Movers and Shakers of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta: 29-Aug-2008

Friday, 29 August 2008

Juan Carlos de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias

King Juan Carlos I of Spain - Club of Rome; Order o/t Garter; Order o/t Golden Fleece; 1001 Club

Juan Carlos I (baptized as Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias; born January 5, 1938, Rome, Italy) is the reigning King of Spain.

On 22 November 1975, two days after the death of Francisco Franco, Juan Carlos was designated King according to the law of succession promulgated by Franco. He successfully oversaw the transition of Spain to a constitutional monarchy. Polls from 2000 show that he is widely approved of by Spaniards.[1] Juan Carlos's titles include that of King of Jerusalem (disputed among others), as successor to the royal family of Naples. He is also a descendant of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom through his grandmother, Victoria Eugenie; of Louis XIV of France through the House of Bourbon; of the Emperor Charles V, who belonged to the Habsburg dynasty of the Holy Roman Empire; of the House of Savoy of Italy; etc.

His name, while rarely anglicised, is rendered as John Charles Alphonse Victor María of Bourbon (and Bourbon-Two Sicilies). He was given these names after his father (Juan de Borbón), grandfather (Alfonso XIII) and maternal grandfather (Prince Carlos de Borbón-Dos Sicilias).

DON JUAN DE BORBÓN, COUNT OF BARCELONA, SOVEREIGN OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE in the uniform of a Lieutenant in the British Royal Navy

DON JUAN DE BORBÓN, COUNT OF BARCELONA, with the Collars of the Golden Fleece and Charles III, and the starts of the four military Orders.

Wearing Order of the Garter Regalia

King Juan Carlos
AKA Juan Carlos de Borbon y Borbon

Born: 5-Jan-1938
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State, Royalty

Nationality: Spain
Executive summary: King of Spain
High School: San Isidro School, Madrid, Spain (1954)
University: Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

Spanish Monarch
Club of Rome
Order of the Garter 1988

French Ancestry
Spanish Ancestry
Dubya Ranch Hand Nov-2004

Successor to Fascist Dictator Francisco Franco and Knight of Malta, King Juan Carlos, with Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Andrew Cardinal Bertie, 2000.
International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation - King Juan Carlos of Spain is the patron of this organization. Carlos is a founder and honorary president of WWF-Spain and has recently been accused of being an overly aggressive hunter, not paying attention to the age of an animal, if it's pregnant, or the amount he shoots (5). Besides being a member of the 1001 Club, King Carlos is a member of the Knights of Malta and very close to Opus Dei. He has been hunting with George H.W. Bush (another Knight of Malta) and other heads of state.
Non-Hereditary Orders held by King Juan Carlos I

The Grand Cross of the Order of the king Charles III.Knight of the Order of the Annunziata (Italy)
Knight of the Order of the Elephant (Denmark)
Knight of the Order of the Garter (United Kingdom)
Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim (Sweden)
Bailio Grand Cross of Justice with Necklace of the Order of Constantino and George (Greece)
Bailio Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
First Class Star of the Order of the White Lion (Czech Republic)
Golden Chain of the Order of Vytautas the Great (Lithuania)
Grand Collar of the Order of the Tower and Sword (Portugal)
Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum (Japan)
Grand Cordon of the Order of Léopold (Belgium)
Grand Cordon with Collar of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Italy)
Grand Necklace of the Dynasty of Reza (Iran)
Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour (France)
Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit (France)
Grand Cross, Special Class Class Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany)
Grand Cross of the Order of the Dutch Lion (The Netherlands)
Grand Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav (Norway)
Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of the White Rose (Finland)
La Orden de Malta esta formada por 11.000 caballeros y damas entre lo más escogido de la nobleza, pero también está abierta a la sociedad civil. En su seno acoge a unos 70.000 voluntarios, amén de un millón de colaboradores en un centenar de países, entre ellos España, que contribuyen a sufragaria con sus donaciones. En nuestro país hay unos 600 caballeros y 80 damas y entre sus miembros se cuentan personajes tan ilustres como el mismísimo rey Juan Carlos o Luis Alfonso de Borbón, duque de Anjou y heredero de la Corona de Francia (Luis XX para el legitimismo borbónico). (Proof Positive)
Social Network Diagram:
Spain 1990

* Constantine,A. Psychic Dictatorship in the U.S.A. 1995 (135, 147)
* Lernoux,P. People of God. 1989 (301, 320)

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Gustavo A. Cisneros

Gustavo A. Cisneros - Venezuelan Billionaire; Chairman and CEO o/t Cisneros Group of Companies; Media Mogul

Gustavo Cisneros

Gustavo Cisneros AKA Gustavo A. Cisneros

Born: 1945
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic

Nationality: Venezuela
Executive summary: Billionaire Venezuelan media mogul

One of two Venezuelan billionaires, Cisneros was born into a rich family that parlayed their sole distributorship of Pepsi into a fortune that allowed them to control a sizeable chunk of all Latin American media. The subsequent capital flight, based on "diversification" and moving 80% of the family investments outside of Venezuela, resulted in Venezuela's crawling to the blood-suckers at the International Monetary Fund for help. One could point out that the personal enrichment of Cisneros was one direct cause of Hugo Chavez's later rise to power.

Cisneros-owned Venezuelan TV network Venevision controlled coverage of the US-backed 2002 coup on the populist Chavez. Some claim Cisneros was one of the principal backers of the coup- his family being longtime representatives of US interests. It certainly doesn't help Cisneros' case that he ordered a ban on footage of the resulting counter-coup consisting of tens of thousands of the citizenry seeking to reinstate Chavez. Cisneros' network instead aired classic cartoons and golden age movies. The US State Department's chief Latin America handler (and one-time Ambassador to Venezuela) Otto J. Reich later confirmed that during the 2 day coup he had spoken with Cisneros "two or three times".

Cisneros married into a family that owned another Venezuelan media empire. He and his wife Patty Phelps were overnight guests of Ronald Reagan at the White House, around the same time US Customs agents confiscated 50 grams of cocaine from a Cisneros family airplane. US Customs declined to file charges for some reason.

As one of the 100 richest people in the world, Cisneros is a classic case of a big fish in a small pond, causing comparisons such as "the Rupert Murdoch or Silvio Berlusconi of Venezuela". Speaking of fishing (and of cocaine and coups), Cisneros is a sometimes-fishing companion of former US president George H.W. Bush.

