How religious secret societies and secret clandestine organizations--from the Knights of Lazarus and Knights of Malta, to the CIA and Israeli intelligence--have conspired to murder make Holy War in the Middle East is discussed with author Geoffrey Gilson. From the Vatican funding of the war against communism, to the mysterious death of Hugh John Simmonds--we peel back the layers of power and secrecy to illuminate the spiritual motivations behind the ongoing political and military turmoil, in this Buzzsaw interview, hosted by Sean Stone.
Geoffrey Gilson is a dual US/UK citizen, born and bred in England. He trained as a lawyer, before pursuing a career in management consultancy and political public relations. He was for ten years active in the British Conservative Party, up to the national level. Currently, he resides in Carrboro, NC, where he blogs, composes pop songs and advocates for social justice issues. Additionally, he has been shot at by British Intelligence, warned off by the CIA and once had tea with Margaret Thatcher.
Buzzsaw Full Episodes:
Buzzsaw Short Clips Playlist:
00:01 Welcoming Geoffrey Gilson to Buzzsaw.
01:03 The ‘suicide’ of Hugh John Simmonds.
06:13 Irregular alliances in the Middle East, Margaret Thatcher and the arms bazaar.
09:22 The strange, deeper motivations of “a thousand year war”--Knights of Lazarus and the Knights of Malta.
13:35 Tony Blair’s religious ties to George W. Bush and the quest for the final crusade. **
15:52 Under the surface in an idyllic English town, to the dangerous connections to secret societies.
18:10 The Knights of Malta connections to covert intelligence & the CIA. **
21:37 Layers of power, religion, and hidden influence.
23:44 Information from rogue intelligence officers.
25:15 The beginning of the story, through a life in the shadows.
27:03 Thanks and goodbye.