Wednesday, December 31, 2014

CIA Drug Trafficking and Narcotic Funding for Terrorism with Ex Special Op John Banks

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
News / Government

Former Special Operative John Banks discusses his many years of work with the CIA and British intelligence services, during which he discovered widespread government involvement in drug trafficking to finance covert operations.

Banks recalls working alongside Oliver North during the Reagan administration in the ‘80s on the Iran-Contra Affair, which involved a secret operation to divert money made through selling weapons to Iran to Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua.

“I found they were smuggling cocaine in massive, massive, massive amounts,” he said about that operation, before being recruited by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in New York.

“I worked for them in assisting on catching CIA smuggling, and also I worked for them in Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan, where the CIA were actually swapping Stinger Red Eye and other missiles and equipment for heroin, which was coming out of Asif Ali Zardari, the husband of (former Pakistani prime minister) Benazir Bhutto.”

Banks said that in 1989 he met with Zardari in Islamabad for five hours in a conversation he recorded about Zardari’s drug activities, and turned the tapes over to the DEA. “I flew out two days later with the tapes, which were handed over to the DEA in New York, and it seriously opened their eyes,” he said. “It was also the real start of the bringing down of BCCI.”

He details his experience discovering the huge heroin trafficking operation that he says was overseen by the CIA, and also explains why the practice was favored by U.S. intelligence officials.

“If you remember correctly, during the Contra Affair operations, Congress and the Senate stopped funding the Contra operations. The cocaine was making it possible – it was coming into the states – and making it possible to continue those operations.

“There was also the Iran-gate situation where the CIA was supplying Iran with hardware in return for the hostages that were held in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.”

He called these activities “a very dirty business” that are really no cleaner now than they were in the old days.

Banks also recalls a meeting he had with a senior official of the Afghan Taliban – which was affiliated with Al-qaeda – while he was working as an undercover U.S. intelligence agent during which the Taliban figure spoke of plans for coordinated terrorist attacks in various European and U.S. cities to coincide with the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

“Our enemies will be there – our two enemies, England and America,” he said the representative told him. “We will blow up the World Cup, Rustenburg Stadium… the explosives will be built into the stadium,” he quotes him as saying. “At the same time we will strike London, and Heathrow Airport, and Los Angeles and Las Vegas and San Diego – with missiles in America.”

“You certainly will gain the world’s attention,” he says he told members of the meeting when asked what he thought of the plans. He said he also told them that he didn’t know what effect such attacks would have on the Afghan war, or how the world would react to them after the fact.

Watch the full interview to also hear Banks explain why he took part in a false retirement from Special Ops to investigate narcotics, and what prompted him to actually say enough was enough with his intelligence work.

Source: Buzzsaw

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz
Dawn / NASA 

As Dawn journeys across our solar system, the spacecraft will unearth the mysteries of more asteroids and a dwarf planet:
"Orbiting both Vesta and Ceres would be truly impossible with conventional propulsion. Thanks to ion propulsion, we're about to make history as the first spaceship ever to orbit two unexplored alien worlds," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's chief engineer and mission director, based at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Thanks to this new ion propulsion system, we on Earth are in for a treat as Dawn investigates the beginnings of our space home. In fact May 9, 2015 is the date of NASA's Ceres Celebration. 

For more information, pictures, and research, visit: Dawn.

Source: NASA

Second Hand Smoke Can Ruin Air Quality for the New Year

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz
Air Quality / Weather

Welcome to Winter 2015. A New Year's Eve storm will usher in cold, cold. cold, with a slight chance of rain for the Valley and other lower deserts.

The real concern is everyone polluting the air as the breathable air column descends and gets caught under the inversion layer. That means what goes up, fireplace smoke and fireworks, will be breathed in. Talk about second hand smoke!

So give the gift of breathing, do not use your fireplaces on New Year's Eve or Day. There is going to be enough smog in the Valley as it is. And, you could brighten someone's New Year by not sending them to the ER.

