The rise of the meta-criminal

by Jon Rappoport

April 8, 2022

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I wrote this article seven years ago.

It is more relevant than ever, with the expansion of the Surveillance State.

One of the points of the article: independent investigators can discover a high-level crime—but suppose some monster agency has already “been there,” found that crime, and has used the knowledge to accrue an advantage for itself?

Hence the term, meta-crime.

Here we go…from 2015:

Trevor Timm of the Electronic Freedom Frontier dug up a very interesting nugget. It was embedded in the heralded December 2013 White House task force report on spying and snooping.

Under Recommendations, #31, section 2, he found this:

“Governments should not use their offensive cyber capabilities to change the amounts held in financial accounts or otherwise manipulate financial systems.”

Timm quite rightly wondered: why were these warnings in the report?

Were the authors just anticipating a possible crime? Or were they reflecting the fact that the NSA had already been engaging in the crime?

If this was just a bit of anticipation, why leave it naked in the report? Why not say there was no current evidence the NSA had been manipulating financial systems?

Those systems would, of course, include the stock market, and all trading markets around the world.

Well, there is definite evidence of other NSA financial snooping. From Spiegel Online, 9/15/13:

“The National Security Agency (NSA) widely monitors international payments, banking and credit card transactions, according to documents seen by SPIEGEL.”

“The NSA’s Tracfin data bank also contained data from the Brussels-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), a network used by thousands of banks to send transaction information securely…the NSA spied on the organization on several levels, involving, among others, the [NSA] agency’s ‘tailored access operations’ division…”

The NSA’s “tailored access operations” division uses roughly 1000 hackers and analysts in its spying efforts.

The next step in all this spying would naturally involve penetrating trading markets and, using the deep data obtained, manipulate the markets to the advantage of the NSA and preferred clients.

The amount of money siphoned off in such an ongoing operation would be enormous.

“Looking over the shoulder” of Wall St. insiders would be child’s play for NSA.

Ditto for predicting political events that would temporarily drive markets down and provide golden opportunities for highly profitable short selling.

Like drug traffickers and other mobsters, the NSA could invest their ill-gotten gains in legitimate enterprises and reap additional rewards.

And if the Pentagon, under which the NSA is organized, requires heavy amounts of money for off-the-books black budget ops, what better place to go than their own NSA?

All in all, when you operate the biggest spying and data-gathering operation in the world, the opportunities abound. Yes, knowledge is power, when the distinctions between legal and illegal are brushed off like a few gnats on a summer day.

The Surveillance State has created an apparatus whose implications are staggering. It’s a different world now. And sometimes it takes a writer of fiction to flesh out the larger landscape.

Brad Thor’s novel, Black List, posits the existence of a monster corporation, ATS, which stands alongside the NSA in collecting information on every move we make. ATS’ intelligence-gathering capability is unmatched anywhere in the world.

On pages 117-118 of Black List, Thor makes a stunning inference that, on reflection, is as obvious as the fingers on your hand:

“For years ATS had been using its technological superiority to conduct massive insider trading. Since the early 1980s, the company had spied on anyone and everyone in the financial world. They listened in on phone calls, intercepted faxes, and evolved right along with the technology, hacking internal computer networks and e-mail accounts. They created mountains of ‘black dollars’ for themselves, which they washed through various programs they were running under secret contract, far from the prying eyes of financial regulators.”

“Those black dollars were invested into hard assets around the world, as well as in the stock market, through sham, offshore corporations. They also funneled the money into reams of promising R&D projects, which eventually would be turned around and sold to the Pentagon or the CIA.”

“In short, ATS had created its own license to print money and had assured itself a place beyond examination or reproach.”

In real life, with the NSA heading up the show, the outcome would be the same.

It would be as Thor describes it.

We think about total surveillance as being directed at private citizens, but the capability has unlimited payoffs when it targets financial markets and the people who have intimate knowledge of them.

