adopted by Prescott Sheldon Bush as his "son," George Herbert Walker Bush," Skorzeny went on. "He forged a birth certificate in order to enter the military before he turned 18. He was 16 at the time."
In the family photo, a young Scherff and Bormann both sported a German Navy uniform. Scherff later enlisted in the U.S. Navy as "George H.W. Bush."
In even greater detail, Otto Skorzeny described how ("contrary to the CIA-written history books") he helped Hitler escape to Austria in a plane flown by a female pilot, Hanna Reitsch. "Hitler did not commit suicide," Skorzeny recounted. "His double was shot between the eyes, and the dental records proved he was not Hitler. The Americans kept it a secret, worried the truth might anger the Russians."
Eric "Orion" (Berman), in a live radio interview on Republic Broadcasting Network, January 17, 2006,  detailed how "Skorzeny died on December 31, 1999. His body was cremated, I have a copy of his death certificate, and I saw his ashes. After the war, he helped George Bush found the CIA through Operation Paperclip and ODESSA."
Berman recounted how Skorzeny was found "not guilty" at the Nuremburg trials, and then ushered into the CIA. "Some 50,000+ S.S. Nazi war criminals, not just rocket scientists, were brought to America after the war."
Skorzeny, about age 90 at the time, was described by Berman as "very focused and very lucid, and he was still very mobile. He was still able to walk around—he was still very impressive and he had about the biggest hands I have ever shaken. He was 6'-4"and was a giant for his day. He towered over me, and I'm 5'-8"."
When asked why he thought Skorzeny entrusted this information to him, Berman responded, "I was dating one of his daughters. He knew that I'm Jewish, first of all, I'm an honest guy and he thought that I would really try to do something about this and bring some justice, yeah, to these wanted Nazi war criminals. His whole goal was.... they had screwed him over, including George Bush, they screwed him over..... and out of large sums of money over the years. This was his one last way of... you know, getting even with them."
A biographical article about Nikola Tesla appeared in the Tesla Tech, Inc. magazine, "Extraordinary Technology," Volume 4, Number 3, Aug., Sept., Oct., 2006.  The article, written by Dustin Wallace, spoke of Tesla's childhood, some of his inventions, and his last days. Wallace wrote (pp. 21-22), "The Yugoslav Monarchy in Exile was summoned to visit Tesla in the fall of 1942. However, Charlotte Muzar, a secretary, paid Tesla the visit. From his condition upon her arrival she felt as though he may not live through the night. Another friend of Tesla's, Kenneth Swezey visited him during the time and noted that he was existing on warm milk and Nabisco crackers alone. It was apparent that Tesla was nearing the end of his time. By late December of 1942, Tesla began meeting with two U.S. government agents in order to share some of his most sensitive discoveries. These men carried away many of his documents for microfilming."
"On January 4, 1943, Tesla's faithful assistant, George Scherff, visited Tesla for the last time, Tesla was found deceased in his hotel room on the morning of January 8. 1943. He had passed away between those four days since Scherff's visit."
The article continued, "Following Tesla's death the United States Office of Alien Property, under the instructions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, confiscated all of Tesla's papers and property. This was an interesting maneuver considering that Tesla was a United States citizen."
The significance of this benign description of Tesla's inventions and his last days has a direct relationship to the previously unknown claims of Otto Skorzeny. As Skorzeny described (to Berman) in detail his involvement with George H. W. Bush (George H. Scherff, Jr.) in organizing the CIA by absorbing Nazi S.S. agents," he intimated that it was Reinhard Gehlen and himself who murdered Nikola Tesla on January 6, 1943 by strangulation/suffocation.
Prior to the murder, Skorzeny and Gehlen "spoke in great detail to Tesla about his most-advanced technologies and then stole the blueprints of his best, most-secret inventions."
Were these the "two U.S. government agents" about whom Dustin Wallace wrote? The timing of George Scherff's last visit to Nikola Tesla was suspicious, as well.
Skorzeny did not stop with these soul-cleansing disclosures. He went on to describe the aliases of himself Frank Edward P_ _ _ _ _, of south Florida (according to Berman, who claims he is trying to protect Skorzeny's daughter), Reinhard Gehlen (Hank Janowicz, Wayne, N.J.), and Dr. Joseph Mengele (Steven Rabel). According to Berman, "Gehlen was tipped off by the FBI about Skorzeny's unveiling of his identity and location, and Gehlen (Janowicz) then went into hiding. Mengele (Rabel), through a series of anti-aging hormone injections, a black hairpiece, and 'cannibalism' has maintained a youthful appearance."
