By Jaochim Hagopian for Veterans Today
As the West charges full speed ahead towards World War III with its incendiary epicenter Ukraine, simultaneous headlines are breaking with pedophilia sex scandals implicating the highest levels of elite power and privilege involving both US presidents and the British royal family. There now exists incontrovertible evidence confirming that members of the world’s most powerful and wealthy ruling class have for decades been regularly engaging in predatory violent and sexual acts involving the most brutal and perverse crimes including ritualistic torture underage children and even murder. Yet apparently these most heinous crimes against the most powerless and defenseless in our society – thousands of child victims – have been preyed upon for many years with complete impunity, systematically covered up at the highest levels by the American and British governments. Yet these sophisticated child sex trafficking syndicates have never been exposed as they are now. Unfolding shocking developments on both sides of the Atlantic have finally been exposing pedophile scandals not only committed in the US and UK but apparently all around the world including Portugal, Chile, Mexico and Belgium.
While these sex scandals unravel in the West, it’s important to understand their geopolitical context. At the same time as these criminal shockwaves are politically rocking the global elite, they are accompanied by unprecedented frenzied activity at the highest echelons of global finance involving dozens of murders and suicides of high profile figures within the central banking cabal, an incredible amount of covert movement of gold and silver, spiraling rock bottom oil prices on the impending eve of the US dollar and petrodollar collapse dumping it as the standard international reserve currency. Also unprecedented now is the David and Goliath story of bankrupt European Union member Greece defying the longtime predatory debt practice of thievery that’s been the economic paradigm of Western oligarchy.
As if to take all this mounting pressure and dog wagging heat off, with increasing desperation the West has relentlessly been engaging in a nonstop propaganda blitz of lies and false flags in order to demonize and bait Putin into all-out war after the ethnic Russian citizens of Crimea voted overwhelmingly for annexation with Russia. After investing $5 billion tampering with the internal affairs of a sovereign nation and pulling off an internationally outlawed coup overthrowing a democratically elected Ukrainian president, which Obama recently copped to, Putin merely beat the US-NATO imperialists to the punch by preventing the US Navy from taking over Russia’s critical fleet in Crimean port. For a full year ever since the West has been frantically trying to prod and bait nuclear powered Russia into world war. The US has caused a Ukrainian civil war and is now sending heavy arms to only enflame the already volatile hotspot.
All of these desperate, seemingly suicidal gestures by the Western oligarchs are clearly a knee jerk reaction to the major global shifting of power moving rapidly from West to East. It’s been underway for a while but is now reaching critical mass. So on top of all these cataclysmic changes on the geopolitics chessboard, now that the Western Emperor’s been stripped naked in the face of the latest sex crimes involving the elite’s most powerful rich and famous, all hell is about to break loose.
The biggest names floating around as probable patrons in the billionaire Jeffrey Epstein scandal that’s been recently gaining some traction are former President Bill Clinton and fifth in line to the British throne Prince Andrew. Gawker recently obtained flightlogs going back to the late 1990’s through mid-2000’s that place Bill Clinton repeatedly on board the private jet dubbed the “Lolita Express” belonging to convicted pedophile Epstein in the company of a soft-core porn actress and underage girls listed in Epstein’s black book under “massage.” The flightlogs implicate Bill as a possible participant on board Epstein’s planes where girls as young as 12 provided sexual favors for the financier’s most powerful friends. Records confirm that Bill flew the friendly skies of the Lolita Express more than a dozen times over a several year period in the early 2000’s. It goes without saying that Senator Hillary never once escorted Bill on these pleasure air cruises.
On one Clinton trip he traveled for a week on Epstein’s planes with an entourage that included Kevin Spacey to Africa on an anti-poverty anti-AIDS tour. Among the women also on board for that weeklong tour were key Epstein employees who were the victims’ handlers Sarah Kellen and Ghislaine Maxwell along with soft-porn actress-masseuse Chauntee Davies.
Because of such potentially incriminating evidence that a popular former president could possibly be a pedophile, in conjunction with an already long trail of mysterious deaths surrounding dozens of suspicious “suicides” and murders of people at one time closely associated with the Clintons, great lengths by the feds top on down to conceal this latest damning truth from the public eye have been exerted. Yet there exists volumes of documented proof traced to high up in the Justice Department obstructing justice at every turn by disregarding and dismissing overwhelming evidence while quietly letting the guilty power broking offenders off the hook, only issuing a mere slap on the hand to the billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein as the child molesting ringleader of the sexual human trafficking ring.
