The Power Elite Playbook, Population Reduction Through Genocide

Part 6

By Deanna Spingola
16 November 2007


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U.S. foreign policy consistently thwarted any independence movements in Southeast Asia by claiming that it endangered U.S. “national security.” Meanwhile the U.S. backed governments and armies that engaged in massive illegal drug trafficking. In addition to U.S. interference in Việt Nam as early as 1945, the top brass at the Pentagon suggested that soldiers and bombers be sent to western Laos in 1959. Secret military plans stated that the U.S. government was prepared to use nuclear weapons for these military operations. Perhaps this is the reason the U.S. refused to sign the Declaration on the Prohibition of the Use of Thermo-Nuclear Weapons in 1961. [1]


Biological and chemical weapons were banned on June 17, 1925 at the Geneva Convention and entered into force on February 8, 1928. However, under Operation Ranch Hand, from 1961 to 1971, the U.S., in a historically unprecedented level of chemical warfare, began a full-scale defoliation project in Việt Nam. Defoliation, simply stated, is chemical genocide, abhorrent if used by any country and doubly egregious when it is used by a country who claims to practice a higher moral standard. The U.S. indiscriminately sprayed 19,395,369 gallons of poisonous herbicide over 6,465,123 acres (30,305 square miles, 1981 figures). [2] Aircraft, hand sprayers, trucks, helicopters and boats were used for the defoliation of the forests and the inhumane destruction of food crops and food distribution. Monsanto’s Agent Orange contains dioxin, one of the most toxic substances ever produced, an irremovable chemical that accumulates in the body of animals and humans. [3]


Recently-released Department of Defense records indicate that the extent of the contamination and concentration was far greater than previously thought. Việt Nam is the site of the “world’s largest dioxin contamination.” At least 2.1 million and as many as 4.8 million people were directly sprayed, including our own military personnel. After our departure, South Vietnamese forces continued using the toxic chemicals until 1975. In addition to objectives in North Việt Nam, areas in Laos and Cambodia were also targeted. [4] Our military used 27 times more herbicide than typical domestic applications for weed prevention. [5]


“The vestigial effects of chemical warfare poisoning continue to plague the health of adult Vietnamese (and ex-GIs) while causing escalated birth defects. Samples of soil, water, food and the body fat of Vietnamese citizens continues to reveal dangerously elevated levels of dioxin to the present day.” [6] Dioxin accumulates as it moves up the food chain. A human, an animal or fish will have a higher concentration than the plants they have consumed. [7] Dioxin exposure results in high infant mortality, congenital malformation, miscarriages, and premature birth. [8] This is comparable to the atrocious incidences of the same kind in Afghanistan and Iraq from the current use of radioactive depleted uranium. While the U.S. government has minimally compensated some U.S. veterans and their affected children, they have yet to compensate their victims in Việt Nam, Korea, or anywhere else. [9] In Việt Nam, new generations of Agent Orange victims number at least one million people including fifty thousand children. [10]

Five-year-old Agent Orange victim Xuan Minh in Tu Du hospital, Ho Chi Minh City. US groups have announced plans to study Vietnam's wartime contamination with toxic defoliant Agent Orange and with millions of unexploded bombs and landmines.

Le Thi Nhon (L), 24, and her younger sister Le Thi Hoa, 15, both victims of agent orange used during the Vietnam War, stand at the door of their house in Dong Ha, Vietnam. 

June 1, 2003, Vietnam War agent-orange victim Thai Thi Ha, 13, clapping and singing during a fund-raising meeting for agent-orange victims in Hanoi. Ha's father was a Northern Vietnamese soldier fighting in Southern Việt Nam. Her skin is mapped with black marks.


