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Wednesday October 11th, 2006
CIA responsibility in the Barbados posted 10/11/2006, 11:16 PM (Granma)
[Category: History]
IT was 1967. The counterrevolution in Cuba had been crushed. The JM-Wave CIA station in Miami gradually began limiting its dirty war operations against Cuba after long years of crime and aggression. The communications radar and heavy machine guns were dismantled, along with the 57mm recoilless rif... (more)

Tuesday October 10th, 2006

U.S. Aid Helps N. Korea Build Nukes, Congress Told posted 10/10/2006, 11:17 PM (CNS News)
[Category: History] - 17 April, 2000 - North Korea's nuclear production capacity will increase from a dozen nuclear bombs a year to 65 a year by 2010, thanks in large part to American taxpayer money, two renowned U.S. nuclear scientists told congressional leaders last week.

North Korea observers have long suspected the communist dictatorship is using Western humanitarian aid to starving North Koreans to feed Kim Jong Il's million-man army.

But an aid policy initiated by the
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Tuesday September 19th, 2006

JFK Doodle Predicted "9-11 Conspiracy" posted 09/19/2006, 11:26 PM (Prison Planet)
[Category: History]
A strange Associated Press article about presidential scribblings makes a bizarre reference to a John F. Kennedy doodle in which he seemingly predicted a "9-11 conspiracy" 40 years before it happened.

AP out of the Houston Chronicle reports,

"President Kennedy, known for separating his life into compartments, would enclose words and numbers inside circles and boxes. Events long after his death
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Tuesday September 5th, 2006

CIA Helped Nazi Eichmann Hide posted 09/05/2006, 11:38 PM (Spiegel)
[Category: History]
American and West German intelligence remained silent about the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in the 1950s to protect anti-communist operations, according to newly declassified US archives.

The United States and West Germany knew of the location and alias of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann two years before his capture, according to CIA documents released on Tuesday.

The newly declassified intelligence archives reveal that the CIA was told by West
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Cardinal says Pope John Paul was spied on posted 09/05/2006, 11:30 PM (Reuters)
[Category: History]
ROME - Pope John Paul was spied on by Vatican informers working for the Polish secret services in the communist era, a Polish cardinal was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Cardinal Joseph Glemp, archbishop of Warsaw, was quoted as telling Italy’s ANSA news agency that John Paul was the target of espionage between his election in 1978 and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

John Paul was “spied on, and how,” ANSA quoted Glemp as saying in Assisi, where he was attending
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Saturday August 26th, 2006

Montezuma's revenge: Cannibalism in the age of The Conquistadors posted 08/26/2006, 6:01 PM (The Independent)
[Category: History]
When Cortez led the Spanish to victory over the Aztecs 500 years ago, the indigenous population gave up without a fight. Or so the story goes. But new evidence suggests that some of the invaders suffered a grisly fate.

As every Mexican schoolchild knows, theirs is a nation forged nearly 500 years ago by the conquests of a Spanish adventurer named Hernando Cortez who subdued the once-proud Aztec Empire with just a few hundred men. They also know that Cortez was helped by European d
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Friday August 25th, 2006

Scion of traitors and warlords: why Bush is coy about his Irish links: Tapestry artist reveals ancestors of US president as murderous bunch posted 08/25/2006, 9:41 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: History]
It is perhaps not the best omen for US foreign affairs. Local historians in Wexford have discovered that George Bush is a descendant of Strongbow, the power-hungry warlord who led the Norman invasion of Ireland thus heralding 800 years of mutual misery. With a long line of Scots Irish presidents including Woodrow Wilson, the Irish are normally quick to claim US leaders as their own. But, despite President Bush's large Ulster Scots vote in the American Bible belt, Ireland had let his family escap... (more)

The secret persuaders posted 08/25/2006, 9:33 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: History]
It was 1940, the Nazis were in the ascendant, the Blitz at its deadliest, and Britain's last hope was to bring a reluctant United States into the war. So it was that the largest covert operation in UK history was launched. William Boyd sheds light on a forgotten spy ring

"British Security Coordination". The phrase is bland, almost defiantly ordinary, depicting perhaps some sub-committee of a minor department in a lowly Whitehall ministry. In fact BSC, as it was generally kn
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Monday August 14th, 2006

John Loftus On Prescott Bush's Ties To Hitler posted 08/14/2006, 11:18 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: History]

Wednesday August 9th, 2006

JFK Speech on Secret Societies and Freedom of the Press posted 08/09/2006, 8:17 PM (HannibalLectorsmith, YouTube)
[Category: History]

NOTE: This video contains some graphic images

Thats right, old JFK says everything thats happening now is basically...well... unamerican...