Despite Epstein’s 2008 conviction on two felony counts of soliciting underage victims as well as adults for sex that would bring anyone else up to twenty years in federal prison, Epstein was allowed to freely leave jail during the day and only come back for overnight visits at his Palm Beach County Jail for a mere thirteen months of an eighteen month sentence. He had up to thirty-five victims of underage girls willing to provide incriminating testimony against him and his powerful pals who all went Scot-free. Since 2008 Epstein has escaped further punishment by simply buying thirty of his victims off as his attorneys have been busily negotiating settlements to his multiple lawsuits.
Federal prosecutors even violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in allowing a plea bargain agreement for the human trafficking kingpin Epstein without even informing the victims. Obviously their civil rights were violated when prosecutors chose not to try Epstein and company for human trafficking and sex crimes. The current law specifies that human traffickers who also commit aggravated sexual abuse, which of course the guilty parties repeatedly did and much more, stipulates a lifetime prison sentence. Yet a slap of Jeffrey’s hand while allowing everybody else to walk away free is the grossest, most obscene miscarriage of justice possible. Thankfully two of the victims joined by two more are currently still pursuing Epstein and the feds protecting all guilty parties on charges that their civil rights under the Protection Act were violated. Hopefully this can lead to the other guilty big name pedophile criminals to also get charged. But if status quo prevails, don’t hold your breath.
A month ago one of the girls, Virginia Roberts, now 31, went public with her detailed account of how Epstein recruited her at age 15 forcing her for an extended three-year period into a life of sexual servitude as his sex slave, also coercing her into having sex with Epstein’s high roller friends, allegedly among them royal Prince Andrew as well as renowned American attorney Alan Dershowitz. Virginia Roberts stated in her court papers that she had sex with Andrew three times in New York, London and on a Caribbean Island owned by Epstein. Fear of reprisal from the still very powerful billionaire has her fearing for her life. According to Virginia’s aunt, several months ago just prior to the court allegations going forward, Virginia felt she had to flee Florida and is believed to be currently living incognito somewhere in Colorado with her husband and three children.
Roberts’ court filing in late December 2014 specified that Jeffrey Epstein made sure his underage sex slaves provided detailed descriptions of their sexual encounters with the world’s most famous and powerful politicians, businessmen and world leaders in order to potentially blackmail them. That of course is the Modus Operandi employed by all global powerbrokers to buy insurance for both their survival longevity as well as their legal license to get away with the most evil crimes in the world. The US master at this shady practice was none other than the half century FBI Director transvestite J. Edgar Hoover.
Right after Politico published its New Year’s Eve bombshell making Virginia Roberts’ Florida lawsuit public, from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Prince Andrew vehemently denied ever having sex with any underage girls. In a rare public appearance since Roberts’ allegations, on Wednesday this week the Earl of York was defended as a “true beacon as an ambassador for UK trade and enterprise” by the President of the Royal Academy of Engineering Professor Dame Ann Dowling. Because a photo of Andrew with Epstein right after Epstein finished his jail time had surfaced in 2010, his association with the convicted pedophile embarrassed the royal family enough to force Andrew to step down from his official role as ambassador for UK trade.
Expect lots more of circled British wagons touting their diehard loyalty to royalty from UK’s most prominent elitist figures. Public leaders’ mantra when caught in any wrongdoing is simply to deny, deny, deny while ensuring they bring out all their heavy guns showering accolades of greatness on the accused. For decades the royals of not only the British Commonwealth but other European aristocracy have been busily fighting and suppressing any exposure of their direct connections to global child slavery-trafficking-sex abuse rings.
Returning to Epstein’s flightlogs, several women were employed by the jet setting financier from 1997 to 2006 but two in particular, Ghislaine Maxwell and Sarah Kellen, allegedly worked to recruit underage girls as their pimping handlers. They were also accused of having sexually abused the victims themselves but went uncharged for their crimes. Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late media mogul Robert Maxwell, allegedly forced victims to engage in lesbian acts with her as well as stored photos of them as child pornography on her computer. Yet apparently due to her family wealth, she has remained a free woman, never held accountable for her criminal role.
When Harvard law professor Dershowitz’ name came up as a frequent flyer on the Lolita Express, he plunged into full damage control in an interview with American Lawyer insisting that he has always been a faithful husband of 28 years to his wife who he claimed always traveled with him. Yet the flightlog records show while flying with Epstein and company he never was accompanied by his wife. Another discrepancy was his statement that he was only a mere “professional” acquaintance with Epstein because Epstein was a financial donor to Harvard and since Clinton’s former Secretary of Treasury Larry Summers was a close friend of Epstein’s, while Summers was president of Harvard, it was only in this “job related” context that while Dershowitz was raising money for his and his boss’ top Ivy League school did he briefly interact with Epstein at all.
