Gold Warriors: How Plunder From Asia Funded CIA

May 23, 2010
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Douglas Valentine reviews “Gold Warriors,” Peggy and Sterling Seagrave’s account of how gold looted from Asia by Japan was used to fund crime and covert operations by the US and its satraps: “Gold Warriors is more than a book about Japan’s “serious, sober and deliberate” plundering of Asia’s treasure from 1895 until 1945, and its collusion after the war with American officials to recover and use the loot as a secret political action slush fund to promote right wing regimes: Gold Warriors:America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold is a journey into the darkest recesses of history and the human soul. Authors Peggy and Sterling Seagrave not only unravel one of the greatest crimes and coverups ever, they reveal something new and startling about the depths of human depravity and barbarity, and the human capacity for deceit. The book begins in 1895 with a fascinating account of the grisly assassination of Korea’s Queen Min by terrorists posing as business agents of Japanese companies. The clever coup d’etat provides Japan with official deniability, and the confusion that follows provides the Japanese with a pretext for its military occupation and plundering of Korea. Japan’s brutal conquest of Korea foretells how it will achieve one victory after another in Far East Asia over the ensuing 45 years. The next victory occurs in 1904, when tiny Japan defeats Russia and annexes Southern Manchuria. Manchuria, unlike Korea, has little gold worth stealing. But it is rich in natural resources, so the Japanese settle in for the long haul, and slowly develop Manchuria over several decades. They build roads and create industries and, more importantly, they work with corrupt warlords and Chinese gangsters associated with Chiang Kai-shek’s

Kuomintang Party to transform Manchuria into a vast poppy field. When the Seagraves claim that their lives are in danger for having written this book. A small inner circle becomes responsible for securing billions of dollars worth of gold. They turn Manchu emperor Pu Yi into an addict. both of whom worked closely with Chinese drug smugglers in Manchuria and Shanghai. Tens of thousands of women and girls are raped. . This is explosive material. and some of these Americans conspired with the Japanese to deny reparations to the POWs. But most of the Golden Lily treasure was buried in the Philippines by General Yamashita. and many are mutilated or murdered. They also name the Americans who worked with the Japanese to recover the buried loot after World War II. and it is in the Philippines that most of the action in the book takes place. The Kempeitai were Golden Lily’s first agents. they name the Japanese corporations. and officials who.000 Chinese civilians and prisoners of war in Nanking. and Japan’s top yakuza gangster. and open thousands of opium dens as a way of suppressing the Chinese. Malaysia. In late 1937 and early 1938 the Japanese slaughter an estimated 350. for they not only name the Japanese involved in Golden Lily. and the Philippines. including Nissan. Kodama Yoshio. crime lords. one of Emperor Hirohito’s three brothers. by the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. They finger General Doihara. Nanking foretells what will happen as Japan expands its empire to include Indochina. platinum. By 1937 the Japanese and their gangster and Kuomintang associates are responsible for 90% of the world’s illicit narcotics. realize they have bitten off more than they chew. cultural artifacts and precious gems stolen over the previous 45 years. sex slaves and forced laborers that survived. The Japanese call this operation Golden Lily. Mitsui (which processed Manchurian opium into heroin in the 1930s). the Japanese soldiers. Taiwan. and begin their retreat to Japan. The Japanese had no monopoly on deceit or disregard for human suffering. Mitsubishi and Sumitomo as having used American POWs as slave laborers during the war. and the Seagraves do not shy away from naming those involved. When subversion and propaganda don’t get the job done they commit unspeakable atrocities. moving 6000 metric tons of gold from Nanking to Japan in 1938. they aren’t kidding. It’s also with the Rape of Nanking that the authors introduce the main characters in the book. Golden Lily’s overall boss is Prince Chichibu.