This is an excerpt from his speech "President and the Press."
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Hitler bested God by 2 commandments posted 08/09/2006, 8:08 PM (UPI)
[Category: History]
HAMBURG, Germany, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Although he hated organized religion, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler rewrote the Christian bible and added two commandments.

In 1941, some 100,000 Third Reich bibles called "Germans with God" were distributed to Germany's churches, and while most were destroyed by devout Christians during the war, a copy was recently found in a Hamburg church, the Daily Mirror reported Tuesday.

The most notable additions to the 10 Commandments were: "Hono
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Monday August 7th, 2006

Atomic Coverup Redux: 61 Years After the First Bombs Fell posted 08/07/2006, 8:38 PM (Editor and Publisher)
[Category: History]
With nuclear dangers growing again, there is still much to learn from the only two uses of atomic weapons in war. Now comes word of a forthcoming book that compiles the long-suppressed dispatches written by famed reporter George Weller, the first American to arrive in Nagasaki after the bombing.

By Greg Mitchell

(August 06, 2006) -- One year ago, just before the 60th anniversary of the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, E&P described, for the first time in th
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Sunday July 23rd, 2006

It all started September 11 - not 2001 - but 1922 posted 07/23/2006, 10:07 PM (The Truth will set you Free)
[Category: History]
A chilling documentary of Israeli occupation of Palestine that begins with Balfour's infamous declaration and culminates in a brutal escalation that threatens to plunge the world into darkness.

This ten minute preview reveals the gruesome and deadly hand of racism in Israel, in all its brutal glory. Watch the full movie at WE.

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Tuesday July 4th, 2006

The Plot To Overthrow FDR: America's Hidden History posted 07/04/2006, 10:20 PM (Information Clearing House)
[Category: History]
The Plot To Overthrow FDR reveals how, inspired by political trends in Germany and Italy, this group conceived of a plan to either overthrow the newly-elected president or force him to take orders from them. They envisioned a paramilitary organization of disgruntled WWI veterans as the force to intimidate the government. The man they chose to inspire and lead this veteran's army was retired Marine General Smedley D. Butler

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the Presidency in 193
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Monday July 3rd, 2006

Israeli Roots of Hamas posted 07/03/2006, 7:40 PM (Prison Planet)
[Category: History]
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Friday June 30th, 2006

Britain mulled nuclear strike on China over Hong Kong in 1961 posted 06/30/2006, 6:09 PM (AFP)
[Category: History]
Britain discussed the possibility of a nuclear attack on China in 1961 to defend Hong Kong, its former colony, secret documents from the British government revealed Friday.

Letters circulated to then prime minister Harold Macmillan recommended nuclear force as the only real alternative to abandoning the territory in the event of an attack by the neighbouring Chinese.

British officials discussed how to ensure that Beijing understood any attack would be met by the Uni
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Thursday June 29th, 2006

Hawaii's Last Queen posted 06/29/2006, 11:48 PM (Information Clearing House)
[Category: History]
On January 16, 1893, four boatloads of United States Marines armed with Gatling guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition came ashore in Honolulu, capital of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii. As the Royal Hawaiian band played a concert at the Hawaiian Hotel, 162 troops marched through the streets of Honolulu, heading for the palace. The Queen of Hawaii, Lili'uokalani, looked down from her balcony as the troops took up their positions.

