UHM – Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst staged North Korean Crisis and puppet Kim Jong-un

By – The Unhived Mind – 5th April 2013

The Order of Malta controlled Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst continuum of the Nazis hidden in the CIA’s Directorate for Intelligence division are once again up to their old tricks. Their toxic derivatives troubles via Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank the other week saw these Nazis fleece the Cypriot peoples of up to sixty-percent of their bank saving. This was all veiled as Angela Merkel’s fault so it looked like a strategic German political move for the coming elections in order to please then angry German voters. Angela Merkel received a pay off by the Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst to the sum of $3m for her troubles via the European Central bank through the Central Bank of Japan.

Now we see the same DVD intelligence apparatus using a branch of Commerzbank in the United States in order to pay off the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un to the tune of $3bn for his role in this North Korean crisis. Most of us who have delved deep enough already know how Knight of Malta, George H.W Bush (DVD head, Order of the Bath) has been the kingpin over North Korea and part of the Japanese system the latter of which he has kept down for many years now. George H.W Bush has a super-dollar printing press that sits in North Korea printing up fraudulent Federal Reserve notes wrongly called American dollars. George H.W Bush regularly supplied Kim Jong-un’s father with Swedish girls for his sexual pleasure.

Right now there is a massive debt crisis looming for Japan and South Korea. Any North Korean crisis will rock the financial system of the World but more importantly the Japan and South Korean financial systems. This crisis could be used to cover-up the real reasons for a major debt crisis and thus save the bankers from blame once again. The DVD could be trying to further cripple both South Korea and Japan so they can be merged together with a newly created North Korea after it is destroyed. Notice the large surprising Japanese stimulus yesterday announced by the Bank of Japan.

A lot of the Japanese population most likely will be shipped to the Korean peninsula as radiation levels and radiation poisoning continues in their homeland after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Any study of the US West Coast and Fukushima will show you the destruction of the radiation dumped in the region from the nuclear disaster that was two-hundred times as deadly as Chernobyl which left Europe with terrible thyroid disorders. Now the US West Coast has a population who’s babies are seeing a 30% increase in thyroid problems due to radioactive Iodine-131. The same I-131 the US Citizens was not allowed to fight against with iodine supplementation since the US Govt told US doctors not to hand out iodine to fearful patients. Why? Look into the Club of Rome’s Malthusian population reduction program. More importantly look into Audrey Tomason’s (U.S. Director for Counter-Terrorism) ‘Apocalypse Equation’ thesis. In this hidden thesis you will see she wants so-called humane-depopulation utilizing nuclear radiation.

Finally we may just see the crazies in the DVD try to go for an all out World War III scenario by bypassing the Middle East and kick starting it from the Korean Peninsula. The intelligentsia will always add multiple agendas and angles to their events for many outcomes in their favor. What we could see is a big event with North Korea and nuclear weapons in order to help demonize Iran further with their independent nuclear energy programme. We have already seen attempts by the DVD claiming Iran is working with North Korea on nuclear weapons. I should remind you that DVD agent, Donald Rumsfeld gave North Korea nuclear technology just as he gave Saddam Hussein chemical weapons to attack Iran.

What then could happen is we have this big event in the Korean Peninsula and a big event suddenly happen in Iran. This would ignite the World War III scenario and then the draft and conscription will be back to mop up all those unemployed useless youths hindered by the lack of education due to outcome-based education, current financial crisis, job outsourcing/robosourcing and the planned Zero-Growth Post-Industrial Society. The parents will have to be hoodwinked that their children are being sent to fight the North Koreans. Why? Westerners now see through the scam of the Middle Eastern wars so they would be reluctant to accept a draft/conscription to fight in the Middle East. North Korea will be a different story especially if a sovereign nation is hit by a nuclear weapon and even more so if it is the U.S. mainland attacked. This will be of course a staged false flag event and Kim Jong-un will have fallen for it hook, line and sinker. Instead of the drafted western soldiers going to the Korean peninsula, they will be diverted to the Middle East to continue the unholy final crusade and to remove the Shia who stand in the way of the Jesuit Pope’s Temporal Power over the globe.

