We're happy to offer our readers 68 issues of Words We Speak, dating back to 2003. In this FIRST entry for 2008, MORE FACT OR FICTION, many global issues are addressed. GaiaNews and Words We Speak  are here to honor messages we receive from cyberfriends. If you have comments about any stories you read on these pages, don't hesitate to send them to divajc47@yahoo.com.

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[Miami, FL - January 4, 2008] Happy New Year to you, Diva Joan. May you have Blessings, Prosperity, Good Health, Success and Happiness in all of your endeavors!

No, I did NOT know anything about any of this. (And I still ay not, depending on how accurate any of this is.)  This is one of those classic cases that bring two proverbs to mind:  "Just because you're paranoid it doesn't mean they're not out to get you," and, "When the fool speaks, the wise man listens."  Conspiracy theories, as they are called, abound, and many of them turn out to be hatched by the conspirators themselves to create a fog of distraction and confusion around their business-as-usual activities.  They are not even above killing their own, if deemed necessary, in order to create the belief in enemies (e.g. "terrorists") everywhere and to justify their intended abuses of power in the name of "security," profiting from the fact that virtually no one would believe that they themselves could be the culprits in such acts.  (This is why our Ancestral traditions have long had highly developed procedures of divination and other rituals by which to access Truth.  This is also why our people, whom "history has forced, obligated, challenged and blessed to be truth-knowers, truth-keepers and truth-tellers" are often the only ones who are not surprised by any of this, since we know only too well what these people are both capable and culpable of.)

That being said, I read all of these allegations with a large grain of salt standing by.  "Where there is smoke, there is fire," for sure, but is the fire being alleged here the real source of the smoke, or are these allegations the fire itself?  Without a doubt, SOMETHING is going on in these various allegations of skullduggery, but whether it is actually what these "allegators" allege is such an open question that our best stance is no doubt that of the "wise man" evoked in the proverb above.

Not the least of questions is who, exactly, is "this [news?] service" that is reporting all of this.  The claim to have access to Intelligence reports, but only those which have been made available to the public domain, reads like something out of a Kafka-esque surreal novel.  Their words: "By definition, if the information were not made available to us, it could not be reported. We would not report such information unless verified by our sources. Journalists do not reveal their sources when asked to do so. The sources are always confidential."  Can or would any serious scientist, philosopher, investigator or journalist accept such circular reasoning as a reliable basis for asserting truth or fact?  This could just as easily be  a) someone having great fun at the expense of the readers' time,  b) the rantings of a deranged and deluded mind which has not lost its ability to write,  c) actual and/or partial Truth,  or d) all or none of the above and something else altogether.  This fog of doubt puts the whole thing in proper context for our reading of any of it, particularly as descendants and heirs of the truth-knowers.

I was taking most of this pretty much at face value -- large grains of salt right at hand -- until I came to the allegation that George H.W. Bush had been "arrested" and detained for three days.  Arrested by whom?  In what jurisdiction?  Charged with what?  Was he read his rights?  Was he "booked"?  Are there mug shots?  Is there a case number?  We are talking here about a former president of the U.S., who has lifelong Secret Service protection, who also happens to be the first and only president to have been a former Director (director, not hireling or agent or informant or flunky) of the CIA itself.

When one adds the severed-horse-head-in-the-bed caper, which did not even seem plausible in the Godfather movie (in fact, the movie's weakest point), the scenario takes on the earmarks (no pun intended) of something like a monumental spoof, relying on very sick humor (if the allegation about Paulson's son is any indication). 

In fact, if this were circulated "on the street," my guess is that the consensus of opinion would be that this is nothing but a big "woof ticket": a kind of warning and veiled threat from the adversaries of some of the players named here.  We have seen this play before.  You know, the rumor that such and such a pimp was found murdered in his Cadillac with part of his anatomy in his mouth, or this or that drug dealer being shot down like a wild dog in the garbage dump, or other grisly creations.  The rumors get plenty of buzz and soon get debunked, but not before achieving the desired result of having the whole community momentarily imagine life without the alleged target, quite a sufficient warning.

For my part, I don't even know that I give these allegations even that much of a sense of purpose.  If anything, the warning is to us, regular folks, to be on guard.  The same question arises about this as with all the buzz about, say, Britney Spears or Paris Hilton (that I know these names at all suggests how pervasive the propaganda has been):  Who cares?  Why are you telling us this?  If you really care about the people knowing something that is of vital importance to us, then why is the information not presented in a way that does not insult our intelligence or stretch our credibility?  And of what importance -- not to be cruel about it -- is the death, by shooting or otherwise, of Paulson's son?  Or any of these people's evil doings.  Are we learning something that we don't already know -- that Cheney and his ilk are wannabe dictator who would reduce the whole nation (and the world) to slavery for the privileged and wealthy class if they could?  Is this supposed to be shocking news to the truth-knowers who intimately know the history of this country and how this wealthy class got its wealth? 

At best, this is just gossip about the spy community. And who has access to that gossip other than spies?  And if I spy says something is truth, how seriously do we take that?  It is the old philosophical question, "If a man tells you that he is a liar, do you believe him?"  (It is said that the motto of the Israeli Mossad intelligence service is, "By deception we do God's work."  Now, that allegation can be deception in itself, either from the Mossad's enemies or from themselves, or it can be "truth," as in the philosophical question. This is just one example of how these things work.)  Out of all of this, I come away with the conclusion that it makes for interesting and entertaining reading up to a point, enough to engage my interest to the point that I am even taking the time to comment on it, but I've got my own life to take care of and real work to do.  That's not to say that I dismiss it all.  "Everything happens for a reason," we have all been taught by our elders, and, "When the fool speaks (as I am doing now), the wise man does listen," so I thank you for sharing this, for whatever knowledge it does have to offer.

Be well, stay strong, keep on.

Peace, Love, Guidance,


From: Joan Cartwright fyicomminc@aol.com
To: WaliTinnie@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 8:04 am

Do you know about this?

Joan Cartwright

Sent: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 9:29 p.m.



Wednesday 2 January 2008 02:18


Henry M. Paulson, the Secretary of the United States Treasury, died today from gunshot wounds suffered as described in this report. The State Department have confirmed this to sources in touch with this service. We do not know, and it may never be known, whether Paulson was shot dead 'in the course of duty' given that he had continually committed gross treason in time of war and had repeatedly (we are informed) been warned of the consequences if he did not cease and desist.

Christians are supposed to pray for their enemies, so a fervent prayer for Paulson and his family is in order right now given the terrible state of affairs that arose due to this man's intransigence. It should be added, in the interests of justice, that although Paulson committed the financial crimes described in these reports, with great arrogance, it is also the case that he did these things at the urging of and in collusion with the Bush Crime Family, as every informed observer is well aware.

