Secret Society Ties Bush And Kerry
- The Secret Society That Ties Bush And Kerry
Revelations That Leading Candidates For The US Presidency Were
"Skull And Bones" Members Have Provoked Claims Of Elitism
By Charles Laurence
The Telegraph - UK
NEW YORK -- The "tomb" stands dark and hulking at the heart of the
Yale University campus, almost windowless, and shuttered and
padlocked in the thick snow of winter storms.
Built to mimic a Greco-Egyptian temple, it is the headquarters of
the Order of the Skull and Bones, America's most elite and elusive
secret society - and it has become the unlikely focus of this year's
presidential election. It turns out that four leading contestants
for the White House in November's election were 1960s undergraduates
at Yale: President Bush and Democratic rivals Governor Howard Dean,
Sen John Kerry and Sen Joseph Lieberman.
What is more, two are "Bonesmen". Both Sen Kerry, now the Democrat
front runner, and President Bush belong to the 172-year-old society,
which aims to get its members into positions of power. This
presidential election seems destined to become the first in history
to pit one Skull and Bones member against another.
The phenomenon of the "Yalies", as Yale alumni are known, has
provoked an intense debate over apparent elitism among Americans
amazed that - in a democracy of almost 300 million people - the
battle for power should be waged among candidates drawn from the
4,000 who graduated from Yale in four different years of the 1960s.
"To today's Yale undergraduates it seems quite extraordinary," said
Jacob Leibenluft, a student and a reporter on the Yale Daily News,
the campus newspaper. "For some it's a source of pride, to others
it's a source of shame."
In fact Yale, with annual tuition fees of $28,400 (£16,000), has
long sent graduates to the top of all professions from the campus in
New Haven, Connecticut, where it was founded in 1731.
The Skull and Bones is the most exclusive organisation on campus.
Members have ranged from President William Taft to Henry Luce, the
founder of the Time-Life magazine empire, and from Averill Harriman,
the businessman and diplomat, to the first President George Bush.
Alexandra Robbins, a Yale graduate and author of a book on the Skull
and Bones, Secrets of the Tomb, said: "It is staggering that so many
of the candidates are from Yale, and even more so that we are
looking at a presidential face-off between two members of the Skull
and Bones. It is a tiny club with only 800 living members and 15 new
members a year.
"But there has always been a sentiment at Yale to push students into
public service, an ethos of the elite making their way through the
corridors of power - and the sole purpose of the Bones is power."
The four candidates' time at Yale spans the period from 1960, when
Sen Lieberman began his studies, through Sen Kerry's arrival in 1962
and Mr Bush's two years later, to 1971, when Mr Dean graduated - a
period that swung through the bright hopes of the Kennedy presidency
to tumult and bitterness over Vietnam.
Mr Lieberman and Mr Kerry served on the same committee to oppose
resistance to the Vietnam war draft, but otherwise the four appear
not to have known each other at the time. They all studied history
and political science, however, and had some of the same professors
and academic mentors.
Robert Dahl, the then head of the political science department,
said: "Many of us had the sense we were preparing future leaders,
but I don't think any of us had any idea we were teaching so many
While at Yale all four showed hints of the varying character traits
that would eventually propel them, on different paths, towards the
top of American politics.
Mr Lieberman, the grandson of immigrants, arrived from a state
school, probably a beneficiary of an unofficial 10 per cent quota of
places for Jews that Yale then operated. Politically ambitious, he
chaired the Yale Daily News, the most sought-after student position
Sen Kerry is remembered as "running for president since freshman
year". One of his contemporaries said: "He was obsessed by politics
to the exclusion of all else. At that age, it's a bit creepy." He
dated Janet Auchincloss, the half-sister of Jackie Kennedy, the
First Lady, won the presidency of the Yale Political Union, and was
initiated into the Skull and Bones before joining the United States
Navy for service in Vietnam.
