Father Of Lies -
A Book Review
By Uri Dowbenko <>
Media Columnist
What can you say about a dead white guy whose own wife called him "The Shark"?
Yes, Allen Dulles was a lawyer. He worked for the powerful illuminati law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, whose clients included multinational corporations as well as foreign governments, and whose big money deals shaped the destiny of the planet.
In a high profile career which spanned two World Wars as well as the Cold War, Dulles was also a director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a director of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Most importantly, Dulles was a moral, intellectual and physical cripple. His philandering was notorious. His acquiescence to the wishes of his masters - the Anglo-American Establishment - is a matter of historical record. And ironically, he also had a club foot, like Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, the director of the CIA's Technical Services Division, responsible for the Agency's diabolical mind control programs.
James Srodes, author of Allen Dulles: Master of Spies, has produced a sanitized whitewash of a biography, completely avoiding Dulles's culpability in his many heinous crimes against humanity.
During Dulles's tenure, after all, the CIA continuously used people as involuntary human guinea pigs. In their hubris, the arrogant spymasters believed they were accountable to no one, the lives of their victims mere Olympian playthings.
This dysfunctional mindset of the power elite is the psychopathology of Dulles himself and many others who consider themselves the movers and shakers of the twentieth century.
Nazis Bankrolled By Wall Street
With blithe disregard, Srodes downplays the importance of the collusion between Big Business and Big Government, writing, "there is little doubt that a close relationship between the State Department and the senior partners of Sullivan & Cromwell suited all the parties well... Questions of conflicts of interest rarely arose in a time when the interests of commerce and government were so closely allied."
Closely allied? That's Srodes oh-so-quaint way of saying that the Old Boys Club infested the highest levels of government as well as business.
Most bothersome, however, is Srodes's dedicated ignorance of the build-up of the Nazi War Machine by Wall Street investment bankers. For instance, in dealing with the Schroeder bank's involvement with financing Hitler, Srodes is disingenous at best. He claims that it was a "different" Schroeder bank because of the different spelling of the surname, even though the name was anglicized in its British incarnation.
"There never was any proof that Sullivan or Cromwell or the Dulles Brothers of the London Schroeder Bank ever had ties to or dealings with von Schroeder," huffs Srodes.
Srodes's disinformational biography disregards well known facts recounted in former Hoover Institution scholar Antony C. Sutton's landmark history, Wall Street And The Rise Of Hitler.
"Who was Schroeder?" asks Sutton in his book. "Baron Kurt von Schroeder was born in Hamburg in 1889 into an old established German banking family. An earlier member of the Schroeder family moved to London, changed his name to Schroder (without the dierisis) and organized the banking firm of J. Henry Schroder in London and J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation in New York."
In his well-documented story of the American financiers who provided the money and material Hitler used to launch World War II, Dr. Sutton recounts how Nazi Baron Kurt von Schroeder "acted as a conduit for I.T.T. money funneled to Heinrich Himmler's S.S. organization in 1944, while World War II was in progress and the United States was at war with Germany."
Furthermore, in recent correspondence with this author, Dr. Sutton writes that "New York was so determined to conceal the WWII links that a vice president of New York Schroeder Bank (Bogdan) was put in uniform and sent to Germany to grab the [incriminating] paperwork before US troops even reached Cologne."
The American subsidiary of the notorious Nazi firm I.G. Farben, called American I.G., was under the control of an American citizen named Halbach, nominally a consultant to the firm.
When his bank accounts were blocked after Pearl Harbor, Sutton writes, "Halbach filed suit against the Alien Property Custodian through the Establishment law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell to oust the US Government from its control of I.G. Farben companies. These suits were unsuccessful, but Halbach was successful in keeping the Farben cartel agreements intact through World War II."
"This tells me someone even today wants to keep history concealed," says Sutton. "The work of the Control Commission for Germany would be a very productive research project."
Dulles And The Wilson Puppet
In spite of himself, Srodes lets the truth slip out during unguarded moments. For instance, describing the way that President Wilson was controlled by his notorious handler "Colonel" House, Srodes writes that "Wilson created a special advisory group, the Commission of Inquiry. It quickly became known as the Inquiry, and the press called it Wilson's brain trust. Under Colonel House's direction, the group was made up of historians, geographers, economists and other experts on world affairs. With typical Wilsonian confidence, the President told his advisors not to bother him with the details of the issues he would confront. 'Just tell me what is right, and I will fight for it,' he said."
House certainly acceded. According to many analysts, he told Wilson what to do in the manner of a handler and his asset.
Srodes does nothing to illuminate Wilson's obsession with the League of Nations, a failed precursor of the UN. "His fixation, which used the young Allen Dulles and his brother Foster Dulles, resulted in the Treaty of Versailles which by carving up ethnic groups and nations was in due course responsible for setting the stage for World War II."
"Major participants began to flee Paris at once," writes Srodes, "though there remained an enormously detailed set of agreements on borders, arms trade, and nationalities - 35 separate committees in all - that would have to be worked out for the final act of the drama, the Treaty of Sevres signed in August 1920."
