Tuesday, December 04, 2012


To my readers:  I was moved to write this article today after discovering the blatancy of material I found in my voluminous library that I had previously not had the opportunity to read.  Today I read it closely.  I composed the following article.  I thought it needed to reach a much larger article.  As I am still a columnist for NewsWithViews.com, I contacted the publisher who agreed with me that it needed to reach the public as soon as possible.  This article will be running on that website which has a much broader reader base than mine.  It is up there now, this Tuesday morning of December 4, 2012.  I want my own readers to have the earliest exposure possible, so here it is.  I would appreciate your feed back.  Sometimes writing is painful and difficult.  The material I found in the book, TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY INTELLIGENCE, by Dr. Wesley K. Wark angered me to the point that the words immediately flowed and found expression.  

The article content is found below.  This is what they are planning for surveillance for our current times.

Stay tuned!


“Intelligence” for the 21st Century – “De-Orwell” People?
© 2012 by Constance E. Cumbey
All Rights Reserved

Our long perceived liberties are now at a dangerous tipping point.  I’ve been recently reflecting on my life’s  work informing the public of the New Age Movement and its related “hidden dangers.”  Those dangers are now becoming much less hidden.  Many are diverted by 2012 New Age Mayan prophecies and fail to see more here and now dangers.   Almost all from believers to those who have viewed the movie series THE OMEN or even the LEFT BEHIND books and films are familiar with the following Book of Revelation warnings:

 15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

As I first wrote in 1981 in my expository book about the New Age Movement, THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW, New Agers, and allegedly Christian fellow travelers were calling for a New World Order with an accompanying global food redistribution program -- aided of course by modern technology, i.e. computers.  Much more than mere redistribution, bad as that might be, was implied by that prophecy.  It also clearly meant  surveillance.

On the secular side, George Orwell (1903-1950) led a relatively short but insightful life.  His landmark novel, 1984, amply and graphically described the potential horrors and desensitization of a total surveillance society where we would eventually “come to love Big Brother.”  If you can no longer find that book, here is a place to read it on line for free:

The last two paragraphs of the book are the saddest part of Orwell’s prophecy.  The prisoner of the system had come to love Big Brother:

The voice from the telescreen was still pouring forth its tale of prisoners and booty and slaughter, but the shouting outside had died down a little. The waiters were turning back to their work. One of them approached with the gin bottle. Winston, sitting in a blissful dream, paid no attention as his glass was filled up. He was not running or cheering any longer. He was back in the Ministry of Love, with everything forgiven, his soul white as snow. He was in the public dock, confessing everything, implicating everybody. He was walking down the white-tiled corridor, with the feeling of walking in sunlight, and an armed guard at his back. The long hoped-for bullet was entering his brain. 

He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.

Well, there are serious elements out there in the “HUMINT” (Human Intelligence) community now demanding for real that “we come to love Big Brother.”  They consider George Orwell a practical threat to their control freak aspirations.  As they expedite their manufacture of drones and other surveillance apparatus, they plot how to “De-Orwell” the populace.  Wesley K.  Wark, a participant-author-professor on the subject of Intelligence has overseen the collection of essays by fellow spies and wannabes on the subject.  The intelligence network is an international one with USA, Brits, Canadians, and even Russians now collaborating on how to flush out the rest of us who value both security and privacy.  I have one of his major books in my personal library, TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY INTELLIGENCE.  Individual chapter writers include besides Wark, Alan DuPont, Michael Herman, Melvin A. Goodman, Matthew M. Aid, Gregory F. Treverton, Nick Cullather, John Ferris and Ronald J. Deibert.

Wark might be the most frightening thinker of all.  If his fellow collaborators agree with him, as I suspect they do, we are all in deep trouble.  The apparent consensus is that “we must learn to live with Orwell.” [1]   

“The diminution of 'Orwell', a codeword  for the fear of intelligence, will be a necessary condition for the success of a revolutionary change now unfolding in the practice of intelligence. Looking back, the  twentieth century may be seen as the age of Secret intelligence . . .

