- During an Oct. 19 webcast with Democratic candidates,
Lyndon LaRouche responded to a question about how to force a purge of the
lunatic neo-conservative and Christian Zionist apparatus from the Bush
Administration, and, thus, stop the pending U.S. imperial military mis-adventure
against Iraq. LaRouche's response undoubtedly shocked most among the 300-plus
participants in the Internet broadcast:
- "I think, if you wanted to clean up the snake-pit,"
LaRouche began, "what you'd do is, you'd hit it on the flank.... The
place to hit, is the Moonies. The most important, and most significant
nut-factor, which is a serious threat to our political order, inside the
United States, is the Moonies." Reverend Moon bought up Jerry Falwell,
Richard Viguerie, the whole racist far right in the country, LaRouche said,
and now Moon is buying up many African-Americans. "You pull that out,
and I guarantee you, the biggest factor of loose, religious, and other
kinds of nuts, in the United States, will scamper. And the rest of the
mess will be cleaned up."
- Grovelling for Drug Money
- As reported in the Oct. 25 issue of EIR ("Democrats
Now Venture to the Dark Side of the Moon"), from the early 1980s onward,
the Asian and South American dirty-money and rogue intelligence apparatus
centered around the deranged personality of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, spent
hundreds of millions of dollars to buy up the entire so-called "Christian
Right" in America. This started with the William F. Buckley Jr.-linked
Richard Viguerie, the so-called wizard of direct mail solicitation, who
found himself bankrupt, circa 1987.
- Col. Bo Hi Pak"the controller of the Moon apparatus,
a founder of the South Korean KCIA, and South Korean military attaché
in Washington"paid $10 million to Viguerie, via the purchase of a
piece of Northern Virginia commercial real estate worth a fraction of the
- By 1994, the Moonies had bailed out the self-professed
Christian Zionist, Rev. Jerry Falwell, whose "Elmer Gantry" lifestyle
had bankrupted his Lynchburg, Virginia Liberty University, and bilked his
own followers out of $73 million. The Moonies bought up Falwell's debt
for pennies on the dollar, effectively morphing the pudgy televangelist
into a grinning prop for Moon's alphabet soup of front groups.
- Before the dawn of the 1990s, every significant name
on the Christian Right"Pat Robertson, Tim and Beverly LaHaye, Gary
Bauer, James Dobson, Robert Schuller"had been taken over by Moon and
turned into even bigger con artists than they had been before they went
grovelling for narco-dollars.
- The main question for the Christian Right was, and still
is: What was more embarrassing"having to associate with a stark-raving
lunatic who proclaimed that Jesus Christ had failed in his mission, and
that God had anointed Moon as the actual "King of Kings," the
"True Parent" of a new master race; or, knowing that they were
being bought off by offshore dirty money, much of it linked to international
- Moon 'Family Values'
- In 1994, the year that Moon bought up Falwell, the U.S.
Congress passed a bill establishing "Parents Day" as a new national
holiday, designated on the fourth Sunday of July. The leading Congressional
sponsor of the Moon-instigated legislation was Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.),
one of the most fanatical of the House "Clinton-bashers." Long-time
Moon functionary Gary Jarmin did the legwork for the legislation push.
- While no one could dare protest the idea of "Parents
Day," many Christian, Jewish, and Islamic theologians have serious
problems with Reverend Moon's particular views on "parenthood."
According to Moon, he and his (fourth) wife, Hak Ja Han Moon, are the "True
Parents." Moon claims that Jesus Christ failed in his mission, because
he was crucified before he had children, and therefore mankind was not
freed from the original sin, which, in Moon's world, derived from Eve having
had a sexual union with Satan. Jesus came to Moon, this fractured fairy
tale continues, and bestowed upon him the task of completing his failed
mission"by staging lavish mass-marriage ceremonies, in which Moon's
"pretty girls" from Korea and Japan are paired with unsuspecting
- In a posting on the Unification Church website, Rev.
Michael Jenkins, who heads the entire Moon organization in America (now
called "the Holy Spirit Association/Unification of World Churches
USA"), wrote bluntly that "Unless we are cleansed of the original
sin, human beings, from the moment of conception, are not in their original
state. In order for us to be cleansed of the original sin, we should be
reborn. The method of rebirth is to receive the Marriage Blessing with
the Reverend Moon as the officiator. That is the best way to be cleansed
of the original sin. This cleansing remains to be done for all humankind.