Ngo Dinh Diem, South Việt Nam’s ruthless puppet dictator, behaved according to the Power Elite Playbook. He replaced the constitution that Ho Chi Minh had proposed for a united Việt Nam. Ho’s was virtually a carbon copy of America’s constitution. Dictator Ngo’s included Article 98 which prohibited freedom of the press, free speech and other liberties – claiming that these despotic measures would ensure greater security. His Order 46 stated: “Individuals considered dangerous to the national defense and common security may be confined by executive order to a concentration camp.” Buddhist monks (those who didn’t immolate themselves in protest) and nuns were considered especially dangerous; hundreds were imprisoned.

Buddhist Monks incarcerated


By 1963, the U.S. already had 16,300 military advisors in the south and wanted to increase that number. Ngo must have suddenly resisted! He must have imagined that he was actually in charge. Therefore, he was eliminated and replaced by a more cooperative leader. Instead of a bloodless, humane Kennedy-approved military coup against the South Vietnamese leadership, Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother were assassinated on November 1, 1963 on the instructions of W. Averell Harriman (S&B, CFR, Marshall Plan Administrator). Harriman, a perpetual globalist, managed America's Việt Nam policy behind the scenes. CIA operative, E. Howard Hunt, faked cables in an attempt to implicate Kennedy in Ngo Dinh Diem’s assassination. [12]

McGeorge Bundy (S&B) was National Security Advisor to both Kennedy and Johnson. His brother William P. Bundy (S&B) was a chief architect of the Việt Nam War and later co-authored the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. [13] Later William Bundy was a part-time columnist for Newsweek, rotating with George Ball (Bilderberg, CFR, Lehman Brothers banker). Ball was Under Secretary of State in the Johnson administration. Zbigniew Brzezinski (CFR, Trilateral Commission) was another part-time columnist at the same time. [14] At the request of CFR Chairman, David Rockefeller, William Bundy served as editor of the CFR magazine, Foreign Affairs, from 1972 to 1984. [15]


John F. Kennedy absolutely resisted a full scale so-called intervention. Instead, he wanted to withdraw troops. He distrusted the CIA, an above-the-law organization devoted to protecting the interests of Wall Street. He had caught the Agency in numerous lies regarding an prospective invasion of Cuba. Kennedy had lost all confidence in the CIA. [16] Attacking a sovereign nation is against international law and Kennedy was concerned about international repercussions over such an unprovoked attack against Việt Nam or Cuba. The CIA, taking orders from the Power Elite, proceeded with the Bay of Pigs operation. Kennedy fired Allen Dulles, the CIA Director, on June 28, 1961. He then signed National Security Action Memoranda, NSAM 55 and NSAM 57 which stripped the CIA of all power. [17] Kennedy also rejected Operation Northwoods, the 1962 Department of Defense’s false flag terrorist plan against Cuba suggested by Lyman L. Lemnitzer (CFR), the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Operation Northwoods was written in response to a request from the Chief of the Cuba Project, the ever-present Col. Edward Lansdale, Dulles’ top-notch terrorist in Việt Nam. Lansdale helped set up the puppet government in Saigon and orchestrated the Catholic’s mass exodus from the north which was dramatically filmed to support the claim that people were fleeing communism. Lansdale participated in the dreaded Phoenix Program, a CIA torture/genocide operation directed by William Colby (CFR), Saigon's Chief of Station. That program alone killed as many as 70,000 civilians who were even remotely “suspected of being part of the political leadership of the Viet Cong.” [18]


Three-fourths of South Việt Nam was a “free fire zone” which enabled our military to kill virtually anyone in the thousands of remote villages in those vast areas. At the time, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara (CFR, Bilderberg) cited a 1967 memo in which he estimated the number of Vietnamese civilians killed or seriously injured by U.S. forces at 1000 per week. [19]


Two national leaders were assassinated: Ngo on November 1 and Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Those who challenge the Power Elite and their associates in their exploitations of third world countries are dramatically eliminated. [20] It sends a strong message to those who replace them. In one of the final 2008 presidential debates between McCain and Obama, McCain referred to the Dallas tragedy as an intervention, no doubt a Freudian slip. View that film clip here. Johnson, Kennedy’s more accommodating replacement, escalated the war through the false flag Tonkin Bay incident. He endorsed Eisenhower’s (CFR) Domino Theory regarding the spread of communism. [21] Kennedy also endorsed the theory until he obviously figured out the national security scam for unprovoked warfare. [22]