Whether rare, or the norm, public intelligence will require a new public outlook on intelligence, one beyond, as suggested above, the habit of 'Orwell'.[2]

Wark and his fellow contributors consider the task crucial and urgent.  His introductory remarks conclude with the excerpted following:

If an age of public intelligence is upon us, it will demand a revolutionary change in the practice of intelligence and in the doctrine of secrecy. New attention will have to be paid to devising intelligence assessments designed for public consumption, as opposed to products shaped for intelligence's traditional government 'consumers'. While such forms of intelligence assessment are devised, great care will have to be given to protecting the role that intelligence traditionally plays in informing government decision-making on national and international security issues. Great care will also be required in protecting intelligence sources and methods - the lifeblood of intelligence work. New restraints will have to be devised to ensure that the intelligence product does not become completely politicised [sic] in its transit to the public audience, both domestic and foreign. As US scholar John Prados put it, 'what is there to prevent public intelligence from becoming public relations?'20   Integrity of intelligence reporting will be a huge issue. The quality and persuasiveness of intelligence judgements [sic] will face an enormous test, in the open and fractious marketplace of public debate. To persuade its new, and much more diverse audience, intelligence assessments will have to be very good indeed.

Finally, there will be a reciprocal onus on public consumers of intelligence to understand the nature of the intelligence product, both its strengths and its limitations.
If public intelligence is the radical future, its emergence will build on the technological enhancement and delivery of intelligence. Public intelligence requires display, precisely of the sort delivered by Colin Powell's address to the Security Council in February 2003, with its Sigint soundtrack, and its satellite imagery. Public intelligence is unthinkable without the technological infrastructure that supports a global media and global Internet.[3]

High sounding words all to justify what we so justifiably dreaded – an age of total surveillance and snooping.  They are determined to have it, but they cannot have it unless WE FIRST LEARN TO LOVE BIG BROTHER?  As of this writing, December 3, 2012, there were 50,500 google  NEWS references alone to the emerging drone technology.  There were in more than 30 million GOOGLE hits on the scary technology.

Drones serve both spying and weaponry functions.  Are they to be used as the potential enabler of prophesied search and destroy operations against believers?  We may currently rest in peace believing they are only to be used against believers of Islamic religions and ideologies.  As we were told in law school, harsh cases make bad law.  Once the precedent is set, it is out there for use against whatever stands in the way of “glocalist” agendas (“think globally, act locally).

I for one have no present plans to embrace Big Brother.  I pray you have none either.  Big Brother is decidedly NOT YOUR FRIEND!  It has long been said that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.  That vigilance is now needed more than ever.  Otherwise, the “necessary condition” for “revolutionary fear is here!

 The diminution of 'Orwell', a code word for the fear of intelligence, will
be a necessary condition for the success of a revolutionary change now
unfolding in the practice of intelligence.[4]

[1] (Wesley K. Wark, 2005), page 6.    TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY INTELLIGENCE:  Routledge, London and New York.
[2] Ibid., page 11.
[3] Ward, Ibid., page 10.
[4] Wark, Ibid., page 7.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

What they are planning now - "Planet Under Pressure"

The global governance is proceeding apace and perhaps the Mayan 2012 prophecies are a fancy diversion.  The planning for global governance is very much in progress and serious academics and their prestigious institutions, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Harvard, etc., etc. are impressing "Glocalist" goals (think globally, act locally) as norms.  Here's a presentation given to the March 2012 London "World Under Pressure" conference.

check it out, particularly the leadership structures being established and stay tuned!

Happy Thanksgiving to All!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Arab Spring aftermath? Armageddon Script? Will this Middle East war be averted?

The Middle East is aflame.  Rockets from the Gaza Strip have been raining on Israel, even on  Tel Aviv.  Israel in return has been aiming its fire at Hamas strongholds in the Gaza Strip.  The Gaza Strip was turned over to the Palestinians with great force and violence to its former Israeli settlers in 2005.  The Gaza Strip, formerly administered by Egypt, was taken by Israel in the Six-Day War of 1967.  In that war, a large combination of Arab countries declared war on Israel, expecting a quick victory.  There was a quick victory, but the victory was Israel's.  Now the Gaza Strip is part of the Palestinian Union's territory.

