Editor’s Note: Today is Presidents’ Day here in the U.S. So, with an eye to the vicious world of American power, we bring you Bill’s chilling personal account of one of the most mysterious deaths in U.S. political history.
BALTIMORE – Today, we want to share something important…
Lord William Rees-Mogg was an adviser to our business, a helpful colleague, and a source of wit and wisdom.
The former editor of Britain’s The Times and member of the House of Lords used his prestige and experience to expand our range of contacts and advisers.
Twenty years ago, something happened to one of them…
There was nothing especially unusual about seeing a canoe wash up on the Wicomico River in Southern Maryland. Still, locals thought it was odd. They knew the currents in the river. They knew that when boats slipped their moorings, they didn’t end up in that cove.
But there it was. And in the canoe, there was something odd, too: sand.
How did that get there? they wondered.
It was almost as if someone had put the canoe there… and anchored it with sand.
We were a little annoyed with Bill Colby at the time…
Lord Rees-Mogg had made the introduction. We were paying the former CIA director for information. We kept waiting. But he said little.
We began to think he didn’t have any information.
But Colby was nothing if not calm and discreet. He lived in a modest house in Washington. He dressed modestly. He was easy to overlook. And he only told you something if he thought you should know it.
As we came to realize, there was a lot he thought we shouldn’t know.
Colby was smart and cool. He had parachuted behind enemy lines in France and Norway with the OSS (a predecessor of the CIA) during World War II. He had won the Silver Star as well as commendations from France, Norway, and Britain.
During the Vietnam War, he went on to become the CIA’s station chief in Saigon. And he directed the controversial Phoenix Program… which oversaw the capture and assassination of thousands of Viet Cong operatives using U.S. and Australian special forces units.
And then, in 1973, President Nixon appointed Colby as director of the CIA, which he ran for two-and-a-half tumultuous years.
They were tumultuous because members of Congress, led by former senator Frank Church, wanted to know what the CIA was up to. Colby told the truth, which is rarely a good idea in Washington.
Colby got fired.
And then he got whacked…
Unlike another CIA director, David Petraeus, who leaked national secrets to his girlfriend so she could produce a zippy tell-all book, Colby kept his word and his secrets.
But he was helping us understand something more interesting than secrets. He was helping us to see how the Deep State worked.
Unfortunately, he didn’t get very far. We were only a few months into our collaboration when his body was discovered, face down, not far from where his canoe had washed up.
The locals thought that was strange, too. They had thoroughly checked all up and down the shore… and dragged the bottom… to find the canoe’s owner.
Nothing came up.
Then, nine days later, there he was – as though someone had dumped him there. And where was his life preserver?
It was missing from his house. He never went out without it. Surely, it hadn’t sunk. Yet it was nowhere to be found.
“Accident,” ruled the Maryland coroner’s office.
We were supposed to believe that one of the coolest, most calculating, and most careful men on the planet had suddenly got up from his dinner – leaving it half finished – and decided to go out on the river after dark.
He was an old guy, said the coroner’s report; he probably had a stroke or a heart attack.
We didn’t believe it.
But we didn’t know what to believe, either…
It was obvious that the Deep State’s power was growing. Each day brought more regulations, more rules, and more special favors for cronies in a position to get them.
There is nothing new about this. There are secrets. There are dark crimes. But most of what happens takes place in plain sight of everyone.
The best explanation for this phenomenon was probably given by Vilfredo Pareto, the great Italian engineer and economist at the University of Lausanne in the early 20th century.
Pareto noted that power and wealth were never evenly or randomly distributed. Instead, a few wily “foxes” always rose to the top, no matter what kind of political system you had. Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot describes Pareto’s principle:
At the bottom of the wealth curve, he wrote, Men and Women starve and children die young.
In the broad middle of the curve all is turmoil and motion: people rising and falling, climbing by talent or luck, and falling by alcoholism, tuberculosis, and other kinds of unfitness.
At the very top sit the elite of the elite, who control wealth and power for a time – until they are unseated through revolution or upheaval by a new aristocratic class.