Here's the rest of the forecast:
Forecast Discussion: All eyes are on the approaching storm system to affect our region over the New Year's holiday. Latest weather model runs are in and the consensus is a colder and drier event; for the lower deserts. The moisture tap into our area peaks during Wednesday morning and afternoon. This is when cloud cover increases and the Phoenix Metro has the best shot at observing rain, particularly the higher terrain east and north. Ultimately, less rainfall and precipitation ending for the lower elevations around sunset New Year’s Eve will have consequences for air quality. This is a particularly cold storm that will lead to well below normal temperatures for much of the area, especially when winds turn light and cloud cover begins to break during the evening and overnight. Under these conditions, fireplace activity and fireworks can quickly contribute enough to PM-2.5 to warrant concerns for air quality. For instance, on New Year’s Eve 2012, similar weather conditions occurred when mostly clear skies, light winds, and cool temperatures developed during the evening. Despite relatively low PM-2.5 observations for much of the day, average hourly PM-2.5 concentrations leading into midnight surpassed 100 µg/m3 for some sites; pushing daily AQI values into the upper Moderate category for that day. Therefore, a PM-2.5 Health Watch has been issued for Wednesday, December 31st, 2014. Additionally, elevated PM-2.5 concentrations would carry over into New Year’s day. Subfreezing morning lows on Thursday will be slow to warm to near 50°F by afternoon. Light winds and long-lasting inversions are likely during this time. This means a PM-2.5 High Pollution Advisory is likely for New Year’s Day.

Source: AirNow

Monday, December 29, 2014

An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz
National Security / Climate Change

Imagining the Unthinkable
The purpose of this report is to imagine the unthinkable – to push the boundaries of current research on climate change so we may better understand the potential implications on United States national security.
We have interviewed leading climate change scientists, conducted additional research, and reviewed several iterations of the scenario with these experts. The scientists support this project, but caution that the scenario depicted is extreme in two fundamental ways. First, they suggest the occurrences we outline would most likely happen in a few regions, rather than on globally. Second, they say the magnitude of the event may be considerably smaller.
We have created a climate change scenario that although not the most likely, is plausible, and would challenge United States national security in ways that should be considered immediately.

Air Force 2025

Staff Writer, R.Patrick Chapman
Air Force / Weather Modification 

 Welcome to AIR FORCE 2025 future study conducted 1995-1996 for the Air Force Chief of Staff...

Source: Air Force

Criminal Complaint Against Bush Era Architects of Torture

Staff Writer, R. Patrick Chapman
Laws / Torture

Europe is taking a stand against torture. When will the United States act to indict politicians, legal and medical advisers who advocate and do torture? 

Torture is not an American value. It is a war crime.  

17 December 2014 – The ECCHR has today lodged criminal complaints against former CIA head George Tenet, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other members of the administration of former US President George W. Bush. The ECCHR is accusing Tenet, Rumsfeld and a series of other persons of the war crime of torture under paragraph 8 section 1(3) of the German Code of Crimes against International Law (Völkerstrafgesetzbuch). The constituent elements of the crime of torture were most recently established in the case by the US Senate in its report on CIA interrogation methods. “The architects of the torture system - politicians, officials, secret service agents, lawyers and senior army officials – should be brought before the courts,” says ECCHR General Secretary Wolfgang Kaleck, who is appearing today in connection with the issue in front of the German Parliamentary Committee on legal affairs. “By investigating members of the Bush administration, Germany can help to ensure that those responsible for abduction, abuse and illegal detention do not go unpunished.”

The US Senate report devotes one section explicitly to the case of German citizen Khaled El Masri, who was abducted by CIA agents in 2004 due to a case of mistaken identity and was tortured in a secret detention center in Afghanistan. The criminal complaint details the US Senate report’s finding that once the unlawful error was discovered, the former CIA director refused to take further steps against those responsible...

Source: ECCHR

Russian Scientists ‘Map’ Water Vapour in Martian Atmosphere

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz
Solar System / Water Vapor

Water is not native to Earth. Mars has water vapor in its atmosphere: 

Russian scientists from the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), together with their French and American colleagues, have created a “map” of the distribution of water vapour in Mars’ atmosphere. Their research includes observations of seasonal variations in atmospheric concentrations using data collected over ten years by the Russian-French SPICAM spectrometer aboard the Mars Express orbiter. This is the longest period of observation and provides the largest volume of data about water vapour on Mars.
Source: MIPT

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Origins of Earth, War and Timeline Genocide with Galactic Historian Andrew Bartzis (Parts 1 & 2)

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
Akashic Records / History

Galactic Historian Andrew Bartzis explores the origins of earth and war, the significance of the date 12/12, and discusses the importance of planetary karma, free will and the cycles of timeline genocide.

