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A repost, Purpose to see the associations of the U.S. President Bush, Judges, etc. affiliation/association:
CLUBS OF THE ‘UPPER CLASS’
Edited by Amelia Kuulei Gora, one of
Kamehameha’s descendants, a Royal
Person not subject to the laws (2005)
Based on the ‘upper class’ ‘overlapping memberships’ claim provided by author of the book WHO RULES AMERICA NOW by G. William Domhoff (1983), the following are some of the clubs that are affiliated as shown in the PACIFIC CLUB, Members Roster & Handbook 1999-2000. Political people, Bankers, Attorneys, Judges, Corporation heads, Consulates, etc. are documented members.
The 1999-2000 Pacific Club book is helpful to researchers everywhere because:
It was purchased as a ‘Collectors Item’ for $1 at a second-hand store,
The Pacific Club has its’ basis in the Kingdom of Hawaii since 1851,
It allows many, including researchers, to review the direct connections (Political people, bankers, attorneys, judges, corporate heads, consulates, etc.) affecting our Kingdom of Hawaii, the connections to the entity/the Provisional government/Republic of Hawaii/Territory of Hawaii/State of Hawaii, the bankers, the businessmen, the consulates involved in the perpetuation of fraud, deceit, deviance in Hawaii today,
It can be used as an information base for many researchers in Hawaii, the U.S. and the World.
Other Affiliated Clubs and International Reciprocal Clubs of the Pacific Club formerly the Mess, and the British Club are listed below:
The Adelaide Club, Adelaide, Australia
Akron City Club, Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Algonquin Club of Boston, Boston, U.S.
The American Club in China, Taipei, Taiwan
The American Club of Hong Kong, Central, Hong Kong
American Club of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Arid Club, Inc., Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Arizona Club, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Arizona Club, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Arlington Club, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
The Athenaeum Club, Melbourne, Australia
The Bankers Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Bankers Club, San Francisco, California, U.S.
The Bankers Club, Taipei, Taiwan
Beijing American Club, Beijing, China
Bellevue Club, Bellevue, Washington, U.S.
The Berkeley City Club, Berkeley, California, U.S.
The Bohemian Club
‘People of the upper class often belong to clubs in several cities, creating a nationwide pattern of overlapping memberships.’
The Bohemian Club of San Francisco, “is also the most unusual and widely known club of the upper class. Its annual two-week encampment in its 2,700 acre Bohemian Grove 75 miles north of San Francisco brings together the social elite, celebrities, and government officials for relaxation and entertainment. A description of this gathering provides the best possible insight into the role of clubs in uniting the upper class.”
The club purchased the huge forest retreat in the 1890s and called it the Bohemian Grove. During the last two weeks in nearly non-raining northern California July, members/Bohemians and their guests numbering anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 camp out. Most of the men stay for the weekends only and return home and jobs during this period. “During their stay the campers are treated to plays, symphonies, concerts, lectures, and political commentaries by entertainers, musicians, scholars, and government officials.” Some of their activities include trapshooting, paddling a canoe, swimming, visiting the Grove art gallery, and taking guided tours into the mountain forest’s outer fringe. “But a stay at the Bohemian Grove is mostly a time for relaxation and drinking in the modest lodges, bunkhouses, and even teepees that fit unobtrusively into the landscape along the two or three macadam roads that join the few “developed” acres within the Grove. It is like a summer camp for the power elite and their entertainers.”
Ten (10) to thirty (30) male members gather in little camps. Approximately 120 camps has a name: Sons of Toil, Cave Man, Mandalay, Toyland, Owl’s Nest, Hill Camp Lost Angels. The Bohemian chorus call theirs camp Aviary. Some special drinks, brunches, or luncheon camps invite members from other camps. “The camps are a fraternity system within the larger fraternity.”
Traditional plays such as “the High Jinx and the Low Jinx” are part of the events. Every year since 1880, the Cremation of Care opening ceremony is celebrated. “This ceremony takes place at the base of a 40-foot Owl Shrine constructed out of poured concrete and made even more resplendent by the mottled forest mosses that cover much of it. The Owl Shrine is only one of many owl symbols and insignias to be found in the Grove and the downtown clubhouse, for the owl was adopted early in the club’s history as its mascot or totem animal.”
“The opening ceremony is called the Cremation of Care because it involves the burning of an effigy named Dull Care, who symbolizes the burdens and responsibilities that these busy Bohemians now wish to shed temporarily. More than 60 Bohemians take part in the ceremony as priests, acolytes, torch bearers, brazier bearers, boatmen and woodland voices. After many flowery speeches and a long conversation with Dull Care, the high priest lights the fire with the flame from the Lamp of Fellowship, located on the “Altar of Bohemia” at the base of the shrine. The ceremony, which has the same initiatory functions as those of any fraternal or tribal group, ends with fireworks, shouting, and the playing of “There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight.” The attempt to create a sense of cohesion and solidarity among the assembled is complete.”
“As the case of the Bohemian Grove and its symbolic ceremonies rather dramatically illustrate, there seems to be a great deal of truth to the earlier-cited suggestion by Crane Brinton that clubs may have the function within the upper class that the clan or brotherhood has in tribal societies. With their restrictive membership policies, initiatory rituals, private ceremonials, and great emphasis on tradition, clubs carry on the heritage of primitive secret societies. They create within their members an attitude of prideful exclusiveness that contributes greatly to an in-group feeling and a sense of fraternity within the upper class.”
Former President Ronald Reagan and his Vice-President Bush, father of current President George W. Bush, did not report that they were members of the Bohemian Club in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA 1980-1981. Many Bohemians omit this information.
Members and Guests at the Bohemian Grove 1970 and 1980 gathering included 29% of the 800 top corporations, 20 of the top 25 largest banks were represented.
“The companies with the most directors present tended to be located on the West Coast, with Bank of America (10), Southern Pacific (9), Wells Fargo (9), and Pacific Gas and Electric (6) leading the way. However, such New york-based banks as Citicorp (6), Chase Manhattan (5) and Baners Trust (5) were among 11 companies with 5 or more directors present in 1980.”
Reference: WHO RULES AMERICA NOW? (1983) by G. William Domhoff,
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
The Brisbane Club, Brisbane, Australia
Brocket Hall Golf Club, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England
Capital Club of London, London, England
The Century Club, Osaka, Japan
Chang An Club, Beijing, China
The Christchurch Club, Christchurch, New Zealand
City Club of Dalian, Dalian, China
The City Club of the Palm Beaches, North Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
The City Club of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Columbia Club, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
The Commerce Club, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
The Commonwealth Club, Canberra, Australia
Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.
Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club, Sydney, Australia
Dallas City Club, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Denver Club, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Emeralda Golf & Country Club, Jakarta, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Fort Canning Country Club, Singapore, Singapore
Gading Raya Padang Golf & Club, Jakarta, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Genesee Valley Club, Rochester, New York, U.S.
