Oh what tangled webs we weave......

Mike Ballard swillsqueal at yahoo.com.au
Thu Dec 19 17:14:58 MST 2002


PROMIS = Acxiom = Kissinger = Information Awareness
Office
with Jackson Stephens thrown in for good measure...

                       Why Quit, Henry? Is It Acxiom?
                                 Medium Rare
                                By Jim Rarey
                                   12-17-2

  When Dr. K (Kissinger) withdrew as co-chairman of
the
commission to
  investigate the 9/11 terrorist attacks after
refusing to make
his
  client list public, he bitterly asserted his
consulting
business
  represented no foreign companies or governments that
would
constitute
a
  conflict of interest with his duties on the
commission.

  Although there is no particular reason we should
believe
anything
  Kissinger says, for purposes of this article let's
take that
assertion
  at face value. That would mean if there is a
conflict it must
be with
  one or more of his domestic (U.S.) clients.

  Kissinger's two consulting firms (Kissinger &
Associates and
  Kissinger-McLarty & Associates) advise a large
number of U.S.
  companies. Yes, it is that McLarty, Mack McLarty who
was Bill
Clinton's
  chief of staff and is now vice-chairman of the first
firm and
partner
  in the second.

  The client lists of the two firms are closely
guarded.
However, from
  time to time some information leaks out. Although
Dr. K has
his own
  share of skeletons in his closet, e.g. his
involvement in the
overthrow
  of an elected government in Chile and the resulting
thousands
of
deaths
  that have branded both Kissinger and Pinochet as war
criminals, some
of
  his domestic clients have their own scandals with
which he may
not
want
  to be associated.

  One that is, or has been, a Kissinger client is J.P.
Morgan
Chase,
  implicated in the Enron frauds as well as money
laundering
along with
  other New York investment banks. (But that's only
drug money
and U.S.
  taxpayers' dollars recycled through the Russian
KGB/Mafia, not
known
to
  relate to terrorism.) Kissinger sits on the
Morgan/Chase
International
  Advisory Board.

  Other examples could be cited but in this writer's
opinion,
the
  association Dr. K is most afraid might be made
public is with
the
  little known company Acxiom.

  Hardly a household name (we will try to change
that), Acxiom
has been
  selected the lead company to provide software and
pull
together the
  network to furnish the information to DARPA's
'Information
Awareness
  Office' (IAO) where John Poindexter of Iran-Contra
infamy will
prepare
  individual dossiers on every American citizen and
the millions
of
  aliens (legal and illegal) in the country.

  The plan calls for the collection of information
from a
staggering
  number of sources e.g. banks, credit unions, health
care
organizations,
  the IRS and Social Security agencies, the INS, the
FBI,
grocery chains
  and any number of other companies and government
agencies
(federal,
  state and local) that have records of individual
transactions.

  But even this association might be covered up in
these days of
managed
  news. No, what scares Kissinger the most is the
control and
history of
  Acxiom itself. The company may be more than just a
client.
Mack
McLarty
  sits on its Board of Directors, which implies some
kind of
investment
  to protect.

  While the name of the company means nothing to
almost all
Americans,
  perhaps a couple of the names under which it
operated earlier
will
  generate a spark of recognition. Before it morphed
into
Acxiom, the
  company was named Alltel. Still nothing? Then how
about its
original
  name, Systematics? Now memories come flooding back
of the
PROMIS
  software scandal and those associated with it.

  The powerful PROMIS software was developed by Bill
Hamilton's
company
  Inslaw. It was virtually stolen by the U.S. Treasury
Department. It
was
  then combined with software from Systematics and
farmed out to
the CIA
  for final modification (installation of a backdoor
feature).

  When treasury forced Inslaw into bankruptcy (by
withholding
payments
  due Inslaw) ownership of the software wound up with
a CIA
cutout the
  Hadron Corp. Hadron peddled the software to
governments and
financial
  institutions around the world thus giving the CIA
backdoor
access to
  secret information of a number of governments and
banks.