“Earth is known as a 7th dimensional galactic seed planet,” Bartzis explains. “Earth as a being lived in other universes – the other 16 universes that were incarnating in this bubble of universal realities.

“She was billions and billions of different beings, and multiple soul shards, until she decided that she was going to do something that the universe had never done before.”

He goes on to further explain the planet’s development within the universe. “What earth did is it centralized itself, and it built a housing or a shell, in conjunction with millions and millions of other beings in this universe when it was still a non free-willed universe.”

He also talks about the concept of womb chakras – which he says are connected to the planet’s heart and mind. “So that on a universal level, those beings who live above those womb chakras will create DNA skin suits, or inhabitable objects that energy can co-create with that alters the reality of other planets.”

“So you can literally create a little bubble of reality in these womb chakras and have an infinite amount of space to grow trees, plants and animals – and then psychically teleport them from that womb chakra and directly graft them onto a blank Akashic record world.”

Bartzis also speaks about the concept of timeline genocides, saying, “we’re existing on a fifth non-paradox timeline right now.”

“And there were 66 planets that were the prime offenders of purposely creating timeline genocide – 928,000 years ago on what we exist, this timeline right now, the galactic ascension machine was formed by galactic universal beings, who needed to clean up timeline pollution.”

He explains that everything that had karma was going to migrate to one single solar system – with one sun – and each planet would have one common DNA skin suit so everything could incarnate and all karma could begin to be resolved.

When asked about the theory that a comet destroyed the dinosaurs roughly 66 million years ago, Bartzis said this idea is completely false.

“The dinosaurs did not go extinct from that. We exist on four simultaneous paradoxes… 54 million years ago is where timeline genocide was created. That means there was no first, there was no middle, there was no end, we were all simultaneously existing in time.”

Watch the full interview to hear much more galactic observations from Bartzis.

Source: Buzzsaw

Friday, December 26, 2014

Movie Night: Outfoxed

Staff Writer, R. Patrick Chapman
News / Journalism

Outfoxed shows how the Fox News channel is used to promote and advocate right-wing views.

Source: Brave New World

Thursday, December 25, 2014

What Happens to Air Quality When the NO BURN Days are Ignored*** Updated

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz
Air Quality  / Weather 

Without wind and with the cold inversion layer, the Valley of the Sun's air becomes unhealthy, even hazardous to breathe.

There is really no excuse for this type of terrible air quality. 

Please do not burn your fireplaces and let the rest of us breathe.

Update: the Air Quality worsens as the night progresses

Merry Christmas

Editor, DL Mullan
Religion / Holidays

We here at the VDP Gazette wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Bless Us, Everyone...

and Stop Stealing our community's Xmas Lawn Decorations while you are at it.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Air Quality Warning as Fireplaces Smoke Out Phoenix

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz 
Weather / Air Quality

Air Quality for the next couple of days will be unhealthy and a challenge for those individuals with respiratory illnesses while everyone uses their fireplaces for festivities instead of necessity.

Forecast Discussion: The ridge off the west coast continues to influence our region bringing stable conditions. We have also seen drier air move into the area over the last 24 hours which will allow cooler minimum temperatures and stronger morning inversions. This will further help to trap particulates and increase their concentrations. The atmospheric stability along with increased burning activity associated with Christmas means today and Christmas will likely see concentrations of PM-2.5. The forecast for Christmas day was slightly more challenging due to some expected winds. A trough will be moving through the area tomorrow afternoon which will help with ventilation; however I expect light winds in the morning hours and PM-2.5 concentrations in the morning to be high enough that there will still be an exceedance even with some increased ventilation in the afternoon. I will admit that if winds are stronger than expected in the morning hours on Christmas, then PM-2.5 concentrations may be healthier than anticipated. Looking at the weather for the next few days, skies should be mostly sunny and temperatures will cool after the trough passes. Still no precipitation in the forecast due to the ridge that continues to sit off the west coast; hopefully we can get some strong enough lows to break down that ridge and bring us more rain.
There is a better way.