Guangzhou Luhu Golf & Country Club, Guangzhou, China
The Halifax Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Heritage Club, Bangkok, Thailand
Hilo Yacht Club, Hilo, Hawaii
The Houston Club, Houston, Texas, U.S.
Imperial Country Club, Jakarta West, Indonesia
Jakarta American Club, Jakarta, Indonesia
Karuehaad Sports Club, Pakkred Nonthaburi, Thailand
Kobe Club, Kobe, Japan
The Lake club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Lotos Club, New York, New York, U.S.
The Macau Golf & Country Club, Macau, Macau
The Manila Club, Inc., Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Manila Polo Club, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Manitoba Club, 194 Broadway, Winnipeg, Canada
The Melbourne Club, Melbourne, Australia
Mercantile Athletic Club, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mercantile Athletic Club, Tainan, Taiwan
The Mercantile Club, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Mercantile Club, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Metropolitan Club, San Francisco, California, U.S.
The Miami City Club, Miami, Florida, U.S.
Mimosa Golf & Country Club, Clarkfield, Philippines
Minneapolis Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
The Nassau Club, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
New York Athletic Club, New York, New York, U.S.
The Northern Club, Auckland, New Zealand
The Olympic Club, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Ontario Club, Toronto, Canada
The Pacific Club, Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Palm Resort Golf & Country Club, Johor Darul Takzim
Petroleum Club, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, U.S.
Pinetree Town & Country Club, Singapore, Singapore
Queen City Club, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
The Rainier Club, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Rideau Club, Ottawa, Canada
The Riviera Golf & Country Club, Cavite, Philippines
The Royal Northern and University Club, Aberdeen, Scotland
St. James’s Club of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sarasota University Club, Sarasota, Florida, U.S.
Seoul Club, Seoul, Korea
Shanghai American Club, Shanghai, China
Singapore Polo Club, Singapore, Singapore
The Sloane Club, London, England
The Sutter Club, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, U.S.
The Tanglin Club, Singapore, Singapore
Tasmanian Club, Hobart, Australia
Terminal City Club, Vancouver, Canada
Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Capital Club, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
The Tower Club, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Union Club, Sydney, Australia
Union Club of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Union Club of British Columbia, Victoria, B.C.
Union League Club of chicago, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
United Oxford & Cambridge University Club, London, England
The University Club, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
The University Club, Washington, D.C.
The University Club Atop Symphony Towers, San Diego, California, U.S.
The University Club of Albany, Albany, New York, U.S.
The University Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
The University Club of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
The Vancouver Club, Vancouver, Canada
Vietnam Golf & Country Club, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Washington Athletic Club, Washington, U.S.
The Weld Club, Perth W.A., Australia
World Trade Center Club Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
The World Trade Club, San Francisco, California, U.S.
The following are examples of 1999-2000 members of the Pacific Club, Honolulu, Hawaii:
Political people/Corporate: Hawaii Pacific University – President – Chatt G. Wright;
Chaminade University of Honolulu – President - Dr. Mary C. Wesselkamper;
Straub Clinic & Hospital – President/CEO Dr. Blake E. Waterhouse;
University of Hawaii at Manoa –Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology Professor – Dr. Daniel S. Watanabe;
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Vice Pres & CIO Charles F. Wall;
Former Governor John Waihee – Atty at Law: Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand;
The Castle Group, Inc. – Chairman & CEO Rick S. Wall
Amfac, Inc. – Chairman Emeritus Henry A. Walker, Jr.
University of Hawaii – Dept of Psychology AssProf Dr. Kelly M. Vitousek;
The Queen’s Medical Center – President & CEO – Arthur A. Ushijima;
Persis Corporation – Chairman/CEO Thurston Twigg-Smith;
Persis Corporation, Curator, Persis Art Collection Sharon C. Twigg-Smith;
Aston Hotels & Resorts – Sr. vice Pres Jane B. Tatibouet;
Aston Hotel & Resorts – Sales Manager, Northeast Cecily B. Tatibouet;
State of hawaii – Ret. Aileen N. Sylva;
State of Haawaii – Department of Education Asst. Superintendent Alfred K. Suga;
Grace Pacific Corp. Chairman – Richard Dwayne Steele;
Sorensen Pacific Broadcasting, Inc. Agana, Guam –Chairman- Rex W. Sorensen;
Ossipoff Snyder & Rowland Architects, Inc. President – Sidney E. Snyder, Jr.;
Hawaii Preparatory Acadeny – Dir. Public Relations – Frederick Y. Smith
Tesoro Petroleum Corporation – San Antonio, Texas – VP-Corporate Relations Andrea L. Simpson;
First Hawaiian Bank Sr Vice Pres & Div Mgr – Sharon Shiroma-Brown;
BMW of Honolulu – Pres-Damon J. Shelly;
Foreign Non-Res – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – JEH Pierre Senecal;
Punahou School Pres. Dr James K. Scott;
Schuler Homes, Inc. Principal – James K. Schuler;
Title Guaranty of Hawaii, Inc. – Pres – Michael A. Pietsch;
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. –Chairman Emeritus – Robert J. Pfeiffer;
The Queen Emma Foundation – Chairman of the board and CEO Robert C. Oshiro;
St. Timothy-s Episcopal Church Reverend Vincent O’Neill;
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific – Pres/CEO William D. O’Connor;
Sears Roebuck & Co. Ret. John Francis Nielsen;
Castle & Cooke, Inc. – Sr Vice Pres, Ret. John F. Murphy;
The Queen’s Medical Center – VP Patient Support & Community Rel/Corp Sec Karen K. Muranaka;
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Financial Vpres & CFO Robert F. Mougeot;
East-West Center Pres Charles Edward Morrison;
University of Hawaii Exec Admin/Pres (former) Dr. Kenneth P. Mortimer
Kualoa Ranch, Inc – Pres John M. Morgan;
Kualoa Ranch, Inc Chairman Francis S. Morgan;
Kaneohe Ranch – Chief Exec Officer Randolph G. Moore
Castle & Cooke Hawaii Wallace S. Miyahira;
The Marianists – Provincial – Fr. John Russi;
Maui Land & Pineapple Co. Inc. Exec Vpres/Finance – Paul Joseph Myer;
State of Hawaii – Deputy Prosecutor Caroline M. Mee;
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute – Kapiolani Medical Center – Director – Dr. Philip I. McNameee;
Straub Clinic Surgeon – Dr. George O. McPheeters;
