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SS Exodus carrying immigrants to Israel. The boat was targeted by Operation Embarrass.

1948 saw an intensifying of the Cold War, and a commencement of mind control research (Operation Chatter). The CIA became operational in 1958, after being signed in law by Harry Truman the previous year.

Cold War

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The RAND Corporation was formed in 1948, a think tank which remains closely affiliated to the Military-industrial complex.

CIA expansion

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In 1948, directive NSC 10/2 authorised the CIA to carry out covert actions anywhere in the world, specifically including "propaganda; economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition, and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance movements, guerrillas and refugee liberation groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world." By 1951, according to Walter Bedell Smith, the CIA covert operations had already "far exceeded" this.


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Parastate“The immediate concern of the United States was Europe, where it appeared that the French and Italian communist parties might be elected to power in 1948. From the beginning of the postwar era, Washington looked for assets and proxy armies of its own to combat the threat perceived from the Soviet Union and China. Some of these proxies like the the nationalist Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) troops in Burma or the Mafia's in Italy and Marseilles soon outgrew their US support to become de facto regional players or parastates, exhibiting some but not all of the properties of states in their own right. From 1945-1947, elements in the US army conspired to maintain contacts with former German anti-communists in Europe and their German army commander, General Reinhard Gehlen. 5 men were involved of whom 3 (William J. Donovan, Allen Dulles and Frank Wisner) were representatives of the Wall St. overworld and also of the New York Social Register which listed the members of New York high society. They were awaiting a new agency to succeed Donovan's Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and take over the Nazi's ethnic armies in Eastern Europe. But the idea of a centralised intelligence agency encountered fierce competitive opposition from the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover who was backed at first by elements of Army intelligence. Although it took 2 years to overcome their opponents, the Wall Street lawyers and bankers in Truman's administration succeeded in 1947 in establishing CIA, which would report to the president through the new National Security Council (NSC). This new agency, based on the precedent and personnel of the OSS had been urged on Washington by the War/Peace studies of the Council of Foreign Relations in the early 1940s. It was reinforced by a report commissioned in 1945 by Navy Secretary James V. Forrestal. The report was written by Ferdinand Eberstadt who like Forrestal was a private Wall Street banker from the investment bank, Dylan Reed. As CIA director Richard Helms narrates in his memoirs Allen Dulles, then a Republican lawyer in Sullivan and Cromwell in New York was recruited in 1946 to draft proposals for the shape and direction what was to become the new CIA. in 1947 Dulles promptly formed an advisory group of 6 men, all but one of whom were Wall St investment bankers or lawyers.”Peter Dale Scott



Operation Bootstrap19301970Between 1930 and 1970, around one third of all women in the US territory of Puerto Rico were sterilized
Tuskegee syphilis experiment19321972A murderous experiment which looked at the progression of syphilis. Subjects were told that they were being treated, while in fact treatment was denied them. Exposed after 40 years by a whistleblower who went to the press.
Morgenthau Plan16 September 19445 May 1955Proposal to destroy or remove Germany's industrial base.
Ratline19451960Channels where by prominent Nazis were spirited out of Europe to South America.
Operation Paperclip8 May 19451990A transfer of top German scientists to USA.
Guatemala syphilis experiment19461953A murderous experiment which infected healthy subjects with syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid and possibly other diseases.
Turkish Straits crisis19461953
Project CHATTER19471953CIA research focused on the identification and testing of drugs in interrogations and the recruitment of agents.
Cold War194726 September 1991The official narrative had 2 diametrically opposed systems locked in combat with one another since soon after WW2. Each of the "superpowers" and its team of allies needed to outdo each other by creating ever more and deadlier weapons, creating a kind of perpetual war for perpetual peace, with the warring parties engaging mainly in covert/proxy wars. Deep state interests blossomed in the climate of fear and paranoia.
Operation Embarrass14 February 19471948A false flag bombing campaign MI6 carried out to try to stem Jewish immigration.
Easter Crisis19481948a Cold War psychological operation to create the mood for Danish NATO membership
Marshall Plan19481951US initiative enacted in 1948 to provide foreign aid to post-war Western Europe that has reached mythological status in transatlantic circles. If one looks at the details, it becomes far less impressive in achieving its stated objectives.
Tylösand Summit1948
Operation Demagnetize19481980"The institutional hardening of Gladio", an expansion of Gladio in the late 1940s, early 1950s.
1948 Palestine war19481948
1948 Hague Congress7 May 194811 May 1948Landmark conference which had a profound influence on the shape of the European Movement. Many of the groups organizing the conference received covert funding from the CIA.
1948 Arab–Israeli War15 May 194810 March 1949