Despite the efforts by the National Security Agency, recently declassified documents were released through the National Archives on December 1, 2005. These documents confirm that there was no second attack on U.S. ships in Tonkin on August 4, 1964. On August 2, 1964, North Vietnamese torpedo boats allegedly attacked the USS Maddox under questionable circumstances. It may actually have been lightening! Intelligence was skewed with false documents of a second attack on August 4, 1964 which was used to persuade Congress to approve a retaliatory response. Evidence of this skewed intelligence became available in 2001. [23]


In 1970, sky high infra-red sensors, developed by Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), an arm of the Pentagon were tested in Việt Nam. These high tech sensors could detect individuals on the ground. This was the beginning of the government’s satellite surveillance. [24] This technology is apparently selectively beneficial – for government use against citizens and to conceal government corruption from citizen review. Did the 9/11 commission, staffed by Power Elite minions, evaluate any satellite evidence to determine the real events on 9/11?


William Colby assumed the job of Executive Director of CIA in 1971. He was called to testify before Congress that same year. He cooperated with Congress in an effort to save the Agency but his testimony damaged the CIA’s image. Other insiders felt that the CIA should not be subject to congressional oversight. Colby became CIA Director in 1973 when James Schlesinger (CFR) became Secretary of Defense. Gerald Ford (CFR, Bilderberg, Master Mason, Warren Commission) became the nation's first unelected vice president and president. On December 6, 1973, he was confirmed as vice president after the resignation of Spiro Agnew. Ford served in that position until August 9, 1974. When Nixon resigned under pressure, Ford became president on August 9, 1974 and functioned until January 20, 1977, possibly a reward for his obedient participation in the Warren Commission cover-up? Ford granted Nixon an unconditional pardon on September 8, 1974. He fired Colby, who later died under suspicious circumstances, and replaced him with George H. W. Bush (S&B, Bohemian Grove, CFR Director) at the suggestion of Machiavellian minion Henry Kissinger (CFR Director 1977-1981, Bohemian Grove, Bilderberger, Trilateral Commission). Kissinger was National Security Advisor from 1969 to 1975 and Secretary of State from September 22, 1973 to January 20, 1977.


Ford appointed Bush as CIA Director during a very crucial time. The House Select Committee on Assassinations was investigating CIA-FBI links to the murders of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Records needed to be concealed. Countless witnesses were conveniently murdered just before they were scheduled to testify. Ford, while serving on the Warren Commission, secretly reported to FBI Director Hoover on Commission activities. According to declassified files, Ford admitted that he instructed the Warren Commission to move Kennedy's back wound up by several inches. Gerald Ford and Arlen Specter, another obedient member of the Commission, were the cover-up architects and promoted the implausible single bullet theory. [25] Ford fired James Schlesinger and replaced him with Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld (CFR, Bilderberg), the Prince of Poison. Rumsfeld’s deputy, Richard B. Cheney (former CFR Director, Trilateral Commission) moved up as Chief of Staff.


As further CIA atrocities were revealed, a commission headed by the unelected Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, appointed to Vice Presidency by the unelected Ford, was called to investigate in 1975. He was recommended by Henry Kissinger. Naturally, the CIA was cleared of all wrong doing; their considerable crimes were/are, after all, carried out in our national interests. [26] The Power Elite control all commissions and tribunals where they can protect each other, conceal and/or dismiss evidence, suppress witnesses, and incarcerate and quickly eliminate anyone who could offer conflicting testimony. “Knowledge is power. Secrecy insures that knowledge and power are controlled by those controlling the secrets. If crimes remain secret, there is no punishment, just rewards.” [27]


Senseless slaughter and destruction continued in Việt Nam until the cease fire agreement on August 14, 1973 when the southern capital of Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. Young men were slaughtered by the South Vietnamese army, a skeleton crew, whose members reported in once a month to sign a pay voucher so “the colonel could pocket the money.” Half of the remaining helicopters, compliments of U.S. taxpayers, were then used to transport heroin, a huge cash crop during the entire Việt Nam operation. [28] Repression and corruption were rampant. Those who could leave, about three million, fled the country. In April 1975, South Việt Nam formally surrendered to North Việt Nam.


