Dr. Peter David Beter - Audio Letter No. 69.
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This is the Dr. Beter AUDIO LETTER(R), 1629 K St. NW, Washington,
DC 20006.

Hello, my friends, this is Dr. Beter. Today is November 8,
1981, and this is my AUDIO LETTER(R) No. 69.

A few days ago on the morning of November 4, the eyes of the
world were on Cape Canaveral, Florida. An American space shuttle
sat poised for launch on Pad 39-A, the home of America's moon
flights a decade ago. According to NASA, the shuttle was
scheduled for launch at 7:30 that morning. What we were
watching, my friends, was another NASA publicity hoax. NASA had
no intention of actually launching the shuttle that day.

The shuttle now at Cape Canaveral is not the "Columbia" as
claimed--it is the training shuttle "Enterprise", as I reported
last June in AUDIO LETTER(R) No. 65. It is there for only one
reason: to help NASA buy time. It was the Enterprise, not the
Columbia, that we saw making that dramatic landing in California
last April. Most Americans are unaware that the Columbia was
destroyed in space after it took off from Cape Canaveral.

NASA is continuing to buy time while secret modifications of
the next space shuttle are underway at White Sands, New Mexico,
and so right now we're seeing hoaxes like the aborted countdown
on November 4. As I mentioned a moment ago, NASA had no
intention of allowing an actual launch earlier this week. What
they did want was an exciting countdown to sustain public
interest and explain away the next delay.

The key to the NASA publicity show was the master countdown
computer called the "Automatic Sequencer." It was deliberately
programmed to delay the countdown at T minus 9 minutes and then
to stop it completely just 31 seconds before launch. With those
arrangements made, NASA forged ahead with its pretended launch
preparations. For several days ahead of time, NASA spokesmen
solemnly said that the weather would have to be almost perfect at
launch time. The reason, we were told over and over, was that
the shuttle might have to abort its take-off and glide back to
land at Cape Canaveral. That is exactly the plan which I made
public last June in AUDIO LETTER No. 65.

The military shuttle planners are still actively considering a
deliberately aborted launch soon, and they want to prepare us in
case they carry it out. But on November 4 the launch
preparations were only make-believe, and so NASA pressed ahead
with the countdown with only lip service to the worsening
weather. The countdown went without a hitch to the "T minus 9
minutes" mark and then stopped for a final planned "Hold." We
were told that this was the decision point when Launch Control
would either go ahead or "scrub." Newsmen craned their necks at
the worsening clouds and shook their heads. It began to rain on
spectators 10 miles from the launch pad; then the rain reached
the VIP stand, twice as close to the shuttle; next, rain started
pelting TV reporters at their forward outposts, closest of all to
the launch pad. Surely, they said, NASA would have to scrub the
launch; but to NASA Launch Control, only the countdown itself
mattered that day. They knew there could be no launch because
the countdown computer had been programmed to prevent it, and so
the announcement from NASA surprised many. The decision was to
go ahead for a launch. The final 9 minutes of the countdown were
used to help lay the foundation for things to come.

First, the countdown computer refused to resume the count at T
minus 9 minutes. Shortly NASA announced that it was merely a
computer programming problem. Moments later the count began.
Everything went smoothly until T minus 31 seconds. Then the
count stopped again. Once again, said NASA, it was a programming
goof. The shuttle itself was fine, we were told, but the
computer had not been given the right instructions.

By that point, my friends, it was a critical point in the
count, so close to launch. The shuttle fuel tanks had been
sealed up, ready to go; the shuttle had been cut loose from its
ground links and was trembling with power, ready to go. All
kinds of things had to be shut down, cooled off, reset, and
recycled for another try.

For the next two hours or so television reports concentrated
on how crucial computers are to the shuttle. They ended up
making one basic point, and that is: even if the shuttle itself
is in perfect condition, a mistake in programming its computers
can cause the unexpected to happen. This, my friends, is NASA's
way of getting us ready to accept it if they do carry out a
so-called "Return-to-landing-site abort." They will say
afterward that it was all caused by a computer programming
problem. They will emphasize that the shuttle itself performed
perfectly, and so the shuttle project should not be interfered
with. Finally when they are ready for the third shuttle launch,
they will assure us that the computer problems have all been
solved. This, my friends, was the true purpose of the November 4
shuttle countdown hoax. They have now paved the way for an
aborted take-off soon if they choose to carry out the plan I made
public in AUDIO LETTER No. 65.

Having accomplished that much, the NASA launch team finally
scrubbed the November 4 launch with a different excuse. We're
being told that the hydraulic power units, called APUs, need an
oil and filter change; and with that story, NASA is once again
buying more time. Using one excuse after another, NASA has
succeeded so far in slipping the next shuttle launch, time after
time, without arousing public suspicion. It's now almost seven
months since the first shuttle launch on April 12, 1981. Even
so, these delays cannot continue indefinitely. The countdown for
the space shuttle program is only part of a far greater
countdown--the countdown toward NUCLEAR WAR ONE!