New Groups

Saarland UniversityLogo of Saarland University.pngResearch
Bilingual German university founded in 1948 in co-operation with France
Association of Chief Police OfficersACPO.pngA forum for chief police officers to share ideas and coordinate their strategic operational responses. Unaccountable to Parliament or the public by virtue of its limited company status.
Israel/Supreme CourtGroup.png
HürriyetGroup.pngNewspaperTurkish newspaper with Bilderberg habit
OEECGroup.pngIGOThe Organisation for European Economic Co-operation
Brandeis UniversityBrandeis University seal.svgMilitary ranksStrong liberal arts focus, closely connected to the Jewish community
Ruder FinnRuder Finn logo.pngPR agency known for its close ties to Israel and its decades of work for Philip Morris. It was also the main agency used to create war propaganda during the Croatian, Bosnian wars and Kosovo wars in the 1990s.
World Council of ChurchesWorld council of churches logo.gif
NAFSA: Association of International EducatorsNafsa.jpgThe world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange.
Operation GladioGladioEmblem.pngMilitary
Secret for over 40 years, Gladio is a NATO-backed network of armed soldiers inside the nations of Europe outside effective control of national governments. Ostensibly intended for use only in case of a Soviet invasion, Gladio carried out a string of false flag terror attacks. In 1990, the European parliament asked all member states to launch investigations, but only 5 national governments did so.
American Australian AssociationAmerican Australian Association.gifA group designed to create a cadre of influential Australians loyal to the United States
Operatiën en InlichtingenGladioEmblem.pngHit squadPrince Bernhard started this division that quite strangely - investigated, confirmed, and even covered up by the MiVD - had most of its weapons ending in the hands of the Dutch leading drug kingpins like Klaas Bruinsma. That Bruinsma and Bernhard are also linked in a pedophile sex ring is a third rail topic.
American Committee on United EuropeGroup.pngCIA front organization. Proves European unity movement was a heavily US-driven project.
Leonardo S.p.A.Leonardo logo.png8th biggest arms manufacturer in the world by sales
People's Bank of ChinaPBOC logo.pngCentral bankChina's central bank.
RANDMain.pngThink tankThe RAND Corporation is an influential US think-tank with extremely close links to the US military and the corporate sector. It emerged out of the alliance between big business and the state during the Second World War and played an important role in developing Cold War strategy. Today it conducts research into many areas of public policy but has a strong focus on security and international relations.
IsraelFlag of Israel.svgNation stateOnly country in the world to be founded, led and designated by and for Jewish people after the Holocaust. Zionists achieved this with forms of land grabbing, apartheid and murder of Palestinians, but saying that is apparently.... antisemitic...
Israel/Defense ForcesIdf logo.pngMilitaryBig force for a small country
Office of Policy CoordinationGroup.pngIntelligence agencyA forerunner of the CIA, "staffed by reckless adventurers"
South Korea/Deep stateSouth Korean Deep state.jpgA deep state created and strongly dominated by the US.
Kaiser Family FoundationKaiser Family Foundation logo.jpgBig Pharma front conducting market research for drug roll-outs.
FDPLogo der Freien Demokraten.svgGerman liberal party
Office of Scientific IntelligenceGroup.png


Groups that were Wound Up

LehiLogo of the Lehi movement.svg


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TitleBornDiedPlace of deathSummaryDescription
Edward Stanley18651948Knowsley Hall
Mahatma Gandhi2 October 186930 January 1948India
Indian non-violent revolutionary sage
Thomas Lamont30 September 18702 February 1948Banker
Samuel Bush4 October 18638 February 1948Ohio
BusinesspersonBush family patriarch, from a wealthy background, who got into railroads and then finance.
Jorge Eliécer Gaitán23 January 19039 April 1948Colombia
PoliticianColombian presidential candidate assassinated by the CIA in 1948
Rupert Blue30 March 186812 April 1948US
South Carolina
DoctorUS Surgeon General of the United States during he Spanish flu. President of the Rockefeller-dominated American Medical Association.
Herry Dexter White9 October 189216 August 1948New Hampshire
Charles Evans Hughes11 April 186227 August 1948Massachusetts
Charles Beard27 November 18741 September 1948Historian
Edvard Beneš28 May 18843 September 1948Politician
Reginald Holland15 March 187614 September 1948Deep state operative
Folke Bernadotte2 January 189517 September 1948JerusalemDiplomatA member of the Swedish Royal family appointed as UN Mediator in Palestine on 14 May 1948, assassinated by members of the Stern Gang on the orders of its then leader Yitzhak Shamir (who was later Prime Minister of Israel). Nobody was prosecuted for his assassination.



TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummaryDescription
Gordon Kerr1948Scotland
Nonie Darwish1948Egypt
Robin Ramsay1948Scotland
Robin Ramsay is co-founder and editor of the Lobster Magazine. He writes about politics, para-politics and deep Politics.
Frederic Whitehurst1948Whistleblower
Forensic scientist
Graeme MacQueen1948Canada
Nova Scotia
25 April 2023Academic
Canadian academic and 9-11 dissident who participated in the 9/11 Consensus Panel.
Michael Harris1948Journalist
Investigative journalist who attended the 1996 Bilderberg conference. Cancelled from corporate media after criticizing Israel.
Francisco Luzon Lopez1 January 1948Spain
El Cañavate
17 February 2021Banker
Spanish banker who attended Bilderberg/1995 before in 1996 getting leading position in Banco Santander.
Cengiz Çandar1948JournalistTurkish journalist with Middle East as expertise area
Barbara Wise194829 November 1996Clinton body countAssociate of John Huang who was found bruised and partially nude in a locked office at Commerce. "No obvious signs of foul play". Cause of death unknown.
Rüşdü Saraçoğlu1948Turkey
Central bankerTurkish central banker, Koç Holding, Trilateral Commission.
Michael Sulick1948New York
Ayşe Soysal1948MathematicianAttended Bilderberg at end of career
Simon Murdoch1948DiplomatActing chief executive and director of the GCSB for a while
Aharon Zeevi Farkash1948Spook
Olin L. Wethington1948
Michael Howard (Occultist)19482015Author
English prolific author on folklore, paganism, and esoteric topics
Ayaad Assaad1948Biologist
Victor Bulmer-Thomas1948London
Deep state operative
UK academic and Latin America specialist. Director at Chatham House from 2001 until 2006.
Franz Klein1948Saarbrücken21 November 2020Businessperson
COVID-19/Premature death
German business leader and vocal lock-down critic
Max Warburg Jr.1948BankerGrandson of Max Warburg Sr., MSC regular, banker
Judith Miller2 January 1948Author
Deep state functionary
Carried the can for the fraudulent story about Iraq's WMD
Gordon Campbell12 January 1948Vancouver
British Columbia
David Oddsson17 January 1948Iceland
PoliticianSix time Bilderberger Icelandic politician
Marco Tronchetti Provera18 January 1948BusinesspersonItalian businessman who attended the 1993 and 2004 Bilderbergs
Frank McKenna19 January 1948Apohaqui
New Brunswick
Canadian businessman and money manager, former Ambassador to the US, 10 Bilderbergs spanning 1994 and 2013
Natan Sharansky20 January 1948Soviet Union
Former dissident of the Soviet Union, neocon, Bilderberg, Le Cercle
Liz Lynne22 January 1948WokingPoliticianA member of the European Parliament
Rupert L. Pennant-Rea23 January 1948Banker
Elliott Abrams24 January 1948New YorkPolitician
Deep state actor
A deep politician heavily involved in the Iran-Contra affair, given a pardon by George H. W. Bush
Joseph W. Westphal26 January 1948Chile
Zhou Xiaochuan29 January 1948Yixing
Banker11th governor of the Peoples Bank of China
Sixten Korkman3 February 1948Finland
Single Bilderberger Finnish economist with high profile in corporate media.
Paul O'Sullivan3 February 1948Sydney
New South Wales
ASIO Director-General of Security
Elco Brinkman5 February 1948Netherlands
PoliticianDutch politician
Josef Ackermann7 February 1948Walenstadt
Canton of St. Gallen
Chairman of Deutsche Bank, G30, Bilderberg Steering Committee
Guy Standing9 February 1948Academic
UK academic interested in basic income who attended the 2016 Bilderberg
Thérèse Delpech11 February 1948Versailles17 January 2012Propagandist
Deep state operative
French representative of a neoconservative/transatlantic clique that took control over the political and strategic direction of France in the 1990s. Attended the 2012 Bilderberg
Nicholas Soames12 February 1948Croydon
PoliticianUK politician and businessman.
Lord Carlile12 February 1948Lawyer
Alexander Carlile12 February 1948Lawyer
Ray Kurzweil12 February 1948New YorkAuthor
Deep state operative
American futurist and in-house shill for Google
Christoffer Taxell14 February 1948Finland
Grey eminence decision-maker in the Finnish economy
Pim Fortuyn19 February 1948Netherlands
6 May 2002PoliticianAn assassinated Dutch politician
John Browne (Executive)20 February 1948Germany
UK businessman and former CEO of BP. He proposed a merger of Shell and BP at the 2004 Bilderberg.
Felix Gutzwiller22 February 1948Switzerland
Swiss Bilderberger public health leader. In March 2020 was on TV answering public questions about COVID-19
Jonas Hafström27 February 1948Diplomat
Bill Jeffrey28 February 1948Spook
Civil servant
A former Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator
Jeff KennettMarch 1948Australia
Victoria (Australia)
Politician[Premier of Victoria
Gianfelice Rocca2 March 1948Italy
BusinesspersonTriple Bilderberg Italian billionaire businessman.
Reed Hundt3 March 1948Ann Arbor
Federal Communications Commission Chairman, then consultancy firm McKinsey and Covington & Burling
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