May I remind you that Japan has been attacked physically by the DVD, Israeli Intelligence, The Worshipful Company of Fuellers and The Worshipful Company of Mercers back in March of 2011 for financial and uranium processing reasons. They were economically attacked long before and one example was the attack on carmaker Toyota with false claims of mass faults with their cars within the United States. All this was in order to also aid the finances of the U.S. Government after their takeover of General Motors which the Japanese Government would not help bail out during the early global economic collapse. You might also notice that Germany’s main export is motor cars such as BMW, Mercedes and Audi. What is happening these days with the car market? Many cars are now being created in South Korea just like all the electronics industry which was purposely removed from Japan the once king of the electronics industry. Notice now how some large Japanese electronics companies are on the brink of collapse and some are even teaming up with Korean firms to survive. What do you think will happen to your electronic gadgets and cars if there is a war in the region? Expect very little to come to the West and what is available will be very costly indeed. This would be good for German car exports if it goes ahead and this would help a stagnating German economy. Maybe this is why all of a sudden Apple and Google are gearing up for some technology manufacturing in the United States under the guise of being ashamed of the conditions of Foxconn in China.

JOE VIALLS – Ryongchon – Nuclear Trigger for American Conscription?


  • theunhivedmind

    8R07H3RM4X1 on April 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm said: Edit

    Did you know about the economical connections between the Unification Church and North Korea? After the economical crisis in South Korea and others Asian countries, the Moon sect was allowed by South Korea to start to trade with North Korea, so much so that the Moon sect not only have temples of the unification church inside this Asian totalitarian country, but that is the only cult allowed to exist inside North Korea(asides the cult to the personality of the communist leaders).

    The heretical and satanical Moon sect fabricate heavy machinery, fire weapons and many other war products. Now, after this Arms Trade Treaty the Moon sect will not be allowed to give weapons to Kim Jong-un.

    I do not believe Ban Kim Moon is actually a member of the Moon sect. First because never was demonstrated. Secondly ’cause his actions go against their interests.

    Other interesting issue is the close association between the Propaganda Due of the Grand Orient with the Unification Church. In 1980 takes place in Buenos Aires the 4th Congress of the Latin American Anti-Communist League, affiliated with the World Anti-Communist League that was founded in Taiwan in 1966. Chaired by Guillermo Suarez Mason (member of the Propaganda Due and a powerful military during the last dictature in Argentina… which was controlled by Licio Gelli), commander of the Ist Corps Argentine Army, was taking part in the event WOO JAE SUNG (the most poweful men inside the Moon sect after Sun Myung Moon) REPRESENTING THE MOON SECT, the Italian terrorist Stefano Delle Chiaie (P-2) and other delegates of the Propaganda Due, was also sent soldiers of the recently deposed Anastasio Somoza (which was fighting against the Sandinistas of the Jesuit Order) and the anti-Castro (the Jesuit Castro) organization Alpha 66, Roberto d’Aubuisson, leader of the “death squads” in El Salvador, the Guatemalan Mario Sandoval Alarcon neofascist and John Carbaugh, assistant U.S. Senator from North Carolina, Jesse Helms. It defines the participation of Battalion 601, commanded by Suarez Mason, in joint tasks: giving a coup in Bolivia, organize logistics for international cocaine trafficking in Bolivia, installed on the facade Miami business for washing money, divert a portion of the proceeds to the Nicaraguan Contra paramilitary groups in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, and eliminate social support Central American guerrillas.

    So, his obvious that this is just another battle of the Jesuit Order against the interests of the Gran Orient, all in the name of disarming the far east armed by them (because was the Propaganda Due who armed Syria and Iran as was demonstrated by the assassinated judge Falcone) to prepare them and all the world for be inside the New World Order of the Beast that Comes from the Sea of the Apocalypse.

    • theunhivedmind

      Do not forget the connection of the Moonies to the mainstream Washington Times propaganda outlet. George H.W. Bush has big connections with the Moonies and look at how the Bush’s aided the Moonies into the Americas. Just as the Order of Malta aided the Nazis into the Americas the same. The Bush family is really a Nazi SS family from Nazi Germany known as the Sherff’s but they hide under the Bush name. If they had not hidden themselves it would have been harder to take the U.S. Presidency twice over. Saying that, Obama is now U.S. President even though he is not a natural-born citizen.