It is also reported to us that following our revelation in the report below that Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by a CIA-controlled Special Forces team, Scotland Yard is investigating her murder.

The text of this report is left unaltered from the text that was posted overnight, in the early hours of 2nd January, British time. Account should be taken of the fact that Paulson has died.

UPDATE, 6:00 P.M. 2 JANUARY 2008

We have received separate confirmations from military sources that the figure of 127 stated below for the number of 'targets' in the United States (excluding Europe) is ACCURATE. We have also just learned that the fire at the Bush Family property in Odessa, Texas, was associated with a further Special Forces operation to retrieve Bush Family documents hidden there. In the text below, the Editor suggested that documents might be stored there, and this proves to be correct.

2 informed sources state authoritatively that the official intention is to claim that Paulson died of a heart attack. The way that he died has been verified by intelligence, official, diplomatic, military and personal sources. A separate source close to the Paulson family has also confirmed that Paulson died on 2nd January and that the cause was precisely as stated in this report and Updates. As is
always the case in such circumstances, a tentative operation is being mounted to claim that our report is false. This is tantamount to asserting that the Editor is a liar which (a) is fatuous given the record of these reports and (b) will have serious consequences if so asserted. There is also the usual category of people who are still at the elementary stage of not believing anything unless it's in the 'mainstream' press. These doubting Thomases ought to take the trouble to look up Operation Mockingbird, the veteran CIA operation to control the media in the United States. And finally, when reporting intelligence-related matters, constraints applicable to what may be stated, do apply. We only report what is in the public domain. By definition, if the information were not made available to us, it could not be reported. We would not report such information unless verified by our sources. Journalists do not reveal their sources when asked to do so. The sources are always confidential.




By Christopher Story FRSA, Editor and Publisher, International Currency Review, World Reports Limited, London and New York: www.worldreports.org. Press NEWS and the ARCHIVE Button on the www.worldreports.org Home Page for 'Wantagate' reports since April 2006. [Note: A new panel giving details of our latest publications as they are made available, has been added].

Please Make a Donation to help finance Christopher Story's ongoing financial global corruption investigations. Your assistance will be very sincerely appreciated and will make a real difference, hastening the necessary resolution of the worst financial corruption and global financial crisis in history. This website has been calling the shots, because of the hijacking of Wanta's Settlement.

On or around Friday 28th December 2007, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Secretary of the US Treasury, was shot at close range in the chest. He was reported to be in a critical condition on New Year’s Eve, and was thought unlikely to make it overnight. At about 7.00pm UK time on 1st January 2008, Henry Paulson was still alive, with the bullet lodged in his chest. Sources stated that he was too weak to be operated upon, which implied that he was thought unlikely to survive.

The US Treasury Department’s Public Engagements Schedule, published on the official Treasury website by the Press Department, stated:

‘No events Currently Scheduled from December 22 – January 4’.

On Saturday 29th December 2007, a close aide of Vice President Richard Cheney, in his mid-40s, was shot at close range in the chest, and died.

A list of 127 senior people in the United States alone who have been targeted for assassination, is reported by reliable sources to exist.

A separate list of assassination targets applicable to European perpetrators of financial theft also exists, but the number of individuals on that list is unknown.

President George Bush Sr. (a.k.a. ‘41’, or ‘the Godfather’) was recently arrested and held in custody for at least three days. It is not known whether he is still in custody, but what IS known is that Bush Sr. is believed no longer to be a ‘threat’, given that his card and other access to stolen funds is now precluded. His accounts were reportedly frozen some considerable time ago.

Reports that President George Bush Jr. found a severed horse’s head inside his bed at Crawford, Texas, before Christmas, are hereby confirmed. The head was severed from one of Bush Jr.’s most prized and cherished horses, worth an estimated $350,000. The Editor does not watch films, but knows that a severed horse’s head was used in similar fashion in a film called The Godfather.

The severed equine head was placed in the President’s bed on the instructions of Russian intelligence, according to sources special to this service. To penetrate the tight security at Crawford, it would have been necessary for extraordinary measures to be taken, for the intended outcome to be achieved. Russia is of course one of the countries that has required payment under the overall financial Settlement, which Paulson, Bush Jr. et al had been blocking.

It is believed that the horse’s head incident occurred after the shooting of Paulson. It may have reflected retaliation against purported threats against the life of President Putin [see below].

It was also reported to us by a very high-level source on 21st December that both Bush Sr. and former President Clinton had been blackmailing President George Bush Jr., in a further escalation of the ‘rats in a sack’ syndrome. Rats concentrate exclusively on eating the disgusting food that is before them, and on nothing else – with no forward-thinking in evidence: the very pattern, in fact, of the criminal behaviour that we have been describing since June 2006.

Separately, the Midland-Reporter-Telegram filed a report on 28th December 2007 that a fire was reported at 3.04 am on Thursday 27th December at a property in Odessa, Texas, owned by the Bush Family. According to Odessa Fire Marshal Detra White, the Bush property is/was located at 4919 University Boulevard on the University of Texas of the Permian Basin campus. The property, which had been converted into a ‘museum’ (and document storage facility?), is leased from the University.

The wooden house was charred around the front door and the edges of the roof, with the front door, its surrounding area completely destroyed, and the attic severely degraded by fire. The rest of the property sustained extensive smoke and fire damage. The City of Odessa Public Information Coordinator, Andrea Goodson, and Detra White told the newspaper that it had been determined that the fire was an arson attack, and that an investigation was under way.

A knowledgeable US source, questioned about this particular incident in the morning of 28th December, agreed without equivocation that high-level feuding was taking place: and that was before intelligence about the shootings became available.

The initial basis for the outline detail of the Paulson shooting came from several separate US intelligence sources, augmented by one European intelligence source, who indicated the part of the body where Paulson was shot. The intelligence was updated to our satisfaction from multiple sources on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Speculation persists that President Bush Jr. himself may have ordered the assassination after Paulson used his 'blackmail card' against the Bush Family once too often. Obviously, this construction remains hypothetical at this point.

Paulson is/was believed to be of Israeli origin, or have/had dual nationality and to possess an Israeli passport, his real first name being something other than Henry. Paulson is known to have conveyed a substantial sum of money illegally to Israel – presumably (though this is deduction on the Editor’s part) in exchange for remuneration for ‘safekeeping’ services.

In an extraordinary twist, Mr Paulson undertook to pay what the Israelis had demanded, but then reportedly double-crossed them: not a wise thing to do.