Allen Dulles, meanwhile, failed upward - getting more responsibility from the Power Elite to fulfill their mandates.
Mind Control - The Solution To Dulles's Problem Wife
The illuminati double standard in sexual ethics ("do as I say not as I do") is underscored by Dulles's "private" behavior.
"Allen Dulles was a womanizer by any standards," writes Srodes. "It is inconceivable that he would have been hired by the CIA at all, let alone serve as its director for as long as he did, if today's intense scrutiny and censorious attitudes had existed in the 1950s."
"His penchant for flirtations and flings [Srodes can't bear to call them affairs] drew frequent rages and warnings from Clover [Dulles's wife]," pontificates the author.
"Clover had come to terms with her husband's philandering," writes Gordon Thomas in Journey Into Madness: The True Story Of CIA Mind Control And Medical Abuse.
"It had been strong enough to have driven her to contemplate suicide," continues Gordon. "Each time she had discovered a new adultery she had gone to Cartier. She had filled a jewel box with expensive baubles marking his infidelities."
"Over the years Clover had also consulted several psychiatrists who had prescribed drugs that only momentarily masked her pain. It had been an Agency doctor, a kindly man, who had finally taken her aside during a reception at the French Embassy for Bastile Day and said she could benefit from seeing a Dr. Cameron."
This was the notorious criminal Doctor Ewen Cameron whose hospital in Montreal became a living hell, the horror show setting for mind control experiments directed by CIA director Allen Dulles.
Sanitizing The CFR
Srodes is a great spinmeister, following in the long-standing tradition of other Establishment hack writers, or in veteran researcher Sherman Skolnick's terms - "whores of the press."
"His [Dulles's] early membership in the Council on Foreign Relations would prove much more important to his development," writes Srodes. In other words, if joining the Old Boys Club doesn't help your career, nothing will.
Srodes doesn't explain the significance of the CFR, a defacto U.S. Politburo, sister organization of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, whose mutual origin in Cecil Rhodes's Roundtable Group remains ground zero for contemporary globalists who dominate US Government policies and agendas.
The Council on Foreign Relations, the preeminent cabal of US-based control freaks, is even quoted in the book from the 1944-45 Report as pronouncing, "Peace will need to be worked out as diligently as war has been."
The CFR's penchant for globalist micro-management has been a bane for America ever since.
"From 1939 onward, Dulles had become one of the leading public proponents of the view that America's own defense security was inextricably entwined with that of Western Europe and particularly with that of Britain," writes Srodes.
"That year, he and Hamilton Fish Armstrong published a sequel to their 1936 argument against isolationism."
Undoubtedly, Dulles's dull propaganda tract called "Can We Stay Neutral?" set the agenda for public acquiescence to the burgeoning war industry and further profiteering by Wall Street allied industries.
After all, how could you make money without a designated enemy?
The Washington Kremlin
Ironically, the home to the OSS and the CIA - a compound of buildings at 2430 E. Street N.W. - was called "the Kremlin."
This bizarre moniker betrays the police state mentality of the OSS-CIA veterans who became the ardent fighters of communism.
As far back as 1945, the CIA has been called an "American Gestapo," most notably in a series of articles written by Walter Trohan in the Chicago Tribune.
During that time, General George Strong argued that the OSS was "possibly dangerous" and that "it ought to be liquidated in a perfectly natural, logical manner."
The specious argument that America "needed" an intelligence agency is betrayed by the fact that there were no less than eight different spy agencies in the US at the time.
The CIA-Media Propaganda Connection
"With a combination of hard dollar contributions and soft dollar services, major American corporations were enthusiastic supporters of both government and private cloak and dagger campaigns," writes Srodes.
"Correspondents for major newspapers, magazines and broadcast networks (notably Time-Life, NBC and CBS) doubled as collectors while the media outlets themselves shaped programming to propaganda needs."
According to Deborah Davis, author of the definitive biography Katharine The Great: Katherine Graham and Her Washington Post Empire, it was much worse.
Interviewed in Kenn Thomas's edition of Popular Alienation, Davis says that "Philip Graham was Katherine Graham's husband who ran the Post in the '50s. He committed suicide in 1963. That's when Katherine Graham took over. [Benjamin] Bradlee was close friends with Allen Dulles and Phil Graham. The paper wasn't doing very well for a while and he was looking for a way to pay foreign correspondents and Allen Dulles was looking for a cover."
"So the two of them hit on a plan," says Davis. "Allen Dulles would pay for the reporters and they would give the CIA the information that they found as well as give it to the Post. So he helped to develop this operation and it subsequently spread to other newspapers and magazines. It was called Operation Mockingbird."
The Washington Post is a CIA front. Deal with it.
CIA infiltration of the mass media is an historical fact. But is this politically incorrect history taught in the prestigious Schools of Journalism around the country? Very unlikely.