Only after having gone through this cleansing can we personally stand before
God and grow as original human beings." Later, he added, "Reverend
Sun Myung Moon is one anointed to fulfill the mission that Jesus was unable
- On July 4, 2002, the Moon-owned Washington Times ran
a full-page ad from one of Reverend Moon's front groups, proclaiming him
the Messiah. The ad "quoted" Jesus Christ: "Reverend Sun
Myung Moon! Thou art the Second Coming who inaugurated the Completed Testament
Age! The 120 people, who have brought light to the history of Christianity,
pledge to take part in all that the True Parents do, and resolve to strive
toward the ideal, the original garden where there is no original sin, through
the guidance, the words of the Completed Testament, and the Unification
Principle, of the Savior and Messiah, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon."
- In the same blasphemous ad, God was also quoted: "As
you, the True Parents, have now succeeded in everything and have raised
everything to its true level, you are now the Savior, Messiah and King
of Kings of all humanity!!!"
- Was it for this insanity, that the Congress established
"National Parents Day"?
- A Criminal Background
- For someone proclaiming himself the true Messiah, the
North Korean-born Moon has a rather checkered past. In the post-World War
II period, when Moon migrated to southern Korea, he became involved with
a mystical sect called Israeli Suo-won, which practiced a strange "purification"
ritual, in which women achieved purity by having intercourse with the sect's
ministers. In both North and South Korea, Reverend Moon was charged with
morals violations, according to an FBI report, obtained by reporter Robert
Parry under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Moon landed in a South
Korea jail in 1955 for his sexual missionary work.
- Moon might have simply wandered around the Korean countryside,
dodging the law and practicing "sexual purification" on young
girls, but for the intervention of two of the Korean CIA's founders"Kim
Jong-Pil and Bo Hi Pak"and their patrons in the radical right wing
of Anglo-American intelligence. Those ultra-right-wing Anglo-American intelligence
networks were pivotted around William F. Buckley, Jr. and the Carlist,
nominally Catholic, fascist apparatus he was building, under the cover
of his National Review magazine, and the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)
anti-Communist youth movement.
- According to a CIA report, dated Feb. 26, 1963, "Kim
Jong-Pil organized the Unification Church while he was director of the
ROK Central Intelligence Agency, and has been using the church, which had
a membership of 27,000, as a political tool."
- Kim Jong-Pil was also in charge of rebuilding South Korean
ties to Japan, as part of an overall American and British-backed effort
to build an Asia-wide anti-Communist apparatus, pivotted on South Korea,
Japan, and Taiwan, and making use of the vast Asian secret society-based
organized crime apparatus, which was more than willing to fight the Communists,
in return for a license to steal. Among Kim Jong-Pil's best Japanese contacts
were two convicted Japanese war criminals, Yoshio Kodama and Ryoichi Sasakawa.
- Sasakawa was a leading figure in the Yakuza, Japan's
organized-crime secret society, which was employed in the post-war period
by the CIA to counter the Communists and trade union radicals. According
to David Kaplan and Alec Dubro, authors of a respected history of the Yakuza,
"Sasakawa became an advisor to Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Japanese
branch of the Unification Church."
- In June 1964, Kim Jong-Pil, Bo Hi Pak, and Reverend Moon
were among the founders of the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League. APACL
created a student front, the Free Asia Youth Alliance (FAYA), which, from
its inception, was formally linked to Buckley's Young Americans for Freedom,
which had established its own international youth federation, the International
Youth Freedom Foundation. YAF/IYFF and FAYA signed a "Declaration
of Common Purpose" in their first months of existence.
- There were two Buckley epigones who were assigned the
task of forging the alliance with their Asian partners at the KCIA and
the Unification Church: Morris Liebman and Tongsun Park. A Korean-born,
but American-educated YAF operative, Tongsun Park worked closely with Col.
Bo Hi Pak, when the South Korean spook and Moon Church controller came
to Washington, shortly after the launching of APACL, as the South Korean
military attaché. The Colonel's primary assignment was to oversee
the buildup of Moonie operations in the United States.
- Liebman was Buckley's man on the scene in East Asia,
shuttling to APACL conferences in Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, throughout
the 1960s. Liebman's cover was that he was a public relations man, working
for Harold Orim and Co., a firm that represented the Committee for a Free
Asia, the International Rescue Committee (of Leo Cherne), and the Committee
of One Million.