Separate Jewish sources with whom the Editor discussed this aspect of the matter did not express surprise at a state of affairs that may appear quite extraordinary to people who are not of Jewish extraction: but then it is well known that a state of near warfare exists within the Israeli intelligence community (at a higher level of bitterness than also prevails in all the other key countries, given the lethal intensity of the subterranean intelligence war that is destroying civilisation).

The Editor is quite naturally aghast at these developments. Treason attracts the death penalty, but although a bloodbath was anticipated in earlier reports in this series, for summary execution in this manner to be on the menu reminds us all of Stalin’s USSR. It is a fact, however, that Henry Paulson received, we are told, repeated warnings that he must immediately cease and desist from blocking the Wanta and ‘country’ payments, and from his blackmail threats.

He paid no attention to any of these warnings.

When told of these hideous developments on 1st January, Ambassador Lee Wanta was shocked.

In parallel with these events, Kommersant News Service and Komsomoskaya Pravda (controlled by Russian intelligence) reported over the turn of the year that three Armenians armed with knives, pistols and a sabre were detained on 23rd December near the residence of GRU-President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin in Novo-Ogarevo. The Russian media sources stated that under interrogation the Armenians had revealed that they were ‘paid mercenaries’ of MI5 and ‘had in their possession travel documents linking them to a recent visit to the Vatican' where, they said, they had been paid more than $1.0 million for their ‘mission’ to assassinate the Russian President.

This ‘information’ is included here because sources believe that allegations of assassination threats against the Russian President are likely to be related to the crumbling of the criminalist façade of ‘omerta’ (silence) that, pre-Wantagate, had hitherto prevented exposure of the scale of the fraudulent finance perpetrated by officials in collusion with the banks.

Recently, a previously unknown figure with ‘high Kremlin connections’ called Stanislav Belkovsky, who appears to enjoy a ‘special license’ to criticize the top Russian leadership, alleged that Putin had amassed a fortune worth $40 billion during his eight years in power, thanks inter alia to his purported ownership of a 37% stake in the oil exploration company Surgutneftegaz, a 4.5% stake in Gazprom, the state energy giant, and at least 50% of Gunvor, a Swiss-based oil trading firm that has won a series of Russian state contracts.

The Israelis are now holding two Americans hostage, pending receipt of the payment that they say they are owed. We have no idea what sum of money is involved. On New Year’s Eve, it was announced that President Bush would be traveling to the Middle East for nine days. On enquiring what the purpose of this trip might be, we obtained from sources the following explanations:

1. Bush Jr. will be traveling inter alia to Israel, to settle up with the Israelis.

2. Bush Jr., will be moving stolen money from locations such as Dubai and Iraq, to various alternative locations where he may consider the funds would be safer. One of the locations falling into that category would be Israel.

Payment to the ‘country recipients’, who have been waiting patiently since we first ‘encountered them’ at the time of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings back in October 2007, was to have been effected before Christmas, and according to our sources President Bush Jr. signed off on relevant documentation which was handed to Supreme Court Justices (‘Black Robes’) on or around 23rd December. Bush II then proceeded, as is his wont, to renege on what he had signed.

It is thought that this latest setback was one of the extreme ‘last straw’ factors that prompted the drastic action that has been taken over the Christmas Holidays, with, it is believed, more to come. We are quite seriously informed that high on the list of people purportedly thought to be in immediate danger of being shot at point-blank range (literally) are Dr Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, and Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security.

We merely report what we have been told; and in the context of the confirmed intelligence cited above, we regard this horrendous information as credible.

At about 9.30am on Wednesday 19th December, fire broke out in the Old (Eisenhower) Executive Office Building close to the White House (an area that is largely blocked off to normal traffic). The DC Fire Department reported that the fire was brought under control within an hour.

According to the Fire Department’s website, the fire was said to have started in an electrical closet in Vice President Cheney’s suite of ceremonial offices. Secret Service spokesman Darrin Blackford said that the 19th century building located at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest Washington, was evacuated as a precaution. Firefighters poured water onto the blaze (which should not be done in the case of an electrical fire) and moved furniture onto a balcony.

DC Fire Department spokesman Alan Etter told NBC news that ‘there is an adult male who is described to me as being a US Marine, who was known to have been on the fifth floor when the smoke began accumulating up in that area. He apparently had to use his hands to break out of a window on the fifth floor and then climb out onto the ledge. He suffered a laceration to his hand. He was treated at the scene and refused transportation to hospital’.

The Mayor of Washington, Adrian Fenty, and the DC Fire Chief Dennis Rubin made it clear that ‘national security concerns’ had made it impossible for them to reveal where and how the fire started (even though it had been reported that it had broken out, see above, in the electrical closet). Yet the Secret Service took over the fire investigation, after preventing Washington area fire investigators from entering the building, and almost at the same time stating that it had already concluded that the fire was not started deliberately. Neither was the fire said to be a terrorist attack. The ‘mainstream media’ ignored the fire almost as soon it had been featured on CNN.

Our own special ‘deep’ sources confirm, however, that the fire was a distraction to provide cover for a Special Forces team that had been sent into the Old Executive Office Building to retrieve sensitive materials needed for the massive investigations that are going on behind the scenes (about which, naturally, the Editor has no information, and cannot be expected to obtain any, for obvious reasons). The Special Forces team was successful in obtaining the materials that it had been tasked to procure. It is believed that the materials are related to the corruption crisis.

The investigations were triggered inter alia when Ambassador Lee Wanta and his diplomatic colleagues were kicked out of Citibank’s offices at 399 Park Avenue in Midtown New York on 20th November 2007, as previously reported. On that occasion, when George Bush Sr. was present with Robert Rubin in the bank’s executive offices, Rubin ordered the owners of the building, Boston Properties, to have the Ambassador and his colleagues removed from the premises, under the watchful eye of two armed NYPD cops.

That event was one of the factors that resulted in the entire crisis being ratcheted up by several steep notches, although the momentum of events has in any case made the showdown and even the hideous blood-letting – that we predicted – seem inevitable, for some time.

Sources further confirm that three senior officials were arrested on 22nd December, and that further arrests were likely to follow. It is believed that these arrests refer to Government officials, although we caution that this has yet to be confirmed. On 26th February 2007, three Special Forces teams had attempted to arrest Vice President Cheney abroad an aircraft that was parked on the tarmac at Sydney airport, Australia Three deaths were reported on that occasion.