In laid-back contrast, Mr Bush achieved only a "C" grade
academically and took little interest in politics. He joined
a "sports jock" fraternity and followed his father into the Skull
By the time Mr Dean arrived in 1967, Yale was admitting women and
setting more store by applicants' academic merit than their social
background. The future Vermont governor showed a disdain for Yale
politics and resigned from a fraternity order in a dispute over a
Whether the four men's Yale backgrounds is a plus with voters is
uncertain. Mr Dean seems embarrassed, once saying he studied "in New
Haven, Connecticut" to avoid mentioning Yale by name. Mr Bush makes
light of his student years, apparently revelling in his reputation
for socialising, not studying.
The Skull and Bones connection is more troublesome. Mr Kerry laughed
nervously when questioned about his and Mr Bush's membership on
television. "You both were members of the Skull and Bones; what does
that tell us?" he was asked. "Yup. Not much," he replied.
Not surprisingly, the club's rituals fascinate many Americans.
Robbins's book describes a social club with arcane rules, a hoard of
relics ranging from Hitler's silver collection to the skull of the
Indian chief Geronimo - plus a resident prostitute.
She says initiation rites include a mud-wrestling bout, receiving a
beating and the recitation by a new member of his sexual history -
delivered while he lies naked in a coffin. Elevation of a Bonesman
creates opportunities for his fellows, and Robbins says that
President Bush has appointed 10 members to his administration,
including the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
She recently surveyed 100 of the estimated 800 living Bonesmen on
their preferred election winner - Sen Kerry or President Bush.
Perhaps not surprisingly, given that both are pledged to advance the
interests of fellow Bonesmen, "They answered that they didn't care.
Whichever way it went, it was a win-win for them."
© Copyright of Telegraph Group Limited 2004.
John Kerry's Roots
John Kerry is a practicing Catholic - but his Grandfather lived in
the Czech Republic and his name was Fritz Kohn, a Jew, who changed
his name to Kerry in 1902.
(Note - Kerry's allegience to Skull and Bones...and potentially to
Israel...are important issues for voters to consider as the primary
This information is from Robert Gaylon Ross:
Who's Who of the Elite : Members of the Bilderbergs,
Council on Foreign Relations, and Trilateral Commission
by Robert Gaylon Ross Sr.
Released: January, 2000
Note - Knowing Kerry's full (and all candidates') ethnic and
religious background...be it Protestant, Catholic, or Buddhist is
important information. From the major controversy over John
Kennedy's Catholic background and coming fast-forward to the current
zionist neocon 'dual loyalty' issue influencing the US government at
the highest levels, the American public needs to weigh everything
about each candidate before deciding who to support. Kerry's Skull
and Bones membership is (or should be), in and of itself, a huge
issue. America just might see a choice of Bonesmen on the ballot...
Senator John Kerry's Jewish roots and
membership in Skulls and Bones
La Voz de Aztlan
Los Angeles, Alta California - January 30, 2004 -
(ACN) La Voz de Aztlan has received startling
revelations that Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts,
and contender for the USA presidency, has Jewish
roots and is a card carrying member of the sinister
secret society at Yale University called Skull and
Skull and Bones, with headquarters on the campus of
Yale University, also includes President George Bush,
Bush's father and grandfather as members. The secret
society has bizarre and cultish initiation
ceremonies and there are credible allegations that
Prescott Bush, George's grandfather, personally
desecrated the grave of the Apache Chief Geronimo
and stole his skull.
Also, just recently, I uncovered evidence that
Prescott Bush paid a covert agent of the US
government, by the name of Emil L. Holmdahl,
$25,000 dollars for the skull of the legendary
Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa in 1926.
Holmdahl was arrested in Parral, Chihuahua for
desecrating Villa's tomb but high level interference
by the US State Department resulted in his release.
Alexandra Robbins, author and alumnus of Yale
University as well as others have maintain that the
skulls are now kept in a trophy cabinet inside the
headquarters of Skull and Bones located on the Yale
campus. There are currently efforts by Indian
tribes and Mexican groups to recover the skulls and
return them to their proper place.