Since turning the Gaza Strip over to the Palestininan Union, it appears it has meant nothing but trouble for both Israel and the non-political Palestinians trapped within its borders.  Hamas, the radical Palestinian-Islamist organization has used it as a firing base.  Israel, forced to defend the safety of its citizens from the Gaza launched attacks was forced to resort to blockades, hunting down of Hamas leadership.  Hamas has declared official control of Gaza and according to the Wikipedia account, formed an alternative Hamas Government in Gaza.

Mahmoud Abbas is the President of the Palestinian Union.  He is of the Fatah Party, which though not officially classified as a "terrorist organization" has sponsored plenty of its own share of terrorist activity.  A 1968 TIME MAGAZINE news account gave a picture of Hamas' at least then orientation.

The announced goal of El Fatah, the Arab terrorist organization, is to provoke Israelis into a pogrom of Arabs living in Israel and thereby shatter all Israeli hopes for peaceful coexistence in their occupied territories. Last week, in the latest of a series of bomb attacks, Arab terrorists struck for the first time in Tel Aviv and succeeded in rousing an angry Jewish response.

Fatah was founded by Yasser Arafat.  It has had a history of revolutionary activity that was violent enough in and of itself.  Fatah, these days, seems comparatively tame compared to its even more radical counterpart, Hamas.

What may make a crucial difference this time is a direct result of the "Arab Spring" which started near two years ago in December 2010.  Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in the Egyptian phase.  Mubarak had his faults, to be sure, However, he was at relative peace with the Coptic Christians of his country and equally importantly, the Nation of Israel.

Mohamed Morsy is now the President of Egypt.  Interestingly, I once (1989-1992) had a client from Egypt with the very same name, but they are two different persons.  President Mohamed Morsy of Egypt is affiliated with radical Islamist groups.  He is believed to be more moderate, but is obviously walking a tightrope between his own very radicalized political base, the United States from which Egypt receives generous financial and military support, and radical Islamist factions.  Egypt also has a "Prime Minister," Hisham Qandil.  It was hoped that a truce of sorts might be arranged under Qandil's offices.  Qandil was visiting Gaza and was there when many of the 

There are two viable political parties in the Palestinian Union:  one is trouble for Israel -- Fatah, and the other is far worse trouble -- Hamas.

Which direction Egypt turns is going to be crucial.  Within the past hour of my writing this (5:45 a.m.), per BBC, the Egyptian Prime Minister has said that what is happening in Gaza is a disaster.  I'm sure nobody would disagree.  However, he said that Egypt would do all it could to broker a truce.<1>

Israel has called up 16,000 reserves which are said to be placed very near Gaza.  However, there is "no ground war yet."

I'm sure the New Age community is reading much into this for their own 2012 "prophecies."  There appear to be definite signs of potentials for New Age scenarios such as Peter LeMesurier's THE ARMAGEDDON SCRIPT.  Definitely, we should read our own Bibles very closely in conjunction with our newspapers, CNN, Fox News, and other information sources.

What is happening?  God knows!  

Stay tuned!



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Earthquakes in divers[e] places AND UPON THE SEA DISTRESS OF NATIONS

My original illustration for this story
And this just in after I published -- an update!

Quoting from the King James Bible, Jesus warned when his disciples asked what should be the signs of his coming and of the end of the world that there would be, inter alia, "earthquakes in divers (many) places AND UPON THE SEA DISTRESS OF NATIONS."

Certainly, we have seen a great deal of "distress of nations" along the various world seas, including but not limited to the 2003 tsunami that violently struck many Asian nations, many Florida hurricanes;  Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast and nearly destroying New Orleans in 2005.

Now our prayers need to be with the  projected one third of the United States that is said to be at potential risk from the lethal combination of Hurricane Sandy colliding with a cold front that could bring extreme rain, snow, and flooding to the eastern 1/3 of our country, even posing a potential threat to the Great Lakes region of which my part of the country is classified.

The storms are expected to threaten Massachusetts starting tonight, Sunday, October 27, 2012.  One of our most diligent contributors to our discussion board is Springfield, Massachusetts resident Susanna.  She and her husband faced tornado hazards a year or two ago.  Now they are probably occupied with preparations for this potential regional disaster.

We need to pray, be prepared to extend necessary support and relief supplies for those in this affected area. We also must soberly consider it as a grave "sign of the time."  Just maybe, atheist scoffing not withstanding, God is trying to send us a message -- e.g,  'WAKE UP'!