Separately, and contrary to US disinformation that is circulating, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto has been confirmed by sources special to this service to have been a CIA-directed ‘hit’ conducted by Special Forces. It is understood that Bhutto was intending to open discussions with representatives of the Taliban; but other factors, not unconnected with the present crisis, may also have been involved. By the way, a three-fold increase in orders for US military combat and basic training fatigue uniforms has been monitored by one of our impeccable sources

On Friday 21st December, Ambassador Lee Wanta’s stolen $4.5 trillion Settlement funds were transferred out of Citibank to Morgan Stanley, which then ‘refused’ to accept the funds. This was (a) illegal, of course, because, the relevant securities account for AmeriTrust Groupe, Inc., has existed with Morgan Stanley, New York, since August 2006; and (b) a fraudulent ruse allegedly masterminded by John Mack, the Morgan Stanley CEO, in apparent collusion with Rubin, Paulson and Bush Sr. to split and steal the funds. The fraud was a variation of Paulson’s old gimmick of placing himself in a position ostensibly to be able to claim that the funds had been paid over via Treasury Direct, and that what had happened to them thereafter was nothing to do with him.

Morgan Stanley’s action in ‘rejecting’ Wanta’s remittance contrasted with its ready acceptance, as reported earlier, of the funds into a fake account in a name similar to that of AmeriTrust Groupe, Inc, especially fabricated for the purpose, back in November. When the funds were poured into a fabricated account, Morgan Stanley had no problem accepting them. When they were paid into the real account, they suddenly had a problem. The securities house made a serious mistake.

A DOD Internal Affairs team was reported to be present at Citibank’s offices during the holiday period ready to arrest anyone complicit with obstructing the countries’ payments and those inter alia of Ambassador Wanta. A separate report was received from highest-level sources on 21st December that a further attempt was made on that date to steal colossal amounts of money, but the Editor is not sure whether that separately reported attempted theft was part of the same ‘package’ of duplicity referenced immediately above.

It will be recalled that we reported on 19th December that Paulson had used his ‘blackmail card’ to pressurize President George W. Bush Jr. to contact the Japanese in order to persuade them to release stolen funds stashed in Japan by Bush Sr., to finance Paulson’s so-called ‘Hope Fund’ and the ‘Super-SIV’ project, after Paulson had failed to raise the money that he evidently ‘needed’ for these projects (to which he had become publicly committed) from the Jewish community in Florida and separately (for some reason) from Central Command (which surely had no spare cash available for these wheezes). Contrary to Paulson’s PR citing the plight of ‘subprime’ mortgage (fraud) victims, the real purpose of the Hope Fund, as we have pointed out, was to create another off-off-off budget, unaudited account for secret leveraging and hypothecation operations in the future, i.e. corrupt ‘business as usual’.

We understand that the Japanese duly agreed, initially, to provide the funds that Paulson said he required. But within ONE HOUR of our report dated 19th December [see Archive], the Japanese authorities, noting our reference to Paulson’s use of his ‘blackmail card’, and presumably aware that they would become complicit in fraudulent financial activity if they complied with Paulson’s demand for the seed money that he was seeking to be supplied from Bush Senior’s dubious resources held in Japan (courtesy inter alia of the ‘carry trade’ transactions), withdrew their cooperation, leaving Paulson stranded, and having ‘blown’ his ‘blackmail card’.

When the Japanese let it be known that they would not, after all, be proceeding with release of funds stolen by Bush Sr. to Paulson in accordance with President G. W. Bush’s coerced request, European and Chinese parties complained to the Principals that our report of 19th December was inaccurate. However the parties concerned were informed by Michael C. Cottrell, M.S., Executive Vice President and Treasurer of the Ambassador’s Commonwealth of Virginia- based corporation, that the information was absolutely correct when posted, but that what had ACTUALLY happened was that, on seeing our report, the Japanese parties had realised that they were being ‘used’ or entrapped. Apparently this caused consternation among the Europeans and Chinese concerned.

It has subsequently been revealed that Paulson had taken, in recent weeks, to throwing his weight around with the arrogance to which readers of these reports have long since become accustomed. According to several sources, he was using blackmail not just against the President of the United States, but against other ‘colleagues’ in the rats’ nest, as well. Speaking of which, by the way, this is the Chinese Year of the Rat – the year, we believe, when the rat catchers will finally achieve their long-postponed objective of clearing the lot of them out of the sewer on an ongoing basis, with the pendulum swinging back, at long last, in favor of the Rule of Law.

Also speaking of which, the Basel II regulations took full effect in the United States at one minute past midnight on 1st January 2008.

Not least given that the outline of the financial frauds underlying the ‘subprime’ crisis posted by this service on 26th December 2007 has been universally adjudged to be 100% accurate (albeit, of course, by no means complete), it will now be impossible for ANY firm of accountants, surely, to sign unqualified accounts for the likes of Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America and other financial institutions that have been involved in these serial financial fraud operations. None of these institutions, given this background, can possibly be said to be ‘in good standing’, which means technically that ALL their transactions since that state of affairs became evident are illegal. Furthermore, unqualified accounts usually trigger mandatory tax investigations.

It may be argued that this is too literal an interpretation of the situation, but that does not make it inaccurate. Given their predicament, the only remaining course for these US institutions is to ‘go straight’ and to cease their criminal operations.

That will not solve their problems, but at least it might prevent them from getting worse in legal terms. In this connection, since the publication of our report dated 26th December, any further corrupt financial transactions would rightly be capable of being interpreted by the Courts as willful fraud, for which the severest possible penalties would be appropriate. After all, the whole world has had ample notice, now, of what has been going on. And meanwhile, all the considerations itemized in the preceding report apply, with a vengeance. By which we mean that the prolongation of these thefts and frauds has simply exacerbated the predicament that these institutions now face, and that they have run out of rope with which to strangle themselves further.

An imminent stage of the crisis will entangle the corrupt financial institutions in immense tax fraud investigations (if these are not already under way, as we imagine must surely be the case). In this connection, the Principals hold documented proof of massive tax fraud. The Editor was advised that this information, which needs to be reported in the public domain, would be made available for detailed exposure several days ago. So far, the information has been withheld from publication.

But it is likely, we are informed, that if Wanta’s funds, and those payable to the countries and other key recipients, have not been paid already – with effect from 12.01 am on 1st January, or during the first banking day after the holidays (2nd January) – this documented tax fraud information will be made available for dissemination. That will escalate matters way beyond the elevated level of avoidable friction already surpassed. For one thing, it will make it absolutely impossible for ANY of the large institutions to persuade their accountants to sign off on ANY future accounts, without qualifying them, which will mean that their share prices will collapse – which in turn will deliver the catastrophic outcome through the back door, crashing the stock market in the process.

Further intransigence by any of Paulson’s high-level colleagues will inevitably trigger such an outcome. The ‘country’ category of payees, the Ambassador and other recipients, having been defrauded for so long, will hardly be to blame.