Turn off the fireplace and turn on Youtube: 8 HOURS ✰ Best Fireplace HD 1080p video ✰ Relaxing fireplace sound ✰ Christmas fire, Full HD. Festivities saved.

You may just save a life. 

Source: Airnnow

Bob Ross: Christmas Eve Snow

Staff Writer, Katrina Chisveski
Art / Holidays

Bob Ross when he was teaching painting on PBS. 

The finished painting:

 You are missed.

Source: Youtube

The Holiday Reminder

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Holidays / Materialism

It’s the holidays again
and you are feeling blue
There are no presents
There is no tree
There is nothing around for you
The bitterness is not from the cold outside
but from your endless empty heart
Hopelessness has taken hold inside
Instead of sitting there wishing
for objects that do not matter
Be thankful for what you do have
for it is probably more than most
Look around and invite friends over
and raise such a clatter!
Drink with a merry toast to all
You do not have to have what is material
or need to feel discontent
As long as love and good cheer
is in everything you do everyday
So open your heart with happiness
and brighten the holidays with a smile
All you need is there for the taking
It is real and alive and waiting
but only if you believe in the goodwill
of all the inhabitants of the Earth
It’s not about religion
It’s not about money
It is the idea that we are more
than a shell of flesh and blood
we are so below as above
spirits with an abundance of love
so throw off the yoke of taking
and begin to receive what is yours
The holidays are not about things
It’s about if you care more for others
than what can be purchased from the stores.

Thank you
Have a wonderful Holiday Season 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

3 Interplanetary Shockwaves - Dec. 21-23, 2014

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz
Solar Storms / Shock Waves

Since December 17th, the sun has produced solar flares that have bombarded the Earth's atmosphere. Suspicious Observers' information has documented the strain on our magnetosphere:

This video utilized the SDO Satellite and NOAA Spaceweather Monitoring

Source: Suspicious Observers

Monday, December 22, 2014

AstroTheology: The Christmas You Were Never Told About

Staff Writer, Katrina Chiveski
Society / Religion 

Each holiday around the year, we are made to believe the unquestionable truth of that particular holy day. The church says. The bible says. 

The fact of the matter is that much of the meanings of our world have been cloaked in secrecy by others wishing to hoard power and control, for money and selfishness. 

It is time to unlearn the destructive brainwashing of organized religions and begin learning the personal power we all wield in this universe. The ancients knew that astrology, astrotheology taught lessons and showed us the power of our solar system. 
“Official history has been changed to hide the fact that the world has been controlled by the same interbreeding tribe for thousands of years. This is never more so than with the major religions. They all have inner and outer levels of knowledge. The inner level carries the secrets going back to the ancient Mystery schools of places like Sumer, Babylon and Egypt. These include the secrets of the bloodline and only the chosen few are initiated into this awareness. The outer level is where the secrets are hidden in code and allegory and sold, with a deity, to the masses as the 'truth'. Rosciusianism
If you want to learn about the real facts around holy days and the inner workings of religions, hold on to your hats: there is a lot to learn.

It is time humanity breaks out of its chains of man made religions and into higher spiritual purposes. 
There are actually in total 15 preChristian Gods had traits and stories exactly like Jesus Christ. For example, In 900 BC Krishna was born of a virgin with a star in the East signaling his coming. A tyrant slaughtered thousands of infants trying to kill the new born king. He was a teacher in the temple and a healer who performed miracles, was crucified between two thieves and resurrected from death. Around the same time period in Greece lived the God Attis, born of a virgin on December 25th .

He was martyred on a crucifix, died for 3 days and was resurrected.

Mithra was a Persian God circa 1200 BC who was born of a virgin on December 25th, traveled around with 12 disciples, performed miracles, died for 3 days and was resurrected. He was called the truth, the light, and was worshipped on Sunday.

The very same basic storyline that came out of Constantine’s Council of Nicea in 325 AD already existed for thousands of years.