      Lets remind ourselves how the Nazi SS was modeled off the Jesuit Order by Jesuit coadjutor, Heinrich Himmler. We must also understand how the British Empire continuum is modeled off the Jesuit Order too. Why is this? The Jesuits are the greatest intelligence agency on Earth as highlighted by CIA agent, Everette Howard Hunt. All the Americas drugs trade is mastered by George H.W Bush and the DVD for King Juan Carlos of Spain and his Exchange Stabilization Fund which he controls through TheCityUK and the U.S. Treasury. Licio Gelli is DVD connected and has dual-citizenship as in both Italian and Argentinian, the latter being a Nazi haunt riddled with Germans.

      -= The Unhived Mind

      • theunhivedmind

        8R07H3RM4X1 on April 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm said: Edit

        Exactly, because the Bush’s were the ones that was used by the Jesuit Order to collapse the Soviet Union via the economic blockade, the arms race and nuclear disarmament. Of course the Bush’s would use any other anti-Communists like the Moonies. But the connection of the Unification Church with the Grand Orient and the P-2 are far more strongest. The Moonies are the main financiers of the dictatorship of North Korea.

        About ‘il burattinaio’ Licio Gelli examine the following: he was a Nazi, but the Grande Oriente d’Italia was proscribed by the Jesuit puppet Benito Mussolini… and the Grand Master of the G.´.O.´.I.´., Giordano Gamberini, which helped Gelli to become the Grand Master of P-2, fought against the Nazis and the Fascists. Gamberini even tried unproductively to put the anti-jesuitical Savoys as Kings of Italy after the end of the war. All of these shows that the Grand Orient continues to be one of the main anti-jesuitical force (still a satanical force, yes). Understand that one of the main proposes of the two World Wars was to destroy all what the G.´.O.´. created during the 1800′s, that is the Unification of all the Germanies, and the Unification of Italy. All of this was destroyed by the Jesuits during these Wars.

        Therefore is my contention that the alliance between North Korea and the Moon sect is the main cause for this conflict right now. And that these two forces are spearheads of the Grand Orient and the Propaganda Due, the satanical enemies of the Jesuit Order.

  • theunhivedmind

    truth19 on April 5, 2013 at 3:03 pm said: Edit

    Obama seems to have some Asian blood and maybe is not be as black like the media says.

    • theunhivedmind

      Obama is a mulatto meaning he is part black but he has a white brain. Why a white brain? This is because all mulattos take on the largest and most intelligent brain of the races mixed. If it is a white and black then the mulatto will have a white brain, if its a black and asian race then the asian brain will be used. Nature tries to preserve itself and in these cases choose the best components. So this is why a mulatto will tend to have a black body which is superior to the white mans bodies. The white brain has around 600-700 neurons more than a black brain and is around 1-2 inches bigger if I recall. This is why blacks have had to have points already given on test scores before even taking the tests. The Jesuits do not want you to know these facts and want you to believe we are all the same, which is simply untrue. The Jesuits love mulattos because this destroys God’s races and this is why cross-breeding is shunned in true-Christianity. The Jesuits have made the minds of the dumbed down populace think that by wanting to keep the pure blood races that this is now something racist, which if you think about it is total lunacy. Now you know why fluoride is used to dumb the mind down so much and aid the programming we have to be subjected to daily. The Jesuits are using mulattos now to destroy the idea of race just as explained in Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi’s ‘Practical Idealism’.

      -= The Unhived Mind

  • theunhivedmind

    MetalHeadViking on April 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm said: Edit


    I would really like your take on Thorium. It seems it has been surpressed as a form of power, allthough some now are taking a look at it and planning Thorium Power Plants. Thorium isn´t perfect when it comes to radiation, but it is apperantly far superior to traditional nuclear power, and probably better than coal power.