Father: Diego Cisneros (media mogul)
Brother: Ricardo Cisneros (media mogul, defrauded Banco Latino)
Sister: Marion Cisneros (media mogul)
Brother: Oswaldo Cisneros (media mogul)
Wife: Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (media mogul, m. 1970, 3 children)

University: BS Business Administration, Babson College (1968)

ABC 1968-70
Member of the Board of Barrick Gold (2003-)
Member of the Board of Univision (2003-)
Council on Foreign Relations International Advisory Board
Americas Society International Advisor
Knights of Malta
Museum of Modern Art Chairman's Council
Museum of Television and Radio Board of Trustees
Cuban Ancestry
Latin America's billionaire media baron. Knight of Malta. Member of the chairman's council of the Americas Society, trustee of the Rockefeller University, member of the international advisory board of the Power Corporation of Canada, etc. Accused by Chavez of complicity in the April 2002 coup attempt in Venezuela and of using his private TV station Venevision to undermine the administration. Among his friends are the Rockefellers, Bushes, and King Juan Carlos. He would be a prime candidate for Le Cercle. Also look above at his involvement with the environmental group BIOMA.
Gustavo Cisneros

Latin America's billionaire media baron. Knight of Malta. Chairman and CEO of the Cisneros Group of Companies (very prominent in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), which has large stakes in companies like Univision, AOL Latin America, DirecTV Latin America, and a score of other media companies. Member of the board of international directors at the United World Colleges in London, which is presided over by HRH Prince Charles. Trustee of the Rockefeller University and a friend of the Rockefellers. PR Newswire, May 4, 1992: "Cisneros, a Venezuelan native, is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Chase Manhattan Bank, the Chairman's Council of the Americas Society and the International Advisory Council of the United States Information Agency. He is also a member of the board of overseers of the International Center for Economic Growth and the International Advisory Board of the Power Corporation of Canada. His other memberships include, but are not limited to, the International Advertising Association, the board of directors of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the U.S., and The 1001: A Nature Trust for the World Wildlife Fund in Switzerland." He is an outspoken critic of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, whom he criticizes for "arrogant abuse of power and authority." In turn, Chavez accuses him of complicity in the April 2002 coup attempt (on Chavez) and of using his private TV station Venevision to undermine the administration. Luckily for Cisneros, about 80% of his holdings are outside Venezuela. Cisneros hobnobs with U.S. friends such as Jimmy Carter and George Bush Sr. Guests at his daughter's lavish New York wedding reception in October 2002 included Kofi Annan, Sid Bass and Oscar de la Renta. He also ran BIOMA, a leading Venezuelan "environmentalist group" shut down after being caught faking dolphin killings for a campaign against the tuna fishing industry. Early in 1994, the family bank, Banco Latino, in Caracas, went broke after it was charged with fraud. His brother Ricardo, one of the directors, was fugitive for years until caught and sent to jail. Cisneros has received Spain's Order of Isabel la Católica, conferred by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I (also a 1001 Club member and Knights of Malta), for strengthening international ties between Venezuela and Spain.
Knight of Malta Gustavo Cisneros is a billionare, media magnate, and a member of the Pilgrim Society. Cisneros has large stakes in companies like Univision, AOL Latin America, DirecTV Latin America, and a score of other media companies.
SMOM by mention:
Social Network Diagram:

Venezuela 1980-2005

Council on Foreign Relations. Annual Report. 2001 (83)
Currier,C. The World's Richest People. 1991 (102-3)
EIR. Dope, Inc. 1992 (318, 348-9, 355)
Executive Intelligence Review 2000-02-25 (54)
Forbes Foreign Billionaires. 1995
Forbes Foreign Billionaires. 1999
Golinger,E. The Chavez Code. 2006 (72, 82, 98-9)
Intelligence (Paris) 2002-05-20 (37)
New Federalist 1994-02-21 (8)
pages cited this search: 16

Spyros S. Skouras

Spyros S. Skouras - Chairman, president, and CEO of Prudential Lines, Inc.

Vanishing Flag - Monday, Dec. 07, 1970

Britannia may have ruled the waves, but America had the best ships: first the famous clippers, then the fastest steamships afloat and eventually some of the most luxurious liners ever to ply the Atlantic. Today only two American passenger ships operate from the Atlantic Coast, and next month they will show the Stars and Stripes there for the last time.

Prudential-Grace Lines announced that the 300-passenger Santa Rosa and Santa Paula will sail out of New York harbor on their final Caribbean cruises in January, bringing to an even dozen the number of American luxury ships retired over the past three years. Like most former passenger lines, Prudential-Grace will concentrate on freight. Said President Spyros S. Skouras Jr., who merged his Prudential Lines with the Grace Line fleet last December: "It's the foreign-flag cruise ships—they beat us every time."

Skouras figures that foreign liners can operate at half the cost of American ships, and that his average passenger fare for a 13-day Caribbean cruise would have to be raised from $675 to $900 to break even. Also the traveling public's resistance to price increases has stiffened. Fuel costs have nearly tripled in the past year, mainly because of turmoil in the Middle East and increased tanker charges, but the most crushing expense for American shipowners is still labor. U.S. merchant sailors generally earn twice as much or more than their foreign counterparts. To help offset the wage differential—and keep American passengers' fares out of foreign coffers —the Government since 1936 has paid a generous annual subsidy on each U.S. passenger ship for the first 20 years of its life. The regal United States, for example, received $12 million a year from the Maritime Administration. The ship still ran in the red, and was retired last June.

Though the U.S. flag is disappearing from Atlantic liners, it lingers on in the Pacific. Four American ships still cruise from San Francisco and Los Angeles to southwest Pacific islands. Alaska and Mexico, but Matson Navigation Co. is unloading its two passenger ships on another line and going full steam into freight. The Government senses that the era of luxury liners is over: the Merchant Marine Act of 1970 finances the construction of 300 new merchant ships in the next decade, but does not even mention the passenger business.
The international membership list also reads like a Who's Who of wealth and power; it includes King Juan Carlos of Spain; Spiros S. Skouras, president of Prudential Lines;
In addition to those listed in the article, the following are some other Knights of SMOM of interest:
Spiros S. Skouras: President Prudential Lines 1960-present, bought Grace Lines 1969.
The Jesuits rule the oil bonanza of Saudi Arabia, and thus control all the immense profits derived from America. The Black Pope's Rockefeller petroleum empire built the Kingdom's oil fields, and his Knights of Malta, like the late Spyros Skouras, transport the oil, via their huge tankers, to the West.
On Skouras' role in the Reagan administration:
Appointment of the Chairman, Executive Director, and Membership of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange

September 14, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange. Robert E. Kirby will also serve as Honorary Chairman and June Grace Walker will serve as Executive Director.
Spyros S. Skouras, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Prudential Lines, Inc.
SMOM by mention:
Social Network Diagram:

* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1986-#25 (38)
* Lernoux,P. People of God. 1989 (301)
* Mother Jones 1983-07 (23)
* Parapolitics/USA 1982-03-31 (33)
* Resource Center. GroupWatch 1991-SMOM (1)
* Who's Who in America. 1962-1963
* Winter-Berger,R. The Washington Pay-Off. 1972 (296)

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Patrick Hayes

Patrick Cardinal Hayes - Archbishop of New York; First Chaplain of the American Branch of SMOM

Patrick Joseph Hayes, later His Eminence Patrick Cardinal Hayes, (November 20, 1867–September 4, 1938) was an American prelate, the eighth bishop (fifth archbishop) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. He was born in New York, attended La Salle Academy on the Lower East Side, ordained priest on September 8, 1892, and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of New York on July 3, 1914. He was ordained a bishop on October 28, 1914 with the titular see of Tagaste. He was appointed prelate of the present-day Archdiocese for the Military Services on November 24, 1917, and appointed Archbishop of New York on March 10, 1919. He was elevated to Cardinal on March 24, 1924. He served as archbishop until his death. He is interred in the crypt under the altar of St. Patrick's Cathedral.


Member, Royal Historical Society (London) and Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

The history of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.) in the United States is one of growth and transition. In the United States, there exists three separate Associations of the S.M.O.M. each having a distinct development. These Associations of the S.M.O.M. (a lay, religious order of the Roman Catholic Church) include the American Association, Western Association, and Federal Association. All three Associations, as Knights of Malta worldwide, have the same goal[1].

Although characteristic in many ways to fellow Associations abroad, the three American Associations share one different trait from fellow European Order of Malta Associations in that “most of the members of the Order in the United States are Knights and Dames of Magistral Grace[2].”