Having investigated some of Skorzeny's claims, Berman had contacted the U.S. Justice Department to inform them that Nazi spies were being harbored by certain factions of the U.S. intelligence agencies, in particular, the CIA. "My thoughts were that, uh, I needed to try to bring these wanted SS Nazi war criminal, holocaust killers—terrorists, basically—to justice. I wanted to call our government and tell 'em, 'Hey, that they're still alive.' I wanted to bring 'em to justice. That was my whole intention. I initially had contacted, or tried to contact Eli Rosenbaum, who was the Director of the United States Justice Department, Office of Special Investigations. Basically, they, uh, thought it was a hoax and they told me that I was mistaken, and that according to the CIA, 'all of them were all dead and I was mistaken.' That's what they told me. I was wrong.
"Later that night, I was over at, uh, Skorzeny's house, and his widow received a phone call that turned her white, and she almost passed out. Basically, someone from the OSI tipped her off that I had contacted them... and that I had known about them. Later that night, when I was comin' back home, uh, a car pulled up behind me, flashing his lights, wanting me to pull over. So I pulled over—I knew somethin' was probably goin' on, so I was ready, and somebody walked right next to me—it looked like he had a gun in his hand, possibly, so I sped away. All right, uh, my girlfriend was in the car at the time, all right, and I sped through three lanes of traffic and went into a local shopping center, and he pulled in right behind me—and he gave me a dirty look—then he pulled a couple feet away, then he drove off. But, uh, I'm sure they tried to put a hit out on me. That's what it was."
Berman then confirmed the girlfriend was Skorzeny's daughter and added, "She, uh, she didn't know that I knew... she didn't know that her father had told me all this. That's why we're no longer goin' out. She broke up with me when the government tipped her off that I wrote a book about her family."
In order to authenticate the above revelations, the author began conducting his own research into the alias of Otto Skorzeny. The first detail, considering Berman's "cryptic clue" of Skorzeny's CIA name, was to determine the variety of names that begin with the letter "P" — Palmer, Parson, Paskel, Peller, Porter, Powell, etc., settling on "Powell" as the most-likely possibility. Then, there was the distinct possibility that Skorzeny (for the purpose of protecting his wife and children) slightly misled Berman about his "official" alias, by reversing his first and middle names.
An exhaustive search revealed an interesting twist. Since Skorzeny had children, he likely had a wife. In fact, he did have a wife and left a trail (though worn out by time), that might shed some light on the master plan (this issue is discussed later).
Further research about the life of Otto Skorzeny, "master spy," reveals his little-known affair with Eva (Evita) Marie Duarte de Peron, wife of Argentina's President, Juan Domingo Peron. Gold which was stolen by the Nazis (laundered by Swiss banks and the Vatican, then smuggled to Argentina by Admiral Wilhelm Canaris) had accrued enormous interest after World War II, and upon her death, Eva Peron bequeathed Skorzeny $100 million, which ultimately fell into the hands of the CIA. The Nazi-CIA connection to the money was obvious. Based upon Skorzeny's claims, this money probably fell into the hands of George H.W. Bush and his "handlers."
George H. Scherff, Jr., visits the FBI
Upon the untimely death of Nikola Tesla, perhaps the world's most renowned scientist in history, J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, received an unexpected visit from George H. Scherff, Jr. That George Scherff, Sr., Tesla's trusted associate, chose to send his teenage son to visit the FBI's notorious director should have raised a red flag, which it probably did among intelligence agencies. Scherff, Jr., explained to Hoover that he had worked for Tesla and was entitled to his papers and other effects. He also expressed concern that "a foreign government might also be interested in his inventions." 
Scherff, Jr., also gave Hoover an address, "149 Secord (sic) Rd., New Rochelle, New York" ["Seacord" is the correct spelling].