Records again dispute this claim as well showing that Dershowitz knew and flew with the billionaire pedophile on numerous occasions as early as 1997. Looks like the fast talking lawyer was just doing some fast talking damage control. In a more recent interview with Gawker, Dershowitz did some fast explaining when he suddenly remembered flying back in 1997 to Epstein’s friend’s birthday party where former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and ex-astronaut-Senator John Glenn were also attendees. Again he unequivocally denied having sex with any young women. Sounds vaguely familiar to another Lolita Express frequent flyer named Bill. Wonder what Bill and Hillary Clinton were visibly arguing about at a recent public event. Perhaps how the latest bad press might be hurting her 2016 presidential hopes.
Regarding that brief, strictly professional acquaintanceship between Epstein and Dershowitz, during Epstein’s pre-pedophile arrest days back in 2003, attorney-author Dershowitz in a Vanity Affair interview boldly boasted, “I’m on my 20th book… The only person outside my immediate family that I send drafts to is Jeffrey.” That sounds not nearly so professional as personal and chummy. Yet when Gawker confronted him with this discrepancy, Dershowitz maintained that Epstein was only “a friend with whom I talked about ideas. We never discussed women or his social life.”
Dershowitz joined the best legal dream team a billionaire pedophile’s money can buy that also included onetime Clinton-Lewinsky adversary Ken Starr and other hot shot lawyers Roy Black and Gerald Lefcourt. They successfully convinced the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida to not charge Epstein or his pimp co-conspirators with sex trafficking underage girls across state lines nor prosecute any of the other frequent flying child molesters. Despite Dershowitz’ name not being on that sweetheart deal of a plea agreement protecting super-rich “perps”, the civil case that victim Virginia Roberts filed does accuse Dersh-of-bagging his own immunity, a slight conflict of interest violation. In revenge, Dershowitz vowed to have Roberts’ attorney dis-barred.
Exploiting children sexually is unfortunately all too commonplace. Regardless of socioeconomic level, pedophilia is both a serious public health hazard and serious sex crime problem of the first order. 4% of Americans are estimated to have pedophiliac urges. But when wealth, power and privilege offer impunity to perverted predators who are allowed to get away with such heinous crimes, the old double standard of having two separate justice systems becomes appallingly unacceptable. If those without wealth and power commit the very same crime, they will be locked away for life whereas the rich and powerful will generally go free, too often allowed to only harm more victims. Sadly this unacceptable reality has a long track record both here in America and abroad.
The most egregious, known sexual slavery-human trafficking-child abuse scandal in US history occurred back in the 1980’s with its epicenter Boys Town, USA near Omaha, Nebraska. The so called Franklin scandal that was traced directly up to both the Reagan and George HW Bush White Houses caused enough of a stir to force the Nebraska state legislature to call for an independent investigation in 1988. But once again the long arm of predatory, morally reprehensible power out of Washington successfully evaded any justice from being served and the powerful guilty perverts at the top once again got away with both murder and destroying hundreds of young defenseless lives, throwaway kids from the child welfare system that historically fails to protect them.
The story began at Boys Town, the same Boys Town that the late Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy starred in to make it the most famous Catholic orphanage in the entire world. At the center of the Franklin scandal was Larry King, an African American businessman and owner of the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union in Omaha. So as not to confuse this Larry King with the other Larry King, the longtime media personality currently working at the RT network, this presentation will refer to the monster behind the Franklin scandal as Lawrence King. Back in the mid-1980’s during the Reagan presidency, Lawrence King became the fast rising star of the Republican Party, singing the national anthem at the Grand Old Party’s 1984 presidential convention in Dallas. For many years Lawrence King had been in cahoots with the priest who was second in command at Boys Town, a pedophile himself who helped funnel a steady supply of innocent victims for King’s syndicate crime ring.