Regarding noble ranks of knighthood within the Order, classes consist of the Knights of Justice and Conventual Chaplains (who have taken the three monastic vows), the Knights and Dames in Obedience (who promised to strive for Christian perfection in accordance with the spirit of the Order) as well as the first four ranks of class three. These classes must traditionally be of noble heritage[3].

Individuals who find themselves accepted into the non-noble ranks of Knights and Dames of Magistral Grace are usually some of the most influential and wealthy citizens of the country in which they reside. This is especially true of the members that reside within the United States and curiously enough they also tend to be much older than their European brothers.

Due to the cultural and political differences that existed between Europe and America, many members here in the States have little enthusiasm for the support of noble categories within the Order. In fact, no provision exists within the Statues of the American Association for admission to the noble categories[4].

American Association

The first association of the S.M.O.M in America was formed in 1926 into what was to become the American Association (or the ‘New York’ Association). The Association’s original thirteen Knights were, in most cases, American-Irish members of the Catholic Knights of Columbus.

In April 1927, the Supreme Council of the S.M.O.M. granted these Knights a Constitution (Charter) creating the American chapter of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. This creation of the first eastern association (in New York) was at the request of Pope Pius XI. It was not until nearly fifty-nine years later that the first group of women invested into the Association. This investiture took place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral with sixty women being admitted as Dames of Magistral Grace.[5] An equal amount of Dames and Knights have been admitted into the American Association since 1986.[6]

The Association’s first president James J. Phelan and later president George Macdonald were instrumental in increasing the Association’s membership and in bringing increased revenues into the American organization.

In 1927, His Eminence, Patrick Cardinal Hayes was selected as the group’s first Chaplain.[7] It was through Cardinal Hayes that the relationship between the Order and American Catholics became formalized[8].
Co laster Knights and )ames, members of."

A Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late James
J. Phelan, K.M., former Master and Grand Cross member and a
member of out Board of Founders from the inception of the
American Chapter, Knights of Malta, will be celebrated at the
Lady Chapel, St. Patrick's Cathedral, 50th Street and Fifth Avenue,
New York, N.Y., at 9 o'clock A. NI. on Thursday, October 25,1934.
Out Grand Protector and Spiritual Advisor, His Eminence,
Patrick Cardinal Hayes, will celebrate the Mass.

Ail members of the Association are urgently requested to
It is desirable to bave Knights and Dames wear the button
of the Order on that occasion.
American Chapter, Knights of Malta. (Proof Positive)
Circumstantial evidence:
BRO 1938 T62 undersized
To Master Knights and Dames, members of the Association of Master Knights of the Sovereign Military order of Malta ... All Knights of Malta are requested to assemble ... to act as an escort to the funeral procession of ... Patrick Cardinal Hayes.
New York 1938 Hughes Spalding Collection
Circumstantial evidence:
With all this, maybe, just maybe the risen Son of God would intervene and use his yet publicly unknown men to further blow the whistle, men like the late, great, two-time Medal of Honor winner, USMC General Smedley Butler who exposed the SMOM's plot to make FDR a fascist dictator back in 1933. Archbishop Patrick Cardinal Hayes of New York should have been prosecuted, even as his successor, Francis Cardinal Spellman, should have been prosecuted for the assassination of JFK!
SMOM by mention:
Social Network Diagram:

* Cooney,J. The American Pope. 1984 (50, 68, 70, 72, 77-8, 103)

pages cited this search: 7

Patrick E. Crowley

Patrick E. Crowley - President of the New York Central Railroad

President Crowley Monday, Apr. 21, 1924

The election of Patrick E. Crowley to the Presidency of the New York Central Railroad (TIME; April 14) was interpreted as revealing the policy of the company's directors in favoring succession in office of operating executives. Since Chauncey M. Depew, a lawyer, was President, all his four successors—Samuel R. Colloway, William H. Newman, W. C. Brown and the late A. H. Smith—have been operating men.

Secondly, the Board is believed to have taken into consideration Mr. Crowley's popularity in the rank and file of Central employees, in which he resembles the late Mr. Smith. Crowley began at 14 as a telegrapher on the Erie.

Finally, the selection is a tribute to Mr. Crowley himself. He began as an employee of the Central at 25; for about ten years he was a train master; at 36 he became a division superintendent; at 40, assistant general superintendant to the road, and at 43 its General Manager. Subsequently his title has been changed to Assistant Vice President and then Vice President, but his job has been as chief operating executive of the road with the duty of maintaining its equipment and its line of 17,000 miles. Next August Mr. Crowley will be 60.,9171,929251,00.html
Alternative profile:

June 17, 1937.

MOICAN J. O'BRIEN, Master and Grand Cross member and 
member of out Board of Founders from the inception of the American
Chapter of the Knights of Malta, died at his late residence, 555 Park
Avenue, New York, N. Y., on June 16, 1937.

As an expression of our deep sorrow, all Knights of Malta are
requested to attend the Solemn Requiem Mass at the hurch of St.
Vincent Ferrer, Lexington Avenue and 66th Street, on Saturday next,
June 19 1937, at 11 A. M.

Deputy Master.

Secretary. : (Proof Positive)
SMOM by mention:

Vernon Walters

General Vernon A. Walters - Deputy Director of Central Intelligence; US Ambassador to the UN, Germany; Roving Ambassador

Vernon A. Walters (January 3, 1917 – February 10, 2002) was a United States Army officer and a diplomat. Most notably, he served from 1972 to 1976 as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence and from 1985 to 1989 as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Walters rose to the rank of lieutenant general in the U.S. Army and is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.


Walters was born in New York City. His father was a British immigrant and insurance salesman. From age 6, Walters lived in Britain and France with his family. At 16, he returned to the United States and worked for his father as an insurance claims adjuster and investigator.

His formal education beyond elementary school consisted entirely of boarding school instruction at Stonyhurst College, a 400-year-old Jesuit school in Lancashire, England. He did not attend a university. In later years, he seemed to enjoy reflecting on the fact that he had risen fairly high and accomplished much despite a near-total lack of formal academic training.

He spoke six Western European languages fluently, and knew the basics of several others. He was also fluent in Chinese and Russian. His simultaneous translation of a speech by United States President Richard Nixon in France prompted President Charles de Gaulle to say to the president, "You gave a magnificent speech, but your interpreter was eloquent."

Military career

1940s and 50s

Walters joined the Army in 1941 and was soon commissioned. He served in Africa and Italy during World War II He served as Link Official Between the commands of Brazilian Expeditionary Force and U.S. Fifth Army, earning medals for distinguished military and intelligence achievements.[1]

He served as an aide and interpreter for several Presidents. He was at President Harry S. Truman's side as an interpreter in key meetings with America’s Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Latin American allies. His language skills helped him win Truman's confidence, and he accompanied the President to the Pacific in the early 1950s, serving as a key aide in Truman's unsuccessful effort to reach a reconciliation with an insubordinate General Douglas MacArthur, the Commander of United Nations forces in Korea.

In Europe in the 1950s, Walters served President Dwight Eisenhower and other top US officials as a translator and aide at a series of NATO summit conferences. He also worked in Paris at Marshall Plan headquarters and helped set up the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe. He was with then-Vice President Nixon in 1958 when an anti-American crowd stoned their car in Caracas, Venezuela. Walters suffered facial cuts from fly­ing glass. The Vice President avoided injury.