and in 1960. Kojima. Prince Takeda Tsuneyoshi (using the nomme de guerre. the unlikely front man for a number of slush funds. where the Japanese buried much of the Golden Lily loot in 175 vaults in and around Manila. and the manager of his blind trust Most of the action in the book takes place in the Philippines.The reader will learn how. His representative was William S. sending Navy SEAL commandos to the Philippines to recover a portion of General Yamashita’s gold. but gradually the maps slipped out and in 1971. To ensure his silence. indicating where the vaults were located. along with US government officials and banks. connived to absolve Japanese corporations. Kimsu) was in charge in Northern Luzon and gave maps to his Filipino aid. Thereafter the purloined gold was moved through 176 accounts in 42 banks in several countries. Reagan. General MacArthur set up the Yotsuya Fund to finance Japan’s yakuza underworld. Ben. and one of his aides set up the M-Fund to help reconstruct Japan and turn it into an economic powerhouse. a treasure hunter named Roxas . Carter. The Americans viewed this money as a War prize. and every American president from Harry Truman to George W. into revealing where the treasure vaults were buried in the Philippines. war criminals and drug smugglers many prominent officials in the Post War government of responsibility for these ghastly crimes. Kimsu swore Ben to secrecy. using Golden Lily slush fund money to buy elections in nations all around the world. Bush has used the slush funds for various purposes. General Yamashita was hanged by a military tribunal in February 1946. Bush was privately in the market to buy some of the bullion that was being recovered. Santa Romana. Lansdale did a quick inventory. in order to share in the plunder. was tortured by a Filipino. in return for kickbacks Nixon used to help finance his presidential campaign. members of General Douglas MacArthur’s occupation army. while his right hand man. Eisenhower used the M-Fund to help create Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party in 1956. to people and organizations the CIA wanted to secretly support. Kishi Nobosuke. Truman. Clinton and both Bushes were complicit. his nominee as ambassador to Great Britain. got into the act in March 2001. set up the Black Eagle Trust Fund to fight communism. Vice President Richard Nixon turned over M-Fund over to Japan’s Prime Minister. and for the next 20 years supervised Romana. Parish. George W. Romana then guided CIA officer Edward Lansdale to the loot. through a number of his top aides close to the Harrimans and the Rockefellers. How the Americans went about this is very interesting.

and in the mid-1980s a group of disgruntled former CIA officers and military men. and working with cutthroat Ferdinand Marcos. and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. and explaining. Emperor Hirohito. or simply move gold to offshore accounts to conceal it. notably. and other scams involving the Union Bank of Switzerland and Citibank. In every case the US . The Seagraves interview persons defrauded in this scam. Marcos. Alas. organized an expedition using former Navy SEALs and Army Special Forces personnel. Curtis. Without descending into convoluted legalese.unearthed several gold bars and a Golden Buddha that. In this way the Seagraves reveal how the banks use complex accounting methods. the US government. for example. weighed a ton. and Marcos acquired the Golden Buddha. Word of the discovery reached Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and soon thereafter Roxas was arrested. like Roxas. although. The Seagraves do this primarily by examining multi-million-dollar lawsuits filed by Roxas. In another instance. how the Gold Warriors have been able to cover their tracks. the partners were mutually untrustworthy and Curtis. including Generals John Singlaub and Robert Schweitzer. Charles McDougald. Japan’s Ministry of Finance produced gold certificates that were slightly different than ordinary Japanese bonds. One member of the team. and Santa Romana’s heirs against Citibank. the Seagraves describe the devious means bankers have used to conceal the vast hordes of Nazi and Japanese gold in their possession. But the dangers of hunting for buried Japanese gold in the Philippines did not dissuade others. in layman’s terms. Robert Curtis acquired copies of Kimsu’s maps. and imprisoned. tortured. The Seagraves conclude their exciting and excellent book by taking us down the Money Trail. ran into trouble. amazingly. rumors about General Yamashita’s gold had grabbed the imagination of a number on treasure hunters and in 1975. as one might suspect. In return for services rendered. Marcos was allowed to sell over $1 trillion in gold through Australian brokers. worked directly with Pope Pius XII to launder money through the Vatican bank. actually recovered 325 metric tons of gold in 1987. or claim that gold certificates are fake. had been working with the CIA for years using Golden Lily assets to bribe nations to support the Vietnam War. he found himself in trouble too. Financed by far right wing John Birch Society. By the 1970s. Curtis joined with Ben and Japan’s Lord Ichiwara to find the remainder of the loot.