Because the child victims at Boys Town came from disadvantaged, parentless homes mostly from the foster care system ranging from age six through adolescence, they were easily exploited and manipulated by King into becoming abuse victims. Crime kingpin King not only used his young victims as “boy toys” for gay politicians at after party Republican fundraising events during the Reagan and Bush years of the 1980’s, they were also used as drug mules moving shipments of cocaine out of California that Reagan and Bush senior deployed the CIA during the Iran Contra years running guns and money trade for cocaine from Latin America that flooded urban ghettos in the US creating the crack cocaine epidemic. King’s Franklin Credit Union was laundering drug money from the Iran Contra scandal. Another major player in Washington was lobbyist Craig Spence who longtime investigator-author Nick Bryant believes was a CIA asset that notoriously ran midnight tours with the boys to the Bush White House. King hired photographer Rusty Nelson to take photos of the politicians in compromising positions as blackmail insurance. Young victims were not only sodomized by the powerful pedophiles in Congress but often King would drug, sadistically burn and torture them for sexual sadism as well as terrorizing them for control purposes.
When courageous individuals such as Carol Stitt, director of the state foster care review board, Nebraska state legislator John DeCamp and state senator Loran Schmitt attempted to bring justice for the long suffering young victims in Nebraska, the powers-that-be engaged in a diabolical suppression of evidence, harassment and persecution of witnesses, evidence tampering and character defamation. The publisher of the local newspaper, the Omaha Herald Record, also served as chairman of King’s credit union advisory board. The paper engaged in a nonstop smear campaign to discredit and defame witnesses.
The five brave young witnesses were repeatedly threatened, beaten up, drugged and manipulated into recanting testimony, and eventually charged with perjury, arrested and imprisoned. Several ended up doing serious time in prison after being victimized for years. The 15-year old girl at the time Alisha Owen was handed a fifteen year sentence. Illustrating the sinister depravity of the US justice system, the mastermind behind the worst pedophile trafficking crime ring in American history ended up doing only ten years for unrelated crimes while an innocent, honest and very brave victim first abused sexually by evil adults and then legally by an evil court system has her spending more time in prison than the criminal mastermind. Though she never perjured herself and was telling the truth all along, she was used as a graphic example of what happens to victims willing to come forth and seek justice through the court for crimes perpetrated against them. John DeCamp believes at least fifteen people were murdered in order to silence them from bringing the case forward while hundreds of young lives were ruined during the years of horror.
Two days prior to George HW Bush’s election as the 41st President of the United States in 1988, Lawrence King’s Omaha credit union was raided, $38 million was missing and King was arrested, charged and eventually convicted for embezzlement, conspiracy and fraudulent accounting records for which he served ten years in prison. But he was never charged for sex abuse, sodomy, human trafficking, torture, murder, drug trafficking, pimping, perjury, extortion or blackmail for obvious reasons. He was protected by the most powerful men in the US government, many themselves criminal pedophiles. Since his release in 2001, Lawrence King has been once again put to work by the same powerful interests that have protected him. His job now is to keep those violated victims quiet by deploying mind control tactics from the CIA’s Monarch Project.
According to a Wayne Madsen Report dated eight months ago the FBI planted a bomb on the plane that the Nebraska state investigator Gary Caradori and his six year old son “AJ” flew that crashed on July 11, 1990. Though Caradori and his son attended the Major League All Star game on July 10, the main purpose of the trip from Nebraska to Chicago was to collect evidence in the Franklin scandal of thousands of photos explicitly showing powerful US politicians sexually abusing young boys and girls. Caradori phoned his wife prior to the flight home saying he had gotten what he came for. But they never made it home as the FBI bomb exploded their aircraft mid-transit. The local sheriffs at the crash site scene confirmed that numerous child pornography photos were scattered about. The FBI suddenly showed up and confiscated all evidence at the crash site. They also made sure to show up at Caradori’s office seizing all evidence there as well.
Years later a British documentary called “Conspiracy of Silence” that was scheduled to be aired on the Discovery Channel in May 1994 was suddenly pulled in response to pressure from high above. Even that week’s TV Guide included the documentary title and description yet it never got shown on national television so as to not embarrass or incriminate the criminal thugs in power.
The largest circulated newspaper in Barcelona, Spain, the Pronto, has printed that the Franklin scandal “appears to directly implicate politicos of the state of Nebraska and Washington DC who are very close to the White House and George Bush himself.”
Decorated Vietnam War veteran, longtime attorney, former Nebraska state legislator and author of The Franklin Cover-up (second Edition, January 2005) John DeCamp concluded:
The Justice Department, acting through the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Omaha, emerges from the record of the Franklin investigations not so much as a party to the cover-up, but as its coordinator. Rigging grand juries, harassment of witnesses, incitement to perjury and tampering with evidence – federal personnel were seen to apply all of those techniques in the Franklin case.