In the 1960s, Walters served as a U.S. military attaché in France, Italy, and Brazil. Two decades later he was a high-profile U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. From April 1989 until August 1991, during German Reunification, he was Ambassador to West Germany. He also served as a roving ambassador, performing sensi­tive diplomatic missions that included talks in Cuba, Syria, and elsewhere. He was sent to Morocco to meet discreetly with PLO officials and warn them against any repetition of the 1973 murders of two American diplo­mats in the region. (In a much earlier visit to Morocco, he had given a ride on a tank to a young boy who later became King Hassan II.)

While serving as a military attaché in Paris from 1967 to 1972, Walters played a role in secret peace talks with North Vietnam. He arranged to smuggle National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger into France for secret meetings with a senior North Vietnamese official, and then smuggle him out again. He accomplished this by borrowing a private airplane from an old friend, French President Georges Pompidou.


President Nixon appointed Walters as Deputy Director for Central Intelligence (DDCI) in 1972. (Walters also served as Acting DCI for two months in mid-1973.) During his four years as DDCI, he worked closely with four successive Directors as the Agency—and the nation—confronted such major international develop­ments as the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, the subsequent oil crisis, the turbulent end of the Vietnam conflict, and the Chilean military coup against the Allende government. According to a close colleague, Walters also "averted a looming catastrophe" for the CIA in connection with the Watergate scandal:

Despite numerous importunings from on high, [Walters] flatly refused to...cast a cloak of national security over the guilty parties. At the critical moment, he... refused to involve the Agency, and bluntly informed the highest levels of the executive [branch] that further insistence from that quarter would result in his immediate resignation. And the rest is history.

Walters himself reflected on those challenging days in his 1978 autobiography, Silent Missions:

I told [President Nixon’s White House counsel] that on the day I went to work at the CIA I had hung on the wall of my office a color photograph showing the view through the window of my home in Florida…When people asked me what it was, I told them [this] was what was waiting [for me] if anyone squeezed me too hard.
Malta knighthoods are awarded to many leading individuals who are part of the military and intelligence community. The CIA's Bill Casey, for example, was a Knight of Malta. Former NATO General and later US Secretary of State Alexander Haig is also a Malta Knight. Another is General Vernon Walters, the former Deputy Director of the CIA under DCI George Bush, and later appointed a roving ambassador during the Reagan Administration.
Others belonging to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta ("the Pope's militia," according to Moore), are ** Patrick Buchanan (journalist and presidential candidate) ** George Bush (former President; former Director CIA) ** William Casey (former Director CIA)
** J. Peter Grace (Chairman of W.R. Grace Co.) ** Alexander Haig (former Secretary of State) ** Clare Booth Luce (a Dame of the Knights of Malta; controls Time magazine)
** John McCone (former Director CIA)
** Lt. Col. Oliver North (Iran-Contra defendant) ** Vernon Walters (former Acting Director CIA)
Circumstantial Evidence:
In October 1982, President Reagan sent his roving ambassador, General Vernon Walters, a devout Catholic, to confer with John Paul II. The pope may have wondered why Reagan would se-lect a former deputy director of the CIA, one who had been involved, both before and after he joined the agency, in some of its most notorious coups: Iran, 1953; Brazil, 1964; Chile, 1973.

More recently, Walters has played a key role in organizing CIA-backed Nic-araguan exile groups based in Hon-duras who are seeking to overthrow the Sandinista government by force. Not surprisingly, the situation in Latin America was one of the main issues that Walters discussed with the pope. He also attempted to convince the Holy Father that the American bishops had erred in drafting their pastoral letter opposing nuclear weapons. Although John Paul II stood fast on the nuclear question, soon after Walters left the pope did demand that five priests with official positions in the Nicaraguan gov-ernment resign from office.
Circumstantial evidence:
In the United States, right-wing Christians Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Tim and Beverly LaHaye, Phyllis Schlafly and Oliver North, along with evangelical capitalists such as Amway founder Richard DeVos, founded the Council for National Policy in 1981, which, as the Religious Right’s steering committee in the 1980s, was deeply involved in Reagan’s Central American exploits. Christian businessmen raised money for arms and humanitarian work and funded the myriad organizations that worked closely with the White House to sway public opinion and congressional votes in favor of Reagan’s policy in El Salvador and Nicaragua. As part of Iran-Contra’s extensive support network, they deepened their ties with the international Right, with retired military and black ops personal, mercenaries, arms merchants, right-wing public relations experts, ex-agents of the Iranian Shah’s secret policy, international drug traffickers, the Sultan of Brunei, and anticommunist states such as Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Panama, and Israel. Many of the militarists who executed the Contra war -- John Singlaub, CIA director William Casey, Vernon Walters, and Oliver North -- were themselves members of either Protestant or Catholic ultramontane sects, such as the charismatic Church of the Apostles, Opus Dei and the Knights of Malta. Catholic Casey attended mass daily, and filled his mansion with statues of the Virgin Mary. The Da Vinci Code has nothing on what took place in Central America during the 1980s.
SMOM member by mention:
Social Network Diagram:
Morocco 1945-1986 France 1951-1972 Iran 1951-1953 Brazil 1961-1965 Italy 1961-1982
Spain 1965 Vietnam 1967 Chile 1968-1975 Portugal 1974 Angola 1974
Argentina 1981-1982 Honduras 1981 Zambia 1981 Guatemala 1981 Sri Lanka 1983
El Salvador 1984 Fiji 1987 Germany 1989-1991