May the Lord help us all, especially those in these gravely affected areas.  I pray that the storm will turn back to sea or lose intensity.  However, we must always remember that God has the big picture and we the little ones and our most constant prayers should be "Come quickly, Lord Jesus" and "thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done . . ."

Stay tuned!



Monday, October 15, 2012

Texas school forces students to wear tracking cards - punishes dissenters

Texas school punishes microchip tracking dissenters

Here it comes -- just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water!

The evening news had interesting leads -- somebody made a successful free fall jump to New Mexico desert country from outer space, discussion of the upcoming second Presidential debates, etc.  Then one caught my very disturbed attention.  Did a Texas school go too far?  This time it appeared ACLU was coming out on the side of the angels -- it vehemently said the school had crossed the line.

Interestingly and characteristically, however, the ACLU decided that Christians protesting being forced to wear the badge did not qualify for their legal advocacy -- that group did not meet their criteria!

Kirsten Bokenkamp of the ACLU told the San Antonio Express-News earlier this year that her organization expected to challenge the board’s decision to use the tracking system, but the school went ahead with the program undeterred. Steve Hernandez told WND that he approached the ACLU abour representing his daughter’s case, but Rebecca Robertson of a local branch of the organization said that, “the ACLU of Texas will not be able to represent you or your daughter in this matter,” saying the case did not meet the group's criteria.{1}

What happened?  The school gave every student a required microchip tracking badge that they were required to wear on their person at all times -- at least during school hours and school related activities.

The school was delighted with the results.  They knew where every single student was at every single moment.

The more discerning students were somewhat less enthusiastic.  They saw no reason why they should be treated as criminals with every move under surveillance.  Students refusing to wear the badge faced severe retaliation   You can read about it by clicking the link at the top of this story.

The NBC news I watched that was carrying the story showed one brave Hispanic father clutching his well worn Bible obviously at or near the location of the back of the Bible -- just about where one would find Revelation 13.  The press explained that he had "religious objections" to the program.

The network news prime time story (Sunday, October 14, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Eastern time) concluded by saying that like it or not, it appears the microchip identifiers were here to stay.

Query:  how long until somebody decides something needs to be done about the dissenters who won't voluntarily wear the badge as a condition of buying student textbooks, attending classes, attending football games, buying lunch in the cafeteria, etc., etc.????  Well, if the information you can read in the two stories attached to this link is accurate, I think we can all guess.

Stay in prayer!  Stay tuned!


Story Links:

1.  http://rt.com/usa/news/texas-school-id-hernandez-033/
2.  http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?tag=microchips

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Please, please watch this amazing Press Club delivery by the Rev. E. W. Jackson!

Stay tuned!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Global 2000 and Before - New Age Population Planners with USA governmental blessings

To my friends and readers:  I have been "holed up" lately with renewed research.  I am now seriously working on another book.  I have also had some time consuming legal work for clients which has "kept me off the streets."  I have been wading through some of the earlier works in my library and exploring roots and political implementation of some of the more disturbing aspects of the New Age planning, including but not limited to "population control" issues.
Global 2000 Report to the President - 1980 Pergamon Books version of 1977 President Carter commissioned report.

Excerpted page from New Age Journal - Earth Day 1990 issue where former President Carter writes for magazine and discusses his creation of the Global 2000 report mandate.

Earth Day 1990 NEW AGE JOURNAL cover.

Those who don't wade through lengthy governmental tomes sometimes miss important segments of the New Age playbook.  My dusty old copy of The Global 2000 Report to the President contains a treasure trove of incriminating New Age Movement goals.  The report was released during the Carter Administration.{1}  However, it contained much of interest as to his predecessors Lyndon Baines Johnson and Richard M. Nixon.  The anti-people goals were being put firmly in place.