There is no doubt that many Americans who see John
Kerry as a quintessential WASPish looking politician
with an Irish name will be shocked to learn that he
is actually, what Joel Kotkin of the Jewish Journal
of Greater Los Angeles calls, a "marrano" or a
hidden closeted Jew.
It turns out that two of Kerry's grandparents were
Jewish. John Kerry told the Boston Globe that has
known for 15 years that his paternal grandmother was
Jewish, but that he had no information on his
paternal grandfather's roots. Kerry's grandfather
was also born to a Jewish family. His grandfather,
Frederick Kerry, was born in the Czech Republic as
Fritz Kohn but changed his name when he immigrated
to the United States in 1905.
The worst and most damaging information is Kerry's
membership in the Satanic secret society Skulls and
Bones. We have already witnessed what Skull and Bones
member George Bush has done to Iraq. Do we want
another Skull and Bones member as president? It is
starting to look like the Reverend Al Sharpton may be
the best choice!
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La Voz de Aztlan
American Democrat hopefuls sticking to pro-Israel policies
By Nathan Guttman
23 January 2004
WASHINGTON - Surprising results this week in the Iowa primary have
caused the American Jewish community, and supporters of Israel in
the United States, to take a closer look at Democratic candidates
who have up to now been trailing the pack.
In past months, the Jewish community was preoccupied with then
front-runner Howard Dean. It monitored closely what appeared to be
worrisome comments made by Dean, particularly his reference to an
"evenhanded approach" toward the Middle East conflict. Though the
obsession with Dean obscured the other candidates, the other
Democratic Party hopefuls did not forget the Jewish community.
On Wednesday, Wesley Clark's staff organized a nationwide event
aimed at his Jewish supporters. In dozens of cities around the
country, rallies were held for Clark, and the retired general
greeted his supporters in conference calls. Clark tried to allay
Jewish voters' fears, most of them related to Israel. "I believe we
should take risks for peace, and we will reach peace in the Middle
East," Clark declared. He declined, however, to detail a peace plan.
He did take a hard line toward the Arab countries. "Years ago, I saw
that the Palestinians are teaching hate in classrooms, and I am also
worried about the Saudis preaching hate. When I am president, I will
take action against that," he stated.
Clark struck a similar chord in his comments on Iran. He anticipated
democratic reform in Tehran: "I am convinced that if we can get
Western culture and Western ideas that are suitable for the younger
generation [there], we will see a change in this society," he said.
Clark indicated also that Syria should undertake reforms.
While he is careful not to side with the conservatives in the Bush
administration who evince full or partial support for the military
option vis-a-vis Damascus, Clark recommended playing tough with the
Syrians. U.S. policy toward Damascus, he declared, should aim at
"breaking the grip of the extremists surrounding Bashar Assad. We
want to see there an evolution that will end the threat on Israel
and will enable them to reach a peace agreement with Israel, without
Israel having to give assets needed for its security."
As far as American Jews are concerned, the jury is still out on the
Democratic Party's new star, John Kerry. An experienced politician
with 18 years on the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee under his
belt, he has a solid record of supporting Israel. American Jewish
sources in Washington indicated that Kerry's comments in
off-the-record talks recall the approach adopted by the Clinton
administration: unqualified support for Israel, yet also insistence
that a resolution to the conflict with the Palestinians depends upon
Israeli concessions in the territories.
A few days after the Geneva Accord signing ceremony, Kerry praised
the draft peace proposal, ignoring the reservations of the Sharon
government. He has also proposed sending a special envoy to the
Middle East - and one of the names he has mentioned in this
connection is that of former Secretary of State James Baker.
In some American Jewish eyes, Baker is viewed has having been
instrumental in determining foreign policy that brought U.S.-Israel
relations to a low point.
The bottom line, says one seasoned political observer in Washington,
is that Israel has nothing to fear from Kerry, Clark or other
Democratic hopefuls. All of the candidates endorse their party's
supportive stance toward Israel, and the candidates are surrounded
by staff workers who are long-standing friends of Israel.
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