The following day, she surrendered at gunpoi
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Saturday June 24th, 2006

Terror Storm posted 06/24/2006, 12:20 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: History]

This is Alex Jones' explosive new movie exposing both 7/7 and 9/11 as False Flag Self Inflicted Attacks. This film provides historical ba
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Wednesday June 21st, 2006

Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings: Volume I: The New Atlantis posted 06/21/2006, 7:20 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: History]

This video unfolds the fascinating history behind the founding of America, and exposes the esoteric underbelly of its design. Why is Washington D.C. build on the 77th Meridian? Are the Revolutionary War cities really built in perfect alignment with Stonehenge? If
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Sunday June 18th, 2006

JFK Secret Society Speech posted 06/18/2006, 9:00 PM (Infowars)
[Category: History]
Listen to this incredible audio recording of a speech made by JFK before the American Newspaper Publishers Association where he warns the press about the secret societies that are the real power in global affairs.... (more)

Tuesday June 13th, 2006

Book links Begin to 1952 plot to kill then-German Chancellor Adenauer posted 06/13/2006, 7:27 PM (Haaretz)
[Category: History]
Former prime minister Menachem Begin played a central role in a failed attempt to assassinate then-West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, with the objective of sabotaging the reparations agreement in the works with Israel, according to the journal of Eliezer Sudit, one of the men who carried out the attempted hit.

Sudit's journal, which was published in a limited number of copies only, came into the possession of the Israel correspondent for the German daily, the Frankfurter Allg
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Tuesday June 6th, 2006

Documents show CIA covered up Nazi war criminals during Cold War posted 06/06/2006, 9:33 PM (AP)
[Category: History]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to win the Cold War, the CIA kept quiet about the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in the 1950s for fear he might expose undercover anti-communist efforts in West Germany, according to documents released Tuesday.

The 27,000 pages released by the National Archives are among the largest post-World War II declassifications by the CIA. They offer a window into the shadowy world of U.S. intelligence — and the efforts to use former Nazi war cr
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Monday June 5th, 2006

Saddam: America's Best Enemy (video) posted 06/05/2006, 7:37 PM (Information Clearing House)
[Category: History]
A video documentary by Jacques Charmelot & Arnaud Hamelin

Historical account of the relationship between America and Saddam Hussein. Reveals the complicity of America in Saddam's atrocities. Forty years of secrets, incomprehension and incompetence led to the occupation of Iraq
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Friday June 2nd, 2006

The Montana Sedition Project posted 06/02/2006, 10:19 PM (
[Category: History]
Imagine going down to your local brewpub or coffee shop. You meet some friends. The talk turns to the war. You criticize the President and his wealthy supporters. Next thing you know, a couple of husky fellows at the next table grab you, hustle you out the door and down to the local police station. You are arrested on a charge of sedition.... (more)

Thursday June 1st, 2006

British Government pays £100,000 over Nerve Gas Death posted 06/01/2006, 6:56 PM (The Epoch Times)
[Category: History]
The family of an ex-RAF pilot who died in 1950s nerve gas experiments at Porton Down military research centre won £100,000 in compensation from the government last week.

Twenty year-old Ronald Maddison died in 1953 after liquid sarin was dripped onto his arm in cold war-era chemical weapons experiments. For more than 50 years Mr Maddison's family have pressed the Ministry of Defence to apologise and account for his death. The settlement comes as the MoD accepts "gross negligence"
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Geronimo's family call on Bush to help return his skeleton posted 06/01/2006, 6:54 PM (The Independent)
[Category: History]
The great grandson of the Apache leader Geronimo has appealed to the big chief in the White House to help recover the remains of his famous relative - purportedly stolen more than 90 years ago by a group of students - including the President's grandfather.

The story that members of Yale University's secret Skull and Bones society took the remains - including a skull and femur - from the burial site in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has long been part of the university's lore. But a univers
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Tuesday May 30th, 2006

Orwell's comrade in Spain 'was double spy' posted 05/30/2006, 9:14 PM (London Telegraph)
[Category: History]
George Orwell's commander and close confidant in the Spanish Civil War was an agent for both MI5 and the Vichy regime that controlled France on behalf of the Nazis, new research has revealed.

Georges Kopp - who biographers of the great socialist writer previously believed had an affair with Orwell's first wife, Eileen - had fought in Spain as a company commander of the POUM, the Marxist militia that attracted Orwell in 1936.