    Hear is a short vid on Thorium and it´s supression. I wonder if nuclear power would still be needed as a form of supporting defence purposes…

    • theunhivedmind

      Yes Thorium would be the best choice for energy of the future for all the reasons people already know and speak of. Of course Thorium is being suppressed, the reason for this is population reduction. The Worshipful Company of Fuellers do not even want us to have conventional nuclear energy let alone cleaner, safer and superior versions. They would rather the more crude form so that they can attack it for all the reasons its crude. Nuclear energy in any form means population growth and this does not fit into their perfect socialist system they wish to bring in Worldwide. In order to have a Worldwide socialist system they need strict population reduction and management programs in order for the socialist World state to succeed. Look at the book by Dr John Coleman for more details on why they dislike nuclear energy except for nuclear weapons, the latter of which is defunct now with the use of scalar weapons of greater power and the ability to disarm all nukes in a region within a split second.

      -= The Unhived Mind

  • theunhivedmind

    Bill Richardson was in charge of the team paying off Kim Jong-un with $3bn Federal Reserve notes. The currency was flown from out of Langley, Virginia at 3:30 eastern standard time signalling ‘The Great Work’ of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (33). The funds originated from the Valley of Dallas the true head of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry not Washington D.C. like the herd have been fooled to believe. Lets not forget that Knight of Malta, George H.W Bush is one of the greatest drug lords on Earth and the master of the amphetamine trade through North Korea for King Juan Carlos and his Worldwide control system. Israeli intelligence master the ecstasy market, Spanish CNI/British SIS the heroin trade in Europe, Er-Bu (Te-Wu) the China white heroin on the East Coast United States, Japan’s Yakuza on the West Coast of the United States, CIA rule the cocaine market. The Central Intelligence Agency is controlled by the British Secret Intelligence Service based at Vauxhall in Westminster.

    -= The Unhived Mind

    William Blaine “Bill” Richardson III (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician who was 30th Governor of New Mexico, from 2003 to 2011. He was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary in the Clinton administration and has also served as a U.S. Congressman, chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. In December 2008, he was nominated for the cabinet-level position of Commerce Secretary in the first Obama administration[1] but withdrew a month later as he was investigated for possibly improper business dealings in New Mexico.[2][3][4] Although the investigation was later dropped, it was seen to have damaged Richardson’s career, as his second and final term as New Mexico governor concluded.[5]

    Early life and education

    Bill Richardson was born in Pasadena, California.[6][7] His father, William Blaine Richardson, Jr. (died in 1972), who was of half Anglo-American and half Mexican descent, was an American Citibank executive[6][7] who grew up in Boston, Massachusetts[6] and lived and worked in Mexico City.[7] His mother, María Luisa López-Collada Márquez,[7] is the Mexican daughter of a Spanish father from Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain and a Mexican mother[6][8][9][10] and was his father’s secretary.[7][9] Richardson’s father was born in Nicaragua.[7] Just before Richardson was born, his father sent his mother to California to give birth because, as Richardson explained, “My father had a complex about not having been born in the United States.”[7] Richardson, a U.S. citizen by birthright, was raised during his childhood in Mexico City.[7][9] He was raised Roman Catholic.[11] When Richardson was 13, his parents sent him to Massachusetts to attend a preparatory school, Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, where he played baseball as a pitcher.[7] He entered Tufts University[6][12] in 1966 where he continued to play baseball.[13]

    Richardson’s original biographies stated he had been drafted by the Kansas City Athletics and the Chicago Cubs to play professional baseball, but a 2005 Albuquerque Journal investigation revealed that he never was on any official draft. Richardson acknowledged the error which he claimed was unintentional, saying that he had been scouted by several teams and told that he “would or could” be drafted, but was mistaken in saying that he was actually drafted.[14]

    In 1967, he pitched in the amateur Cape Cod Baseball League for the Cotuit Kettleers in Cotuit, Massachusetts. A Kettleers program included the words “Drafted by K.C.” The information which, according to the investigation, was generally provided by the players or their college coaches. Richardson said:
    “ When I saw that program in 1967, I was convinced I was drafted…And it stayed with me all these years.[15] ”