FOIA file on "subject, Nikola Tesla": "Mr. George H. Scherff Jr. advised that he had received two letters... Mr. Scherff stated that he was an associate of Nikola Tesla in 1914 and that for many years, his father had been Dr. Tesla's private secretary. Mr. Scherff said that he had never heard of Leland J. Anderson nor any of the names mentioned in Anderson's letter" (Anderson had written to the Scherff household seeking information about Tesla's writings. He was working on a thesis for school and had been seeking information from Tesla's associates and communications).
(February 3, 1954) "Mr. Scherff stated that he has quite a bit of Tesla's writings in his possession and he didn't know whether or not they would be of value to a foreign government."
There are several glaring discrepancies and inconsistencies in George H. Scherff, Jr.'s statements to the FBI (or the actual intent of the document). The author conducted his own research into the background of George H. Scherff, Sr., and, from all indications, concludes that George H. Scherff, Jr., could not have worked for Nikola Tesla in 1914. Scherff, Jr. wasn't even alive in 1914, so he could not have "worked for him" then or at any other time (based upon the numerous accounts about "Curious George," Tesla could not even tolerate him being around his laboratory). It is highly unlikely that Tesla would have hired (or did hire) him. Other than a book written by John J. O'Neill, 'Prodigal Genius, The Life of Nikola Tesla' in 1944, this was also the only known reference to Tesla having a secretary named "George H. Scherff." 
For the greater part of his career, Tesla's secretary was Dorothy F. Skerritt. Both Skerritt and Muriel Arbus worked for him at the time of his retirement, which was forced due to dwindling funds. The acknowledgments at the end of the book describe George H. Scherff as a "business associate," and there is no mention whatsoever of George H. Scherff, Jr. ever having worked for Tesla.
So why did Scherff, Jr., lie to the FBI? Because it was dangerous for him to tell Hoover the truth about the real identities of his father and himself. Why would George H. Scherff, Sr. send his teen-age son to seek papers and other records (belonging to Tesla) from the FBI and not do it himself? Because the Director of the FBI, Herbert J. Hoover, would have recognized him as someone other than George H. Scherff, Sr. In fact, it is highly plausible that the individual who spoke to the FBI was not a Scherff and was a stand in.
There also remains the most-likely possibility that the Scherff interview was nothing more than a ruse, created by the FBI for the purpose of obfuscating the facts around the government's involvement in the murder of Nikola Tesla, the theft of and covert infringement on his patents, and the money laundering that ensued between a few Wall Street banks and Adolph Hitler's Nazi Party. Anyone interviewing George H. Scherff, Jr., would have easily recognized that he was not old enough "to have worked for Nikola Tesla in 1914."
Redacted statements in the above-referenced FOIA files indicate something was being covered up. The "Scherff" documents were created to thwart the research efforts of Leland J. Anderson, hide the facts behind Tesla's murder, and dispel any speculation that the FBI stole Tesla's records, research documents and new technologies.
In 1942, less than a year prior to Tesla's untimely death, it was already known that principles at New York's Union Banking Corporation had been caught "Trading with the Enemy," Nazi Germany. Among the principals was George Herbert Walker, Prescott Sheldon Bush, "son" of industrialist Samuel Prescott Bush, who was president of Buckeye Steel Castings in Columbus, Ohio and the director of the Facilities Division of the War Industries Board. The WIB gave Samuel P. Bush unprecedented ties to the Eastern elite families through its association with one of the largest weapons manufacturers, Remington Arms. Buckeye Steel Castings supplied the railroad industry, controlled by the Rockefellers, the Harrimans, and J.P. Morgan with coupling parts and chassis for their tankers and railcars.
Behind the scenes, Archbishop Francis Cardinal Spellman secretly influenced (or controlled) the activities of key intelligence agencies in the U.S., thus, affording the Vatican the opportunity to suppress potentially damaging information from reaching the public. Spellman and Hoover served the same "master," though it was not the U.S. government. Upon the revelations of the New York / Nazi money laundering and war profiteering, records in the National Archives, in particular those related to Samuel P. Bush, were destroyed "in order to save space." Most likely, those records exposed multiple, covert relationships in a conspiracy of monumental proportions.
Tesla with King Peter II of Yugoslavia at the Hotel New Yorker July 15, 1942. It is strange that Tesla, one of the most brilliant inventors ever, would die penniless and his "trusted assistant", according to Otto Skorzeny and some strangely corroborating records, was "George H. Scherff, Sr." Tesla died January 6, 1943.