Important action for the global / population reduction planners took place during the Nixon administration.  The Global 2000 Report was chartered and commissioned in 1977.{2}   However, preliminary developments had taken place starting with pressures being placed on the Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon presidencies.  Major New Age idological players included Willis  Harman and Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) chairman Robert O. Anderson.  It was then that President Nixon cooperated with those bringing pressures to immediately address "population issues."  Nixon in 1969 sent Congress a "blue-ribbon" message on population control.  He and his predecessors (Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson) had long been pressured to do so by members of the Rockefeller family:

In July 1969 President Nixon sent to Congress historic first population message, recommending the establishment by legislation of a blue-ribbon commission to examine the growth of the nation'population and the impact it will have on the American future. John D. Rockefeller Ill, who had started the Population Council, had been urging since the early days of the Eisenhower Administration that such a commission be established.    Lyndon Johnson had refused to see Rockefeller in 1964, but by 1968, he was ready to yield to pressure and established the President's Committee on Population and Family Planning, co-chaired by Rockefeller and HEW Secretary Wilbur Cohen.

President Lyndon Johnson satisfied the demands with partial action.  He authorized the formation of a Committee.  That group near the end of his administration entitled "

The Committee established by President Johnson
was not a full-blown commission . Its report,
sent to the President at the end of 1968, "Population
and Family Planning: The Transition from
Concern to Action, " suggested the establishment
of a presidential commission to give the problem
further study. It recommended that family planning
services be extended to every American
woman unable to afford them. It also recommended
an increase in the budgets of HEW and
the Office of Economic Opportunity for the purpose
of population research. The report was
released without publicity in January 1969 . . ."

There were certainly "items of interest" along with this person of interest (Willis Harman) who played such an important role in this relatively early stage of New Age planning for the last quarter of the 20th century.  He called for the possibility of "radical societal change."  Big money and big players including Robert O. Anderson the president of ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company) were involved.  Robert O. Anderson's name was later to become familiar to me in the context of Planetary Citizens and Planetary Initiative organizations founded by Lucis Trust activist Donald Keys.

The population planners moved on aided and abetted by Nixon Presidential advisor Moynihan.  That was a man who truly "got around."  According to the Wikipedia article:

Moynihan [Daniel Patrick]
(March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician and sociologist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected three times (in 1982, 1988, and 1994). He declined to run for re-election in 2000. Prior to his years in the Senate, Moynihan was the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations and to India, and was a member of four successive presidential administrations, beginning with the administration of John F. Kennedy, and continuing through that of Gerald Ford.

The family planners still mourn their setbacks in promoting a drastically reduced population.  Three years before Roe vs. Wade they were legislatively mandating promotion of the following:


The Commission recommends that both public and private forces join together to assure that adequate child-care services, including health, nutritional, and educational components, are available to families who wish to make use of them.

Because child-care programs represent a major innovation in child-rearing in this country, we recommend that continuing research and evaluation be undertaken to determine the benefits and costs to children, parents, and the public of alternative child-care arrangements.


The Commission recommends that: (1) states eliminate existing legal inhibitions and restrictions on access to contraceptive information, procedures, and supplies; and (2) states develop statutes affirming the desirability that all persons have ready and practicable access to contraceptive information, procedures, and supplies.


The Commission recommends that states adopt affirmative legislation which will permit minors to receive contraceptive and prophylactic information and services in appropriate settings sensitive to their needs and concerns.  

To implement this policy, the commission urges that organizations, such as the Council on State governments, the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association, formulate appropriate model statutes.


In order to permit freedom of choice, the Commission recommends that all administration restrictions on access to voluntary contraceptive sterilization be eliminated so that the decision be made solely by physician and patient.

To implement this policy, we recommend that national hospital and medical associations, and their state chapters, promote the removal of existing restrictions.


With the admonition that abortion not be considered a primary means of fertility control, the Commission recommends that present state laws restricting abortion be liberalized along the lines of the New York statute, such abortion to be performed on request by duly licensed physicians under conditions of medical safety. In carrying out this policy, the Commission recommends:

That federal, state, and local governments make funds available to support abortion services in states with liberalized statutes.  That abortion be specifically included in comprehensive health insurance benefits, both public and private. 


 The Commission recommends that this nation give the highest priority to research on reproductive biology and to the search for improved methods by which individuals can control their own fertility.  

In order to carry out this research, the Commission recommends that the full $93 million authorized for this purpose in fiscal year 1973 be appropriated and allocated; that federal expenditures for these purposes rise to a minimum of $150 million by 1975; and that private organizations continue and expand their work in this field.