“Christianity resembled certain elements of Roman belief, particularly the worship of Mithra, or Mithraism. As ‘Protector of the Empire,’ Mithra was closely tied to the sun gods, Helios and Apollo. Mithra's birthday on December 25, close to the winter solstice, became Jesus's birthday. Shepherds were to have witnessed Mithra's birth and were to have partaken in a last supper with Mithra before he returned to heaven. Mithra's ascension, correlating to the sun's return to prominence around the spring equinox, became the Christian holiday of Easter. 
Christians took over a cave-temple dedicated to Mithra in Rome on the Vatican Hill, making it the seat of the Catholic Church. The Mithraic high priest's title, Pater Patrum, soon became the title for the bishop of Rome, Papa or Pope. The fathers of Christianity explained the remarkable similarities of Mithraism as the work of the devil, declaring the much older legends of Mithraism to be an insidious imitation of the one true faith.”
Helen Ellerbe, “The Dark Side of Christian History” (223)
The end to worshiping ancient gods renamed into current incarnations must be halted for humanity's sake. It only benefits the few. The rest of us experience war, famine, and ignorance. That price is too heavy to be paid.

Source: Stillness in the Storm

Thursday, December 18, 2014

DYI: Teach Yourself Anything

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
DYI / Education

Ever wondered how to do something instead of hiring an expensive handyman? Here are a list of skill sets that everyone should have at the ready: 
  1. Make MagazineIf you’re looking to turn your old laptop into something cool, or find new and inventive ways to spruce up your home, you’ll find loads of ideas on this site.
  2. What the CraftWith a little instruction from this site you can create hand-tailored clothes or great new pillows for your couch.
  3. SkillvidsSave money on costly home repairs by learning how to do them yourself on this site.
  4. Jonko Online Auto RepairHere, you’ll find some instructional help on fixing all the little things that can go wrong with your car.
  5. DoItYourself.comWhether you’re trying to sell your home or manage your finances, you’ll find some helpful guidance here.
  6. Fix ExpertLearn some of the basics of car maintenance and repair from this site.
  7. Easy2DIYWant to know how to lay carpet? Fix your leaky dishwasher? You’ll find that and more here.
  8. Free DIY TutorialsVisit this site to learn how to construct a range of sewing and crafting projects.
  9. The Bicycle TutorWhy pay someone to fix your bike when you can do it yourself? This site can teach you how.
  10. Grovetech PC Repair and MaintenanceCheck out this site to learn how to do some basic PC repairs like adding additional RAM and cleaning off all those nasty viruses.
  11. ReadyMadeThis site can help you learn to build things you never knew you could do on your own.
  12. Hack a DayEmbrace your creative side with these hacks that help you learn to reuse the junk around your house in cool new ways.
  13. HowtopediaWith loads of tips on how to make your DIY projects greener, this site will help you make your home and the earth a little better at the same time

Source: Earth We Are One

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Evidence of Revision (The Assassination of America) - Part 1

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
History / Government

Evidence of Revision is a six part documentary containing historical, original news footage revealing that the most seminal events in recent American history have been deeply and purposefully misrepresented to the public. Footage and interviews provide an in-depth exploration of events ranging from the Kennedy assassinations to the Jonestown massacre, and all that lies between. The footprints left in this archival footage reveal the coordinated, clandestine sculpting of the America we know today. Evidence of Revision proves once and for all that history has been revised even as it was written!  
Made available to you by and QFG Inc.

Source: TheSOTTReport

Winning by Losing: the Rod Class Update 11-25-14

Staff Writer, R. Patrick Chapman
Law / Courts 

Isn't it time we began taking prosecutors and judges to task and remove them from office? 

Rod Class is under “House-Arrest.” His court paperwork has been sealed. It would have overturned all of the court cases that came before, because of the corruption. Even though he was right, he was forced to take a plea-bargain of “guilty.”
They cannot allow him to “WIN.” [Even though he was right]
Oh, the natives should NOT stand for this at all!
He mentions the difference between “Private” and “Public.”
There is a big difference.
The United States Codes do NOT apply to us!
He mentions the “Trading With The Enemy Act of 1917.”
It was amended in the Emergency Banking Act of 1933 where it now excluded US citizens, making all of us enemies & belligerents. (to the now foreign owned/controlled US Corporation)
He mentions blanket Oath violations.
“Statutes” only apply to those who take an Oath.
His first judge walked off, and never came back.
There is “ZERO” to trust about this “government.”
It’s not a “government” by any stretch of the imagination.