We are also authoritatively advised that the financial frauds underlying the ‘subprime’ operations took a ‘great leap forward’ once Paulson had got his hands on Ambassador Wanta’s $4.5 trillion Settlement funds in June 2006.

Most of the speculative capital for these illegal transactions was derived from the $27.5 trillion that Bush Sr. and Clinton stole from Ambassador Wanta after he had been ‘taken down’ in Lausanne on 7th July 1993, and from the duplicated $27.5 trillion ‘borrowed’ by George Bush Sr. in 1992 from 200+ banks for 20 years at 7.5% p.a. at a huge discount, using the stolen $27.5 trillion as collateral.

But when the Wanta $4.5 trillion became available, the ‘subprime’ category frauds acquired further dynamism, confirming our general statement that the unavoidable exposure of the double-crossing of Ambassador Wanta by Messrs Paulson, the Bushes, Cheney et al since June 2006 was DIRECTLY responsible for the disastrous but long overdue financial fraud unraveling that has taken place.

No-one can say that they were not warned that this would happen. On the contrary, we repeatedly stressed, for the benefit of anyone listening, that allowing Ambassador Wanta to take economic receipt of his agreed-upon $4.5 trillion would have prevented the crisis that we predicted, and would have enabled the filth to be 'bushed' under a huge Iranian carpet.

But no, Paulson advised President Bush II otherwise, and his corrupt but extremely reckless and stupid advice fell on willing ears – with the absolutely disastrous consequences that are baffling the ‘mainstream’ media, which has hitherto, under instruction, avoided any understanding of Wantagate. When the Editor first started these investigations, The Sunday Times, advised of the research, initially grabbed at the idea with enthusiasm.

Within 24 hours, it had informed our intermediary that it wouldn’t touch this nexus of financial fraud with a ten thousand foot bargepole. It will be mildly interesting to see whether it has discarded its bargepole now, in the light of its negligence, along with the entire ‘mainstream’, of what we warned would turn out to be the biggest financial corruption scandal in world history.

Finally, not a single official or other party has taken issue with ANYTHING that we have published in ANY of these reports. No issues of substance (or AT ALL) have EVER been challenged. None of the high-profile arrests were argued with, except by paid disinformation hacks. Why was that? Because the facts were accurate when posted, and they have stood the test of time ever since.

The Editor would also like to make it clear that he had absolutely NO IDEA that his pro bono publico action in providing the $35,000 for the purpose of procuring the release of Ambassador Wanta from his illegal probation in July 2005, would lead to these events – although he did understand, from his prior research, that when the Ambassador ceased to be dead, the cat would be let loose among the pigeons. The title of the Wantagate book will probably be ‘The Man Who Ceased to be Dead’, whose emergence from enforced and illegal obscurity ‘blew’ the CIA’s Master Lie and set in train the events recorded in these reports.

Nor did the Editor anticipate that his funds would be diverted and illegally applied by the Wisconsin State Department of Revenue – just in case the corrupt authorities up there were thinking that we had forgotten about that dimension of the crisis.

The rat catchers need to address the sewers in that State as a matter of priority.

Note: None of the information in the above report was obtained from the Principals, with the exception of the information about Morgan Stanley 'refusing' the transfer, and the Japanese data. It was developed from information obtained from multiple sources special to this service.

Editor's Note: We are still, from time to time, receiving emails from frustrated people seeking documentation to 'back up' what we publish in these reports. Such correspondents choose to overlook the well-known fact that we have published several huge issues of International Currency Review which contain hundreds of pages of facsimiles of relevant documents. Since we are a commercial operation, we cannot make these volumes available free of charge.

However copies are available in many university and other libraries around the world, and of course they can be ordered via this website at any time. But the main point here is that complaints along these lines reveal lack of knowledge of the background, which is that an immense volume of relevant documents has been published, while these reports are approved where necessary and appropriate either by the Principals or by Michael C. Cottrell, M.S., before being posted.

In the case of this presentation, the Editor conveyed a copy of the report for Mr Cottrell's attention as a courtesy and at the same time to ensure that what has now been published here does not 'cut across' matters of an intensified nature that are currently in hand.


We now repeat, yet again, our familiar summary of the Statutes, securities regulations and fraud information that we have appended to these reports for many months. The reason we append this information is to remind everyone of their clear responsibilities under the US Misprision of Felony legislation, and of course to provide a legal basis for these reports.

Reiteration of the fraudulent transactions involving Bank of New York Mellon – a bank so arrogant and conspicuously indifferent both to its tarnished reputation and to its grotesque breaches of US law and of N.A.S.D./S.E.C. Regulations, that it now takes first prize in the crowded competition for the title of ‘Most arrogant and corrupt financial institution in America’. At least, this was the case until the perpetration of the 'Saturday scam' described above and on 13th November:

Step 1: Fraud in the Inducement: “… is intended to and which does cause one to execute an instrument, or make an agreement… The misrepresentation involved does not mislead one as the paper he signs but rather misleads as to the true facts of a situation, and the false impression it causes is a basis of a decision to sign or render a judgment” Source: Steven H. Gifis, ‘Law Dictionary’, 5th Edition, Happauge: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2003, s.v.: ‘Fraud’.

Step 2: Fraud in Fact by Deceit (Obfuscation and Denial) and Theft:

“ACTUAL FRAUD. Deceit. Concealing something or making a false representation with an evil intent [scanter] when it causes injury to another…”. Source: Steven H. Gifis, ‘Law Dictionary’, 5th Edition, Happauge: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2003, s.v.: ‘Fraud’.

“THE TORT OF FRAUDULENT DECEIT… The elements of actionable deceit are: A false representation of a material fact made with knowledge of its falsity, or recklessly, or without reasonable grounds for believing its truth, and with intent to induce reliance thereon, on which plaintiff justifiably relies on his injury…”. Source: Steven H. Gifis, ‘Law Dictionary’, 5th Edition, Happauge: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2003, s.v.: ‘Deceit’.

Step 3: Theft by Deception and Fraudulent Conveyance:


“FRAUDULENT CONCEALMENT… The hiding or suppression of a material fact or circumstance which the party is legally or morally bound to disclose…”.

“The test of whether failure to disclose material facts constitutes fraud is the existence of a duty, legal or equitable, arising from the relation of the parties: failure to disclose a material fact with intent to mislead or defraud under such circumstances being equivalent to an actual ‘fraudulent concealment’…”.

To suspend running of limitations, it means the employment of artifice, planned to prevent inquiry or escape investigation and mislead or hinder acquirement of information disclosing a right of action, and acts relied on must be of an affirmative character and fraudulent…”.