Chairman & Professor of Surgery – Univ of Hawaii – John A. burns School of Medicine;
The Queen’s Medical Center VP Finance – Rix Maurer, III
Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. Pres & Chief Exec Officer – Thomas F. Malone;
C. Brewer & Co., Inc. Exec Vpres & CFO Kent T. Lucien;
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Vpres-Admin Peter C. Lewis;
BHP Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Houston Texas Group Mgr Lewis N. Levy;
BHP Hawaii Inc. Vpres Faye W. Kurren;
Leahi Hospital Pres & Medical Director Dr. John H.C. Kim FACP,FACE;
St. Andrew’s Priory School – Headmaster Emeritus (Ret.) The Rev. David K. Kennedy;
Hon Police Dept – Ret. Francis A. Keala;
Tax Foundation of Hawaii Pres Lowell L. Kalapa;
Cathedral of St. Andrew Canon Pastor Rev. Frances Kay Johnson;
Kapiolani Health Sr. Vpres John P. Jeffries;
U.S. Federal Government Rear Admiral, USN Ret & Engineer Rear Adm Henry J. Johnson;
U.S. Federal Government Col, USAF Ret. Larry C. Johnson;
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U.S. Federal Government Col, USAF Ret. Larry C. Johnson;
Armed Service YMCA – Exec Dir Selby W. Jacobs;
Theo H Davies & Co., Ltd. Pres & CEO Martin Jaskot;
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. Vpres, Ag Group John W. Hoxie, Jr.;
Guam Cable TV – Asst Gen Mgr Bryan Lee Holmes
Guam Cable TV Pres Lee M. Holmes;
Tesoro Hawaii Corp – Mgr Environmental Affairs Emerg. Preparedness F. David Hoffman, Jr.;
Hawaii Pacific University- Sr Vpres – Lloyd J. Hochberg, Sr.;
Queen’s International Corporation – Pres & CEO Vivian Ho;
Hawaii Medical Service Association/HMSA Exec Vpres Bernard AKS Ho;
State of Hawaii Lt Gov (former) The Hon Mazie Hirono;
Hawaii Medical Service Association Pres Robert P. Hiam;
Heftel Broadcasting Corp. Owner – Cecil Heftel;
Detroit College of Law at Michigan State Univ. Dean – Jeremy T. Harrison;
City and County of Honolulu Mayor (former) The Hon. Jeremy Harris;
Queen’s Health Systems Pres & CEO Richard L. Griffith;
Goodenow Investigations -Owner- Steve Goodenow;
U.S. Federal Government – US Customs – Chief Inspector Creighton W. Goldsmith;
HMSA Exec Vpres/Chief Operating Officer Michael A. Gold;
Honolulu Advertiser Editor James L. Gatti;
Pacific Resources, Inc. – Chairman Emeritus James F. Gary;
Hawaiian Airlines Inc. Exec Vpres and Chief Financial Officer John L. Garibaldi;
Star Markets, Ltd. Chairman of the Board-Chief Exec Officer John H. Fujieki;
Marriott Lodging International President – Washington,D.C. – Edwin D. Fuller;
State of Hawaii Office of the Governor – Exec Asst to Gov/Int & Nat. Affairs Brenda L. Foster;
Hawaii Tourism Authority- Chief Exec Officer Robert J. Fishman;
Roman Catholic Church of Hawaii – Volunteer CEO – Bishop Joseph A. Ferrario;
Honolulu City Council –Vice Chair and Chairman & CEO, The Borthwick Comp/SCI – Dr. John Henry Felix;
Gentry Homes, Ltd. – Pres/CEO Norman Dyer;
Dawson Eddy Communications – Journalist/Media Consultant-Donne Dawson Eddy;
Amfac Land Company, Ltd. Pres. Tamara G. Edwards; Honolulu Academy of Arts – Director – George R. Ellis;
The Episcopal Church in Hawaii – Planned Giving Officer – Frank G. Embree;
Episcopal Church of Hawaii – ret. The Rev. Canon John P. Engelcke;
Honolulu Academy of Arts – Director- George R. Ellis;
Bishop Museum – Pres Director & CEO – Dr. W. Donald Duckworth (former)
Deltennium Group, Inc., Annapolis, Maryland- Chairman & CEO Gerald M. Czarnecki;
St. Andrew’s Cathedral Dean – Rev. Peter Courtney;
Oahu Transit Service, Inc. Pres and Gen Mgr James E. Cowen;
United States Government – Capt. USN (Retired) Francis Crawford, Jr.;
Hawaiian Electric Industries – Pres & CEO – Robert F. Clarke;
Hawaii Medical Services Assoc (HMSA) Sr Vice Pres Cliff Kennedy Cisco;
1st Presbyterian Church of Honolulu – Pastor- The Rev. Dr. Dan Chun
Gentry Homes, Ltd. – Vice Pres of Finance Scott A. Choi;
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. – Vice-President – Meredith J. Ching;
State of Hawaii Maemae Elementary – English as a Second Language teacher – Corinne W. L. Ching;
Cheney Brooks & Co – Chairman Emeritus – Aaron M. Chaney;
Episcopal Church in Hawaii – Bishop – Richard S.O. Chang;
Dillingham Corp. (ret.) Elverton R. champion;
Hawaiian Airlines – Pres & CEO Paul J. Casey;
Hawaiian Resources Co., Ltd. Pres. Peter W. Cannon;
Polynesian Adventure Tours, Inc.-Pres- Michael A. Carr;
Oceanic Cablevision-President- Don E. Carroll;
C. Brewer and Company, Limited – John W.A. Buyers;
Roman Catholic Church – Business Manager – William L. Burton, Jr.
Maui Electric Company, Ltd. – Pres- William A. Bonnett;
Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii, Inc. – Realtor- Robin Park Boolukos;
NCR Corp. San Francisco, California – Region Director- Charles L. Bowes;
Schuler Homes, Inc. – Financial Analyst – Catherine M. Bidwell;
Budget Rent A Car-Regional Dir of Human Resources- Joan M. Bickson;
Kikai Construction Co.- Pres/Gen Contractor Ted L. Birklland;
United States Government- U.S.Army Procurement Analyst-Hq. USARPAC LTC. Jesse E. Blackwell;
American Red Cross – Chief Exec Office – Kathryn Bennett;
Inter Island Petroleum, Inc – Pres. Brian J. Barbata;
Star Seigle Communications, Inc. – Pres & CEO/Partner John W. Bates;
Hawthorn Realty Group from Chicago, Illinois – CEO-Real Estate Joseph S. Beale;
Maryknoll Schools – President – Michael E. Baker;
Sheridan Corporations from Denver, CA – President – William T. Atkins;
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific – Dr. thomas Au;
Systems International, Inc., Tokyo Japan – Chairman- Thomas Y. Arai;
Kuakini Radiology Group, Inc. – Radiologist/Partner – Dr. Howard K. Arimoto;
Hawaiian Airlines – VP Gen Counsel & Corp. Secty- Lyn Flanigan Anzai;
Hallmark Cards, Inc. – Int’l Div – Regional Sales Vpres – Far East- William W. Anderson;
State of Hawaii – Department of Health – Director – Dr. Bruce S. Anderson;
YMCA of Honolulu – President- Donald V. Anderson;
RobertRose Interiors, Inc. – Pres. – Rose Marie Alvaro;
Linn Sol Interiors – Principal/Owner Linn Sol Alber;
The Cox Office, New York, New York – Ret. Christian H. Aall;
Adams Design, Inc. – Pres/Owner – Jack E. Adams;
John H. Connors Insurance – Agent/Assoc VPres
Gladys K.A. Brandt (dec.), Honorary Emeritus
Bankers: Bank of Hawaii –VP Thomas C Zimmerman;
Hawaiian Trust – VP David G. Zerfoss;
Coldwell Banker Commercial, Pacific – President Chris A. Wagner;
Bank of Hawaii – Corporate Ntional Division- Exec Vpres James C. Tollefson;
Robinson Estate – Trustee and Manager William Rhett Taber
CitiBank –NewYork, New York- Retired – Henry M. Sperry;
Bank of Hawaii Exec Vice Pres Ronald J. Schmid;
Hawaiian Trust Co., Ltd. – Ret. Chairman Peter E. Russell;
Robinson Investment Corp. Pres- Mark A. Robinson, II;
GE Capital Hawaii – Pres. David J. Porteus;
Mark A. Robinson Trusts – Trustee William W. Paty, Jr.