Source: Sovereign Inhabitant

U.S. Radiation Report 23 Nov 2014

Staff Writer, J.J. West
Radiation / Fukushima Fall Out

Phoenix and Tucson's radiation levels increased the week before Thanksgiving. What is going on? When is the United States going to get serious about Fukushima?
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RadNet radiation monitors have detected renewed surges in air readings of dangerous beta radiation across the country. Over a dozen metropolitan test sites registered four-month highs.

Impacted cities include San Diego, Bakersfield, Phoenix, Amarillo, Montgomery and Madison. Some of these sites recorded beta readings literally going off the chart at 1,000 total beta counts per minute (CPM). and others including experts and manufacturers, consider 100 CPM to be an alarm trigger. Many American cities surpassed this threshold in this latest reporting period.

Source: EnviroReporter

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Necronomicon, Government Murder and Nazi Occultism with Peter Levenda

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
News / Government

Author Peter Levenda delves into the hidden world of occult forces – from the Necronomicon and Nazi occultism to the Son of Sam killings and predetermined assassinations.

The interview kicks off with Peter addressing the widespread speculation that he is the secret author of the Necronomicon – the fictional grimoire referenced in works by horror author H.P. Lovecraft. The purported magical textbook’s author is unknown, although an introduction does appear by a man identified only as “Simon.” Peter says he indeed knows who Simon is, but it is definitely not him.

He explains that at the time the Necronomicon was discovered, he was involved with a number of “mysterious churches” in New York City during the late ‘60s, and that it was through one of these that the book came to light.

One reason these churches became so popular at the time is because young men who joined them were given a deferment to avoid having to fight in the Vietnam War.

“I believe it was a retranslation of something older than the text itself,” he said about the Necronomicon manuscript. “Because a lot of the prayers, to us looked like gibberish. It wasn’t Greek, and it wasn’t any language that we could readily identify.”

Peter explains that after consulting with other experts on the manuscript, it became clear that the origins were Babylonian, Akkadian or Sumerian. “We began to realize that we were looking at something which was a survival of something that was much, much older.”

Speaking about the Son of Sam shootings in New York in the ‘70s by serial killer David Berkowitz, Peter said that he and many of his friends and colleagues in and around Brooklyn at that time were completely convinced that there was an entire Son of Same cult, and that other people were involved in the killings.

He specifically cites one cult called the Process Church of the Final Judgement – a breakoff of the Church of Scientology – which was later found to be connected to the Son of Sam.

“In the years since then, members of the Process church have come out and acknowledged that Berkowitz was part of this, that they were a part of this cult that was going around and killing people, basically.”

While Berkowitz is still sitting in jail for his crimes and will never be released before he dies, Peter says he has since come clean about the killings he did carry out and the ones he did not.

“We knew that there were killings that were sort of off from the other killings, we knew that there had to be more than one person doing it, and as it turns out I think we’ve been proven right. The Son of Sam killings were part of a cult, New York was full of this kind of activity at that time – it was replete – the witchcraft phenomenon had just started.”

Peter – who is known for his many writings on esoteric Hitlerism and Nazism as it relates to the occult – says his interest in the topic stems from his fascination with extreme politics and extreme religion – which often times go hand-in-hand.

The author’s book Unholy Alliance is an examination of Nazi involvement in the Occult and Peter said his research came in large part form documents found in the National Archives.

“There had been so many books until then that had been speculation, or just stuff made up out of whole cloth. And I was so relieved when I accidentally found a lot of microfilm footage at the National Archives in Washington, that demonstrate that Nazis were fascinated – even obsessed – with occultism and esotericism.”

He reveals that initially that material was just going to make up one chapter of his book Sinister Forces, but when he started digging through the material, it “got out of hand” with so much information to write about.

“When you’re looking at the most hated group of people in the 20th century – at least to us in the West – were the Nazis. They are the symbols of evil, and yet they were really just a cult they were not a political party, the way we understand it. The Nazi party was a cult, and that’s really what it was, that’s why it exists today, that’s why it’s managed to persist.”

Watch the full interview to also hear Peter’s thoughts on the media portrayals of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as well as his belief that the assassination of John F. Kennedy was prefigured even before the future U.S. president was born.

Source: Buzzsaw