- In 1966, APACL became a core component of the larger
World Anti-Communist League (WACL), which was a front for the same Anglo-American
ultra-right-wing dirty spook networks that had picked up the dregs of the
wartime Nazi and Fascist apparatus, for use as "resistance" networks,
in the event of a Communist takeover of any country in the "Free World."
- In Italy, the Fascist-tainted underground operation was
code-named "Gladio," and it took on a life of its own, fuelling
a corrupt parallel intelligence apparatus, dominated by the wartime Fascists
and royalists. By the late 1960s, the CIA was attempting, to no avail,
to shut down Gladio and other, now out-of-control paramilitary cells, which
were engaging in "strategy of tension" terror attacks against
continental Europe and elsewhere.
- The Mooning of America
- Around the same time that he was dispatched to Washington
to run the Unification Church deployments on American soil, Col. Bo Hi
Pak founded the Korean Cultural and Freedom Foundation, a group which the
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations found
to be a KCIA front. In Washington, the South Korean colonel knew where
to turn for help, in establishing an elaborate string of front groups,
phony fundraising operations, and other covers. He hired Buckleyite Richard
Viguerie as his chief "fundraiser."
- The Moon organization, the Korean Cultural and Freedom
Foundation, and other South Korean influence-peddling outfits went hog-wild
in Washington, D.C. during the 1970s. At one point, Moon was accused of
running a 300-woman prostitution ring, infiltrating Congressional offices,
in league with "Republic of Korea lobbyist" and Buckley protégé
Tongsun Park. Through the Washington, D.C.-headquartered Diplomat National
Bank, Moon and Park spread vast sums of money all over Capitol Hill and
K Street. It was a recipe that Moon would repeat over and over again.
- In the late 1970s, Rep. Donald Fraser (D-Minn.) ran a
Congressional probe of the "Koreagate" influence-peddling scandal.
Moon survived the scandal by spreading even more cash around Washington,
creating more front-groups, and particularly spreading money around the
emerging Buckley-dominated New Right. Fraser lost his re-election campaign
in 1980, which greatly assisted in the coverup of Moon's operations (although
zealous Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York"in
spite of protests from the Reagan White House and main Justice Department"successfully
prosecuted Moon in 1982 on tax evasion charges, and packed him off to prison
for 18 months, leaving Colonel Pak behind to run the show, on a vastly
- Among the early New Right recipients of Moon largesse
was Joseph Churba, a childhood friend of Jewish Defense League founder
Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was one of the key liaisons between the Likudnik
right wing in Israel and the emerging neo-conservative crowd in Washington.
- Churba and Kahane had founded the Jewish Defense League
(JDL) in the mid-1960s as another one of the WACL-linked right-wing front
groups, initially dispatched onto the campuses of New York City to beat
up anti-Vietnam War protesters. At the inception of the group, Kahane and
Churba worked with two other Columbia University students, the son of labor
counterinsurgent Irving Brown, and Roy Godson. Godson's father, Joe Godson,
ran a string of Anglo-American anti-Communist labor front groups out of
London for years.
- The Godson-Brown links to the first Churba-Kahane foray
into right-wing politics raise interesting questions about whether the
early JDL was one of the many covert projects associated with the late
James Jesus Angleton, the CIA counterintelligence director. Angleton was
the U.S. intelligence community paymaster and handler of "ex"-Communist
Jay Lovestone, Irving Brown's closest ally inside the American labor movement's
international department. Angleton also had the exclusive CIA "franchise"
for dealing with the Israeli intelligence services.
- Kahane and Churba were part of the Betar youth movement
of the Jabotinsky fascist apparatus (Vladimir Ze'ev Jabotinsky, a founder
of Israel's Likud party, was a professed admirer of Hitler and Mussolini).
They were the hooligans, deployed by the only slightly more respectable
Betar fronts, the American Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the American
Center for Russian Jewry. All three groups stalked Soviet diplomats who
were assigned to the United Nations, and staged noisy protests over the
plight of Soviet "Refuseniks." The JDL's earliest terrorist operations
included the planting of pipe-bombs under the cars of Soviet diplomats.
The Betar operations were cited by Sen. Henry "Scoop" Jackson
(D-Wash.) as having been pivotal to Congress's 1972 passage of the Jackson-Vanik
Amendment, placing economic and political sanctions on the Soviet Union,
linked to the treatment of Soviet Jews.
