Schwarzkopf, the hero of the first Gulf War, was not new to events in the Middle East where second only to oil is water. In 1953, Norman's father joined Kermit Roosevelt in overthrowing a freely elected Iranian government replacing with it the monarchical and tyrannical Shah of Iran whose secret police were as brutal as any in Iraq, Syria, Egypt or Saudi Arabia. Norman's father was also the New Jersey investigator who initially sought the kidnapper of the Charles Lindbergh's baby. In the 1930's Charles Lindbergh was implicated in the "business plot" with Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs and others who sought to recruit two time U.S. Marine Congressional Medal of Honor winner, General Smedley Darlington Butler, to lead a 500,000 man army in overthrowing FDR. From his experiences Butler would write the book War Is A Racket. With the outbreak of WWII, FDR's detractors were folded into the resurgent U.S. nationalism and all but forgotten. No U.S. publishers wrote of it and no high school civics classes reported the truth of it. Presumably, the business plot's leaders, aligned as they were with the German American Bund, refrained from criticism of FDR's policies as part of their pennance. In subsuquent years, however, books like War Against the Weak by Edwin Black showed the degree to which the group's influence had super-charged German Nazi imperial longings and ideas of racial purity.
|Telluride Foundation members with Gen. Schwarzkopf (top right).|
Rebecca Mark Jusbasche (right, at Telluride Foundation event).
|Juan Carlos Caballero's flow chart from article Agua Por Lithium|
For Azurix and Bechtel's coalition against two European water monopolizers see