    He earned a Bachelor’s degree at Tufts University in 1970, majoring in French and political science and became a president and brother of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He went on to earn a master’s degree in international affairs from Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1971. While still in high school, he met his future wife, Barbara Flavin.
    Early political career

    After college, Richardson worked for Republican Congressman F. Bradford Morse from Massachusetts. He was later a staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Richardson worked on congressional relations for the Henry Kissinger State Department during the Nixon Administration.
    U.S. Representative
    Bill Richardson as a congressman

    In 1978, Richardson moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and ran for the House of Representatives in 1980 as a Democrat, losing narrowly to longtime 1st District representative and future United States Secretary of the Interior Manuel Lujan (R). Two years later, Richardson was elected to New Mexico’s newly created third district, taking in most of the northern part of the state. Richardson spent a little more than 14 years in Congress, during which time he represented the country’s most diverse district and held 2,000 town meetings.[9]

    Richardson served as Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the 98th Congress (1983–1985) and as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Native American Affairs in the 103rd Congress (1993–1994). While in the House, Richardson sponsored bills, including the American Indian Religious Freedom Act Amendments, the Indian Dams Safety Act, the Tribal Self-Governance Act, and the Jicarilla Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act.

    He became a member of the Democratic leadership as a deputy majority whip, where he befriended Bill Clinton after they worked closely on several issues, including serving as the ranking House Democrat in favor of NAFTA’s passage in 1993,[9] Clinton in turn sent Richardson on various foreign policy missions, including a trip in 1996 in which Richardson traveled to Baghdad with Peter Bourne and engaged in lengthy one-on-one negotiations with Saddam Hussein to secure the release of two American aerospace workers who had been captured by the Iraqis after wandering over the Kuwaiti border. Richardson also visited Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba, Peru, India, North Korea, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Sudan to represent U.S. interests and met with Slobodan Milosevic.[9] In 1996 he played a major role in securing the release of American Evan Hunziker from North Korean custody[16] and for securing a pardon for Eliadah McCord, an American convicted and imprisoned in Bangladesh.[17] Due to these missions, Richardson was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times.[9]
    Ambassador to the United Nations

    As U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations between 1997 and 1998, Richardson flew to Afghanistan and met with the Taliban and with Abdul Rachid Dostum, an Uzbek warlord, but the ceasefire he believed he had negotiated with the help of Bruce Riedel of the National Security Council failed to hold.[18]
    U.S. Secretary of Energy
    Richardson as Secretary of Energy

    The Senate confirmed Richardson to be Clinton’s Secretary of Energy on July 31, 1998. His tenure at the Department of Energy was marred by the Wen Ho Lee nuclear espionage scandal. Richardson publicly named Lee, an employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, as a suspect who might have given nuclear secrets to the Chinese government. Lee was later cleared of espionage charges and won a settlement against the federal government for the accusation.[19] Richardson was also criticized by the Senate for his handling of the espionage inquiry, which involved missing hard drives with sensitive data, by not testifying in front of Congress sooner. Richardson justified his response by saying that he was waiting to uncover more information before speaking to Congress.[20] Republican Senators called for Richardson’s resignation while both parties criticized his role in the incident, and the scandal ended Richardson’s hope of being named as Al Gore’s running mate for the 2000 presidential election.[9]

    Richardson tightened security following the scandal, and became the first Energy Secretary to implement a plan to dispose of nuclear waste.[citation needed] He created the Director for Native American Affairs position in the Department in 1998, and in January 2000 oversaw the largest return of federal lands, 84,000 acres (340 km²), to an Indian Tribe (the Northern Ute Tribe of Utah) in more than 100 years.[21] Richardson also directed the overhaul of the Department’s consultation policy with Native American tribes and established the Tribal Energy Program.
    Educational and corporate positions
    Richardson as UN Ambassador

    With the end of the Clinton administration in January 2001, Richardson took on a number of different positions. He was an adjunct professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a lecturer at the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West.[22] In 2000, Bill Richardson was awarded a United States Institute of Peace Senior Fellowship. He spent the next year researching and writing on the negotiations with North Korea and the energy dimensions of U.S. relations. In 2011, Richardson was named a senior fellow at the Baker Institute of Rice University.

