It's now appearing that "Food for Oil" wasn't the only scam global trotting New Age activist Maurice Strong was involved in. According to this story which Susanna forwarded me by Judy McLeod of the Canada Free Press and forensic researcher/writer David Hawkins, the carbon credits scheme was an even bigger one. Since the story is no longer on the front page of the Canada Free Press, I thought I would take the liberty of republishing it here. Since the Canada Free Press made one of my back News with Views articles on the same Mr. Strong a Sunday front page headline, I thought turn-about might be fair play.
conned public Kyoto
by Judi McLeod & David Hawkins
Thursday, April 21, 2005Cover Story
(David Hawkins, Foundation Scholar-Cambridge University, and founder of the Citizen's Association of Forensic Economists at Hawks’ CAFE, and CFP investigative journalist Judi McLeod, have teamed up to write a series of articles on the UN’s radical socialist agenda executed across Intranets and virtual private networks, operated by the self-styled "Global Custodians". A new feature of Canada Free Press, the ongoing series combines McLeod’s investigative experience and communication skills with Hawkins’ brilliant research linking $40 trillion hedge funds, via an online portal on the 79th floor of One World Trade Center, to "disruptive technologies" developed by Canada for alleged use in the UN Oil-for-Food scam, 9/11 and Kyoto fraud.) This is the fourth in the series.
We’ve all been had.
The bottom has long since fallen out of the key group that master-minded the Kyoto Protocol credit scheme, but nobody seemed to have joined the dots.
It all began with the flight of Canadian Maurice Strong’s Earth Council from
as noted by the National Post’s Peter Foster in May, 2004. Costa Rica
With no fanfare, the Earth Council landed in CH2M Hill’s
Consumer Road Torontooffice towers.
The Costa Rican government has been pursuing the Earth Council for payment of U.S.$1.65 million, for the wrongful sale of a tract of land it imprudently donated to the Council. The land was donated to the Council by the Costa Rican government with the agreement that, if the Council moved, it would have to return the land.
It was in 1996 when
granted the Council the land in question. All Hell broke loose when it was discovered that the Earth Council sold the land that was not theirs to sell in the first place. Costa Rica
"The government cried foul, and the Earth Council upped and departed the country, citing the drain of the legal fight." (Peter Foster, National Post).
Not only was the Earth Council forced to bunk up with CH2M Hill, their hasty departure from sunny
also seriously impacted the Costa Rica where Maurice Strong was a prominent CEO. Universityof Peace
At last count, the
was destined to relocate to Universityof Peace ’s waterfront. Former Liberal MP Dennis Mills made a pre-federal election announcement with what he said was "the permission of Toronto ’s Prime Minister Paul Martin". Canada
About a year after the Earth Council hightailed it from
, Strong set up offices just down the hall from those of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, at UN Manhattan headquarters. Costa Rica
At that time, accountants for former Costa Rican President Jose Maria Figueros, were pursuing Strong.
The calendar moves ahead and now The US Attorney’s Office want to talk to Strong about oil-for-food, and he’s not in the best books of the Kekoldi Indians back in
. Costa Rica
Incredibly, while Strong was organizing the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June of 1992, in the same month of the same year, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Natural Resources were filing charges against Strong and his partner in Desarollos Ecologicos S.A., Julio Garcia for building the $35 million Villas del Caribe condo hotel on land located in the Kekoldi Indian Reservation and Gandoca-ManzanilloWildlife Refuge–without official permits. Strong’s son ran the luxury hotel.
But it is the carbon credits, devised for the Kyoto Accord that could be described as the biggest scam of all time that leads to the Canada Free Press lead, "We’ve been had".
The accord may have been engineered in
but it was manufactured in sunny Kyoto, Japan . Costa Rica
The blueprint can be found in a
May 9, 1997Earth Council media release, First Global Environment Commodity Goes to Market.
It happened at
and was launched by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Braulio Carillo National Park, Costa Rica welcomed Clinton ’s launch of "the world’s first formal program to curb global warming through an international market in greenhouse gas emission reductions". Costa Rica
"President Clinton’s remarks followed an announcement by Costa Rican President Jose Maria Figueros that his country would be introducing Certifiable Tradable Offsets (CTOs TM) to the international market.
"Each issued CTO TM represents the halted or reduced emission into the atmosphere of one metric ton of carbon."
Like carnival hucksters, the Earth Council and friends were selling carbon credits that were the equivalent of thin air.
Proceeds from CTO TM sales would help finance
’s further efforts to preserve and regenerate its tropical forests, with the specific intent of offsetting emissions from cars, industry and the burning of forests. Costa Rica
According to the Earth Council media release, "a portion of future sales proceeds will also go towards the development of an "Earth Centre" in
. A project of the Earth Council, the Earth Centre will be an environmental, education, science and entertainment facility envisioned as a "gateway" to Costa Rica ’s national parks." Costa Rica
How could this possibly be when the Earth Council took flight from
? Costa Rica
"The carbon certificates created by the Costa Rican government and
companies provide a new way to finance these investments," President Clinton said. U.S.
President Figueros saw the carbon certificate scheme as the creation of "the first tradable commodity of global benefit".
The CTO TM program was introduced to the market through a strategic alliance between
’s government, the U.S-based Centre Financial Products Limited and the Earth Council. Costa Rica
"To initiate the market today, Centre Financial made the first U.S. purchase of CTOs TM in the amount of 1,000 metre tons of carbon (equaling the average carbon emissions of 900 U.S. cars," stated the Earth Council media release.
The CTO TM creators said their credibility would be ensured by "an independent certificate process being developed with technical assistance from the World Bank."
The Costa Rican office for Joint Implementation (OCIC) was working with Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS), a world leader in inspection, testing and verification, to "certify" the offsets.
Add to this mix, the entry of a Geneva-based entity called the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), brought to the table by Strong and sponsored by the Earth Council.
The Association is touted as having become one of the first "truly independent international verifiers of company emission reports and carbon credits" and can actually issue certificates that can facilitate trading.
Already recruited by IETA are some 35 major companies, including BP, Shell, General Motors and Canada’s very own BC Hydro, previously called BC Electric before the utility’s alleged 1961 expropriation from its then-owner, Power Corporation of Montreal, and just one year before Maurice Strong entered stage left.
From 1962 to 1966, Strong served as the President of Power Corp., assisted by his young protégé, a lawyer named Paul Martin.
In the controversial
credit scheme, companies are given certificates to emit fixed amounts of specific chemical compounds when it’s never been proven that man-made global warming is a real phenomenon. Kyoto
Government spy commissars would have to stand sentinel at smokestacks, similar to the one that sent white smoke from the
announcing the emergence of Pope Benedict XV1. But the commissars’ job would be to monitor emissions so that offenders can be caught. Vatican
Companies have been sold a bill of goods by an entity that exited the country where the non-commodities of "credits" were devised. Today, the Earth Council of Kyoto fame is nothing more than a skeleton staff and a bunch of files in the
offices of one of the world’s largest environmental companies. Toronto
Could it be that forensic researcher David Hawkins is right on the money when he says that what he calls the "Kyoto Kickback Kleptocracy" should be the number one issue in June’s expected Canadian federal election?
Canada Free Press founding editor, Judi McLeod, is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the media. A former
Sun and Toronto Whig Standard columnist, she has also appeared on Newsmax.com, the Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and World Net Daily. Judi can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Kingston
David Hawkins, Foundation Scholar-Cambridge University, and founder of the Citizen's Association of Forensic Economists at Hawks' CAFE