Jack Wheeler & Stephen Baldwin
In 2006 two spooky veterans of anti-Communist Cold War propaganda sent out a memo to right-wing groups urging the establishment of anti-Islamic groups. They were Stephen Baldwin & Jack Wheeler.
Wheeler seems to be a former Washington liason with right-wing militias. He organised an 1985 summit in Angola for right-wing terrorists, death squads, and drug traffickers, which included the Afghan Mujahadeen. The event’s co-organiser was Jack Abramoff, who later worked for a bank that was investigated at the time for laundering money for Al Qaeda and whose yacht some of Mohammed Atta’s cell in Florida reportedly frequented.
Stephen Baldwin was at the time of the memo Director of the Council for National Policy.
Council for National Policy
The Council for National Policy (CNP), is an umbrella organization and networking group for social conservative activists in the United States. The New York Times has described it as a “little-known group of a few hundred of the most powerful conservatives in the country,” who meet three times yearly behind closed doors at undisclosed locations for a confidential conference. It was founded in 1981 by Tim LaHaye as a forum for conservative Christians seeking to strengthen the political right in the United States.
The CNP were funded by many of the same donors that fund the current Islamophobia industry including Anchorage and The William Rosenwald Charitable Fund.
At the same time as this was happening in 2006 in the US the foundations of the what was to become the EDL were being laid in the UK in the form of the 910 group. Who had representatives meet with Wheeler and Baldwin.
Another part of the new synchronicity arrived in the form of an email sent out last Friday to conservatives by Jack Wheeler and Steve Baldwin. One of the members of the 910 Group received the email and brought it to the group’s attention. A flurry of messages and phone calls ensued, and on Monday morning several core members of the 910 Group met in Northern Virginia with the two conservative activists.
Center For Vigilant Freedom
The 910 group evolved into the Center For Vigilant Freedom (later the International Civil Liberties Alliance)
Two of the leading figures of the CVF were to become key members of the EDL. Christopher Knowles, a CVF Director was fired from his job with Leeds County Council for his involvement with the EDL in the fallout from Breivik’s terrorism.
Another CVF member is Ann Marchini who the Sunday Times described as the “brains” behind the EDL in an expose they ran where they also describe how she arranged the key meeting in the EDL’s formation.
Marchini, who is thought to be in her fifties, runs a buy-to-let property empire from her £1.6m mock-Tudor home in Highgate, a leafy suburb usually associated with liberals.
Marchini, who is believed to be divorced from an Italian banker, operates under at least two aliases: “Gaia”, the Earth goddess from Greek mythology, and “Dominique Devaux”.
She is said to have helped organise a “pivotal” meeting between EDL figures and anti-jihad thinkers in July 2009 and recently attended a discussion where the EDL agreed to consider an electoral pact with the right-wing British Freedom party (BFP).
Center For Security Policy
The CVF’s website was registered to an American extremist called Christine Brim.
Brim is a Chief Operating Officer of Frank Gaffney’s anti-Muslim Center For Security Policy.
Gaffney’s Islamophobic Center For Security Policy propaganda is bankrolled by the same right-wing/Zionist donors that funded the anti-communist propaganda of Baldwin & Wheeler.
Both Gaffney and Wheeler (the senders of the memo) are members of the pro-war Forgotten Americans Coalition.
Gatestown Institute & Nina Rosenwald
Nina Rosenwald ties together many of the aforementioned figures. Aside from providing seed money for many of the prominent anti-Islam groups such as Gaffney’s CSP, Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum and The David Horowitz Freedom Center of Horowitz and Robert Spencer she also employs “Fjordman” as a scholar at the Gatestown Institute where she is President and former CIA Director and PNAC member James Woolsey is Chairman. Fjordman, a Norwegian blogger had exchanged e-mails with Breivik was questioned by police as a “especially central” witness in the aftermath of the terrorists attacks
“So let us fight together with Israel, with our Zionist brothers against all anti-Zionists, against all cultural Marxists/multiculturalists.”