Who’s heard of Józef Retinger ?

Among the legends of the New World Order, certain unknown figures deserve a special mention.

This is the case of an extraordinary individual whose work came to shape the entire future of the West, namely Józef Hieronim Retinger (1888-1960), defined by some as being the “hidden father” of Europe.

As a young Polish emigrant in France he studied at the University of Sorbonne, with the financial support of the Count Zamyoski, a friend of his father’s family, and obtained a PhD in literature.

In Paris, his contacts with the Polish intelligentsia in the beginning of the twentieth century allowed him to meet leading figures of French literature and politics.

His studies then took him to Germany and England, where he studied at the LSE. Created in 1895 by the Fabian Society, thanks to the support of Sidney and Beatrice Webb as well as the writer George Bernard Shaw, the LSE advocates the synthesis between the free market and the planned economy. Tony Blair’s “third way” is a pure product of this globalist model.

Representing the Polish National Council in London before 1914, his easy manner allowed him to forge durable ties with Lord Arthur Balfour, Lionel Curtis and Philip Kerr (followers of Cecil Rhodes), Chaim Weizmann (president of the World Zionist Organization and future president of Israel) and even Winston Churchill.

A true political acrobat, this internationalist spent the 1920s in Mexico. He helped in the promotion of Mexican politicians, such as Luis Negrete Morones and Plutarco Calles. The latter, President of Mexico, played a terrible role in the Cristero Rebellion (1926–1929).

On his return to England, just before the Second World War, he became the right-hand man of the Polish government in exile, led by General Sikorski who died in 1943 – somewhat conveniently – in an aeroplane crash in Gibraltar. Indeed, rumour had it that the General was determined to prove that it was in fact the Soviets and not the Nazis who had massacred polish officers at Katyń. Retinger, who always accompanied Sikorski on all his trips, was not with him on the day of the accident…

After the Second World War, Retinger’s defining moment took shape during his speech made on the 7 May 1946 at Chatham House, the British foreign policy think-tank created by his friend Lionel Curtis.

In his speech, he defended the idea of European political unification. Everything follows logically from this. In 1946, he played an instrumental role of the European League of Economic Cooperation (ELEC), defined as “an intellectual pressure group”. Bringing together various industrial and financial leaders, the ELEC promoted a single currency and a single transport system, in order to establish a federal Europe.

Benefitting from the help of national agencies, the ELEC in France was first led by Edmond Giscard d’Estaing, who signed the two Declarations of Atlantic Unity in 1954 and 1962.

Seeking to unite the different European federalist movements, Retinger organised the Hague Congress in 1948 under the leadership of Churchill. He thereby launched the process of European construction.

During this congress, the European Movement International (EMI) is created in October 1948, and is presided by Duncan Sandys, a relative of Churchill. This organisation plays an important role in the creation of the European Council and the College of Europe. Retinger directed the movement as General Secretary and saw the creation in January 1949 of an Amercian sister organisation, the American Committe on a Unified Europe (ACUE). Amercian secret service leaders directed this committee: William Donovan (who signed the Declaration on Atlantic Unity in 1954), Alan Dulles and Thomas Braden.It should be noted that the ACUE played a vital role in the financing of the EMI.

Retinger then completed his work in 1954 by creating the Bildeberg Group, whose aim is to forge closer European and American ties.

Józef Retinger died in London from lung cancer in 1960. He leaves behind him a “body of work” which largely accounts for the current disintegration of nation states in the completion of the transatlantic market.

Article translated from French

The original author was Pierre Hillard, former Professor of International Relations at ESCE in Paris and author of numerous works on world governement and the EU.

Source: Boulevard Voltaire

http://www.bvoltaire.fr/pierrehillard/qui-connait-jozef-retinger,28785

Abnormal levels of trading just before the 9/11 attacks

Rarely seen, unusual levels of activity could suggest insider trading.

Six years after the attacks on the World Trade Centre, this is the disturbing conclusion of a recent study by Marc Chesney and Loriano Manchini, both professors at the University of Zurich.

The authors – one a derivatives specialist, the other an expert in econometrics – have worked on options, used to speculate on a fall in share price of the 20 major American companies, notably in the aeronautical industry and in the financial sector.

Their research compares transactions made between the 6 and the 10th of September 2001 with average recorded volumes over a long period (a decade for most companies).

The two researchers have, in addition, calculated the probability that several options in the same sector were subject to significant trading within several days.

“We tried to see if the recorded transactions of certain shares just before the attacks were typical. But we show that for certain companies such as American Airlines, United Airlines, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Citigroup, Marsh & McLehnan, such transactions are statistically extremely rare, especially when compared to the volume of transactions observed for other companies such as Coca-Cola or Hewlett-Packard” explains Marc Chesney, former professor at HEC and the author of “Money laundering and the financing of terrorism” (published by Ellipses).

“For instance, 1,535 sales option contracts with a maturity date of October 2001, at a price of 30 dollars, had been traded for American Airlines on the 10th September, compared to a daily average of about 24 contracts over the previous three weeks. The fact that the market was in decline at the time is not sufficient to explain these surprising volumes.”

Huge gains

The authors also studied the returns for sales-options for an investor having bought options between the 6th and the 10th September.They state:

“For certain shares, the gains were enormous. For example, for investors having bought sales options in Citigroup with a maturity date of October 2001 could have gained more than 15 million dollars”

 

By comparing the data of trading volumes to that of returns, the authors conclude that “the probability of insider trading is high for American Airlines, United Airlines, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Citigroup et JP Morgan. This is not legal proof but the result of statistical research which demonstrates signs of irregularity.”

While it is true that this research is not the first report on the possibility of insider-trading linked to the attacks, it is disturbing news for the regulating bodies. Since September 2001, the SEC and other similar authorities, have taken an interest in unusual share trading before the attacks.

Article translated from French

The original author was Marina Alcaraz

Source: Les Echos

http://www.lesechos.fr/11/09/2007/LesEchos/20001-166-ECH_11-septembre-2001—des-volumes-inhabituels-sur-les-options-peu-avant-l-attentat.htm#SxsjF3Epfmfwm6LA.99