City Bank Sr Vice Pres & Chief Lending Officer Clifford K. Ogata;
Pacific Century Trust, a Division of Bank of Hawaii Sr Vpres Michael A. O’Brien;
First Hawaiian Bank – Maite, Guam – Vice Pres Christopher S. Murphy;
Hawaii National Bank, Sr Exec/Vice Pres Ernest T. Murata
The Chase Manhattan Private Bank – Vpres & Relationship Mgr Robin S. Midkiff;
Bank of Hawaii, Agana, Guam – Thomas P. Michels;
Merrill Lynch – First Vice Pres – Jonathan McRoberts;
The Estate of James Campbell Chief Operating Officer Stephen MacMillan;
Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate-Maui Campus Principal Cordelia D. MacLaughlin;
Bank of Hawaii – Kahului, Maui, County Branch Sr Vpres/Regional Mgr. Maui Michael H. Lyons, II;
Hawaii National Bank Pres & Chairman of the Board Kan Jung Luke;
First Hawaiian Bank Sr Vpres & General Auditor George H. Lumsden;
The Estate of James Campbell Trustee Thomas C. Leppert;
First Hawaiian Bank Exec Vpres John W. Landgraf;
Merrill Lynch, Inc. VP Financial Consultant Kenan J. Knieriem;
First Hawaiian Bank Vpres George R. Kellerman
Bank of Hawaii Chairman & CEO Lawrence M. Johnson;
Bank of Hawaii VP & Dir of GovAffairs Alexander D. Jamile;
Central Pacific Bank Exec vPres Austin Y. Imamura;
First Hawaiian Bank Exec Vpres/General Counsel Thomas P. Huber;
Kapiolani Health Foundation – Pres and CEO Donna M. Howard;
Campbell Estate Trustee David A. Heenan;
Estate of Samuel Mills Damon Trustee David M. Haig;
The Estate of James Campbell – Mgr – Industrial Properties Susan H.Q.S. Graham;
Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate Manager – Guy K. Gilliland;
Scudder Gillmar Estate Trustee Jack N.s. Gillmar;
Hawaiian Trust Company VicePres Jerrold A. Fuller;
Bank of Hawaii, Private Banking, Vpres & Manager Marcy E. Fleming;
Bank of Hawaii Pres & Chief Operating Officer Richard J. Dahl;
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties – Managing Dir- Herbert N. Conley;
Dean Witter Reynolds – Sr. Vpres – Samuel A. Cooke;
The Estate of James Campbell – Trustee- Clinton R. Churchill;
Bank of Hawaii – Governmental Affairs – Exec Vice Pres (Ret.) Dorothy K. Ching;
Estate of James Campbell – Trustee – Paul R. Cassiday;
Bishop Trust Co., Ltd. Ret. Pre & CEO Edwin L. Carter, Jr.;
Bank of Hawaii – Vice Chair/Banker – Mary P. Carryer;
Estate of James Campbell, Direc, Admin& Info Svcs. – Gordon J. Bruce;
Merrill Lynch – Vice Pres – Martha R. Brown;
Bank of America – Vpres. Gaspar P. Bova;
Hawaiian Trust Co., Ltd. –V.P. – Investments- Frank C. Atherton;
First Hawaiian Bank – Sr Vpres – Robert Anthony Alm
Attorneys: Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright – Partner – Donald E. Scearce;
Robert B. Bunn – Partner; J. Russell Cades; James S. Campbell; Nicholas C. Dreher; Roger H. Epstein; Richard A. Hicks; Philip J. Leas; Jeffrey S. Portnoy; E. Gunner Schull – Honolulu; K. James Steiner, Jr.; William M. Swope; Roy A. Vitousek, III
McCorriston Miho Miller & Mukai – Partner – William C. McCorriston;
Ashford & Wriston Atty/Partner Robert Bruce Graham; Atty/Partner - Cuyler Shaw; A. James Wriston, Jr. –Partner
Carlsmith, Wichman, Case, Ball –Agana, Guam – Attorney – Roger P. Crouthamel; William E. Atwater III – Honolulu; Daniel A. Bent – Honolulu;
Dean H. Robb- Honolulu; Robert E. Strand; Thomas Van Winkle; Charles R. Wichman
Asa M. Akinaka
Andrew V. Beaman;
Donald A. Beck;
Frank Boas (ret.)
William A. Bordner – Director & Shareholder;
George W. Brandt;
Andrew R. Bunn;
H. William Burgess (retired)
Blake W. Bushnell
William J. Carey;
Daniel H. Case;
James H. Case;
Peter C.P. Char;
Deborah J.M. Chun;
Thomas E. Cook;
Paul F. Cronin;
C.F. Damon, Jr.;
Mark S. Davis;
William H. Dod;
John R. Dwyer, Jr.;
David L. Fairbanks;
Collin M. Fritz;
E. Laurence Gay;
William H. Gilardy, Jr.;
Frank L. Gniffke;
Jeffrey S. Grad;
Kurt A. Gronau;
Ronald I. Heller;
Harvey E. Henderson, Jr.;
Craig K. Hirai;
Frank W. Hustace, Jr.;
Raymond S. Iwamoto;
Steven B. Jacobson;
James S. Kawashima;
Dr. Kent M. Keith;
Rex S. Kuwasaki;
Samuel A.B. Lyons;
Paul R. Mancini;
William C. McCorriston;
John L. McDermott;
Howard F. McPheeters;
Franklin K. Mukai;
Stanley Y. Mukai;
Gary T. Nishikawa;
Lawrence S. Okinaga;
Jon M.H. Pang;
Gwen G. Pacarro;
Jeffrey S. Piper;
David W. Proudfoot;
John W. Reilly;
Frederick G. Riecker;
Phillip L. Rother (ret.);
Michael Rudy, Esq.;
Douglas C. Smith;
Robert J. Smolenski;
Keith J. Steiner, Sr.;
William A. Stricklin –Counsellor at Law, Estate Plan, Trusts & Invest. –
Santa Barbara, California;
Jay T. Suemori;
Jeffrey M. Taylor;
Howard S. Todo;
Raymond M. Torkildson (ret.)