“Total security awareness” programs of surveillance are ideal spying ops in the financial arena, designed to suck up millions of bits of inside information, then utilizing them to make investments and suck up billions (trillions?) of dollars.

It gives new meaning to “the rich get richer.”

Taking the overall scheme to another level, consider this: those same heavy hitters who have unfettered access to financial information can also choose, at opportune moments, to expose certain scandals and crimes (not their own, of course).

In this way, they can, at their whim, cripple governments, banks, and corporations. They can cripple investment houses, insurance companies, and hedge funds. Or, alternatively, they can merely blackmail these organizations.

We think we know how scandals are exposed by the press, but actually we don’t. Tips are given to people who give them to other people. Usually, the first clue that starts the ball rolling comes from a source who remains in the shadows.

We are talking about the creation and managing of realities on all sides, including the choice of when and where and how to provide a glimpse of a crime or scandal.

The information matrix can be tapped into and plumbed, and it can also be used to dispense choice clusters of data that end up constituting the media reality of painted pictures which, every day, show billions of people “what’s news.”

It’s likely that the probe Ron Paul was once pushing—audit the Federal Reserve—has already been done by those who control unlimited global surveillance. They already know far more than any Congressional investigation will uncover. If they know the deepest truths, they can use them to blackmail, manipulate, and control the Fed itself.

In this global-surveillance world, we need to ask new questions and think along different lines now.

For example, how long before the mortgage-derivative crisis hit did the Masters of Surveillance know, from spying on bank records, that insupportable debt was accumulating at a lethal pace? What did they do with that information?

When did they know that at least a trillion dollars was missing from Pentagon accounting books, as Donald Rumsfeld eventually admitted on September 10, 2001, and what did they do with that information?

When did they know the details of the Libor rate-fixing scandal? Press reports indicate that Barclays was trying to rig interest rates as early as January 2005.

Have they tracked, in detail, the men responsible for recruiting hired mercenaries and terrorists, who eventually wound up in Syria pretending to be an authentic rebel force?

Have they collected detailed accounts of the most private plans of Bilderberg, CFR, and Trilateral Commission leaders?

For global surveillance kings, what we think of as the future is, in many respects the present and the past.

It’s a new world. These overseers of universal information-detection can enter and probe the most secret caches of data, collect, collate, cross reference, and assemble them into vital bottom-lines. By comparison, an operation like Wikileaks is an old Model-T Ford.

Previously, we thought we needed to look over the shoulders of the men who were committing major crimes out of public view. But now, if we want to be up to date, we also have to factor in the men who are spying on those criminals, who are gathering up those secrets and using them to commit their own brand of meta-crime.

And in the financial arena, that means we think of Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan as perpetrators, yes, but we also think about the men who already know everything about GS and Morgan, and are using this knowledge to steal sums that might make GS and Morgan blush with envy.

No, we’re not in Kansas anymore. But wherever we’ve gone to, the NSA is already there, and they may have been tapping in, taking out, and using untold bits of data to stage and profit from events of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Time, in that sense, has ballooned, expanded, turned inside out, exploded, and laid itself flat on a table, for close inspection by the eyes of Surveillance Central.

Understanding this, we need to analyze what is happening in the world with a new dimension of criminal reality-maker in mind.

The meta-criminal.

The Matrix Revealed

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

11 comments on “The rise of the meta-criminal

  1. Bobby says:

    Id love too read some of the Bildeberg stuff. God only knows what kind of content is in those records.

  2. sk says:

    Those in the shadows. Will we ever know them well?

  3. Roundball Shaman says:

    “One of the points of the article: independent investigators can discover a high-level crime—but suppose some monster agency has already ‘been there,’ found that crime, and has used the knowledge to accrue an advantage for itself?”

    So, all of us have an unknown number of strangers and spooks wearing sunglasses looking through our windows at us at all times day and night without letup. We can’t stop them from looking at us – even when we are standing in our underwear or even more intimate moments.

