The Secret TeamBy L. FLETCHER PROUTY
The CIA and It's Allies
in Control of the United
States and the World
(Table of Contents below)
Like it or not, we now live in the age of "One World". This is the age of global companies, of global communications
and transport, of global food supply and finance and ...just around the corner ...global accommodation of political systems.
In this sense, there are no home markets, no isolated markets and no markets outside the global network.
It is time to face the fact that true national sovereignty no longer exists. We live in a world of big business, big lawyers,
big bankers, even bigger money-men and big politicians. It is the world of "The Secret Team" and its masters. We are now,
despite common mythology to the contrary, the most dependent society that has ever lived, and the future of the viability
of that infrastructure of that society is unpredictable. It is crumbling.
As one of the greatest historians of all time, Ibn Khaldun, wrote in his unequaled historical work The Muqaddimah
of the 14th Century:
"God created and fashioned man in a form that can live and subsist only with the help of food... Through cooperation, the
needs of a number of persons, many times greater than their own number, can be satisfied."
As this One World infrastructure emerges it increases the percentage of our total dependence upon remote food production
capacity to the mass production capability and transport means of enormous companies operating under the global policy guidance
of such organizations as the Chartered Institute of Transport in London, and the international banking community. As individuals,
few of us would have any idea where to get a loaf of bread or yard of fabric other than in some supermarket and department
store ...and we are all dependent upon some form of efficient transport, electric power, gasoline at the pump, and boundless
manufacturing capacity and versatility. Let that system collapse, at any point, and all of us will be helpless. A cooperating,
working system is essential to survival; yet over-all it is a system without leadership and guidance.
At the same time the traditional family farm, and even community farms and industries, have all but vanished from the scene.
This has created, at least in what we label, the advanced nations, a dearth of farmers and of people who have that basic experience
along with that required in the food and home products industries. Furthermore, as this trend is amplified, the transport
of farm produce has become increasingly assigned to the trucking industry, which has its over-land limits ...mostly as applied
to the tonnage limits of rural bridges, and the economical availability of petroleum.
As a result, something as simple as a trucking industry strike that keeps trucks out of any city for seventy- two hours
or more, will lead to starvation and food riots. None of us know where to get food, if it is not in the nearby supermarket;
and if we do have a stored supply of food locked in the cellar, we shall simply be the targets of those who do not. Food is
the ultimate driving force. Under such predictable conditions, there will be waves of slaughter and eventually cannibalism.
Man must eat, and the only way he can obtain adequate food supplies is through cooperation and the means to transport and
distribute food and other basic necessities. This essential role is being diminished beyond the borderline. The lack of food
supplies has already resulted in a form of covert genocide in many countries. Other essential shortages unavoidably follow.
As Rudyard Kipling has said: "Transport is Civilization." The opposite is equally true, "Without reliable transport we
are reduced to the state of barbarism."
These are fundamental statements of fact. In such a world, the Secret Team is the functional element of the dominant power.
It is the point of the spear and is neither military nor police. It is covert: and the best (or worst) of both. It gets the
job done whether it has political authorization and direction, or not. In this capacity, it acts independently. It is lawless.
It operates everywhere with the best of all supporting facilities from special weaponry and advanced communications, with
the assurance that its members will never be prosecuted. It is subservient to the Power Elite and protected by them. The Power
Elite or High Cabal need not be Royalty in these days. They are their equals or better.
Note with care, it is labeled a "Team". This is because as with any highly professional team it has its managers, its front
office and its owners. These are the "Power Elite" to whom it is beholden. They are always anonymous, and their network is
ancient and world-wide. Let us draw an example from recent history.
During the Senate Hearings of 1975 on "Alleged Assassination Ploys Involving Foreign Leaders," Senator Charles McC. Mathias'
thoughts went back to November 22, 1963 and to the coup d'etat brought about by the surgical precision of the death of President
John F. Kennedy, when he said:
"Let me draw an example from history. When Thomas Becket (Saint Thomas a Becket, 1118-1170) was proving to be an annoyance,
as Castro; the King said "'Who will rid me of this man?'" He didn't say to somebody, go out and murder him. He said who will
rid me of this man, and let it go at that" (As you will recall, Thomas a Becket's threat was not against the King, it was
against the way the King wanted to run the government.)