The Commission recommends a national policy and voluntary program to reduce unwanted fertility, to improve the outcome of pregnancy, and to improve the health of children.  

In order to carry out such a program, public and private health financing mechanisms should begin paying the full cost of all health services related to fertility, including contraceptive, prenatal, delivery, and postpartum services; pediatric care for the first year of life; voluntary sterilization; safe termination of unwanted pregnancy; and medical treatment of infertility.



Recognizing that our population cannot grow indefinitely, and appreciating the advantages of moving now toward the stabilization of population, the Commission recommends that the nation welcome and plan for a stabilized population.

The Nixon era hearings were held.  President Nixon named John D. Rockefeller III chairman of the 24-member group.  They held hearings in many cities and they released volumes of materials.  Their not-surprising, people-hating conclusions?

POPULATION STABILIZATION -Recognizing that our population cannot grow indefinitely, and appreciating the advantages of moving now toward the stabilization of population, the Commission recommends that the nation welcome and plan for a stabilized population.

The Commission's conclusion was that no substantial benefits would result from continued growth of the nation ' s population:  The population problem, and the growth ethic with which it is intimately connected, reflect deeper external conditions and more fundamental political, economicand philosophical values.  Consequently, to improve the quality of our existence while slowing growth, will require nothing less than basic recasting of American values.

The anti-people component of what would later be called "The New Age Movement" was on its way back in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  It had clear Presidential blessings at that.   They would continue to ride high through early 1982, confident in their expectation that they had "no backlash."  Those "deeper external conditions" and "philosophical values" to be targeted for change clearly included our religious outlooks favoring "choose life that ye may live."

Stay tuned and to be continued


{1} Interestingly, there is an article by Former President Jimmy Carter in a 1990 New Age Journal (April 1990, page 54,  In it he proudly acknowledges his role in commissioning the Global 2000 Report.  I do not know if he is a self-conscious New Ager; however, I have received credible information that his sister, Ruth Carter Stapleton may have been.  She was a speaker for one of Leland Stewart's Unity and Diversity Council Congresses, according to information given me by Rev. Gary Randall in Portland, Oregon in 1982.  He had the information, he said, first hand for her.  She departed from speaking at his church to go to that conference.  Once he learned what the New Age Movement was really about, he made great efforts to get the word out on its "Hidden Dangers."

 {2}The 1977 Global Report to the President [Jimmy Carter] included extensive references to Willis Harman (Future president of Institute for Noetic Sciences, author of "An Incomplete Guide to the Future.", World Watch Institute, E. F. Schumacher (Small is Beautiful Author)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kofi Annan headed "Global Commission" includes Javier Solana - Criticizes USA

 GLOBAL GOVERNANCE COMMISSION "Global Commission on Elections and Democracy" is now speaking to USA elections as well as others!

Today's Breaking News!

It looks like world government, ooops, "global governance" is being advanced in the immediate wake of the 2011 "Arab Spring" and 2012 current events.  The United States just came in for severe criticism from this panel of wannabe global governors:  The following is from the Voice of America story by Selah Hennessy

The commission members include Javier Solana and former USA Secretary of State Madeline Albright.

When the Commission was launched last spring, this then came from its own website:

"As pro-democracy campaigners take to the streets across the Arab world, and as 19 African countries prepare to hold national elections this year, an international initiative to promote the integrity of elections was launched on 4 March 2011 in Pretoria, South Africa.
"Recent events in Côte d’Ivoire and elsewhere have highlighted more clearly than ever that elections are vital to democratic government, but they are not sufficient. Too often, we see incumbents rig the elections, illicit funding or media bias distort the electoral process, and losing candidates refuse to accept the results. Where elections are marred in these ways, people lose faith in democracy and the political process, and human rights and security are put at risk.
"The Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security, jointly created by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Kofi Annan Foundation, is made up of 12 eminent individuals from around the world, including Kofi Annan, Ernesto Zedillo, Martti Ahtisaari, Madeleine Albright and Amartya Sen. It aims to highlight the importance of the integrity of elections to achieving a more secure, prosperous and stable world.
The Commission's full report may be downloaded from this link:  More later and stay tuned!