Papers discovered by a Belgian researcher
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Saturday May 27th, 2006

More Vietnam War Papers Released: Kissinger Told China U.S. Could Accept Communist Takeover posted 05/27/2006, 10:40 PM (AP)
[Category: History]
Henry A. Kissinger quietly acknowledged to China in 1972 that Washington could accept a communist takeover of South Vietnam if that evolved after a withdrawal of U.S. troops -- even as the war to drive back the communists dragged on with mounting deaths.

President Richard M. Nixon's envoy told Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai: "If we can live with a communist government in China, we ought to be able to accept it in Indochina."

Kissinger's blunt remarks surfaced from a col
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Tuesday May 23rd, 2006

Dracula Castle to Be Returned to Owner (The Hapsburgs) posted 05/23/2006, 8:25 PM (AP)
[Category: History]
BUCHAREST, Romania — More than 60 years after it was seized by communists, the Romanian government is to hand back one of the country's most popular tourist sites, the fabled Dracula Castle, to its former owner, the culture minister said Tuesday.

The hand-over ceremony will take place Friday noon in the 14th century castle's museum deep within the fortress in Transylvania, said minister Adrian Iorgulescu at a news conference.

The castle, worth an estimated US$25 mil
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"The Hapsburgs ruled Romania for a period starting in the late 17th century". Actually, they ruled over half the world for centuries.

Tuesday May 9th, 2006

Skeleton in the Bush family cupboard posted 05/09/2006, 4:01 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: History]
One of America's great historical controversies intensifed yesterday with the publication of fresh evidence that members of an elite secret society may have dug up the remains of the Indian leader Geronimo and displayed his skull in their headquarters.

Rumours that half a dozen members of the Skull & Bones society at Yale University - including President George W Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush - dug up the grave of the legendary Apache leader during the First World War have exe
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Yale Historian Finds Geronimo Clue: 'Lends validity to the lore that Yale University's ultra-secret Skull and Bones society swiped the skull of American Indian leader Geronimo' posted 05/09/2006, 4:01 PM (AP)
[Category: History]
HARTFORD, Conn. - A Yale University historian has uncovered a 1918 letter that seems to lend validity to the lore that Yale University's ultra-secret Skull and Bones society swiped the skull of American Indian leader Geronimo.

The letter, written by one member of Skull and Bones to another, purports that the skull and some of the Indian leader's remains were spirited from his burial plot in Fort Sill, Okla., to a stone tomb in New Haven that serves as the club's headquarters.
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Friday May 5th, 2006

Apartheid army's secrets made public posted 05/05/2006, 1:12 PM (Aljazeera)
[Category: History]
A report detailing white South Africa's deadly military involvement during apartheid's dying days has been made public for the first time.

The Steyn report, compiled by a top apartheid general for FW De Klerk, South Africa's last white president, details how the army helped destabilise the country during the turbulent early 1990s.

"The report contains a list of military and other suspects, which, now that it is in the public arena, puts pressure on the authorities
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Thursday May 4th, 2006

May Day and the 'Posthumous' Influence of the Illuminati posted 05/04/2006, 4:08 PM (Conspiracy Archive)
[Category: History]
Secret societies do nothing without multiple layers of esoteric meaning; symbolism is of vital importance. It was in this tradition that Adam Weishaupt founded the Illuminati on May 1st, 1776. When we look at the doctrine of the Illuminati, it becomes clear that the choice of May Day for its birth was no coincidence.... (more)

Thursday April 20th, 2006

Esoteric secrets, Scottish Freemasonry and the building of the American dream posted 04/20/2006, 3:17 PM (The Scotsman)
[Category: History]
Pictured: The minutes from Aitchison's Haven - which could be the oldest recorded stonemason lodge in the world.

DAN BROWN'S next book The Solomon Key is said to speculate on the role and influence of Freemasonry. In much the same way that The Da Vinci Code has its climax in Rosslyn Chapel, it may well be that the best-selling author's latest work will also find its roots in Scotland.