    Richardson also joined Kissinger McLarty Associates, a “strategic advisory firm” headed by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Clinton White House chief of staff Mack McLarty, as Senior Managing Director.[23] From February 2001 to June 2002, he served on the board of directors of Peregrine Systems, Inc. He also served on the corporate boards of several energy companies, including Valero Energy Corporation and Diamond Offshore Drilling. He withdrew from these boards after being nominated by the Democratic Party for governor of New Mexico, but retained considerable stock holdings in Valero and Diamond Offshore.[24] He would later sell these stocks during his campaign for President in 2007, saying he was “getting questions” about the propriety of these holdings, especially given his past as energy secretary, and that it had become a distraction.[25]
    Governor of New Mexico
    First term
    See also: New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2002

    Richardson was elected governor of New Mexico in November 2002, having defeated the Republican candidate, John Sanchez, 56–39%. During the campaign, he set a Guinness World Record for most handshakes in eight hours by a politician, breaking Theodore Roosevelt’s record.[26] He succeeded a two-term Republican governor, Gary Johnson. He took office in January 2003 as the only Hispanic Governor in the United States. In his first year, Richardson proposed “tax cuts to promote growth and investment” and passed a broad personal income tax cut and won a statewide special election to transfer money from the state’s Permanent Fund to meet current expenses and projects. In early 2005, Richardson helped make New Mexico the first state in the nation to provide $400,000 in life insurance coverage for New Mexico National Guard members who serve on active duty. Thirty-five states have since followed suit.

    Working with the legislature, he formed Governor Richardson’s Investment Partnership (GRIP) in 2003. The partnership has been used to fund large-scale public infrastructure projects throughout New Mexico, including the use of highway fund to construct a brand new commuter rail line (the Rail Runner) that runs between Belen, Albuquerque, and Bernalillo. He supported a variety LGBT rights in his career as governor; he added sexual orientation and gender identity to New Mexico’s list of civil rights categories. He however was opposed to same sex marriage and faced criticism for his use of an anti-gay slur on the Don Imus Show.[27] During the summer of 2003, he met with a delegation from North Korea at their request to discuss concerns over that country’s nuclear weapons. At the request of the White House, he also flew to North Korea in 2005, and met with another North Korean delegation in 2006. On December 7, 2006, Richardson was named as the Special Envoy for Hemispheric Affairs for the Secretary General of the Organization of American States with the mandate to “promote dialogue on issues of importance to the region, such as immigration and free trade.”[28]

    In 2003, Richardson backed and signed legislation creating a permit system for New Mexicans to carry concealed handguns. He applied for and received a concealed weapons permit, though by his own admission he seldom carries a gun.[29]

    As Richardson discussed frequently during his 2008 run for President, he supported a controversial New Mexico law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses for reasons of public safety. He said that because of the program, traffic fatalities had gone down, and the percentage of uninsured drivers decreased 33% to 11%.[30]
    Gov. Richardson and Sir Richard Branson with SpaceShipTwo, 2010

    He was named Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association in 2004 and announced a desire to increase the role of Democratic governors in deciding the future of their party.

    In December 2005, Richardson announced the intention of New Mexico to collaborate with billionaire Richard Branson to bring space tourism to the proposed Spaceport America located near Las Cruces, New Mexico. In 2006, Forbes credited Richardson’s reforms in naming Albuquerque, New Mexico the best city in the U.S. for business and careers. The Cato Institute, meanwhile, has consistently rated Richardson as one of the most fiscally responsible Democratic governors in the nation.

    In March 2006, Richardson vetoed legislation that would ban the use of eminent domain to transfer property to private developers, as allowed by the Supreme Court’s 2005 decision in Kelo v. City of New London.[31] He promised to work with the legislature to draft new legislation addressing the issue in the 2007 legislative session.