Source: Black, Henry Campbell, M.A., Black’s Law Dictionary’, Revised 4th Edition, St Paul: West Publishing Company, 1968, s.v. ‘Fraudulent Concealment’.


‘FRAUDULENT CONVEYANCE… A conveyance or transfer of property, the object of which is to defraud a creditor, or hinder or delay him, or to put such property beyond his reach…”.

“Conveyance made with intent to avoid some duty or debt due by or incumbent on person (entity) making transfer…”.

Source: Black, Henry Campbell, M.A., ‘Black’s Law Dictionary, Revised 4th Edition, St Paul: West Publishing Company, 1968, s.v. ‘Fraudulent Conveyance’.


NASD Rule 3120, et al.
NASD Rule 2330, et al
NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and 3040
NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and IM-2110-1
NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and SEC Rule 15c3-1
NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and 3110
SEC Rules 17a-3 and 17a-4
NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and Procedural Rule 8210
NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and 2330 and IM-2330
NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and IM-2110-5
NASD Systems and Programme Rules 6950 through 6957

In addition to which Bank of New York Mellon is in violation of:
97-13 Bank Secrecy Act, Recordkeeping Rule for funds transfers and transmittals of funds, et al.


Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act
Anti-Drug Abuse Act
Applicable international money laundering restrictions
Bank Secrecy Act
Conspiracy to commit and cover up murder.
Crimes, General Provisions, Accessory After the Fact [Title 18, USC]
Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act
Economic Espionage Act
Hobbs Act
Imparting or Conveying False Information [Title 18, USC]
Maloney Act
Misprision of Felony [Title 18, USC] (1)
Money-Laundering Control Act
Money-Laundering Suppression Act
Organized Crime Control Act of 1970
Perpetration of repeated egregious felonies by State and Federal public employees and their Departments and agencies, which are co-responsible with the said employees for ONGOING illegal and criminal actions, to sustain fraudulent operations and crimes in order to cover up criminal activities and High Crimes and Misdemeanours by present and former holders of high office under the United States
Provisions pertaining to private business transactions being protected under both private and criminal penalties [H.R. 3723]
Provisions prohibiting the bribing of foreign officials [F.I.S.A.]
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act [R.I.C.O.]
Securities Act 1933
Securities Act 1934
Terrorism Prevention Act
Treason legislation, especially in time of war

This list shows to what extent the Bush II Administration condones one Rule of Law for the Rest of Us, and absolute contempt for domestic and international law for the officials and bankers who are illegally diverting and exploiting Wanta’s funds.

The Directors and others listed in Part 1 of the Wantagate Listing of Institution Directors and others posted on 11th June may likewise be Accessories to the Fact of, and/or co-conspirators in, wittingly or unwittingly, the egregious violation of the laws itemised above. This list is reproduced in International Currency Review, Volume 33, #s 1 & 2, September 2007, on pages 163-168.


‘Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some Judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both’.

Wicked Pedia Update dated 2nd December 2007:

As previously reported, the Editor’s attention was drawn, in the second half of November 2007, to a pack of old lies, diversionary claptrap and disinformation posted on Wikipedia under ‘Leo Wanta’.

Although this posting appeared FOR THE FIRST TIME on 12th November 2007, it consisted almost entirely of ancient lies, including disinformation dredged out of ‘Thieves’ World’, a hatchet job published in 1994 by Simon and Schuster by the late Claire Sterling, a CIA operative.

Mrs Sterling died suddenly after being summoned for her second meeting with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under Clinton.

The fact that the OLD Wikipedia lies appeared for the first time as late as 12th November 2007, and consisted almost totally of old, discredited lies, omitting the Master Lie that the CIA retailed after the Ambassador had been taken down, namely that he was DEAD, indicated quite clearly to the Editor and his advisers that this latest evil display of regurgitated disinformation represented a deliberate operation by the US intelligence community’s disinformation and lie machine, to begin, all over again, the process of discrediting Ambassador Leo Wanta – so that they can relieve him of his funds by some false pretext or other after a ‘gag order’ has been signed.

The definitive up-to-date information on the Ambassador’s affairs has been published on this website, and in several issues of International Currency Review, Economic Intelligence Review, Soviet Analyst and Arab-Asian Affairs, all published by World Reports Limited, for several years. Copies of these publications are in official, institutional and library hands all over the world. Therefore, any posting about Ambassador Wanta that relies upon ancient lies and fails to take account of the accurate information that we have published, can easily be demonstrated to represent yet another US intelligence community and NSA discrediting operation.

We now understand that the Principals have been advised (for the past several weeks) that they will not be allowed to reveal that they have been paid. This loony state of affairs is designed to ‘set them up’ for a future discrediting operation whereby false witness will be deployed against them to the effect that they have stolen the money, or some such pack of lies, which they will be unable to refute because they will be bound by the ‘prerequisite’ gag order that is intended. Its purpose, of course, is to ‘legitimise’ the old and new lies that the US disinformation apparat will be preparing for future use. The likelihood is that the new discrediting operation will be extended to Michael C. Cottrell, M.S., as well. We are prepared for this intended onslaught.

On 19th November, the Editor posted on Wikipedia the accurate text about Leo Wanta that is now reproduced below. The Editor’s accurate text was then removed by Wikipedia, leaving the ‘old lies’ that had existed previously. When the Editor became aware of this, he reposted the accurate text below, and, given that his own copy had been deleted, he then deleted the pack of lies, leaving his own accurate text up on the Wikipedia site instead, without the lies.

On 2nd December, the Editor was advised by a monitor that the Editor’s accurate text had been removed and that the old discrediting lies had been reposted on the page by Wikipedia. When the Editor checked, he found that the page could no longer be edited because of what the site managers described as ‘vandalism’.

It was not ‘vandalism’ to delete the truth and to replace the truth by old lies, but it was ‘vandalism’ to delete ‘old lies’ and replace them by the truth.

We are therefore able to conclude from this Wicked Pedia outrage, as follows:

1. Wikipedia, which purports to ‘change the world’, prefers lies to the truth.

2. Wikipedia is therefore, by definition, a source of disinformation and lies, and cannot be trusted as a source of reliable information in any context.

3. The only category of sick society that would have any interest in disseminating lies about Ambassador Wanta, the United States’ greatest living patriot, rather than the truth, is the mentally disturbed US counterintelligence disinformation apparat (a.k.a. the US STUPIDITY COMMUNITY) which, by its actions in deleting the Editor’s ACCURATE information and replacing it with old lies, and by its illegal behaviour in ‘snipping’ our website texts as stated above, thereby reveals the desperation of its concerns, which all have to do with covering up official criminality.

