Tuesday, 23 November 2010

CASE 190 - Le cercle

Le Cercle is a secret transnational intelligence and direct action group, that, according to all accounts, is funded by the CIA and is very close linked to the bilderberg group and under strict guidance from the Knights of Malta. We only know the dates and places of a handful of Circle meetings, which were attended by about a hundred persons at a time. Before the 1990’s, it was called Cercle Violet, or initially, Cercle Pinay, in both cases after its (French) chairman. In later times, chairmanship of Le Cercle went on to the British. The Pinay Circle used to fight the spread of communism worldwide, at all costs, even in our own backyard. This threat largely ceased to exist when the USSR collapsed and the role of the Circle had to change. We first heard about the Pinay Circle in 1975, when about 1500 internal pages from the British Institute for the Study of Conflict (ISC) were leaked to Time Out Magazine.

Later, in 1980 and 1982, Der Spiegel made references to this group and the involvement of Frans Joseph Strauss with it (Der Spiegel and Strauss were sworn enemies ever since the 1962 ’Spiegel Affair’). The articles of Der Spiegel were based on internal memos from Hans Langemann, who was chief of security of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior and Director of Security during the 1972 Olympics. Looking at the few papers that have been published, it appears that Langemann was informing persons within the German government about the clandestine efforts of the Circle to get Franz Joseph Strauss elected. How they ended up on the desk of Der Spiegel seems to be unknown. After Der Spiegel published this information, a few intelligence magazines and newsletters like Lobster and ’Intelligence’ became interested in this group. Lobster Magazine wrote its first article about this group in 1985, followed by a couple of other articles in the years following. After that, Lobster would sometimes find tidbits of new information they shared with their readers. Since the late 1990’s, information about this group has become more accessible due to the introduction of the internet and scandals surrounding Jonathan Aitken and Nadhmi Auchi.

In turn, the CIA funded the covert anti-communist war in Europe, including:

Radio Free Europe
the Economist
the European Council of Princes
the Gehlen Organization
the Stay-Behind networks
the Pinay Circle
the overall European movement

A lot of this money was funneled through American Committee on United Europe (ACUE), which was established at the direction of:

Duncan Sandys
Joseph Retinger
Allen Dulles
William Donovan

Dulles and Donovan were top CIA chiefs and Knights of Malta, Retinger a Vatican agent, inventor of the Bilderberg group, and Duncan Sandys a son-in-law of Churchill. Besides the CIA’s clandestine efforts, the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Institute were the prime sponsors of the ACUE. Undoubtedly, a case can be made that the communist empire was ’evil’. One only has to read books like Rummel’s ’Death by Government’ or Solzhenitsyn’s ’The Gulag Archipelago’. On the other hand, another case can be made that the recruitment of nazi spy chief Reinhard Gehlen hasn’t done the East-West relations any good.
These days it is quite clear that this Circle member has been exaggerating the communist threat to justify his own existence. Then there is another unanswered question about the role of western companies and individuals who have been selling the USSR all the technology it needed to become a super power. Why was this allowed to happen? Why hasn’t this been recorded in the history books? And how many members of the Pinay Circle were involved or aware of these dealings?

Undoubtedly, many politicians have been targets of the Pinay Circle, but in the few documents we have, no specific names have been given. It is also unknown to what extent the Pinay Circle has been involved in discrediting political figures.

Also, the role of the Circle in:

arms trafficking
drug trade
Theft of Gold, diamonds and other resources
possibly even conducting terrorism at home or abroad is unknown


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