References, Part 1:
1) "The Creature from Jeckyll Island," G. H. Griffin
2) "Leslie's Weekly, B.C Forbes
3) http://ellisisland.org/, P. Warburg, passenger record / manifest
4) http://ellisisland.org/, Paul M. Warburg, passenger record / manifest
5) http://ellisisland.org/, Paul Warburg, passenger record / manifest
6) http://ellisisland.org/, James Loeb, passenger record / manifest
7) Harvard University Press, Loeb Classic Library, "Our Founder"
8) http://wilipedia.org/, Charles Eliot Norton
9) http://ellisisland.org/, Nikola Tesla, passenger record / manifest
10) Photocopy of The Tesla Company document sent by Scherff to Tesla in Colorado
11) Photocopy of reply to George Scherff , Union Sulphur Co., New York, NY
13) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Shalleck, numerous Internet news reports
14) http://republicbroadcasting.org/, The Investigative Journal show archives, 01-17-2006
15) "Extraordinary Technology," Volume 4, Number 3, Aug.-Oct., 2006, pp. 21-22
16) FOIA / J. Edgar Hoover, FBI files on subject: Nikola Tesla
17) "Prodigal Genius, The Life of Nikola Tesla," John J. O'Neil, 1944
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Our Social Priorities as Americans
Great picture on the cover of News Papers all across the country: Paris Hilton crying because she has to go to jail. No. This is not why she is crying. She is crying because(drum roll) she is being treated like everyone else. A personality as shallow and inept as this could not stand the one thing that would bring her back to the reality of being 'apart', having consequences for your actions. A person who does these things normally and gets caught, they have much more in the way of consequences to face. The disticntion our society seems to make at every turn is; How much money you have. This is not about looks, she is quite an ugly girl. This is not about race, we have seen the likes of Whitney Houston fall from grace(and land softly). This is about money. The reason she got out of her 90 day sentence in the first place is(no shock here) the LA Sheriff got large campaign contributions form the Hilton family(they probably knew this would happen).
Every person in the world who reads this must ask themselves:
Do we want JUSTICE that treats every Human being equally?
If the answer is no to this question, or you hem and haw for the likes of the Paris Hilton's of the world, then you have to live with the fact that Genocide will continue in our Human culture and we will ultimately condone it. This is the other end of the spectrum which allows us socially to treat people(paris hilton, O.J., Ron Artest, Carl Icahn, Phil Specter, Richard Nixon, 'Scooter' Libby, the entire board of Enron, Oliver North, william jefferson, Zionists, Neo-Cons, and the list of criminals goes on)differently and above equal.
All of these categories of people are glorified, and made above equal. All these categories have just a few things in common, they discriminate against the poor, and/or the females, another religion, or another race. Ultimately, genocide and abuse will occur because of any of these. We need to have acceptance of everyone as the social norm, the Human norm. It is only then that we will be able to move out of the Zealotry and Darkness of the Genocide of the Human Spirit and into Justice and Equality for all of us. We are all the same Race, we are all the same People, we are all the same Spirit. To coin a phrase, Ein Volk, Eine Erde, Ein Geist. We need to act this out everyday, and put our money and efforts toward this ideal, EVERYDAY.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Reprint of a letter from Therapists for Social Responsibility.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE_JUNE 7, 2007_11:18 AM
CONTACT: Concerned Psychologists Against Torture
_Stephen Soldz email@example.com_Steven Reisner
Open Letter to the President of the American
WASHINGTON - JUNE 7 -
June 6, 2007
Sharon Brehm, Ph.D._President_American Psychological
Dear President Brehm:
We write you as psychologists concerned about the
participation of our profession in abusive
interrogations of national security detainees at
Guantánamo, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and at the
so-called CIA “black sites.”
Our profession is founded on the fundamental ethical
principle, enshrined as Principle A in our Ethical
Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct:
“Psychologists strive to benefit those with whom they
work and take care to do no harm.” Irrefutable
evidence now shows that psychologists participating in
national security interrogations have systematically
violated this principle. A recently declassified
August 2006 report by the Department of Defense Office
of the Inspector General (OIG) –Review of DoD-Directed
Investigations of Detainee Abuse—describes in detail
how psychologists from the military’s Survival,
Evasion Resistance, and Escape (SERE) program were
instructed to apply their expertise in abusive
interrogation techniques to interrogations being
conducted by the DoD throughout all three theaters of
the War on Terror (Guantánamo, Afghanistan, and Iraq).