4. It is now far too late for the US stupidity community to repair the damage that it has done since June 2006, when the Ambassador’s funds were first hijacked by the criminal financial operative Henry M. Paulson, US Treasury Secretary. So it is laying the groundwork for a renewed discrediting operation against Ambassador Wanta and his colleagues.

We and others will see to it that this intention is defeated, and that such nefarious scheming is exposed for the amoral and disgusting Luciferian behaviour that it represents.

The ACCURATE text that the Editor posted on the Wikipedia site, follows. (The Editor, after all, PAID FOR AMBASSADOR WANTA’S EXIT FROM PROBATION, FOR GOODNESS SAKE, SO HE CAN HARDLY BE A SOURCE OF DISINFORMATION, CAN HE?). This information will be very widely distributed by other means, in order to provide all concerned with the necessary ‘heads-up’ as to what these US Dark Forces have in mind. They are out of their minds and in Satan’s mind:

The disinformation about Leo Wanta (Lee Wanta) below was first posted on 12th November 2007. It contains ancient CIA disinformation and long since exposed lies going back to the early 1990s, and obfuscates the truth. The report appended immediately below was added on 19th November 2007, to correct the disinformation contained in the original stub.

It was subsequently removed and is hereby replaced. This sequence of events, which suggests that egregious lies are preferred to the truth, has been recorded on www.worldreports.org, which contains all the updated and breaking Wanta material, that was ignored and traduced in the stub at the foot of this report.

This is the correct information that we posted on 19th November 2007:

The 'information' posted below represents a deliberately malevolent, false disinformation picture which has no bearing on reality. It is a travesty of the truth of the matter and cites Christopher Story as the author of some of the disinformation, which is libellous and implies that Story, the veteran
Editor of International Currency Review of nearly 40 years' standing, is engaged in the egregious dissemination of lies, which is not the case.

This is such an egregiously malevolent stub of disinformation that readers should prudently dismiss it altogether; they should start afresh by accessing Christopher Story's website, which is: www.worldreports.org., reading from the Archive.

www.worldreports.org is the authoritative source for all updated information on Ambassador Lee Emil Wanta. The source 'Thieves' World' was a CIA disinformation work prepared by the late CIA disinformation operative Claire Sterling, published in 1994.

This stub regurgitates ancient lies perpetrated by the CIA, which lied for many years that Lee (Leo being his intelligence community name) Wanta was dead. The CIA proclaimed that he was dead so that corrupt cadres could ransack his funds (see below).

He 'ceased to be dead' with effect from 21st July 2005 after Christopher Story, a British private citizen, had paid $35,000 from his scarce private funds pro bono publico by way of 'restitution' to an American lawyer for onward payment to the Wisconsin State Department of Corrections, to procure Mr Wanta's release from his illegal probation.

Despite his Ambassadorial status, Wanta had been illegally 'taken down' in Switzerland on 7th July 1993 without a warrant on a trumped-up Wisconsin State charge of having failed to pay $14,129 in falsely assessed Wisconsin State fabricated tax that he never owed because he had been resident in Vienna on US Presidential intelligence work since June 1988.

This data is all in the public domain, has been published for several years in International Currency Review, the Journal of the World Financial Community, and can be read on Mr Story's website.

International Currency Review is a banking and financial journal with a worldwide circulation:
ISSN 0020-6490. It is published by World Reports Limited, London.

Notwithstanding that this fabricated tax demand (orchestrated by US criminal intelligence) had been paid twice under protest by Lee Emil Wanta from abroad (in May and June 1992), the funds were improperly allocated by the Wisconsin State Department of Revenue and were never credited to the false account maintained by them for the Ambassador. (Christopher Story holds documentary
proof of both payments). They were paid a third time by Christopher Story in June 2005, which action duly procured Mr Wanta's release from illegal probation effective 14th November 2005.

As a consequence of Wanta thus ceasing to be dead, the CIA's lie that he was dead collapsed in chaos, and all the subsidiary old false witness lies that the CIA had perpetrated, including those assembled for disinformation purposes in the stub below (which, in line with the standard false witness used throughout by detractors, attempts to portray Christopher Story as a source of disinformation) were discredited as well.

Why was Wanta taken down? So that the criminal intelligence cadres running the US Government could ransack the $27.5 trillion of funds assembled by Leo Wanta on President Reagan's orders, in the course of his Financial Warfare operations against the USSR.

Under Reagan's Executive Order 12333 of 1981, US intelligence officers were permitted to establish corporations which could thereafter contract with the CIA/DIA/DEA/NSA et al for the purpose of fulfilling allotted intelligence tasks allocated to them.

The financial proceeds of operations conducted by such corporations were consequently the property of the corporations and thus of their shareholders, a legal fact of life which has never been, and cannot be, disputed. This was not a good idea because almost all US intelligence
operatives are liars and do not function on the basis of the Rule of Law at all, if they can help it.

Lee Wanta is the well-known patriotic exception to this rule: he operates solely in accordance with US law, in contrast to the behaviour of other US operatives, which is why the kakocracy* needed to remove him from the scene, as duly occurred July 1993.

Once Wanta had been illegally arrested (contrary to international law, as a diplomat) and then thrown into a stinking Swiss jail on 7th July 1993, the criminal cadres inside the US official structures immediately ransacked Mr Wanta's bank accounts according to plan.

The history of this matter is, and has been, elaborated in great depth on Christopher Story's website www.worldreports.org. and has been extensively published, as mentioned, in International Currency Review and other World Reports Limited intelligence publications.

Students are advised perhaps to begin with the 'Wisconsingate' report dated 6th August 2007, which forensically dissects, with detailed documentary back-up, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue's tax fabrication operation against Wanta, stretching back for over 20 years, that has been exposed by Christopher Story in minute detail, and which formed the fabricated basis for Wanta's illegal takedown in 1993, despite the fact that Wisconsin has no jurisdiction beyond its borders.

The overall Wantagate crisis, which is the sole and continuing underlying cause of the prevailing global financial and economic day of reckoning that the world is now facing, has been triggered by the fact that the George W. Bush Jr. White House, aided and abetted by other senior office-holders, hijacked the compromise financial settlement of $4.5 trillion that the White House itself agreed (in a classified accord that was finalised in May 2006) should be paid over to Ambassador Wanta, so that the stolen and diverted remaining $23 trillion of his funds (and the many hundreds of trillions of dollars hypothecated upon them) could be released from a de facto lien arising from the collapse of the CIA's lie that Wanta was dead.

