By Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
Media spokesmen for the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations claimed that their operation is totally transparent, with everything subject to democratic
discussion in a general assembly of all comers. But eyewitness reports from experienced observers on the ground in lower Manhattan indicate a much
different reality behind these bland assurances. Forces appeared to be at work behind the scenes to manipulate the protest movement into a posture of
supporting the presidential candidacy of Wall Street puppet Obama.
Eyewitness observers suggest that the deliberations of the general assembly are largely a diversion, and that real power is being increasingly
concentrated in the hands of about 20 mysterious and anonymous individuals who appear to make up a kind of covert steering committee that pulls the
strings on the general assembly, or else goes around it completely. The members of this cadre of mysterious operatives are not as young as the average
demonstrator. The secret leadership is made up of people ranging in age from 25 to over 40, with the older ones occupying the key posts. Many of them
appear to be active duty or recently retired military.
A Covert Steering Committee Behind the Scenes?
Attempts to ascertain the names of the behind-the-scenes leaders are met with stonewalling. When pressed to reveal her identity, one female leader
gave her name as “Mary MIA.” Another gave his name as “Tony POW.”
If the leaders of OWS want to be transparent, let them make public at least the full names of the people who are actually running the show. No one
wants to join a movement with anonymous leaders.
Observers have noticed that almost all of the likely members of the secret steering committee disappear from view between 4 and 6 p.m. each afternoon,
right before the opening of the general assembly, for which they then re-appear. It is assumed that they are attending a closed-door meeting, but the
general assembly is not officially informed of this fact.
Two individuals who appear to belong to the higher levels of the pecking order in Zuccotti Park are pictured above. The one on the left calls himself
“Brendan.” When newspaper correspondents and other media representatives arrive, he is often the one who handles relations with them.
“Brendan” looks old enough to be the father of many of the demonstrators.
The person pictured above on the right is a frequent speaker in the general assembly. He also has a role in relations with the press. According to one
protester, he may have connections to the US military, but this has not been confirmed. Is his do-rag or bandana a fashion statement, or something
Who are these people? Who appointed them? To whom are they accountable?
Who Invited Michael Moore?
The general assembly is supposed to approve all major decisions. In reality, it appears to be occupied with endless deliberations about trivia while
the really big decisions are being made someplace else. A case in point are the invitations which have obviously been extended to a whole series of
discredited left liberal figures, many of them deeply implicated in inflicting the Obama presidency and continued Wall Street rule on our nation.
Michael Moore, Naomi Klein, Mike Myers, and left-IMF ideologue Joseph Stiglitz have all appeared, and a visit by Noam Chomsky, a devoted supporter of
the Bush theory of terrorism, is reportedly in the works. Eyewitnesses have reported that most demonstrators were not happy with the presence of the
millionaire Michael Moore, who was using the demonstrations as props for his usual routine of self-promotion. But these objections carried no weight.
Regular participants in the general assembly report that they were never consulted about whether to invite these left liberals. It is therefore a good
guess that the invitations were actually issued by the secret steering committee. The general idea is once again to reduce the protest movement to a
mere auxiliary in the effort to get Obama reelected.
This has been bothering me since I took a real look at OWS's manifesto there are no real demands in it then I began to think what if this is what many
of the TPTB want.We have Soros and moveon.org lurking about then outta nowhere Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon show up. As for Susan Sarandon well,it
was just a photo op for her.Moore was looking to turn the movement into a far left rally for Obama.Remember Cass Sunstien and his advocating cognitive
infiltration? we are seeing that now with OWS. Be on the lookout for the government and MSM to demonize the Occupy The Fed if they can't do the
Who wants to hijack the movement?
083131p://5326 by mike dangerously because: (no reason given)