    They keep looking. They keep writing things down about us. They keep recording us with video and audio and building whole media files about us.

    They begin to know things about us. When we like to get up in the morning. What we like to eat. What we like to buy. Who we like to… you know… with. And HOW.

    We want some privacy, but They say NO. WE WILL KEEP LOOKING AT YOU.

    So we keep trying to live our lives. But how can you live your life when there are ‘Peeping’ Toms and ‘Big’ Dicks staring at every damn thing we do or say?

    They keep looking. They keep logging. They keep staring. They keep building.

    We ask again, ‘Will you PLEASE have the common decency to STOP LOOKING THROUGH MY DAMN WINDOW AND LEAVE ME ALONE!’

    And They laugh. They always laugh. But this time, They say more…

    ‘We PROMISE that We won’t use anything we see and learn about you against you.’

    And They manage to get those words out without smirking. They have practiced that skill for years.

    And so… given that… some of us look back at them and extend one of our God-given digits to Them. Peeping Effing Toms and Big Dicks… and Hairy as well.

    And others of us just say… ‘THANK YOU! WE KNOW WE CAN TRUST YOU WHEN YOU SAY THAT!’

    And the cameras keep on rolling. And the audio files keep building. And the financial and medical records and emails and computer clicks just keep on going into that Big Black Hole of data hidden far away from our reach but there for the taking by Tom the Peeper and Dick the Big.

    Good for us that We can trust them with all that! It sure would be bad if we couldn’t!

    And this begins to sound like fun. Wonder if WE can look through THEIR windows one day, too!

    That’s our Future. Looking through each other’s windows. What a Wonderful World… cue the Satchmo song…

    “I see trees of green
    And I think to myself
    What a wonderful world

    I see skies of blue… and your underwear, too
    The bright blessed days, your dark loving nights
    And I think to myself
    What a wonderful world

    I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
    I learn everything about them.
    More than they’ll ever know
    And I think to myself
    What a wonderful world

    Yes, I think to myself
    What a wonderful world
    For ME… not for YOU”

    Here’s looking at YOU, KID…

  4. Siouxma says:

    Wonder where Edward Snowden is these days…

    Controlling the Narrative and what questions get asked and answered or not is what led to a successful Scamdemic. We the Peasants are so easily led down pointless rabbit holes.

    Smoking out Whistleblowers and any serious competition for the Meta-Criminals/Elite Deviants is a fulltime job.

    • Jim S. Smith says:

      Even Edward Snowden was outside of this inner-cabal. He would have been ferreted out a long time ago.

      Also interesting:

      Edward Snowden even admitted he was a trained CIA asset. So, it makes more sense that Snowden’s part, was merely a public spectacle of a “turf war” between two shadowy government agencies, but it was all “for show” and nothing more.

      The REAL controllers of this “deep state” control all sides of the panoramic system we think of as “government” and “business”. So any supposed inter-agency “turf war” that is even slightly revealed to the public (yes, even through the controlled ‘alt-media’) – is purely for public consumption, so as to distract away from the REAL crimes underneath.

      – Jim S.

  5. Scott McCutcheon says:

    Excellent blog post today, Jon!

    As soon as I began reading it several things came to mind.

    First, that of F.A.S.A.B. Standard 56 signed in to “law” on October 18, 2018. And notably, with UNANIMOUS APPROVAL of every sitting member of the House of Representatives and the. Senate, and thus, signing to law by then President DJT. I know you’re well aware of F.A.S.A.B. Standard 56 due to the extensive and ongoing work of (your good friend) Catherine Austin Fitts along with that of Dr. Mark Skidmore to find “the missing trillions.”