For clearly, since he had ceased to be dead, 100% of these funds (plus the hundreds of trillions of fiat ‘funny’ money generated by illegal leveraged operations from that base) belonged to Lee Wanta and to no-one else: a situation that the banks 'could not handle'.

The entire narrative of what has become the worst financial corruption crisis in world history (which this stub consisting of disinformation attempts to obfuscate) is set out in great detail on Christopher Story's website www.worldreports.org., to which all readers are directed in order for the accurate state of affairs to be understood. As indicated, this stub below is a travesty and a disgrace, as it regurgitates long since discredited CIA lies, presents a diversionary, distorted and misleading picture, and because it malevolently incorporates Christopher Story as a source for some of this disinformation.

It is a disgusting instance of ignorant and malevolent US counterintelligence disinformation and deceit at its very worst.

All the statements in the above commentary may be verified by reference to www.worldreports.org and International Currency Review. Another publication covering this matter in detail is Economic Intelligence Review, also published by World Reports Limited, London. Wanta students should access the Archive on the www.worldreports.org Home Page.

A book devoted to Ambassador Wanta and the Wantagate crisis is in preparation

The Wanta disinformation referred to above has been deleted from this page. ENDS.

The Ambassador and his colleagues now have special diplomatic status (conferred upon them by HM The Queen in 2007), which means that the Ambassador is now an Ambassador several times over. This factor greatly complicates the intended discrediting offensive that the mad US stupidity community’s Dark Forces contemplate, their sole objective being of course to cover up their own criminality, in line with pending ‘thought crime’ legislation which has the same Nazi-style objective.

*Note: ‘Kakocracy’: Governance by a clique representing the worst elements of society, in their interests and to the exclusion of all other interests, from the Greek, kakos, meaning foul, or filthy.

Ambassador Leo Emil Wanta: Diplomatic Passport Numbers 04362 & 12535 a.k.a. Frank B. Ingram [FBI] (Sector V) SA32NV; and a.k.a. Rick Reynolds, SA233MS. AmeriTrust Groupe, Inc: Federal EIN Number 20-3866855; Virginia State Corporation Identification Number: 0617454-4; Virginia State Department of Taxation Identification Number: 30203866855F001.

Please be advised that the Editor of International Currency Review cannot enter into email correspondence related to this or to any of the earlier Wantagate reports.

We are a private intelligence publishing house and have no connections to any outside parties including intelligence agencies. The word ‘intelligence’ on this website and in all our marketing material is used for marketing/sales purposes only and has no other connotations whatsoever: see ‘About Us’ on the red panels under the Notes on the Editor, Christopher Story FRSA, who has been solely and exclusively engaged as an investigative journalist, Editor, Author and private financial and current affairs Publisher since 1963 and is not and never has been an agent for a foreign power, suggestions to the contrary being actionable for libel in the English Court.


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YAPHET KOTTO was born in New York City on November 15, 1937. He is an accomplished actor. Both parents were African Jews, and Kotto is devoutly Jewish. For his autobiography, Royalty, Kotto researched his ancestry and determined that he is a Crown Prince of the family that ruled Cameroon's Douala region in the late 19th century.

Father:  Njoki Manga Bell Abraham Kotto
                  Cameroonian Crown Prince (Igbo)
Mother: Gladys Marie Kotto


Chicken Bones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes on the connection between the Igbo and Jewish peoples

This 20/20 story tells the story of one of the original tribes of Egyptian Jews that migrated to Nigeria and were direct decedents form Moses and Abraham. The contributing cause of their questionable behavior and character is their inherited desire to swindle people and worship material values such as money. There are over 250,000 of them living in the Houston area alone. As a matter of fact, this 20/20 story tells a great deal of what they have been up to since migrating to Houston to escape war and persecution. It was really an eye opener for me because I had not been told anything about the IBO TRIBE in my American nor World History classes. I was told this information by a Nigerian whose tribe fought against the IBOS and won. After you watch this compelling video, you will better understand their behavior. WATCH ABC NEWS

Date: 12/31/2007 10:25:43 PM
To: jamesbrown2001@tx.rr.com
From: deboogunseinde1@yahoo.com
Date: 10/31/2007 7:58:50 AM
From: Baba Adewole


African People & Culture

Introduction | African Tribes Groups | Art & Craft | Music & Dance | African Weddings | Festivals & Events | People & Culture Books | People and Culture Posters | People & Culture Photographs | African Language Books


Location: Nigeria, Africa, is composed of basically three different ethnic groups: the Yorubas, the Hausas, and the Ibos. The Ibos live in Iboland. It comes as no surprise that the stifling heat of central Africa would dictate the type of clothing worn by any native peoples. The Ibos wear little or nothing until they reach puberty. At this time, the men usually wear loose-fitting cotton shirts and a loincloth, while the women wrap different pieces of cloth around themselves and also wrap some cloth around their head. The men often carry machetes, useful for clearing overgrown paths and offering protection for wild animals.

Language: The language of the Ibos is very interesting. It is derived from a group of languages commonly found in West Africa, the Kwa languages. It is based a lot on pitch, vocal inflections, and context when defining the meaning of a word. A single word can have numerous meanings depending on these factors. Idioms and proverbs play an important role in the Ibo language. Someone who does not use them in speech is considered a novice at speaking the language.

Daily Life: Village life for the Ibo people is like many other villages in Africa, but still unique in an Ibo way. Ibos live in villages that have anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand people comprised of numerous extended families. A very interesting thing about these villages is that there is no single ruler or king that controls the population. Decisions are made by including almost everyone in the village. There are established institutions such as a council of elders (a groups based on age), a council of chiefs, women's associations, and secret societies. The Ibos simultaneously emphasize individual actions and community living.

The Ibos are profoundly religious. These polytheistic people worship many gods. They believe that there are three levels of divine beings: the highest level is the supreme god, or Chukwu Underneath Chukwu are lesser gods, called Umuagbara, and under these are the Ndi Ichie, the spirits of dead people. The Ibos also believe in reincarnation. They see death as a transient phase between life and the spirit world. When someone dies, he or she starts a new life in the spirit world. After a time in the spirit world, a dead person would be reborn as a new person and the cycle would continue on. Each village has priests and priestesses who help in all spiritual matters, conducting ceremonies and rituals. And since the Ibos believe that everything in life is controlled by higher powers, there are also diviners in a village that attempt to predict the future.

There is a negative side to the Ibo culture, however. Since the British invaded and settled Iboland in the beginning of the 16th century, things have changed drastically, mostly to the disadvantage of women. Today, women are considered second-class citizens, and subservient to men, and sometimes treated as slaves. Women are also forced to study certain womanly subjects in school. Information kindly provided EMuseum by Andrew Froiland


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