One Nation Under Blackmail is an investigation by researcher Whitney Webb into Jeffrey Epstein’s connections with Bill Gates and Bill Clinton, and how he was for decades protected from prosecution for his financial crimes long before he accused of sex offences. Webb reveals the extraordinary extent of the grip exercised by sexual blackmail tactics and the networks set up by Epstein, which clearly remain. Here, Serena Wylde explains why the Epstein-Gates relationship is key to understanding the criminal financial network running the world.
IN HER two-volume book, Webb draws back the veil on Epstein’s intimate involvement in financial networks and their links to the intelligence community, and puts names to the group often referred to as ‘The Cabal’.
In a round-table talk with portfolio strategist and former Washington official Catherine Austin Fitts, the author discusses the book with clinical precision, why she wrote it, and why she does not fear reprisals.
She casts a light into the world of intelligence-linked banks, offshore financial systems, money-laundering and other financial schemes which Epstein entered in the 1970s and 1980s, and explains how the nexus between intelligence and organised crime directly developed sexual blackmail tactics. She draws attention to the fact that the mainstream media limited its focus to Epstein’s sex offences between 2000 and 2006, with no scrutiny of his earlier financial activities, presenting a picture of a stand-alone sexual predator whose network collapsed with his death in custody, ensuring his accomplices, other than Ghislaine Maxwell, went free. She reveals Epstein’s intertwined relationship with Bill Gates, how his activities were state-sponsored through his intelligence connections, and that this network, which enabled him to operate untouched for so many decades, existed long before he came on to the scene and continues to operate after his death.
To provide context, she starts the book in the 1940s, since essentially the ‘criminalisation’ of the US security services began in WW2. Naval intelligence and the CIA’s precursor, the Office of Strategic Services, made an alliance with the disparate groups of organised crime, dubbed Operation Underworld, which had hitherto operated mainly in ethnic enclaves, and brought them together under its umbrella as an organised crime conglomerate, generally referred to as the National Crime Syndicate. It consisted of the Italian-American mafia, the Jewish Mob and, to a lesser degree, the Irish Mob. The coming together of the intelligence services with organised crime was justified by wartime necessity but post-war it not only continued, but further tightened, to the point that two decades later there was a complete fusion and they became essentially the same.
The intelligence services had become very interested in how to finance their operations off the books, without having to get money from Congress, be subject to government oversight committees, or even to work with Congress at all. As the highly profitable illegal activities of money laundering, drug trafficking, arms trafficking, human trafficking, sex trafficking and art theft were the historic territory of crime syndicates, a symbiotic relationship developed between the security services and organised crime. Power in the US has been working like this for a very long time, but in the 1980s it exploded.
Webb goes on to relate that between 1987 and 1993 Epstein was arguably one of the masterminds behind the then largest Ponzi scheme in US history, but the person who took the fall for it was Steven Hoffenberg. Despite a grand jury naming Epstein as the person responsible, his name was dropped from the case. In that same year of 1993, when President Bill Clinton took office, Epstein was introduced to the White House by Robert Rubin who was the then National Economic Adviser, and Webb tells us that Epstein made 17 visits to the Clinton White House. She further informs us that he had a major role in the creation and development of the Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which have an extreme influence on health policy and other global policies. Epstein designed the HIV-Aids programme for the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which works very closely with the Gates Foundation. Meanwhile, Steven Hoffenberg stood trial for fraud and was sentenced in 1995 to 20 years in prison. Epstein instead moved seamlessly from serial financial fraudster to intimate involvement in some of the most controversial fundraisers of the Clinton era.
When Clinton left office in 2001 he and Epstein began making trips to Africa where Epstein was setting up ‘philanthropic’ projects, a disguise for high-return investments which were essentially predatory financial and commercial deals masquerading as philanthropy, and Gates joined the duo as he pivoted away from Microsoft, asserting that vaccines were better than anything he had ever put his money into.
Webb also refers to Michael Milken, a financier who had rebranded himself as a major crusader for healthcare indicted in 1989 for racketeering and securities fraud. It was at his foundation that Anthony Fauci and the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Margaret Hamburg, came together to discuss the need for eliminating the existing regulations for vaccines so that mRNA vaccines could come on to the market at the end of 2019.
Catherine Austin Fitts gives this succinct chronology of the years leading into the 21st century: ‘Epstein starts visiting the White House through Rubin. Rubin becomes Secretary of the Treasury. The financial management laws suddenly break down and all the financial controls on the US government collapse, and the next thing you know you’ve got the Clinton Foundation and the Gates Foundation rising as the US basically descends into bankruptcy.’ She goes on to say that the book shows how deeply interdependent and intertwined the financing of the country is with organised crime syndicates because they are producing a lot of the high-margin capital. But she insists there are real solutions if we are willing to face that. Organised crime is a parasite, she asserts, which needs to be excised by going back to the rule of law and then the economy can work.
In summary, it’s a book about how the US intelligence services operate as organised crime syndicates and how the government itself is run by professional criminals. It exposes the people, the networks and the mechanisms which have enabled this crime syndicate to loot unimaginable amounts of money to insulate themselves from prosecution, and reveals the common origins of the Clinton and Gates foundations set up by Epstein.