Steven V. Torkildson;
Thomas W. Williams, Jr.;
James Harvey Wright;
Judges: The Hon Patrick K.S.L. Yim – Legal Consultant (worked with KSBE – Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estates;
Ret. Judge Betty M. Vitousek;
Corporation heads: The Gas Company – VP and Gen Mgr. Jim R. Yates;
Hawaiian Dredging Construction- Pres/CEO William J. Wilson;
Hawaiian Electric Co., Inc. Ret Pres & CEO Carl H Williams and Harwood D. Williamson;
Federal Judge – U.S. District Court – The Hon Alan Cooke Kay
Consulates: Taipei Consul General – Director General -The Hon. Kai Wang;
Consul General of Korea – The Hon. Jung Kyung Sung;
U.S. Consulate General, Durban, South Africa – Henry S. Richmond;
Consul General of Japan – The Hon Gotaro Ogawa;
Consulate General of the Federated States of Micronesia – Consul General Kasio E. Mida;
Phillippine Consul General – The Hon. Minerva Jean A. Falcon;
Republic of the Marshall Islands – Consul General – The Hon Philip A. Anungar
Note: Not everyone in the Pacific Club directory 1999-2000 is listed above.
The purpose is to show the number of individuals are members of a conspiracy based organization that began in 1851.
Archibald Cleghorn, brother in law of Queen Liliuokalani was the head. He was a Mason/Freemason. Queen Liliuokalani’s brother in law Charles Reed Bishop was another.
Notice the names, many are descendants of the Conspirators/Terrorists who dethroned Queen Liliuokalani.
Notice the number of bankers, institutions, Trusts of our Alii, remain in contact with each other through the Pacific Club. Therefore, this is a club connection to many of the secret societies maintained by the ‘elite’ who are in position to perpetuate Fraud against aboriginal Hawaiian interests with the backing of the U.S. Federal Government. Notice that there are members of the military who are also members.
mynameis - March 30, 2007 09:30 PM (GMT)
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One could call this article a worst-case scenario for the new American century. Why worst case? Because of the hard lessons from history. The Romans did not consider the worst-case scenario when Hannibal crossed the Alps with his elephants and routed them; or when Hannibal encircled and annihilated the numerically superior Roman army at the Battle of Cannae.
The French did not consider the worst-case scenario at Dien Bien Phu and when they built the Maginot Line, and the French suffered disastrous defeats. The Americans did not consider the
worst-case scenario at Pearl Harbor or on September 11, and the results were disastrous for the American people. Again, American planners did not consider the worst-case scenario in its latest war
in Iraq, but instead operated on the 'best-case scenario', such as considering the Iraq invasion a 'cake walk' and that the Iraqi people would be parading in the streets, throwing flowers and welcoming American soldiers as 'liberators', only to discover the opposite.
Scenario One: America launches 'preventive war' vs China
Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power. These regions include Western Europe, East Asia, the territory of the former Soviet Union and Southwest Asia.
–Paul Wolfowitz, former US deputy secretary of defense and currently president of the World Bank
Consider these snapshots of China:
Since 1978, China has averaged 9.4% annual GDP growth
It had a five-fold increase in total output per capita from 1982 to 2002
It had $61 billion in foreign direct investment in 2004 alone and foreign trade of $851 billion, the third-largest in the world
The US trade deficit with China exceeded $200 billion in 2005
China has $750 billion in foreign exchange reserves and is the second-biggest oil importer
Last year it turned out 442,000 new engineers a year; with 48,000 graduates with master's degrees and 8,000 PhDs annually; compared to only 60,000 new engineers a year in the US.
China for the first time (2004) surpassed America to export the most technology wares around the world. China enjoyed a $34 billion trade surplus with the US in advanced technology products in 2004 (The Economist, December 17, 2005). In 2005, the surplus increased to $36 billion
It created 20,000 new manufacturing facilities a year
It holds $252 billion in US Treasury Bonds (plus $48 billion held by Hong Kong)
Among the five basic food, energy and industrial commodities –grain and meat, oil and coal and steel –consumption in China has eclipsed that of the US in all but oil.
China has also gone ahead of the US in the consumption of TV sets, refrigerators and mobile phones
In 1996, China had 7 million cell phones and the US had 44 million. Now China has more mobile phone users than the US has people.
China has about $1 trillion in personal savings and a savings rate of close to 50%; U.S. has about $158 billion in personal savings and a savings rate of about 2% (The Wall Street Journal, Nov 19, 2005)
Shanghai boasts 4,000 skyscrapers – double the number in New York City (The Wall Street Journal, Nov 19, 2005)
Songbei, Harbin City in north China is building a city as big as New York City
Goldman Sachs predicts that China will surpass the US economy by 2041.
Before China's economy catches up with America, and before China builds a military machine that can challenge American superpower status and world dominance, America's top strategic planners (Project for the New American Century) decide to launch a 'preventive war' against China. As a pretext for this, the US instigates Taiwan to declare independence.
Taiwan declares independence!
China has anticipated and long prepared itself for this event. After observing 'Operation Summer Pulse –04' when US aircraft carrier battle groups converged in the waters off China's coast in mid-July through August of 2004, Chinese planners began preparing to face its own worst-case scenario: the possibility of confronting a total of 15 carrier battle groups composed of 12 from America and three from its close British ally. China's strategists refer to its counter-strategy to defeat 15 or more aircraft carrier battle groups as the 'assassin's mace' or shashaujian.
After proper coordination with Russia and Iran and activating their previously agreed strategic plan, troops and weapon systems are pre-positioned. China then launches a missile barrage on Taiwan. Command and control nodes, military bases, logistics centers, vital war industries, government centers and air defense installations are simultaneously hit with short and medium range ballistic missiles armed with conventional, anti-radar, thermo baric and electro-magnetic pulse warheads.
At the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command and Control Center, ranking defense officials watch huge electronic monitor screens showing seven US and two British aircraft carrier battle groups converging on the East China Sea with another three US carrier battle groups entering the Persian Gulf, while the remaining two US and one British battle groups remain in the Indian Ocean to serve as a strategic reserve.