  But it doesn't stop there. The person who controls
  Acxiom/Alltel/Systematics is Arkansas billionaire
Jackson
Stephens.
  Stephens, and those working with him, have been
involved in
myriad
  shady operations too numerous to cite here. We can
only hit
some of
the
  highlights.

  At Systematics, one of the lawyers Stephens hired to
represent
the
  company was a bright young attorney named Hillary
Rodham.
After she
  joined the Rose law firm (then Hillary Rodham
Clinton)
Stephens
  employed the firm (mainly its partners Hillary,
Vince Foster
and
  Webster Hubbell) in several of his ventures.

  Stephens was a financial angel to both Bill Clinton
and George
W.
Bush.
  He gave final impetus to Clinton”s cash strapped
presidential
campaign
  with a large ÐloanS from his Worthen bank. Stephens
(along
with the
  Harvard University endowment) rescued one of Dubya”s
companies
from
  bankruptcy with sizeable investments.

  Another scandal suppressed by the 'watchdogs of the
press' was
the
  cocaine smuggling aspects of the Iran/Contra affair.
In return
for
arms
  smuggled to the Contras in Nicaragua, cocaine was
being
brought back
to
  the U.S. and dropped off at a small airport at Mena,
Arkansas.
Pilot
  Barry Seal, a CIA asset and drug runner, was also
dropping
bales of
  cash in Mena. The drug money was laundered (among
other
channels)
  through Stephen's Worthen bank and an Arkansas state
agency
set up by
  Governor Bill Clinton (the Arkansas Development
Finance
Authority).
  Overseer of the Iran/Contra operation was then
Vice-President
George
  H.W. Bush as later proved with a memo from Defense
Secretary
Caspar
  Weinberger.

  A partner with Stephens in the Worthen bank was
Mochtar Riady,
one of
  the principals in the Indonesian Lippo Group. The
Lippo Group
was
  heavily involved in the campaign financing scandals
of the
second
  Clinton presidential campaign with links to the
Chinese
military.

  Our final example is perhaps the most important
unfinished
  investigation of the last forty years. The Bank of
Commerce
and Credit
  International (BCCI) was started by a Pakistani
banker
ostensibly to
  service Arab clients in the Middle East. It quickly
became a
money
  laundering mechanism for various terrorist
organizations in
the area.
  It then branched out to London and other locations
and became
a
  repository and laundering channel for a broad
spectrum of
organizations
  including the terrorists as well as Mossad and the
CIA.

  BCCI established a branch in Florida and took over
the largest
bank in
  Washington, D.C. (First American) with the
assistance of
Stephen”s
  Worthen bank and the Rose law firm (Hillary, Foster
and
Hubbell). When
  the Florida branch was exposed, it was shut down but
the
investigation
  was limited to Florida.

  Later, Assistant District Attorney Robert Morgenthau
in New
York
  launched a comprehensive investigation into BCCI
until it was
shut
down
  by Robert Mueller in the Department of Justice (now
FBI
Director) and
  Mary Jo White, Clinton appointed U.S. Attorney for
the
southern
  district of New York. White was held over by George
W. Bush
long
enough
  to deep six the investigation of Clinton”s pardon of
Marc
Rich. She
  also closed the investigation of Terry McAuliffe
(who was on
the verge
  of being indicted) in the Teamster/Democratic
National
Committee
  campaign money swap conspiracy.

  Yes, Henry, it is understandable why you ducked and
ran when
it looked
  like you might have to disclose your relationship
with
  Acxiom/Alltel/Systematics and Jackson Stephens.

  (In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107,
this material
is
  distributed without profit to those who have
expressed a prior
interest
  in receiving the included information for research
and
educational
  purposes.)

  Permission is granted to reproduce this article in
its
entirety.

  The author is a freelance writer based in Romulus,
Michigan.
He is a
  former newspaper editor and investigative reporter,
a retired
customs
  administrator and accountant, and a student of
history and the
U.S.
  Constitution.

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