* Agee,P. On the Run. 1987 (87, 107, 345)
* Agee,P. Poelchau,W. Whitepaper Whitewash. 1981 (vii, 5-6, 51)
* Agee,P. Wolf,L. Dirty Work. 1978 (66)
* Assn. National Security Alumni. Unclassified 1995-F (17)
* Bellant,R. The Coors Connection. 1990 (28)
* Bill,J. The Eagle and the Lion. 1988 (76, 83)
* Bird,K. The Chairman. 1992 (551-2)
* Black,J.K. United States Penetration of Brazil. 1977 (27, 43-6, 69-71, 149, 220-1, 257-8)
* Blum,W. Killing Hope. 1995 (306)
* Blum,W. The CIA: A Forgotten History. 1986 (182, 185-6, 270)
* Bonner,R. Weakness and Deceit. 1984 (311, 365)
* Branch,T. Propper,E. Labyrinth. 1983 (1-3, 6-7, 470)
* CIA. Studies in Intelligence: Index 1955-1992 (42)
* CIA. Studies in Intelligence: Website Index. 2006 (21, 66, 83, 87-8)
* Chamorro,E. Packaging the Contras. 1987 (5)
* Chernyavsky,V. The CIA in the Dock. 1983 (121, 136, 174)
* Christic Institute. Sheehan Affidavit. 1988-03-25 (271)
* Cockburn,L. Out of Control. 1987 (58)
* Colby,G. Dennett,C. Thy Will Be Done. 1995 (204, 424-5, 431, 449)
* Colodny,L. Gettlin,R. Silent Coup. 1992 (211-5, 303-7)
* Corn,D. Blond Ghost. 1994 (241, 360, 378)
* Council on Foreign Relations. Annual Report. 1988 (125)
* CounterSpy 1976-12 (64)
* CounterSpy 1979-05 (8, 26)
* CounterSpy 1981-07 (7)
* CounterSpy 1981-10 (9)
* CounterSpy 1984-05 (7)
* CounterSpy 1984-08 (33)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1980-#10 (39, 41)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1980-#11 (25)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1981-#12 (37)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1981-#13 (45, 48)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1981-#14-15 (3, 14)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1982-#16 (15, 19)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1983-#18 (9, 30)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1986-#26 (3-8, 18)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1988-#29 (9)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1990-#33 (26)
* Covert Action Quarterly 1994-#49 (23)
* Covert Action Quarterly 1994-#50 (58)
* Crile,G. Charlie Wilson's War. 2003 (464)
* Dinges,J. Landau,S. Assassination on Embassy Row. 1981 (126, 155-6, 191, 193, 201, 309-11, 383-4)
* Dinges,J. Our Man in Panama. 1990 (90)
* Dinges,J. The Condor Years. 2004 (68-9, 71, 102-5, 124, 178-80, 250)
* Dorril,S. MI6. 2000 (574)
* Epstein,E. Deception. 1989 (114)
* Fonzi,G. The Last Investigation. 1993 (350)
* Frazier,H. Uncloaking the CIA. 1978 (133, 141)
* Freed,D. Death in Washington. 1980 (184-6)
* Freney,D. Get Gough! 1985 (56)
* Guardian (New York) 1985-03-06 (6)
* Gurwin,L. The Calvi Affair. 1984 (194)
* Hartung,W. And Weapons for All. 1994 (109-10)
* Herman,E. Brodhead,F. Rise and Fall of Bulgarian Connection. 1986 (76)
* Hitchens,C. The Trial of Henry Kissinger. 2001 (74)
* Intelligence (Paris) 1999-01-11 (22)
* Intelligence (Paris) 2003-04-07 (26)
* Jaworski,L. The Right and the Power. 1977 (134, 258)
* Klare,M. War Without End. 1972 (309)
* Knelman,F.H. America, God and the Bomb. 1987 (239)
* Kwitny,J. Endless Enemies. 1984 (236-7, 324)
* Langguth,A. Hidden Terrors. 1978 (98)
* Lernoux,P. Cry of the People. 1982 (xx, 162, 169)
* Lernoux,P. People of God. 1989 (59, 187)
* Lobster Magazine (Britain) 1985-#8 (17)
* Lobster Magazine (Britain) 1985-#9 (3)
* Lobster Magazine (Britain) 1987-#14 (33-4)
* Lobster Magazine (Britain) 2001-#42 (22)
* Los Angeles Times 1978-05-10 (VII12)
* Mangold,T. Cold Warrior. 1991 (348)
* Marshall,J... The Iran-Contra Connection. 1987 (11, 75, 112)
* McCord,J. A Piece of Tape. 1974 (113-5, 125)
* Mother Jones 1983-07 (38)
* Myerson,M. Watergate: Crime in the Suites. 1973 (179-80)
* NACLA. Latin America and Empire Report 1974-08 (31)
* NACLA. Report on the Americas 1982-02 (11)
* Nair,K. Devil and His Dart. 1986 (13, 101-2)
* Nation 1987-05-30 (707)
* Nation 1987-08-22 (117)
* National Military Intelligence Assn. Newsletter 1988-#2 (8 )
* National Reporter 1986-W (48-9, 64)
* National Reporter 1987-F (36-7)
* New York Times 1981-12-06 (3, 6-7)
* Noriega,M. Eisner,P. America's Prisoner. 1997 (58, 93, 106, 201)
* Oui Magazine 1977-01 (141)
* Parakal,P. Secret Wars of CIA. 1984 (51)
* Parapolitics (Paris) 1981-12 (1)
* Parapolitics/USA 1982-03-31 (32, 36)
* Parry,R. Fooling America. 1992 (51-2)
* Parry,R. Trick or Treason. 1993 (205)
* Penthouse 1987-12 (168)
* Perry,M. Eclipse. 1992 (137)
* Petras,J. Morley,M. The United States and Chile. 1975 (53)
* Petrusenko,V. A Dangerous Game: CIA and the Mass Media. 1977 (130-1)
* Powers,T. The Man Who Kept the Secrets. 1981 (307, 332, 398)
* Prados,J. Presidents' Secret Wars. 1988 (324, 363, 368, 370, 384-5, 397, 415)
* Quirk,J. Central Intelligence Agency: A Photographic History. 1986 (233, 235, 237, 239)
* Ray,E... Dirty Work 2. 1979 (126)
* Ridenour,R. Back Fire. 1991 (142-3)
* Riebling,M. Wedge. 1994 (305-11)
* Scott,P.D. Marshall,J. Cocaine Politics. 1991 (48)
* Sergeyev,F. Chile: CIA Big Business. 1981 (64-7, 113, 224)
* Sklar,H. Washington's War on Nicaragua. 1988 (87-8, 380)
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* Tarasov,K. Zubenko,V. The CIA in Latin America. 1984 (10)
* Tarpley,W.G. Chaitkin,A. George Bush. 1992 (265-6, 304-5, 317-8, 320)
* Thomas,G. Gideon's Spies. 2000 (244-5, 290-1)
* Time 1992-02-24 (30-3)
* Trento,J. Prelude to Terror. 2005 (78)
* Trento,J. The Secret History of the CIA. 2001 (394, 409)
* Trento,S. The Power House. 1992 (320-1)
* Washington Post 1984-06-24 (A21)
* Washington Post 1985-12-16 (C1, 12-3)
* Washington Post 1989-01-07 (A6)
* Washington Post 1991-06-25 (A16)
* Washington Times 1994-02-25 (A14)
* Webb,G. Dark Alliance. 1998 (249)
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* Who's Who in America. 1984-1985
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Charles Guthrie

General Charles Guthrie, Baron Guthrie of Craigiebank - Chief o/t Defense Staff; Chief o/t General Staff; Non-executive Director of NM Rothschild & Sons

General Charles Ronald Llewelyn Guthrie, Baron Guthrie of Craigiebank, GCB, LVO, OBE, DL (born 17 November 1938) was Chief of the Defence Staff between 1997 and 2001 and Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, between 1994 and 1997. He notably clashed with Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown over military funding.

Army career

Educated at Harrow School and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst he was commissioned into the Welsh Guards in 1959.[1]

In 1966 he became a troop commander and then in 1968 a squadron commander with 22 Special Air Service Regiment.[1]

In 1977 he was appointed Commanding Officer of 1 Battalion Welsh Guards. In 1981 he became Brigade Commander of 4th Armoured Brigade and in 1985 General Officer Commanding 2 Division.[1]

In 1987 he became Assistant Chief of the General Staff and in 1989 General Officer Commanding 1st British Corps.[1] In 1992 he took command of the British Army of the Rhine and in 1997 became Chief of the General Staff.