Elections in 1956, as stipulated at Geneva but rejected by the U.S., would have been easier and more humane. But genocide appeared to be the Power Elite goal – kill as many people in the third world as possible, including the apolitical, those labeled communists. People unable to even define the Communist ideology. Apparently, according to Washington, the only good communist is a dead communist. That is reminiscent of a statement attributed to General Phillip Sheridan: "The only good Indian is a dead Indian.” Apparently, it is acceptable to kill a few million people, as long as they are branded communists, terrorists or savages. Men, women and children are killed or maimed, in our name, allegedly for our national security, simply because they live in resource-rich areas and have no voice. [29] 


At the completion of the Việt Nam experiment a series of secretive peace conferences occurred in Paris. Henry Kissinger met with Việt Nam's new leader, Le Duc Tho, over a period of two years. Kissinger, an acknowledged genocidist and infamous war criminal ironically won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, along with Le Duc Tho who rejected the award stating that there was no peace in his country. [30]


Amazing hypocrisy – Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize after Việt Nam and the precedent-setting secret bombing of neutral Cambodia over a four year period of time, purportedly “to protect Americans in Vietnam. Since October 1970 the Congress had included in every military appropriation bill a proviso expressly forbidding bombing in Cambodia except for that purpose.” [31] So, of course, that became the justification for further genocide. Nixon and Kissinger, along with his aide, John Negroponte, the officer in charge of Việt Nam at the National Security Council, arranged a chaos-creating government coup in Cambodia in March 1970. Negroponte is still with the government. He was Ambassador to Iraq from 2004 to 2005 and Director of National Intelligence from 2005 to 2007. His nomination was predictably controversial. Some people knew his questionable genocidal human rights record. The Los Angeles Times reported: “While ambassador to Honduras from 1981-85, Negroponte directed the secret arming of Nicaragua’s Contra rebels and is accused by human rights groups of overlooking—if not overseeing—a CIA-backed Honduran death squad during his tenure.” Additionally, “He also helped orchestrate a secret deal later known as Iran-Contra to send arms through Honduras to help the Contras overthrow the Sandinista government.” [38] Negroponte is currently Deputy Secretary of State under Condoleezza Rice. See more background.


Generating further resentment, the U.S. installed Lon Nol as Prime Minister of Cambodia. He collected and pocketed millions in U.S. economic aid. He declared himself Chief of State, Prime Minister and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces after he disbanded the Assembly in October 1971 in order to impose tyrannical emergency rule. He then permitted the U.S. to carpet bomb Cambodia and its people. [32] Evil leaders think nothing of committing or allowing genocide against the citizens of their own countries. Lon Nol retired to Hawaii on April 1, 1975 with a half million dollars, compliments of the American taxpayers. [33] Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, the killing fields, the liquidation of the middle class, famine, the destruction of the economy and concentration camps followed.