Earlier this year of 1981 I revealed that the American
Bolsheviks here are trying to follow a definite timetable in
their war plans. That timetable calls for the war sequence to
begin around mid-1982. A chain of events will begin that is to
culminate finally in NUCLEAR WAR ONE.

My friends, up to now they are still on that timetable.
Mid-1982 is less than a year away now, and so regardless of the
low chances of success, the military space shuttle team will have
to try a launch soon. Whatever they try will be a desperate
gamble in light of Russia's overwhelming military power in space.
But time is slipping away for the space shuttle. The choice is
gradually becoming: either use it or lose it.

The State Socialists here, the American Bolsheviks who now
control America's military policies, are in a frenzy to throw
America's nuclear arsenal at Russia. During recent weeks this
military frenzy has been manifesting itself in many ways. These
range from the so-called Reagan Administration decision on the MX
missile and B-1 Bomber to shocking statements about "limited
nuclear war." At the same time, America's economy is being
dragged down into an inflationary depression to set the stage for
DICTATORSHIP! And most ominous of all, my friends, a specific
act has taken place since my last AUDIO LETTER report that has
lit one of the fuses for war!

In a number of recent tapes I've discussed the similarity
between the multiplying crises of today and those that led up to
World War I. Those crises set the stage, but a specific incident
acted as the trigger that led to war. That event, my friends,
was the unexpected assassination of a key political figure. It
happened in 1914, and now in 1981 it has happened again.

My three special topics for this AUDIO LETTER are:


Topic #1--Assassination politics can be counted on always to
strike without warning. One fateful day it struck in a capital
city not far from the Mediterranean Sea. The day began without a
hint of what was about to happen. The Mediterranean sun was
bright and warm, the sort of day that is perfect for picnics and
parades. An unusual leader was scheduled to be seen in public
appearances on that fateful day. He was a strong-minded man, not
universally admired but certainly an attention-getter. For his
public appearances that day he was all decked out with a full
complement of medals to enhance his image.

He was a controversial man, and his policies were stirring up
heated debate. He had staked out a course in foreign policy that
set him apart from others in his region. There were many who did
not like his ideas. Throughout the region in which this unusual
man lived, deep divisions were threatening to explode into
violence. The central problem had to do with a disenfranchised
minority who were scattered through parts of the several nations.
This minority group were the victims of great power maneuvering
that had changed the map a generation earlier. They had been
left without the national identity they craved, and scattered
through parts of several nations.

For decades the people of this disenfranchised minority had
been struggling to regain their rights, and slowly but surely
they were growing more powerful. These facts weighed heavily in
the mind of the controversial leader on that bright, sunny day.
He was convinced that the course which he was promoting was the
right one. He was involved in negotiations that could lead to a
form of regional autonomy for the disenfranchised minority. They
would be given this autonomy within the nations where they lived.
His public appearances on that sunny day were intended to
underscore his determination to continue down his chosen course.
It was only a matter of time, he thought, until his own
diplomatic ideas brought lasting peace to his troubled region and
honor to himself.

That was this man's dream, my friends, but the dream ended
abruptly as a nightmare. In the warmth of the bright
Mediterranean sun, the chilling shock of assassination politics
suddenly intervened. There was a hail of gunfire; and this man
who had staked out such an independent course lay dead.

The assassination was followed immediately by questions piled
on more questions. "How big was the conspiracy?" The answer at
first appeared to be only a handful, perhaps four or five men.
Later there were hints that it might have been much bigger than
that. "What about the suspicious behavior of the neighboring
government toward the assassinated leader?" The evidence was
conflicting about that. And, "Why had effective protection been
so completely lacking for such an important leader?" To this
day, my friends, that question remains a mystery.

It is often said that history repeats itself; and so it does,
my friends, if only we can learn to see it.

I have just described not just one historical event, but two.
One of these events was the assassination of the entity known as
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt last month on October 6. The
other event, which fits exactly the same description, was an
assassination which took place 67 years ago. I am referring to
the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on June
28, 1914. The assassination last month took place in the
Egyptian capital city of Cairo, some 100 miles south of the
Mediterranean coast. The victim was the entity President Sadat.
Over the past half decade Sadat had become highly controversial
and isolated in the Arab world. The reason for this was his
involvement with Israel by way of the so-called Camp David

The great problem in the Middle East today is, of course, that
of the Palestinians. They are the disenfranchised minority of
today, victims of the great power map-making which created Israel
a generation ago. The Palestinians, largely dispossessed from
their former homeland, are today scattered like orphans
throughout several nations; but they have never lost their
determination to regain their rights and their national identity,
and slowly but surely they are growing more powerful. Most Arab
leaders today support these Palestinian aspirations in undiluted
form, but four years ago Sadat broke ranks with his Arab brothers
by his unilateral overtures toward Israel. From that time onward
Sadat became identified with a sort of halfway solution to the
Palestinian problem. That solution is called "autonomy."