Later career

He is a cross bench member of the House of Lords. He was created a life peer as Baron Guthrie of Craigiebank, of Craigiebank in the City of Dundee, after retiring as Chief of the Defence Staff. He was one of the several retired Chiefs of Defence Staff who spoke out in the House of Lords about the risk to servicemen facing liability for their actions - for which politicians are ultimately responsible - before the International Criminal Court, particularly in respect to the invasion of Iraq.[2]

He is a director (non-executive) of N M Rothschild & Sons, Ashley Gardens Block 2 Ltd and Colt Defense LLC, and Chairman (non-executive) of Siboney Ltd.[3]

He is the president of several charities, including Action Medical Research, Army Benevolent Fund, Federation of London Youth Clubs and the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association.[3]


Guthrie was criticised in 2008 by George Monbiot for an apparent lack of understanding of international law.[4] Monbiot based his argument on Guthrie's September 2002 advocacy of an invasion of Iraq and subsequent comments, in which he appeared to support launching "surprise wars", something forbidden by the United Nations charter.
2002 - In December of this year, Pilgrims Society member Lord Guthrie, former chief of the Defense Staff and out of office by then, is send to Turkey to discuss a possible invasion of Iraq via Turkey. He becomes an apologist for the Bush and Blair administrations, and warns the public for biological and nuclear attacks by terrorists. According to him, Syria is one of the largest supporters of terrorism. But who else is Lord Guthrie? He's a member of the Knights of Malta, a patron of the Cardinal Hume centre, a director of N.M. Rothschild & Sons, and represents the latter to the Trilateral Commission since 2002. In the past, Guthrie has been appointed Gold Stick to the Queen and Freeman of the City of London. He was also appointed Aide-de-Camp General to the Queen in 1993.

General Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank. Educated at Harrow School and went to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1957. Commissioned into the Welsh Guards in 1959. Served with his Regiment as a young officer in the United Kingdom, Libya, Germany and Aden. Joined the SAS in 1966 and served in the Middle East, Malaysia and East Africa. Returned to the Welsh Guards in 1970 and for two years commanded an armoured infantry company in Germany. After a year as a student at the Staff College, he served in the Ministry of Defence as the Assistant to the Head of the Army, the Chief of the General Staff. Brigade Major of the Household Division 1975-1977. Commanded the Welsh Guards in Berlin and Northern Ireland 1977-1980. Appointed as a Colonel to the branch overseeing operations worldwide and during his time there became briefly the Commander British Forces New Hebrides (Vanuatu). In this function he recaptured the island of Espirito Santo, which had been taken over by insurgents. Awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1980. Appointed Commander of the 4th Armoured Brigade in Munster, West Germany, in 1981. Chief of Staff, Headquarters 1st British Corps in Bielefeld, early 1980s. Became the General Officer Commanding the 2nd Infantry Division and North East District in 1985. In 1986, he became Colonel Commandant of the Intelligence Corps. Knighted in 1990. Appointed Aide-de-Camp General to the Queen in 1993. Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath 1994. After a further tour in the Ministry of Defence he became in succession the Commander of the 1st British Corps, the Northern Army Group, the British Army of the Rhine before becoming the Chief of the General Staff and finally the Chief of the Defence Staff (1997-2001). CFR/MORI report 2001: "In his valedictory speech to the Pilgrims Society in London in May of this year, the outgoing Chief of the British Defence Staff, Field Marshall Lord Guthrie, stated that the USA was the most important ally Britain had ever had, and that NATO was its most important alliance." Became a Colonel of the Life Guards and Gold Stick to the Queen in 1999. Colonel Commandant of the SAS in 2000. Became Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank in June 2001. Special adviser to Aon Special Risks, the market leading Counter-Terrorism, Political Risks, Kidnap and Ransom insurance broker and risk consultant. Non-executive director of Advanced Interactive Systems Inc. and Colt Defense LLC. Joined N.M. Rothschild & Sons as a non-executive director at the latest in 2002. Annual visitor of the Trilateral Commission since 2002. Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Member of the steering committee of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). Member of the European Council of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In December 2002, Blair sent Lord Guthrie and Jack Straw to Turkey as an unofficial military envoy to shore up support for an invasion of Iraq and to discuss plans to remove Saddam Hussein from power. In November 2003, he was honoured by the catholic Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George and the Royal Order of Francis I. Became a non-executive special advisor of Aon Special Risks in 2004, a leading Counter-Terrorism, Political Risks and Kidnap and Ransom insurance broker and risk consultant. Freeman of the City of London. Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Patron of the Order of Malta's Care Trust. Patron of the (Catholic) Cardinal Hume Centre. Vice-president of the Trinity Institute for Christianity and Culture. Commander of the Legion of Merit USA. Member of the House of Lords. In May 2004, Guthrie said at a conference on terrorism that terrorists might kill millions in the future due to biological or even nuclear weapons. He also said that he did not think that Iraq had nuclear weapons, but that this was an understandable mistake of the Bush Administration. In that same year he stated that Syria was one of the largest supporters of terrorism and has been exploiting Lebanon for a long time. Attended a discussion of the Windsor Leadership Trust in 2005. October 7, 2001, The Observer: "Lord Guthrie, the suave former British Chief of Defence Staff, has been a close friend of [Pakistani president] Musharraf for more than 20 years." Visited Oman as a paid advisor between 9 to 11 January 2004 and 10-12 January 2005. Made two 1-day visits to Libya, 4 April, 2004 and 27 June 2004, which was paid for by Government of Libya. Patron of the The Second World War Experience Centre, together with the 7th Marquess of Salisbury (Robert Gascoyne-Cecil), who is a member of Le Cercle. Sits on the board of the Ben Gurion University in Israel. Ben-Gurion was the initial premier of Israel and a close friend to the Rothschilds. Sits on the board of the Moscow School of Political Studies, which receives grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Council Member of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies and a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Patron of the UK Defence Forum. Vice patron of the Atlantic Council Partnership for Peace. Knight Commander of Justice and member of the Council of the British and Irish Delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George (catholic). The wife of Guthrie and the Duchess of Norfolk are dames of this order.


*12(e) Remunerated directorships

Non-executive Director, N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd
Non-executive Director, Ashley Gardens Block 2 Ltd
Non-executive Director, Colt Defense LLC
Non-executive Director, Sciens Capital
Non-executive Chairman, Siboney Ltd

*12(i) Visits

Visit (10-12 January 2005) to Oman as an Advisor - paid for by the Government of Oman
Visit to Oman (6-9 January 2006) as an Advisor - paid for by the Government of Oman
Visit to Oman (5-7 January 2007) as an Advisor - paid for by the Government of Oman

15(a) Membership of public bodies

Hon Fellow and visiting Professor, King's College, London
Board, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Board, Moscow School of Political Studies

15(b) Trusteeships of cultural bodies

Trustee Weidenfeld Institute

15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Colonel Commandant, Special Air Service
Colonel, Life Guards
Council Member, Institute of International and Strategic Studies
Member of Advisory Board, Arrábida Conflict Prevention Initiative
President, Action Medical Research
President, Army Benevolent Fund
President, Federation of London Youth Clubs
President, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association
President, Jubilee Action: Turkana Appeal
Vice-President, Trinity Institute for Christianity and Culture
Governor, Charterhouse, Clerkenwell
Chairman of Trustees, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College
Patron, Order of Malta's Care Trust

16(b) Voluntary organisations

Vice President and Knight of Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Patron, Cardinal Hume Centre
Patron, UK Defence Forum
Patron, Oratory School
Patron, Second World War Experience Centre
Vice Patron, Atlantic Council "Partnership for Peace" (Proof Positive)
Married with two grown up sons, Lord Guthrie is a practicing Catholic and a Knight of Malta. He is involved in several Catholic charities as well as being President of the Army Benevolent Fund; Action Research; Federation of London Youth Clubs and a Governor of The Charterhouse, Clerkenwell. (Proof Positive II)

Social Network Diagram:

Britain 1996-2005

* Intelligence (Paris) 1996-11-04 (20)
* Intelligence (Paris) 2001-10-29 (8)
* Trilateral Commission. List of Members. 2002-01 (3)
* Trilateral Commission. List of Members. 2005-01 (3)

pages cited this search: 4

Prescott Bush Jr.