After those genocidal experiments in Indochina, Henry Kissinger, on behalf of President Nixon, oversaw the drafting of Memorandum 200, dated April 24, 1974 by the National Security Council. It is a world depopulation plan which was declassified on February 8, 2007. The results of that initial draft produced The National Security Study Memorandum, NSSM 200, Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests completed on December 10, 1974. It was officially adopted as U.S. policy on November 26, 1975 with Memorandum 314 by President Ford. It has never been rescinded. It was declassified in 1990 under George H. W. Bush when a dumbed-down, propagandized, desensitized American public, became more tolerant of covert activities overseas. [34]


“The purpose of population control was to serve the U.S. strategic, economic, and military interest” at the expense of the developing third world or Lesser Developed Countries (LDCs). This plan claims that their population growth is detrimental and a grave threat to U.S. national security in four ways: 1. large nations may gain political power. 2. The U.S. and its allies need the strategic materials from those countries. 3. A high birth rate means more young people who are more likely than older people to challenge global power structures. 4. Population growth in relatively-disadvantaged countries jeopardizes U.S. investments. [35] [36] [37]


The depopulation plan was initially implemented by Brent Scowcroft (CFR). He is the Vice-Chairman of Kissinger Associates. He was National Security Advisor under Ford from 1974 to 1977 and under George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993. George H. W. Bush, who functioned as CIA Director from November 1975 to January 1977 assisted Scowcroft. Together, they co-authored A World Transformed. The depopulation of the planet is under the direction of the National Security Advisor. It will be facilitated by unelected cabinet appointees: the Secretary of the Department of State will devise appropriate foreign policy. The Secretary of the Treasury will design procedures to destroy the economy. The Secretary of Defense will facilitate the slaughter of citizens. The Secretary of Agriculture is in charge of food and crop destruction. Each secretary is responsible for executing their portion of the plan. Each administration determines its own strategy and propaganda for depopulating the planet. Need we even ask how the Secretary of Defense under the current Bush administration is executing the depopulation plan in the Middle East?


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[1] United States War Crimes by Lenora Foerstel and Brian Willson, January 26, 2002, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)

[2] Figures from William A. Buckingham Jr., Operation Ranch Hand; The Air Force and Herbicides in Southeast Asia, 1961-1971, Washington D.C., Office of the Air Force Historian, 1981. Noted in Peter Dale Scott’s Drugs Oil and War, The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina, page 15

[3] The Case of Agent Orange, by Michael G. Palmer, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Volume: 29. Issue: 1, 2007, Page 172+. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

[4] Ibid

[5] The History Of Agent Orange Use In Vietnam An Historical Overview From The Veteran’s Perspective, 2002

[6] United States War Crimes by Lenora Foerstel and Brian Willson, January 26, 2002, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)

[7] The Case of Agent Orange, by Michael G. Palmer, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Volume: 29. Issue: 1, 2007, Page 172+. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

[8] United States War Crimes by Lenora Foerstel and Brian Willson, January 26, 2002, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)

[10] The Case of Agent Orange, by Michael G. Palmer, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Volume: 29. Issue: 1, 2007, Page 172+. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

[15] History of the CFR, Consensus Endangered

[16] The Secret History of the CIA by Joseph J. Trento, pages 327-341

[17] The Secret Team, The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World By L. Fletcher Prouty Col., U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Chapter 22

[18] United States War Crimes by Lenora Foerstel and Brian Willson, January 26, 2002, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)

[20] America Betrayed, by R. Joseph, University Press, pg. 110

[21] TV Interview with President Johnson in which Johnson Endorses the Domino Theory, 15 March 1964, Public Papers of The Presidents, Johnson, 1963-64, p. 370

[22] American Experience, Viet Nam Online, Transcript

[26] Howard Zinn on War, pgs. 52-54

[27] America Betrayed, by R. Joseph, University Press, pg. 104

[28] The Secret Wars Of The CIA: by John Stockwell, A lecture given in October, 1987

[31] Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon, and the Destruction of Cambodia by William Shawcross, pg. 277

[32] Ibid, pg. 229

[33] Ibid, pgs. 357-358

[34] What is NSSM 200 "Population Control" by Kissinger?, December 15, 2004

[37] What is NSSM 200 "Population Control" by Kissinger?, December 15, 2004

[38] Bush UN Choice Faces a Fight By Maggie Farley and Norman Kempster, Los Angeles Times, March 26, 2001


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