SERE is the US military’s program designed to train
Special Forces and other troops at high risk of
capture to resist “breaking” during harsh
interrogations conducted by a ruthless enemy. During
SERE training, trainees are subjected to extensive
abusive treatment, including sensory deprivation,
sleep deprivation, isolation, cultural and sexual
humiliation, and, in some cases, simulated drowning
(”waterboarding”). By SERE’s own admission, these
techniques are classified as torture or cruel,
inhuman, or degrading treatment.
The OIG report details a number of trainings and
consultations provided by SERE psychologists to
psychologists and other personnel involved in
interrogations, including those on the Behavioral
Science Consultation Teams (BSCT), generally composed
of and headed by psychologists. The OIG confirms
repeated press accounts over the last two years that
SERE techniques were “reverse engineered” by SERE
psychologists in consultation with the BSCT
psychologists and others, to develop and standardize a
regime of psychological torture used by interrogators
at Guantánamo, and in Iraq and Afghanistan. The OIG
report states: “Counterresistance techniques [SERE]
were introduced because personnel believed that
interrogation methods used were no longer effective in
obtaining useful information from some detainees.”
The OIG report also clearly reveals the central role
of psychologists in these processes:
“On September 16, 2002, the Army Special Operations
Command and the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency [the
military unit containing SERE] co-hosted a SERE
psychologist conference at Fort Bragg for JTF-170 [the
military component responsible for interrogations at
Guantánamo] interrogation personnel. The Army’s
Behavioral Science Consultation Team from Guantánamo
Bay also attended the conference. Joint Personnel
Recovery Agency briefed JTF-170 representatives on the
exploitation techniques and methods used in resistance
(to interrogation) training at SERE schools. The
JTF-170 personnel understood that they were to become
familiar with SERE training and be capable of
determining which SERE information and techniques
might be useful in interrogations at Guantánamo.
Guantánamo Behavioral Science Consultation Team
personnel understood that they were to review
documentation and standard operating procedures for
SERE training in developing the standard operating
procedure for the JTF-170, if the command approved
those practices. The Army Special Operations Command
was examining the role of interrogation support as a
‘SERE Psychologist competency area‘” (p. 25, emphasis
It is now indisputable that psychologists and
psychology were directly and officially responsible
for the development and migration of abusive
interrogation techniques, techniques which the
International Committee of the Red Cross has labeled
“tantamount to torture.” Reports of psychologists’
(along with other health professionals’) participation
in abusive interrogations surfaced more than two years
While other health professional associations expressed
dismay when it was reported that their members had
participated in these abuses and took principled
stands against their members’ direct participation in
interrogations, the APA undertook a campaign to
support such involvement. In 2005, APA President Ron
Levant created the PENS Task Force to assess the
ethics of such participation. Six of the nine voting
psychologist members selected for the task force were
uniformed and civilian personnel from military and
intelligence agencies, most with direct connections to
national security interrogations. Perhaps most
problematic, it is clear from the OIG Report that
three of the PENS members were directly in the chain
of command translating SERE techniques into harsh
interrogation tactics. Although we cannot know exactly
what each of these individuals did, their presence in
the chain of command is troubling.
One such task Force member is Colonel Morgan Banks
who, according to his Task Force biography
“is the senior Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and
Escape (SERE) Psychologist, responsible for the
training and oversight of all Army SERE Psychologists,
who include those involved in SERE training…. He
provides technical support and consultation to all
Army psychologists providing interrogation support….
His initial duty assignment as a psychologist was to
assist in establishing the Army’s first permanent SERE
training program involving a simulated captivity
experience…. In November 1991 [sic: 2001], he deployed
to Afghanistan, where he spent four months over the
winter of 2001/2002 at Bagram Airfield, supporting
combat operations against Al Qaida and Taliban
Thus, according to the OIG report, Colonel Banks had
direct command responsibility for the SERE
psychologists training, consulting, and participating
in interrogations and provided “support and
consultation” to other psychologists involved in
abusive interrogations. In fact, reading the OIG
report renders it difficult to imagine that Colonel
Banks was not himself directly involved in developing
and/or implementing these abusive activities. The OIG
report appears to confirm what has been suspected at
least since the publication in July 2005 of Jane
Mayer’s New Yorker article “The Experiment”: that
Colonel Banks was intimately involved in the teaching
and development of the abusive interrogation tactics
documented by the International Committee of the Red
Cross, and now by the Department of Defense, as being
used at Guantánamo.