Defense Department. intimidate. The Seagraves asked the Treasury Department. The second CD contains 19 files. attorney W. but were told the records were exempt from release.government assists the banks by stonewalling.” Throughout the book. and its great triumph is that it tells us something new about the savage and avaricious side of human nature.R. the first containing eleven files. the Seagraves are experts in their field and their arguments are convincing. banks. The reader will walk away from this book astounded and outraged at the immensity of the fraudulent activities that the world’s governments. the records mysteriously went missing. Gold Warriors transcends its subject matter. and the CIA for records on Yamashita’s gold in 1987. Having authored several books about the Far East. This writer examined three of them on Lansdale. Kodama. And they do more than prove their case.” . In one noteworthy case. As Cotton rhetorically asks. the writing is descriptive and engaging. In the end. and threaten anyone on a Swiss bank’s behalf. many concerning the various lawsuits the Seagraves have used as evidence to prove their case. refusing to investigate. and spies are engaged in. and if they stonewall long enough. Other records were destroyed in what the Seagraves caustically call “history laundering. interrogate. anyone trying to sue them will eventually fade away. they have compiled so much supporting evidence that many of the documents are contained on companion CDs the reader can buy separately at the Seagraves’ web site. There are two CDs. “Cotton” Jones walked into the Swiss Bank Corporation in New York City and asked the bank to authenticate a $25 million certificate of deposit issued by the Bank and bearing the Federal Reserve seal. During the 1990s. In fact. and Golden Lily and found them utterly fascinating. without due process of law? The answer is obvious: the banks that maintain the US government’s stolen gold are above the law. or ignoring Freedom of Information Act requests. Cotton was quickly arrested by the Secret Service and his certificates were confiscated. how can a Swiss bank have a federal agency intervene on its behalf and confiscate personal possessions? What right does the Secret Service have to arrest. Gold Warriors is chilling in its accumulation.

gold cartel. treasure volume) A. Billionaire (very large) 7) Gen. CAVE AND WATERFALLS TREASURE SITES 1) Dumagat Secret Treasure 1 (very large) 2) Dumagat Secret Treasure 1 (very large) 3) El Sombrero Treasure 1 (very large) 4) El Sombrero treasure 2 (very large) 5) Secrets of Digoyo (very large) 6) SUSPECTED JAPANESE WW2 TREASURE SITES (PHILIPPINES ) 1. Budha Cave (small) 17) Underground Cave Temple (small) 18) 5 Lonely Tomb Cave (small) . Yakoko Treasure (large) 12) Secret Airstrip 1 (large) 13) Snake Cave Treasure (medium) 14) Padlock Cave (medium) 15) Caged Budha Cave (small) 16) 3 G.o Seagraves research and expertise is only about CIA conspiracy. My Treasure Hunting team have conducted extensive research re matter….for more info contact. Tamaso Cache (very large) Gen.LUZON ISLAND (Estimated. Tanaka Treasure (very large) 9) Sinkhole Cave (very large) 10) PB Cave (very large) 11) Gen. marcos gold deposits abroad and stuff. he had limited research in the ACTUAL TREASURE SITES IN THE PHILIPPINES. However. Gboy at gergio2004@yahoo.

BURIED / LAND TREASURE SITES 19) Tokyo 2 Tunnel (very large) 20) Japs Jungle Base Camp (large) 21) Callao Secret (large) 22) School Secret Treasure (medium) 23) Prado’s Court (medium) 24) Springfield Tunnel (medium) 25) Japs Plane Hangar treasure (medium) 26) Cargo Truck Tunnel (medium) 27) Church Secret Treasure (medium) 28) Skull Tunnel Treasure (medium) 29) Masoc / Grandfather Treasure (medium) 30) Egg Cave Treasure (medium) 31) Zapote Tree Secret (small) 32) Mango Tree Secret (small) 33) Santolan Tree Secret (small) 34) Tamarind tree Secret (small) 35) Lamp Light Treasure 1 (small) 36) Lamp Light Treasure 2 (small) 37) Peroz Road Treasure (small) 38) Triangle Bridge Treasure (small) 39) Japs Flag Treasure 1 (small) 40) Japs Flag Treasure 2 (small) 41) Japs Execution Camp Treasure (small) 42) Mango Hill Treasure (small) 43) Japs Cargo Plane 1 (small) 44) Japs Cargo Plane 2 (small) 46) Eagle Rock Treasure (small) C.B. UNDERWATER TREASURE SITES 46) 2-Metal Box (small) .