These days we hear frequently about so-called autonomy talks
between Egypt and Israel. To you and me thousands of miles away
from the scene, the concept of Regional Autonomy for the
Palestinians may sound pretty good, but to the Palestinians
themselves it is no solution at all. They see it as nothing more
than a way to lock them into their present homeless status for
all time; and, my friends, they are exactly right about that.
After all, the Palestinians themselves are not even party to the
so-called autonomy talks which are to decide their fate. So this
was the situation last month on October 6:

The Middle East, seething with unresolved tensions from great
power map-making of a generation earlier; a disenfranchised
minority struggling to re-establish their national identity; and
a single unorthodox leader seeking a halfway solution based on
so-called Regional Autonomy for the minority.

It sounds like a situation unique to our age; but, my friends, it
is not unique. In important ways it is almost a carbon copy of
the situation that exploded into World War I.

In 1914 the hot spot of the world was not the Middle East, but
the Balkan Peninsula. The disenfranchised minority of that day
were not the Palestinians but the grouping of peoples known
collectively as the Yugoslavs. Yugoslavia as we know it today
did not exist in 1914. Instead, the map of the region was a
patchwork of names like Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina.
Scattered throughout the region were the interrelated Yugoslav
peoples. They had been robbed of their power and identity a
generation earlier, and they wanted it back.

For several years before the outbreak of World War I, these
tensions led repeatedly to outbreaks of fighting in the Balkans.
Into this dangerous situation stepped Archduke Franz Ferdinand,
heir to the throne of Austria of the Austro-Hungarian empire. He
was afraid the Balkan situation could lead to a breakup of his
empire, and so he proposed a halfway solution to pacify the
Yugoslavs while preserving the status quo. His plan for this
disenfranchised minority was called "Regional Autonomy." It was
virtually a prototype for the so-called autonomy plan we hear
about today for the Palestinians. The Yugoslavs were no more
pleased with the so-called autonomy idea in 1914 than the
Palestinians are today in 1981. It was a situation made to order
to set the stage for assassination. That was true in 1914, and
it was true again in 1981, barely a month ago.

The two assassinations differed in detail, but in overall
pattern they were much the same. Archduke Ferdinand appeared in
an open car wearing the medals and trappings of royalty. Sadat
appeared at a parade dressed in the medals and trappings of the
military. Both were shot to death without the assassins being
interfered with by security personnel until too late. Both were
killed in capital cities near the Mediterranean--Archduke
Ferdinand in the provincial capital of Sarajevo, Bosnia; Sadat,
in Cairo, Egypt. Both assassinations were followed immediately
by suspicions directed against a neighboring state. In the case
of Sadat, the suspicions were aimed at neighboring Libya; in the
case of Archduke Ferdinand, it was Serbia that drew accusations;
and those accusations, my friends, initiated a process that led
directly to World War I.

If all these things were not enough, there is one other
crucial similarity today with the situation in 1914. On the eve
of World War I there were two great power blocs opposing one
another in Europe. One was called the Triple Entente, consisting
of Britain, France, and czarist Russia; the other was the Triple
Alliance, made up of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. These
two great power blocs were something new and dangerous in
continental politics. They were permanent alliances instead of
the temporary special purpose alliances of the past. They were
the legacy of balance-of-power politics from the era of Bismarck
and Disraeli. The two blocs were so evenly matched that it was
thought that they would keep the peace, but they both shared a
common weak spot. That weak spot was the Balkan Peninsula. In
themselves, the Balkans were minor players on the world stage;
but there were treaties between the Balkan mini-states and the
great powers. It was through those ties that the great powers
were pulled into what became World War I.

Today, my friends, we live once again in an era when two great
power blocs have been facing each other for decades. One is
centered on Russia, and the other on the United States, together
with their allies. For example: in Europe itself, NATO stands
eyeball to eyeball with the Warsaw Pact year in, year out. Today
it is far worse than in 1914. It is more complicated, and secret
alliances are now being forged. And just as 1914 had its weak
spot in the Balkans, the 1981 weak spot is the Middle East
together with the Persian Gulf.