For if Brown's new novel is looking at alleged Masonic conspiracy in the US
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The Truth Behind the Knights Templar: Some Say the Knights Found the Holy Grail posted 04/20/2006, 3:17 PM (ABC News)
[Category: History]
20, 2006 — The mystery of the Knights Templar has been in the public conscious lately because of their portrayal as the guardians of the Holy Grail in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" and other contemporary works.

Intrigue and controversy, though, have followed them since medieval times.

"I think every generation hopes that there is a secret, there is one secret and if only we could get the key to that secret we would understand so much and we all look for it in past
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Monday April 3rd, 2006

Revealed: victims of UK's cold war torture camp posted 04/03/2006, 1:50 PM (London Guardian)
[Category: History]
Photographs of victims of a secret torture programme operated by British authorities during the early days of the cold war are published for the first time today after being concealed for almost 60 years.

The pictures show men who had suffered months of starvation, sleep deprivation, beatings and extreme cold at one of a number of interrogation centres run by the War Office in postwar Germany.

A few were starved or beaten to death, while British soldiers are alleged
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No 10 horrified by gung-ho US in Cuban nuclear missile crisis posted 04/03/2006, 1:49 PM (London Telegraph)
[Category: History]
Downing Street was shocked to learn in 1962 that its American allies had been poised to start World War III over the Cuban missile crisis without consulting Britain, new papers reveal.

So important did the prime minister, Harold Macmillan, consider a report from his intelligence chief in the days after President John F Kennedy faced down a Soviet nuclear threat in his backyard that he immediately sent a copy to the Queen.

The warning from Maj Gen Sir Kenneth Strong,
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How Lots of Little Nazis Turned Germany Into the Third Reich posted 04/03/2006, 1:49 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: History]
April 3 (Bloomberg) -- Look at the little schoolgirls on the side of the road, crowding off the curb, waiting for the parade. See how happy they are. They are waiting for someone, who is probably riding in a big, open car.

Perhaps it is Dr. Goebbels. Maybe it is the Fuhrer himself. The little schoolgirls are waving swastika pennants.

It's hard to imagine a more perfect cover for ``The Third Reich in Power'' (Penguin, 941 pages, $37.95), the second volume of a planne
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Monday March 13th, 2006

What Really Happed to the Shah of Iran posted 03/13/2006, 4:12 PM (Payvand)
[Category: History]
My name is Ernst Schroeder, and since I have some Iranian friends from school and review your online magazine occasionally, I thought I'd pass on the following three page quote from a book I read a few months ago entitled, "A Century Of War : Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order", which was written by William Engdahl, a German historianm . This is a book about how oil and politics have been intertwined for the past 100 years.

I submit the below passage for direct p
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Wednesday March 8th, 2006

Human medical experimentation in the United States: The shocking true history of modern medicine and psychiatry posted 03/08/2006, 11:46 AM (NewsTarget)
[Category: History]
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Sunday March 5th, 2006

Jewish plot to kill Bevin in London posted 03/05/2006, 4:27 PM (The Sunday Times)
[Category: History]
JEWISH terrorists plotted to assassinate Ernest Bevin, the foreign secretary, in 1946, as part of their campaign to establish the state of Israel, newly declassified intelligence files have shown. The plan was devised by Irgun, the insurgent group led by Menachem Begin, who went on to become a Nobel peace prize winner and prime minister of Israel.

Begin, whom MI6 believed was backed by the Soviet Union, planned to send five terrorist cells to Britain to carry out bombings and assa
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Thursday March 2nd, 2006

Soviets 'ordered Pope shooting' posted 03/02/2006, 3:11 PM (BBC)
[Category: History]
An Italian parliamentary commission has concluded that the former Soviet Union was behind the 1981 assassination attempt on the late Pope John Paul II.

The head of the commission, Paolo Guzzanti, said it was sure beyond "reasonable doubt" that Soviet leaders ordered the shooting.

Turkish national Mehmet Ali Agca, now 48, shot the Pope in St Peter's Square on 13 May 1981, hitting him four times.

Agca never gave a motive, and mystery has continued to su
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Saturday February 25th, 2006

Don't mention the war: BBC plan for surviving nuclear armageddon posted 02/25/2006, 2:55 PM (London Independent)
[Category: History]
In the event of all-out nuclear war, the BBC was to distract the nation by broadcasting a mix of music and light entertainment shows, secret papers released by the Home Office reveal.