Colonel Larry James, a second PENS member, “was the
Chief Psychologist for the Joint Intelligence Group at
GTMO, Cuba” (PENS Task Force member biographies)
starting in January 2003. Col. Larry James has often
been cited by Gerald Koocher, Stephen Behnke, and
others, as the one who ‘cleaned up’ Guantánamo and Abu
Ghraib. The OIG report, however, makes it clear that
Guantánamo BSCTs played an essential role in
transforming SERE techniques into standard operating
interrogation procedure; that the Commander of
Guantánamo detainee operations requested official
approval for the use of these torture techniques in
October, 2002; and that permission was granted by
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld in December 2002.
Additionally, as stated in his PENS biography, in 2003
James “was the Chief Psychologist for the Joint
Intelligence Group at GTMO, Cuba.” In 2004, James was
Director, Behavioral Science Unit, Joint Interrogation
and Debriefing Center at Abu Ghraib. It should be
noted that that in 2004, according to many sources,
Gen. Geoffrey Miller, Guantánamo Commander, too, went
from Guantánamo to Iraq, and brought the SERE
techniques with him. James was the commander of the
BSCTs at the time the FBI and other law enforcement
agents were reporting that severe abuses were
occurring at Guantánamo. The FBI and other Criminal
Investigative Task Force agents reporting these abuses
referred to them as “SERE” and “counter-resistance”
tactics in documents obtained by the ACLU under the
Freedom of Information Act.
Yet another task Force member, Captain Bryce Lefever,
had previously been a SERE psychologist where he
supervised “personnel undergoing intensive exposure to
enemy interrogation, torture, and exploitation
techniques.” He “was deployed as the Joint Special
Forces Task Force psychologist to Afghanistan in
2002,” presumably replacing Col. Banks who had
previously held that role. Capt. Lefever “lectured to
interrogators and was consulted on various
interrogation techniques” (PENS Task Force member
biographies). That is, he had the requisite SERE
background and it appears that he was involved in
interrogations in Afghanistan at the time that, as the
OIG report reveals, the abusive SERE-based techniques
were being utilized through Special Forces units.
In addition to these three members who were directly
in the military chain of command responsible for
employing the SERE techniques as interrogation
tactics, another member of the PENS Task Force, Scott
Shumate, stated in a conference biographical statement
that “From April 2001 until May of 2003 he was the
chief operational psychologist for the CIA’s Counter
Terrorism Center (CTC)…. He has been with several of
the key apprehended terrorists.” The CTC, according to
press reports, is responsible for managing the CIA’s
Black Site facilities where the top 14 Al Qaeda
operatives in US custody were initially held and
interrogated. The “key apprehended terrorists” that
Shumate refers to are very likely those Al Qaeda
operatives subjected to the CIA’s brutal “enhanced
interrogation techniques.” Thus, the available
evidence strongly suggests that the PENS Task Force
included a number of individuals who oversaw or
directly participated in torture or other cruel,
inhuman, or degrading treatment that is allegedly
banned by the APA.
Not surprisingly, given its membership, the PENS Task
Force report concluded that “[i]t is consistent with
the APA Code of Ethics for psychologists to serve in
consultative roles to interrogation and
information-gathering processes for national
security-related purposes….” The Task Force report
further echoed the Department of Defense cover story
for employing BSCT psychologists: “While engaging in
such consultative and advisory roles entails a
delicate balance of ethical considerations, doing so
puts psychologists in a unique position to assist in
ensuring that such processes are safe and ethical for
Since the release of the PENS report, numerous
articles in the press have documented that
psychologists at Guantánamo and elsewhere have
utilized abusive SERE techniques on detainees. (Jane
Meyer’s New Yorker article appeared one week after the
PENS report.) All the while, the APA leadership has
ignored the mounting evidence to the contrary and
reiterated this flawed PENS premise, as you yourself
did in response to such an article in the Washington
Monthly: “[t]he Association’s position is rooted in
our belief that having psychologists consult with
interrogation teams makes an important contribution
toward keeping interrogations safe and ethical.”