Prescott Bush Jr. - Prescott Bush Resources, Ltd.; US Businessman and Politician

Prescott Sheldon Bush Jr. (born August 10, 1922 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American businessman and politician who is the older brother of former President George H.W. Bush and the uncle of President George W. Bush.

The first child of Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. Brother of George H. W. Bush (1924), Nancy Bush (1926), Jonathan Bush (1931), and William "Bucky" Bush (1938).

Bush has had extensive business relations in China since 1981 and admits that his name helped open doors there and elsewhere in Asia. He was well acquainted with Rong Yiren, China's "Red Capitalist" and the richest man in mainland China.

As chairman of the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce, Bush helped arrange for the first direct commercial airline flights between the two countries, and flew from Chicago to Beijing. The date of the flight, which had been pre-arranged, was the day that the U.S.-China spy plane incident began. While in China, Bush met privately with U.S. Ambassador Joseph Prueher, but both Bush and Prueher deny that Bush was involved in any Track II diplomacy.

Bush was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Connecticut in 1982, opposing Lowell Weicker, who went on to re-election. His father, Prescott Sr., had been Senator from Connecticut (1953-1963).

In 1944, Prescott married Elizabeth Kauffman, the daughter of a naval officer, and they have three children: Prescott S. Bush III (1945-), Kelsey Bush Nadeau (1947-), and James L. Bush (1955-). He and his wife live in Greenwich, Connecticut.
"William Simon and Prescott Bush Jr. are also members of the Knights of Malta
The Bush family is a tool of the Papacy. George H. W. Bush is a Knight of Malta as is Prescott Bush Jr. Pro-Nazi Skull and Bonesman Prescott Bush Sr. was trained by the Jesuits of Stonyhurst.

His Excellency, Premier Zhu Rongji and Prescott Bush, Chairman (retired) of US-China Chamber of Commerce

President George Bush, Siva Yam, President of Us-China Chamber of Commerce and Prescott Bush, Chairman
Prescott Bush, Jr. , a former director of the NSIC, is brother to President George Bush. He is a member of the Knights of Malta, a conservative lay Catholic group and has been involved with Americares, a right-wing private organization that receives grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development in Central America. (15)
Knights of Malta

Paramilitary Catholic Organization, though some of the individuals purported to be members are anything but Catholic.
Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John, of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta.

The Knights of Malta is a sovereign state, and is recognized diplomatically as a nation by a number of countries.

J. Peter Grace.
Gerald Ford.
William F. Buckley.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig.
Lee Iacocca.
Clare Booth Luce.
William Casey.
Prescott Bush, Jr. (brother of George HW Bush.)
John McCone, former DCI.
La Orden de Malta esta formada por 11.000 caballeros y damas entre lo más escogido de la nobleza, pero también está abierta a la sociedad civil. (The Order of Malta is formed by 11,000 Knights and Dames and derives its membership from among the nobility, but is also accessible to the civil community.) [...]
En el mundo, los empresarios Lee lacocca (Chrysler), Barron Hilton (Hoteles Hilton), el ex presidente francés Valèry Giscard D'Estaing, Prescott Bush (tío del actual presidente de EE.UU.) o Alexander Haig (secretario deEstado con Ronald Reagan) son otros hospitalarios destacados. (In the world, [...] Prescott Bush, Jr. (the uncle to the current US President) [...] are other notable Hospitalers.) (Proof Positive)
SMOM by mention:
Social Network Diagram:

* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1986-#25 (35)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1990-#33 (7)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1992-#41 (52-4)
* DeCamp,J. The Franklin Cover-up. 1994 (180)
* Esquire 1991-10 (98)
* Guardian (New York) 1985-03-13 (3)
* Honegger,B. October Surprise. 1989 (14)
* Lernoux,P. People of God. 1989 (295)
* Lies Of Our Times 1991-08 (11)
* Lies Of Our Times 1992-04 (3-4)
* Lobster Magazine (Britain) 1987-#14 (15)
* National Reporter 1986-W (58, 60)
* Playboy 1988-10 (151)
* Quinde,H. Affidavit. 1992-01-20 (14)
* Resource Center. GroupWatch 1989-NSIC (1, 3)
* Resource Center. GroupWatch 1991-SMOM (1)
* Sklar,H. Washington's War on Nicaragua. 1988 (240)
* Sterling,C. Thieves' World. 1994 (158)
* Tarpley,W.G. Chaitkin,A. George Bush. 1992 (80, 357)
* Vankin,J. Conspiracies, Cover-ups, and Crimes. 1991 (202-3)
* Wall Street Journal 1991-12-06 (A4)
* Washington Post 1984-12-27 (A25)
* Washington Post 1991-06-11 (D1, 8)
* Washington Post 1992-06-16 (C1, 4)
* Washington Post 1992-06-26 (F1, 2)
* Washington Times 1989-12-13 (A6)
* Washington Times 1992-02-27 (A5)
* Wilcox,D.A... The Right Guide. 1993 (183)

pages cited this search: 38

Joseph E. Schmitz

General Joseph Edward Schmitz - Inspector General o/t Dept. of Defense; COO Blackwater USA; General Counsel o/t Prince Group

Joseph Edward Schmitz is an American lawyer, former Inspector General of the Department of Defense and [s]a former[/s] an executive with Blackwater USA, a private contractor providing security services to the U.S. State Department and the U.S. military.


Joseph Edward Schmitz is the son of the John G. Schmitz, former California State Senator, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Presidential candidate (1972). Schmitz attended Catholic schools as a child and Georgetown Preparatory School while his father served in Congress. He holds a B.S. (1978) from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and a J.D. (1986) from Stanford University. He was on the wrestling team at the Naval Academy. His siblings include Mary Kay Letourneau and John Patrick Schmitz.[1]

Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, Schmitz served in the U.S. Navy for approximately four years, including a stint as an exchange officer with the German Navy. Schmitz left active duty and was in the Naval Reserve until 2001. After leaving active duty, Schmitz attended law school. He clerked with James L. Buckley, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was a special assistant to Attorney General Edwin Meese III during the Reagan Administration. Schmitz entered the private sector in 1987, eventually joining the Washington, D.C., firm of Patton Boggs LLP.[2] He was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University in the 1990s.

He is a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.[3]
Blackwater Worldwide CEO for the Prince Group (2005-)
Patton Boggs
Baker Botts
Federalist Society
Knights of Malta 1999
US English Board of Directors, Counsel of Record
German Ancestry
Mr. Schmitz graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978, and received his J.D. degree from Stanford University in 1986. He has served on the Steering Committee of the Washington Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, and is a Young Leader Alumnus of the American Council on Germany. In 1999, he was invested into the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. (Proof Positive)
Mr. Schmitz graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 and received his J.D. degree from Stanford University in 1986. He is a Young Leader Alumnus of the American Council on Germany, and a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Senior Blackwater executives such as Joseph Schmitz do not only subscribe to the theocon ideology but are also members of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a Christian militia that had a mission of defending territories the Crusaders captured from Muslims.
In addition to Prince, “A number of Blackwater executives are deeply conservative Christians, including corruption-smeared former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Schmitz, who is also a member of the Sovereign Order of Malta, which Scahill describes as `a Christian militia formed in the eleventh century [to defend] `territories that the Crusaders had conquered from the Moslems,’” Chris Barsanti wote in a review of the book for In These Times.
Schmitz, Joseph E. SMOM • Inspector General, Pentagon (2002-05)

Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.