The Dulles-Mafia Connection
In mobster Sam Giancana's revealing biography, Double Cross, "Mooney [Giancana] went on to say that CIA director Allen Dulles was the one who originally came up with the idea of taking out Castro."
"Two officials, Richard Bissell and Sheffield Edwards, were selected to put the scheme into action," write co-authors Sam and Chuck Giancana, godson and brother of mob boss Sam Giancana. "For the liaison to the Outfit [the Chicago-based Mob], Mooney said they called on Bob Maheu [a Howard Hughes operative]."
"The guy from the FBI? The guy who used to be with the FBI. He has a cover, a detective agency," answered the elder Giancana. "He's working for our Teamsters attorney friend, Williams. That's how a lot of the guys work. Like Bannister. Maheu and Banister work for the CIA all the time. They're good, damned good. And they've made me a lot of money."
The CIA's use of "cutouts," or go-betweens, put distance between the CIA's murderous deeds and the killers they hired. Most recently this practice has been called "privatization."
"After Mooney's initial meeting with Maheu, one arranged by his lieutenant Johnny Roselli, Mooney told Chuck he instructed Roselli to tell Santo Trafficante amd Carlos Marcello he wanted them to provide the assistance necessary - their Cuban connections - to pull off the CIA assassination plot," the book continues.
"Mooney made Roselli the go-between with Maheu and the CIA. Meanwhile Mooney said he put Jack Ruby back in action supplying arms, aircraft and munitions to exiles in Florida and Louisiana, while the former Castro Minister of Games, Frank Fiorini, joined Ruby in the smuggling venture along with a Banister CIA associate, David Ferrie."
These intimate connections between a notorious cast of characters from the CIA, the Outfit and the JFK assassination players put credence to Giancana's contention, "That's what we are, the Outfit and the CIA, two sides of the same coin."
Dulles And The JFK Hit
Then President John F. Kennedy had the audacity to fire Allen Dulles as director of the CIA. Why? He blamed himself and the CIA chief for the Bay of Pigs failed invasion of Cuba.
Enraged at the fiasco, Kennedy vowed to "splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces." Shortly thereafter the men who caused him public humiliation were fired - CIA veterans Allen Dulles, Richard Bissell and General Charles Cabell.
It has been duly noted that CIA agents loyal to Dulles had been placed throughout the United States. Also, the Nazi spymaster Reinhard Gehlen's German and Eastern European agents, exfiltrated after WWII, were positioned in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and New Orleans, where they would be later useful in providing a smokescreen for the Warren Commission's coverup of JFK's murder.
When President Johnson appointed Dulles to be a member of the Warren Commission to probe the JFK assassination, there was more than a little irony that the former CIA spymaster got the job.
When you need a first class coverup, call a professional. The blatant conflict of interest was once again covered up by the media "watchdogs" turned lapdogs. The fix was in.
Interestingly enough, Srodes writes that "the correspondence in Dulles's personal papers shows that a major preoccupation of all the commission members was to satisfy the American public that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone and above all, had not had any ties to the CIA, the FBI or any other arm of the government."
"The Lone Nut Conspiracy Theory" was born, and the Dulles-directed Warren Commission Report is as good a fraud as the Piltdown Man hoax. Probably better, since it still stands in Big Media.
Dulles - Illuminati Gofer
Even though "gofer of the illuminati" might be too harsh a sobriquet for Dulles, it is certainly not inaccurate.
As the ultimate insider and member of the ultra-secret Pilgrim Society, Dulles consistently followed his masters' agenda of internationalism. He steadfastly promoted globalism and the oligopoly's control of resources and nations, which the "useful idiots" - as the Soviets use to call them - believe will lead to the inevitable One World Government.
Allen Dulles: Master of Spies is a prime example of revisionist biography at best - or blatant hagiography at worst. It's another whitewash of a man who could be liberally characterized as a world-class criminal.
In his conclusion to the 570-page doorstop of a book, Srodes flirts with the truth and even briefly touches it. He writes that "Dulles was indebted to both his grandfather and uncle for his conviction that the safety of a free society must be protected by that institutional paradox, a publicly accountable secret service."
It is certainly secret, but most certainly not accountable.
"If that ideal was wrong, then Dulles was wrong and the concept on which the CIA was founded was also wrong," writes Srodes. "If the past fifty years were wrongly cast, then the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan and the Cold War were all ghastly mistakes."
And that ghastliness remains Dulles's lasting legacy.
"His monument is around us," concludes Srodes, referring to the bas-relief medallion with Dulles's portrait, hanging in the central lobby of the CIA headquarters building.
That "monument" is today's surveillance society.
You can thank Allen Dulles, godfather of the National Security States of America.
(Copyright 1999 Uri Dowbenko.)
Uri Dowbenko is a marketing consultant and one of America's most prolific writers on the media. His reviews and articles explore the psycho-political and historical context of contemporary books, movies, and pop culture. He is also Chairman and CEO of New Improved Entertainment Corporation. Dowbenko's column is published exclusively in Nitro News every week.


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