- Churba graduated from the JDL to U.S. Air Force Intelligence
during the mid-1970s, at one point heading up the Middle East intelligence
desk. But after he attacked the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Gen. George Brown, for disparaging comments about Israel, he had his security
clearances stripped and left the government. After a brief stint as a consultant
to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1981-82, Churba was again
bounced from the government, when his patron, National Security Adviser
Richard Allen, was forced to resign, under a cloud of scandal. From 1983
until his death in 1996, Churba was a Moonie.
- Under Executive Order 12333, the Reagan-Bush Administration
created a gigantic loophole, allowing private organizations to be "deputized"
as assets of U.S. covert intelligence. Col. Bo Hi Pak launched the Confederation
of the Associations for the Unification of the Societies of the Americas
(CAUSA) as one of the most important and filthiest fronts for the secret
war in Central America. CAUSA created an in-house think-tank for Churba,
called the International Security Council, which put the Moonies into bed
with the entire Likud-Betar Israeli intelligence apparatus.
- The North Side of the Moon
- The Iran-Contra "secret parallel government"
operation afforded the Moonies the opportunity to do what they do best:
launder vast sums of cash from undisclosed offshore enterprises into the
hands of rogue anti-Communist spooks. The largest recipient of Moonie largesse
was Lt. Col. Oliver North. Moon's and Bo Hi Pak's CAUSA International became
a prime source of funding for North personally, and for the Iran-Contra
gang more broadly.
- Ronald Godwin, the vice president of the Washington Times
Corp. and the former director of Falwell's Moral Majority, set up a Moon
front, Interamerican Partnership, which was one of the first fronts to
funnel cash into North's "Enterprise." Another Moon-sponsored
group, the American Freedom Coalition, produced a North promo video, "Ollie
North: Fight for Freedom," and paid to air it 600 times on over 100
TV stations, according to Bob Parry. The AFC, according to one eyewitness
report, received $5-6 million from Moon to boost the North covert wars
in Central America.
- The American Freedom Coalition was a prototypical Moon
front, drawing in everything filthy on the American ultra-right, along
with a few bought-off old civil rights figures, including Rev. Ralph Abernathy.
AFC's board of directors included Sen. Jesse Helms's (R-N.C.) two chief
fundraisers, Tom Ellis and Carter Wren; Churba; Buckley nephew L. Brent
Bozell III; Lt. Gen. Danny Graham (ret.); Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, a WACL
superstar; Richard Viguerie; and Mormon Church official and former FBI
Agent Cleon Skousen.
- As reported in last week's EIR , at least one source
of dirty money to fuel the Moonie operations in America, during the early
1980s, was the "Cocaine Colonels" regime in Bolivia. A reported
$4 million cash payment, passed through CAUSA, had helped bankroll the
military coup, carried out on behalf of the world's then-leading cocaine
trafficker, Roberto Suárez. Wartime French Nazi collaborator Klaus
Barbie had run the Colonels' secret police apparatus, along with Stefano
Della Chiaie, one of the leading Gladio terrorists in Italy, who had been
responsible for the bombing of the Bologna train station. Della Chiaie
fled to the Bolivia safe haven, and he, along with Barbie, was frequently
seen in the company of Moonie official Thomas Ward, the head of CAUSA-Bolivia.
- Showdown in Brazil
- The Clinton years were not good times in America for
the Moon crowd, which bankrolled a non-stop propaganda campaign against
the President, through Falwell, Robertson, and the other Christian Zionist
flunkies who had been seduced by Moon cash and sex. At one point, according
to news accounts, Moon considered moving his entire Western Hemisphere
operations to Brazil, where the Moon apparatus had bought vast tracts of
- Now, the Brazilian government is taking concerted action
against the Moonies, charging them with tax evasion and money laundering.
On May 6, 2002, Brazilian Federal police raided the offices of the Moon
organization in several separate locations in São Paulo, and in
the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.