Every report of horrific abuses occurring at
Guantánamo and elsewhere has not only cast doubt upon
this basic premise of APA policy, these reports have
repeatedly highlighted psychologists’ abuse of
psychological knowledge for purposes of cruel, inhuman
and degrading treatment. Yet the APA has never made
any public attempt to investigate such reports. Even
if certain psychologists attempted to “keep
interrogations safe and ethical,” the OIG report
demonstrates once and for all that BSCT and SERE
psychologists, among others, were responsible for the
development, migration, and perpetration of abuses.
It is time for the APA to acknowledge that the central
premise of its years-long policy of condoning and
encouraging psychologist participation in
interrogations is wrong. It has now been revealed by
the DoD itself that, rather than assuring safety,
psychologists were central to the abuse. This remains
true even if some psychologists made efforts to reduce
such harm during their involvement in these
interrogation contexts at some point in time. It is
critical that APA take immediate steps to remedy the
damage done to the reputation of the organization, to
our ethical standards, to the field of psychology, and
to human rights in this age where they are under
concerted attack. The following steps will begin the
process of correcting this egregious error by the
organization and its leadership. We urgently recommend
1. The President of the APA acknowledge errors and
abuses and chart a new direction re-emphasizing human
rights. In light of the recent revelations, you, as
President of the APA, should issue a clear public
statement that acknowledges the errors made by APA, in
both policy and public statements, and abuses
perpetrated by psychologists; you should call on the
association to go in a new direction, giving primary
emphasis to human rights concerns in forging policy
around ethics and national security.
2. The APA Board of Directors and Ethics Committee
endorse the APA Moratorium on psychologist
participation in interrogations of foreign detainees.
It is critical to immediately disengage psychologists
from any direct or supervisory participation in
interrogations of individual detainees. Such a step
would do much to bring the APA in line with the
positions adopted some time ago by the American
Psychiatric Association, the American Medical
Association, and the American Nurses Association.
Thus, the APA leadership should support and the
Council of Representatives must, at the August
Convention, pass the Moratorium on Psychologist
Involvement in Interrogations at US Detention Centers
for Foreign Detainees proposed by Dr. Neil Altman and
scheduled for a vote at Council.
3. The APA Board of Directors encourage, support, and
cooperate with the Senate investigations of detainee
treatment. It is essential that the APA support and
cooperate fully with the announced investigation of
the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) into the
role of SERE in the creation of abusive interrogation
strategies, as well as the Senate Intelligence
Committee’s announced investigation into the CIA’s
handling of detainees in their custody. In fact, the
APA Board of Directors should do what it can to
expedite this and other external, non-partisan
investigations of all localities that utilize BSCT
4. The APA Board of Directors commence a neutral
third-party investigation of its own involvement, and
that of APA staff, in APA-military conflicts of
interest. It is essential that the APA membership and
the concerned public develop an in-depth understanding
of how and why the APA accepted a rationale for
psychologist involvement in interrogations that has
been revealed to have been advanced by involved
psychologists, and which permitted their continued
participation and supervision of abusive interrogation
processes. The concept of “legal, ethical, safe, and
effective” has been exposed as a euphemism for
psychologist oversight of abuse; these activities can
only be considered “ethical” because the APA Ethics
Code (Standard 1.02) was rewritten in 2002 to define
complying with any law or military regulation as
The membership has a right to know why, in the face of
continually emerging sets of tangible evidence
suggesting that the its policy was flawed and that
psychologists were systematically employing expert
psychological knowledge for purposes of abuse, the APA
leadership refused to investigate, and continued to
give cover for these abuses. (According to APA Ethics
Director, Dr. Stephen Behnke, the BSCTs attach a copy
of the PENS report to their training manuals.)