In 1914 the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand came as
a shock to the world. It was the trigger that started a chain of
events that culminated in World War I. Austria-Hungary accused
Serbia of complicity in the assassination and issued a harsh
ultimatum. Little Serbia responded by appealing to Russia for
protection, and Russia agreed to provide it. Austria-Hungary
declared war on Serbia; Russia started mobilizing.
Austria-Hungary appealed to its ally Germany, which promptly
declared war on Russia. Germany asked Russia's ally France to
stay out of it, but the French were evasive. Germany then
declared war on France, and prepared to march through Belgium to
attack France. Britain gave a warning to Germany not to violate
Belgium's neutrality. The Germans started marching anyway.
Britain declared war on Germany. The situation kept on
snowballing like this until all of Europe was aflame with war.
It was a war from which there could emerge no winners except for
unseen powerful forces behind the scenes, but those forces had
succeeded in setting off the unwinnable war for their own selfish
ends--and they started it all with a surprise assassination!

When I recorded AUDIO LETTER No. 68 on September 30, I gave a
warning that the entity Sadat was being set up for assassination.
The State Socialists (or American Bolsheviks) here are trying to
set off NUCLEAR WAR ONE by means of techniques similar to those
which led to World War I 67 years ago, and the time had come at
last to use Sadat to help further the plan for war.

Contrary to appearances, the late President Anwar Sadat did
not initiate negotiations with Israel four years ago on his own
initiative. Instead, he had been turned into an involuntary
puppet of the United States and Israel! I first revealed what
had been done to Sadat four years ago this month in AUDIO LETTER
No. 28.

Up until the spring of 1977, Anwar Sadat had always rejected
the idea of direct negotiations with Israel. In April of that
year, Sadat visited Washington for talks with the then President
Carter. When reporters asked whether he would consider direct
negotiations with Israel, Sadat again dismissed the idea as too
drastic. Yet a little more than six months later Sadat
electrified the world with his sudden peace initiative and visit
to Israel. In AUDIO LETTER No. 28 I reported what had happened
to Sadat to so radically change his thinking. Sadat had been
subjected to the psychological programming techniques which are
secretly in use by the United States and other Intelligence
agencies. He was programmed with an irresistible compulsion to
go against all of his past thinking and deal directly with
Israel. The bottom line was what I reported four years ago. To
repeat what I reported then, quote:

"The Sadat peace initiative to Israel is supposed to be,
unknown to Sadat himself, the first step toward war."

Last month the Sadat image was put to its final use by the
secret joint military junta of the United States Pentagon and
Israel. The assassination in Cairo ended the Sadat era and, at
the same time, it started the countdown toward collapse of the
Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty on the way to war! Within hours of
the assassination, Israeli leaders began expressing doubts
whether the peace will survive without Sadat; and they said that
this could cause a re-appraisal of the plan for Israel to
complete its withdrawal from the Sinai on schedule next spring.

When Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in June of
1914, it led very quickly to the outbreak of war. The war was
getting underway by early August, a scant six weeks after the
assassination. Today the same unseen forces and their principals
are at work, but the situation is more complicated. As a result
it would be a mistake to expect the same timetables to apply, but
the hollow echoes of 1914 are growing louder and louder in the
Middle East today.

For the moment, the complex maneuvers of the American
Bolshevik-Zionist junta of the United States and Israel are
shifting to other areas than Egypt. On one hand we are hearing
more and more about Libya. We're gradually being conditioned to
the idea that the Libyan strong man, Khadafy, is a madman who
might do just about anything. This, my friends, is just another
ingredient which is being prepared to be thrown into the American
Bolshevik-Zionist war caldron. When the right moment arrives,
Khadafy can be programmed to do something seemingly insane to
help bring on war.

As long ago as 1974, I reported over radio station WMCA in New
York that Libya is under the United States CIA control. Khadafy
and his henchmen had been brought to the United States and
trained by the CIA to carry out a coup d'etat. Khadafy then went
back, carried out the coup, and installed himself as Libya's new
leader. He also installed the CIA as his indispensable helper.
These, my friends, are the facts behind the shocking recent
reports of American involvement in Libya.

But more important than Libya is Saudi Arabia. When I
recorded AUDIO LETTER No. 68 on September 30, it seemed that the
crucial AWACS deal with Saudi Arabia was in trouble; but I
reported that Israel secretly wanted the AWACS deal to be
approved. This is part of the plan to set up Saudi Arabia to
look like a credible threat to Israel. That will give Israel the
excuse it needs to carry out a limited nuclear strike on the
Saudi oil fields.

My friends, the decisive turning point in the AWACS debate was
the assassination of Anwar Sadat. From that day onward,
undecided United States Senators started coming down in favor of
the AWACS deal. Some key Senators even changed from being
against it to being for it, and said the Sadat assassination had
changed their minds. On October 28 the AWACS sale to Saudi
Arabia was approved by the United States Senate. It was the
"point of no return" for the Middle East! The peace overtures of
the late Anwar Sadat have served their intended purpose. These
peace overtures have started the world down the road to
thermonuclear war!