"With no explicit orders, and with no more authority than that, four of King Henry's knights, found and killed "'this man'",
Saint Thomas a Becket inside of his church. That simple statement... no more than a wish floating in air... proved to be all
the orders needed."
Then, with that great historical event in mind, Senator Mathias went on to say:
"...that is typical of the kind of thing which might be said, which might be taken by the Director of Central Intelligence
or by anybody else, as Presidential authorization to go forward... you felt that some spark had been transmitted..."
To this Senator Jesse Helms added:
"Yes, and if he had disappeared from the scene they would not have been unhappy."
There's the point! Because the structure, a "Power Elite", "High Cabal" or similar ultimate ruling organization, exists
and the psychological atmosphere has been prepared, nothing more has to be said than that which ignites that "spark" of an
assumed "authorization to go forward." Very often, this is the way in which the Secret Team gets its orders... they are no
more than "a wish floating in air."
This book is about a major element of this real power structure of the world and of its impact upon the CIA and its allies
around the world. It is based upon much personal experience generally derived from my military service from mid-1941 to 1964:
U.S. Army Cavalry, U.S. Army Armored Force, U.S. Army Air Corps and Army Air Force, and finally the U. S. Air Force; and more
specifically from my special assignments in the Pentagon from 1955 to 1964. At retirement, I was the first Chief of Special
Operations with the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. All of these duties, during those Pentagon years, were structured to provide
"the military support of the world-wide clandestine activities of the CIA." They were performed in accordance with the provisions
of an Eisenhower era, National Security Council Directive No. 5412/2, March 15, 1954.
Since this book was first published in 1973, we have witnessed the unauthorized release of the Defense Department's official
" history of United States involvement in Vietnam from World War II to 1969" popularly known as the "Pentagon Papers," "Watergate"
and the resignation of President Nixon, the run away activities of the "Vietnam War," the "Arab Oil Embargo" that led to the
greatest financial heist in history, the blatantly unlawful "Iran Contra" affair, and the run-away banking scandals of the
eighties. Many of these were brought about and master minded by renegade "Secret Team" members who operated, without Presidential
direction; without National Security Council approval so they say; and, generally, without official Congressional knowledge.
This trend increases. Its scope expands...even today.
I pointed out, years ago in public pronouncements, that the ClA's most important "Cover Story" is that of an "intelligence"
agency. Of course the CIA does make use of "intelligence" and its assumed role of "intelligence gathering," but that is largely
a front for its primary interest, "Fun and Games"... as the "Old Boys" or "Jedburgh's" of the WW II period Office of Strategic
Services (OSS) called it.
The CIA is the center of a vast, and amorphous mechanism that specializes in Covert Operations... or as Allen Dulles always
called it,"Peacetime Operations." In this sense, the CIA is the willing tool of a higher level High Cabal, that may include
representatives and highly skilled agents of the CIA and other instrumentality's of the government, certain cells of the business
and professional world and, almost always, foreign participation. It is this ultimate Secret Team, its allies, and its method
of operation that are the principal subject of this book.
It must be made clear that at the heart of Covert Operations is the denial by the "operator," i.e. the U.S. Government,
of the existence of national sovereignty. The covert operator can, and does, make the world his playground... including the
Today, in the mid-1990's, the most important events of this century are taking place with the ending of the "Cold War"
era, and the beginning of the new age of "One World" under the control of businessmen and their lawyers, rather than under
the threat of military power and ideological differences. This scenario for change has been brought about by a series of Secret
Team operations skillfully orchestrated while the contrived hostilities of the Cold War were at their zenith.