Therefore, it is critical that an independent
investigation be launched – conducted by individuals
well-known for their commitment to human rights – into
the development of APA policy in this area, and into
the broader issues that likely contributed to a series
of suspicious procedural activities. Among the issues
this investigation must examine are:
a) the numerous procedural irregularities alleged to
have occurred during the PENS process;
b) the role of the military and intelligence agencies
in the formation and functioning of the PENS Task
c) the reasons the APA and its leadership have
systematically ignored the accumulating evidence that
psychologists participating in interrogations are
contributing to torture or cruel, inhuman, or
degrading treatment, rather than helping to prevent
d) the overall nexus of close ties between the APA
staff/leadership and the military and intelligence
agencies, ties that may have contributed to a climate
that permits undo influence of military and
intelligence agencies in the creation of these
policies and that encourages turning a blind eye to
e) the transformation of the APA Ethics Code, from one
that protects psychologists’ ethical conduct when such
conduct conflicts with law and military regulations to
one that protects psychologists who follow unethical
law and military regulations.
Only such an inve stigatory process can restore the
faith of the membership and the broader public in the
APA and in the profession of psychology. To fail to
act now would be to continue an organizational policy
that maintains and protects psychologists’ roles as
the architects of what can only be interpreted as a
torture paradigm; one that has intentionally violated
the Geneva Conventions, our nation’s values, and our
We look forward to your affirmation, acceptance, and
action in regard to this call for immediate steps to
remedy this saddening situation for our organization
and our discipline.
Stephen Soldz, Director, Center for Research,
Evaluation, and Program Development & Professor,
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis; University
of Massachusetts, Boston
Brad Olson, Assistant Research Professor, Northwestern
Steven Reisner, Senior Faculty and Supervisor,
International Trauma Studies Program, Mailman School
of Public Health, Columbia University; Clinical
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, New
York University Medical School
Mike Wessells, Former Member, PENS Task Force;
Rhoda Unger, Brandeis University
Uwe Jacobs, Director, Survivors International, San
Ed Tejirian, New York
Bernice Lott, University of Rhode Island
Jeffrey Kaye, San Francisco
Elliot Mishler, Professor of Social Psychology in the
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Ghislaine Boulanger, Steering Committee,
Morton Deutsch, E.L. Thorndike Professor Emeritus of
Psychology, Director Emeritus of the International
Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR)
Teachers College, Columbia University
Faye J Crosby, Psychology Department, University of
California, Santa Cruz
Marc Pilisuk, Professor Emeritus, the University of
California; Professor, Saybrook Graduate School and
Marybeth Shinn, Professor of Applied Psychology and
Public Policy, New York University
Stephan L. Chorover, Professor of Psychology, MIT
Mary Brydon-Miller, Director, Action Research Center,
Associate Professor, Educational Studies and Urban
Educational Leadership, College of Education, Criminal
Justice, and Human Services, University of Cincinnati
M. Brinton Lykes, Associate Director, Center for Human
Rights & International Justice,_Associate Dean, Lynch
School of Education, Boston College
Ben Harris, Department of Psychology, University of
Barbara Gutek, PrEller Professor of Women and
Leadership, Department of Management and
Organizations, University of Arizona
Frank Summers, Associate Professor of Clinical
Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern
University Medical School
Kevin Lanning, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic
Alice Shaw, San Francisco
Lila Braine, Professor Emerita, Barnard College,
Stuart Oskamp, Professor Emeritus of Psychology,
Claremont Graduate University
Linda M. Woolf, Professor of Psychology and
International Human Rights, Webster University
Arlene Lu Steinberg, President, Division 39 Section
IX, APA: Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility
Lew Aron, Director, New York University Postdoctoral
Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Scot D. Evans, Community Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier
Susan Torres-Harding, Roosevelt University
Allen L. Roland, Sonoma, CA
Emily K. Filardo, Director, Women’s Studies, &
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Kean
Maram Hallak, Borough of Manhattan Community College;
the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)
Anthony J. Marsella, Professor Emeritus, Department of
Psychology, University of Hawaii
Barbara Eisold, New York Medical College
Kathleen Malley-Morrison, Department of Psychology,
Chrysoula K.E. Fantaousakis, Kean University
Karen Rosica, Faculty, Psychoanalytic Institute of
Northern California; Director of Special Projects,
Hal S. Bertilson, University of Wisconsin-Superior
Ibrahim Kira, Access Community Health and Research
Center, Dearborn, MI
Lynne Layton, Harvard Medical School
Allen M. Omoto, School of Behavioral and
Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
Richard V. Wagner, Bates College
* Affiliations listed for identification purposes
Note: Additional signatories will continue to be