Frank Joseph Fahrenkopf, Jr. - President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA); New York Stock Exchange Boardmember (6x)

Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.
President and CEO

Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., is president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA). In his role as the chief executive of the AGA, Fahrenkopf is the national advocate for the commercial casino industry and is responsible for positioning the association to address regulatory, political and educational issues affecting the industry.

A lawyer by profession, Fahrenkopf gained national prominence during the 1980s when he served as chairman of the Republican Party for six of President Ronald Reagan's eight years in the White House (1983 to 1989). When Fahrenkopf retired in January 1989, he had served as chairman of the Republican National Committee longer than any person in the 20th century (and second-longest in the history of the party) and led the party through two successful presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988.

He has been a frequent commentator on political and gaming issues on such network television programs as Crossfire, Inside Politics, Meet The Press, Hardball, Face the Nation, The Today Show, This Week and Good Morning America.


Fahrenkopf also sits on the board of directors of six New York Stock Exchange public companies: First Republic Bank, Gabelli Equity Trust, Inc., Gabelli Utility Trust, Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust, Gabelli Dividend and Income Trust, and Gabelli Gold and Natural Resources.

His civic involvement includes service as chairman of the board of governors of the City Club of Washington, a member of the board of trustees of the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, The Economic Club of Washington and the Federal City Council. Fahrenkopf also served as a co-chairman of the Rivlin Commission, which investigated and reported on the government of the District of Columbia. He has been honored for his contributions, receiving the Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award in 1973, the Nevada Lung Association "Man of the Year" Award in 1983 and the National Humanitarian of the Year Award from the National Conference on Christians and Jews in 1985. He is a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He also serves as a trustee of the Culinary Institute of America and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

Fahrenkopf is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno (1962) and the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley (1965). (Proof Positive)
Frank Fahrenkopf

AKA Frank Joseph Fahrenkopf, Jr.

Born: 28-Aug-1939
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO, American Gaming Association

University: BA, University of Nevada at Reno (1962)
Law School: LLB, University of California at Berkeley (1965)
Teacher: University of Nevada (1967-82)
Professor: Georgetown University
Administrator: Board of Trustees, National Judicial College
Administrator: Board of Trustees, Culinary Institute of America
Administrator: Board of Trustees, University of Nevada (1994-2000)

American Gaming Association (1995-)
Hogan & Hartson Partner
Member of the Board of First Republic Bancorp, Inc.
Republican National Committee Chairman (1983-89)
Republican National Lawyers Association Board of Governors
American Bar Association
American Judicature Society
Burning Tree Country Club
Economic Club of Washington, DC
International Republican Institute
Knights of Malta
National Endowment for Democracy
National Restaurant Association
US-Panama Business Council
Washington Legal Foundation
State Bar of Nevada 1965
District of Columbia Bar 1984
Fahrenkopf SMOM • CEO, American Gaming Association
Social Network Diagram:

* Bellant,R. Old Nazis. 1989 (18, 22-3, 31-2)
* COHA. Resource Center. NED: A Foreign Policy Branch Gone Awry. 1990 (35, 75)
* Choate,P. Agents of Influence. 1991 (122)
* Denton,S. Morris,R. The Money and the Power. 2001 (343, 372)
* Harper's Magazine 1995-05 (52)
* Hawks,J. For a Good Cause? 1997 (135)
* Lewis,C. The Buying of the Congress. 1998 (32)
* Lewis,C. The Buying of the President 2000. 2000 (76, 108)
* Lewis,C. The Buying of the President. 1996 (27)
* Livingstone,N. The Cult of Counterterrorism. 1990 (287)
* Moldea,D. Dark Victory. 1987 (333)
* National Endowment for Democracy. Annual Report. 1985 (iv)
* National Reporter 1986-SU (23)
* New York Times 1986-06-01 (16)
* Parenti,M. Inventing Reality. 1993 (62)
* Pizzo,S. Fricker,M. Muolo,P. Inside Job. 1989 (xi, 264-5)
* Resource Center. AIFLD in Central America. 1986 (52, 74)
* Resource Center. Bulletin 1989-F (4-5)
* Resource Center. GroupWatch 1990-CFD (1-3)
* Resource Center. NED Backgrounder 1992-10 (3)
* Washington City Paper 1993-06-11 (29)
* Washington Post 1984-06-28 (A13)
* Washington Post 1987-02-16 (A16)
* Washington Post 1987-04-08 (C4)
* Wilcox,D.A... The Right Guide. 1993 (156)
* Z Magazine 1989-12 (50, 52, 54, 57)

pages cited this search: 42

L. Francis Rooney III

L. Francis Rooney III - US Ambassador to the Holy See; CEO of Rooney Holdings, Inc.; Corporate Polymath

(Proof Positive)
Francis Rooney was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See on October 13, 2005.

Francis Rooney is the former Chief Executive Officer of Rooney Holdings, Inc., an investment and holding company based in Naples, Florida, with administrative offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Principal operating subsidiaries are: Manhattan Construction, a building contractor and construction manager founded in 1896, operating in the Southwest, Southeast and Middle Atlantic States, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean; M. J. Lee Construction, a bridge and heavy construction business in the Southwest; Hope Lumber and Supply, a supplier of building materials to professional builders in the Southwest, Southeast and Middle Atlantic States; and OAI Electronics, a contract electronics manufacturer and assembler with plants in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Mr. Rooney served on the Board of Directors of BOK Financial Corporation and the Bank of Oklahoma, NASDAQ; Helmerich and Payne, Inc., NYSE; and Cimarex Energy Company, NYSE.

Mr. Rooney has served as Vice-Chairman of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, appointed by Governor Keating (Oklahoma), and Director of the Oklahoma Capital Investment Board, appointed by Governor Bellmon (Oklahoma), and the 20/20 Committee and Washington Advisory Council for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC. Mr. Rooney has also served as an Officer of the Texas Business Hall of Fame, Houston, Texas, and a Director of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, College Station, Texas. He also served on the transition team for Governor-Elect Brad Henry (Oklahoma), responsible for transportation and taxation issues. Mr. Rooney was a member of the Leadership Task Force, a Tulsa City and County planning group headed jointly by the Mayor and the Chairman of the County Commission, which developed the "Vision 2025" $900 million package of capital improvement and job creation projects approved by the public in September 2003. From 1992 to 1998 he was a Director of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and served as International President from 1997-1998.

Mr. Rooney was a member of the Board and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee of the St. Francis Health System, a large Catholic health system in Oklahoma; and as Chairman of the Board of Cascia Hall Preparatory School, an Augustinian middle and high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He remains a member of the School of Architecture Council of The University of Notre Dame and a member of The Sovereign Military Order of Malta (Federal Association).

Mr. Rooney was a member of the Board of Advisors of the Panama Canal Authority, Republic of Panama, and a Director of the Newport Shipyard, Newport, Rhode Island. Mr. Rooney was also a Director of the Southwest Florida Chapter, World Presidents Organization (WPO), and a trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival and the Naples Children and Education Foundation, Inc. He recently became a member of The Florida Council of 100.

Mr. Rooney is a graduate of Georgetown University (A.B. 1975) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1978). He is a member of the District of Columbia and Texas bars, and holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-Ton Masters License (Sailing Endorsement). He resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife and three children. Mr. Rooney is conversationally fluent in Spanish. (Proof Positive II)