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Bolivia: Follow the (Masonic? U.S.?) money

20 April 2009

The coup attempt (or thwarted terrorist attack) in Bolivia is veering from something scripted by Robert Ludlam into something by Dan Brown.

Unexplored at this point are any ties between former U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg, who was Chief of Mission in Kosovo prior to his appointment as Ambassador to Bolivia in August 2006.  In August 2007, Goldberg was expelled from Bolivia, following media reports of his ties to the separatists, and the comical incident in which the United States miliary attache, Lt. Col. Greg Michael of the Mississippi National Guard, was arrested shooting up a whorehouse in Santa Cruz (the largest city in the separatist region) which led to exposure of a gun running racket.

Also unexplored… and this is where it seems to go into Dan Brown territory, are the intriguing hints of a Masonic plot.  Far from the kind of guy to go off rails into rants about the International Zionist-Bildenburger-Templar conspiracy, Otto writes in Inka Kola News about an odd connection between the terrorists, and the “Media Luna” separatists which includes ties to the Croatian Army and Masonic lodges.

I’d look into the Ambassador and the Masonic Lodges as well.  This would not be the first time in Latin American history coups were organized this way, by U.S. Ambassadors.  Back in December 2006, I wrote about Joel Roberts Poinsett and the York Rite Masonic plot that set the pattern for U.S. covert operations in Latin America, back in 1828.  Masonic conspiracies aren’t the stuff of paranoia in Latin America.  The Italian based Propaganda Due Masons (or, as the Masons now clain, “pseudo-Masons”) had a hand in the “dirty wars” of Argentina and the southern cone in the 1970s.

Logically, the Bolivian investigators are going to follow the money trail.  The first, and most obvious question to answer is “who paid for the luxury hotel where these guys were staying”. And, perhaps just as intriguing, how did an Irish tourist, who’d been staying in youth hostels throughout Latin America (from the now-closed Bebo site) end up with these Croatian-Bolivian-Masonic terrorists, and shot in his underware in a luxury hotel room in Santa Cruz?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 20 April 2009 8:11 am

    Thanks for this, RG. Yup, for the record I have nothing against masons or masoni lodges or anything like that…neither pro not contra the vast majority or them.

    Masons tend to be a loose collection of dudes that serve others and themself in equal measure. Sounds pretty normal to me (bar the aprons). However there are rum bastards in all walks of life, and what the secret/semisecret world of freemasons allows the nasty people to do is hide out easily and form societies within societies.

    It’s telling that the two Santa Cruz lodges involved with this stroy have been disowned by the official Bolivian freemasonary society.

  2. 20 April 2009 7:28 pm

    P2 was also disowned by Italian freemasonry.

    Most Masons are normal, respectable folk, no more likely to fund a terrorist conspiracy than the Shriners. I think it’s more accurate to distinguish these “black lodges” from mainstream freemasonry as Reymi Ferreira did, by calling them “secret societies of power” rather than Masonic lodges. Maybe they started out as legitimate lodges, or their founders had been legitimate Masons at one time, but their history of expulsions and disavowals from the mainstream, as well as their obvious work against the open, secular free society the Masons espouse, tells you all you need to know about who’s on what side of the democracy/dictatorship divide–and who’s a conspirator and who is not.

  3. 1 June 2009 7:44 pm

    I rarely do not comment on blogs but yours I had to stop and say Great article!!

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