This tragic cautionary tale demonstrates the evil that America’s leaders will resort to in order to protect themselves from accountability. America’s foremost ally Europe is just as evil. The UK has been gripped with the same chronic history of using children as sex objects by royal family members, lords, members of parliament, high court judges, and entertainment icons like Jimmie Savile. Even the BBC held back the truth of the revered British DJ up to 1,000 times over a span of more than 40 years, in effect allowing him to continue abusing thousands of children. And the same kind of scandals have rocked a number of other countries as well.
The alarming numbers of children and women being abducted, trafficked, murdered, forced into prostitution and slavery by international crime syndicates in recent years have been gaining increasing attention. Protecting those who are the most defenseless is our collective responsibility. Thousands of aboriginal children and women have disappeared from their homes in Canada. Since 1980 over 1200 First Nation women in Canada have either disappeared or been found murdered. Many women in Eastern Europe and East Asia have also suffered the same fate. It has become an extremely serious, most disturbing, growing global problem. Whether exploited and abused by the most powerful or not is irrelevant. Their plight should be our plight. It’s not enough just to know that this kind of evil occurs in the twenty-first century, we must become activists for the greater good of humanity.
A parallel process of unforgivable criminality has remained in the churches for centuries. Those individuals that our society entrusts in positions of authority and leadership – be they in government or religion – who betray our trust and violate us in the most demonic ways must be held accountable. Yet those imbued with such absolute power have historically and ruthlessly protected themselves by sabotaging, suppressing and destroying their victims and their dirty truth from ever taking them down. The morally bankrupt and thoroughly broken system of power corrupts and at the top, anything goes – murder, rape, torture, it doesn’t matter. Up to this point, they have remained untouchable, immune from any real consequence. But times are a-changing. More individuals in good conscience are courageously coming forth in valiant efforts to hold those guilty at the top accountable for the evil acts they’ve committed. We as citizens of the world must demand that the truth be told and that justice finally be done.
Pedophilia is a severe mental disorder that is next to impossible to effectively treat as the recidivism rate remains off the charts. Once a pedophile, nearly always a serial pedophile until one gets caught and apprehended. There is no cure. A Massachusetts study confirmed that 56% of those who underwent comprehensive treatment were rearrested for the same crime. Considering that most sex offenders’ crimes don’t even get reported much less the guilty get arrested, pedophiles repeat their crime on average of 13 times before they’re caught. Since their position grants them immunity, those pedophiles in power who avoid arrest and incarceration will only continue committing their serial crimes indefinitely.
As a licensed California therapist who for many years worked closely with sexually and physically abused youth and adolescents from disadvantaged backgrounds, I can attest firsthand to the permanent damage perpetrated on our most innocent and defenseless population. The victims of this sordid evil have had their innocence of childhood ripped violently from them, never to be restored. They will suffer from traumatic memories they will never be able to forget. A child automatically blames him or herself for the violence done to them. They internalize the false belief that they deserve to be used and abused, that at the core level they are inherently flawed, evil and unworthy of love, that in fact it is their child role in the world of adults to be victimized. Unless they undergo often times years of intensive therapy and treatment, typically childhood victims of sexual and physical abuse are sentenced to a lifetime of pain and despair. Frequently their lives are cut short because they self-medicate their trauma through alcohol and drugs. They form relationships with abusive others in adolescence and adulthood. Child sexual abuse is likely the most under-reported and under-treated crime in America. They risk an ultimate fate of committing suicide at significantly higher rates than those who were not sexually abused as children. Suicide is the third leading cause of death between the ages of 15-24.
A brilliant 27-year old man studying in a PhD program at Princeton was a child sexual abuse victim. He wrote a suicide note expressing the deep sorrow and rage that victims rarely escape. An extract from that note:
My first memories as a child are of being raped, repeatedly. This has affected every aspect of my life. This darkness, which is the only way I can describe it, has followed me like a fog, but at times intensified and overwhelmed me, usually triggered by a distinct situation… The damage that was done to my body still prevents me from using the bathroom normally, but now it’s less of a physical impediment than a daily reminder of what was done to me… The darkness is with me nearly every time I wake up. I feel like a grime is covering me. I feel like I’m trapped in a contaminated body that no amount of washing will clean. Whenever I think about what happened I feel manic and itchy and can’t concentrate on anything else. It manifests itself in hours of eating or staying up for days at a time or sleeping for sixteen hours straight or week long programming binges or constantly going to the gym. I’m exhausted from feeling like this every hour of every day.
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now concentrates on his writing.