- One trigger for the probe, according to recent news accounts
in the Brazilian press, was the massive purchase of land by the Moonies
along the Brazilian border with Bolivia and Paraguay. Since 1997, Moon
has bought up large areas of land in Mato Grosso do Sul, and hundreds of
thousands of acres, including an entire town, in Paraguay, a country notorious
as a contraband and money-laundering center for drug cartels and other
- Official investigations into the Moon land-grab began
in mid-2001. In November 2001, the state legislature of Mato Grosso do
Sul held hearings on the Moon land "investments." The head of
the Brazilian Army's Western Command, Sergio Conforto, testified at those
hearings, that the purchase of contiguous land on both sides of the Paraguayan
and Bolivian border "gives the impression that they wish to join the
- On Feb. 4, 2002, a judge had ordered that bank secrecy
protection be lifted on all bank accounts of Moon's Association for the
Unification of Families and World Peace. The Public Prosecutors Office
is charging the group with posing a threat to the national security of
- A Paradox for Mr. Rumsfeld
- By all public accounts, the Moon apparatus spends billions
of dollars"perhaps tens of billions of dollars"a year on its
worldwide front operations. Estimates of Moon's annual losses at the Washington
Times Corp. alone, with its string of money-losing publications, range
from $30-100 million. A recently compiled, single-spaced list of Moon's
front organizations in the United States alone runs to 27 pages.
- There are no credible reports of where the Moon empire
gets its dough. There are many credible reports, linking the groups to
the very "asteroid" intelligence networks that dominate the international
crime scene, facilitate the world's biggest drug-trafficking operations,
and protect the offshore banks that launder the estimated $1 trillion annual
black market trade in illegal weapons and drugs.
- There is one more question that ought to be rumbling
between the ears of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary
Paul Wolfowitz, Vice President Dick Cheney, and other Bush Administration
officials who are contemplating the promised wars against the alleged "axis
of evil" troika of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. They count on the
Moonie press to propagandize for the imperial march, even as the majority
of American citizens recoil in horror at the idea of the United States
imitating the decline and fall of the Roman Empire in fast-forward.
- As investigative reporter Robert Parry reported in a
Jan. 31, 2001 article, "Rev. Moon, the Bushes & Donald Rumsfeld"
(www.consortiumnews.com), on Feb. 2, 1994, the U.S. Defense Intelligence
Agency (DIA) issued a classified report (later declassified and released
under the FOIA), detailing a week-long series of face-to-face meetings
that took place in Pyongyang, North Korea from Nov. 30 to Dec. 8, 1991,
between Reverend Moon and North Korean leader Kim Il-sung.
- "These talks took place secretly, without the knowledge
of the South Korean government," the DIA report noted. "In the
original deal with Kim [Il-sung], Moon paid several tens of million dollars
as a down-payment into an overseas account," added a second DIA report,
dated Aug. 14, 1994.
- A third declassified DIA document, dated Sept. 9, 1994,
detailed the transaction: "In 1993, the Unification Church sold a
piece of property located in Pennsylvania. The profit on the sale, approximately
$3 million, was sent through a bank in China to the Hong Kong branch of
the KS [South Korean] company 'Samsung Group.' The money was later presented
to Kim Jong Il as a birthday present."
- The flurry of 1994 DIA memos was triggered by the death
of Kim Il-sung that year, and the sudden appearance of Col. Bo Hi Pak in
Pyongyang. The Colonel's mission, according to the DIA documents, was to
assure that the "deal" was still on to open the North to a series
of Moon businesses. "If necessary, Moon authorized Pak to deposit
a second payment for Kim Jong Il," one of the DIA reports noted. Among
the "business deals" on the table were a resort complex in Pyongyang,
and a "Holy Land" at the site of Moon's birthplace.
- "There was an agreement regarding economic cooperation
for the reconstruction of KN's [North Korea's] economy which included establishment
of a joint venture to develop tourism at Kimkangsan, KN; investment in
the Tumangang River Development; and investment to construct the light
industry base at Wonsan, KN. It is believed that during their meeting Moon
donated 450 billion yen to KN," according to another DIA report. At
the time of the 1991 original Moon visit to Pyongyang, and the negotiating
of the deal, Parry reported, the Japanese yen was trading at 130 to the
dollar, meaning that Moon's investment in North Korea was in the range
of $3.5 billion.
- According to a 1998 Congressional commission on missile
technology proliferation, chaired by Rumsfeld, during the period of the
Moon-North Korea transactions, Pyongyang was engaged in a crash program
to build a new generation of missiles, which the neo-conservatives today
proclaim as the greatest threat to the stability of North Asia.
- (See first article in series, Oct. 25 EIR.) http://larouchepub.com/other/2002/2941moonies.html