Topic #2--Two days ago there was a new flood of bad economic news
out of Washington. Official unemployment figures jumped from
7-1/2% to 8% in October, just one month's time. The deep slumps
in housing and autos are getting deeper, and the Reagan promise
of a balanced federal budget by 1984 has now been officially
abandoned. At the same time, Government figures show that more
and more people are going deeper and deeper into debt. Even as
the economy slows down, galloping inflation is continuing to make
it harder to make ends meet.

Meanwhile, the privately-owned Federal Reserve Corporation is
maintaining the high interest rates that are strangling the
economy. It has been only a few short weeks since America's
recession was first admitted at all by the President. The entity
President Reagan startled reporters by saying the country is in a
mild recession. Then other Government spokesmen softened the
blow, calling it a "flat period." Now these casual-sounding
early admissions are being replaced by reports that grow worse by
the day. America's economy is turning sour too fast for
reassuring smiles and empty phrases to hide it any longer.

If you want to understand what is really happening to the
United States economy, you must keep your eyes on the basics.
There are two critical sectors of the economy which are the keys
to bringing about prosperity or depression. Those sectors are:
Automobiles and Housing. Both are in deep trouble now; and as
they go down, they are pulling down our whole economy with them.

The techniques which were used to bring on the Great
Depression of the 1930's are once again being used now. Six
years ago in AUDIO LETTER No. 5 I talked briefly about the wise
German professor who taught me finance, banking, and economics.
In the 1920's this man had been consulted by the Rockefeller
interests, who claimed that they wanted to know how to deflate
inflation; but once he had shown them how it could be done, they
misused his information to create the Great Depression instead!

This German economist confided many things to me, and one was:
how economies are manipulated. He showed me how the key sectors
of Housing and Automobiles can be used to bring down a whole
economy; and three years ago in AUDIO LETTER No. 41 I gave an
early warning that this process was being set in motion. As I
reported then, General Motors betrayed its advance knowledge of
the plan for a new American depression on November 7, 1978. On
that day, GM slashed its dividend rates in half on GM stock.
GM's action three years ago took the Stock Market by surprise
because auto sales had been good; but since that time interest
rates have climbed into the "loan shark" range, and both
automobiles and housing have hit upon hard times. A few days ago
it was announced that auto sales in the United States have
slumped to their lowest level in 23 years.

The last time things were this bad we were in the severe
recession of 1957 to 1958. But, my friends, you haven't seen
anything yet!

Housing is no better off. Incredible interest rates combined
with unchecked inflation in basic prices have cut housing sales
of all kinds to a trickle. When you hear those monthly
statistics about deepening unemployment, my friends, keep in mind
that they are only a symptom of what is happening.

General unemployment is following down the same path that is
being taken in housing and autos. In many metropolitan areas,
unemployment in construction trades has already reached 20% and
is still increasing. Likewise, lay-offs are steadily increasing
the unemployment rate in autos. Lost jobs in those two sectors
mean other businesses will slow down too. And so general
unemployment can do nothing but get worse as things stand right
now. Millions of American working people are growing nervous as
they see what is happening. Many are especially worried because
they sense a fundamental shift taking place in the Government's
attitude toward Labor.

Several weeks ago these worries were expressed in the
so-called "Solidarity Day Rally" of a quarter million people
right here in Washington. This time the Rally was peaceful; but
I must report that forces are now at work that are threatening to
erupt in violent riots, both here in Washington and in other
major cities soon. One catalyst for these riots is likely to be
the abrupt cancellation of benefits for the needy. The problem
is not so much what is being done as the way it is being done.
Instead of phasing out these programs in a way that would give a
period of adjustment, they are just being lopped off. Many
people are being made to feel that they are being cast onto the
trash heap. Resentment and desperation are building. At the
same time, shortages are coming in America. These shortages will
come to include food, sooner than most of us imagine.

One of the favorite political weapons of the Bolsheviks has
always been hunger, because it is so powerful. They used it long
ago in Russia. They are using it today in Poland, and they will
use it tomorrow right here in the United States! Widespread
hunger can be brought about in America even if there is no lack
of agricultural production.

In that respect, the situation has changed dramatically during
the past year because, my friends, the Soviet Union has called
off its program of weather modification to reduce our crops. If
you will recall, the Bolshevik-dominated former Carter
Administration declared a grain embargo against Russia in January
of 1980. The following month I reported in AUDIO LETTER No. 54
that the Kremlin was retaliating by means of massive modification
of America's weather. For the next four months I was not able to
give monthly updates on the situation because I was recovering
from a near-fatal heart attack; but by the time I resumed my
AUDIO LETTER series in June 1980, the weather had become big news
here in America. Vast growing areas of the United States were in
the grip of a scorching drought that was both unexpected and very
severe. The Russians made sure that they got their point across
to our peanut farmer president then in office. For the first
time on record the Deep South peanut crop failed in 1980. It was
destroyed by the weather.