Hundreds of security-vetted BBC staff and a select band of unnamed radio artistes were to be clandestinely dispatched to transmission sites across the country at the first signs of international tension.

Just before the first missiles had reached Britain, the BBC was to use regional ce
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Monday February 20th, 2006

Dresdner Bank And The Third Reich: Hitler's Willing Bankers posted 02/20/2006, 12:15 PM (Spiegel Online)
[Category: History]
Like many German firms, Dresdner Bank hoped after World War II its unsavory activities during the Third Reich would be forgotten. But an unparalleled company-sponsored research effort shows Germany's second largest bank supported the Nazi regime much more actively than had been previously thought.

Being known as the bank of choice for Heinrich Himmler's SS would be a PR nightmare for any company. So the long postwar reluctance of top Dresdner Bank executives to expose the bank's s
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Friday February 17th, 2006

The Amadeus code posted 02/17/2006, 2:24 PM (The Australian)
[Category: History]
DAN Brown's breathless quest for the secrets of the Holy Grail in The Da Vinci Code cleverly patched together gossip and curiosities from the visual arts. Had the story taken another turn, it could easily have followed a path of mystery and mysticism in classical music. The music world is no less a fertile place for cryptograms, hidden messages, secret societies and weird religion. And so many of the great composers could have a role to play: J.S. Bach, Edward Elgar, Alban Berg and, of course, ... (more)

MARCINKUS: SILENT WITNESS IN CALVI MYSTERY: The Mafia, the Vatican heavyweight, the 'suicide' of God's Banker 25 years ago.. the secrets that will be taken to the grave posted 02/17/2006, 2:19 PM (
[Category: History]
"GOD'S Banker", Roberto Calvi, was found hanging from a River Thames bridge nearly 25 years ago after apparently taking his own life.

But in one of the biggest scandals to hit the Vatican, a murder trial in Italy has linked the Holy See, the Mafia, freemasonry and money-laundering to the financier's death.

Prophetically, Calvi was quoted just before he died as saying: "The only book you've got to read is The Godfather... That's the only one that tells how the world
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Thursday February 16th, 2006

Uncovering a not-so-secret Hopkins past posted 02/16/2006, 3:28 PM (The John Hopkins News-Letter)
[Category: History]
The three mysterious numbers under the insignia of the famous Skull and Bones are 322. Some say these numbers denote the establishment of a New World Order in 322 B.C. Others claim that the Skull and Bones is Chapter 322 of a German secret society. Some even believe that the skull-and-crossbones crest on pirate flags originated from the secret society Skull and Bones.

From the well-known Skull and Bones to their arch rival, the Scroll and Key Society at Yale, secret societies have
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Wednesday February 15th, 2006

Hidden history of US germ testing: Biological pathogens were released in public places, tested on volunteers from a pacifist church posted 02/15/2006, 3:43 PM (BBC)
[Category: History]
Fifty years ago, American scientists were in a frantic race to counter what they saw as the Soviet threat from germ warfare. Biological pathogens they developed were tested on volunteers from a pacifist church and were also released in public places.

The remarkable story is told in a BBC Radio 4 documentary, Hotel Anthrax.

In the 1950s, the Seventh-day Adventist Church struck an extraordinary deal with the US Army. It would provide test subjects for experiments on b
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Friday February 10th, 2006

Papyrus Reveals Ancient Stories posted 02/10/2006, 4:21 PM (Discovery News)
[Category: History]
Feb. 8, 2006— Italian researchers have recovered part of a lost ancient Greek treatise, the earliest cartography of the Greek-Roman era, and a sketchbook for ancient painters — all by piecing together 50 fragments of a first- century B.C. parchment used in a mummy's wrapping.... (more)

Tuesday February 7th, 2006

Ancient Russian Manuscript Describes 19th Century UFO Sightings posted 02/07/2006, 1:51 PM (MosNews)
[Category: History]
Nowadays reports of UFO sightings appear in the media so frequently that they hardly catch anyone’s eye. More often than not the alleged UFOs turn out to be signal rockets, meteorological probes, airplanes or their traces. But this certainly does not apply to sightings registered centuries ago — when no rockets or airplanes existed at all. Moscow daily Komsomolskaya Pravda publishes a document from a personal archive that tells of a UFO spotted over Kremlin back in 1808.