As the aircraft carrier battle groups advance, China draws out one of its 'trump cards' by leaking to the world media that it is dumping its holdings of US Treasury bonds and shifting to gold and euros.
Meanwhile, strategic planners at NORAD watch with glee as they observe on the screen as monitored by their radar satellites that Chinese surface ships are making a hasty retreat as nine allied carrier battle groups advance toward the Philippine Sea and Chinese waters near Taiwan.
The assassin's mace: China's anti-satellite weapons
Glee and ecstasy soon turn to shock as monitor screens suddenly go blank. Then all communication via satellites goes dead. China has drawn its second 'trump card' (the assassin's mace) by activating its maneuverable 'parasite' micro-satellites that have unknowingly clung to vital (NORAD) radar and communication satellites and have either jammed, blinded or physically destroyed their hosts.
This is complemented by space mines that maneuver near adversary satellites and explode. Secret Chinese and Russian ground-based anti-satellite laser weapons also blind or bring down US and British satellites used for C4ISR (command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). And to ensure redundancy and make sure that the adversary C4ISR system is completely 'blinded' even temporarily, hundreds of select Chinese and Russian information warriors (hackers) specifically trained to attack their adversary's C4ISR systems simultaneously launch their cyber offensive.
For a few precious minutes, the US and UK advancing carrier battle groups are stunned and blinded by the 'mace', ie, a defensive weapon used to temporarily blind a stronger opponent. But the word mace has another meaning; one which is deadlier and used in combination with the first.
A mace can be a spiked war club used in olden times to knock out an opponent. Applied in modern times, the spikes of the assassin's mace refer to currently unstoppable supersonic cruise missiles capable of sinking aircraft carriers that are in China's inventory; complemented by equally unstoppable 'squall' or SHKVAL rocket torpedoes and regular 65 cm-diameter wake-homing torpedoes, bottom-rising rocket-propelled mines, and 'obsolete' warplanes converted into unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) firing anti-ship missiles from standoff positions and finally dive-bombing into the heart of the US and UK aircraft carrier armada.
Missile barrage on advancing carrier battle groups
A few seconds after the 'blackout', literally hundreds of short and medium-range ballistic missiles (DF7/9/11/15s, DF4s, DF21X/As, some of which are maneuverable) pre-positioned on the Chinese mainland, and stealthy, sea-skimming and highly-accurate cruise missiles (YJ12s, YJ22s, KH31A/Ps, YJ83s, C301s, C802s, SS-N-22s, SS-NX-26/27s, 3M54s & HN3s) delivered from platforms on land, sea and air race toward their respective designated targets at supersonic speed.
Aircraft carriers are allotted a barrage of more than two dozen cruise missiles each, followed by a barrage of short and medium-range ballistic missiles timed to arrive in rapid succession.
Supersonic cruise missiles constitute China's third deadly 'trump card' against the US – part of the so-called assassin's mace. These unstoppable cruise missiles may be armed with 440-lb to 750-lb conventional warheads (or 200-kiloton tactical nuclear warheads 10 times stronger than Hiroshima) traveling at more than twice the speed of sound (or faster than a rifle bullet).
The cruise missiles, together with the SRBMs and MRBMs (short and medium-range ballistic missiles) may also be armed with radio frequency weapons that can simulate the electro-magnetic pulse of nuclear explosions to fry computer chips, or fuel-air explosives that can annihilate the personnel in aircraft carriers and battleships without destroying the platforms.
Their effective range varies from less than 100 to 1,800 kilometers from stand-off positions. Delivered by long-range fighter-bombers and submarines, their range can be extended even further. In fact, stealthy Chinese and Russian submarines can deliver such nuclear payloads to the US mainland itself.
No US defense vs supersonic cruise missiles
The US and UK aircraft carrier battle groups do not have any known defense against the new supersonic missiles of their adversaries. The Phalanx and Aegis ship defense systems may be effective against subsonic cruise missiles like the Exocets or Tomahawks, or exo-atmospheric ballistic missiles, but they are inadequate against the sea-skimming and supersonic Granits, Moskits and Yakhonts or similar types (Shipwreck, Sunburn and Onyx - North Atlantic Treaty Organization codenames) of modern anti-ship missiles in China's inventory.
Not only China and Russia have these modern cruise missiles, so do Iran, India and North Korea. These missiles can be delivered by SU-27 variants, SU-30s, Tu22M Blackjacks, Bears, J6s, JH-7/As, H-6Hs, J-10s, surface ships, diesel submarines or common trucks.
Adding to the problems facing aircraft carriers are the SHKVAL or 'squall' rocket torpedoes installed in some Chinese and Russian submarines and surface ships. At 6,000 lbs apiece, these torpedoes travel at 200 knots (or 230 miles per hour) with a range of 7,500 yards guided by autopilot. They are designed to sink aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines. Again, it is unfortunate for the US and UK to have no known or existing defenses against this new generation of rocket torpedoes.
China's sea mines
Complicating matters for the US aircraft carrier battle groups are the hundreds of hard-to-detect, rocket-propelled, bottom-rising sea mines that are anchored and hidden on the sea bottom covering pre-selected battle sites in the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea designed to home in on submarines and surface ships, particularly aircraft carriers.
These sophisticated sea mines (EM-52s) have been deployed by Chinese and Russian submarines before the missile attack on Taiwan in anticipation of the major event that is to follow.
Finally, in addition to all these asymmetric weapons, the US and UK aircraft carrier battle groups will have to contend with the thousands of 'obsolete' Chinese fighter planes converted into unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) launching missiles at stand-off positions and finally diving kamikaze-style into the heart of the carrier battle groups.
Chinese and Russian submarines fire their inventory of anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs) and 'squall' rocket torpedoes at the aircraft carriers and submarines of the US and UK as the carrier battle groups come within range. As the battle progresses, the Chinese and Russian submarines maneuver to the rear of the carrier battle groups to complete the encirclement.
In less than an hour after launching the saturation barrage of missiles on the US and UK naval armada, all the aircraft carriers and their escorts of cruisers, battleships and several of the accompanying submarines are in flames, sinking or sunk, turning the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea into a modern-day 'Battle of Cannae'.
Meanwhile, the Chinese fleet that conducted a strategic retreat forms a phalanx along the forward positions off China's coast, ready to augment the hundreds or thousands of land-based long-range surface-to-air missiles of China (SA-10s, SA-15s and SA-20s) with their own short, medium and long-range air defense missile systems.
Applying its long-held military doctrine of 'active defense', China also launches simultaneous missile attacks on the forces-in-being and logistics-in-place of the US and its allies in Japan, South Korea, Guam, Okinawa, Diego Garcia and Kyrgyzstan, hitting these US bases with missiles armed with radio frequency weapons, fuel-air explosives and conventional warheads. As another Chinese military doctrine states: 'Win victory with one strike.'
