Monday, May 23, 2011
Jan 5, 2011
By Dr. Gary K. Busch
One of the key as aspects of the current impasse in the Ivory Coast is the important role played by the French Freemasons and their African lodge leaders. Virtually all the African leaders ranged against Gbagbo and supporting the elite cadre of French business and political leaders are Freemasons affiliated to the same lodges as the French business and political group. It is impossible to understand how Franceafrique works without reference to the Masons.
The French Masons represent the elite of French business and politics, Most of them were educated together at the same two schools and most pursue a career in the administration of the French government or the administration of French business. At French firms there is often pressure to hire or promote people based on their connections. A study by Francis Kramarz and David Thesmar published in 2006 by the Institute for the Study of Labour in Bonn looked at three French business networks: former civil servants who graduated from the Ãcole Nationale dâ Administration, former civil servants who graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Polytechnique graduates who went straight into business. These two elite schools, which produce 500 or so French graduates a year, dominate the boards of France's biggest companies. The study showed that firms run by former civil servants who maintained their links to government markedly underperformed those run by executives with purely private-sector backgrounds[i].
Freemason lodges maintain a formidable, covert influence within the French judicial and police structures. All three Freemason lodges in France have gained reputations in recent years for being caught out peddling political influence and pursuing false invoicing on state contracts, particularly in companies controlled by the state. Freemasons in the judiciary hamper any investigations through bureaucratic measures designed to torpedo any serious attempt at reform. One of the topmost grievances raised by the muzzled Press is the Grande Lodge National Francaise (GLNF) open-armed embrace of brutal or corrupt African dictators who are Masons. The other two Grand Lodges are no different.
Just as in France, Freemasonry is ubiquitous at the very top in many African states. Denis Sassou Nguesso, the Congolese president, is Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Congo Brazzaville linked to the National Grand Lodge of France; President Mamadou Tanja of Niger; Chad's Idriss Deby and Francois Boziz of the Central African Republic are among at least twelve African presidents linked to the Masons. In November 2009 Ali Bongo, the new Gabonese President was ordained as the grand master of the Grand Lodge of Gabon (GLB) and the Grand Equatorial Rite, the two predominant Freemason orders in Gabon.[ii]
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Out on bail, 'Socialist' Freemason ex-IMF chief arrives on Broadway, no longer near Freemason Bernie Madoff's bail apt.
From Reuters.com - Fri May 20, 2011
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was settling into a new, temporary abode on Friday on New York's Broadway but he was a long way from the neon lights and theaters that make the street famous.and
Some New Yorkers in the area weren't happy about having such a controversial new neighbor. One man held up a pink cardboard sign that read: "D.S.K. Not In my Backyard."and
His wife, French television journalist Anne Sinclair, had reportedly rented a luxury apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side in the Bristol Plaza, where a two-bedroom suite costs up to $14,200 a month.and
At the Bristol Plaza, Strauss-Kahn would have had goose down pillows, daily maid service and a soaking tub in an Italian marble bathroom. Building manager, Milstein Properties, declined to comment on media reports that it refused to rent to Sinclair after it became aware of the high-profile tenant.and
Strauss-Kahn would also not have been the first personality to be confined to an apartment in the swank neighborhood, where just a few blocks away disgraced financier Bernard Madoff was detained in his penthouse. Madoff is now in prison, serving a 150-year sentence for Wall Street's biggest investment fraud.and
The Bro. Madoff Apartment
The Bro. Madoff Office
The Bro. Madoff Grand Entrance