“I found
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Monday February 6th, 2006

UK's murky role in Cyprus crisis posted 02/06/2006, 2:22 PM (BBC)
[Category: History]
Evidence has emerged that British undercover forces were involved in fomenting the conflict between Greek and Turkish Cypriots ten years before the 1974 partition of Cyprus.

The new evidence found by BBC Radio 4's programme Document centres on the mystery of Ted Macey, a British army major who was abducted, presumed killed by Greek Cypriot paramilitaries.

I had no strong expectation that we would find the Turkish Cypriot village. We had a 40-year-old British army ma
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Sunday February 5th, 2006

Report Details Weapons Dump Off Hawaii posted 02/05/2006, 3:24 PM (AP)
[Category: History]
HONOLULU, Feb. 4 (AP) — The military dumped large quantities of mustard gas and other chemical weapons in the ocean off Hawaii from 1944 to 1946, according to an Army analysis of military archives released this week.

The analysis also found more than 2,000 conventional munitions on the seabed about a half mile off Waianae, Oahu, in an area known as Ordnance Reef.

Hawaii's representatives in Washington asked for the accounting after learning of a 2001 Army report say
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Sunday January 22nd, 2006

Hitler 'told Speer to recreate the Eternal City in Berlin' posted 01/22/2006, 3:26 PM (London Telegraph)
[Category: History]
Adolf Hitler intended to recreate the Vatican's St Peter's Square in the centre of Berlin to honour his ally Benito Mussolini, newly discovered documents have revealed.

Albert Speer, the fuhrer's chief architect, was commissioned to draw up the plans, which have been discovered by historians examining his papers.

They had been stored in a secret room inside Moscow's Museum of Architecture after being taken to Russia at the end of the Second World War.

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Wednesday January 18th, 2006

H-BOMB LOST IN SPAIN: January 17, 1966 posted 01/18/2006, 9:07 AM (Historychannel)
[Category: History]
On this day, a B-52 bomber collides with KC-135 jet tanker over Spain's Mediterranean coast, dropping three 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares and one in the sea. It was not the first or last accident involving American nuclear bombs.

As a means of maintaining first-strike capability during the Cold War, U.S. bombers laden with nuclear weapons circled the earth ceaselessly for decades. In a military operation of this magnitude, it was inevitable that accidents wo
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The Discovery of America posted 01/18/2006, 8:51 AM (Per Bylund)
[Category: History]
In history classes all around the world we learn how Christopher Columbus gained the blessing of Spanish monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, and eventually went on a quest to find a way to India over the ocean westward. In 1492 he set out with three ships, the Santa Maria, Niña and Pinta, and sighted what he believed to be the Indian coast in early October.

We all know that story, and future generations will probably also learn that story in school even though it seems he
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Saturday January 14th, 2006

Map of the world may prove the Chinese beat Columbus to America posted 01/14/2006, 11:41 AM (The Independent)
[Category: History]
Could it be that America was discovered, not by Columbus, but by a Chinese admiral who was not only a eunuch and a Muslim but also a confidant of the Emperor during the Ming dynasty?

A map will go on display on Monday in Beijing which is already revolutionising thinking about 15th-century world history. The map is a copy made in 1763 of a chart dated 1418 which appears to prove claims that it was Admiral He, whose fleet sailed the oceans between 1405 and 1435, and not Christopher
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Monday January 9th, 2006

The whitewashing of Ariel Sharon posted 01/09/2006, 8:16 PM (LA Times)
[Category: History]
The 'man of courage and peace' story ignores his bloody and ruthless past.

AS ARIEL SHARON'S career comes to an end, the whitewashing is already underway. Literally overnight he was being hailed as "a man of courage and peace" who had generated "hopes for a far-reaching accord" with an electoral campaign promising "to end conflict with the Palestinians."

But even if end-of-career assessments often stretch the truth, and even if far too many people fall for the old s
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