The United States grain embargo against Russia had been a
Bolshevik attempt to use the-hunger weapon on an international
scale, but it backfired. The Russians tightened their belts a
notch but suffered little. Instead, it was the United States
that was on the brink of an era of hunger due to crop failure,
and it would have taken place in ways that could have caused real
trouble for our own Unseen Rulers. They want to impose hunger on
you and me but only on their own timetable as a way to control
us. And so six months ago the grain embargo against Russia was
ended. As a result, America's weather returned to normal during
the summer of 1981 just passed. The drought-stricken areas of a
year ago have in many cases received drenching rains to restore
their productivity. As I said earlier, the immediate threat of
hunger in America is no longer due to crop failure caused by
Russian weather modification. Instead, when hunger strikes, it
may well be brought about by a sudden disruption of our food
distribution system.

Today we live in an age of agribusiness with production of
most of our food stuffs concentrated in a few prime areas. The
greatest concentration of all is in California, which produces
from 40% to 50% of many of our fruits and vegetables. Other
agricultural states specialize in other parts of our food
supply--grains, meats, etc. What ties the whole country together
so that we all have food to eat is transportation. There is a
motto that says "America's needs move by truck." Nowhere is that
more true than it is for our food supply. Supermarkets
nation-wide carry only about a 3-day supply of food on their
shelves. They have to be re-stocked continuously by a steady
stream of trucks.

Trucks, my friends, depend upon petroleum supplies in order to
keep moving. Once the Saudi oil fields are capped off by the
Israeli nuclear strike, there will be a sudden cutoff of much of
our oil. If the plan is carried out successfully, it will mean
gas rationing and restricted movement for us all. It will also
mean serious disruptions in food distribution.

A while ago I mentioned the recent Washington rally under the
name "Solidarity Day." In a way, that was an ironic name to
choose. It makes one think of the so-called Solidarity Labor
Union in Poland. In Poland the Solidarity Union is a tool of the
American Bolsheviks who are trying to destroy the economy for
purposes of revolution and war. Here in America, the American
Bolsheviks are also trying to destroy the economy--and for
similar reasons. But here, they are trying to do it through the
Government itself. As America's economy continues to
deteriorate, the battle continues in the secret power struggle to
control the United States Government.

The two factions in this power struggle are the State
Bolsheviks and the Corporate Fascists, as I detailed in AUDIO
LETTER No. 67. Lately this struggle is surfacing in public
skirmishes. The latest example is the flap over the White House
"guerilla campaign" against Secretary of State Alexander Haig.
Meanwhile the destruction of our economy is continuing. Our
country is being Polandized--that is, America is being weakened
economically to set the stage for war, just as is being done to

America's economic destruction is being orchestrated by the
money managers of the Federal Reserve Corporation and Treasury
Department. But to maintain the pretense of trying to help our
economy, the plan for a bogus new gold standard for our currency
or Treasury Bonds is still moving ahead quietly. I can report
that the Federal Gold Commission has now had its life quietly
extended by Congress until March 31, 1982. The Gold Standard
ploy is intended to look good, but it is a sham. How can an
alleged Gold Standard mean anything if the alleged gold reserves
do not exist? After all, when President Nixon closed the gold
window in 1971, it was because America's gold reserves had been
secretly depleted! Nixon's Treasury Secretary at the time was
John Connally, and he has now gone public with strong opposition
to the Gold Standard idea--and his reason is simple. Last month
the New York Times for October 19 quoted Connally as saying:

"We don't have the gold."

Wherever you look, there are nothing but questions about the
true status of America's gold supplies. For example: three years
ago the major media for once created a sensation about the New
York Assay Office. They reported, correctly, that some 5,000
ounces of gold were missing--gone without a trace! Well, my
friends, the major media ought to go back and check again with
their sources. For the fiscal year ended September 30, 1981,
there is still more gold missing at the New York Assay Office!
Supposedly there was a tightening of security and procedures
there after the scandal three years ago--at least that's what the
Treasury Department told the public. But for this past year
alone, another 3,163 ounces of gold have vanished.

Yes, my friends, America is being Polandized. Just as Poland
is the victim of deliberate economic turmoil, so are we. The
objective in Poland is to bring on social upheaval, bloodshed,
and the prelude to war. And that is also the objective right
here in the United States. When unemployment and hunger riots
materialize, they will trigger the secret military "OPERATION
GARDEN PLOT" which I first reported in the summer of 1975. It is
all part of the plan for a National Emergency to come on the way

Topic #3--Early last month on October 2, the entity President
Reagan announced his long-awaited decision on the MX Missile
Program. For the past several years we've been hearing about the
MX and all kinds of possible mobile basing for it. We've been
told that the MX will have to be mobile in order to survive a
Russian nuclear attack.