There is no progress in human history. Democracy is a fraud. Human nature is primitive, emotional, unyielding. The smarter, abler, stronger, and shrewder take the lion’s share.
Foxes, fascists, and Deep Staters use Pareto’s thoughts to justify themselves.
Over time, they take over more and more public policies and institutions, using them to shift money from the people who earn it to the Washington elite, Wall Street insiders, and well-connected parasites all over the planet.
Then, the host weakens and the masses get restless. They notice they’ve been had. They want Brexit to protect them from the refugees. They want walls to protect them from Mexicans. And they want a savior to deliver them from bondage.
“I will end the special-interest monopoly in Washington,” promises Donald Trump.
Maybe Bill Colby’s death really was an accident. And maybe Mr. Trump really is sincere about wishing to shoo the foxes out of the henhouse.
Our advice: Don’t hold your breath.
Further Reading: New allegations recently raised questions about Colby’s cause of death. They point to an economic and political threat stemming from the highest levels of Washington… and a shadow group of insiders…
Given what the CIA has done to President Trump recently – including allegations of Russian interference and sexual misconduct – we think every American should see this.
Our conclusions about what comes next may frighten you… But we urge you to read on anyway. The facts may seem incredible. But they are all true. Your job, pension, savings, Social Security, even your house could all be at risk… Click here to read more.
BY JEFF CLARK, EDITOR, DELTA REPORT
Editor’s Note: Today, options trader Jeff Clark explains why you shouldn’t panic that a major crisis is just around the corner.
Everyone loves a bull market.
Rising stock prices mean big portfolio gains, fatter wallets, and an improved outlook on the future.
But they can’t last forever.
The current bull market is eight years old. It’s the second-longest-running bull market in history.
I hate to say it, but there are probably only a few more months left before the bear comes out of hibernation. We’re already starting to see the same sort of warning signs that flashed before the market collapsed in 2000 and 2008.
That means we’re likely about to see falling stock prices, loss of capital, and many retirement plans getting destroyed.
But it’s not time to panic.
While this sounds like bad news, prepared investors are about to get a tremendous opportunity…
While investors can make a lot of money during bull markets… it’s the decisions you make during bear markets that can make you rich.
For example, the financial crisis of 2008 created the worst bear market in a generation. But at a time when most investors were suffering, you had the chance to earn a fortune.
You have to be prepared. You have to know the signs of a crisis and recognize when those signs are flashing. And, you have to have a game plan to profit from the situation.
You see, most investors don’t see corrections coming… they stay fully invested and get wiped out when the crisis hits. So they don’t have the cash to go bargain shopping after stocks fall. And if they do have the cash, they’re often too paralyzed by fear to put the money to work.
These investors miss out on some amazing opportunities.
For example, following the stock market crash of 1987, you could have bought oil giant Exxon Mobil for an adjusted price of just $4 per share. Shares are 2,000% higher today – not counting 30 years’ worth of dividends.
When the dot-com bubble popped in 2001 and stock prices cratered, you could have purchased online retail giant Amazon for just $7 per share. It has rallied more than 12,000% since then.
And in 2008, investors had the chance to buy Bank of America for less than $1 per share. A $10,000 investment in BAC back then would be worth more than $240,000 today.
You don’t get those sorts of opportunities in bull markets.
That’s why I’m looking forward to the next bear market. As I said above, we’re starting to see the warning signs – a correction is coming. And prepared investors will profit. 2008 was the best trading year of my career. And 2017 could be even better.
Tomorrow and Wednesday, I’ll share with you the three warning signs that occur before every major stock market collapse (two of them are already flashing). I’ll tell you what to look for and when to prepare. And I’ll share with you a few ideas on how to profit on the next bear market.
– Jeff Clark
Editor’s Note: During his latest training event, Jeff showed thousands of your fellow Diary readers how they can double their money eight times per year… He actually did it 15 times in 2008.
His special presentation – “How to Profit Before and After the Coming Downturn” – is only available for two more days. So don’t miss your chance to hear Jeff explain the secret to his highly successful trading strategy.