Chinese and Russian missiles cocked
Both Chinese and Russian inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), and the two countries' extensive air defense systems have been coordinated and ready to respond in the event that the US and UK decide to retaliate with a nuclear attack.
In addition, Ranets-E and Rosa-E radio frequency/electro-magnetic pulse systems scattered all along China's coastal cities are on the look-out to neutralize incoming missiles and aircraft that may respond after the attack on the aircraft carrier battle groups. These systems can work in tandem with airborne-based anti-missile laser systems now in China's inventory.
China's trump cards vs the US
China's deadly 'trump cards' (ie, the huge holdings of US Treasury bonds, the anti-satellite weapons system, the supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles, SRBMs, MRBMs, 'squall' rocket torpedoes, sea mines, UCAVs, DF31A and DF41 road-mobile ICBMs, JL2 SLBMs, air defense system, IO/EW/IW, and other RMA weapons) are the key ingredients of the assassin's mace.
China may not possess any of those expensive aircraft carriers of the superpower, but it can wipe out those carrier battle groups with a 'single blow' of its assassin's mace or shashaujian –its major tool for conducting asymmetric warfare to defeat the US in a major confrontation over the Taiwan issue or other issues.
The US may possess the most powerful war machine in the world, but it can be defeated by an inferior force by avoiding the superpower's strength and exploiting its weaknesses. Again, an integral part of Chinese doctrine is: 'Victory through inferiority over superiority.' One famous Chinese strategist, Chang Mengxiong, compared asymmetric warfare to 'a Chinese boxer with a keen knowledge of vital body points who can bring a stronger opponent to his knees with a minimum of movement'.
The sad part for the American people, particularly the innocent sailors who will be manning the battle groups, is that even if US planners come to realize that the aircraft carrier battle groups (which are the mainstay of the US Navy and the main instrument of US power projection worldwide), have been rendered vulnerable or obsolete by China's assassin's mace.
The US cannot simply change strategy or discard such a weapons system. To change strategy or 'retool' would mean wasting hundreds of billions of dollars invested in those highly sophisticated systems. The strong lobbying of influential defense contractors making those systems would make change extremely difficult.
For defense authorities to admit the strategic blunder constitutes an almost insurmountable barrier to a change of strategy. And finally, the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs related to those systems may be politically and economically unbearable for any US administration to bear should the program for the aircraft carrier battle groups be scrapped. Because of these factors, America may be stuck with an obsolete system that is too expensive to maintain but will only lose the war for the US when employed in a major conflict.
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Meanwhile, on the Middle East Front
On another major front, on previously coordinated signals with China and Russia, Iran lets loose its own barrage of supersonic Granit, Moskit, Brahmos and Yakhont cruise missiles carried by trucks or hidden in man-made tunnels all along the mountainous shoreline of Iran fronting the Persian Gulf.
The three US aircraft carrier groups that entered the Persian Gulf to ensure the unhindered flow of Arab oil are likely to be helpless 'sitting ducks' against the bottom-rising sea mines and low-flying, supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles in Iranian hands. In the process, a couple of oil tankers about to exit the Strait of Hormuz are hit with the aid of rocket-propelled sea mines, thus effectively blockading the narrow strait and stopping oil supplies from coming out of the Middle East.
A 'weak' nation like China or Iran, without a single aircraft carrier in their respective navies, could thus obliterate the carrier battle groups of a superpower. Here, one can see the hidden and often unnoticed power of asymmetric warfare, which may well spell the end of 'gunboat diplomacy' in the not so distant future.
The Central Asian front
On yet another major front in Central Asia, Russian troops lead the other member-countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan) into a major offensive against US military bases in Central Asia.
The bases are first subjected to a simultaneous barrage of missiles with fuel-air explosives and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) warheads before they are overrun and occupied by SCO coalition forces. The missile attack on the US bases is followed by a lightning attack by four mechanized armored divisions coming from the Yili Korgas pass of China's Xinjiang province, linking up with Russia's own armored divisions in a pincer offensive against US forces in Central Asia and the Middle East.
America crippled on three major fronts
In just a few hours (or days) after the outbreak of general hostilities, America, the world's lone superpower, finds itself badly crippled militarily in three major regions of the world: East Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Impossible? Unfortunately, the answer is no. China now has the know-how and the financial resources to mass-produce hundreds, if not thousands, of Moskit, Yakhont and Granit-type supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles and 'squall'-type rocket torpedoes against which US and UK aircraft carriers and submarines have no known defense.
Iran, on the other hand, already possesses the same supersonic cruise missiles that can destroy any ship in the Persia Gulf, including aircraft carriers. Russia and China, meanwhile, are operating on familiar grounds close to their territory, compared to the US, which needs to cross the Atlantic and Pacific to replenish troops and logistics.
A geopolitical reality America has to face
An important consideration in any US-China conflict is the geopolitical reality that the US and its allies will be operating on exterior lines, while China will operate on interior lines. This gives China a huge advantage in a major war in Asia against US and allied forces.
Consider the long sea lanes of communication (10,000 kilometers) that the US alliance would be forced to cross each time its forces had to resupply and you get an idea of the huge logistics problem that the US would face in a confrontation with China.
Such lengthy sea lanes of communication (SLOC) are highly vulnerable to a gauntlet of Chinese and Russian submarines lying in ambush along the route laden with underwater sea mines. This will make transporting personnel and equipment by the US over the Pacific or the Atlantic extremely dangerous and expensive.
Compare this US handicap with troop movement by Chinese troops using heavy-lift aircraft, railways and highways within the China mainland. China's interior lines of communication are shorter and protected, with little chance for enemy interdiction. Chinese troops can concentrate numerically superior forces rapidly at any given point to defeat invading US forces one by one with much shorter and less vulnerable lines of communication.
And in the event that the US forces and their allies are lucky enough to land on the Chinese mainland, they will be faced not only with a conventional People's Liberation Army of more than 2 million, but also with a people's militia conducting asymmetric warfare and a people's war in its teeming millions. US forces and their allies will be like a raging bull charging and goring a hive of killer bees. US forces may be able to set foot in China, but it is highly doubtful if they could come out alive.
There is a scenario grimmer than described above, however, and that is if strategic planners belonging to that elite group called the Project for the New American Century decide to launch a nuclear 'first strike' against China and Russia and risk a mutually-assured destruction: 1)In defense of Taiwan ... or 2) In launching a 'preventive war' to stop China from catching up economically and militarily. Or, if China decides to start an offensive against Taiwan with a one-megaton nuclear burst 40 kilometers above the center of the island. Or, if China and Russia decide to arm a number of their short and medium-range ballistic missiles and supersonic cruise missiles with tactical nuclear warheads in defending themselves against US and UK aircraft carrier battle groups.