Having heard this for years, a lot of people were shocked when
they heard the Reagan decision on the MX. He declared that the
famous MX race track system out West will not be built after all.
Instead, they will simply be used to replace aging Titan missiles
when deployment begins in 1986. At least that is the announced
plan for the first 36 MX missiles. The President said, in
effect, that he doesn't yet know what to do with the rest of the
MXs that will be built. That is so even though the Reagan
Administration plans to build only a hundred of them--half as
many as previously planned.

Many people who closely follow defense matters were stunned by
the announcement. "Whatever happened to the mobile missile
idea", they wondered. My friends, the answer is still what I
revealed in AUDIO LETTER No. 55 in June 1980. America's real
mobile missile is not the MX at all but a smaller, completely
secret missile. It's called the "Minuteman TX", and it is being
deployed now on America's railroads! Each TX missile is
transported in a special car with a barn-like peaked roof.

A number of my listeners have seen and photographed Minuteman
TX missile cars since I described them in my June 1980 report.
About six months ago I released a special bulletin which presents
two of these photographs. In AUDIO LETTER No. 55 I explained
that the publicity surrounding the so-called MX program was only
a cover for the secret TX mobile missile program. Recently I
reported that the TX missile deployment is scheduled to be
completed by next spring, around six months from now. Now that
the program is nearing completion, the MX mobile missile cover
story has just about run its course. That's why the Reagan
Administration is now dropping its pretenses that the MX will be

Controversy will continue to swirl around the MX program, but
the idea of a mobile missile is now changing in official public
statements. Now that the Minuteman TX system is becoming an
accomplished fact, we are beginning to hear trial balloons to get
us used to the idea. For example, Senator John Glenn appeared on
the CBS television program "Face the Nation" last month on
October 18. Senator Glenn said that the Department of Defense
ought to deploy a smaller mobile missile than the MX. He
proposed putting them in trailers on the nation's roads,
traveling all around the country. The system he described was
almost identical to the secret TX, the traveling Minuteman, which
I made public 17 months ago. There was only one important
difference in what Senator Glenn described. He carefully avoided
talking about railroads but instead talked about truck trailers.
If he had mentioned railroads, he would have "let the cat out of
the bag" because railroads are how the secret TX missiles are
actually deployed.

The deep secrecy surrounding the Minuteman TX program springs
from the fact that it is not a defensive weapon. America's
secret military planners plan to use it in a nuclear first strike
against Russia. On top of that, the TX missiles in our midst are
placing all of us on the front lines for a nuclear attack. Today
we are all in the trenches!

Up to now the major media have maintained a news blackout on
my charges to this effect, but one magazine has now had the
courage to publish my charges together with TX missile car
photographs. The magazine is called COMBAT READY. My charges
are published in an article titled: "IS THE MX A SHOOT-FIRST
WEAPON?" It is in the January 1982 issue which just went on sale

I first reported that America was secretly shifting to a
first-strike nuclear policy against Russia in the summer of 1978.
At the time, many people found that idea unbelievable; but now,
as war itself draws closer, the first-strike posture of the
United States is becoming more and more obvious.

Soon after the Reagan MX decision was announced last month,
its first-strike implications were spelled out in the New York
Times by Herbert Scoville, Jr. Scoville, a former Deputy
Director of the CIA, wrote an article which begins with the
words, quote:

"President Reagan's decision on the MX missile signals that the
United States is now firmly and publicly embarked on a
first-strike strategic nuclear policy. This is a prescription
for a nuclear disaster--a disaster unparalleled in the history of

Scoville points out that the MX as advertised makes sense only as
a first-strike weapon. For one thing, the MX is alleged to be an
anti-ICBM weapon, but the only way the MX could destroy Russian
ICBMs sitting on the ground would be if the Russians had not
fired them yet. In other words, we would have to shoot first.
Scoville points out that the "shoot first" idea becomes even more
necessary in light of the decision to put them in old Titan
silos. The Defense Department itself says that Russia's largest
missiles, quote: "are capable of destroying any known fixed
target with high probability." In other words, the Titan silos
cannot be hardened enough to protect them from Russian missiles,
so the only way the MX could be used would be to shoot first.

If all Americans were aware of authoritative statements of
alarm like this one, perhaps disaster could be averted; but most
people these days never hear such warnings. If we are lucky and
alert, we may see it once in a newspaper; but it is soon washed
away by the never ending flood of lies from Washington. Most of
us remain oblivious to the danger, and so we raise not a word in
protest as our leaders sell us down the river to disaster!