Nakone Treasure (large) 60) Adm. Yamada Treasure (large) 58) Gen. Teruya Treasure (large) 57) Gen. LAND TREASURE SITES 49) Seven General Treasure (very large) 50) Three Gen. Apo (large) 73) Secrets of Namnam (small) 74) Secrets of Pangantucan (large) 75) Secrets of Raware (medium) . Yamashita Treasure at Panabo (large) 53) Gen. Yamashita Treasure at Mundo Hill (very large) 52) Gen. Treasure of Tagurano (very large) 51) Gen. Igie Treasure (large) 61) Col. MINDANAO / VISAYAS ISLAND A. Ohata Treasure (medium) 64) Secrets Of Carmen (small) 65) Secrets of Cuyo Island (small) 66) Secrets of Dalirig (small) 67) Secrets of Dagat K Dabaw (small) 68) Secrets of Lake Sebu (small) 69) Secrets of Lake Venado (small) 70) Secrets of Lipadas (small) 71) Secrets of Makilo Ranges (large) 72) Secrets of Mt. Kutamura Treasure (large) 56) Gen. Yamaguchi Treasure (large) 63) Lt. Sakura Treasure (large) 54) Gen.47) Underwater Golden Budha (small) 48) El Diablo Island Secret (small) 2. Toyogoshi Treasure (large) 55) Gen. Oshihiro Hansawa Treasure (large) 62) Col. Murakami Treasure (large) 59) Adm.

Francis (small) 96) 3 –Chained /Wired Tomb (small) 97) Lonely Tomb of Talomo (small) 98) Lonely Tomb of St. Ines (small) 99) Lonely Tomb of Luban (small) 100) Sea Tomb of Luban (small) 101) 15 lonely Tomb of Wao (medium) 102) Samurai Tomb (small) 103) Sinkhole Tomb and Box (small) 104) Mysterious Jungle Steel Crate (small) 105) Waterfalls of Block (small) 106) Foxhole of Umayam (small) .76) Secrets of Silae (small) 77) Secrets of Sinuda (small) 78) Secrets of Tamugan (medium) 79) Secrets of Upian 1 and 2 (medium) 80) Nubos Treasure (medium) 81) Takahashi Butai Treasure (very large) 82) Kashibaora / Tanaka Treasure (very large) 83) 10th Buntai Treasure (medium) 84) Horse Cave Treasure (small) 85) Crocodile Cave Treasure (medium) 86) Giant Lizard Cave Treasure (medium) 87) Madapo Hill Treasure (small) 88) Kiakol Treasure (small) 89) Todaya Treasure (medium) 90) Crown of Cambodia (medium) 91) Djakarta Tunnel (very large) 92) Medusa Tunnel (small) 93) Tunnel 9 (very large) 94) Lying Lady Mountain (medium) 95) Golden Budha of St.

large (50-100 tons). underwater). Estimated volume of treasure may change. waterfalls.107) Swimming Horse of Kisawi (small) 108) Underground Horse of Mt. jungle. interviews of Japs / Filipino veterans. school. 4) These suspected treasure sites have different stages of operation: for diggings. Kimura 6 ships (very large) 117) Mini Submarine (small) 118) Camouflage Submarine (medium) 119) Cliff wall Submarine (medium) 120) Underground Submarine base (large) 121) Runway Edge Sea Vault (small) 122) Daibatsu of Ginoog and Davao Gulf (large) Notes: 1) Treasure volume: small (1-10 tons). very large (above 100 tons). statues.D Island Ship(very large) 113) Tikang Maru (large) 114) Sakima Maru (large) 115) Maru of the Orient 3 (large) 116) Capt. closed. exploration. maps. sea…etc.buried (shallow/deep). church. tunnel. medium (20-50 tons). etc. caves (open. 5) Its our team that names these suspected treasure sites for easy reference . Magolo (medium) 109) Tabokno Falls treasure (small) 110) Gandara Secret (small) 111) St. recovery. tombs. live pointers and natives. UNDERWATER TREASURE SITES 112) Siwa Maru. In different kind of terrain in the Philippines…town. caves. 2) These are the treasure leads and information we have accumulated thru more than 20 years of extensive treasure research. relocation…etc. Vincent Secret (small) B. exploration. ship and submarine wrecks. 3) These are the combination of different type of treasures sites…. actual operation. waterfalls. mountains. rivers.

All he and all that are involved want is to get the word out so we all can prosper from this. put him in prison for NOT giving up the locations. He also has knowledge of secret bank accounts holding trillions of dollars and states he has signed contracts with well known bankers for those accounts. He wants this known to all people for the sake of getting the money out to help our recession down sized.A.I am in contact with a man that knows Sterling Seagrave. I have pictures and documents that he has sent me through family.A gets this money we will never see it or even feel its help. The C.I. If the C.I. Thank you . His name is Mitch and knows where 3 bunkers are in the Philippines.

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