    Interestingly, among yesterday’s [Thursday April 7, 2022] batch of daily e-mails sent out by the U.S. Federal Reserve was one titled “Federal Reserve Board Issues Enforcement Action with former employee of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc”. This “enforcement action” involves one Mr. Joseph Jiampietro [apparently an attorney formerly employed at GS] involved in sharing certain “confidential documents” belonging to the U.S. Federal Reserve for the benefit of “certain clients” [none of whom are named?]. It appears this particular case goes as far back as 2014. Among several questions this “enforcement action” raises, is Mr. Jiampietro simply the most recent “fall guy” chosen to deflect attention from recent and now [somewhat] public knowledge of “insider trading” by a few FED governors and FED Chair Powell himself [not to mention suspect trading activity of several representatives in the House and several senators]?

    Your blog post today adds the question, how might the NSA be involved? It also adds the question, does this add additional fuel as to why F.A.S.A.B. Standard 56 was UNANIMOUSLY passed back in October 2018.

    Some questions you raised also brought to my mind one Mr. Satyajit Das [a Calcutta born Australian citizen and former banker], author of “Traders, Guns and Money” [first published in 2006] and “Extreme Money” [published in 2011] among several other publications pertaining to financial derivatives. Das was one of early creators of financial derivatives that eventually saw the future detrimental affects they would have on global finance. By the time he penned “Traders, Guns and Money” he had long before already left the banking sector [many of his former colleagues and counterparts labelling him a “turn coat”] and was sounding the warning bells about the cancerous affect of the derivatives markets, and especially those of the CDOs and mortgage backed derivatives.

    The web of financial chicanery has grown exponentially since those days, and the looming global financial implosion will make the 2007/2008/2009 mortgage crisis look like a tiny ripple in a small pond.

    Will any of the real perpetrators be held to account in the aftermath, or will we be given the, at that time, most recent chosen “fall guy” as a distraction?

  6. Marie Gauron says:

    Excellent article, very well-reasoned,I had read that same Thor book and it sure fits. Thanks for bringing together nuggets of info that give us hints what is really going on.

  7. Tony says:

    This is some of your finest work, Jon. I need to share this everywhere.

  8. Loran says:

    “It’s a new world. These overseers of universal information-detection can enter and probe the most secret caches of data, collect, collate, cross reference, and assemble them into vital bottom-lines.”

    The question is: who organizes them?

    It is a super-control from the very ones who created things like: stock market, Bilderberg, etc.

    This way, nothing gets by the cabal. The moves intended by the “initiators” are more easily executed than conversing with the very apparent “owners” of the very entities – market, Bilderberg, etc.

    The “owners” are thus kept bewildered, and then comes an “advice” from the “initiators” on how to proceed.

  9. Jim S. Smith says:

    This article is a serious MIND-BLOWER beyond question!

    And YES –

    It explains, even though some of it may be only theoretical, still portrays how our “world system” is indeed buried in MANY intricate “onion” layers.

    The whole concept of “compartmentalization” between layers – is as old as imperialism and tyranny themselves. The massive amounts of ignorance, engineered through distractions, “side-shows”, misinformation, disinformation, and general apathy of the “media” to report anything pertaining to THE reality – is what has helped to keep most of the growing process going for so many years.

    We must ask ourselves an important question: Which or what “reality” is the one we should be paying attention to? ? ? – THIS is question we may never be able to answer straight, because of the sheer control of virtually ALL means of information dissemination – coupled with a tight control on the narrative called “human history”. – Yes, even the “alt-right media” and most other “independent news blogs” still have no clue, and rely only on the information they are given, and only to a certain amount of exposure.

    WikiLeaks, “Q”, and all other such “alt-right fodder” – are just THAT: “FODDER”, to mislead and misdirect the people away from the depth of the TRUE crimes plaguing humanity. That, and many are just “too scared” to admit – they are often mislead.

    “Trust” is very questionable quantity, when even virtually all of the means of being informed have serious or unknown “trust issues”.

    – Jim S.

  10. From Elsewhere says:

    Years not wasted with all the info leaks, albeit reaction is slooow… Pandemic still around, although masks were removed, vaccine propaganda goes on. Ho do we get to control the controllers? Hackers fight against and for Russia… Who equals truth with righteousness?

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