    On September 7, 2006, Richardson flew to Sudan to meet Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and successfully negotiated the release of imprisoned journalist Paul Salopek. The Sudanese had charged Salopek with espionage on August 26, 2006, while on a National Geographic assignment. In January 2007, at the request of the Save Darfur Coalition, he brokered a 60-day cease-fire between al-Bashir and leaders of several rebel factions in Darfur, the western Sudanese region. The cease-fire never became effective, however, with allegations of breaches on all sides.[32]
    Second term
    See also: New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2006

    Richardson won his second term as Governor of New Mexico on November 7, 2006, 68–32% against former New Mexico Republican Party Chairman John Dendahl. Richardson received the highest percentage of votes in any gubernatorial election in the state’s history.[33]

    In December 2006, Richardson announced that he would support a ban on cockfighting in New Mexico.[34] On March 12, 2007, Richardson signed into law a bill that banned cockfighting in New Mexico. Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands are now the only parts of the United States where cockfighting is legal.[35]

    During New Mexico’s 2007 legislative session, Richardson signed a bill into law that made New Mexico the 12th state to legalize marijuana for medical reasons. When asked if this would hurt him in a Presidential election, he stated that it did not matter, as it was “the right thing to do.”[36]

    During 2008 and 2009, Richardson faced “possible legal issues” while a federal grand jury investigated pay-to-play allegations in the awarding of a lucrative state contract to a company that gave campaign contributions to Richardson’s political action committee, Moving America Forward.[37][38][39] The company in question, CDR, was alleged to have funneled more than $100,000 in donations to Richardson’s PAC in exchange for state construction projects.[40] Richardson said when he withdraw his Commerce Secretary nomination that he was innocent; his popularity then slipped below 50% in his home state.[40] In August 2009, federal prosecutors dropped the pending investigation against the governor, and there was speculation in the media about Richardson’s career after his second term as New Mexico governor concluded.[5]

    On March 18, 2009, Governor Richardson’s office confirmed that he had signed a bill repealing the death penalty,[41] making New Mexico the second U.S. state (after New Jersey) to repeal the death penalty by legislative means since the 1960s. Richardson was subsequently honored with the 2009 Human Rights Award by Death Penalty Focus.[citation needed]

    In its April 2010 report, ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Richardson one of 11 worst governors in the United States because of various ethics issues throughout Richardson’s term as governor.[42][43][44] The group accused Richardson of allowing political allies to benefit from firms connected to state investments, rewarding close associates with state positions or benefits (including providing a longtime friend and political supporter with a costly state contract), and allowing pay-to-play activity in his administration. They also opined that he fell short on efforts to make state government more transparent.[45]

    In December 2010, while still serving as governor, Richardson returned to North Korea in an unofficial capacity at the invitation of the North’s chief nuclear negotiator Kim Kye Gwan. Upon arriving in Pyongyang on December 16, Richardson told reporters that his “objective is to see if we can reduce the tension on the Korean peninsula, that is my objective. I am going to have a whole series of talks with North Korean officials here and I look forward to my discussions,” he said.[46] On December 19, Richardson said his talks with North Korean officials made “some progress” in trying to resolve what he calls a “very tense” situation. Speaking from Pyongyang, Richardson told U.S. television network CNN that a North Korean general he met was receptive to his proposal for setting up a hotline between North and South Korean forces, and also was open to his idea for a military commission to monitor disputes in and around the Yellow Sea.[47]

    After his return from North Korea, Richardson dealt with the issue of a pardon for William H. Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, for killing Sheriff William J. Brady of Lincoln County, New Mexico some 130 years ago. Following up on the promise of a pardon at the time by then-territorial governor Lew Wallace, Richardson said he could not pardon Bonney posthumously because he did not want to second-guess his predecessor’s decision. “It was a very close call,” Richardson said. “The romanticism appealed to me to issue a pardon, but the facts and the evidence did not support it.”[48]

    Richardson’s second term in office ended in 2011 and he was term-limited from further terms as governor.[49]
    2008 presidential campaign
    Main article: Bill Richardson presidential campaign, 2008
    See also: Democratic Party (United States) vice presidential candidates, 2008
    Richardson campaigning in Elko, Nevada; July 2007
    Richardson speaks during the final day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.