Land-attack versions of these supersonic cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads carried by stealthy Chinese and Russian submarines can also put American coastal cities at great risk to nuclear devastation. Strategic planners must also consider these worst-case possibilities.
Scenario two: America vs a medium power
'In the Middle East and Southwest Asia, our overall objective is to remain the predominant outside power in the region and preserve US and Western access to the region's oil.' - Paul Wolfowitz
'I cannot think of a time when we have had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian. But the oil and gas there is worthless until it is moved. The only route which makes both political and economic sense is through Afghanistan.' – Dick Cheney in 1998 as chief executive of a major oil services company
History is replete with vivid examples where a much stronger and larger force has been defeated by a weaker and smaller force. The French were defeated by Vietminh guerrillas in Dien Bien Phu. Soviet Union forces, still a superpower at that time, were defeated in Afghanistan. And another superpower, the United States, was defeated by 'ill-clad, ill-fed and ill-armed' Vietcong guerrillas in Vietnam.
If the US pushes through its plan of world domination, then it should expect all the smaller and weaker countries that do not wish to be pushed around to fight back using asymmetric warfare. This is a form of warfare that allows the weak to fight and defeat a much stronger foe by 'attacking the enemy's weakness while avoiding his strengths'.
The US, for instance, may possess the most sophisticated weapons system on Earth. It may have the most modern planes, helicopters, ships, guns, precision-guided weapons, sophisticated sensors and command and control systems, but if it cannot see its adversary, if it is fighting a shadowy and 'invisible' enemy (like American and British forces are experiencing in Iraq), such advanced and sophisticated weapons systems are rendered useless.
In asymmetric warfare, most of the fighting is conducted at the team level. Thousands of agile and elusive teams consisting of two to five members equipped with man-portable surface-to-air missiles, portable anti-tank guided weapons, sniper rifles, man-portable mortars, anti-tank mines, anti-personnel mines, sea mines, C4 explosives (for making car bombs, booby-traps and improvised explosive devices or IEDs) riding on bicycles and motorcycles and fast boats will make the lives of any invading or occupying forces extremely miserable.
These 'invisible' agile teams merge with the population most of the time and come out only when there is a vulnerable target to strike at. Then, they disappear into the shadows. They communicate via runners bringing coded written messages, so there are no electronic signals to track down. They operate semi-autonomously, so there are no centers of gravity that can be targeted.
And since they are indigenous to the area and united with the local people, their human intelligence (humint) is far more superior to that of the invaders. They will also enjoy a tremendous advantage in psychological operations (psyops), for it is much easier to mobilize nationalist sentiments against a foreign occupier than for an aggressor to justify occupation.
Asymmetric warfare may be compared to a fierce lion invading the territory of a school of piranhas; or a king cobra encroaching into a colony of fire ants. The lion may be the king of beasts, mighty and strong, but it is no match against the tiny piranhas in their own territory. The sharp fangs and claws of the lion are rendered useless. The same is true with the cobra's venom. The analogy applies to the French in Dien Bien Phu, the Soviets in Afghanistan and the Americans in Vietnam and now in Iraq.
Aside from asymmetric warfare, weak nations fighting the strong can also avail themselves of asynchronous warfare. If a strong nation invades or occupies a weak one, the weak bides its time before striking back. And it strikes at a time and place when and where the adversary least expects.
An example is Iraq. The underground resistance movement in Iraq may recruit Iraqi scientists or sympathetic scientists of other nationalities to infiltrate the US (via the Mexican border, for instance) and manufacture dirty bombs as well as chemical and biological weapons inside the US. Such weapons may be brought to Washington and detonated in or near the US Congress.
They could also hire a private plane, or buy one themselves, and use it to spread biological or chemical weapons they have manufactured in-country over New York or Washington. They can mail letters containing anthrax to key offices of vital services all over the US and paralyze utilities and other government functions nationwide.
Or they can smuggle, say, the components of a hundred portable surface-to-air missiles, assemble them in the US, and employ them simultaneously in all of the major airports in America. Or they can employ those portable surface-to-air missiles to simultaneously target American airlines taking off or landing in different international airports all over the world.
Some major powers may pass on their research on RMA (revolution in military affairs) to the Iraqi resistance to be tested inside the US. These weapons include laser weapons, ultrahigh frequency weapons, ultrasonic wave weapons, stealth weapons, high-powered microwave weapons and electromagnetic guns. They include miniature robot ants that infiltrate computers, stay dormant and then activate on the signal to destroy their hosts. The Iraqi underground could also recruit hackers to work inside and/or outside the US to hack into key US systems.
As the sole superpower, the US stands at a critical crossroad. One road leads to world domination. Using its pre-eminent military war machine without equal, it can strike at any perceived threat, change foreign sovereign regimes at will, grab precious mineral resources anywhere in the world and control local economies with its host of transnational corporations. It can also sabotage the economy of up-coming rivals, or launch preventive wars to preempt prospective competitors and try to defeat them militarily while they are still weak compared to America.
Such a course of action is very tempting, especially to leaders with global ambitions of becoming 'Lords of the Earth'. But such a road is full of risks and what is planned on paper, as what was done in Iraq, may not turn out as hoped. And such a path will necessarily ignite the outrage of most right-thinking people. America will earn for itself the enmity and hatred of people all over the world.
America had outlined its blueprint for world domination, by force if necessary, in the following documents:
National Security Strategy of the United States of America, September 2001
President George W Bush's speech at the Graduation Ceremony at West Point, June 1, 2002
Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for the New Century, a report of the Project for the New American Century, September 2000
Defense Planning Guidance written by then deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz in February 18, 1992
In these documents, the US outlined some of its new doctrines and policies, such as: preventive war, pre-emptive military action, unilateralism, regime change, acting as the world's constabulary or 'cavalry', establishment of military bases and spreading US forces all over the world, control of outer space and the global commons of cyberspace and control of the world's oil resources.
The alternate road, on the other hand, leads to world leadership. The US can choose to use its power, wealth and influence to sincerely do good for the people on this planet. It can lead in easing or obliterating the debt burden of poor nations, or in promoting the spread of quality education through distance learning in remote villages of developing countries.
It can focus in the fight against poverty, or the fight against drugs, or the effort to save the deteriorating environment of planet earth. It can lead the fight against HIV/AIDS, or malaria and other deadly diseases. The whole world is waiting for the US to lead in these important battles.
If the US chooses to focus its huge resources on the latter, I am confident that it will gain the hearts and minds of people all over the world. Then it can be a true world leader. Then it can maintain its preeminent world status. By gaining the world's sympathy and support, terrorism directed against Americans and the US mainland will be greatly minimized. The alternate road, in fact, is the key to defeating the phenomenon of 'terrorism' gripping the world today.
Victor N Corpus is a retired brigadier general. He has a master's degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His major assignment while serving in the armed forces of the Philippines was as chief of the intelligence service.
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