Even so, the secret first-strike preparations of the United
States are not entirely without opposition. The plan is known
within the walls of the Kremlin, and Russia's leaders are at work
on several fronts. For one thing, they are continuing the
campaign of attrition against America's war-making capacity which
they started several years ago. One day a railroad train derails
and several chemical tank cars, bound for a defense plant,
explode. Another day an unexplained explosion wipes a small
weapons laboratory off the face of the earth. Next, a rash of
military plane crashes takes place. The pattern keeps changing
constantly so that it cannot be identified, but it is there and
it has its effect!

What the Kremlin hopes for most in its campaign of attrition
is that America's war plans will somehow be deterred altogether.
That is their hope, but it is not what they actually expect. Of
all people on earth, Russia's present-day leaders know the
Bolshevik mind. So long as the Bolsheviks here continue to
determine American military policy, the Russians are convinced
that war is inevitable; and so with their ongoing campaign of
attrition, they are trying to limit the damage that can be done
to Russia.

From time to time the Russians carry out something spectacular
in their double campaign of deterrence and attrition. As I say
these words, an incident has just ended that had deterrence as
its main purpose. I'm referring to the celebrated case of the
Soviet submarine which ran aground in supersensitive restricted
Swedish waters.

Three weeks ago Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger became the
first American Defense Secretary ever to visit Sweden. He spent
four days there. The Bolsheviks here want to entangle Sweden and
all of the North countries in their war plans. The Russians are
equally determined to prevent that, so it was decided that Sweden
should be encouraged to think twice before involving themselves
militarily with the United States.

Two submarines were dispatched to the Swedish coast. Both
were instructed to use their sonar-defeating equipment to
penetrate the Swedish coastal defense zone. Next, one was to
play "cat and mouse" with Swedish anti-submarine forces; the
other one was to let itself be discovered deliberately, deep
inside one of Sweden's most sensitive naval zones. This is how
the case of Soviet Submarine 137 came about.

It has been portrayed as an embarrassment for Russia, but it
was really the opposite. The Russian Sub Commander maneuvered
his boat so deeply into tricky, heavily defended waters as to
make it painfully obvious that it was no accident. Then, in a
demonstration of the wry Russian sense of humor, he carefully
nudged his boat onto some rocks and just waited to be discovered.
After a while, the "sub" was discovered--not by the Swedish Navy
but by a fishing boat! At the purely professional military
level, it would be hard to imagine anything more embarrassing for
the Swedish Navy, or more sobering. Just to make sure though,
the other Russian "sub" started through its paces as soon as Sub
137 had been found on the rocks. The second "sub", deep within
Swedish territorial waters, de-activated its sonar-defeating
equipment and then prowled around as noisily as possible until a
Swedish Anti-submarine Warfare Task Group arrived. The Swedes
were all set to start dropping depth charges on the seemingly
trapped "sub." Then the sonar-defeating equipment was turned on
again and the "sub" simply vanished.

Taken all together, the total experience was a downright scary
one for the Swedish Navy. The Russians allowed the Swedes to
save face in the public eye; but it was the Swedes, not the
Russians, who heaved a sigh of relief when Soviet Submarine 137
returned to international waters two days ago. The Russians are
hoping the Swedes will not involve themselves in America's
suicidal first-strike posture; but, my friends, they will!


Now it's time for my LAST MINUTE SUMMARY. As I say these
words, an American space shuttle is once again being prepared for
launch. We're told that it is the shuttle "Columbia", but that
shuttle was destroyed by Russia last April. Instead, it is the
training shuttle "Enterprise", relabeled Columbia, that now sits
on the pad at Cape Canaveral.

According to my latest information, NASA still plans to carry
out an aborted mission of some type. It may be an aborted
take-off as I first reported last June, or it may be an
abbreviated orbital mission; but in any event, the lives of the
astronauts are in very grave danger!

Whatever NASA does, it will be a desperate gamble. They are
trying to keep up public appearances so that their military space
shuttle plans will not be halted; but Russian Cosmospheres are
once again on patrol along the Cape Canaveral launch corridor.
This shuttle is carrying no military payload, so perhaps they may
not interfere--PERHAPS. No matter what happens when the space
shuttle takes off, one thing is certain: the Government will not
tell you and me the truth about it. The space shuttle could be a
tool for peace, but our Leaders are trying to use it instead to
prepare for war--nuclear war!

Like the Sadat assassination, the MX missile decision, and
America's worsening economy, the Space Shuttle Program is
launching us into disaster!

What we lack most of all these days is the truth. Our Rulers
have built their power on lies. So long as we accept those lies,
we remain within their power to use and destroy us. They walk in
darkness, and they try to keep us in the dark. The only way to
break free, the ONLY WAY, is to SEEK AND CHERISH THE "TRUTH."
The light of the Truth takes away the power of darkness and lies.
The Truth is the Sword of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with it
mankind can yet be free and live in peace. The choice, my
friends, is up to you and me.

Until next month, God willing, this is Dr. Beter. Thank you,
and may God bless each and every one of you.

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