    Richardson was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election but dropped out on January 10, 2008 after lackluster showings in the first primary and caucus contests. Despite his long history and friendship with the Clinton family, Richardson endorsed Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination on March 21, 2008, instead of Hillary Clinton.[50] Commentator and Clinton ally James Carville famously compared Richardson to Judas Iscariot for the move.[51] Richardson responded in a Washington Post article, feeling “compelled to defend [himself] against character assassination and baseless allegations.”[52]

    Richardson was a rumored Vice Presidential candidate for Senator and Democratic presumptive nominee Barack Obama and was fully vetted by the Obama campaign,[53] before Obama chose Joe Biden on August 23, 2008.[54]
    Secretary of Commerce nomination

    See also: Confirmations of Barack Obama’s Cabinet

    Following Barack Obama’s victory in the 2008 presidential election, Richardson’s name was frequently mentioned as a possible Cabinet appointment in the incoming Obama administration. Most of this speculation surrounded the position of Secretary of State, given Richardson’s background as a diplomat.[55] Richardson did not publicly comment on the speculation.[56]

    It was widely reported, and eventually officially announced, that Hillary Clinton was Obama’s nominee for Secretary of State. Around this time, it was reported that Richardson was being strongly considered for the position of Commerce Secretary. On December 3, 2008, Obama tapped Richardson for the post.[57]

    On January 4, 2009, Richardson withdrew his name as Commerce Secretary nominee because of the federal grand jury investigation into pay-to-play allegations.[58] The New York Times had reported in late December that the grand jury investigation issue would be raised at Richardson’s confirmation hearings.[38] Later, in August 2009, Justice Department officials decided not to seek indictments.[59]
    Allegations of corruption

    During the 2012 trial United States of America v. Carollo, Goldberg and Grimm, the former CPR employee Doug Goldberg testified that he was involved in giving Bill Richardson campaign contributions amounting to $100,000 in exchange for his company CPR being hired to handle a $400 million swap deal for the New Mexico state government. During his testimony, Doug Goldberg stated that he had been given an envelope containing a check for $25,000 payable to Moving America Forward, Bill Richardson’s political action committee, by his boss Stewart Wolmark and told to deliver it to Bill Richardson at a fund raiser. When Goldberg handed the envelope to Richardson, he allegedly told Goldberg to “Tell the big guy [Steward Wolmark] I’m going to hire you guys”. Goldberg went on to testify that CPR was hired but that he later learned that another firm was hired by Richardson to perform the actual work required and that Steward Wolmark had given Richardson a further $75,000 in contributions.[60]
    Post-gubernatorial career

    In 2011, Richardson joined the boards of APCO Worldwide company Global Political Strategies as chairman,[61] the World Resources Institute,[62] the National Council for Science and the Environment,[63] the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona,[64] and Abengoa (international advisory board).[65] He was also appointed as a special envoy for the Organization of American States.[66]

    In 2012, Richardson joined the advisory board of Grow Energy, a startup company founded by young entrepreneurs Kevin Segal and John Walsh from Redondo Beach, California, which is utilizing algae as a clean and environmentally-beneficial electricity resource.[67]

    Richardson has a long interest in North Korea, and has been involved in ad-hoc negotiations with the leadership there since the early 1990s, and visited a number of times, not always with official support, such as in January 2013, when he led a delegation of business leaders, including Google chairman Eric Schmidt, shortly after the state had launched an orbital rocket.[68] Richardson called the trip a “private, humanitarian” mission by U.S. citizens and told the Associated Press he would speak to North Korean officials about the detention of Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen accused of committing “hostile” acts against the state, and seek to visit the American.[69]

    Richardson has authored two books:

    Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life, an autobiography, published March 2007 – Ghost Writer, Mike Ruby, former executive editor and editor for the U.S. News & World Report.[citation needed]
    Leading by Example: How We Can Inspire an Energy and Security Revolution, released October 2007


    Universal Transparency: A Goal for the U.S. at the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, published January 2011, Arms Control Today -Bill Richardson with Gay Dillingham, Charles Streeper, and Arjun Makhijani
    Sweeping Up Dirty Bombs, published Fall 2011, Federation of American Scientists -Bill Richardson, Charles Streeper, and Margarita Sevcik

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