Two important events of that period have been little noted. First, on Feb. 7, 1972 Maurice Stans, Nixon's Secretary of
Commerce opened a "White House Conference on the Industrial World Ahead, A Look at Business in 1990." This three-day meeting
of more than fifteen hundred of the country's leading businessmen, scholars, and the like were concluded with this memorable
summary statement by Roy L. Ash, president of Litton Industries:
"...state capitalism may well be a form for world business in the world ahead; that the western countries are trending
toward a more unified and controlled economy, having a greater effect on all business; and the communist nations are moving
more and more toward a free market system. The question posed during this conference on which a number of divergent opinions
arose, was whether 'East and West' would meet some place toward the middle about 1990."
That was an astounding forecast as we consider events of the seventies and eighties and discover that his forecast, if
it ever was a forecast and not a pre-planned arrangement, was right on the nose.
This amazing forecast had its antecedent pronouncements, among which was another "One World" speech by this same Roy Ash
during the Proceedings of the American Bankers Association National Automation Conference in New York City, May 8,9,10, 1967.
"The affairs of the world are becoming inextricably interlinked ...governments, notably, cannot effectively perform the
task of creating and distributing food and other essential products and services...economic development is the special capability
and function of business and industrial organizations...business organizations are the most efficient converters of the original
resources of the world into useable goods and services.
"The flash of genius, the new ideas, always comes from the marvelous workings of the individual brain, not from the committee
sessions. Organizations are to implement ideas, not to have them."
As a Charter Member of the American Bankers Association's Committee on Automation Planning and Technology I was a panelist
at that same convention as we worked to convert the 14,000 banks of this country to automation and the ubiquitous Credit Card.
All of these subjects were signs of the times leading toward the demise of the Soviet Union in favor of an evolutionary process
toward One World.
In addition to the 1972 White House Conference on the Industrial World Ahead a most significant yet quite unnoticed action
took place during that same year when President Nixon and his then-Secretary of the Treasury, George Shultz, established a
Russian/American organization called the "USA USSR Trade and Economic Council." Its objective was to bring about a union of
the Fortune 500 Chief Executive Officers of this country, among others, such as the hierarchy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
with their counterparts in the Soviet Union. This important relationship, sponsored by David Rockefeller of Chase Manhattan
Bank and his associates, continues into the "One World" years.
This bilateral activity increased during the Reagan/Shultz years of the Eighties despite such "Evil Empire" staged tantrums
as the Korean Airlines Boeing 747 Flight 007 "shootdown" in 1983.
It is this "US-TEC" organization, with its counterpart bilateral agreements among other nations and the USSR, that has
brought about the massive changes of the former Communist world. These did not go unnoticed. During a speech delivered in
1991, Giovanni Agnelli, chief executive officer of the Fiat Company and one of the most powerful men in Europe, if not the
"The fall of the Soviet Union is one of the very few instances in history in which a world power has been defeated on the
battlefield of ideas."
Now, is this what Nixon, Stans, Shultz, Ash, Rockefeller and others had in mind during those important decades of the sixties,
seventies and eighties. For one thing, it may be said quiet accurately, that these momentous events marked the end of the
Cold War and have all but shredded the canopy of the nuclear umbrella over mankind.
The Cold War was the most expensive war in history. R. Buckminister Fuller wrote in "Grunch of Giants":
"We can very properly call World War I the million dollar war and World War II the billion dollar war and World War III
(Cold War) the trillion dollar war."
The power structure that kept the Cold War at that level of cost and intensity had been spearheaded by the Secret Team
and its multinational covert operations, to wit:
"This is the fundamental game of the Secret Team. They have this power because they control secrecy and secret intelligence
and because they have the ability to take advantage of the most modern communications system in the world, of global transportation
systems, of quantities of weapons of all kinds, and when needed, the full support of a world wide U.S. military supporting
base structure. They can use the finest intelligence system in the world, and most importantly, they have been able to operate
under the canopy of an assumed, ever present enemy called "Communism." It will be interesting to see what "enemy" develops
in the years ahead. It appears that "UFO's and Aliens" are being primed to fulfill that role for the future. To top all of
this, there is the fact that the CIA, itself, has assumed the right to generate and direct secret operations."
L. Fletcher Prouty
Alexandria, VA 1997